EXCITING times ahead at the ABC as it unveils its 2024 programming slate. Complementing a stable of popular returning shows, ABC’s impressive 2024 slate additions span all genres and will entertain and engage Australians of all ages on the platforms they prefer.
ABC in 2024 is packed with distinct, quality Australian content unrivalled in its scale and diversity. In 2024 it plans to continue to invest in our digital products, which includes new streaming technology to promote better live experiences and improved personalisation across ABC iview.
Chief content officer Chris Oliver-Taylor said, “We’re delighted to share our world-class 2024 slate – the most diverse slate of landmark Australian commissioned drama series, high-impact factual programs bringing humour, joy, discovery and storytelling and the largest slate of comedy commissions in Australia.
“Our Children’s content is world leading and world class. The ABC commissioned the biggest Kids show in the world, and we are thrilled to say Bluey is back in 2024. We’ll have the big events that bring the country together for moments of national celebration like the New Year’s Eve Fireworks, NAIDOC and Mardi Gras, our entertainment heavy hitters will all be returning, and we have an expanded arts coverage with two new shows.
“In 2024, the next generation of ABC iview will be available to all Australians, bringing more personalisation, better navigation, more channels and more features – always free and always ad free. A number of ABC iview pop up streams will also launch from December including one dedicated to Fisk, while Bluey Fest is featuring this month.”
2024 program highlights include:
- Captivating new drama Return to Paradise –an Australian spin off of the popular Death in Paradise series.
- ABC legend Shaun Micallef will back with a brand new show that’s pure Entertainment, it’s everything you know and love about Shaun, and a little more.
- Kitty Flanagan is back with Australia’s number one comedy Fisk.
- Debi Mazar, Miranda Otto and Jessica De Gouw head back to the 60s in the heartwarming drama series Ladies in Black.
- UK actors Ben Millar and Sally Phillips team up with Michael Theo (Love on the Spectrum) to star in a delightful new comedy called Austin.
- Grand Designs Transformations hosted by Anthony Burke and Yasmine Ghoniem will showcase everyday Australians transforming their homes.
- Tony Armstrong is on a quest to uncover what Australians cherish in Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things.
- Hands on buzzers Australia, Adam, Myf and Alan return for a new series of Spicks and Specks.
- Food icon Maggie Beer is out to change the lives of our older Australians in Maggie Beer’s Big Mission.
- Miriam Margolyes’ inquisitive nature and unique style are on display once again in the new series Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian.