|Written by||Shaun Micallef|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Distributor||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Picture format|| 576i (SDTV)|
1080i (HDTV) (2017)
|Original release||14 October 2015 –|
6 December 2017
The Ex-PM (pronounced 'ex P.M.') is an Australian television comedy series that first aired on ABC on Wednesday 14 October 2015.The six-part series is written by and stars Shaun Micallef with director Sian Davies and producer Nick Murray for Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder.
Season two of the show premiered on 26 October 2017.
Andrew Dugdale, Australia’s third longest-serving Prime Minister, was a man who dined with presidents and kings, co-hosted world summits and changed the lives of millions of his fellow Australians. But since losing his grip on power, he now has far too much time on his hands and no one to waste it on.
After blowing the advance for his memoirs but writing nothing in return, Dugdale has to accept a ghostwriter, Ellen, into his dysfunctional household (one that includes a wife in name only, a grown-up daughter with father issues – plus her son, a bodyguard who watches too much Person Of Interest on his iPhone, a chief-of-staff who knows where all the bodies are buried, a chauffeur with a metal plate in his head and a heart of gold – and a cook on a 457 visa).
Andrew Dugdale stands for election in a marginal rural seat at his party's request. Moving into the towns sewage farm, he campaigns on local issues in a race beset by corruption. A mysterious benefactor donates one million dollars to his campaign.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 4|
|1||6||14 October 2015||18 November 2015||11 November 2015|
|2||6||26 October 2017||30 November 2017||6 December 2017|
|Title||Original air date||Australian viewers|
|1||1||"Arrival"||14 October 2015||803,000|
|2||2||"Childhood"||21 October 2015||660,000|
|3||3||"Legacy"||28 October 2015||580,000|
|4||4||"Rivalry"||4 November 2015||622,000|
|5||5||"Immortality"||11 November 2015||594,000|
|6||6||"Love"||18 November 2015||553,000|
|Title||Original air date||Australian viewers|
|7||1||"Money"||26 October 2017||454,000|
|8||2||"Power"||2 November 2017||365,000|
|9||3||"Image"||9 November 2017||302,000|
|10||4||"Justice"||16 November 2017||318,000|
|11||5||"Faith"||23 November 2017||310,000|
|12||6||"Reckoning"||30 November 2017||322,000|
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