Channel 4 are set to launch a teenage version of ‘Gogglebox’, following the success of ‘Gogglesprogs’, which features kids.
But according to reports, the new show - which will air on E4 from next month - is having a bit of an identity crisis.
Despite being one of Channel 4’s biggest brands, TV executives are concerned that teenagers think ‘Gogglebox’ is uncool, so are thinking of ditching the name.
So instead of ‘Goggleteens’, bosses are considering the (ahem) waaaaaay more ‘cool’, ‘Screen Time’.
The format is also set to change with the teen couch potatoes watching the week’s telly on their phones and tablets.
A source told The Sun: “A teen version of Gogglebox has been a big priority for Channel 4 and Studio Lambert for a while now, especially after the success of kids’ spinoff Gogglesprogs, so they’re delighted it’s finally happening.
“Gogglebox is such a beloved brand that viewers should come flocking, but it’s known for being a show that your mum and dad sit down and watch on a Friday night - which is not exactly appealing to teens.
Last month, ‘Gogglebox’ viewers were decidedly unimpressed with two of the show’s younger stars, after they gave a pretty unsympathetic take on the United Airlines scandal.
The US airways hit headlines for all the wrong reasons, when a shocking video of a man being dragged from his seat by security after his flight was overbooked circulated online.
As ‘Gogglebox’ aired the news coverage of the footage as part of Friday (14 April) night’s show, sisters Ellie and Izzi make light of the vicious incident.
“Oh my god. That would make an amazing Snapchat story,” Ellie said after watching the clip.
“That would be straight on my story,” Izzi agreed, before asking: “What caption would you do?”
She then answered her own question with: “When they tell you no booze left on the flight”.
Their comments drew criticism from viewers, with many posting their thoughts on Twitter.