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ABC TV Commissions New Six-Part Series - The Hollowmen

The Hollowmen - a 6x30min political comedy/drama series - has today been commissioned by ABC TV. The series, produced by Working Dog, will be filmed in Melbourne and Canberra and will go into production in the next few weeks. It will soon be part of ABC1's highly successful Wednesday night lineup and will be repeated on ABC2.

The Hollowmenn focuses on the workings of an internal think tank, set up by the Prime Minister, whose responsibility is long-term policy vision. The unit's task is to stop worrying about tomorrow's headlines, and to start worrying about next week's.

Kim Dalton, Director of Television said "ABC TV is pleased and proud to be working again with Working Dog, which is unquestionably one of the most successful TV comedy teams in Australia.

"ABC audiences still remember and talk about Frontline, and they are going to love The Hollowmen - a timely and very funny political satire," he said.

Michael Hirsh, Working Dog's Executive Producer said "We have been constantly talking to ABC TV over the years. The ABC has been very welcoming to our ideas and it's exciting to be working together on The Hollowmen."

ABC Press release
May 29, 2008