Talk show for Adam Hills

Australian series for 2011

Adam Hills has landed his own talk show in his native Australia.

The stand-up has signed a deal with the ABC for a series called Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight to go out early next year.

The series, which will go out on ABC1, is named after the road in the Elsternwick suburb of Melbourne where the broadcaster has its base.

Hills said: ‘I'm really excited to be allowed to have the run of the ABC studios for a few months. It feels like Mum and Dad are leaving town and have given me the keys to the studio. I'm gonna invite a few friends around, have some good chats, play some good music and try not to trash the place.’

ABC’s Amanda Duthie added: ‘Adam is a talented and extremely popular member of the ABC family. He's a natural host and he's bursting with big ideas. We can't wait to see him bring us his very own take on the Tonight Show tradition.’

Hills will continue to host the pop quiz Spicks and Specks for the ABC.

The broadcaster has also announced other comedy shows for 2011, including Angry Boys from Summer Heights High creator Chris Lilley.

Details are scant, though it has been filmed internationally and is a co-production with the BBC and HBO.

Also in the pipeline are the sitcoms Twentysomething and Woodley, in which one-time Perrier winner Frank Woodley plays a loveable dad.

Published: 2 Dec 2010

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