ABC has mistakenly put to air last week’s Mad as Hell episode to air.
TV Tonight can confirm a fresh episode was recorded last night.
ITV Studios Australia CEO David Mott also told TV Tonight he had spoken with ABC Managing Director David Anderson who was looking into the stuff-up.
“Meanwhile we’re enjoying a lovely encore of last week’s episode,” he joked. “I look forward to seeing the new one soon.”
On social media viewers are in meltdown over the mess.
On screen ABC ran a crawl “Apologies due to technical error, last week’s episode was played.”
ABC has now uploaded the new episode to iview. It will screen at 9pm Thursday on ABC.
An ABC spokesperson said, “The ABC apologises for broadcasting the incorrect episode of Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell. This fault was due to a technical error. This week’s episode has been put up on ABC iview for fans to watch as soon as they like. The episode will also be shown on the ABC’s main channel at 9pm Thursday night as well as at its regular repeat timeslot on Friday night.”
TV Tonight understands the correct episode was not supplied by ABC Melbourne to Media Hub playout.
This post updates.