The show, which began in 2011, appears to be the latest victim of ABC budget cuts.
Described as “a daily ten minute comedy news show that promises to destroy every bastion of journalism known to man” it is the only comedy show that writes and produces news parody to air the very same day.
On their Facebook page, the young team said: “We would like to thank you for all the support you’ve given us over the years. Especially those tax dollars you didn’t have a choice about giving to us. We appreciate everyone who has watched the show, shared our videos or dropped us a line to let us know that tonight’s episode isn’t up on iView yet. We’d also like to wish young, promising comedians like Shaun Micallef and The Chaser the best of luck as we pass the torch down to them.
The Roast won’t be back on the ABC next year. If you want a ridiculous parody of a news show, you’ll have to watch the Bolt Report #roasttv
— The Roast (@TheRoastTV) November 3, 2014
The axing will raise further concerns about the future of original primetime content on ABC2. Shows like Soul Mates and Back Seat Drivers have attracted modest ratings this year -but some such as Please Like Me and Dirty Laundry Live could potentially move to ABC.
A more dire outcome could even see the channel move online, which has also been speculated in recent months.
This is the last week on air for The Roast.