Press Releases

Now here’s… “Mr Black”

Sadly no, not this guy: Here’s the scoop: Stephen Curry is playing the curmudgeonly lead character who moves in with his daughter and her boyfriend in Mr. Black, a sitcom commissioned by Network Ten. Created by Adam Zwar (Squinters, Wilfred, Agony) and co-written with Amanda Brotchie (Squinters, Lowdown), the eight-part series is being produced by... Read More »

Dan Ilic’s Death Touch

Remember Tonightly? Yeah, it’s been axed: The ABC will not renew Tonightly with Tom Ballard beyond its final airing on 7 September. Attracting younger audiences requires bold approaches and we continually experiment with new content and new formats particularly on digital platforms.  We remain committed to exploring and developing projects that connect with different demographics.... Read More »

True Dinks

Press release time! True Story with Hamish & Andy, the breakout smash hit from 2017, returns for its eagerly awaited second series on Tuesday, August 7, at 8.40pm on Nine and 9Now. This original format brings to life the best Australian tales you’ve never heard, told by the very people who experienced them and then... Read More »

Back with the Krack

Press release time! The Krack Heads Are Back As Kameras Roll On Get Krack!n Season 2 ABC, Screen Australia and Film Victoria today announced that filming has begun in Melbourne on Season 2 of comedy series Get Krack!n – created, written, produced by and starring Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. Follow-up to ‘The Kates’ now... Read More »

Further Movement at the Station

First, the bad news: according to Fairfax, wog humour is back and it’s broader than ever! “Why can’t more non-Anglo characters be doctors or lawyers?” In debates about racial representations on screen, this is a perennial refrain. According to some critics, the blue collar jobs of fictional Mediterranean migrants are gratingly stereotypical (and insufficiently inspiring).... Read More »

Your ABC: forming strategic partnerships to bring digital content to wider audiences.

Press release time! The ABC and Screen Australia are excited to announce that production has commenced this week in Melbourne on Superwog, a new six-part comedy series for ABC COMEDY and YouTube. Produced by Princess Pictures in association with the ABC, with principal production investment from Screen Australia, and financed with support from Film Victoria... Read More »

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 »

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