Struggling Weakest Link reboot set to air four 'special episodes'

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Magda Szubanski’s struggling Weakest Link reboot set to air four ‘special episodes’ – including two featuring celebrity challengers

The Weakest Link has struggled in the ratings since returning to Aussie screens last month.

But even so, Channel Nine have filmed four special episodes of the quiz show, in addition to the regular season, according to TV Tonight.

Two of the Magda Szubanski-hosted specials will feature celebrity contestants, while another will be a crossover with the network’s renovation show The Block. 

You are the Weakest Link! Channel Nine's rebooted quiz show is airing special episodes despite struggling in the ratings since returning to Aussie screens last month. Pictured: host Magda Szubanski

You are the Weakest Link! Channel Nine’s rebooted quiz show is airing special episodes despite struggling in the ratings since returning to Aussie screens last month. Pictured: host Magda Szubanski

The final episode will have all of the winners in the previous specials go head-to-head in a last man standing face off!

The news comes just weeks after the Australian-version of the show returned with a ten episode revival series – 19 years later after the first two seasons aired on Channel Seven.

The short-lived Channel Seven run was hosted by actress Cornelia Frances, who passed away in 2018. 

Break from tradition: Two of the four specials will feature celebrity contestants, while another will be a crossover with the network's renovation show The Block. Pictured: former host Cornelia Frances

Break from tradition: Two of the four specials will feature celebrity contestants, while another will be a crossover with the network’s renovation show The Block. Pictured: former host Cornelia Frances

The revival series is currently four episodes in, with episode five airing next Tuesday at 9:20pm, following the new season of Australian Ninja Warrior.

The reboot initially struggled with poor ratings in its second week on air – only acquiring 300,000 viewers across the country.

423,000 viewers were recorded for the first week – placing the program as the 18th most watched show for that night.

Tough start: The reboot has initially struggled with poor ratings in its second week on air - only acquiring 300,000 viewers across the country. 423,000 viewers were recorded for the first week

Tough start: The reboot has initially struggled with poor ratings in its second week on air – only acquiring 300,000 viewers across the country. 423,000 viewers were recorded for the first week

Watchers gave mixed feedback on the opening episodes – complaining about the show’s attempt at humour and the sound design.  

It’s hoped the specials will help attract higher audience numbers and ratings as the main season progresses.

Channel Nine has not yet confirmed when the specials will air. 

Hopeful: It's hoped the specials will help attract higher audience numbers and ratings as the main season progresses. Channel Nine has not yet confirmed when the specials will air

Hopeful: It’s hoped the specials will help attract higher audience numbers and ratings as the main season progresses. Channel Nine has not yet confirmed when the specials will air

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