Hey Hey its Saturday will return to screens at 7:30pm Tuesday September 29th.
A second reunion special will follow on Tuesday October 6th, just short of a 10 year absence off air.
The Hey Hey Facebook page told its member the news today. The fansite was instrumental in gathering support for the show’s return.
The mid-week return confirms an earlier report by TV Tonight in July that the show would return as a Tuesday special around early October.
Nine has now confirmed the airdate. So far Red Symons, John Blackman, Wilbur Wilde, Russell Gilbert and Livinia Nixon are confirmed alongside Daryl Somers, notes news.com.au. Seven is believed to have prevented Molly Meldrum from appearing due to his contract with the network.
So far Ernie Carroll, aka Ossie Ostrich is not confirmed. Jackie McDonald reportedly declined when the specials were announced in July.
Red Faces, Celebrity Head, Wot Cheezes Me Orf, Media Watch and Phunny Fotos are also returning in the live to air specials.
The Tuesday night move is designed to undermine strong programming by rival networks including TEN’s Spearmen Experiment and Seven’s Packed to the Rafters.
The show is being trialled to see how well it is performs, with a view to a renewed series.
A website for tickets is now online, and is also asking for Red Faces contestants.