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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:26 am
[size=24:4347da05f0][b:4347da05f0]NEWSTOPIA[/b:4347da05f0][/size:4347da05f0][size=9:4347da05f0]
[b:4347da05f0]Airs:[/b:4347da05f0] Wednesdays 10pm
[b:4347da05f0]Channel:[/b:4347da05f0] SBS
[b:4347da05f0]Genre: [/b:4347da05f0]News Satire
[b:4347da05f0]Starring:[/b:4347da05f0] Shaun Micallef
[b:4347da05f0]Premiere:[/b:4347da05f0] 10th October 2007
[b:4347da05f0]Wikipedia:[/b:4347da05f0] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newstopia]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newstopia[/url]
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[quote:4347da05f0]Steering SBS
Newly appointed SBS pro-grammer, media studies academic [b:4347da05f0]Jane Roscoe, has con-firmed that a news satire show called Newstopia starring Shaun Micallef is being devel-oped.[/b:4347da05f0]
Roscoe also told Networking that the public broadcaster is "working with themes and seasons", which include the environment, the future, and Australian Muslim life.
She wants to see fewer "copycat formats" on television, and is also committed to ensur-ing that SBS' advertisements are "placed as appropriately and smoothly as possible".[/quote:4347da05f0][url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/tv--radio/networking/2007/04/03/1175366224229.html]http://www.theage.com.au/news/tv--radio/networking/2007/04/03/1175366224229.html[/url]
[quote:4347da05f0]SBS Television has commissioned two new programs for its upcoming schedule, according to The Guide lift-out in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.
[b:4347da05f0]The second will be comedian Shaun Micallef taking a satirical spin on world news in a series to be titled Newstopia, which will be filmed mid-year, and screened soon after. Micallef will work on the series with writers Gary McCaffrie and Michael Ward.[/b:4347da05f0][/quote:4347da05f0][url=http://report.mediaspy.org/?p=241]http://report.mediaspy.org/?p=241[/url]
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:27 am
Oh. Not very exciting news, this. I mean, really...who cares?

NOT!!!! :twisted:

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

Micallef wrote The Micallef Program, the greatest Australian comedy ever forged, with Michael Ward and Gary McCaffrey. I expect very, very great things from this show. 8)

Hopefully, since we're dealing with a satire on news, we can get lots of Micallef's trademark hilarious sarcasm thrown in. Also, hopefully he'll grab Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond and Wayne Hope too and make it a complete Micallef reunion. :D

I think this is the show he was developing a couple of years ago for the ABC before they pulled the plug due to 'budgetary cuts'. :evil: If I remember correctly, in that incarnation it was called MousePatrol.

Still...ABC's loss is SBS's gain. Woohoo. Very excited about this. In case you couldn't tell. :mrgreen:

ETA: Further research indicates Micallef has a film he's writing and starring in, called, Teacher Boy, out in 2008. I'm hoping it's along the same lines of the immortal Micallef sketch "Meat Boy". :pray: :wink:

Also, someone on the Micallef forum said he may be getting a show on Ten too, but I don't know how much stock to put into that. :thinking:

In addition, he's written and starring in this year's BlackJack (which he co-created), and is appearing in The King, the film about Graham Kennedy. He's also on an upcoming edition of John Wood's Wine Me Dine Me and, finally, he's on the radio every weekday morning, from 6am on Vega 91.5 in Melbourne. Busy man, my Micallef. :P :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:15 am
i'll be looking forward to that!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:57 pm
AIRDATE: Newstopia

[quote:30c7ee5a47]Now THIS is good news!

SBS will launch Shaun Micallef's Newstopia from October 10.

Simply described as, "A new comedy series by Shaun Micallef who stars as anchorman in this satirical half hour news bulletin," it will screen at 10pm on Wednesday nights.

This effectively means Wednesday nights are about to heat up. Not only do we have The Chaser and Summer Heights High but Prison Break and Damages are also coming on Wednesdays. And that's without any sign of Heroes and House (both yet to be confirmed).

Newstopia will hopefully be Micallef's own take on current events a la Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher ( we assume!). Mick Molloy might want to tune in to this too. Just an idea.[/quote:30c7ee5a47]

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:16 am
Excellent. Looking forward to The Librarians which should be coming to the ABC at some point in October too. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:22 pm
[quote:699d2adfb6]SBS will launch Shaun Micallef's Newstopia from October 10. [/quote:699d2adfb6]

We have an airdate now! :P

Can't wait.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:30 pm
[quote:fcc561b5f7="stingersfan"] SBS will launch Shaun Micallef's Newstopia from October 10.[/quote:fcc561b5f7]

Excellent news! :dance: Shaun is a genius, and I am looking forward to watching this program.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:31 am
:!: Newstopia will premiere at 10pm on SBS October 10th 2007 [Wednesday]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:15 pm
Saw an ad for this last night on SBS. :D

It featured Shaun talking saying things along the lines of "[i:7d536535f9]I'm not pretentious, but I know exactly what people want to hear in the news."[/i:7d536535f9] 8)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:29 pm
[quote:f26158fc6b="A.A"]Saw an ad for this last night on SBS. :D

It featured Shaun talking saying things along the lines of "[i:f26158fc6b]I'm not pretentious, but I know exactly what people want to hear in the news."[/i:f26158fc6b] 8)[/quote:f26158fc6b]

Sounds good! (I'm sure he does know, too. :lol: )
I'll keep my eyes peeled for the ad. :)
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