ABC Commercial returns to Miami for NATPE 2019

ABC Commercial returns to Miami for NATPE 2019


ABC Commercial will once again present an outstanding slate of new titles across comedy, factual and lifestyle programming at NATPE 2019 in Miami.


The heart-warming comedy from the award-winning creators of Upper Middle Bogan, Back in Very Small Business (8 x 30’) follows Don Angel (Wayne Hope, The Librarians), a small business shyster who helms his suburban empire with equal parts zeal and tax evasion.

Surrounded by his diverse and culturally defiant employees, Don’s intolerance towards his staff is outweighed by price point and a genuine excitement that his business is finally becoming worldwide. But in his incessant pursuit of cash, Don is plagued by the consequences of his shady business practices and stunted emotional life. With his back against the wall and his business at stake, Don develops an unexpected affection for his ragtag group of employees – who ultimately come to his rescue when he needs them most.

THE STREET VET (12 x 30’ Factual Entertainment)

Impassioned animal advocate and Chief Veterinary Officer for American Humane, Dr Kwane Stewart spends his weekends treating the pets of the homeless. For many homeless people, their pet is more than a companion, they’re a family member, a reason for living. From people living on the streets who need help in a crisis, to suburban families doing it a little tough, Dr Kwane is on hand to help. Healing pets and healing people – one story at a time.


In this gripping three-part television event, Walkley Award-winning journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna investigates one of Australia’s most notorious crimes: the disappearance of two-day old Tegan Lane and the conviction of her mother Keli Lane for her murder. During the entirely circumstantial case, the prosecution argued Keli killed Tegan because the newborn would interfere with her goal of playing water polo for Australia at the 2000 Olympic Games. Over the years Keli has steadfastly maintained her innocence. Now, 22-years after Tegan first vanished, Caro reveals the real story.

RESTORATION AUSTRALIA (12 x 60’ Lifestyle)

In this inspiring series, host Stuart Harrison, architect and history buff, follows homeowners as they restore Australia’s great buildings that would otherwise be turned to rubble. From countryside homesteads to grand inner-city terraces, from iconic modernist masterpieces to inner-city industrial sites, we start at the beginning of the homeowners’ restorations as they take the keys to their rundown properties in desperate need of some love, care and attention.

DREAM GARDENS (16 x 30’ Lifestyle)

Exceptional outdoor spaces come to life in Dream Gardens (24 x 30’), the acclaimed lifestyle series hosted by Michael McCoy – one of Australia’s leading landscape designers. Across two new seasons, Michael follows the transformation of these gardens and watches as their owners, working with Australia’s best landscapers, battle weather, absent tradies, shifting design visions and budget blowouts to achieve their dreams.

To learn more about ABC Commercial’s full programme catalogue, visit us at NATPE 2019 in Miami.

ABC Commercial returns to Miami for NATPE 2019