SBS gives Swift and Shift Couriers the thumbs up
After SBS boss Shaun Brown leaves, SBS slates the controversial second season of Swift and Shift Couriers.
The controversial second season of Swift and Shift Couriers will finally come off the shelf at SBS, to hit screens in August.
The knockabout comedy was originally promised for 2009 and delayed in 2010 after its storylines set in an Indian courier company conflicted with headlines involving attacks on Indian students in Australia.
The timing of the incidents became a bad fit for SBS management and the completed show was put to one side. SBS was mindful that Fenech’s first season had attracted some controversy over a storyline involving an Australian soldier in Iraq.
But the wait was so long filmmaker Paul Fenech even completed a new comedy series, Housos. Fortunately the headlines have also subsided.
However TV Tonight notes that the programming of the series follows almost immediately after the exit of SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown. His replacement, Michael Ebeid, began last week.
Swift and Shift Couriers S2 will begin on Monday August 1st.