This year’s Logie Awards will pay tribute to axed soap Neighbours, set to say goodbye to fans in a special final episode in August.
The Aussie TV awards is scheduled to take place on June 19 — a week after the Ramsay Street soap will film its last-ever scenes — and will recognise the achievements of the beloved show during the presentation for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, reports The Herald Sun (via The Daily Mail Australia).
The happy news comes after Neighbours didn’t receive any nominations at the Logies, while rival soap Home and Away earned six.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Neighbours will officially end on August 1 after Channel 5 dropped it from its schedule, despite petitions to save the soap and calls on other networks to pick it up.
In the lead-up to the finale, the series is gearing up to welcome back some classic characters, including Kylie Minogue’s Charlene Robinson. The pop star had her big break as the spunky mechanic, a character she played between 1986 and 1988.
Minogue and her on-screen partner Jason Donovan, who portrays Scott Robinson, were spotted on set last week during their long-anticipated return to Erinsborough.
Ahead of the soap’s last, hour-long episode, the show’s executive producer and writer Jason Herbison opened up to Insertions.us about penning the characters’ final bow.
“I feel very privileged to write the final episodes and bring our beloved Neighbours to an end,” he said.
“I always had a vision of how I would close the show and I have stuck to that vision, so I hope the viewers enjoy it.”
Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 6pm on Channel 5 and streams on My5. In Australia, the show airs Mondays to Thursdays at 6.30pm on 10 Peach and streams on 10 Play.