Earlier this month when TV Tonight contacted the ABC on plans to run Langham’s sitcom The Thick of It, a spokesperson affirmed the network was aware of the situation. They confirmed it was proceeding with the programme.
But within days it issued an amendment indicating the comedy was gone from schedule.
It is now replaced with The Armstrong and Miller Show, a UK sketch show with comic actors Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.
So did the network really know, or it has become nervous about the show going under the media spotlight? Maybe it should have taken a look at its own news archives before deciding on programming it was not prepared to uphold?