Ed Kavalee hosts TV Burp for Seven

By David Knox on June 2, 2009 / Filed Under News 38

edkSeven yesterday revealed more details on new Australian series coming in the second half of the year.

They include a new sketch series, Double Take, TV Burp in which Ed Kavalee looks back on a week of television, the reality series World’s Strictest Parents, a new factual series at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and the Tiger Airways observational as first revealed by TV Tonight.

Double Take will be produced by David McDonald, son of actor Garry McDonald and include television show parodies while TV Burp, hosted by Ed Kavalee (pictured, right)  is based on the UK’s Harry Hill’s TV Burp. In looking back on a week in television it will be interesting to see if Nine and TEN are included, and if so how the editorial elements will run: favourably or critically?

Seven’s Director of Programming and Production, Mr Tim Worner said: “A big part of our business at Seven is the development of local programming. The shows we are announcing today represent an investment made 12 months ago.

“We are tremendously thrilled to be launching fresh ideas and fresh faces into the mid year entertainment schedule. Audiences are making these shows the most popular on television – and that confirmation points to a very strong back half of the year. A second wave of local production is about to be commissioned. These projects will be announced in the coming weeks.”

Seven also indicated the return “soon” of Surf Patrol, Packed to the Rafters, The Great Outdoors and Dancing with the Stars.

TV BURP: Comedian Ed Kavalee flips what we love and hate about our TV favourites on its head in this new comedy series. From soap operas to documentaries to reality TV, nothing is safe from TV Burp’s unique style of celebrating the week that was on TV. Based on the hugely successful and BAFTA award winning UK series, Harry Hill’s TV Burp.

ICU: From the crew behind the hugely successful Medical Emergency, this new series goes behind the scenes of The Alfred Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

AIR WAYS: An unprecedented look at the day-to-day running of a budget airline in Australia – all the stress and joy of travel come together in this series as passengers and the staff from Tiger Airways contends with misplaced luggage, delayed flights and even a wedding.

DOUBLE TAKE: A fast-paced collection of irreverent sketch comedy, DOUBLE TAKE focuses on parody and impersonation. Spoofs of your favourite TV shows (ones involving dancers, desperate farmers, losers and Sunrise included), movie send-ups and political trivialisation (think Julia Gillard serenading K-Rudd).

WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS: And taking the tough line in the battle between teens and adults are the WORLD’S STRICTEST PARENTS, a documentary series which joins headstrong Aussie teens with strict parents from around the world in a bid to whip them into shape. These parents are tough but can they tame wild Aussie teens?


  1. Mike May 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm -

    Please bring it back, if you do, please tell me the date it is on!

  2. sarah September 25, 2009 at 11:18 am -

    I miss TV Burp, bring it back.

  3. Alice September 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm -

    I love Ed. he is so sexy!

  4. andrew September 12, 2009 at 11:24 am -

    Just caught TV Burp this week (Ep 8). What a fantastic show I’ve been missing out on. Hope Channel 7 will replay the older eps. Will definitely be looking out for this show every week.

  5. Cindy Garnett September 11, 2009 at 10:17 am -

    Watching Hamish & Andy’s American Caravan of Courage this week..have a look at Andy when he says goodbye to the Mermaid in the show…was i mistaken or was he in salute? You might use it on your show next week? (if no one else noticed it yet? ) I love TV Burp get lots of laughs ..thanks

  6. Leslee R September 6, 2009 at 10:36 am -

    love it, love it, love it… Also loved Federer’s wipe of the nose and studying the results (1am match Sunday) – also his ‘take’ on returning to babyhood – could be good for the show….

  7. jessica September 3, 2009 at 5:59 pm -

    TV burp is the only show everyone in my house watches. We all religiously stop what we are doing, make our way to our 52inch sony bravia TV with which we got a free PS3 :) and crack up at the fantastic show that is TV Burp. Its the best show on TV by far… since true beauty has finished hahaha.

    I can’t believe the ratings aren’t flying through the roof! everyone needs to get on the TV burp train!!!

    I love TV Burp!

  8. tv burp sucks September 3, 2009 at 2:08 am -

    this is by far the worst show on aussie television at the moment. i hope it ends soon.

    terrible, unfunny and just plain boring.

  9. Joanne Lewis August 28, 2009 at 11:44 am -

    Hi there. I love TV Burp, especially the CSI Miami send ups. I wish it went for an hour. Ed, I really enjoy your hosting. This show is the best.

  10. janice August 27, 2009 at 11:38 pm -

    I’m loving TV Burp. A great replacement for Thank God You’re Here now the current season’s off the air.

  11. brooke August 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm -

    awesssome! so funny, the bit on all saints was the best i reckon

  12. Lee Town July 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm -

    TV Burp is the worst program I have ever seen. It is mindless humour with no creativity. It is shameless and pathethic. Please take it off.

  13. hybongo July 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm -

    you shouldent put on another ep of that when people might think its a new 1
    but ok?

    try puting on the uk series instead if u can find them

  14. hybongo July 24, 2009 at 10:05 pm -

    it was kinda like the uk series and the soup, but still good! :0

  15. hybongo July 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm -

    i thought that tv burp last night was hillarius, really funny and good since that was my first ever tv burp experince!! to bad its not every day.

