Curb, Wire & Weeds set to GO!

By David Knox on September 16, 2009 / Filed Under Programming 22

curbyourenthusiasmGO! has confirmed some of its titles to be added as part of its official launch.

It will screen Season 5 of The Wire, Season 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Season 3 of Weeds in October.

It follows the premiere of The Vampire Diaries on September 28th.

It will also add Comedy Central shows South Park and Reno 911 which were secured as part of a new content partnership between GO! and MTV Networks International.

Les Sampson, Head of Acquisitions and Programming for GO! said, “We are thrilled to secure this new content, not only because of its enormous appeal, but because it is a perfect fit for GO! and its key demographic target audience of 14-39 year olds.”

Season 6 of Curb is not the upcoming season with the Seinfeld reunion, which was promoted on A Current Affair last night including the suggestion by Tracy Grimshaw it would air in October. Perhaps it will follow…

The Wire (currently replaying S1 on ABC2) and Weeds are long overdue.

Vampire Diaries aside, no airdates have yet been released.

GO! has a full launch from October 4th.

22 Comments »

  1. Paul September 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm -

    Any chance they will get 90210 and give it a run? Or is there any work on if it will go to Foxtel?

  2. David Knox September 17, 2009 at 11:18 am -

    Nip / Tuck is back Sept 28.

  3. Casey September 17, 2009 at 11:09 am -

    True Blood that Nine onsold to Foxtel and Entourage that Nine stupidly onsold to Foxtel a few years ago, should both be on GO. So should Nip/Tuck and The Shield show that’s now finished.

  4. Tbone23 September 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm -

    I’m hoping they don’t air S7- of Curb until its arrival on Foxtel.

  5. Sharpy September 16, 2009 at 8:20 pm -

    GO! is getting better and better! Let’s hope they keep the repeating schedule…

  6. bindi September 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm -

    watched season 1 of weeds on 9HD and just watched season 2 on dvd yesterday so now i am ready for season 3 on GO.

  7. Kuttsywood September 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm -

    Survivor followed by Cartman… nice…

  8. Vic September 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm -

    @Matt: Obviously David knows for sure (or better than most), but I’d reckon that we’ll be hearing about GO on Foxtel once the new Optus satellite is properly up and running.

  9. David Knox September 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm -

    SBS confirms it has not lot the right to South Park, meaning GO! likely has repeats.

    GO! indicated late October for its arrival on Foxtel. Not confirmed by Foxtel yet.

    Comedy Inc producers are behind Double Take.

  10. ozzzie September 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm -

    wow, if they did get south park, then its a pretty big coup for go!. it’s been a monday night staple for sbs for a decade.

  11. Byron September 16, 2009 at 4:49 pm -

    does the official launch mean that the picture quality of GO! will improve?

  12. Matt Roberts September 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm -

    David, is there any word on when GO! might be coming accross to Foxtel? or is it to much of threat to other channels like Fox8 etc.

  13. Edu September 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm -

    I forgot to mention, what about Chuck and Pushing Daisies, will they still be showing on Go!?

  14. Edu September 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm -

    Goody for South Park, always a fan of the show. Reno 911 isn’t bad but I wish Go! could screen Comedy Inc, is this show still alive somewhere or has it stopped production, would you know David?

  15. Vic September 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm -

    @Mikey: Yeah, I guess, but there are so many good American shows that still deserve to be shown that I don’t think many people will be complaining. That said, I wouldn’t mind seeing some good Aussie shows, but judging from the shows that have been made lately, there aren’t too many contenders. Hmm, actually, if GO could score the replay rights to some of the notable Aussie cable shows (The Jesters, Love My Way, Satisfaction), that would be pretty cool.

    Even if they’re just the replay rights, then GO getting South Park is a major coup. It never got the exposure it deserved on SBS (I’m not a fan of the show, but judging by the great word of mouth, and the anticipation of friends).

    Haha, from what it seems, Les Sampson has one heck of an awesome job. Would be great to get just a glimpse of the additional shows/networks he’s courting.

  16. jay jay September 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm -

    I wonder if the Comedy Channel will lose Southpark too?

  17. Mikey September 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm -

    Great stuff, but GO! desperately needs some original Aussie shows.

  18. Dan September 16, 2009 at 4:24 pm -

    Looking forward to Curb your Enthusiasm :) Some of the stuff mentioned, doesn’t look to bad. :)

  19. vinny September 16, 2009 at 4:18 pm -

    Maybe it is like thw wire, where they show on both networks ?

  20. Craig September 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm -

    Weeds S3? Well I guess they have to start somewhere but since S5 has just finished in the US wouldn’t it be great if they could show it from the start, for those new to the show, or at least have a late night run of S1-2 along with S3.

  21. David Knox September 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm -

    Checking Andrew….

  22. Andrew September 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm -

    so SBS has lost South Park?

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