ABC has announced a new weekly panel show Tomorrow Tonight to be fronted by Charlie Pickering and Annabel Crabb.
It follows from recent rumours about a Hypotheticals revival, originally hosted by Geoffrey Robertson.
Produced in Melbourne by Thinkative Television (The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Hard Quiz), the series sees experts and comedians discuss a hypothetical news story “that would have us all glued to the news – an event that hasn’t happened yet, but could.”
“I’m excited to take a break from making fun of the news to have a go at making up some news of our own, which could all turn out to be true any day now,” said Pickering.
“The escalating lunacy of domestic and global events in recent years is a sombre reminder to us all that we should be prepared for things to get even weirder. Tomorrow Tonight is – under these circumstances – a cornerstone obligation of the ABC Charter. Jokes included at no additional public expense,” said Annabel Crabb.
Josie Mason-Campbell, ABC Head Factual & Entertainment added, “We are thrilled to work with Charlie Pickering and Annabel Crabb and the team at Thinkative Television on this original production. Tomorrow Tonight will unpack some of the most burning issues of our time and ask: ‘What if?’ Tomorrow Tonight joins ABC shows such as Gruen, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and Hard Quiz in informing and entertaining viewers about the world around them and the world to come.”
It will air later this year.
Production Credit: A Thinkative Television production in association with ABC TV. Executive Producers Chris Walker and Kevin Whyte. ABC EP Nick Hayden.