Kath & Kim set for TV special – after it was rumoured a reboot of sitcom will soon be coming


Kath & Kim set for new TV special – after it was rumoured a reboot of the classic sitcom will soon be coming to a streaming service

Kath & Kim will return to television, according to a report on Saturday. 

The Daily Telegraph claims that the beloved Australian sitcom is planning a special ‘celebrating the much loved characters’ and ‘memorable moments’. 

The special, which does not yet have an airdate, is a different project to the reboot of the series that was rumoured earlier this year. 

Kath & Kim will return to television, according to a report on Saturday. The Daily Telegraph claims that the beloved Australian sitcom is planning a special 'celebrating the much loved characters' and 'memorable moments'. Pictured stars Jane Turner and Gina Riley

Kath & Kim will return to television, according to a report on Saturday. The Daily Telegraph claims that the beloved Australian sitcom is planning a special ‘celebrating the much loved characters’ and ‘memorable moments’. Pictured stars Jane Turner and Gina Riley

The show, which aired from 2002 to 2007 and starred Jane Turner and Gina Riley, will make a return next year, according to Woman’s Day.

The Melbourne home that was used as the central location for the series has been visited by crew members in recent weeks, neighbours say.

‘It was unimaginable neighbours could keep TV’s biggest secret under wraps much longer,’ a source told the magazine.

The special, which does not yet have an airdate, is a different project to the reboot of the series that was rumoured earlier this year

The special, which does not yet have an airdate, is a different project to the reboot of the series that was rumoured earlier this year

The Kath & Kim reboot is already in pre-production and is expected to air on a streaming platform, not a free-to-air TV channel.

Kath & Kim aired on the ABC from 2002 to 2005, and on Channel Seven in 2007. 

The series also spawned the television movie Da Kath & Kim Code in 2005 and the feature film Kath & Kimderella in 2012.

Popular: Kath & Kim aired on the ABC from 2002 to 2005, and on Channel Seven in 2007

Popular: Kath & Kim aired on the ABC from 2002 to 2005, and on Channel Seven in 2007 

It comes after actress Magda Szubanski, who played Sharon Strzelecki, said in May last year a reboot was off the table.   

‘I think it should be off the table… It holds such a special place in people’s memories,’ the comedian told The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

‘If we did a live show, which was a “best of” or something like that, that’s different.

‘But to actually try and do a whole new series, I think you can never capture that magic again.’

Not happening: It comes after actress Magda Szubanski (right), who played Sharon Strzelecki, said in May last year a reboot was off the table

Not happening: It comes after actress Magda Szubanski (right), who played Sharon Strzelecki, said in May last year a reboot was off the table

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