Todd Abbott leads the commissioning and creative execution of the public broadcaster’s narrative and scripted comedy across multiple platforms. Recent highlights for the network have included Fisk and Summer Love, and the 2023 slate includes Aunty Donna’s Coffee Cafe, In Limbo, Utopia, Gold Diggers and Mother and Son.
Prior to joining the ABC, Todd produced landmark television programs including the iconic comedy series The Dream with Roy & H.G. and the globally-lauded ABC series Please Like Me with Josh Thomas. Other career highlights include reimagining Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals for Seven, rebooting Rove for Ten in 2007, and producing Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey for the ABC and the short-lived but fondly remembered Micallef Tonight for Nine. He has produced not only comedy and entertainment, but also sport, current affairs and documentary content for the ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten, Foxtel, Stan, Amazon Prime and Pivot.
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