Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 - ABC TV
Now that Australia has a Federal Election date, ABC TV can today finally confirm the new broadcast details for the return of its smash-hit TV franchises, GRUEN and HAMSTER.

Gruen Nation – four extra-length, extra-strength, election-oriented specials – will premiere Wednesday, August 14, at 8:30pm on ABC1. Host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, Nation legends Dr John Hewson and Annabel Crabb, and surprise guests too important to mention in this press release.  A spokesperson for the Gruen team conceded their disappointment that Kevin Rudd has now scheduled the election on International Vulture Awareness Day, but looked forward to a campaign fought on three word slogans, such as “It’s my round!”, “Spit that out!” and “Darling, I’m pregnant!”

Gruen Nation will then be followed by season three of Gruen Planet – eight episodes of the show that loves spin and marketing like Tony Abbott loves a red tie.

Then prepare yourselves as The Chaser return to our screens to give their version of the 2013 Federal Election campaign trail with their five part series The Hamster Decides – premiering Wednesday, August 14 at 9:15pm on ABC1.  The series is described by Chaser member Chris Taylor as “an exciting new iview program, which can also be watched on older content platforms, such as ABC1 television or on LaserDisc”.  It promises to concentrate its analysis on the 2013 contest, an election which The Chaser’s previous election shows virtually all but ignored.  The Hamster Decides will also be written, performed, directed and produced entirely by Kevin Rudd, as part of his plan to micro-manage every aspect of this election.

Gruen Nation (4×45’) premieres Wednesday, August 14 at 8:30pm on ABC1

followed by Gruen Planet (8×35’)

The Hamster Decides (5×30’) premieres Wednesday, August 14 at 9:15pm on ABC1

** Please note – the last episode of Wednesday Night Fever will move to 9:45pm on Wednesday August 14.

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Now that Australia has a Federal Election date, ABC TV can today finally confirm the new broadcast details for the return of its smash-hit TV franchises, GRUEN and HAMSTER.

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