Planet America

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Planet America - 2020 Series

Premiere Wednesday 22 January at 10.00pm

In this US election year, join The Chaser’s Chas Licciardello and the ABC’s John Barron as they set out to discover the real America — its politics and its people — with US and Australian experts coming along for the ride!

Now twice a week, Chas and John will bring you the latest American politics, including updates on the impeachment probe. Plus, will Warren or Sanders outflank frontrunner Biden on the left? Or will Buttigieg or Klobuchar come through the middle to win the Democratic nomination in 2020?

Wednesdays at 10:00pm on ABC TV, plus Fridays at 8:00pm AEDT on ABC NEWS Channel, and anytime on iview.

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Twice a week? Well, I didn’t see that coming.

This hidden gem is now going to get more exposure, with its Wednesday show. Even if it is at 10pm. Probably continues on the usual “Australian Wednesday line-up” the ABC has been airing for some years now.

I wonder if it will be the same (or similar) format to the current Friday shows?


The show began last night on ABC. It was a good start.

Ratings are on tvtonight. Not too bad for a 10.15pm start.

Wednesday 1 April
9:30pm Planet America Earlier Time

The “wonky little show” won the timeslot…


Biggest auudience ever


Fans should note earlier time

Wednesday 19 August
9:30pm Planet America

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Wednesday 7 October-


Special 2 hour edition on election night Wednesday 4 November

Planet America: USA Votes Special
After an unpredictable campaign, Americans have finally cast their ballot and had the say in one of the most keenly watched US Elections ever. John Barron and Chas Licciardello present a special two hour election special.


ABC News

The program is be shown on ABC News Channel at 09:00 pm AEDT

Main Channel

The program is be shown on ABC at 09:40 pm local time


This is a good show. The only downside is when Chas shouts - which is everytime he opens his mouth. He needs to calm down a bit and not be over excited.

Planet America is ‘taking over The Drum’ next Tuesday night.


Season Final next week. Fireside Chat as well.

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I was about to ask the same question. Chas and John deserve a break after a long year, but so much can happen between next week and Inauguration Day on January 20.

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Couldn’t they keep 1 edition going through this time?

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