Hard Quiz Kids

Hard Quiz Kids

Saturday 8 June at 7.30pm on ABC Family and ABC iview.

Gold-Logie-winning comedian Tom Gleeson is bringing an all-new series of his hit show Hard Quiz to the kids! On Hard Quiz Kids, everything you know and love about Hard Quiz will be let loose on a younger generation. With his trademark grumpiness and wicked humour, Tom will interrogate ordinary, but brainy contestants – the only difference is, they’re all aged between 10 and 13. Auditions for this series of Hard Quiz Kids have closed.

Production Credit: A Thinkative TV production. Producers: Kevin Whyte, Charlie Pickering, Tom Gleeson. Co-Executive Producer: John Tabbagh. Executive Producer: Chris Walker. ABC Executive Producers: Mark Sutton (Entertainment) and Mary-Ellen Mullane (Children’s).

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Have applications open yet?

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Auditions have closed.

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Episode 1

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Saturday 8 June 7.30pm

Gold-Logie-winning comedian Tom Gleeson is bringing an all-new series of his hit show Hard Quiz to the kids!

On Hard Quiz Kids, everything you know and love about Hard Quiz is let loose on a younger generation. With his trademark grumpiness and wicked humour, Tom interrogates ordinary, but brainy contestants – the only difference is, they’re all aged between 10 and 13.

Sure of his superiority, Tom knows what it’s like to be the smartest person in the room, even when he’s not. With questions almost as hard as the host, Tom works his charges to find out how much they REALLY know. But don’t let the deadpan delivery fool you: this is a show with heart, where cleverness and eccentricity are celebrated. While executing his duties as a serious quiz master, Tom’s cheeky banter lets him get away with almost anything. His rare ability to grill a subject while they laugh at themselves is razor sharp, having been developed by working live comedy audiences for more than twenty years, and throughout eight hugely successful seasons of the original Hard Quiz.

Hard Quiz Kids tests our smartest children, and as with the regular show, the questions range from the specific topics of each child to general knowledge, discovering the strengths and exploiting the weaknesses of our pint-sized contestants. And as always, the play-along factor is high, because what’s the point of being a well-informed ABC viewer if you can’t yell the answers at the TV in front of the people you love, right?

Production credit: A Thinkative TV production. Producers: Kevin Whyte, Charlie Pickering, Tom Gleeson. Co-Executive Producer: John Tabbagh. Executive Producer: Chris Walker. ABC Executive Producers: Mark Sutton (Entertainment) and Mary-Ellen Mullane (Children’s).

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Do you know how many episodes there will be? Just one or 2? Or a full series?

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There are 8 episodes.

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Episode 2

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Saturday 15 June 7.30pm

Who will win the Big Brass Mug when Tom Gleeson unveils four more kids and their wildly wonderful expert subjects? Toby, who’s into Hamilton the musical, takes on Greta, who believes she knows everything there is to know about the Leadbeater’s possum, Thomas, who’s ready to tell-all about Caterpillar earthmovers, and Emma, who’s studied up on Seinfeld.

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Good to see the ABC showing a family friendly show on Saturdays at 7.30pm. And a half hour show too.

Steering away from the “normal” Wednesday airings.

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I’m hoping that after the 8 episode run they keep it up and show new family content in that slot.

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I agree. Show some family friendly airings in that slot, instead of British Drama repeats.

I hooe that Hard Quiz Kids rates.

You know it’s not airing on the main channel though?

The show is being shown on the new ABC Family, so I’d expect family oriented programming to continue.

It’s whether or not it’ll be first run content that’s the question.

Oh bugger. I’ve got egg on my face. It shows that i should have read the first post properly. Apologies. A honest mistake here.

I’ll leave this here then: good to see that ABC Family are showing new and local programs, even on Saturdays :slight_smile:

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Considering how many repeats they show on the ABC, it’s a shame it didn’t have it’s first run on the main channel.

The ABC really need to explain what and where ABC Family will be. At least put Channel 22 at the end of their promos for a while, so people understand the change. Same with ABC Entertains. It just sounds like a slogan rather than a channel name. They need to make it clear it’s going to be Channel 23.

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It might get a run on the main channel later on. I’m thinking it’s designed and commissioned to help launch the new channel.

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