"The Unbelievable Truth" with Graeme
05/02/2012 21:36 GMT
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The Chaser switches channels to Seven just to tell a few fibs
By Holly Byrnes
From: The Daily Telegraph
February 06, 2012 12:49AM
CALL it a ceasefire or an elaborate plan to bring down Channel 7 from within - a trio from The Chaser will begin filming a new comedy series this week for the network which once took them to court.
Craig Reucassel, Julian Morrow and Andrew Hansen have teamed up with The Goodies' Graeme Garden to bring his UK radio program The Unbelievable Truth to the small screen for Seven.
The comedy panel show, which films the first episode of 10 in Sydney tomorrow, challenges comedians and actors to tell a fabricated story but bluff the panel by including one bizarre truth.
The panel, which will include Morrow, Hansen, Garden and invited guests, must buzz in when they believe they can pick fact from fiction.
Reucassel, who will play host, said the partnership with their comic hero was "a great one we couldn't refuse".
"Over the years we knocked back commercial TV many times and the reason we are doing this is this is a show we want to do and they were keen on," he said. Brad Lyons, Seven's head of production said: "We were very excited when the guys brought it to Seven."
The Chaser's move on to commercial TV does not spell the end of their long-term relationship on the ABC.
Chas Licciardello and Chris Taylor are not involved in the Channel 7 series, with Licciardello to commentate for ABC24 on the upcoming US election.
* The online article features a recent photo of Graeme Garden and a separate one of the Chaser team. *