10 announces premiere date for the return of Thank God You’re Here


The improv comedy show will see a new blue door, new guests, new sticky situations, and a new host: Celia Pacquola

10 is welcoming back Thank God You’re Here, which is set to premiere on Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30pm on 10 and 10 Play.

Almost 14 years since the last episode aired, the improv comedy show will see a new blue door, new guests, new sticky situations, and a new host: Celia Pacquola, the iconic actor, writer and stand-up comic.

Each week, Thank God You’re Here sees Australia’s funniest and most fearless comedians walk through the blue door with no idea what awaits them on the other side.

Once they hear the words “Thank God You’re Here!” the countdown is on to bluff and bullsh#t their way through the most outrageous scenarios imaginable.

As well as featuring a new host and a fresh crop of comedic talent, this season will also welcome surprise comedy legend judges to gently critique each week’s performances.

Step through the blue door, into the world of the unknown.

Thank God You’re Here will premiere on Wednesday, August 2 At 7:30pm On 10 And 10 Play.

The improv show’s earlier run was hosted by Shane Bourne and ran from 2006 to 2007 on 10 before it was moved to Seven for its final fourth season in 2009. 

Among the comedians to have walked through the famous blue door are Rebel Wilson, Hamish Blake, Shaun Micallef, Adam Hills, Anh Do, Julia Zemiro, Glenn Robbins and Frank Woodley.

Daniel Monaghan, senior vice president content & programming, Paramount ANZ told TV Tonight the much-loved comedy program would be returning to screens later this year.

Thank God You’re Here holds a special place in our hearts at Network 10. It was one of the most talked about shows on Australian television and was responsible for launching and celebrating a wealth of intelligent, lively and hilarious Australian talent,” he added.

Michael Hirsh, from Working Dog, also shared his excitement at the return of the improv comedy for a new generation.

“We loved making Thank God You’re Here a few years ago, and feel the time is right for a new bunch of comedians to go through the blue door. We have brought the show back for 2023 and beyond with a new host, the wonderful, multi-talented and funny Celia Pacquola along with new judges, new ensemble, and new guests.

“We can’t wait to see this new crop of funny people bullshit their way out of sticky situations,” he added.

See also: Thank God You’re Here makes its return to 10

Top image: Celia Pecqola

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