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It's a Date 2013 series - publisher film/TV humour

'It's A Date is a comedy series exploring the trials and tribulations of the world of dating. The eight-part narrative comedy series features an extraordinary mix of Australia's most respected performers including Gold Logie award-winners Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood and Lisa McCune alongside stars of the stage and screen Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda, Peter Helliar, Lawrence Mooney, Ian Smith, and from the UK, comedy superstar Ross Noble in a rare TV acting role. Alongside these seasoned performers are some of Australia's best emerging comedy talents including Jess Harris, Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Luke McGregor and Nazeem Hussain.

'It's A Date explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. Each episode thematically links two self-contained dates as they bravely head toward desire or disaster.

'Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question

each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date? These are just some of the questions and issues addressed in series one of It's A Date.' (Source: ABC 1 website)

2014 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
2014 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program
Twentysomething 2007 single work film/TV humour

For the 2011 reboot:

'Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) are best friends, housemates and twentysomething. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend. When they find themselves unemployed, getting evicted and constantly dodging the dreaded question, 'So what do you do with yourselves?', they decide its time to become their own bosses.

'This ... comedy/drama series sees Jess and Josh set out each week in search of their big break. Jess, with a restless need to prove herself and a fear of becoming boring and predictable, contrasts with the more content and cautious Josh. No matter how crazy, weird or ridiculous some of Jess' ideas get, it's her confidence and blind faith that makes Josh want to buy whatever she is selling. Their entrepreneurial pursuits range from a hugely successful erotic house cleaning service, guided Melbourne tours that show twentysomething backpackers the city in a new light, an elite babysitters' agency for a very small 60% commission and even profiting from returning lost dogs for big rewards.

'Although Jess and Josh have every intention of succeeding, they somehow manage to self-destruct, always ending in chaos. With Josh under added pressure from his older and more successful brother Nick, (Simon Russell), to join the family advertising business, Jess finds a welcome distraction in Billy (Hamish Blake), an on again/off again ex who has recently returned home from an overseas adventure. When there is no-one else, there is always Abby, (Leah de Niese) the back up friend.

'Whether it is finding out how you got home last night or what to do with the rest of your life, the twentysomething world is filled with massive highs, heart breaking lows and plenty of drinks in between.'

(ABC website)

2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
Twentysomething 2007 single work film/TV humour

For the 2011 reboot:

'Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) are best friends, housemates and twentysomething. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend. When they find themselves unemployed, getting evicted and constantly dodging the dreaded question, 'So what do you do with yourselves?', they decide its time to become their own bosses.

'This ... comedy/drama series sees Jess and Josh set out each week in search of their big break. Jess, with a restless need to prove herself and a fear of becoming boring and predictable, contrasts with the more content and cautious Josh. No matter how crazy, weird or ridiculous some of Jess' ideas get, it's her confidence and blind faith that makes Josh want to buy whatever she is selling. Their entrepreneurial pursuits range from a hugely successful erotic house cleaning service, guided Melbourne tours that show twentysomething backpackers the city in a new light, an elite babysitters' agency for a very small 60% commission and even profiting from returning lost dogs for big rewards.

'Although Jess and Josh have every intention of succeeding, they somehow manage to self-destruct, always ending in chaos. With Josh under added pressure from his older and more successful brother Nick, (Simon Russell), to join the family advertising business, Jess finds a welcome distraction in Billy (Hamish Blake), an on again/off again ex who has recently returned home from an overseas adventure. When there is no-one else, there is always Abby, (Leah de Niese) the back up friend.

'Whether it is finding out how you got home last night or what to do with the rest of your life, the twentysomething world is filled with massive highs, heart breaking lows and plenty of drinks in between.'

(ABC website)

2011 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
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