01.The Checkout TVA new consumer-focused television show is set to hit the airwaves, with ABC 1 launching The Checkout, screening at 8pm on Thursdays, starting 21 March.
The show will feature presenters including Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser team and Hungry Beast
’s Kirsten Drysdale, and is a co-production between ABC TV, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder and Giant Dwarf.
The show will take a satirical look at the world of consumer affairs. Regular segments will include Beat the System
, light-hearted tips for changing consumer behaviour based on consumer psychology, Product vs Packshot
, showing some of Australia’s most lovingly photographed products as they look in real life, and If I Could Say One Thing
, bite-sized chunks of advice for consumers from some of Australia's and the world’s leading consumer advocates and researchers.
The show will highlight some of CHOICE's unique expertise on consumer issues, so keep an eye out for scenes shot in our labs and even CHOICE staffer cameos, including from investigative journalist Kate Browne. The show is scheduled to run for 10 weeks.