Admittedly there are still a few days to go, but I think I can safely list the shows that were promised for 2016 but never arrived.
Most have been pushed forward to 2017.
There are big ticks for Foxtel, TEN & SBS this year who largely stuck to their announcements (and in most cases local shows appear to have been delivered).
But there were big announcements at the 2016 Upfronts that did not arrive including ABC’s Ice Wars, Seven’s Sunday Night Takeaway & The Day the Cash Came. Nine later confirmed This Time Next Year would take 12 months to film whilst delaying profile Dramas.
ABC’s The Bully Project was announced in February but no date was advised so it is off the list, and will screen as Bullied in 2017.
There are also other shows that have fallen off the radar (ie. Gotham, The Following and that Baby Circle show that never arrived) but strictly speaking they weren’t promised for 2016.
*denotes now coming in 2017
Seven Types of Ambiguity*
David Stratton’s Story of Australian Cinema*
Stop Laughing… This Is Serious*
Sunday Night Takeaway
The Day the Cash Came
Dancing With The Stars
House of Bond*
This Time Next Year*
Prison: First & Last 24 Hours
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Masters of Sex
Vikings (Part 2) S4*
Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven*
Big Little Lies*