SBS has announced three new locally produced series which will hit our screens in May.
The first is Dave in the Life, a 10 x 30 min series where Dave Zwolenski (“Embedded with Sheik Hilaly”) experiences the life of someone else….a gang member; a sports hero, a bikie, a politician, a pensioner, a radio shock jock. He will live with them, eat with them, go to work with them and genuinely attempt to walk several kilometres in their shoes. The series is described as a comic journey into some great “Aussie divides” while exploring the serious social issues, myths, themes and topical stories of modern Australia while along the way, contradictions arise and entrenched public views are exposed. It screens Monday nights at 8.30pm from May 11th.
Food Investigators is a 13 x 30 min series hosted by Dr Renee Lim with stand-up comedian and former food scientist Joe Avati. Food Investigators promises to investigate “what’s on our plates, revealing the facts behind food that will surprise, shock, and empower you to make the right decisions about what you eat.” It begins 7.30pm from Wednesday May 20th.
Finally The Squiz is a 13 x 30 min studio-based quiz show about sport, featuring ‘a clever format, quirky questions, stunts and lots of humour.’ Hosted by comedian Anh Do, the show sees a panel of big name sports stars, celebrities and top comedians go head to head as they test their sports quiz knowledge. It airs Saturday nights 8.30pm from May 23rd.
SBS Production and Development Manager Denise Eriksen, said “We are very excited about these new long-run series to lead us into our telecast of The Ashes.
“They illustrate our whole-hearted commitment to offering credible yet entertaining programming, made by our talented, creative Australian production community. SBS is innovative, takes risks with original content and is committed to quality broadcasting – but, above all, we take our audiences into parts of lively, vibrant, multicultural Australia they don’t normally see.”