Dr Mumbo

Don’t give up on Gruen

Fear not, Gruen fans. Dr Mumbo understands that despite speculation today that Russell Howcroft’s involvement in Ten’s Recipe To Riches could spell an end to his involvement in Gruen Planet, there’s little danger of that.

Similarly, despite the success of his Redesign My Brain documentary – and yesterday’s commissioning of a second series – Leo Burnett boss Todd Sampson will also go around again.

As for host Wil Anderson’s desire to concentrate on standup comedy, which leads to a “grim” outlook for Gruen according to today’s Tele, that’s not going to stand in the way of him hosting the show again, Dr Mumbo understands.

The only question is one of timing. With a new series of Gruen – one of the ABC’s top rating shows – not yet in production, Dr Mumbo wouldn’t be surprised it doesn’t turn up on air until early in 2015.

(If you’re missing the show, there’s a repeat on ABC2 tonight, as it happens.)

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