Spicks and Specks, Chris Lilley, Joe Hildebrand and Chaser team return to ABC TV in 2013

No word on whether Adams Hills will host Spicks and Specks

Spciks and Specks, one of the ABC’s most popular shows is to make an unexpected return, the broadcaster has revealed.

But there is no word whether Adam Hills or regular team captains Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough will be a part of the music quiz.

Ther announcement of ABC’s plans for 2013 says somewhat mysteriously: “We welcome the return of Australia’s favourite music quiz show Spicks and Specks – but it will be no cover version.”

Update: The Spicks and Specks Facebook page says: “”Australia’s favourite music quiz show Spicks and Specks will be back in 2013 with a new host, new team captains and new games.”

The show had helped the ABC dominate Wednesday night viewing until it ended in late 2011.

Also on the agenda is another project from Summer Heights High creator Chris Lilley. Details were again sketchy, with the announcement saying “you’ll be amazed by the new project”.

The Chaser’s Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel will front a new show about consumer affairs called The Check Out while comedian Peter Helliar delivers a narrative comedy series called It’s a Date starring Kate Ritchie, Shane Jacobson and Nadine Garner.

A number of programs announced in recent months have been confirmed including local drama series The Time of Our Lives, Serangoon Road, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, The Gods of Wheat Street and telemovie Carlotta which are all slated to air in 2013.

The broadcaster has also announced programs for ABC2 including an indigenous sketch comedy series called Don’t Be Afraid of the Darkies and off the back of the successful series Dumb Drunk and Racist, Joe Hildebrand will return with a yet to be named series that sees him travel across Australia.


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