The ABC has announced a line up of new shows which will make an appearance in 2012 on their network. GET EXCITED!!
Shaun Micallef is Mad As Hell
Micallef fans will rejoice at the dapper comedian’s return to ABC where he cemented himself as an Australian comedy icon in ‘The Micallef Program’ 12 years ago.
Andrew Denton returns as the host of a new comedy word-game game show. This is tipped to fill the big shoes left by Spicks and Specks. This is Denton’s first continuing on screen role since Enough Rope tied up in 2008.
Please Like Me
Australia’s most successful Gen Y comedian makes his scripted comedy debut. Josh Thomas‘ new six part series borrows the title from the 2007 stand up comedy show that cemented Thomas as Australian comedy’s next ‘one to watch’.
Written and created by John Richard and Australia’s most fabulous comedian Adam Richards. Outland follows the trials and tribulations of a gay science fiction club
Frank Woodley returns to narrative comedy doing what he does best, whimsical physical comedy.
Agony Aunts and Uncles
Some of Australia’s smartest comedians and personalities give their no-bs commentary and advice on defining moments in the life of human men and women.
[…]a series where some of Australia’s funniest and wisest celebrity gents including Tim Ross, Waleed Aly, John Eliot, Brett Tucker, Josh Lawson and Lawrence Mooney, put their reputations on the line to tell you what it’s really like to be single, to cohabitate, marry, divorce and then be single again in the 21st century[…]
Myf Warhurst – Nice
In the wake of Spicks and Specks, Myf Warhurst makes her solo TV debut in this cultural exploration of the inexplicably nostalgic.
Returning comedy series
On top of this already impressive comedy lineup, the ABC last night announced the return of some to the most critically acclaimed Australian comedy of 2011. Returning for 2012 is:
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight Season 2
Lowdown – Season 2
Laid – Season 2