The Ex-PM

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The Ex-PM
Title Card for the TV series The Ex-PM.jpg
Genre Comedy
Written byShaun Micallef
Directed by
Starring Shaun Micallef
Country of originAustralia
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
Production company(s)CJZ
Distributor Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Original network ABC
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV) (2017)
Audio format Stereophonic
Original release14 October 2015 (2015-10-14) 
6 December 2017 (2017-12-06)
External links
Production website

The Ex-PM (pronounced 'ex P.M.') is an Australian television comedy series that first aired on ABC on Wednesday 14 October 2015. [1] 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. [2]


Series 1

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. [3]

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). [4]

Series 2

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. [5]


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired DVD release
Season premiere Season finale Region 4
1 614 October 201518 November 201511 November 2015
2 626 October 201730 November 20176 December 2017

Season 1 (2015)

No. in
No. in
TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
11"Arrival"14 October 2015 (2015-10-14)803,000 [6]
22"Childhood"21 October 2015 (2015-10-21)660,000 [7]
33"Legacy"28 October 2015 (2015-10-28)580,000 [8]
44"Rivalry"4 November 2015 (2015-11-04)622,000 [9]
55"Immortality"11 November 2015 (2015-11-11)594,000 [10]
66"Love"18 November 2015 (2015-11-18)553,000 [11]

Season 2 (2017)

No. in
No. in
TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
71"Money"26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)454,000 [12]
82"Power"2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)365,000 [13]
93"Image"9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)302,000 [14]
104"Justice"16 November 2017 (2017-11-16)318,000 [15]
115"Faith"23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)310,000 [16]
126"Reckoning"30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)322,000 [17]


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