As expected, Seven has confirmed 800 Words will begin Tuesday September 15th, replacing Winners and Losers which has its season finale next week.
Seven is yet to confirm a time for the new drama, teased only as “after X Factor,” which probably puts it at around 8:40 or thereabouts. A 9pm premiere could impact on its overall numbers.
There are 8 episodes in the first season which will see Seven through to early November.
A columnist for a popular Sydney newspaper and devoted father of teenage kids, Shay (Melina Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony), life has been pretty good to George. His biggest concern, aside from raising a family with wife, Laura, is ensuring he pens exactly 800 Words for his weekly column. His precise word count is a personal quirk. It gives George control and stability, but that all vanishes with his wife’s sudden passing.
Acting on impulse, George quits his job and tells his kids to pack their bags because he has just bought a house, sight unseen, over the internet in the fictional New Zealand seaside town of Weld.