Press Releases

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 »

What Fresh Hell Is This?

Press release time! Tom Gleeson presents Hard Quiz Monday, August 1, 2016 — ABC TV is pleased to announce auditions are underway for Tom Gleeson’s new show, Hard Quiz. Host Tom Gleeson says “With the audition process, it’s been impressive watching people demonstrating a deep knowledge without resorting to Google. Actually, it’s been impressive just... Read More »

The Raw and the Cooked

Press release time! Comedian Anh Do paints Aussie celebs in new ABC series Friday, July 29, 2016 — Anh Do loves to paint portraits and he loves getting to know people.  Premiering Wednesday August 24th at 8pm, the eight-part series, Anh’s Brush with Fame combines the two. Australians love Anh Do for his comedy, his... Read More »

Over-funded and on your YouTube

Last week we looked at Screen Australia’s latest round of funding approvals and wondered if these upcoming productions would make us laugh. Many of the productions, we’ve since discovered, are intended for online release, through platforms such as iView or YouTube, with most being new ideas. One which isn’t is These New South Whales, which... Read More »

Line? Line?

For those of you eagerly anticipating the Australian version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, big news! New Foxtel series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia announces its ensemble cast of seven exciting and talented performers. Comedy superstar Rhys Darby is joined by comedy festival favourites Cal Wilson, Tegan Higginbotham and Susie Youssef, along with... Read More »

An Obscure Reference to the Song “Simply Irresistible”

It’s the start of a new financial year, and we all know what that means: Australia’s various film and television funding bodies reveal where the money went! Considering how often we’re told that funding is essential to the development and production of film and television in this country you’d figure these lists would be a... Read More »

Does An Australian Show Require Australian Viewers?

Press release time! Filming starts on series 4 of Please Like Me Thursday, July 7, 2016 — ABC is pleased to announce that production is underway in Melbourne on series four of the critically-acclaimed comedy/drama Please Like Me, with six new episodes. Creator, writer and star of the show, Josh Thomas, will once again be... Read More »

Soul Kind Of Feeling

Press release time! ABC meets its Soul Mates this August Thursday, June 30, 2016 — ABC welcomes Bondi Hipsters, Cavemen, Kiwi Assassins and Ancient Egyptians next month when Australian comedy series Soul Mates II premieres on Wednesday, 3 August at 9.40pm. A co-commission between ABC and NBC-Universal’s comedy streaming channel Seeso (USA), the second series will... Read More »

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