Five Bedrooms

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Five Bedrooms
Genre
Created by
  • Michael Lucas
  • Christine Bartlett
Written by
  • Michael Lucas
  • Christine Bartlett
  • Mithila Gupta
  • Xavier Coy
Directed by
Starring
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Tracey Robertson
  • Nathan Mayfield
Producers
Running time45 minutes[1]
Production companyHoodlum
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release15 May 2019 (2019-05-15) –
present
External links
Website
Production website

Five Bedrooms is an Australian comedy drama television series, which first screened on Network 10. The eight part series premiered on 15 May 2019, at 8:40 pm. In the United States, the series started streaming on Peacock on April 15, 2020.[2]

In October 2019, the drama was renewed for a second season by 10[3][4] which was set premiere on in 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second season was rescheduled to air in 2021 instead.[5] In May 2021, the Australia broadcast of the series was announced to be moving from Network 10 to the 10 affiliated streaming service, Paramount+.[6][7]

Synopsis[edit]

Five Bedrooms tells the story of five people at different times of their lives. They bond after they find themselves seated together at the singles table at a wedding. After a few too many drinks, the solution to all of their problems seems to be buying a house together; a five bedroom house.[8][9]

Production[edit]

In January 2019, it was announced Roy Joseph, Doris Younane, Katie Robertson, Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Kate Jenkinson and Hugh Sheridan had been cast in the new drama.[10]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi
  • Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle
  • Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle
  • Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle
  • Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli
  • Josh Mckenzie as Xavier
  • Daniel Lapaine as Daniel, Ben's brother
  • Samantha Cain as Rebecca Bourke
  • Celia Ireland as Rhonda Hibbert
  • Johnny Carr as Kevin "Simmo" Fitzsimons
  • Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe
  • Dennis Coard as Marty Churle
  • Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther
  • Keith Brockett as Dan Chen
  • Diana Nguyen as Kerri Chen

Series overview[edit]

SeriesChannel/
Streaming Service
EpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1Network 10815 May 2019 (2019-05-15)3 July 2019 (2019-07-03)
2Paramount+TBA2021 (2021)TBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Australian viewers
1"Five Owners"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas15 May 2019 (2019-05-15)351986-1507,000[11]
2"Twenty Guests"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas22 May 2019 (2019-05-22)351986-2428,000[12]
3"Three Millimetres"Corrie ChenChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas29 May 2019 (2019-05-29)351986-3483,000[13]
4"Zero Dollars"Corrie ChenChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas5 June 2019 (2019-06-05)351986-4347,000[14]
5"Five Lies"Fiona BanksMithila Gupta12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)351986-5499,000[15]
6"Fifty Years"Fiona BanksChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas19 June 2019 (2019-06-19)351986-6437,000[16]
7"Four Meats"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas26 June 2019 (2019-06-26)351986-7519,000[17]
8"One Bid"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas3 July 2019 (2019-07-03)351986-8476,000[18]

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

In October 2019, the drama was renewed for a second season by Network 10,[19][4] however in May 2021, it was announced the series will be moving to Paramount+, the second season will premiere in 2021.

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 "Five Owners" 15 May 2019 507,000 16 114,000 12 621,000 [11][20]
2 "Twenty Guests" 22 May 2019 428,000 17 154,000 14 582,000 [12][21]
3 "Three Millimetres" 29 May 2019 483,000 17 146,000 12 629,000 [13][22]
4 "Zero Dollars" 5 June 2019 347,000 20 64,000 19 411,000 [14][23]
5 "Five Lies" 12 June 2019 499,000 14 150,000 10 649,000 [15][24]
6 "Fifty Years" 19 June 2019 437,000 16 168,000 13 605,000 [16][25]
7 "Four Meats" 26 June 2019 519,000 14 159,000 10 678,000 [17][26]
8 "One Bid" 3 July 2019 475,000 15 119,000 13 594,000 [18]

International broadcast[edit]

Five Bedrooms was shown on BBC One from 10 March 2020, and was the fifth Australian drama to be broadcast on the BBC after Out of the Blue, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, A Place to Call Home and 800 Words since the broadcasting rights of Neighbours went to Channel 5 in 2008. Five Bedrooms airs on Peacock in the United States. It was also shown on RTP2 in Portugal and began airing on W Network in Canada in 2021.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Five Bedrooms Ep 01 (2019 - 45 min) - ISAN
  2. ^ Nicolaou, Elena (21 January 2020). "Is Peacock free? All about NBC's New Streaming Service". O, The Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  3. ^ Knox, David (10 October 2019). "2020 Upfronts: 10: Five Bedrooms, Masked Singer, DWTS Renewed". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b Whitehead, Mat (10 October 2019). "Five Bedrooms Returns For Season Two". 10 Play. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  5. ^ Perry, Kevin (15 October 2020). "AUSTRALIAN EDITIONS OF MAKING IT AND THE DOG HOUSE COMING TO 10 AS NETWORK REVEALS 2021 LINE-UP". TV Black Box. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  6. ^ Perry, Kevin (7 May 2021). "FIVE BEDROOMS MOVES TO PARAMOUNT+ AS CHANNEL 10 CONFIRMS LAUNCH DATE FOR NEW STREAMING SERVICE". TV Black Box. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  7. ^ Knox, David (8 May 2021). "10 changes strategy on Five Bedrooms". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Five Bedrooms new drama for TEN". DeciderTV. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Airdate: Five Bedrooms". TV Tonight. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  10. ^ Groves, Don (21 January 2019). "Hoodlum/10's new drama 'Five Bedrooms' taps into the housing crisis". If Magazine. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ a b Knox, David (16 May 2019). "Wednesday 15 May 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  12. ^ a b Knox, David (23 May 2019). "Wednesday 22 May 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b Knox, David (30 May 2019). "Wednesday 29 May 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b Knox, David (6 June 2019). "Wednesday 5 June 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  15. ^ a b Knox, David (13 June 2019). "Wednesday 12 June 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  16. ^ a b Knox, David (20 June 2019). "Wednesday 19 June 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  17. ^ a b Knox, David (27 June 2019). "Wednesday 26 June 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  18. ^ a b Knox, David (4 July 2019). "Wednesday 3 July 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  19. ^ Knox, David (10 October 2019). "2020 Upfronts: 10: Five Bedrooms, Masked Singer, DWTS Renewed". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  20. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 15 May 2019 - TV Tonight
  21. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 22 May 2019 - TV Tonight
  22. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 29 May 2019 - TV Tonight
  23. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 5 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  24. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 12 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  25. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 19 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  26. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 26 June 2019 - TV Tonight

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