With absolutely zero fanfare, the new comic vehicle for David Walliams (Little Britain) arrives just weeks after its British debut. In Big School (Channel Nine, 8.30pm), Walliams plays a smart but dorky high school science teacher trying to control an unruly mob while contemplating the undergarments of the new French teacher.
Think Sidney Poitier in To Sir With Love. Then think the complete opposite and you're almost there.
Little Britain remains one of the jewels of sketch comedy, combining catchphrase-heavy recurring characters, classic gags, wonderful performances and plenty of bent moments that made the audience gasp. Rude and hilarious.
Writing and starring in Big School, Walliams has had to walk the fine line of turning brash, in-your-face sketch comedy into the slightly more conventional sitcom variety. If anything, he has turned the burners down too low, settling for an almost old-school Big School.
There's still much to like, though, as Mr Church takes advice from his more life-savvy students about how to impress the overconfident Miss Postern (Catherine Tate).
Walliams once again plays his character full tilt and he's matched in performance by Tate and Philip Glenister as the sleazy PE teacher. Frances de la Tour's head teacher, Ms Baron, is superb.
Walliams then takes up with his regular partner, Matt Lucas, in replays of Come Fly With Me (Nine, 9pm), the mockumentary in which they played most of the characters and had a crack at reality series such as Airport.
There are moments of hilarity here but, arriving after Little Britain, it struggled in comparison - and still does.
Jennifer Hawkins will lead a contingent of skinny girls onto the stage for the live grand finale of Australia's Next Top Model (Fox8, 7.30pm). I must reveal a conflict of interest: I host Back Page Live, which sits in the same timeslot on Fox Sports, yet I'm interested in models. Can you see the conflict?
In truth, the only bits of this show I have seen are those that have featured on A Current Affair, which dealt with allegations of hair pulling and neck wringing on a photographic shoot. Bizarrely, Tracy Grimshaw told us that hair pulling and neck wringing aren't skills required in the cutthroat world of glamorous modelling.
In the world of television, of course, they are considered essential, along with back stabbing, knee capping and suck upping.
I'm reliably informed the finale will include Duckie, Shanali and Melissa going head to head.
Given it's a modelling contest, they will also go toe to toe, calf to calf and so on.