Next week, Channel Nine will begin showing Come Fly With Me, the latest show from Little Britain creators David Walliams and Matt Lucas, in an 8pm Monday timeslot. Walliams and Lucas' risque approach doesn't fit well with 8pm viewing regulations, so Nine has decided to trim the episodes for that slot while showing the uncut versions on Go.
TV Tonight reports that the unedited versions will be transmitted at 10pm Mondays on its digital-only network Go. I generally think that TV networks should schedule shows in a timeslot where they can run uncut rather than slashing into them, but I'm not sure it matters much in this case.
The odds are good that dedicated Walliams and Lucas fans have already watched the entire series via Channel BT (it ran on the BBC between December 2010 and February 2011, though the official DVD release isn't until November this year). If not, having an alternative option is better than acting like the transmitted version is the complete and definitive release.
Given the commercial TV propensity for ditching and shifting shows, I also wonder whether the full season will even get a run on the main Nine channel. What do you think?
Come Fly with Me unedited [TV Tonight]