After nearly 15 years, SBS have confirmed that music game show RocKwiz will not return.

The show, which began in early 2005, was presented by Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis at St Kilda’s Esplanade Hotel until June of 2016.

SBS Channel Manager Ben Nguyen said it was time to call an end to the show.

“The decision we’ve made is that it is time to call an end to RocKwiz after a long success on SBS,” Nguyen said.

“Julia became a big talent through SBS but it is a natural decision as channels evolve and moving into new spaces over time.”

Zemiro had previously commented on the show’s future, saying she’d like one big farewell.

“If they really are done we would like to do a proper goodbye. But it’s like they don’t really want to shut the door.”


The internet, of course, isn’t thrilled:

“Best show SBS has to offer… gone.”

“What a waste So much crap on TV and they axe a good show”

“Well this sucks. There is virtually no live music on TV”

“Netflix please take this on!”