Press Releases

The World of Tomorrow

Press release time! And it’s a doozy so we’re just going to present the highlights: ABC Upfronts connecting all Australians in 2021  Audiences will be right at home on the ABC in 2021, with diverse Australian dramas, comedies, documentaries, news, arts, entertainment, and children’s programs. ABC stars Rachel Griffiths, Wil Anderson, Erik Thomson, Kitty Flanagan,... Read More »

Irreverent Comedy Series Goes Into Production

Press release time! Superwog series 2 starts production Off the back of their smash hit #1 trending first season, ABC and Screen Australia are delighted to announce that a second series of the irreverent comedy series Superwog  is going into production this week in Melbourne.  Created by and starring brothers Theodore and Nathan Saidden, the... Read More »

Satire is What Closes on Saturday Night

Press release time! Chaser Digital Presents: WAR ON 2020 Chaser Digital is proud to announce an all new sketch comedy series to premiere on The Chaser’s digital platforms this December in conjunction with Australia’s other satirical juggernaut The Shovel (yes it’s a satirical cartel, yes the ACCC have been notified). Dubbed The War on 2020,... Read More »

Probably Not a Reference to the Kingpin of Crime

Press release time! Cameras roll in Melbourne on Kitty Flanagan comedy series Fisk The ABC and Screen Australia are delighted to announce filming has commenced in Melbourne on the new six-part comedy series Fisk (previous working title, Entitled) by one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Kitty Flanagan. Produced by Vincent Sheehan (Operation Buffalo, The Kettering... Read More »

A Long Time Coming

Not a press release because we didn’t get one but close enough! It takes a lot for a talking dishwashing machine to exist as the least absurd element of a sketch comedy series. But if any comedy group can manage that feat, it’s Australian trio Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly, and Zachary Ruane, better known... Read More »

I Don’t Give A Damn ‘Bout My Bad Reputation

Somewhat delayed because we seriously did a double take at this one press release time! Sensational new ABC series Reputation Rehab to air next month      Premieres Wednesday 28 October 9.05pm                      on ABC and iview.    We’re officially living in an outrage culture. It seems that barely a week goes by without... Read More »

A Genuine Interest in Protecting The Weekly

Press release time! Nick Hayden appointed ABC Head of Entertainment The ABC has appointed innovative creative and content maker Nick Hayden as Head of Entertainment, driving its popular slate of programs such as Gruen, Hard Quiz, Mad As Hell, The Weekly, You Can’t Ask That and the upcoming Reputation Rehab. Since joining the ABC in 2016, Nick has... Read More »

All My Friends Are Getting Mazdas

Press release time! (geez, it’s been a while – it’s almost as if the industry is in crisis or something) Comedy series All My Friends Are Racist heading in to production Enoch Mailangi, Bjorn Stewart, Kodie Bedford Screen Australia has announced production funding for a new five-part comedy series for ABC iview, with support from... Read More »

A New Day Dawns

Press release time! This came as a bit of a surprise here, as we’d thought he’d nabbed the top job months ago: Producer Todd Abbott (Please Like Me, Micallef Tonight, Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, Rove) is the hot tip to join the Entertainment and Specialist division. ABC has been without a Head of Comedy since... Read More »

Comedy Stans

Press release time! STAN ACCELERATES GROWTH STRATEGY AS NINE THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS Expanded slate of upcoming Stan Original productions also announced​ Followed by a bunch of stuff that isn’t really of interest to us here today. Basically, as various international streaming services look to expand their operations, Stan is increasingly in a bit... Read More »