Airdate: Commercial Breakdown

By David Knox on September 13, 2007 / Filed Under News 9

Uh oh.

I’m going to try through gritted teeth to just give you the facts here.

Nine is launching a new series called Commercial Breakdown where Dermott Brereton will give us “best and funniest commercials from around the world.”

It will premiere from 7:30pm on Monday September 24.

It will be followed by Just for Laughs in which Getaway’s Jason Dundas shows us “the world’s favourite hidden camera series” at 8pm. UPDATE 18/9: Now hosted by David Whitehill.

Finally, later that night after RFDS premieres there is the premiere of Emergency, a “cutting edge series which gives viewers a unique behind-the-scenes look at a hospital’s busy emergency department.” It was going to be Inferno but that came and went as an amendment in 24 hours.

That is all.


  1. Susan April 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm -

    I like comercial breakdown…if anyone has even watched it they would like it! Some one asked for something new? So here it is! Its a comedian Pom showing us how great our ads are! Come on! We always liked their comedian style. Get some taste! Its a great show for laughs.

  2. David Knox September 14, 2007 at 3:14 pm -

    No word on ER.

    Good to see that even though I didn’t editorialise on this show the comments speak for themselves.

  3. Jack! September 14, 2007 at 12:53 pm -

    Oh, come on … get someone in to actually come up with a new and interesting idea!

  4. Anonymous September 14, 2007 at 10:14 am -

    How ironic that on the night that Nine used to show ER, they’ve included a reality emergency room programme in their lineup!!!

    Is there any word on ER’s possible return?

  5. tex martini September 14, 2007 at 9:07 am -

    Are these programs coming live from Expo 88? Please, will someone try SOMETHING new?

  6. TelevisionAU September 13, 2007 at 9:36 pm -

    So Channel 9 is just happy to rollover and let Seven take Monday nights by the look of it! A lot of creativity there by the programming department.. not! And Dermot Brereton?!? What are they thinking??

  7. Shaymus September 13, 2007 at 7:57 pm -

    Oh well, perhaps one of those big lights will fall on his head and kill him….now that would be funny!

  8. Anonymous September 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm -

    This will continue to hurt Nine’s Monday nights.

    I am sure they would love to plug in a new season of the female-skewing WGFY, but none seem forthcoming.

    Survivor China is looking better by the day.

  9. Neon Kitten September 13, 2007 at 5:01 pm -

    Well, at least that explains the sudden reappaerance of “i-Caught”.

    I’m guessing this latest pile of non-celebrity fronted garbage was concocted by Nine on Tuesday morning, and the one week gap is needed to give the editors time to recycle the same old “classic ads” and the in-house production crew to wheel Dermie in front of a camera.

    Sad, sad, sad. I predict another 600,000.

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