There are changes coming to the ABC’s programming of The Bill.
From next week, September 12th, the show will only air once a week on Saturday nights.
After its single episode at 8:30pm, the ABC will follow with the UK drama, Cold Blood at 9:15pm , starring John Hannah.
From this week there are also no more Bill repeats on ABC2 on Tuesday nights. As it programmes with younger-skewing titles, The Wire takes its place at 9:30pm.
Replays of The Bill will however, be available on iView from Sunday.
In October, a new-look Bill format screens on ABC1. It follows changes in the UK where ITV dropped the show from 2 to 1 episodes per week, following the economic downturn hitting the broadcaster.