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Airdate: TFI Friday

ABC2 adds revived UK entertainment series hosted by Chris Evans -on Thursdays.

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An alert, just in time….

ABC2 is screening UK entertainment series TFI Friday from 9:15pm tonight (yep, that’s Thursday nights).

Screening 6 days after its UK broadcast the series is hosted by future Top Gear host, Chris Evans. It has just been revived after its original run from 1996 – 2000.

The UK has recently welcomed the return of the iconic 90’s entertainment show, that shocked and delighted a nation, for a new ten-episode run.

Starting tonight, and screening each Thursday at 9.15pm on ABC2 (just six days after the episode airs in the UK), TFI Friday will feature the biggest names in showbiz, who pop in to perform a song or to have a chat with host Chris Evans, or for something else completely bonkers.

During the ‘90’s (and again this year for a 90 minute reunion special) TFI Friday was a seminal UK TV institution that kicked down the doors to the weekend. It was fresh, raucous, rowdy and relentlessly inventive. Filmed in a bar in front of a fun and frisky audience, host Chris Evans (soon to be the new front man for Top Gear) presided over a freewheeling mix of live music, comedy sketches, daft games, celebrity interviews and a host of well loved catchphrases. TFI Friday changed the face of UK television and revolutionised modern chat and entertainment shows.

9.15pm Thursday October 22
Guests include super group U2, British pop legends Take That, actor Steve Coogan, band Slaves and actress Saoirse Ronan.

9:15pm October 29
Guests include singer Justin Bieber, actor Dawn French, hip hop stars Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, X-Men: Apocalypse actor Nicholas Hoult and synthpop duo – Hurts.

9:15pm November 5
Guests include former ‘Girls Aloud’ member Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 80’s pop icons Duran Duran plus musical performances from Eagles of Death Metal and Foals.

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