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Press release time!

ABC serious about comedy with Rosehaven returning for a third series

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — ABC and SundanceTV (USA) are pleased to announce comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola will head south once again for a third series of their hit comedy Rosehaven.

Boasting a superb cast, award-winning writing and the stunning backdrop of country Tasmania, the small-town comedy series Rosehaven has been embraced by audiences in Australia and across the world. Series three finds best mates Daniel (Luke McGregor) and Emma (Celia Pacquola in her AACTA Award winning role) now firmly ensconced as bona fide real estate agents, weathering the storm of recalcitrant landlords, anxiety inducing tenants, an overbearing boss (Daniel’s mum) and a town where a 24 hour emergency butcher is considered a normal part of life. And to come will be big changes in Dan’s and Emma’s personal lives, and a real estate opportunity that threatens to divide the whole town…

“We’re very happy to be back for season 3. Will a meteorite hit the town this season? Or will it fly harmlessly overhead and none of the characters will see or reference it? Stay tuned!” say Luke and Celia.

ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski said, “It’s a thrill to have one of ABC’s true jewels back for more laughs, charm and lump-in-the-throat moments in later 2018.”

A Screen Tasmania Spokesperson added, “It’s great to have Rosehaven coming back for another season and we are thrilled be a part of it. It has helped cement Tasmania’s reputation as an exceptional filming destination, with wide ranging on-screen and off-screen local talent, as well being a great place to visit.”

Rosehaven will air on ABC later in the year.

Production Credits: A What Horse? / Guesswork Television production presented by Screen Tasmania, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and SundanceTV. Created and Written by Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor. Produced by Andrew Walker. Co-Producer Fiona McConaghy. Executive Producer Kevin Whyte. ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski and Brett Sleigh.

If only the ABC was serious about good comedy.

Still, if Screen Tasmania is willing to fund a series that’s obviously not just a blatant commercial for Tasmania, everyone’s a winner. Especially those who find “the stunning backdrop of country Tasmania” hilarious.

But having a burnt-out comedy return for a third “lump-in-the-throat moment”-packed series simply because the ABC is totally reliant on outside sources of funding isn’t all bad news: going by this press release it seems stars Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola will be delivering all their lines in unison. So as they say, “Stay tuned!”

… presumably for a show where the rest of the cast are constantly asking “is there an echo in here?”

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