31 May 2005, 09:38:40 AM

Channel Seven today announced it has commissioned a new Australian comedy series starring Nick Giannopoulos – entitled Get Nicked .

Produced by Granada Productions and In Good Nick Productions, the eight part, half-hour series is created and written by multi-award winning Giannopoulos ('The Wannabes', 'The Wog Boy', 'Wogs Out Of Work' and 'Acropolis Now') and will be directed by Ted Emery ('Fast Forward', 'Full Frontal' 'Jimeoin” and 'Kath & Kim').

Get Nicked follows the ups and downs of Giannopoulos' chaotic family and celebrity lifestyle. The series will go into pre-production at the end of the month and will air on the Seven Network in 2006.

Nick Giannopoulos said today: “I am very excited that the Seven Network has commissioned my new TV series Get Nicked.

“After 12 years of stage and film I feel like I'm coming back home to where it all began with 'Acropolis Now'. I am sure that with such a successful and experienced partner as Granada, we will be able to produce a very funny and unique Australian comedy series.”

Seven's Head of Program Development, Mr Brad Lyons, said: “Get Nicked is a fresh and unique concept, audiences are going to love and laugh at Nick's escapades. It's fantastic to have Nick back at Seven'.

Head of Development, Granada Productions, Ms Hilary Innes said: “The timing for Nick G to pop back up on our small screens is perfect. We can certainly do with some more self deprecating contemporary Australian comedy. Get Nicked is full of well drawn characters that we can all identify with, some sparkling new talent and a cast list of cameo's to die for great home grown laughs for all!”