Airdate: Newstopia

By David Knox on September 14, 2007 / Filed Under News 7

Now THIS is good news!

SBS will launch Shaun Micallef’s Newstopia from October 10.

Simply described as, “A new comedy series by Shaun Micallef who stars as anchorman in this satirical half hour news bulletin,” it will screen at 10pm on Wednesday nights.

This effectively means Wednesday nights are about to heat up. Not only do we have The Chaser and Summer Heights High but Prison Break and Damages are also coming on Wednesdays. And that’s without any sign of Heroes and House (both yet to be confirmed).

Newstopia will hopefully be Micallef’s own take on current events a la Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher ( we assume!). Mick Molloy might want to tune in to this too. Just an idea.

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  1. Anonymous October 11, 2007 at 9:39 am -

    I’m sick of the arty use of dying fish – I used to like Micallef but now he’s so busy being meaningful, so far up himself that he thinks watching a living being suffocating, adds to the ‘humour’.

  2. PerthTV September 15, 2007 at 3:30 pm -

    I will be watching. By The Way,Ten Has Confirmed House To Return Oct 3rd.

  3. shangrispa September 15, 2007 at 10:22 am -

    With regard to the starting date of House season 4, I’m sure Ch10 said it would be early October after the last ep of season 3 a couple of weeks ago

  4. Ross McPhee September 15, 2007 at 9:10 am -

    Shaun Micallef is an unheralded comic genius, and I for one am chuffed to see him back on our television screens.

  5. Sillygostly September 15, 2007 at 2:52 am -

    The whole newsroom parody has been overdone. I say bring back Frontline.

  6. Anonymous September 15, 2007 at 12:39 am -

    Is this going to be Australias version of The Daily Show?
    If so, it’s my new favourite TV show!

  7. Neon Kitten September 14, 2007 at 7:17 pm -

    Cannily scheduled right after Chaser on ABC and obviously relying on faith in ABC viewers’ intelligence (i.e. an ability to go “that show’s over, now over to SBS for Micallef”, rather than the Oztam concept of “can’t… change…. channel!”)

    I had no idea this was in the works; it’ll be great to see Micallef properly back on TV, this time without the pressure of being a Nine “personality”…

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