Everybody loves to play backseat programmer…
Some readers have been asking why The Ex-PM was scheduled on Thursdays instead of ABC’s comedy Wednesdays.
As it wraps up its second season this week, TV Tonight asked ABC Director of Television David Anderson that very question.
“The Ex-PM had a different tone to what you would otherwise have seen Shaun do on a Wednesday.
“We’ve had narrative comedy on a Thursday before,” he said.
“The numbers aren’t what I think it deserves, but it’s getting a good run on iview.
“The Ex-PM series 2 builds on series 1. I think it’s a really good series.”
ABC also moved another CJZ production Gruen XL on ABC2 to avoid it screening at the same time as the Micallef comedy.
The season finale sees Lisa McCune guest as Dugdale’s opponent Lorelei Baggins in a debate moderated by Barrie Cassidy.
It also wraps the TV career of the great John Clarke.
The Ex-PM concludes 8:30pm Thursday on ABC.