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Online gambling lobby head says punters should keep 'the right' to bet with debt

Owen Jacques

Online gambling lobby head says punters should keep 'the right' to bet with debt

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is an Australian news satire series on the ABC. The series premiered on 22 April 2015, and Charlie Pickering as host with Tom Gleeson, Adam Briggs, Kitty Flanagan (2015-2018) in the cast, and Judith Lucy joined the series in 2019.[1] The first season consisted of 20 episodes and concluded on 22 September 2015. The series was renewed for a second season on 18 September 2015,[2] which premiered on 3 February 2016.[3] The series was renewed for a third season with Adam Briggs joining the team and began airing from 1 February 2017.[4] The fourth season premiered on 2 May 2018 at the later timeslot of 9:05pm to make room for the season return of Gruen at 8:30pm, and was signed on for 20 episodes.[5][6][7]

Flanagan announced her departure from The Weekly With Charlie Pickering during the final episode of season four, but returned for The Yearly with Charlie Pickering special in December 2018.[8][9][10]

In 2019, the series was renewed for a fifth season with Judith Lucy announced as a new addition to the cast as a "wellness expert".[11][12]

The show was pre-recorded in front of an audience in ABC's Ripponlea studio on the same day of its airing from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, the fourth season episodes were pre-recorded in front of an audience at the ABC Southbank Centre studios.[13] In 2020, the show was filmed without a live audience due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions and comedian Luke McGregor joined the show as a regular contributor.[14]

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  2. ^ Knox, David (18 September 2015). "Renewed: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  3. ^ Knox, David (2 February 2016). "The Weekly with CharlieYvonne eq Pickering". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ Knox, David (30 December 2016). "Returning: The Weekly with Charlie Pickering". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ Knox, David (15 June 2017). "Renewed: The Yearly with Charlie Pickering". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ McManus, Bridget (29 April 2018). "What's on TV: Wednesday May 2". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ Molk, Steve (29 April 2018). "This Week's TV Guide". DeciderTV. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ Knox, David (13 September 2018). "Kitty Flanagan to depart The Weekly". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  9. ^ Now to Love, Admin (13 September 2018). "Kitty Flanagan is leaving The Weekly after four seasons". Now to Love. Bauer Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  10. ^ Dawson, Abigail (13 September 2018). "The Weekly with Charlie Pickering finale pulls 651,000 viewers as Kitty Flanagan departs show". Mumbrella. Focal Attractions Pty Ltd. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  11. ^ Knox, David (20 March 2019). "Judith Lucy joins The Weekly". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ Knox, David (27 March 2019). "Judith Lucy serious about singledom". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  13. ^ Knox, David (25 November 2017). "Gallery: Farewell to Ripponlea". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  14. ^ Knox, David (16 April 2020). "Luke McGregor joins The Weekly". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 May 2020.