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Josh Thomas sitcom Please Like Me begins shooting for ABC

Production starts today in Melbourne on an ABC comedy written and starring comedian Josh Thomas.

The six-episode, 30-minute sitcom called Please Like Me is produced by Todd Abbott, producer of Rove, Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and The Dream with Roy & H.G and directed by Matthew Saville, who directed episodes of The Slap, Cloudstreet and We Can Be Heroes.

As well as Thomas, the series stars Debra Lawrance of Home & Away, David Roberts of Offspring, Judi Farr of Unfolding Florence and Caitlin Stasey of Tomorrow, When the War Began.

The series is “about growing up quickly, and about realising that your parents are not heroes, but dopes with no idea what’s going on – just like you,” according to the ABC.

Debbie Lee, ABC head of comedy, said: “We’re so happy to be bringing Josh’s world to ABC TV in what promises to be such a funny and surprising series. Please Like Me will show Josh’s talents in a whole new light.”

Abbott said: “We’re thrilled that the ABC have been such staunch supporters of this project, and that we’re going into production while it’s almost feasible for Josh Thomas to play a 20-year-old. The scripts that he has written have attracted a top-shelf crew and a dream cast.”

Thomas, Lee, Abbott are executive producing along with Kevin Whyte.

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