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Cheez TV
Cheez TV Logo.jpg
Genre Children's television
Developed by Bill McQueen
Directed by Bernie Zelvis
Todd Decker
Presented by Jade Gatt
Ryan Lappin
Lenka Kripac
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
No. of episodes 2,547
Producer(s) Steve Kelly
Production location(s) Pyrmont, New South Wales
Running time 90 minutes
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 4:3 (1995-2001)
576i (SDTV) (2001-2005)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 17 July 1995 (1995-07-17) – 20 August 2005 (2005-08-20)
Followed by Toasted TV

Cheez TV was an Australian children's cartoon show, hosted by Ryan Lappin and Jade Gatt, that aired on weekday mornings on Network Ten. It began broadcasting on 17 July 1995 and it ended on 31 December 2004 with the presenters leaving. After eight months of being without presenters, it officially ended on 20 August 2005, and was replaced with Toasted TV.

In January 2016, Lappin and Gatt launched the official Cheez TV Facebook page with the help of friend and podcaster Brendan Dando. The page features full episodes of the show from its original run, behind the scenes photos and competitions.

Cheez TV was the first show in Australia to have an internet address in 1995.


The two presenters, Jade Gatt and Ryan Lappin, editorialised and presented small variety segments in between cartoons. These short segments included parodies of Rove Live, Gardening Australia, Men in Black and numerous music video re-enactments. On occasion the hosts would interview special guests as well. For a period on The Big Cheez Gatt and Lappin were joined by another presenter, Lenka Kripac (member of Australian band Decoder Ring).

Cheez TV also aired during Saturday morning under the moniker of The Big Cheez. (Cheez TV was the first Western nation to air the final four episodes of the Zoids: Chaotic Century series in its English language version).

Former Shows

The following is an incomplete list of series which were shown on Cheez TV in the past.

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