‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 8): Teenager Sent to Live in Tonga

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‘Jonah from Tonga’ Episode Guide (Aug. 8): Teenager Sent to Live in Tonga

“Episode 1” (08/08/14; 10:00-10:30PM) – Expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah (Chris Lilley) moves to Tonga to live with relatives. But when his uncle (Tevita Manu) gets fed up with his antics, Jonah is shipped back to Sydney to attend a Catholic school, Holy Cross, where he’s placed in Lazarus House (“Spaz House”), run by the frustrated Mr. Joseph (Doug Bowles).

“Episode 2” (08/08/14; 10:30-11:00PM) – When their bullying videos are discovered, the Fobba-liscious crew is forced to meet with the new youth counselor, Kool Kris (Uli Latukefu), who takes a special interest in Jonah. Later, after Graydon makes fun of Jonah’s dance moves, Fobba-liscious retaliates.

After being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah Takalua’s father, Rocky, banished him to the island of Tongapatu to spend time with his extended family and get his life back together. But four months later, fed up with Jonah’s antics, his uncle sends him back to Sydney to enroll in yet another school, the Holy Cross School. Once again, the always impressionable Jonah finds himself adapting to a new school and fending off new foes and other delinquents, all while trying to be a “good boy.”

Australia’s Chris Lilley, creator of “Summer Heights High” and “Ja’mie: Private School Girl,” brings back one of his groundbreaking characters, the rebellious 14-year-old Jonah, in the six-episode comedy series, airing Fridays at 10:00PM EST exclusively on HBO. Lilley created, wrote and stars in the title role of the new show.

“Jonah from Tonga” is produced by Lilley and his producing partner, Laura Waters, who previously produced “Summer Heights High” (where the character of Jonah was introduced to HBO viewers) and “Angry Boys,” and co-produced by HBO and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with the BBC.

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