Neighbours

paula-abdul-neighboursUS streaming service Hulu have just announced they will add Neighbours this month. How long before we see Shortland Street added to one of these services?

Australia’s longest-running drama Neighbours will make its U.S. debut July 14 on Hulu and Hulu Plus, the TV-network-backed streaming service announced today. New episodes will debut daily, Monday through Friday, airing four weeks after the Australian broadcast. The soap follows the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional borough of Erinsborough, who deal with the challenges and issues that ordinary people face every day. The U.S. premiere week will include a guest appearance by actress and singer Paula Abdul. In the Friday, July 18th episode, Abdul visits Ramsay Street to drop in on Doctor Karl Kennedy (Alan Fletcher), who admits to a crush on the former American Idol judge – much to the surprise of his wife, Susan (Jackie Woodburne). Continue reading »

Paula Abdul to cameo on Neighbours

In Australia for So You Think You Can Dance, Paula Abdul has added a cameo on the nightly soap opera Neighbours to her list of things to do while down under.  The episode won’t screen in Australia until June.

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Kylie and JasonNeighbours producers are on the quest to cast one of their most significant regular roles in years – the son of the show’s most celebrated couple, Scott and Charlene Robinson.

The offspring of this iconic duo, played by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, will be Daniel Robinson. Over the years Daniel has been referred to in dialogue but never seen on screen.

Neighbours’ Series Producer, Jason Herbison, said: “Charlene and Scott are the quintessential love story who have the happy ending. More than 25 years on, they are still remembered worldwide. Continue reading »

Melissa_BellA classic Neighbours character will make a return this year.

The character of Lucy Robinson – sister of Paul Robinson (Stefan Dennis) – will return to the Australian soap for the first time since a brief appearance in the 20th anniversary episode in 2005.

Actress Melissa Bell plays the role, having first appeared in 1991 and staying until 1995. She is the third actress to play Lucy.

“I’m very pleased that on-screen Stefan is exactly the same – always up to something, which certainly makes for an interesting story – and off-screen he hasn’t changed either, just as much fun and lovely as ever,” Bell said. Continue reading »

BobMorleyAnother Aussie soap star has landed a big role in a new US pilot.

Following news that Home and Away’s Luke Mitchell has been cast in Tomorrow People, it’s been announced that Neighbours actor Bob Morley is joining a new pilot at The CW.

Morley, who has plays Aidan on Neighbours, has been cast in The Hundred, a drama pilot based on the forthcoming book series by Kass Morgan. Continue reading »

Neighbours is turning to its fans for a new version of its theme tune.

The Aussie soap is looking to revamp its current opening track and has started what they are describing as an “Ashes-style” contest between Australian and British fans.

They are asking fans to upload their own version of the iconic tune before a UK contender is selected to face off against an Aussie hopeful in order to win the chance to record the new cover.

KimRaverRaver joins new NCIS: LA spin-off

Former Grey’s Anatomy actress Kim Raver has joined the new NCIS: LA spin-off series, where she will play a special agent called Paris. Raver has also appeared in 24 and Revolution.

Former Neighbours actress gets pilot lead

Former Neighbours actress Adelaide Kane has landed the lead role in a new US pilot called Reign. Kane, who first featured on Neighbours in 2007, will play Mary Queen of Scots in the teen drama for The CW network. Continue reading »

Three major Neighbours characters will be leaving Ramsay Street next year.

Jordan Smith (Andrew), Ben Barber (Rhys) and Kaiya Jones (Sophie) will all depart the Aussie soap in 2013.

The news was confirmed on the official Neighbours Twitter page: “Yes they are [leaving]. We’ll miss those guys!”

Smith, who has been on the show since 2009, tweeted: “Thanks for tweets everyone. Awesome three n half years and now on to the next adventure.” Continue reading »

Our friends over at Throng Australia have compiled this hugely comprehensive list of former Ramsay Street residents to let you know what they’re up to now.

Enjoy! Continue reading »

6:00pm Monday, January 16 on TV2

Everybody’s favourite Neighbours return from holiday tonight at 6pm on TV2.

When confronted by a furious Lucas, Toadie struggles to believe Peter would be behind Chris’ attack. However, when the police ask Toadie to help with their enquiries, he’s shocked to realise the full extent of Peter’s scheme. Toadie is interviewed, but doesn’t have many answers for the strong case mounting against him. Unable to prove his innocence, could Toadie end up being charged with Chris’ assault?

Knowing Chris could be in danger, Rhys searches frantically for him. When he finally finds Chris at the garage, it could already be too late. Forced to perform emergency surgery, Rhys improvises to get Chris breathing again before the ambulance arrives. But he’s not out of the woods yet, and Karl warns Rhys that he could end up being held accountable if Chris doesn’t pull through.

When Jade bails on their girls’ night out, Kate invites Emilia for a drink, determined to embrace her new lifestyle. Not used to partying hard, Kate pulls up rough but Emilia shows her the perfect way to conceal big nights out. What’s going on with Kate?

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