Foxtel and Network Ten have announced the cast of Common Sense, a topical news show that will premiere on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel on Wednesday July 5 at 7.30pm and on TEN and WIN Network on Thursday July 6 at 8.30pm.
To be produced by Endemol Shine Australia, Common Sense will feature a cast of everyday people from 10 diverse workplaces across Australia discussing the news of the week and making sense of it all in a light-hearted, honest and hilarious way.
The cast includes hairdressing mums Nicki (31) and Kathy (45), business partners Robert (70) and Lord Frank (74) (pictured top), removalists and best mates Brett (29) and Lawrence (27), opinionated retirees Jean (92), Aileen (89) and Ted (86), entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed pop culture junkies Helen (30) and Sarah (32), cheeky young real estate agents Jake (29) and Ayden (21), young barrister Neal (39) and his mentor Mark (53), the potato-selling Yip family of Darren (49) Trudi (46) Aileen (70) and Matthew (39), mother-and-daughter team Lois (75) and Michelle-Anne (49) along with Betty (78), all of whom are partners in a bra shop, and the quintessentially Aussie butchers Luke (26) and Eric (56).
Like Gogglebox does with television, Common Sense will filter the news and current affairs of the week into an informative, insightful and entertaining hour.
Common Sense is the second jointly commissioned series between Foxtel and Network Ten, and follows on from the enormous success of Gogglebox, which launched in Australia in 2015 and has since won two TV Week Logie Awards.
The format was created by Studio Lambert, the same all3media company responsible for Gogglebox.