Ten has hit back at reports its controversial "docu-drama" The Shire has bumped from its programming schedule.

It was alleged earlier today that the network had put the show on the back burner after Ten bosses were underwhelmed with the footage shot so far.

It was reported producers have been sent back to the drawing board in a bid to spice up the content.

The story was being championed by Sutherland Shire mayor Carol Provan, who led the charge against the show and had a "heated meeting" with Ten executives.

"Channel 10 haven't been very forthcoming with us at all but I have heard from other sources that filming hasn’t really been working out," Provan is quoted as saying.

The decision to delay the show was a "wonderful little victory", she added.

However this afternoon Ten released statement saying The Shire was still on track as scheduled.

"As recently stated and contrary to recent reports, filming on The Shire is going well and production continues," a Ten spokesperson said.

"We have discovered some very interesting characters and we're looking forward to introducing them to the Australian public when the time is right. Stay tuned.

"Audiences will meet the cast later in the year."

The West Australian

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