After entering voluntary administration in mid-2017, executives at Channel 10 have kicked off their bid to return to economic viability by announcing the introduction of six more Dave Hughes stinkers.
Acting CEO of Channel 10, Paul Anderson, broke the news at a press conference early this morning, stating that “…since the BBL has gone off our screens, and we can’t bank on lucrative Zooper Dooper sponsorships, we’re going to have to turn to Hughesy to save the day. Again!” After groans from journalists, Mr. Anderson insisted that “…Hughes wasn’t that unfunny on Rove back in the day. He had his moments!”
Anderson also confirmed rumours that, in one of the new programs, Hughes will be joined by fellow Channel 10 regulars Julia Morris and Peter Helliar, to form what some critics are crudely labelling the “Three Horseshits of the Apocalypse”.
Documents leaked to The Obiter reveal some of the new shows. They include ‘Hughes Line Is It Anyway’, an improvisational comedy show based on Whose Line Is It Anyway, and ‘Don’t Come To Israel, It’s Full of Hughes,’ a confusingly topical show about the Jewish state of Israel and its struggles with violence and global anti-Semitism – hosted by Dave Hughes.
Whilst many are sickened by the announcement, it isn’t without its fans. Jimmy Christensen (49), the last surviving Dave Hughes fan in Australia, says that he’s excited to see where the decorated comic can take the struggling network. “I’m just really keen to see Hughesy get on the roast train this year!” exclaimed Mr Christensen, unprompted. “Choo Choo! Look out, cyclists, footy players and various other easy targets!”
Mr Hughes was unavailable when reached for comment.