In the ongoing whiteboard known as Australian television programming there are various gems and guilty pleasures that we are awaiting to renew our couch relationship.
In this list I have highlighted shows that are still in production we are hanging out for.
Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney comedy. Season 3 features Carrie Fisher who tragically died following the return flight home from the UK shoot. Her last TV role. It screened in the UK in February. ABC says it is coming later this year.
The final season of Matt LeBlanc comedy got underway in the US in August. Australian rights are now with ABC, ahead of Stan. Another one the broadcaster says is coming later this year.
The ripping takedown of a Bachelor-style show is not airing in the US at all in 2017 but is due in 2018. This will screen again on Stan, presumably same day once it launches. It has also been renewed for a fourth season. SBS VICELAND is yet to screen S2.
Probably Australia’s favourite ABC show, but not long to wait with new episodes from Wednesday September 13. Counting the sleeps.
Another that has been too long in between kilts, but it’s back on Showcase on Monday week, including with Aussie David Berry.
American Horror Story
To be fair the last few seasons have been pretty disappointing but the new season “Cult” (which starts next week in the USA) is described as an allegory of the US Election so I am tuning in. I can’t recall ELEVEN ever fast-tracking this show, which fails to capitalise on any buzz. Returning cast Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy are joined by Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, and Lena Dunham.
Another ELEVEN show some of us were enjoying before it was rudely ripped off air, replaced with Star, also ripped off air. How’s that working out for ya?
Stranger Things / The Crown
Two killer Netflix shows that had us on the edge of our seat with their debut season. Stranger Things is back Halloween-style October 27nd, but The Crown keeps us waiting, your majesty, until December 8th.
If you have any other shows -still in production- you are hanging out for, let’s hear ’em…. (and yes we know about Game of Thrones).