Goodbye, Ramsay Street!  The cast and crew of Neighbors gathered in Melbourne on Friday to film the final scenes of the long-running soap opera

Neighbors stars film final scenes for canceled Australian soap opera

The cast and crew of Neighbors reunited melbourne Friday to film the final scenes of the long-running soap opera.

Neighbors were fired after the UK Channel 5 decided in March not to renew its contract with the production company Fremantle to finance and broadcast the series.

Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan Kennedy, stayed warm in black jeans and a puffer jacket as she joined co-stars Ian Smith, Ryan Maloney and Melissa Bell on set.

Goodbye, Ramsay Street! The cast and crew of Neighbors gathered in Melbourne on Friday to film the final scenes of the long-running soap opera

Final scenes: Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan Kennedy, stayed warm in black jeans and a puffer jacket as she joined her co-stars Ian Smith, Ryan Maloney and Melissa Bell on set

Final scenes: Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan Kennedy, stayed warm in black jeans and a puffer jacket as she joined her co-stars Ian Smith, Ryan Maloney and Melissa Bell on set

All smiles: After shooting a quick scene, the 66-year-old actress was spotted chatting with crew members before leaving

All smiles: After shooting a quick scene, the 66-year-old actress was spotted chatting with crew members before leaving

After shooting a quick scene, the 66-year-old actress was spotted chatting with crew members before leaving.

Ian, who made his debut as Harold Bishop in 1987, also wore a winter jacket when he arrived on the Ramsay Street set.

Ryan, 42, who has played Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on Neighbors since 1995, rode around in a buggy with other cast members.

Melissa wore black leather pants, a white t-shirt and a warm jacket as she spoke to actress Rebekah Elmaloglou.

The stars gathered around a sign in Ramsay Street as the final scenes were filmed.

Familiar faces: Ian Smith, who made his debut as Harold Bishop in 1987, also wore a winter jacket when he arrived on the Ramsay Street set

Familiar faces: Ian Smith, who made his debut as Harold Bishop in 1987, also wore a winter jacket when he arrived on the Ramsay Street set

Fun: Ryan Maloney (left), who has played Jarrod 'Toadfish' Rebecchi on Neighbors since 1995, rode around in a buggy with other cast members

Fun: Ryan Maloney (left), who has played Jarrod ‘Toadfish’ Rebecchi on Neighbors since 1995, rode around in a buggy with other cast members

Dress for comfort: Melissa wore black leather pants, a white t-shirt and a warm jacket

Dress for comfort: Melissa wore black leather pants, a white t-shirt and a warm jacket

Catch-up: She was seen chatting with Rebekah Elmaloglou on set

Catch-up: She was seen chatting with Rebekah Elmaloglou on set

Neighbors announced in March that production would cease on the long-running soap due to lack of financial backing.

“We are truly sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes aired, we must confirm that Neighbors will cease production in June,” the show wrote on Twitter.

‘Following the loss of our main UK broadcast partner [Channel 5] and despite a thorough search for alternative funding, we simply have no choice but to end the show.

“To our amazing and loyal fans, we know this is a huge disappointment, as it is to all of us on the team. We thank you for all of your messages and support and promise to end the show on an amazing note. From from now on, we celebrate the Neighbors.

End of the road: Neighbors announced in March that production would cease on the long-running soap due to lack of financial support

End of the road: Neighbors announced in March that production would cease on the long-running soap due to lack of financial support

Axed:

Axed: “We are sorry to say that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes aired, we must confirm that Neighbors will cease production in June,” the show tweeted.

Difficult: Network 10 addressed the end of the series in a statement to Australian media in March, admitting it had been a

Difficult: Network 10 addressed the end of the series in a statement to Australian media in March, admitting it had been a “difficult decision”

Network 10 addressed the end of the series in a statement to Australian media, admitting it had been a “difficult decision”.

“Today Fremantle confirmed that Neighbors will cease production in June, after nearly 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes,” a network spokesperson said.

“This difficult decision came after the search for an alternative UK broadcast partner proved unsuccessful.”

They added that the series “would not air on 10 Peach beyond September 2022”, marking the end of its decades of running.

Long-running: Channel 10 added that Neighbors

Long-running: Channel 10 added that Neighbors ‘would not be broadcast on 10 Peach beyond September 2022’, marking the end of its decades-long run

Support: The network commended

Support: The network praised “Australian fans for their continued support of the series”

“A much-loved mainstay of our program schedule for over 35 years, it’s a staple of Australian television series and Australian cultural export,” 10 added.

‘Ramsay Street, Erinsborough, is a world renowned cul-de-sac and has been home to Scott and Charlene, Des and Daphne, Dr Karl and Susan, Dee and Toadie, Aaron and David and many other neighbours.

“Network 10 thanks the cast, crew, entire production team and Fremantle for bringing the perfect blend of soap and sunshine to audiences in Australia and around the world.”

“Their encouragement, especially over the past few weeks, has been incredible.  It shows that our audiences still want Australian scripted dramas,' the statement continued.

“Their encouragement, especially over the past few weeks, has been incredible. It shows that our audiences still want Australian scripted dramas,’ the statement continued.

Funding: Fremantle, the production company behind the soap opera, said it was unable to find a

Funding: Fremantle, the production company behind the soap, said it was unable to secure ‘alternative funding’ for the series

Channel 10 also praised “Australian fans for their continued support of the series”.

“Their encouragement, especially over the past few weeks, has been incredible. It shows that our audiences still want Australian scripted dramas,” the statement continued.

“We’ve listened to them and exciting new local projects are in the works which is great for our audience and for the local industry.”

“We’re confident the cast, crew and writers will bring their distinctive warmth, style and humor to the set of Neighbors as they embark on filming the final episodes over the coming months.”

Sad:

Sad: “It is with sadness that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes aired, we confirm that Neighbors will cease production in June,” said production company Fremantle

“Following the loss of a key broadcast partner in the UK, and despite seeking alternative funding, we currently have no choice but to put the show on hold”

Fremantle, the production company behind the soap, said it was unable to secure “alternative funding” for the series.

“It is with sadness that after nearly 37 years and nearly 9,000 episodes aired, we confirm that Neighbors will cease production in June,” said Fremantle.

“Following the loss of a key broadcast partner in the UK and despite seeking alternative funding, we currently have no choice but to put the show on hold.

“Everyone at Neighbors has been overwhelmed with the love and support from the public since the news broke.

“The show brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of viewers around the world, launching the careers of dozens of household names along the way.

“But as this chapter of Ramsay Street draws to a close, we promise to do everything we can to give the show the send-off it deserves.”

Reports emerged in February that Neighbors’ future was in jeopardy after UK broadcaster Channel 5 announced it would no longer be showing the show.

“The show brought a sunny slice of Australia into the homes of millions of viewers around the world, launching the careers of dozens of household names along the way”

Reports: Reports emerged in February that Neighbors' future was in jeopardy after UK broadcaster Channel 5 announced it would no longer be showing the show

Reports: Reports emerged in February that Neighbors’ future was in jeopardy after UK broadcaster Channel 5 announced it would no longer be showing the show

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