Thursday 16 May 2002 — MELBOURNE

Kath And Kim, the sitcom based on characters featured in sketch comedy shows Big Girls’ Blouse and Something Stupid, makes its debut on ABC. The series continues for three seasons and a telemovie on ABC before moving across to the Seven Network for one season in 2007.

The success of Kath And Kim led to a feature film and a US remake.

(This listing excludes community Channel 31 which is not listed in The Sunday Age)

Source: The Sunday Age, 12 May 2002

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6AM 6am Lies, Spies And Olympics 6am Sunrise 6am National Nine Early News 6am Yoga TV
6.30 Aerobics Oz Style
(4am) Soccer: European Champions League. Live from Glasgow
6.55 Worldwatch: Telegiornale, 7.30 Das Journal, 8am Ta Nea Ton Ennea, 9am Le Journal, 9.30 Sevodnia, 10.10 Telediario, 11am Siaran Berita, 11.30 The Journal, 12pm Business Report
7AM 7am Mixy. Includes Teletubbies, The Hoobs, Thomas The Tank Engine, Merlin The Magical Puppy, Connie The Cow, Kipper, Sesame Street, Bananas In Pyjamas, Play School 7am Today 7am Cheez TV. Includes Rescue Heroes, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon
8AM 8.30 In The Box
9AM 9am The Book Place
9.30 A Country Practice
9am Here’s Humphrey
9.30 Clifford
9am Good Morning Australia. Bert Newton
10AM 10am For Schools: For The Juniors, Our Animals, Number Crew, Scientific Eye, World 2000, Hallo Aus Berlin, Real Life Design 10.30 Seven News 10am Pacific Drive
10.30 Fresh
11AM 11am Ricki Lake 11am National Nine News
11.30 Entertainment Tonight
11am Huey’s Cooking Adventures
11.30 Ten News
12PM 12pm The World At Noon
12.30 Something In The Air
12pm Movie: Fall Into Darkness. 1996 [IMDB] 12pm Days Of Our Lives 12pm Jerry Springer 12.30pm Dateline. Jana Wendt (Rpt)
1PM 1pm Living Britain
1.50 Feedback
1pm The Young And The Restless 1pm Judge Judy
1.30 Beauty And The Beast
1.30 Worldwatch: Japanese News, 2.05 Cantonese News, 2.25 Mandarin News
2PM 2pm Parliament Question Time 2pm Chicago Hope 2pm Water Rats 2.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show 2.55 Weatherwatch, Music
3PM 3pm Tweenies
3.20 The Wombles
3.30 Play School
3pm Passions 3pm Animal Hospital. Rebecca Harris 3.30 Neighbours (Rpt) 3pm TV Ed
3.30 Worldwatch: Telegiornale
4PM 4pm Banans In Pyjamas
4.10 Bob The Builder
4.20 Big Knights
4.30 The Adventures Of Sam
4.55 El Nombre
4pm The Big Arvo
4.30 Home And Away — The Early Years
4pm Y?
4.30 Head Of The Class
4pm Totally Wild
4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful
4pm School Torque
4.30 Das Journal
5PM 5pm The Baskervilles
5.25 Hoota And Snoz
5.30 Daria
5pm Home Improvement
5.30 Wheel Of Fortune
5pm The Looney Tunes Show
5.30 Happy Days
5pm Ten News 5pm Newshour With Jim Lehrer (PBS)
6PM 6pm Night And Day
6.20 Feedback
6.30 Consumer Dimensions
6pm Seven News
6.30 Today Tonight
6pm National Nine News
6.30 A Current Affair
6pm The Simpsons
6.30 Neighbours
6pm Global Village
6.30 World News
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report. Budget Special. Opposition Right Of Reply
7pm Home And Away
7.30 The Club. Craig Hutchison
7pm Frasier
7.29 Keno
7.30 Getaway — To The Movies
7pm Big Brother
7.30 Ed
7pm World Sport
7.30 ICAM
8PM  8.30 The Kumars At No 42 8.28 Powerball
8.30 JAG
8.30 ER 8.30 Law And Order 8pm Unreported World: Somalia
8.30 Insight. Jenny Brockie
9PM  9pm Kath And Kim PREMIERE Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski, Peter Rowsthorn, Glenn Robbins
9.30 Backberner
9.30 Cold Feet 9.30 The Footy Show: AFL 9.30 Big Brother Uncut 9.30 World News Tonight
10PM  10pm True Stories 10.35 Felicity 10.30 Ten News 10pm Soccer: European Champions League (Rpt)
11PM  11pm Lateline
11.30 The Guitar Show
11.55 John Williams
11.35 Seven News
11.40 Millennium
11.15 Nightline
11.45 City Of Angels
11pm Sports Tonight
11.30 Movie: Homicide. 1991 [IMDB]
11.55 Movie: Les Boys II. 1998 (Canada) [IMDB]
12AM  12.40am Once A Thief 12.45am The Footy Show: NRL
1AM  1am Parliament Question Time 1.40 Today (NBC) 1.25am Rude Awakening
1.55 Video Hits
2AM  2am Movie: Hungry Hill. 1947 [IMDB] 2.15 The Late Show With David Letterman 2am Home Shopping 2am Close
3AM  3.40 Movie: A Piece Of Cake. 1946 [IMDB] 3.40 Danoz Direct 3.15 Ananda Lewis
4AM  4.30 Movie: A Boy A Girl And A Bike. 1947 [IMDB]
(Continues to 6am)
4.40 Victor Paul Home Shopping 4.15 Adventures In Rainbow Country 4.30 Kenneth Copeland
5AM  5.35 Blossom
(Continues to 6am)
5am Keynotes
5.30 Entertainment Tonight
(Continues to 6am)
5am Life Today With James Robison
5.30 This Is Your Day With Benny Hinn
(Continues to 6am)
5am Weatherwatch, Music
5.30 Worldwatch: Japanese News
(Continues to 6am)

* ABC also broadcast a secondary channel via its digital signal. ABC Kids broadcast children’s programming 6am to 6pm, and Fly TV presented youth culture programming 6pm onwards.