Dicko to host ‘shit stirring’ Can Of Worms for Ten

Ian Dicko Dickson Can of WormsNetwork Ten has commissioned Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to produce Can of Worms, a “shit-stirring piece of television” chat show hosted by Ian “Dicko” Dickson.

The weekly panel show aims to offer “insight into what Australia really thinks once the barriers of political correctness are removed”.

Along with ZOF, the show is a co-production with Watercooler Media.

Denton said: “When Dicko came to us earlier in the year with the germ of an idea about a good, old-fashioned, shiny-floor, shit-stirring piece of television, we knew he was onto something. He is very passionate about Can Of Worms and we are excited to be working with him on it. However, if you’re offended by honesty this may not be the show for you”.  

Zapruder, which is run by Denton and business partner Anita Jacoby, is also behind some of The ABC’s most popular shows including The Gruen Transfer, Enough Rope and Hungry Beast.

The Can Of Worms commission is not the first time the production house has worked with Ten on a talk show. In 2006, it was also behind David Tench Tonight, which featured a computer generated host. Ten’s programming director David Mott chose not to recommission a second series of David Tench.

Mott said: “Andrew Denton and Anita Jacoby have made compelling television for years and we are thrilled to be working together on what I consider will be one of the most talked about and debated shows of 2011.

“Can of Worms is the perfect vehicle to see the return of Dicko to our screens. We have had a long and successful relationship and are genuinely pleased to be working together again on such a fantastic project.”

“When Andrew, Anita and the guys from Watercooler Media came in to pitch the program to us, it was an immediate yes. It is fresh, bold and certainly addresses the elephant in the room. We love it!”


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