Southern Cross Television has been filming a new variety show Kids Live, at the Playhouse Theatre in Hobart this week.
Five episodes featuring 24 kids aged 10-16, from local performing arts academy ExitLeft will air in prime-time during Christmas week.
The Mercury reports a pilot episode was filmed and aired late last year, but the production deal was only confirmed 17 days ago, meaning it has been a frantic fortnight for the cast and crew.
“What has been very exciting is that our young performers have managed to pull everything together in just two and a half weeks,” director Ian Williams said.
“There are definitely some kids in this show who are destined to have national and even international careers.”
He hopes future series will be screened nationally.
“Not only is this truly Tasmanian content, but the show has the potential to be broadcast around Australia,” he said.