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Good News Week

1 9 9 6 – 2 0 0 1 (Australia)

An inferior but very popular Australian version of the UK series Have I Got News For You, in which ex–Doug Anthony All Star Paul McDermott and two teams of comedians attempted to extract humour from the week’s headlines.

In 1999, it made the switch from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to Channel Ten, which expanded the running time. The commercial channel did not seem to know when to schedule the show, though, and it quickly lost its once-loyal following.