Hanging With title card used from 2018 onwards
|Also known as||Hanging with Adam & Naomi (2013–15)|
Hanging with Adam & Ash (2015–16)
|Presented by||Ashleigh Wells|
|Opening theme||"Take Me Away"|
by Clooney (2013–17)
by Ms. Triniti (2018–present)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||7|
|Executive producer(s)||Vanessa Collier|
|Production location(s)||Chief Entertainment, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Running time||2–3 minutes[note 1]|
|Original network||Disney Channel|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||15 July 2013 –|
Hanging With is an Australian children's television series which airs on Disney Channel.
It premiered on 15 July 2013 as a short-form series dispersed between programs. The variety entertainment series airs 4:30pm (AEST) weekdays with hosts who act as the faces of Disney Channel. The hosts present Disney programming news, along with celebrity interviews, sketches, and other segments including crafts, games, quizzes and challenges. The hosts also produce factual field stories filmed outside of the studio. It is currently hosted by Ashleigh Wells and Tim Matthews, along with supporting presenters Siena Elchaar, Joel Maguire and Ella Victoria.
The program typically airs for 36 weeks of the year, with regular breaks throughout.
The show was originally formatted as a short-form series titled Hanging with Adam & Naomi, and was hosted by Adam Roberts with Naomi Sequeira, who had together previously presented the ASTRA-nominated program Backstage Pass and other Disney Channel interstitials. Sequeira departed the program in 2015 and was replaced by Ashleigh Wells, who had previously worked on the channel. The series was renamed to Hanging with Adam & Ash accordingly.
Beginning 13 February 2017, the short-form series was expanded to a new runtime of 30 minutes, and retitled Hanging With. Roberts and Wells continued as the primary hosts, being joined by various other Disney Channel personalities. Additional presenters included Ella Victoria (The Style Edit), Grace Pitts and Joel Maguire (Radio Disney Insider), Emma Graham and Jackson Ryan (Gamefest), Siena Elchaar, Chantel Cofie and Milly Alcock (B.F. Chefs), and Georgia-May Davis (Backstage Pass). In November 2017, Hanging With returned to its original short-form format but retained the additional presenters.
An additional 30 minute weekly episode, titled Hanging With: Weekend Hangout, aired from January 2018 to April 2019. This special episode aired on Saturdays and presented the highlights of the week's segments.
|Role||Name||First Show||Last Show|
|Host||Naomi Sequeira||15 July 2013||20 February 2015|
|Ashleigh Wells||23 February 2015|
|Host||Adam Roberts||15 July 2013||15 December 2017|
|Tim Matthews||December 2017|
- Naomi Sequeira returned as a guest several times between 2015 and 2017 to promote her program The Evermoor Chronicles and from the set of her movie Rip Tide.
- Ashleigh Wells joined the show as an entertainment reporter on 25 August 2014.
- Georgia-May Davis (2017–18)
- Siena Elchaar (2017–present)
- Joel Maguire (2017–present)
- Jackson Ryan (2017–18)
- Ella Victoria (2017–present)
- From 2013 to 2017, Hanging With aired at 4:30pm (AEST) weekdays. The program returned to this slot in April 2019.
- The program aired at 4:00pm (AEST) weekdays from November 2017 to July 2018.
- The program aired at 5:00pm (AEST) weekdays from July 2018 to April 2019.
Awards and nominations
|2014||ASTRA Awards||Favourite Personality - Female||Naomi Sequeira||Nominated|||
|2015||Most Outstanding Presenter - Female||Nominated|||
|2018||AACTA Awards||Subscription Television Award for Best Female Presenter||Ashleigh Wells||Nominated|||
- The run time was extended to 30 minutes for the 2017 season. Hanging With: Weekend Hangout (2018–19) episodes also run for 30 minutes.
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