Foxtel Announces Summer Line Up

12 November 2015 | 5:53 pm | Staff Writer

Comedy, drama and court cases - oh my!

Foxtel has revealed their summer line-up of shows, and it's chockers with reality, entertainment, comedy and documentary content. We sifted through the lists and came up with a list of what we're most excited about:

  • Just For Laughs, Fridays from 4 December: Hosted by one of Australia's favourite comedians Dave Thornton, Just For Laughs showcases some of the best of local talent and international stars in stand-up. It was all filmed live at the Sydney Opera House, with performances lined up from Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Tom Ballard, Akmal, Cal Wilson, Gretel Killeen, Cam Knight and more. 
  • Baskets, January: Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown. But reality inevitably gets in the way. Financial issues and a language barrier send him home to Bakersfield with high hopes, where he undertakes work as a rodeo clown while competing with his siblings for his mother's attention. As created by Galifianakis, Louis CK and Jonathan Krisel.
  • Vinyl, February: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter have teamed up to bring you a new drama series set in 1970s New York, looking into the sex drugs and rock'n'roll of the music industry. Seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. 
  • Cosby: The Women Speak, 1 January: A one-hour special on New Years Day that provides insight into the lives of more than a dozen of Bill Cosby's accusers. Includes intimate, never before seen interviews with the women themselves, and will examine the allegations, decade by decade and provide new insight into the case. 
  • Legends Of Tomorrow, Wednesdays from 20 January: From DC comes a new league of legends, with time travelling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) on a mission to recruit both heroes and villains to prevent an imminent apocalypse. 
  • Girls, February: Returning for a fifth season, the hit creation by Lena Dunham looks at the raw and real triumphs and and uncomfortable experiences of a group of girls in their mid-20s.
  • Togetherness, February The second season, written, directed and produced by Jay and Mark Duplass who look at the comedic lives of four middle aged people in Los Angeles.
  • Getting On, Tuesdays from 8 December: The third and final season set eight months after season two's cliffhanger finale. The creators of Big Love bring you the hilarious and poignant comedy about the lovable staff of the Billy Barnes Extended Care unit.