Fat Pizza, the cult Aussie bogan show you probably saw on SBS at some point, is coming back to our TV screens after 12 or so years off the air.
No, this is not a joke.
The folks over at Channel Seven clearly know something we don’t because the network in their infinite wisdom has ordered a new season of Fat Pizza, titled Fat Pizza: Back In Business.
Show creator Pauly Fenech issued out a statement alongside the announcement and promising fans there will be “political incorrectness at its best.”
“Fat Pizza is one of the boldest Aussie comedies on television. Get set for bigger and cheesier storylines straight from the headlines. Social media trolls, get ready to rumble!”
There must be something in the water because we keep getting reboots of things no one asked for.
Fat Pizza was definitely a cult show back in the day but I don’t know if I would classify making mean-spirited fun of racial and cultural stereotypes as “bold” comedy.
That sort of stuff might’ve slipped by without much of a whimper during the show’s original 2000-2007 run but good luck trying to sell the same kind of Aussie bogan jokes today without offending people.
And besides, if I wanted to watch a show that revels in punching-down humour and offensive racial stereotypes, I’d just watch whatever rubbish Chris Lilley is pumping out.
Fenech will be returning for the reboot alongside classic characters like Mama, Sleek and Bobo, as well as appearances from Housos characters Shazza, Vanessa and Kev the Kiwi.
Interestingly, the show’s original breakout star, Rebel Wilson, is reportedly not involved with the new season. Read into that however you will.
As for when the new season of Fat Pizza will arrive, it will apparently drop later this year on 7Mate but don’t hold your breath. I certainly won’t.