Press Releases

On The Road Again

File this one under good news: WHO knew the world needed more Russell Coight? The resurrection of a hapless travel character, two new Aussie dramas, and a raft of returning reality shows: these are the building blocks of Channel 10’s offerings to viewers in 2017. Among the new offerings is Ten’s punt on laughs and... Read More »

At Last, the 2017 Show(s)

Press release time! ABC reveals strong Australian slate for 2017 & announces unprecedented investment in digital programming Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Stellar Australian actors and presenters, including Claudia Karvan, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Tapsell, Xavier Samuel, Ian Thorpe, Anh Do and Rob Collins are just a few of the stars that will grace the screens of... Read More »

Line? Line?

Press release time! Media Release: Monday October 17, 2016 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia Premieres November 27 only on The Comedy Channel Foxtel’s local version of the much-loved comedy series, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia will launch exclusively on The Comedy Channel Sundays from November 27 at 7.30pm. Whose Line Is It Anyway?... Read More »

Kick to Kick

Press release time! Footy season may be over but new ABC TV series is just warming up Lisa McCune, John Howard and Vince Colosimo to join exciting new Indigenous cast Tuesday, October 11, 2016 — ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria announced today that filming has commenced in Melbourne on THE WARRIORS, a provocative... Read More »

The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow

Anyone else noticed that Australian television comedy has been close to stone dead over the last month or so? Sure, HYBPA? keeps on ticking and Soul Mates popped up there for a while but otherwise? Very quiet indeed. And when there’s no comedy there’s not much to write about, as our collection of increasingly erratic... Read More »

Happy Days Are Here Again

Press release time! STAN RAMPS UP INVESTMENT IN ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS Stan is ramping up its investment in original productions, announcing today that four new TV series are now in development, with more to follow in the coming months.  The upcoming development slate for Stan Originals showcases a diverse range of local creative talent. It includes... Read More »

Virtual Reality Comedy

We often ponder the future of Australian comedy on this blog, especially screen-based comedy, so it was interesting to read on TV Tonight last week that Screen NSW and the ABC will fund a small number of VR projects, including two new comedies: Aussie Cops Genre: Narrative Comedy Company: Hardy White Pictures VR Company: Paper... Read More »

Put On A Happy Face

And the press releases keep on coming: Man Up premieres Tuesday 11 October at 8:30pm (3×60’) Gus Worland is on a mission to break the silence. In Australia, men are traditionally seen as strong, stoic and tough as nails. They laugh in the face of fear. They excel at everything. And when life gets them... Read More »

The Future is Uncertain But the End is Always Near

Press release time! Spring brings a great lineup of comedy, entertainment and true life stories to the ABC Wednesday, August 31, 2016 — Viewers are set for a treat with the following great new shows on the ABC. Silvia’s Italian Table premieres on Thursday 6 October at 8:00pm (8×30’) Silvia’s Italian Table is a unique... Read More »

End Run is a Gridiron Term, Right?

Press release time! SKIT BOX in production on WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM for ABC’s FRESH BLOOD Tuesday, August 16, 2016 — Fresh off the back of worldwide viral sensation Activewear, Sydney based Skit Box have passed the halfway mark filming their Fresh Blood series Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am. This 6×30 minute sketch series has been... Read More »

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