Saturday 24 March 2018

Republic of Telly officially axed after 15 seasons

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RTE has axed hit show Republic of Telly after eight years and 15 seasons.

In a statement, released this afternoon, the state broadcaster confirmed that RTÉ2 is looking at a number of new comedy and entertainment series for the channel for broadcast later.

It explains that a decision has been taken not to recommission the series Republic of Telly.

The show which has been on air for the past eight years on RTÉ2 and was the launchpad for a number of major Irish comedy acts and resulted in breakaway series for Damo & Ivor, Bridget and Eamon and The Rubberbandits.

Adrian Lynch, Channel Controller RTÉ One and RTÉ 2 said: "We want to thank host Kevin McGahern and all the hosts and teams involved in making the show over the last eight years. Republic of Telly has been a brilliant vehicle for developing talent both on and off-screen, from Damo & Ivor to Bridget and Eamon and The Rubberbandits, and broke the mould in how it engaged with viewers and brought Irish comedy acts to a wider audience."

The statement went on to confirm that it will announce "a number of new comedy and entertainment series for RTÉ2" in the coming months.

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