The final episode of At Home with Julia will air tonight as planned -episode four of a total of four.
While it’s true that six episodes were planned in early stages when it was under consideration for ABC2, only four were commissioned.
As is the fluctuating nature of TV, four episodes was all that ABC1 required. Rumours of another two being dumped, or supposedly not airing, are just that.
Whether the show returns for a second series or not is dependant on many things, principally whether the PM remains in The Lodge. It would be pointless to proceed if she were replaced. So ABC hasn’t considered whether or not to renew the show, produced by Quail TV.
An ABC spokesperson told TV Tonight, “While we are thrilled at the response we have had for At Home with Julia, exciting and dividing viewers alike, at this stage there are no plans for a second series.
“The Producers originally pitched six episodes but there were only four timeslots available in the primetime Wednesday night schedule, which we jumped at. Also, the nature of the program meant that time was of the essence in getting it to air.”
In tonight’s final episode Julia Gillard faces an audience at Q & A -but has her own battles to overcome to make it there in one piece.
It airs at 9:35pm.