The jury-voted category has been absent since 2009.
TV Week says the change has come about after consulting with the industry, as well as listening to feedback from readers, viewers and voters.
“The standard of Australian comedies has been outstanding in 2014 –and we felt that shows in that genre deserved to be judged up against each other in their own category,” TV Week’s editor Emma Nolan says.
In recent years performers, writers, networks (and even blogs) have lamented Comedy entries having to compete with those in Light Entertainment (AACTA Awards also merge the categories).
The 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Crown Entertainment Complex’s Palladium Room, Melbourne.
Voting will open on Monday, January 12, 2015 and will continue until Sunday, February 22, 2015.
Now if only we can get more women into the Hall of Fame…..?