Yet to be named show

Are your scones always ready to rise? Can you whip up the perfect pavlova?

Food TV is looking for New Zealand’s best amateur baker for a delicious new cooking show.

So if your baking takes the cake… Food TV wants to hear from you!

To apply, simply fill out the online form at www.foodtv.co.nz.

Angela Bloomfield reveals she’s working on a new one hour TV2 show.

She says she’s “spent the last two weeks prepping, which can include anything from picking extras, going through stunt requirements, discussing costume and make up options and visiting location after location after location”.

Do you want to be part of a brand new family entertainment television show?

We’re urgently looking for fun loving, energetic people who want to take part in a challenge based programme (you won’t have to eat cockroaches!).

Wanted are separate groups of families, flatmates, workmates, or friends (but no more than 4 in each group) who enjoy a challenge, want to learn new skills and tricks, are motivated to succeed, will be available for filming between mid-May and end of June 2008, and are keen to win prizes worth up to $10,000!

If you want more information, please e-mail NOW to: jfinn@imaginationtv.co.nz.

Or ring 021 729 126.

Brian Austin Green – known for Beverly Hills 90210 and Freddie – has been cast in a new CBS comedy, yet to be named. The show is about two friends and writing partners, one straight and one gay (Green) and the women who are working with them.

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Victoria Beckham (aka “Posh Spice”) has signed a deal with NBC for a new reality series from Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment (“American Idol”), which will give viewers an exclusive inside look at Beckham’s glamorous life as she makes the move across the pond from London to Los Angeles. The six, half-hour episodes are slated to premiere this summer. The announcement was made today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

“The series will give viewers a glimpse into what makes Victoria so popular and admired as one of the most glamorous women in the world,” said Reilly. “She makes news wherever she goes and our audience can now become insiders in this fascinating personal view of what being ‘Posh’ truly represents.”

Said Beckham, “I am so excited to be making this show for NBC with Simon Fuller. He has so much success around the world with his TV shows and the respect and trust of everybody he works with. This show is really something different, it’s pushing the boundaries and I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.”

Added Fuller, “For the past few years, I’ve been inundated with requests to make a show based on Victoria’s real life. After much thought, we have finally decided to do it. NBC will be our partners. Both Kevin Reilly and Craig Plestis have been extremely supportive in allowing us to do something a little different. This show will cross all genres and hopefully will pleasantly surprise a few people!”

Beckham burst onto the scene as a member of the hit 90’s all-girl super group The Spice Girls. Known around the world as “Posh Spice,” the elegant and confident member of the ensemble, Beckham sold millions of albums worldwide with the group before it disbanded in 2001. She went on to become an accomplished solo artist with such hits as “Not Such an Innocent Girl” and “This Groove/Let Your Head Go On.” In 1999, she married soccer superstar David Beckham and quickly they became one of the world’s most celebrated couples. In 2004, Beckham turned her attention to fashion, designing VB Rocks a line of high-end jeans for Rock and Republic. Most recently, Beckham launched her own jeans label called DVB Style as well as her own line of sunglasses and perfume.

The currently untitled series will be produced by 19 Entertainment, a fully owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKXE). Simon Fuller (“American Idol”) and Kim Fuller (“Tracey Takes On”) are the executive producers. Simon Fuller/19 Entertainment and Victoria Beckham are represented by Creative Artists Agency.

Walt Disney Co.’s television network ABC has decided to pursue a spinoff of its popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, the Wall Street Journal reported last Wednesday.

It will star Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd, the sexy neonatal surgeon played by Kate Walsh, the paper said.

The pilot has yet to be finalized and “Grey’s” creator Shonda Rhimes has yet to decide on a title. However, Rhimes recently filled the cast in on the idea and revealed she will write a special two-hour episode of “Grey’s” to serve as the pilot, with a likely debut in May, according to the report.

According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Taye Diggs will star opposite Walsh in the spin-off.

Reportedly, the pilot episode will feature Dr. Addison-Shepherd on the verge of leaving Seattle Grace, a scenario that will be triggered if ABC decides to run with the spin-off next season.

No details yet on the character Diggs would play.

GayNZ.com are reporting that a well-connected TV industry insider has revealed to them that Express, a fortnightly gay newspaper owned by Cornerstone Publications’ Richard Todd, was the successful applicant for the new gay series charter program.

The show is said to be 10 half hour episodes following the staff of Express, covering the stories and meeting the people they meet. It is said to be produced by Glenn Sims with research by Steven Oates.

Unsuccessful applicants for the series included Robyn Patterson (Gibson Group), John Givins (Livingston Productions), Claudette Hauiti (Front Of The Box Productions), Brian Holland (Top Shelf Productions), David Herkt (Isola Productions), and Anne Spier and Ondrej Havas (Omnicron Productions), amid others.

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The little sheep we all fell in love with on Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave is back and this time as the hero! Shaun the Sheep will be starring in a new animated series set on a farm. The series is being sold to 72 countries – let’s hope that New Zealand is one of them!!

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Ted Danson and Glenn Close are returning to the world of TV in a legal drama. Danson will play a wealthy corporate facing a class-action law suit. More »

Jerry Springer’s security guard (an ex-Chicago police officer) is starting up his own talkshow, offering advice and chatting about justice. The one hour show, yet to be named, will be filmed in front of a live audience in Chicago.

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