Welcome to ABC Comedy

New multichannel ABC Comedy is on the air tonight from 7:30pm, replacing ABC2.

New and repeat comedies will screen from 7:30pm till around 2am. ABC KIDS remains in place, but now until 7:30pm.

The flagship show is Tonightly with Tom Ballard, screening Monday – Thursdays at 9pm with a “Best of” on Friday.

There are new seasons of Catastrophe, Episodes, Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Next Gen and the premiere of Murder in Successville and Game Face.

David Anderson, Director Television says, “The ABC is committed to investing in great content for all Australians. We have a long and impressive history of entertaining Australians through iconic comedy and entertainment programs. Our announcement today reaffirms this commitment and underscores the ABC as a powerhouse of great Australian comedy into the future.”

Here’s how the first week shapes up:

Mon Dec 4:
7:30pm Spicks & Specks rpt
8pm Upper Middle Bogan dbl rpt
9pm Tonightly with Tom Ballard
9:30pm Game Face dbl
10:20pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks rpt
10:55pm The Office (US)*
11:15pm 30 Rock*
11:35pm Parks & Recreation*
12:00am Tonightly with Tom Ballard rpt
12:30am Never Mind the Buzzcocks rpt
1am The Office (US) rpt
1:25am 30 Rock rpt
1:45am Parks & Recreation rpt

Tues Dec 5:
8pm Ronny Chieng: International Student dbl rpt
9pm Tonightly with Tom Ballard
9:30pm Kiki And Kitty: Kitty Comes to Town dbl
10pm Wasted
10:30pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc

Wed Dec 6
8pm Stop Laughing… This is Serious rpt
9pm Tonightly with Tom Ballard
9:30pm Catastrophe dbl
10:25pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc

Thu Dec 7
8pm The Ex-PM dbl rpt
9pm Tonightly with Tom Ballard
9:30pm The IT Crowd rpt
9:55pm Murder in Successville*
10:25pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc

Fri Dec 8
8pm Gruen XL rpt
8:45pm Hard Quiz rpt
9:15pm Tonightly with Tom Ballard (best of)
9:45pm Episodes dbl
10:45pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks etc

Sat Dec 9
8pm Would I Lie to You? rpt
8:30pm Live at the Apollo
9:15pm Comedy Next Gen
10:15pm GameFace dbl rpt
11:05pm Catastrophe dbl rpt
12am Episodes dbl rpt
1am Siblings dbl rpt

Sun Dec 10
8pm Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow rpt
8:45pm Funny As rpt
9:45pm Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled
10:35pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg rpt
11:15pm The IT Crowd rpt
11:40am Wasted rpt
12:05am Murder in Successville rpt
12:40am Would I Lie to You? rpt
1:10am Live at the Apollo rpt
1:55am Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow rpt

* new to ABC

You can read more here. and download a full Guide here.https://tvtonight.com.au/2016/12/guides-2017.html

7 Comments:

  1. So, where do the documentaries go to? Not ABC 1 by the look of it. I used to be a supporter of the ABC but haven’t been for some time. Since the ratings pursuit under Scott and all the pap that it shows now it is a disgrace!

  2. I would like to see some British sketch comedy shows on ABC Comedy. Either new sketch shows or repeats of older shows. It would also be nice to have an Australian sketch comedy show that could be produced for ABC Comedy.

  3. Hello ABC Comedy! My favourite comedians are Dave Callan, Sam Simmons, Roy Slaven, HG Nelson, Judith Lucy, Shaun Micallef, Jane Turner, Gina Riley,Magda Szubanski, Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean), Ross Noble, David Strassman and Abbott & Costello. On the channel I’d like to see repeats of the Glass House and Dirty Laundry Live.

  4. I hope that the start of the new ratings year will bring more new programming to this schedule. So many repeats. I’ll give Tom Ballard a go, but that’s the only thing I see above which may take my interest.

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