1977 in Australian television
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This is a list of Australian television-related events in 1977.
- April - The ABC's long running music program Countdown celebrates its 100th episode.
- April - The Seven Network successfully bids for exclusive Australian rights to televise the 1980 Olympic Games from Moscow. The network paid $1 million in the deal, outbidding rival offers from ABC and Nine Network.
- 1 April - British sitcom Fawlty Towers debuts on ABC.
- Seven Network televises the VFL Grand Final live to Melbourne for the first time.
- Australian satirical radio and television sketch show The Naked Vicar Show premieres on Seven Network.
- The Federal Government investigates a proposal to establish a domestic satellite system, enabling instant transmission of television and other communications across Australia and in particular to remote areas.
- Australian music series Flashez returns for a new series on ABC now airing at 5:30pm right after Sesame Street for most of the year.
- The final episode of the Australian music series Flashez airs on ABC at 5:30pm.
|Blankety Blanks||The 0-10 Network||24 January|
|The Naked Vicar Show||Seven Network||26 May|
|Pig in a Poke||ABC||24 July|
|Glenview High||Seven Network||27 September|
|Bobby Dazzler||Seven Network||20 November|
|Cop Shop||Seven Network||November|
|The Restless Years||The 0-10 Network||6 December|
|The Toothbrush Family||Unknown||1977|
|Young Ramsay||Seven Network||1977|
|Family Feud||Nine Network||1977|
|Hotel Story||The 0-10 Network||1977|
New International Programming
- 31 January - Charlie's Angels (Nine Network)
- 3 February - The Good Life (ABC)
- 4 February - Executive Suite (Seven Network)
- 18 February - Poldark (The 0-10 Network)
- 1 April - Fawlty Towers (ABC)
- 8 April - Jabberjaw (Nine Network)
- 15 May - Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (ABC)
- 17 July - Tofffsy (ABC)
- 20 July - Roobarb (ABC)
- 29 July - / The Muppet Show (Seven Network)
- 15 August - Seventh Avenue (Seven Network)
- 18 September - Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (ABC)
- 10 November - The Jeffersons (The 0-10 Network)
- 12 November - Eight is Enough (Seven Network)
- 5 December - Gibbsville (Seven Network)
- 7 December - Ball Four (The 0-10 Network)
- Mr. Squiggle and Friends (1959–1999).
- Four Corners (1961–present).
- Countdown (1974–1987).
Ending this year
|18 January||Homicide||Seven Network||20 October 1974|
|1 February||The Outsiders||ABC||9 November 1976|
|25 April||Bluey||Seven Network||2 August 1976|
|11 August||Number 96||The 0-10 Network||13 March 1972|
|11 October||The Box||The 0-10 Network||11 February 1974|
|23 December||Bellbird||ABC||28 August 1967|
|1977||The Ernie Sigley Show||Nine Network||1974|
|1977||The Celebrity Game||The 0-10 Network||1976|