Entourage

Entourage movie script being produced

HBO president Michael Lombardo has confirmed that an Entourage movie script is currently being developed. “Doug [Ellin, creator], as of this week, is on page 65. He’s writing a film script. I’ve heard a very general pitch for it and I think after we take a look at the script, we’ll see if there’s any interest. We still have to make deals with the cast and figure out if this is something we want to do or not.”

Segel not leaving HIMYM

Jason Segel’s reps have played down reports that the actor is leaving How I Met Your Mother, despite Segel being quoted in an interview as saying he was leaving after season eight. Continue reading »

Manson to guest on Californication

Marilyn Manson will play himself during a guest spot in Californication’s upcoming sixth season. The musician will have a “run-in” with David Duchovny’s Hank Moody.

Wahlberg confirms Entourage movie progress

Mark Wahlberg confirmed over the weekend that the Entourage movie is in the process of being written. “Doug Ellin is actually right now writing the script as we speak,” he told CNN. “He’s finally started writing and hopefully it won’t take too long now.” Continue reading »

Glee to feature Kimbra

Kiwi singer Kimbra will have a songs featured on Glee this season. The song ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, which she created with Australia artist Gotye, will be featured on the show when it returns with new episodes this year.

Entourage actress joins The Mentalist

Entourage actress Emmanuelle Chriqui has been cast in The Mentalist as the new love interest for Simon Baker’s character Patrick Jane. Continue reading »

Kutcher looking to extend time on Two and a Half Men

The future of Two and a Half Men may be finalised soon with word Ashton Kutcher is talks about staying with the series for another season. Kutcher had initially signed a one-year deal when he replaced Charlie Sheen.

Cougar Town actor to guest in Touch

Cougar Town’s Ian Gomez, who plays Andy, has joined the cast of new Kiefer Sutherland drama Touch.  Continue reading »

Hot in Cleveland renewed

Hot in Cleveland has officially been picked up for a fourth season, just a few days after the sitcom picked up the award for ‘Favourite Cable TV Comedy’ at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.

Marco Polo series planned

A new drama series based on 13th century explorer Marco Polo is being developed by the Starz network. The series will follow Polo throughout his years as an ambassador, explorer and spy.

Kutcher looking for renewal

Ashton Kutcher says he hoped his new comedy series Two and a Half Men will be renewed for another season by CBS this year, calling his current movie roles as merely a “hiatus” between seasons of the sitcom. 

Wahlberg teases Entourage movie

Producer Mark Wahlberg has teased the planned Entourage movie, saying: “I think a 90-minute movie of sheer craziness–the guys getting back to just being about the guys, you know? Lose the ladies. Go crazy. Give people what they want.” 

Ten struggling for Henry’s co-host

Channel Ten bosses are said to be finding it difficult to find a co-host to join Paul Henry on the network’s revamped morning series Breakfast.

Home and Away actor charged

Home and Away actor Dan Ewing, who plays Heath Braxton on the soap, has been charged by police after allegedly assaulting his fiancée during a domestic dispute.

Piven plays down Entourage movie rumours

Entourage actor Jeremy Piven has played down rumours of a movie based on the series, saying it’s just a rumour at this stage. When asked on a talkshow if the movie was going ahead, Piven replied: “That’s the rumour right now.”

Hawaii Five-0 actor reprising role

Original Hawaii Five-0 actor Ed Asner will reprise his role as a smuggler on the reboot series. Asner will play the same character who has just been released from prison after a 30-year stretch.

Game of Thrones to film again in mid 2012

It is believed that Game of Thrones will begin filming on its third season in mid-2012. Actor Charles Dance said: “We just finished the second series of Game of Thrones – we start [again in] May / June of next year. I haven’t read what we’re going to be shooting.”

BBC pulls Clarkson episode of QI

The BBC has reportedly pulled an episode of Stephen Fry’s quiz show QI due to the fact it features Jeremy Clarkson, who is still being criticised for his comments regarding the striking public sector workers in the UK on another show.

11:40pm Wednesday, November 9 on TV2

Entourage explodes onto your screen with a big bang tonight when guest stars Johnny Galecki(The Big Bang Theory), Melinda Clarke (The OC, Nikita) and the bangin’ (Alice Eve, She’s out Of My League)come to pay their dues.

After his interview, Vince tries to make things right with journalist Sophia Lear (Alice Eve).

Ari gets a reality check from his lawyer about his divorce. Eric receives an over-the-top gift from Melinda Clarke and some unsettling news from Johnny Galecki.

Meanwhile, Turtle meets with his East Coast partners on a new business venture and Drama shows his solidarity.

Missed an episode of Entourage? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

Check out the line-up for the opening day of Sky’s new premium content channel SoHo.

 

THE SOPRANOS

Series 1, Episode 1, 3pm   

Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is your average, middle-aged businessman. With a few complications. He has a son, a dutiful wife (Edie Falco), a not-so-dutiful daughter (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), a not-too-secret mistress, and a whole other Family. When a series of anxiety attacks land him in the office of a psychiatrist (Lorraine Bracco), Tony opens up about his career as a “waste-management consultant” and tries to come to terms with the professional and private strains that have brought him to the brink of a breakdown.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

4pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

SIX FEET UNDER

Series 1, Episode 1, 4.30pm

From Alan Ball, Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of True Blood, this critically-lauded, multi-award winning drama takes a darkly comic and frequently surreal look at a dysfunctional Los Angeles family running an independent funeral home.  When the patriarch of the typically atypical Fisher family is killed on Christmas Eve, prodigal elder son Nate (Peter Krause) returns home for the holidays to a family in disarray; his mother Ruth (Francis Conroy), brother David (Michael C. Hall), and rebellious sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose) each have their own ways of dealing with grief, while the family business manages the grief of others.

