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Calls For A ‘Recovery’ Reboot Have Been Shut Down By The ABC

Written by Jackson Langford on August 6, 2018

In light of growing calls for a reboot of cult ’90s ABC music show Recovery, all eyes have been on the national broadcaster. However, today the ABC has shut down the possibility of a reboot of the beloved series.

In a statement to The Music, the ABC said it’s not looking at a reboot of Recovery, as it is currently focusing on other forms of music television.

Recovery was a brilliant show and we’re looking at ways to continue to share its archived live music content,” the statement reads.

“But the ABC is focused on new concepts for music on TV and video, such as the recent Splendour In The Grass TV special on Rage and iView, the upcoming triple j One Night Stand on ABC TV, the ongoing success of triple j Like A Version on YouTube and Facebook, and some new live music plans for this year’s Ausmusic Month, which will be announced soon.”

Calls for a Recovery reboot have been kicked into another gear recently, with particular help from Adelaide band Bad//Dreems, who have been calling for the show’s return on social media. Recovery co-host Dylan Lewis features in the band’s video for ‘Feeling Remains’, which is a parody of the program in question.

Fellow Recovery co-host Jane Gazzo took to Twitter this week to note the growing calls for a reboot.

“Woke up to an abnormally large amount of tweets and insta’s regarding Recovery,” her tweet read.

“…If only Aunty had the guts to at least agree to a one-off spesh!”

The last time Recovery was on our TV screens was back in 2016, and it wasn’t even directly. Rage hosted a Recovery special, calling back Lewis and Gazzo to host.

So maybe we’ll see you again one day, Recovery. We can only hope.

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