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The Paul and Hilary Show?

tamati-coffey“There will be people on screen with Henry” is all TV3 have revealed about the new Paul Henry breakfast show launching next year. So let’s speculate…

With TVNZ ruling out a return to Breakfast after trying his hand at politics, will we see Tamati Coffey return to morning TV as weather presenter on TV3’s rival show?

Is this something you would like to see? And who else do you think should be part of the new show?

home-and-awayThe remaining weeks of Home and Away for 2014 will screen at 7pm from Friday, following Thursday’s hour-long Shortland Street finale.

Screenshot (271)Stan Walker was on Breakfast this morning to promote his new live DVD album. The conversation turned to X Factor and talk of the show being rigged after the observations of an audience member at the live auditions. Video:

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3-newsThe news of Paul Henry returning to breakfast TV leaves us wondering what direction TV3 will take their late news next year. All that has been confirmed is that there will still be a late-night show.

Presumably they they will bring back a refreshed Nightline which TV3 have said would sit in reserve for future years.

Whether or not they stick with the current format of The Paul Henry Show, could Ali Mau or Mike Puru be a possibility? Both have filled in for Paul during the year. Or perhaps they’ll keep Janika ter Allen in the late night slot to present the news solo. We probably can’t rule out Sacha McNeil getting the job again either, especially with the new show replacing Firstline.

And what does this mean for Marcus Lush who currently hosts RadioLIVE’s breakfast show? Maybe this will see him move back to TV (Newsnight, anyone?)

Paul Henry was big news on twitter yesterday with many I’m sure wondering the same as this guy:

sit in reserve for future years

westside story outrageousSome pretty exciting casting news this morning – Antonia Prebble and David de Lautour will play Rita and Ted West in the Outrageous Fortune prequel, Westside Story, screening next year on TV3.

Esther Stephens and Dan Musgrove have been cast as Ngaire and Lefty Munroe, Will Hall as Detective Mike McArthy, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert Thompson, Xavier Horan as Phineas O’Driscoll and Sophie Hambleton as Carol O’Driscoll.
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Series 3 of Best Bits has just been confirmed!!! Here’s one of our favourite clips from last year to celebrate. Hooray!



Is this the worst case of SORAS (Soap opera rapid aging syndrome) in Home and Away history?

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TV3 are lookingoutrageous-fortune for a young Wolfgang West for the Outrageous Fortune prequel screening next year on TV3.

Do you want to be part of New Zealand’s most iconic and infamous television family? The prequel to Outrageous Fortune is coming to TV3 in 2015. The six-part series will tell the story of legendary safe cracker, Ted West, his wife Rita and their son Wolfgang. The story will be set in 1970s Auckland – a time when the only bike to be seen on was the Chopper and everyone’s dad rocked a pair of Stubbies men’s shorts.

The series is being produced by our friends at South Pacific Pictures and we need your help.

We’re on the hunt for a male in his teens or early 20s to play a young Wolfgang West.

To apply you must be:

• Young European male aged between approximately 15-20 years
• Available for filming late October 2014 to mid-December 2014
• Auckland-based during the filming period

So what are you waiting for? Email your audition video to: wolfhunt@southpacificpictures.com
Terms and conditions apply.

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