Hamish & Andy‘s project for Channel Nine will be a New York-based series.
While continuing their weekly radio show for Austereo they will set up shop in New York with a weekly show for Australia: Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year.
The announcement follows a lucrative signing by Nine after the pair walked away from TEN.
“Tragically, we never took a gap year after school, instead devoting ourselves to a gruelling six hours a week of university,” said Blake.
Lee added: “This year will be a chance to right that terrible wrong and at the same time enjoy our other passion: making television. America also serves soft drink in really huge cups, so Hame can’t wait.”
The duo have previously fronted overseas specials, including in the USA where they appeared on Jay Leno.
Said Blake: “The whole point of this gap year is to see where the journey will take us, who we might meet, and what might happen. Sort of like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but hopefully with fewer dragons. Actually on second thought, finding a dragon would be terrific. We should look into that.”
It will air on Nine later this year.