‘Australia Now and Then’ to premiere in August 2021 on Channel 7!

Blink TV and Ronde Media are proud to announce their new 4 x hour light-entertainment factual series, airing on Channel 7 in 2021.

The gloves are off as host Shane Jacobson pits 4 generations of Australian celebrities against each other with one question: ‘Which generation of Aussies had it best?”

In each episode of this exciting series, 4 generations of Australian celebs argue, “when was the best time to be an Aussie?”

For Boomers, their peak years of the 60s and 70s, the Gen X hey-days were the 80s and 90s, for Gen Y it was the Noughties and 2010s, and for Gen Z – well they’re living it right now.

Going deep into the heart of Australian life, this fiercely fought and often funny contest asks a different question each episode:

  • When was the best time to be an Aussie Kid? (Ep 1)
  • Who were the Hottest Generation of Aussies? (Ep 2)
  • Which Generation of Aussies are the Toughest? (Ep 3)
  • And which generation are the Biggest Rebels and Rule Breakers? (Ep 4)

A lot has changed in recent decades – the way we dress, the way we make friends, how we’re entertained, how we work, even what we’re allowed to laugh at. It’s hard to know a TikTok from a Tic Tac, and don’t get the Boomers started on childhood – “sure it’s much safer now, but geez those fireworks were a blast!”

Using hilarious archive footage, the series is hosted by Aussie comedy legend Shane Jacobson and features Merrick Watts, Joel Creasey, Sam Pang, Mel Buttle, Fiona O’Loughlin, Merv Hughes, Brendan “Jonesy” Jones, and Chrissie Swan, as well as Gen Z new-comers Lucinda Price and Dave Woodhead.

Australia Now and Then is produced for 7 by Ronde Media (Ben Davies – Bondi Rescue, Here Come The Habibs, Outback Ringer) and Blink TV (Paul Clarke – Eurovision, Spicks and Specks, Long Way to the Top).

Airing on Channel Seven after The Voice from Tuesday, August 10, 9pm (AEST).