    + your a good character from thank god your hear.

    hope to see it next thursday

  16. jman July 24, 2009 at 8:59 am -

    saw it last night, really bad! come on since when is this meant to pass for aussie comedy, what are we 13yr olds giggling at what people say, come on!

  17. Daniel G June 4, 2009 at 8:58 pm -

    Australian TV really needs the p**s to be taken out of it. I hope they go in hard.
    I had a look at those clips on YouTube too, and I hope the AU version has less ‘two guys dressed as a lamb shank and a hot pot fighting’, and more ‘ear cataracts?’
    Some of it reminded me of the Muckraking segment on The (D-Gen) Late Show, which’d be alright too.

  18. marc June 4, 2009 at 5:10 pm -

    ahhhh… okay, here’s the thing. Talk Soup (the progenitor of The Soup) dates back to the early 90’s. It was hosted by Greg Kinnear and it was awesome. YouTube it.

    In other news, i’ve just spent 20 minutes watchin UK TV Burp online and it looks horrendous. cheap, unfunny and lame. Ed’s a smart and funny guy, i hope he handles it better.

  19. philm June 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm -

    TV Burp Uk premiered in 2001
    The Soup in 2004 so i think you will find that is the rip off.

    look foward to it

  20. Jason June 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm -

    Yeah I’m sorry but you can’t go ripping off The Soup, I second Michael it is one of a kind, can’t say I’ve ever heard of TV Burp – is it on cable?

  21. Michael June 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm -

    Yeah that all sounds great but whats going on with sevens 2nd sd channel … Nothing get it together seven

  22. GuanoLad June 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm -

    As long as Ed doesn’t dress like Harry Hill.

  23. Tepee June 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm -

    I like Kavalee, but “TV Burp”?! I’ll pass, thanks. Ditto for the new/returning factuals and World’s Strictest Parents. The new sketch ncomedy series could be fun, tho.

  24. Geoff June 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm -

    Great to see Ed getting his own show. His is one of our best young personalities that Tony Martin brought through on Get This

    O/T: Bring back Get This and Martin please Triple M!!!

  25. Reubot June 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm -

    Talk Soup started in 1991.

  26. Earthquake June 2, 2009 at 3:19 pm -

    TV Burp sounds fun (but rather cheap). Double Take sounds good also.

    World’s strictest parents will be rather interesting – it sounds like a show on ABC2 (My Teen’s a Nightmare – I’m Moving Out!), I liked that show.

    As for the others, I think the medical reality genre has been overdone. Airways doesn’t sound like a prime time show to me.

  27. Rob June 2, 2009 at 3:18 pm -

    TV Burp – dumb name and but could be a great show

    ed please complete an expose on mysnuggie and the cosie – these clothing items of evil must be stoppoed

  28. Johnny 1.5 June 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm -

    So for us who do not know the UK Show, TV Burp is like Joel McHale’s The Soup on E! then (or vice versa if TV Burps came before Talk Soup which came before The Soup).

  29. johny June 2, 2009 at 10:43 am -

    so no comedy sitcoms or comedy series then? Seven play it safe again!

  30. RichoTB June 2, 2009 at 10:29 am -

    You know what, this doesn’t sound half bad. Double Take sounds like it could be the next Comedy Inc, TV Burp could be decent although the name is rather stupid.
    Not so enthused about Surf Patrol and DWTS coming back but those shows have their audiences.

    And who on earth would want to watch World Strictest Parents or yet more factual series like ICU and that Airways one. At least come up with some new ideas, ICU is another Saving Babies/Kids/Fetuses/RPA ripoff and the less airport factual series we have, the better.

  31. Andrew K June 2, 2009 at 9:40 am -

    Interesting…although I can’t help but feel that Double Take is going to be ridiculously bad…there seems to be no one ‘funny’ in the cast and the writer’s of the show are old hacks from shows like Comedy Inc and Skithouse.

  32. Casey June 2, 2009 at 8:29 am -

    Oh what brilliant TV we have to look foward to…..awesome!!

  33. mikey June 2, 2009 at 8:23 am -

    When networks start to think they can pull off sketch comedies in Australia it’s a bad sign – a sign they are about to fall.

    Se7en, for yours and our sakes, the sake of the Nation, Don’t Do It!

  34. Dallas June 2, 2009 at 8:16 am -

    Well it may not be ‘Get This’ but it will be good to see/hear Ed Kavalee on a regular basis again!

  35. Jerome June 2, 2009 at 8:13 am -

    i really like the look of double take. comedy inc. was really good in it’s prime and i think that team will do a good job.

    TVburp sounds like a wierd concept but ed will be a good host.

  36. michael June 2, 2009 at 7:54 am -

    TV Burp?????? Good lord…

    Sounds like The Soup to me…. and that show is one of a kind.

  37. pietro June 2, 2009 at 7:49 am -

    TV Burp run by Harry Hill in the UK is brilliant. If we can do as well it should be a hit.

  38. wamdue June 2, 2009 at 7:37 am -

    would not mind seeing an episode of Aussie TV Burp.

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