Press Releases

The Apple Isle Bites

Press release time! Cameras ready to roll in Tasmania on Rosehaven series three The multi-award-winning ABC and SundanceTV (USA) comedy series Rosehaven, written by and starring two of Australia’s favourite comedians Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola, starts filming this month in Tasmania. Reprising their 2018 Logie nominated roles for Most Popular Actor and Actress, series... Read More »

What Rhymes With June?

Press release time! Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back! After a short, definitely-not-government-mandated hiatus, Tonightly with Tom Ballard is back from Monday June 18 at the new time of 9.30pm on ABC COMEDY and ABC iview. The show’s first 100 episodes received record-breaking ratings* and overwhelming critical acclaim (“…on occasions the program is witty.” –... Read More »

Now is the Winter of our Dissing-Content

Press release time! The ABC declares an unrivalled commitment to comedy With even more world-class content to come in 2018! The ABC tonight celebrated the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, declaring an unrivalled commitment to comedy content across television, online, radio and podcasting. This multiplatform approach gives fans the ABC’s comedy offering wherever they are, whenever... Read More »

It’s a Numbers Game

Press release time! Screen Australia has announced a slate of production funding investments including directorial debuts from acclaimed actors Rachel Griffiths and Guy Pearce, as well as new TV series for SBS, Foxtel, Channel Seven and one for Network Ten led by The Project co-host Peter Helliar. In total $7.4 million in funding has been... Read More »

Negative Stereotypes

Well, this sounds hilarious: A Netflix comedy series written by Chris Lilley will be filmed on the Gold Coast, in what the state government says is a $6 million win for the local economy. Ten episodes will be filmed between March and June this year. Unfortunately no-one seems to know what the show is going... Read More »

Stuck in the Middle (of nowhere) with You

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... Read More »

Its a Jungle Out There

Press release time! Sando doing deals on your ABC in March Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — Australia’s discount furniture queen Sando is coming to ABC and iview, Wednesday 21 March at 9pm. The six-part family comedy series Sando, from the team at Jungle Entertainment (Squinters, No Activity) will have audiences shouting “Do em’ a deal... Read More »

Back in Black

Press release time! Black Comedy is Back Monday, February 12, 2018 — New cast, new writers and a whole lot of new laughs…ABC is pleased to announce that series three of Black Comedy starts filming in Sydney today. Fresh, original and just a little bit wrong, first launching in 2014, Black Comedy debuted to rave... Read More »

Thursday’s the Day for Sammy J

Press release time! GRAB A BITE OF SAMMY J EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT! Monday, February 5, 2018 — Welcome aboard Sammy J, a brand-new weekly bite-sized satirical sketch series to broadcast on ABC at 6.55pm starting Thursday 8 February. Sammy J will also be available on ABC iview, ABC iview Facebook and ABC COMEDY YouTube. Multi... Read More »

It’s Like Putting Dracula in Charge of the Blood Bank

Press release time! From the 20 sketch comedy teams selected as Fresh Blood’s Class of 2017, four will now receive $75,000 each to produce a half-hour pilot to premiere on ABC iview in 2018. The four projects are Be Your Own Boss created by Becky Lucas and Cameron James; animation Koala Man created by Michael... Read More »

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