Oops. New Spicks & Specks episodes already played by ABC.
A rare stuff-up in ABC programming means new episodes were accidentally screened in early morning broadcasts.
In an extraordinary programming error, brand new episodes of Spicks & Specks episodes -set to premiere in August- have already played out on ABC.
Bizarrely, ABC confirmed episodes were accidentally screened in an early morning slot.
It was TV Tonight readers who first noticed the stuff-up.
“Some of these eps were aired a few weeks ago in the early hours of the morning. I happened to come across them on ABC ME or ABC Kids / TV Plus, I can’t remember which,” said reader Tendbarb. “They were from this season with Montaigne (wearing that outfit) and Steph (in that top). They also featured the mystery song clues, with a special guest from Masterchef (I think it was) in the Montaigne ep, plus a magician with a bird in a cage in another ep, dropping in to give some of them. A question also referenced 2022 and they featured a tweet from Ukraine. I can’t remember if I saw two or three eps, they weren’t for about 40 mins each and yeah, I enjoyed them.”
Wilberclay said, “I also saw an episode with the mystery song at 2-3am, though this one was with Alex Lee and Dave O’Neil. I missed the start so was slightly confused when Adam asked about the mystery song at the end, then remembered it being mentioned in his interview with David a few weeks ago. I just assumed that the new season had already started.”
An ABC spokesperson confirmed, “Yes, it was a scheduling error.”
‘New’ episodes of Spicks & Specks, if you missed their brief outing, will screen from Sunday 7 August at 7.40pm on ABC.