After 37 years and almost 9,000 episodes, Neighbours is officially getting cancelled in both the UK and US.
The studio announced the sad news on its Twitter account this morning. It said: “We are so sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and almost 9000 episodes broadcast we have to confirm that Neighbours will cease production in June.
“Following the loss of our key broadcast partner in the UK and despite an extensive search for alternative funding, we simply have no option but to rest the show.
“To our amazing, loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. We thank you for all your messages and support and promise to end the show on an incredible high. From here on, we are celebrating Neighbours.”
Neighbours Cancelled – Fans Respond
Since the news was announced, the hashtag “#celebrating neighbours” has started trending on Twitter. Fans of the show are sharing their favourite memories. With nearly 9,000 episodes to choose from, there are certainly plenty of heartfelt moments to choose from.
There’s still a bit of time for the show to close out. Production will finish in June, so hopefully the showrunners can find a way to finish of the show in a meaningful way. Safe to say, the show will be sorely missed by many.
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