Aunty chases show off air
Darren Devlyn July 18, 2009 12:00am
THE Chaser's War on Everything team has confirmed the present season of the controversial series will be the last. When ABC managing director Mark Scott recently suspended the show for two weeks after a poorly conceived skit about sick children, he also cut the 10-week season by the same number. After two more episodes, Chaser will disappear for good and its creators will invest their energies in a new concept for the ABC. Executive producer and star Julian Morrow has declared the team's intention to develop new concepts. He said he was "interested in doing different sorts of stuff" and that the gang would possibly work on a narrative comedy. An ABC spokesman said the relationship between the broadcaster and the Chaser team remained strong. "This season of the show was always going to be shorter than what was produced in the past," he said. "How soon they are back with a new show is in the hands of the creators as much as anything." The AFI-Award winning program premiered on the ABC in 2006. A second series in 2007 won attention for breaching security during Sydney's APEC summit. A ratings hit, Chaser was courted by commercial networks but stayed at the ABC.