New Bluey ‘Minisodes’ on the way, ABC reveals

Clare Rigden
The Nightly
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Bluey Minisodes are coming to ABC Kids.
Bluey Minisodes are coming to ABC Kids. Credit: Supplied

Good news for Bluey fans: there are more new episodes on the way.

Sort of.

A new iteration of the children’s favourite, titled ‘Bluey minisodes’, will premiere on Sunday June 16 at 8am on ABC Kids.

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“The Bluey Minisodes are a collection of one to three-minute funny and sweet moments featuring Bluey and Bingo… (and will introduce) some new characters alongside fan favourites including Unicorse, Nana and Bob Heeler,” an official release reads.

There will also be a segment about “Dad getting a ‘tattoo’” and they will go behind the scenes at “Bluey and Bingo’s dreamhouse.”

The announcement was made on Thursday night at a function for ABC, with the National Broadcaster announcing 10 new shows are also on the way this year.

These include The Assembly, hosted by Leigh Sales, which will focus “on a group of autistic student journalists as they prepare for and eventually interview Australia’s best-known personalities, including the Prime Minister.”

Rocker Jimmy Barnes’ daughter Elly-May Barnes will lead “an ambitious quest” to create two bands made up entirely of musicians living with disability.

With the help of her famous dad, they will “transform a group of strangers to must-see acts on the main stage,” a release reads.

Muster Dogs will also be back, with a ‘Where Are They Now’ special, presented by Lisa Millar, who will revisit the human and canine stars of series one and two and check in on the dogs’ progress.

Muster Dogs Where are They Now.
Muster Dogs Where are They Now. Credit: ABC

On the drama front, a new production, Plum, will see Love My Way stars Brendan Cowell and Asher Keddie reunite for the TV adaptation of Cowell’s novel, about a sporting star who is living with a brain injury sustained through his years playing professional sport.

Secret Science, a new science series, will premiere on May 21, and is being billed as a “smart and entertaining” show exploring a range of topics, including how men can improve their sperm count, how we can all improve our capacity to learn, “as well as ways we can exploit our emotions” — hosts for the series include Myf Warhust, Matt Okine and Sammy J.

Megafauna: What Killed Australia’s Giants?
Megafauna: What Killed Australia’s Giants? Credit: ABC

There is also a new two-part factual series titled, Megafauna: What Killed Australia’s Giants?, to be narrated by Hugh Jackman; a new sporting show called Monday’s Experts, hosted by Tony Armstrong with Catherine Murphy, and a new format titled Guy Montgomery’s Guy Mont Spelling Bee, a panel show hosted by Guy Montgomery with Aaron Chen as his assistant — this will see them challenge four comedians to attempt to spell a myriad of words as best they can.

ABC’s annual NYE concert will be back, celebrating Triple J’s 50th year by threading popular songs from the radio network’s Hottest 100 through the iconic NYE concert.

Rounding out the announcements was Hard Quiz Kids, which will premiere on Saturday June 8 and will see host Tom Gleeson “bringing an all-new series of his hit show Hard Quiz to the kids!”

Also coming this year

The Art Of

Hosted by Namila Benson, it’s billed as “a refreshing new arts and culture show with an epic mission to answer life’s big questions through art.”

Spicks and Specks

Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough are back for a brand new series of the long-running music trivia program.

Austin

Love on the Spectrum’s Michael Theo makes his acting debut as Austin, the secret neurodivergent son of children’s author Julian Hartswood (Ben Miller), in a new comedy series.

Classic 100 in Concert

Hosted by ABC’s Megan Burslem and Jeremy Fernandez, the Classic 100 in Concert will give music lovers nationwide the chance to celebrate the ultimate feel-good playlist

Bay Of Fires

Season two of Marta Dusseldorp’s drama is currently in production and filming in Tasmania.

Spooky Files

This kids series is also currently in production for Season Two.

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