As Australian music-lovers gear up to watch a special episode of Spicks and Specks this weekend, host Adam Hills has revealed there’s “definitely a possibility” of another season in the future.
First airing in January of 2005, Spicks and Specks ran for close to seven years, with host Adam Hills and team captains Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst serving as the mainstays across the musical quiz show’s run.
A beloved staple of the ABC for many viewers, the show’s 2011 end was met with such great disappointment from fans that a reboot was attempted in 2014, before being swiftly canned due to a widespread negative reaction.
Since then, the old gang has gotten back together from time to time, including a 2018 reunion, and a series of specials which are being rolled out throughout 2020.
Following their Ausmusic Month episode last November, a ’90s-themed special followed in February, with a ’00s edition set to air this Sunday night, at 7.30pm on the ABC.
However, as The Music reports, Adam Hills recently took part in The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast, revealing there may be a further, shorter season of the show recorded at some point down the line.
“I don’t think we’d ever do 40 again. I think that just would take up too much time,” Hills explained.
“There was talk of doing a series of ten at some point this year, but then I had to juggle that around The Last Leg and the Paralympics,” he added. “And now, the Paralympics have been cancelled as well, or postponed, so there’s definitely a possibility [of more Spicks & Specks episodes].”
With the current lockdowns in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hills noted that the current idea of filming a series in front of a live audience seems almost impossible to imagine.
“It also, again, comes down to whether or not you can still have people on a panel and people in the audience,” he explained. “If we ever go back to those days… Alan [Brough], Myf [Warhurst] and I all want it to happen.
“It’s just a matter of logistically pulling it together. But yeah, I think there could be some more.”
The Spicks and Specks: 00s Special airs on Sunday, April 19th at 7:30pm on the ABC.