 

SoHo On Set: BOARDWALK EMPIRE

5.30pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire.

 

ENTOURAGE

Series 1, Episode 1, 6pm

As the very last season wraps up in the US, SoHo takes you back to the very beginning. Based on the real life escapades of actor (and series executive producer) Mark Wahlberg and his group of friends as they first started out in Hollywood, Entourage is a quick paced half hour following young A-lister Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his ‘entourage’ of friends as they navigate all that is glitzy and golden in the City of Angels.

 

HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA

Series 1, Episode 1, 6.30pm

Entourage masterminds Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are behind this tale of two up-and-comers in their 20s, hustling their way through New York City trying to find a shortcut to the American Dream. Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) are determined to make a name for themselves in New York’s competitive fashion scene, and use their street knowledge and contacts to try to make their dreams a reality. With the help of their well connected friend Domingo (Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi), and Cam’s ex con cousin Rene (Luis Guzmán) Ben and Cam dive head first into the fashion industry, from flipping leather jackets to launching their own denim line, all in an effort to make it big. The road to success is never easy, but if you can “Make It” in New York, you can make it anywhere.

 

TRUE BLOOD

Series 1, Episode 1, 7pm

See where the cult phenomenon began, as SoHo takes you back to the beginning with Season 1 of this seductive blood-sucking series. Produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is a dark and sexy tale; set in a fictional version of our world where vampires not only exist, but have “come out of the coffin” and joined society – progressing from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight.

The series follows Sookie Stackhouse (Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), a telepath and waitress at Merlotte’s Grill, in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where all manner of person can be found, human or otherwise. Sookie is fascinated by vampires and when Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173 year old vampire arrives in town, they are drawn together and Sookie soon finds herself deep inside his world of supernatural beings, where danger is always close behind.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

8pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

GAME OF THRONES

Series 1, Episodes 1 & 2, 8.30pm

Based on the bestselling book series ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’ by George R.R. Martin, comes an epic new fantasy series from HBO that promises to redefine the genre. A tale of family, treachery, and the never-ending pursuit of power, this ten-part series, dubbed “The Sopranos in Middle Earth”, will win over fantasy fans as well as the uninitiated.  In the land of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, several families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms and the Iron Throne that rules over them. There are the noble Starks, whose patriarch Ned (Sean Bean) is named the Hand of the King after his predecessor dies under suspicious circumstances; there are the scheming Lannisters, who have their eyes fixed on controlling the throne at all costs; and there’s Princess Daenerys and her brother Viserys, exiled across the narrow sea following the bloody defeat of their ruling Targaryen forebears. As betrayal, lust, and supernatural forces shake the land, the bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Winter is coming. Let the Game of Thrones begin.

Featuring an A-list cast including Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Peter Dinklage* (The Station Agent), Lena Headey (300), Michelle Fairley (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2), Kit Harington (Greys Inbetween), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam), Emilia Clarke (Triassic Attack), Harry Lloyd (Robin Hood), Richard Madden (Hope Springs), Alfie Owen-Allen (Atonement), Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), and Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins).

Coens developing new series

Film directors Joel and Ethan Coen have signed on to executive produce a new series for the Fox network. The pair, who directed the Oscar-winning film No Country For Old Men among others, have co-created the series HarveKarbo which centres on a grouchy LA private detective.

Favreau and Green working on sci-fi series

Jon Favreau and Seth Green are working together on a new pilot for the ABC network called Ex-Comm. Star Trek’s Roberto Orci is co-writing the sci-fi drama with the pair.

Batman series coming

A new animated Batman series has been announced for the Cartoon Network that will debut in 2013. 

Reality star suing Entourage producers

A reality star who claims he is known as “Johnny Bananas” has carried through with threats to sue the producers of Entourage after they introduced a series called “Johnny Bananas” into the storyline.

11:30pm Wednesday, October 5 on TV2

It’s time to fasten your seat belts for the eighth and final season of TV2’s hit drama Entourage.

Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki appears in the season premiere guest starring as himself.

When we last left them, Vince (Adrian Grenier) had gone off the deep end after the guys’ failed attempt to stage an intervention for his excessive boozing and not-so-recreational drug use.

Now, Vince is back from a stint in rehab and ready for a new pet project, while each of his crew deal with his own personal and professional challenges.

As Season eight begins, super-agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) and Mrs Ari (Perrey Reeves) have recently separated; Eric (Kevin Connolly) has broken up with Sloan (Emmanuelle Chiriqui) after a prenup debacle, and is running his own management company with Scott Lavin (Scott Caan); Drama (Kevin Dillon) is shooting his animated series with Andrew Dice Clay (guest starring as himself); and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is invested in the Avion tequila line and starting a new business venture.

There’s a lot more ups and downs in store for the boys from Queens this summer – but by the end of the series will they achieve the successes they’ve always dreamed of? These and other burning questions will be answered in the final season.

Missed an episode of Entourage? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.