Aunty set to deliver TV gems

Luke McGregor in a scene from his new show Luke Warm Sex.
Luke McGregor in a scene from his new show Luke Warm Sex. Photo ABC TV

OUR TV landscape would be much poorer, and bland, without the ABC.

Thanks to Aunty's commitment to Australian content and stories, there are some exciting and unconventional new shows on the horizon.

The national broadcaster unveiled its major shows for 2016 in Sydney this week, and there are some crackers.

There are too many shows to name here, so I'm going to focus on the ABC's promising comedy slate.

In what I believe is a major coup, the ABC has secured the exclusive rights to the viral YouTube hit The Katering Show.

Season two of the parody cooking show starring funny women Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney will air on iView and continue to take the piss out of the latest food trends.

If you're not familiar with The Katering Show, do yourself a favour and check it out on YouTube.

The ABC is also a great platform for emerging artists and actors, and next year will be a big one for Tasmanian comedian Luke McGregor.

The Utopia actor will star in two new shows: Rosehaven with Celia Pacquola and Luke Warm Sex.

Luke Warm Sex will see the Raw Comedy finalist address his personal awkwardness about sex in a series of hilarious looking challenges.

I will admit I wasn't very familiar with McGregor but after laughing my head off at the trailer for Luke Warm Sex I can't wait to see it.

Another sweet-looking show airing next year is the observational documentary series Hatch, Match and Dispatch, which sees cameras go inside the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

One show that's sure to offend as much as it makes viewers laugh is Dafuq?, a hipster parody on Vice.

The digital-first iView series stars Western Australia's up and coming viral stars Mad Kids as three self-important wannabe journalists who have a knack for making any story about themselves.

Topics:  abc entertainment television

Regions declared big winners in SCU funding deal

ALL SMILES: Professor Shoemaker is thrilled by the deal struck with the Federal Government.

Funding deal puts Allied Health campus in Coffs back on track

Swimmer missing at Valla while others rescued along Coast

An IRB is searching the waters at Valla Beach for a missing swimmer.

Search for missing man caught in Valla rip will start again at 6am.

Axemen start season with bang in 9s

The Hoey Moey Tooheys Coffs Coast 9s final at Geoff King Motors Park was played between Group 2 rivals the Coffs Harbour Comets and the Orara Valley Axemen who won 12-10. Nines rugby league 17 February 2018 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Promised improvement more than just empty words after Coffs Coast 9s

Local Partners

Stone the flamin’ crows: Home and Away actor's new project

HE’S played the iconic Alf Stewart for 30 years — but now, Home and Away’s Ray Meagher is working on a new project.

Audience member shocked penis puppeteer

Rich Binning and Barry Brisco from Puppetry of the Penis.

It takes a lot to shock Rich Binning who appears nude on stage

What’s the greatest 1980s movie ever?

That lift, featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, back when she had a normal nose.

From Dirty Dancing and Crocodile Dundee to Die Hard

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts her nudity on set

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of "Red Sparrow" at the Newseum on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)Source:AP

Jennifer Lawrence so comfortable on Red Sparrow set, she went naked

Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

L-R: Belinda Chapple, Tiffany Wood, Sally Polihronas, Sophie Monk and Katie Underwood made up Bardot.

Popstars girl group Bardot’s biggest secrets finally revealed

How three Aussie movie-makers lured Helen Mirren

Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren in a scene from the movie Winchester. Supplied by Studiocanal.

It took a lot of work for three Aussies to lure the Oscar winner

Roxy Jacenko: ‘I came over all hot’

Roxy Jacenko and Oliver Curtis have talked about their sex life since his prison release last year. Picture: Aaron Francis.

The pair gave revealing interview about their lives since his release