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Ja'mie: Private School Girl

1 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: Six (half-hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: November 24, 2013 -- December 29, 2013

Series status: Ended/cancelled

Performers include: Chris Lilley, Lester Ellis Jr., Georgie Jennings, Georgia Treu, Laura Grady, Phoebe Roberts, D'arci Buckerfield, Tayla Duyal, Madelyn Warrell, Alex Cooper, Jhyll Teplin, Brad Brivik, Monique Max, Wayne Perkins, Rose Flanagan, Brodie Dare, and Albert Mambo.

TV show description:

This comedy series is set at a private girls grammar school in Sydney, Australia. It follows the life of Ja'mie King (series creator Chris Lilley), a conniving Year 12 student at Hillford Girls Grammar, a tony private school.

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Netflix nabs ABC titles

25 February 2015 2:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Netflix has secured exclusive streaming rights to Chris Lilley.s Jonah from Tonga and the drama series Serangoon Road for its Australian and New Zealand service which launches March 28.

In a deal signed with ABC Commercial, Netflix gets non-exclusive rights to a slew of other ABC shows including Rake, Redfern Now, Upper Middle Bogan, The Time of Our Lives, Janet King, Jack Irish, Crownies and Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide.

The deal also covers Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Australia only), Lilley.s Ja.mie: Private School Girl, Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes and kids shows Angelina Ballerina, Barney, Bob The Builder, Sesame Street, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Last December SVoD rival Stan announced a non-exclusive deal with ABC Commercial encompassing the same content.

Netflix has also nabbed exclusive SVoD rights to British dramas Broadchurch and The Tunnel from Roadshow Entertainment, and the rights to Roadshow.s extensive library. »

- Don Groves

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Ryan Sampson’s favourite TV

13 January 2015 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Grumio from Plebs on his love of Deal Or No Deal and why Spaced should return to TV

Anything with Chris Lilley, who did Summer Heights High. He recently had Jonah From Tonga and Ja’mie: Private School Girl. It’s weird characters in the middle of nowhere. I’m from a small village just outside Sheffield, and all my dad’s friends are oddballs. I really like the idea of being able to do that sort of thing myself. He does it absolutely perfectly.

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- Gwilym Mumford

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