Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year for Nine

By David Knox on April 8, 2011 / Filed Under News 25

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.


  1. Emma August 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm -

    i think you guys should really have segways!!!!!!!!! that would be amazing if you had segways and put sirens on the wheels and made them look like police segways and dressed up as police and rode around on them like policemen and fooled people.. hilarious!! btw lovee you guys ur legends haha :)

  2. Emma August 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm -

    i think you can hire those nypd cars for weddings but they dont have to know its not for a wedding hahaha :)

  3. Ash July 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm -

    This show is gonna be awesome!

  4. Larissa July 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm -

    hey what’s up hamish and andy, man i f***ing love you guys and might i add bloody hilarious ;) can’t wait to watch your new show. lots of love x

  5. ompman April 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm -

    i think i will watch wet paint dry

  6. Dr TV. April 10, 2011 at 11:49 am -

    Bring back Hey Hey!

  7. Ell April 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm -

    Let’s face it, Nine hasn’t had much luck with Australian comedy over the last decade. I doubt this will be an exception.

  8. Allie April 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm -

    LMAO!! This has turkey written all over it. What a stupid idea and Nine are paying for these guys to live in NYC for a year? Talk about come down in the last shower. I don’t think these two are really suited to TV and I don’t think they will deliver big ratings on a weekly basis.

  9. Kat April 9, 2011 at 11:53 am -

    Yay! :) love ‘em ;):) and they rock on the road :):)

  10. Jmac April 9, 2011 at 12:40 am -

    Every ‘C’ grade celebrity from NY week in week out should be riveting stuff,sure the walking clueless will love it.

  11. aussietv April 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm -

    Bring back Hey Hey! haha!

  12. stupid stew April 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm -

    Fitzy and whippa on Nova has brought fresh new funny to our ears… I would like to see them battle these two.

  13. Shazza April 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm -

    Nine keep making rotten decisions.

  14. Ronnie April 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm -

    Well it’s not as if Nine has any better ideas.

  15. Paull April 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm -

    In before the “Axed” prefex on this show, as it seems to be the only certain thing that Nine can do.

  16. Adam April 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm -

    Fitzy and Wippa are funnier now ;)

  17. Jerome April 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm -

    Good to see that it is not going to be a simple variety show trying to replace rove. There is only so many consecutive flops before the network decides people don’t want it.

    But I feel 9 has become like NBC. can’t make anything work if their lives depended on it, no matter how much money, creativity or experience go into it. Might have a chance on any other network.

  18. mark wallace April 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm -

    Can’t wait..I loved their Caravan’s of courage..

  19. effdee April 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm -

    This is great, because Hamish won’t be here to pollute Spicks & Specks :)

  20. MuchoTB April 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm -

    I actually think this could be entertaining! There’s a lack of decent light entertainment on TV these days, Hamish and Andy could be the team to bring it back.

  21. Michael April 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm -

    I hope the show goes well. I still think these guys are better suited to radio though, their Caravan of Courage specials rated well, but not sure if a weekly show will be as popular. Just like Labby & Stav on Eleven’s “Couch Time”, good on radio… annoying and cringe-worthy on television.

  22. Ben April 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm -

    Easy work if you can get it!

  23. philm April 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm -

    A special… yeah, great. Week-in-week out, can;t see it working. Sad but true.

  24. deedeedragons April 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm -

    Wow! Nine basically pays for those very unfunny two to live it up in NYC.

  25. Mr. Do-Bee April 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm -

    Can you say “junket”? The joke is on Nine. These guys get a year long holiday paid for by Nine and all they have to do in return is send back some funny home videos.

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