ABC1 has commissioned a new late night weekly comedy series entitled Wednesday Night Fever.

From Quail Television, the creators of ABC1’s popular At Home with Julia, Wednesday Night Fever will feature a number of satirical characters, political impersonations and live music performed by an ensemble cast in front of a live audience. 

Already demonstrating some of the show’s no-holds-barred humour, Creator/Executive Producer Rick Kalowski says, “Defamation lawyers contemplating a first class ski trip to Aspen should book with confidence. This is your year.”

Executive Producer Greg Quail spoke of the troubles associated with casting the series, explaining, “We’re still searching for performers willing to join the witness protection program right after the first episode goes to air.”

“Wednesday Night Fever promises to entertain and delight audiences with a provocative mid-week serve of satire and musical comedy,” said ABC TV’s Head of Entertainment, Jennifer Collins. 

“There’s a new wave of young comedic talent in Australia and this series is the perfect vehicle to showcase them, while playing alongside some of Australia’s more established comedians.”

Wednesday Night Fever is a Quail and ABC TV co-production for ABC1. Quail Television Executive Producers are Rick Kalowski and Greg Quail. ABC Executive Producer is Sophia Zachariou.

The full cast is expected to be announced in coming weeks. 

Wednesday Night Fever will air mid-2013 on ABC1.

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