Axed: The Mix

ABC Arts show ends after 7 years, but another weekly show is in the pipeline.

ABC is ending its Arts show The Mix after 7 years, but another weekly show is in the pipeline.

Presenter Lisa Skerrett told viewers, “After 7 years of dedicated Arts & Culture coverage, The Mix will soon be finishing up. I know I speak for everyone involved with the show when I say we have loved the opportunity of bringing you so many great stories from across the Arts.”

The Mix is the ABC’s weekly arts, entertainment and culture program profiling art, television, movies, books, games, gigs, theatre and more. Other contributors include Zan Rowe, Myf Warhurst, Eddi Sharp, Abdul Abdullah and Eloise Fuss.

Since launching with host James Valentine in 2014  the show has screened on ABC News and replayed on ABC.

ABC Director of Entertainment & Specialist Michael Carrington recently told TV Tonight, a new weekly Arts show is coming to Wednesday nights on ABC TV Plus.

“That is in development as we speak, and hopefully we’ll launch that around Easter. The title is still to be worked out as well, and the host we’re just casting now. We’ve just building the production team to take that forward. So that will be the anchor during the week,” he said.

An ABC spokesman today advised, “Best-of episodes of The Mix are still airing and, as previously announced, a new weekly arts program will launch this year on ABC TV Plus, alongside feature-length arts documentaries and live performances of music, ballet, musical theatre and opera.

“The ABC’s unrivalled support for Australian arts and artists in 2021 also includes Claudia Karvan’s new book series, Finding the Archibald with Rachel Griffiths, Going Country with Justine Clarke, Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra and Step into Paradise – which celebrates the enduring success of designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson.”

6 Responses

  1. A reality food arts show is what’s needed – where arts practioners have root around in bins for scraps of rotting food to live off while being pelted with good food by government ministers.

  2. It went downhill after the panel shifted from the pub to an apparently bomb damaged cafe sipping lattes in a somewhat bizarre self parody-remember the good old days when the whole of Sunday afternoon on 2 was ‘Arts’?

  3. Yep..saw that….totally took me by surprise….new arts show?….hello Aunty…old adage….If it aint broke, don’t fix it……
    Loved the stories….loved the chat around the table….that use to be over drinkies….😊

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