sneak peek

By David Knox on October 22, 2011 / Filed Under Programming 10

Next week ABC3 premieres a new Aussie kid’s series, about a bunch of kids who discover that one of TV’s most popular hosts is actually a robot.

The kids are described as ‘wheeler dealer Jake (Luke Ledger), wannabe starlet Daisy (Ruby Hall) and the seriously feral Kid (Gwy McKenna)’ while the host, Malcom Mann (Geoff Paine) is otherwise known as a Male Artificial Life form.

TV3 producer Holly (Danielle Carter) picked him up cheap at an auction site and reprogrammed him to become the number one star on the number one TV network. Holly’s desperate to keep a lid on TV’s biggest secret so Jake, Daisy and the Kid are prepared to keep quiet, but for a price.

The 13 x 15minute series is produced by Susie Campbell for WA-based Animazing Productions.

It airs Friday, October 28 at 7.10am.


  1. Armchair Analyst October 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm -

    I do remember this guy when i watched abc when i was a kid. I found him funny it will be interesting whether the current generation of kids find him funny.

  2. Stu October 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm -

    They’re finally making the sequel to The King. “The King…of morning TV, the Karl Stefanovic story”

    Nodding profusely.

  3. KFed October 24, 2011 at 10:49 am -

    This looks awesome. I miss Geoff. I do wish he’d go back to Neighbours for a bit. Good to see Danielle Carter back on the box too. Now, about this timeslot…

  4. AmazingRaceAlex October 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm -

    how embarrassing for this to come out Australia. I expected this type of rubbish to be from the UK. It’s a bit disappointing imo.

  5. ;) October 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm -

    why are most australian kids shows crap

  6. Sheba Percy October 23, 2011 at 10:12 am -

    ok, i never atched Pig’s Breakfast, my mistake.
    Least they are trying….
    Karl as a robot??? Robots have more expression…..????

    Only kidding, I love Karl :)

  7. Bob October 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm -

    They should use Karl Stefanovic as the robot.

  8. Kirben October 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm -

    Ugh, looks like another poor attempt at a humorous Australian TV series for children.

    Not original or fresh at all, there was a similar series (Pig’s Breakfast) shown on Nine in the past.

  9. Sheba Percy October 22, 2011 at 11:12 am -

    how many Very’s did I have to use anyway. lol

  10. Sheba Percy October 22, 2011 at 11:12 am -

    Sounds very original and fresh, could be very funny if handled right.
    For me Geoff Paine will forever be the very funny Clive Gibbons….

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