ABC Summer highlights 2024
2024 premiere dates are locked in for Muster Dogs, Total Control, Back Roads and more.
ABC has announced a raft of premiere dates for first run Australian content, and select international titles, to screen in the New Year.
They include dates for the return of Muster Dogs, Total Control, Back Roads plus premieres Grand Designs Transformations, Planet Lulin and more.
ABC Head of Programming, Acquisitions and Streaming Roberta Allan says “We are incredibly excited about our content plans next year, and we will have no delay in delivering them, with big launches starting from January 1st right off the back of our amazing New Years Eve coverage. We have content launches from every genre, new and returning commissions and international acquisitions, there is something for everyone.”
Audiences can escape the heat and immerse themselves in the award-winning new season of political drama Total Control, starring screen legends Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths. For home improvement inspiration join hosts Anthony Burke and Yasmine Ghoniem in Grand Designs Transformations and the whole family can get behind their favourite Border Collie pups in the new season of the smash hit series Muster Dogs.
Heather Ewart returns shining a spotlight on the towns and people from across the country in Back Roads and sport fans can take a behind the scenes look at Australia’s famous tennis tournament, in Australia’s Open. While our younger viewers will enjoy extraterrestrial fun with the new live action series Planet Lulin and enjoy the soothing sounds of Ninganah Lullaby.
From January 1, dropping on ABC iview, is a terrific mix of shows to complement ABC iview’s existing library of impressive acquisitions including, the Australian premiere of Best Interests. Starring two of the UK’s most popular actors Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Bad Sisters) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens) this critically acclaimed drama centres around a family who face a choice no parent wants to make. Chatty man, comedian Alan Carr stars in the semi-autobiographical, very funny comedy series Changing Ends and Sir Paul McCartney teams up with music producer Rick Rubin to discuss McCartney’s extensive body of work in McCartney 1,2,3. ABC will also be home to the Australian premiere of the blue chip, natural history series Earth. Narrated by Chris Packham, this epic series delves into the 4.5 billion year story of our home.
Monday 1 January
Changing Ends Binge on ABC iview / ABC TV premiere Wednesday 3 January at 9.00pm
Best Interests Binge on ABC iview / ABC TV premiere on Sunday 14 January at 9.30pm
McCartney 1,2,3 Binge on ABC iview / ABC TV premiere on Tuesday 16 January at 8.30pm
Planet Lulin Binge on ABC iview and premieres 5pm on ABC ME
Thursday 4 January
Grand Design Transformations Premieres at 8pm ABC iview/ ABC TV
Tuesday 9 January
Back Roads Premieres at 8pm ABC iview / ABC TV
Australia’s Open Binge on ABC iview / ABC TV premieres at 8.30pm
Sunday 14 January
Muster Dogs series 2 Binge on ABC iview / ABC TV premieres at 7.30pm
Total Control series 3 Premieres at 8.30pm ABC iview / ABC TV
Monday 15 January
Ninganah Lullaby Premieres at 7.25pm ABC iview / ABC Kids
Tuesday 23 January
Earth Premieres at 8.30pm ABC iview / ABC TV