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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Twentysomething
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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)

Notes

  • Originally aired on community television in Melbourne in 2007, before being made as a six-part series for the ABC in 2011 (with a second series following in 2013).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: C31
      Melbourne, Victoria,: C31 , 2007 .

Works about this Work

Another Chance to Act Their Age Kathryn Kernohan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 June 2013; (p. 3)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris , 2007 single work film/TV
'I'd Like to Thank the Academy...' Colin Vickery , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 December 2011; (p. 38)
'The television nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards showcase some of the best programs and talent in Australian film institute history.'
The Kids Are All Right Melinda Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2011; (p. 27)
Untitled Melinda Houston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 September 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris , 2007 single work film/TV
Jess and Josh's Big Adventure Lenny Ann Low , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 September 2011; (p. 5)
Drunk and Disorderly Ruth Ritchie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris , 2007 single work film/TV ; Crownies Greg Haddrick , Jane Allen , Kylie Needham , Tamara Asmar , Blake Ayshford , Justine Gillmer , Pete McTighe , Chris Hawkshaw , Stuart Page , Sam Meikle , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Melinda Houston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 September 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris , 2007 single work film/TV
Another Chance to Act Their Age Kathryn Kernohan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 June 2013; (p. 3)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris , 2007 single work film/TV
The Young Ones Get Busy Frances Atkinson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 12)
Jess and Josh's Big Adventure Lenny Ann Low , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 September 2011; (p. 5)
The Kids Are All Right Melinda Houston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2011; (p. 27)
'I'd Like to Thank the Academy...' Colin Vickery , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 December 2011; (p. 38)
'The television nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards showcase some of the best programs and talent in Australian film institute history.'
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