The upcoming reboot of game show The Weakest Link has been delayed days before it was set to premiere on screens.
Nine had previously advised that The Weakest Link would premiere at 8:50 pm next Tuesday, May 4.
But according to TV Blackbox, the new series will instead air later in the month.
A Nine spokesperson confirmed the line-up change to news.com.au, saying that “due to the tight production schedule Weakest Link will now launch at the end of May on Channel 9.”
In its place, Nine will air the movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in what would have been The Weakest Link’s timeslot next week.
The news comes after Szubanski recently made headlines for a tweet in which she compared PM Scott Morrison’s wife Jenny to the fictional religious extremist characters in the television series The Handmaid’s Tale.
She faced copious amounts of backlash, with a number of Liberal politicians criticising the comedian for going after the PM’s wife.
Several female politicians spoke out against Szubanski, with Liberal MP Nicolle Flint calling her tweet “appalling” and “deeply nasty”.
Szubanski then appeared on A Current Affair to give her side of the story, saying her intention was to highlight the growing influence of ‘far-right Christians’ in political life.
“That was a mild way of drawing attention to the fact I do have concerns about, and trust me this is not about the majority of Christians, but the element of the far-right,” she said.
“And – they are really going to come for me now – I think that is a concern.
“I think that is quite legitimate to say in this country. I don‘t like extremes of any kind, is my stance.”
The Morrisons are evangelical Christians and prominent figures at their local church, Horizon, in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire.
This article originally appeared on Over60.