Josh Lawson told TV Tonight his deal struck with FOX in the US was a surreal stroke of luck.
“What can I say, I was in the right place at the right time, and they saw my stuff and they dug it,” he said. “I thought ‘I can do this.'”
But after meeting ‘all the right people’ the projects so far, including the comedy Spaced, have been upstaged by a troubled year for the US industry. Lawson was upbeat it would ultimately prove fortuitous.
“There’s a few things that we’re talking about, that aren’t set in stone at the moment,” he said.
“But this year was tricky with all the strikes… the writers, the directors, maybe an actors strike. It’s tumultuous waters over there but when all that pans out, when the dust settles, there’ll be a few things coming up. I’ve got my ten fingers in ten different pies. All delicious pies!”
Lawson, who will also co-present Wipeout for Channel Nine, has also been a frequent guest on Thank God You’re Here. He thinks the sale from TEN to Seven could be worth a TV show in itself.
“I think the real series is checking out the executives at TEN,” he said. “I think they might be walking around like the walking dead!
“I love the Working Dog guys, I’ll follow them wherever they should go!”
Actor Angus Sampson, also a favourite guest on the comedy show, said it’s amazing how many people are talking about the show’s switch to a new network.
“A lot of people have been asking me about it but I haven’t spoken to the boys. As long as they’re happy, I’m happy.
“I only do it just ‘cos I love them. I only did one ep in S2 and two in S3. I really love them, I’d do catering for them, they’re geniuses.”