The all-new, all-singing, all-dancing Hi-5 will debut on 9GO! in mid-May, screening weekdays at 9am with an afternoon replay.
New cast members Bailey, Courtney, Joe, Shay and Lachie, who made their debut at Carols by Candlelight, were selected from over 450 applicants through a nationwide audition.
“Since introducing Bailey, Courtney, Joe, Shay and Lachie to fans, they have dazzled audiences with their live performances and public appearances,” said Julie Greene, Executive Creative Director and Executive Producer for Hi-5.
“We’re elated to have Hi-5 return to the Nine family. A new generation of Australian kids and parents will be able to discover this cherished children’s group reimagined for a modern world,” Hamish Turner, Nine Network Program Director, said.
Hi-5 first appeared on Nine in 1999 running through until 2011. It was once a brand under current CEO Hugh Marks through Southern Star.
The 17th series of Hi-5 is bursting with energy, songs, bright modern costumes, vibrant sets and plenty of playful learning. It will feature new scripts, content and fresh new characters including the introduction of new puppets The Jupsters, and a brand new song called Hi-5 Danceoff that will get everyone on their feet – mums and dads included.
9am Monday May 15 on 9GO! replayed at 2:30pm.