Wil Anderson strikes again: Nine target of funny Twitter trend

By Lauren Nolan and David Blight | 26 September 2012
Wil Anderson.

The Nine Network has this morning become the target of a Twitter hashtag created by Gruen host Wil Anderson, which plays on the company's financial woes by suggesting cheaper shows the network could produce.

The #CheaperCh9Shows hashtag was started just this morning by Anderson, but has already seen a lot of activity on Twitter.

Anderson suggested programs such as Day Of Our Lives, One And A Half Men, Yesterday and The Farmer Wants A Knife.

Others have suggested programs such as The Bang Theory, Cubby House Husbands, Australia's Funniest Home Audio, and 60 Seconds.

The hashtag has played on the financial woes of Nine Entertainment Co. The company is currently looking to whittle down a $3.8 billion pile. The majority of the debt needs to be paid by February, but Nine's lenders have been stuck in a stalemate over how to restructure the debt load.

While Nine has agreed to sell ACP Magazines for $525 million, industry analysts have suggested there is a high chance the company will go into receivership.

Last week, Anderson created a comedic hashtag targeting Russel Howcroft and Channel Ten, following the news Howcroft will take on a management role with the media company.

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