Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures pushed to 2018


It attracted the biggest reaction in the room at TEN’s 2017 Upfronts but Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures won’t be airing until 2018, according to a report today.

The Herald Sun notes star Glenn Robbins revealed at the 3AW Rumours Feast at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne on Friday that filming of the new episodes had begun, but that there was still plenty of work to do.

He said filming would continue through to the end of the year with the results set to air on TEN early next year.

Working Dog has been flat out with projects of late including Utopia and Have You Been Paying Attention?

TEN’s Chief Content Officer Beverly McGarvey previously told TV Tonight, “It’s visual comedy with a known and loved brand, and it’s something the whole family can watch, which is so important to us. There’s not much half hour comedy on commercial TV, especially something in early evening, that you can put your kids in front of.

“Working Dog are so consistently great and Glenn is such a talented performer. I think there is a gap for physical comedy. It was the thing that everybody laughed at during the Upfronts.”

TV Tonight
understands Robbins & crew have been filming for several months whenever they can get away quietly to shoot in between projects.

7 Comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this the first time it was on, but honestly I don’t think it’ll hold up and not perform well for ten.

    It was a great show back in the day but networks need to give young up and coming comedians a shot instead of just relying on working dogs old tricks.

    • I find most younger comedians are not that funny. Many use swear words or pull out the racial card however l do get your point. Comedy is lacking on our screens or at best it is a poor attempt at comedy. When was the last time we saw a comedy like Kingswood Country or Hey Dad not to mention Fast Forward, etc????

    • @Harrison2 I would have to disagree with you. The anticipation for this new series of All Aussie Adventures is quite big, especially on Social Media. The character Russell Coight is an iconic one. The recent success in ratings for 15 year old episodes of Kath & Kim proves that people are still very much interested in classic Australian Comedy.

  2. It’s a shame we won’t get to see it this year but totally understandable when you look at Working Dog’s big year.

    TEN should promote it heavily throughout the Big Bash this summer, and I’m sure it would work will with I’m A Celebrity at the start of the 2018 ratings year.

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