Looks like ABC1 has responded to Nine’s plans to launch Howzat! on Sunday August 19th.
It has withdrawn plans to premiere the critically-acclaimed UK drama Call the Midwife at the same time. Instead it will run a repeat of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.
Last year ABC1 was criticised for not scheduling The Slap in the prime Sunday timeslot against Underbelly: Razor, instead screening it on a Thursday. Thankfully it still found an audience and reeled in the awards.
Ironically ABC was also set to replay The Slap following The Midwife but that’s now out too.
Last week ABC1 moved an Ab Fab episode away from the MasterChef finale, issuing an amendment that it would switch from Wednesday to Thursday.
As yet there is no new date for Call the Midwife.