Two new comedies added to summer slate
HBO is adding a few laughs to its Friday lineup this summer.The pay cabler will bow the animated skein “The Life and Times of Tim” in June, pairing it with the Australian hit “Summer Heights High.” HBO is still determining exact dates and times for the two shows. But the net plans to run both back-to-back for eight weeks. The channel has 10 episodes of “Tim” in the can and eight segs of “Summer Heights High.” The final two episodes of “Tim” will air the week after “Summer Heights” finishes its run. The previously announced “Tim” revolves around an everyday guy who consistently travels down the wrong path. Steve Dildarian created the show and provides the lead character’s voice. MRC is behind the show; Dildarian exec produces with Tom Werner, Jimmy Miller and Mike Clements. Meanwhile, “Summer Heights” reps a new acquisition for HBO. Show stars creator-writer-exec producer Chris Lilley in three different roles: drama teacher Mr. G, female exchange student Ja’mie and delinquent student Jonah. Laura Waters is the exec producer on “Summer Heights High,” which was directed by Stuart McDonald.
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