Punk’d to be revived with Justin Bieber?
Deadline is reporting that MTV is set to revive reality prank series Punk’d with Justin Bieber attached to host. Original host and creator Ashton Kutcher is said to be producing the revival with plans to premiere next year.
Spartacus producers begin recasting
The producers of Spartacus: Blood & Sand have started the recasting process to replace lead actor Andy Whitfield. They are looking for a male in their mid to late 30s with an authentic British accent and who is willing to commit to a three-year deal. Entertainment Weekly has reported that their pick for the role would be Australian actor Grant Bowler, who featured as Wolf on Outrageous Fortune.
Home and Away actor returns
Actor Zac Drayson will return to Home and Away later on this year to reprise his role as foster child Will Smith after leaving the show in 2002. Drayson featured on the soap for four years from 1998 before leaving after marrying Gypsy Nash.
Vergara to develop new comedy series
Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara is finalising a deal to produce a new comedy series which is based on popular Spanish series Aqui no hay quien viva, which loosely translates to I Hate This Place. The series follows a father and son who share an apartment with their eccentric family and who work together to manage their outrageous antics.
Kardashians to launch new reality series
Sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian are set to launch a new reality show which will centre on the pair in New York. The sisters previously featured together on E! reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians.