The ABC has announced season to of the critically-acclaimed Please Like Me will premiere on Tuesday, August 12, at 9.30pm on ABC2.
The award-winning series, written by and starring Josh Thomas, has simultaneously been commissioned for a third season by ABC TV, in collaboration with US television network, Pivot.
“I’m just thrilled ABC TV and Pivot are proceeding so confidently with Please Like Me”, said Thomas.
“I think it’s such a lovely show. We learnt so much making season one and I think we really stepped it up in season two, and will hopefully do the same in season three.”
ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski said: “ABC TV’s third season pickup of Please Like Me before season two even airs is unprecedented, and yet fitting for a show which has become our most watched original ABC2 comedy series, and put Australian TV comedy on the world stage as never before. ABC TV couldn’t be prouder to continue our association with Pivot in the US, or of the new season two, which is a cracker from start to finish.”
The show won the 2014 AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy Series, the AWGIE Award (Australian Writers’ Guild) for Best Comedy Script, and the ADG Award (Australian Directors’ Guild) for Best Direction in a TV Comedy.
Please Like Me’s 10-part season two sees Josh half-heartedly fighting a quarter life crisis while trying to get through the day without upsetting anyone. His mum continues to struggle with mental illness; his best friend Tom chooses all the wrong girls; his dad has a new baby to look after; as Josh, in his own awkward, self-centered and entertainingly frank way, is juggling them all while trying to find himself a boyfriend.