Morning Briefing

Stig to feature in new TV show?

Ben Collins, who was recently revealed to be the racing driver inside The Stig suit on Top Gear, has started talks to feature in his own TV show. Collins is reportedly in talks with several UK networks over launching a show which will see him take on more elaborate and dangerous stunts.

Jack Black comedy gets picked up

A new half-hour comedy series produced by Jack Black has been picked up by American network NBC. The series, which is based on the non-fiction book Guinea pig Diaries: My Life As An Experiment, focuses on a journalist whose life is affected by the assignments he is given.

Campion teams up with BBC

Kiwi filmmaker Jane Campion has teamed up with the BBC to direct a new multi-part TV series for the network’s autumn/winter season. The series, entitled Top of the Lake, will be set in New Zealand and focus on a pregnant 12-year-old girl.

Hilton to feature in new reality show

Paris Hilton will reportedly feature in a new reality show which will attempt to prove she’s not a “dizzy blonde”. A spokesperson for the project said the show will not be like The Simple Life but more a serious look at the socialite.

Conn joins Terra Nova

Mistresses actress Shelley Conn has landed the lead female role in the new Steven Spielberg series Terra Nova. Conn will join Jason O’Mara, Stephen Lang and Alison Miller in the prehistoric drama which begins shooting in Australia this month.

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