Returning: The Gruen Transfer

Wil Anderson is back to have a ball ripping ads to shreds, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft and a few new faces too.

gruen23Well here’s some good news, Wil Anderson and his gang are coming back to screens in The Gruen Transfer next month.

And there will be four additional new faces.

“100 per cent new and improved,” claims ABC. “It cleans. It brightens. It slices. It dices. It gets rid of acne. It comes with a free set of serrated knives and an abdominal flexer. It could be yours for only 83 small, weekly payments of $49.95…*”

Undoubtedly one of the hit shows of 2008, the unforgiving dissection of the advertising industry is both smart and funny. Produced by Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films it has a 10 week season from Wednesdays from March 18 at 9pm (take note, Chaser fans).

Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft return along with Jane Caro, Matt Eastwood, Dan Gregory, Dee Madigan and Bridget Taylor. The Gruen panel is strengthened by four new faces: Rebecca Carrasco, Rowan Dean, Matt Jones and Carolyn Miller.

“Each of these brave adventurers made it through a gruelling, Survivor-style audition process in February. More than 100 people (we stopped counting when it started to seem daunting) were interviewed for the roles,” says the nework.

The Pitch and online hit Consumer Revenge both also return -last year, an astonishing 10,000 clips were created for Gruen Beer, Bank and Beauty products. This year viewers get the chance to pit their skills against Baz Luhrmann and come up with a tourism campaign to sell Australia to the world.

“*Price may be higher if we need cash for the show. Actual contents and effects of the show may not match description. Model shown in ad may not be the same as the one we’re selling here.”

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  1. This is one of the best shows on TV. Intelligent, funny, stimulating, interesting. A line up of Spicks and Specks, Gruen and The Chaser would be pretty sweet. But didn’t the Chaser used to be on at 9? I can’t remember.

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