Chaser to return for The Election Hamster

By David Knox on March 6, 2013 / Filed Under News 9

chaser-420x0The Chaser team are set to return to the ABC later in the year for another snarky look at the Federal Election.

“I can’t believe we’re doing our fifth Federal Election,” Julian Morrow told TV Tonight.

“We think of it as core business for The Chaser. We’re all back on deck to do it again.

“It won’t be called Yes We Canberra. At the moment, in all likelihood, it will be called The Election Hamster, so we can retain The Hamster Wheel set and trappings and just focus on the election for 5 weeks.”

But first Morrow and Craig Reucassel will tackle consumer affairs in the upcoming series The Checkout.

In the meantime Morrow hopes there aren’t any big changes to the political landscape.

“We’re certainly working assiduously to retain Julia Gillard as Prime Minister and I think we’re some of the few people who are actually doing that. We’re not doing it for the quality of her Prime Ministership or her record, but because it makes our life easier if she doesn’t get rolled,” he said.

“It would be a bit of a problem actually, if there was an early election because it would make a scheduling difficulty in terms of finishing The Check-Out and doing the election show.”


  1. jimbo k July 18, 2013 at 12:06 am -

    I wonder if this will be airing now, since we have a new Prime Minister and no date to the election yet. lol

  2. A. March 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm -

    Love it. Although will there be plans for an emergency episode if there is another election tie. That said I doubt it will happen this year.

  3. Ann March 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm -

    Sensational, I thought they would make a guest appearance at the Vatican this week!!

  4. deedeedragons March 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm -

    Great news.

  5. karebear March 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm -


  6. AllanPo March 6, 2013 at 10:34 am -

    Yay! I am looking forward to this.

  7. carolemorrissey March 6, 2013 at 9:53 am -

    Love these guys, we need more Chaser on our TV screens.

  8. Kirk March 6, 2013 at 5:46 am -

    Awesome news, this is actually gonna make the election lead-up tolerable for me.

  9. Andrew S March 6, 2013 at 5:14 am -

    Hip Hip Hooray!Great comedy is finally back.

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