Press Releases

Up Top for The Letdown

Press release time! From Award Winning Comedy Showroom Pilot to Full Series THE LETDOWN starts production Friday, June 16, 2017 — Production has commenced on the six-part comedy series The Letdown, for ABC in Australia and Netflix internationally with funding support from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. ABC will broadcast the series in... Read More »

Waste Not Want Not

Press release time! ABC continues the War on Waste in new podcast Wendy Harmer joins Craig Reucassel to build the War on Waste community Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — Craig Reucassel lit up Australia’s televisions with the War on Waste series. Now he’s joined by Wendy Harmer (Mornings on ABC Radio Sydney) to continue the... Read More »

Back in Bloom

Press release time! Rosehaven set to return to ABC this year SundanceTV to acquire season one and join as co-producer for season two Thursday, May 18, 2017 — Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor head back to Tasmania this June for a second series of the acclaimed comedy Rosehaven. The eight episode season, created by, written... Read More »

Australian Comedy: International Appeal

Press release time! Ronny Chieng: International Student airs on ABC this June Friday, May 5, 2017 — The ABC’s highly anticipated new comedy series Ronny Chieng: International Student will premiere on Wednesday, 7 June at 9pm on the ABC and iview. The show, produced by Sticky Pictures, is the ABC’s first co-production with Comedy Central,... Read More »

The Other Sitcom

Press release time! AUSTRALIAN COMEDIAN MATT OKINE TO WRITE & STAR IN NEW STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SERIES THE OTHER GUY Production has begun, led by the award-winning team at Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome) and global indie studio Entertainment One, and featuring Harriet Dyer, Valene Kane, Magda Szubanski and Christiaan van Vuuren   MONDAY, APRIL 24,... Read More »

Night-time is the Right-Time for Tonight-time

Press release time! JOHN CONWAY TONIGHT PREMIRES SUNDAY APRIL 16 @ 9PM ON ABC2 Busting out of the comedy scene already wearing a suit and tie, John Conway is ready to be the tonight show host Australian TV never knew it needed. John Conway has talked his way onto ABC2 and John Conway Tonight is... Read More »

Blood for the Blood God

Press release time! Twenty sketch comedy teams have been selected as the 2017 recipients of Fresh Blood, the highly successful joint initiative between ABC and Screen Australia designed to unearth a new generation of comedic talent. Each team will receive $15,000 to create 3 x 3-5min sketches that will be released on iview in the... Read More »

Three Minute Warning

Remember when Australian comedy used to appear on networks that weren’t the ABC? The Family Law? Here Come the Habibs? Weren’t they meant to be back on air by now? Eh, they’ll show up eventually: so long as we’ve got the ABC and their rock-solid commitment to Australian television comedy there’s nothing to worry about.... Read More »

Keeping it local, Behave Yourself!

It’s press release time! A major investment in locally produced, prime-time programming. (20 February 2017) Channel Seven will begin work on three locally produced programs, two of which are original formats. “The quality of the work coming out of our development team is exceptional,” says Seven’s Director of Network Programming Angus Ross. “The three commissions... Read More »

Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

Press release time! ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***   NEW AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SERIES ‘IDIOT BOX’ LAUNCHES FEBRUARY 7 Life in the suburbs isn’t easy for childhood mates Hugh and Gav. Boredom reigns supreme. Surely there is more to life than smoking bongs, watching porn and stealing street signs?   February 7, 2017 – A brand new Australian... Read More »

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