Lawless to reprise role

Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless will reprise her role in the upcoming sequel series to Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The American swords and sandals series, which films in New Zealand, will shoot a six-part second series with Aussie actor Dustin Clare (Underbelly, Satisfaction) in the lead role.

Outrageous adaptation struggles

The American adaptation of treasured Kiwi drama series Outrageous Fortune is slipping in the ratings during its first season run in the US. Scoundrels, which follows a family similar to the Wests, is struggling in its summer slot and was down a further 13% this week.

 

Jersey Shore strike

The cast of Jersey Shore are striking due to the fact they don’t believe $10,000 each per episode is enough for them. The cast of the MTV show are refusing to shoot any scenes for the third season until the network coughs up more money.

FlashForward actor joins The Good Wife

Michael Ealy is joining the cast of The Good Wife for at least 10-episodes in the upcoming season. Ealy, who recently played Marshall Vogel on the now-cancelled FlashForward, will take on the role of the head of a Washington D.C. firm in the drama series.

MasterChef to get own TV show?

Last year’s MasterChef Australia winner Julie Goodwin is rumoured to be getting her very own food show on one of the prime networks in Australia. Perhaps our own MasterChef New Zealand champ Brett McGregor should be scheduling a meeting with TVNZ…

CSI resigns actress

CSI has re-signed another of its cast members in the form of Jorja Fox for another season. Fox, who stars as Sara Sidle on the series, will return in either as a regular or in an extended recurring role.

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