New comedy from Working Dog for Foxtel

By David Knox on February 19, 2014 / Filed Under Pay TV 5

2014-02-19_0204EXCLUSIVE: The team at Working Dog (Frontline, The Panel, Thank God You’re Here, Have You Been Paying Attention?, The Hollowmen) have been a busy bunch, with a Pay TV comedy in their sights.

“We have a major project in development with Working Dog,” Director of Television Brian Walsh confirmed to  TV Tonight.

The project is understood to be a scripted comedy series.

“To my knowledge what they’re doing has never been done on Australian television. So don’t expect a panel show,” he said.

“Don’t expect it to be like anything you’ve seen before. It’s a very fresh, original idea.”

Working Dog is already in production on Have You Been Paying Attention?, Sam Santo & Ed’s Total Football, Utopia and has an upcoming play to be produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Will the project be on air in 2014?

“Yes.”

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5 Comments »

  1. EdTV February 20, 2014 at 9:23 am -

    Still holding out for a Late Show reunion on the ABC, a 2hr special would be awesome.

  2. Josh777 February 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm -

    @ cnrmlj – because it further reduces the less watched Foxtel-owned channels importance. Why have a comedy-dedicated channel if you’re not going to give it premium comedy content but give it to the ‘big dog’ FOX8 which shows a bit of everything. It’s like seeing Helix on FOX8 – it is shown on Syfy US but because 1) it is produced by Sony and 2) because of FOX8′s big pockets Syfy Aust. missed out. Besides the real question should be – why can’t we watch premium comedy content on Comedy in HD?

  3. cnrmlj February 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm -

    Why would you want it on Comedy Channel in SD when it can be on Fox 8 in HD? Put it on Fox 8 HD (or any other HD channel – I really don’t care).

  4. Darcey09 February 19, 2014 at 9:42 am -

    Much prefer something like this to that Housewives garbage.

  5. Josh777 February 19, 2014 at 8:59 am -

    Finally some scripted comedy content! The amount of reality which is shown on Foxtel is rediculous so to see some variety is well over due – not to mention wanted! I just hope it actually airs on Comedy and not on another Foxtel owned channel simply because it rates better (FOX8 is a big culprit of this).

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