Airdate: Red Band Society

Short-lived drama gets a very late premiere later this month on Seven.


It was originally touted at Seven’s Upfronts as one of the new international dramas for 2015, but Red Band Society will finally have its Australian premiere at the very late time of 12:30am Wednesday August 26 (Tuesday night).

The hospital dramedy featuring Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable was pulled in the US by FOX after 10 episodes, and was not renewed behind its initial 13.

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help), Dave Annable (Brothers & Sisters) and a charismatic cast of fresh faces, Red Band Society is a provocative, unconventional and unique coming-of-age dramedy about a group of rule-bending friends and the adults who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence in Los Angeles’ Ocean Park Hospital. Exploring everything from strong friendships and first loves, to humorous mishaps and heartbreaks, the series is a story of life, with an edgy comedic tone all its own.

It will be followed by the premiere of Manhattan Love Story at 1:30am Wednesday August 26 on Seven.

9 Responses

  1. So I was just setting up the new show recordings for the week on MyStar (for my mum) and I couldn’t find both Red Band Society or Manhattan Love Story on Seven. Have stupid Seven done the old backflip on these shows already David? (Not that a scheduled post midnight screening had my hopes up too much anyway…)

    1. Sorry David, I didn’t do sufficient enough digging before I made that outlandish comment above. It seems that Seven are still running with these two shows as scheduled, however as I live in a rural area, Prime has decided to go with Home Shopping instead… Disappointing to say the least…

  2. While I like all the British crime dramas on 7TWO surely Seven could do something radical and play shows like The Mindy Project, Parks and Rec, It’s Always Sunny, and Red Band Society in their place.

  3. This is overkill. Okay both (especially MLS) rated badly in the US but surely premiering brand new shows past midnight on a weekday is a bit over the top. I would think Red Band Society could rate better than some of Seven’s existing post-10:30pm offerings. I guess they aren’t new to this sort of thing though, considering how they scheduled shows like The Mindy Project and Parks and Rec.

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