Name: Karen Bieleski
Job Title: Head of General Entertainment and Prime TV at SKY TV
Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is …
Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, coming soon to SoHo. I’ve seen two episodes already and can’t wait for more.
If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
I’ve always wanted to have a go at scriptwriting, though there’s so much good television writing going on in New Zealand at the minute that it would be hard to compete. Most recently The Almighty Johnsons made me wish I’d written that!
What is the best part of working in the TV industry?
Making my weird obsession with television into an actual paying job. Plus, I get to come to work and hang out with similarly obsessed weirdos …
What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?
Doctor Who: scary, funny, clever and best viewed from behind the couch.
Which TV character/show mirrors your life?
Fringe. I’m actually my own doppelgänger from an alternate universe, trapped in the wrong timeline.