Tag: The Ex-PM

Safeway the Fresh Food People

Press release time! Triple the laughs in October, on ABC Get ready to triple your laughs with three new comedies premiering next month on ABC and ABC iview. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 — Get ready to triple your laughs with three new comedies premiering next month on ABC and ABC iview. Fans of comedy legend... 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 »

Don’t Mess With Your Ex

Shaun Micallef’s The Ex-PM finished up last week, going out the way it lived – as a half hour sitcom. Which made it a bit of an oddity on Australian television in 2015, as the days when the ABC’s head of scripted comedy was willing to make (or with the funding to make) sitcoms that... Read More »

The unlikeable Ex-PM

Recent episodes of The Ex-PM have seen a shift away from plots which rely on the audience believing that Andrew Dugdale was once Prime Minister (as we pointed out in our first review of the series, this is difficult), to plots which rely on the audience believing that Andrew Dugdale is some guy who’s very... Read More »

The unlikely Ex-PM

It’s hard to believe that Andrew Dugdale was ever put in charge of anything, let alone this country, but that’s the premise of The Ex-PM, the new ABC sitcom written by and starring Shaun Micallef. Once upon a time Andrew Dugdale (Micallef) had a popularity rating of 76%, which saw him win four elections and... Read More »