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Graphic denial: no plan to dump Kohler
A report in the Australian Financial Review on May 10 claiming ABC management was considering dumping Alan Kohler’s graph-friendly finance segment from the 7pm news is ”completely without foundation”, an ABC spokesman says. ”Alan Kohler’s nightly contribution … is highly valued by ABC News, which has no plans whatsoever to discontinue it.” The same goes for Kohler’s gig on Sunday mornings, the spokesman says.
Smith steals BAFTA limelight
While audiences in Australia were watching the final episode of the mini-series Mrs Biggs, its star, Sheridan Smith, was receiving the BAFTA award for best actress for her role in the British-Australian co-production. She beat fellow nominees Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax), Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End) and Sienna Miller (The Girl). Last Tango beat Ripper Street, Scott and Bailey and Silk to win best drama series, while Murder won the single drama award, beating Michael Winterbottom’s Everyday, The Girl and Richard II (Hollow Crown).
Sutherland lives to fight another day
Jack Bauer will return to the small screen next year. After a hiatus of four years, most likely spent torturing enemies of the state in Chechnya, Kiefer Sutherland will reprise his role as a rogue CIA agent in a 12-episode mini-series titled 24: Live Another Day. As anyone familiar with the popcorn action series will quickly realise, the new series will depart from the original concept of telling a 24-hour story in real time (minus commercial breaks). It will pick up where the eighth season left off in 2010. In a masterstroke of hedging, Fox Broadcasting’s entertainment chairman, Kevin Reilly, told The New York Times the 12-hour format was right because the spine of past seasons had 12 hours’ worth of action with ”little events and connective tissue in between”.
Financial show means business
The new morning business show Financial Review Sunday, a collaboration between Channel Nine and the Australian Financial Review (whose owner, Fairfax Media, also publishes The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald), copped a pasting from Media Watch last week for its soft-touch reporting of the so-called supermarket wars. Ratings-wise, though, the show’s performance isn’t too shabby. Its first two outings averaged 194,500 people, compared with 129,000 watching The Bolt Report on Channel Ten, 94,000 tuning into the weekend edition of Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, and 120,000 watching Inside Business on ABC1 at the same time.
Academy awards rise to 40
Six TV awards have been added to an already lengthy repertoire for the AACTA presentation in Sydney in January. This brings to 40 the number of awards to be handed out by the new film and TV academy during the two-day presentation. The new awards cover cinematography, editing, sound, original music score, production design and costume design. The new awards will rightfully recognise Australia’s television industry professionals for their craft, alongside the film industry and international peers, director Peter Andrikidis and editor Deborah Peart say.
Doctor on the House
Doctor Who will add Sydney’s Circular Quay to its itinerary of destinations through space and time. Destination NSW and BBC Worldwide have collaborated on a one-off project to illuminate Customs House with 3D projections of the Doctor pursued by some of his enemies. The June 1 display is part of the Vivid Sydney festival. There’s also a cinema component for Doctor Who fans.
Ever find yourself watching reality TV and just wishing the show, the concept, the cast and noise of it all would just stop and go away?Russell Crowe (actor, insightful) @russellcrowe
I’m on a plane! I’m having tea! I’m wearing shoes! This is how twitter works, right? I tell you guys EVERYTHING. Great! #syphilisJoss Whedon (director, excited Twitter newbie) @JossActual
”American Idol” is like ”The Following” except they’re killing music.Alan Spencer (director, karaoke indifferent) @MrAlanSpencer
Last night in my dream Oprah asked me why we arent best friends. I didnt have an answer for her.Kristen Bell (actor, not Oprah’s BFF apparently) @IMKristenBell
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