17 Comments:

  1. If SBS can’t afford L&N then do the show’s loyal fans a favour and sell the rights to someone else. I’m sure ABC would have a good bash at it, especially for their patchy 6-7pm hour after their new 5.30pm news bulletin.

    And if I recall correctly, L&N was taped at ABC’s studios anyway.

  2. @Secret Squirrel: Foxtel and HBO signed a new programming supply deal late last year, which prevents HBO from selling programs to free-to-air networks (including SBS). So you won’t see season 2 of Boardwalk Empire on SBS until the Foxtel deal expires, unfortunately we don’t know when because the term was not disclosed at the time of announcement.

  3. Bold, innovative, contemporary Australian drama and comedy needs a champion – here’s hoping Tony Iffland is that person. Good luck with that!

  4. Thanks for the update on Letters and Numbers, still sad to see it go.

    I like Mad Men, but I just wait to watch it on DVD as I don’t have Foxtel.

  5. Secret Squirrel

    Thanks again, David. Another good round-up. Looking fwd to a few things there. I really hope that they feel that the numbers for Boardwalk Empire were good enough to show S2 some time this year. Mad Men, too.

  6. Housos, Better Man, Lilyhammer, Once Upon a Time in …., Who Do You Think You Are, and The Tour is SBS for me this year.

    Shame about Go Back but better to do it well or not at all I guess.

    Thanks for these wraps David they are great reading.

  7. I am happy to hear that SBS is returning to local drama this year. I hope that Better Man is as good as other productions that aired on SBS over the years. I amm also happy that Housos is returning. A nice cult following to those few who watch it (like myself. hehe).

    Glad that the A-League is finally shown on FTA – even if it is only the one-game a week like its going to be.

    Also, aint happy that there is no plans to bring back Letters and Numbers!

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