The Time of Our Lives (TV series)

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The Time of Our Lives
The Time of Our Lives TV series artwork.jpg
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Starring Claudia Karvan
Justine Clarke
Shane Jacobson
Stephen Curry
William McInnes
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes21 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p HDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release16 June 2013 (2013-06-16) 
14 August 2014 (2014-08-14)
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The Time of Our Lives is an Australian television drama series which premiered on ABC TV on 10 June 2013, at 8.30pm. It is a JAHM Pictures production in association with ABC TV and Film Victoria. The producer Amanda Higgs (co-creator of The Secret Life of Us ) and principal writer Judi McCrossin (The Secret Life of Us, Tangle , The Surgeon , Beaconsfield ) were also co-creators. [1] [2]


The show follows the lives of the Tivolli clan, an Australian extended family in inner-city Melbourne. Aged in their thirties and forties, the characters are occupied with career advancement, home ownership, child-rearing and the vagaries of relationships. [3]

Aired in a time-slot that meant it competed with other Australian drama shows on commercial free-to-air channels, the series debuted with a "respectable" audience size. [4] The show was renewed for a second season on 18 October 2013. [5] The second season premiered on 26 June 2014. On 5 September 2014, it was announced that the ABC had cancelled The Time of Our Lives. [6]

Cast and characters

Main cast


Supporting cast


Awards and nominations

2014 Logie Awards [7] Most Outstanding Drama Series The Time of Our LivesNominated
Most Outstanding Actress Claudia Karvan Nominated

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  1. The Time of our Lives | TV Tonight 10 June 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013
  2. The secret life of grown-ups | The Age 6 June 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013
  3. About the Series at official ABC site. Accessed 23 June 2013
  4. The Time of Our Lives challenges domestic dramas in ratings battle AAP report at SMH Entertainment, 24 June 2013
  7. Knox, David (27 April 2014). "Logie Awards 2014: Winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 January 2015.