Richo (TV program)

Richo is a weekly Australian television news and commentary program, formerly broadcast on Sky News Live. Hosted by Graham Richardson, it premiered on 23 February 2011, and aired each Wednesday night at 8pm (originally 7:30pm) AEST.[1]

Richo
Title card for Richo (2017–present)
GenreNews, Current affairs, Commentary
Presented byGraham Richardson
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
Production
Production location(s)Sydney, NSW
Running time60 mins (inc. ads)
Release
Original networkSky News Australia
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Original release23 February 2011 
present
Chronology
Related showsRicho + Jones

The series focuses on mainly political topics, featuring interviews and panel discussions, but also includes segments related to business and sport.[2] Richardson described the format as "a mix of light-hearted commentary but with all the facts."[3]

The program spawned a spin-off titled Richo + Jones, which premiered in February 2014, in which Richardson co-hosts with Alan Jones.[4]

Due to a number of Richardson's health issues, Richo has been guest hosted by a number of other Sky News presenters.[5] From April 2016, the program was put on hiatus and temporarily replaced with new format Beattie + Reith due to Richardson being on medical leave from Sky News while undergoing major surgery.[6][7] In October 2016, it was announced that Beattie + Reith would join the Sky News lineup permanently on Monday evenings, with the Wednesday timeslot replaced by Credlin & Keneally in November, suggesting Richo will remain on indefinite hiatus.[8]

In January 2017, it was announced Richo will return from 3 February 2017, airing on Friday nights.[9][10] The program returned to its original Wednesday timeslot in May 2017.[11]

References

  1. Knox, David (14 February 2016). "Airdate: Richo". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  2. Jackson, Sally (14 February 2011). "Numbers man Graham Richardson aiming for TV ratings". The Australian. Retrieved 9 May 2016.(subscription required)
  3. "Richo premieres on SKY NEWS". Foxtel. 17 February 2011. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. Knox, David (26 November 2014). "Richo + Jones on simulcast". TV Tonight. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  5. Lehmann, John (14 February 2015). "Labor hardman Graham Richardson reveals his painful cancer setback". News Corp Australia. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. Davidson, Darren (4 April 2016). "Mark Latham joins Alan Jones on Sky News weekly show". The Australian. Retrieved 20 April 2016.(subscription required)
  7. "Jones and Co – Sky News promo – Alan Jones (video)". YouTube. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  8. Perry, Kevin (3 October 2016). "Credlin and Keneally lead prime-time shake-up for Sky News Live". Decider TV. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  9. "Sky News unveils 2017 programming schedule". Mediaweek. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  10. Molloy, Shannon (27 January 2017). "Former politician is back from a near-death experience and behind the desk where he belongs". Adelaide Advertiser. Retrieved 30 January 2017.(subscription required)
  11. Horswill, Ian (23 May 2017). "News Corp's outspoken columnist Peta Credlin to join Alan Jones' show on Sky News". news.com.au. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
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