New look and new date as The Checkout returns
Fan-favourite The Checkout is back on ABC TV tonight with its smart, satirical take on consumer affairs in Australia. Now entering its sixth season, the show has had a bit of shake-up, with a new time slot (Tuesdays 8pm),a new theme tune and a shiny new logo. This season, the cast take on a fresh array of consumer bug bears, from the deluge of products marketed to expectant mothers, to the consumer minefield of real-estate.
Nic caught up with regular Checkout cast member Ben Jenkins to chat about what’s in store for the new series, and about how the team has managed to successfully blend comedy, journalism and consumer affairs for the past six years.