The main reason the show was created was because the bulk of the cast had lost their job on Rove (1999) when Rove McManus himself decided to retire. The 7PM Project (2009) was a sort of spin off of the ever successful Rove show.
This series is the continuation of The 7PM Project (2009). The on-screen title was changed when the series had its start time brought forward from 7:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. to replace the axed George Negus Tonight (2001), and had its duration extended from 30 minutes to one hour.