Foxtel Confirms a Fourth Season of Wentworth

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How exciting and great news not only for this incredible drama but original Australian scripted drama – Wentworth continues!  The Aussie drama about life inside a women’s prison has been confirmed for a fourth season Foxtel and FremantleMedia announced today.

Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia today announced production on the fourth season of the internationally acclaimed drama Wentworth will be underway in Melbourne in the second half of this year.

Season 3 wrapped production in August and will premiere on Foxtel’s SoHo channel on Tuesday April 7, at 8.30pm EST.

From the press release:  Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win said “All of us at Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia are extremely proud of Wentworth and the passionate bond the series has forged with drama lovers, starting with our discerning Foxtel subscribers and expanding to captivate audiences around the world.”

FremantleMedia Australia Director of Drama and Wentworth executive producer Jo Porter said “Without wanting to give away any specific spoilers from season three, suffice to say it builds to a fabulous crescendo that in turn has given our season four writers a fantastic launch pad to explore what is next for the complex and compelling characters of Wentworth. Our loyal Wentworth fans are not going to be disappointed and I know our amazing cast and crew are going to relish bringing to life these potent stories.”

Season three begins in Australia on Tuesday, April 7th at 8:30pm on SoHo.

Lady Gaga Confirmed for AHS: Hotel

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Mother Monster will see you now!

Yep, Lady Gaga has been confirmed to star in the fifth season of the freaky franchise, currently titled American Horror Story: Hotel. Taking to twitter, Gaga posted the following tweet..

Aside from the new title, theme, Gaga’s casting and the premiere month of October, no other news has been announced regarding the show.  Sarah Paulson and Emma Roberts are currently working on other Ryan Murphy projects (American Crime Story and Scream Queens respectively) and series leader Jessica Lange’s possible involvement with season 5 is still unknown.

While noting Freak Show would be her last outing, Lange did reveal to E! back in November that she could be willing to return.

Sonia Kruger Joins The Voice Australia for 2015

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As an avid The Voice Australia watcher, I was nothing short of surprised to hear that Big Brother Australia host Sonia Kruger is coming onto The Voice Australia for a co-hosting gig.

Now, can someone please explain to me why The Voice Australia needs a second host?  Nothing against Kruges’…the woman does a brilliant job hosting BBAU (though I will put my hand up and say I do miss the Gretel Killeen days) but as for The Voice host Darren McMullen needing a helping hand….he seems to be doing fine with the workload involved with the job.

The news have offered up some mixed reviews from viewers, some even suggesting this hammers in the final nail in BBAU’s coffin for any chance of a return to our screens this year..

Kruges’ joining The Voice AU is just another step in shake-ups for the show with Kylie Minogue and Will.I.Am stepping down from the big red chairs, replaced with Jessie J, the return of Delta Goodrem and the addition of Joel Madden’s twin brother Benji.

 The Voice AU returns later this year on Channel 9.

Pretty Little Liars’ Big ReveAl Is Coming

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Could it be true?  After 5 seasons, over 100 episodes, assorted deaths, mysterious text messages and many a red coat, it seems we are finally edging closer to discovering the real identity of Pretty Little Liars’ ‘Big A’.

We’ve been led down many a winding road with our liars only to be let down with mini A’s (Mona) and fake members of the A Team (Toby and Ezra) but now, it seems, we are heading towards the light.

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That’s from PLL creator Marlene King who followed up with the following tweet:

PLL’s Keegan Allen (Toby Cavanaugh) has let it be known that when it comes to the identity of Big A….we’ve already seen them. It won’t be some random character that pops out of nowhere saying ‘surprise bitches’.

So who is Big A?  Or who could be Big A?

Everyone from lead characters Aria (Lucy Hale) and Hannah (Ashley Benson) to Ashley (Laura Leighton) and even the deceased Maya (Bianca Lawson) have all been tossed around the theory bin but it looks like we’re going to have to wait until the season 5 finale on March 24th for a very long awaited answer.

Who do you think is Big A?  Sound off in the comments below!

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesday nights on ABC Family (USA) and on Fox8 on Fridays (Australia)

MKR’s Secret Round Revealed

Judges Manu Fidel and Pete Evans are joined by Chef Colin Fassnidge
Judges Manu Fidel and Pete Evans are joined by Chef Colin Fassnidge

For weeks (yes it’s been weeks now) MKR have been slyly pushing a brand new and mysterious ‘secret round’ on viewers and with last night’s final outing for round two, we’re all in on this secret.

Six Brand new teams have been introduced, creating a third round of instant restaurants but this time, chef Colin Fassnidge (yes, that guy who holds a spoon like Shrek) will be joining the teams and giving final judging scores.  The added twist, Colin will be doubling his scores.

We got a quick glimpse at the new teams, all devilish stares and i’ll-cut-you stances and  at the front and center of the new group were NSW’s Katie and Nikki – tall, blonde, cocky and this rounds love-to-hate team.

Round three of MKR’s instant restaurants begins tonight, 7:30pm on channel 7.

Pilot Review: State of Affairs

Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker.  Source: Privided

Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker. Source: Provided

Are we ready for another chance to hate-watch a show for it’s star?

There’s a moment in this first episode of State of Affairs where you begin to question your current feelings for star Katherine Heigl. Heigl herself, once beloved by fans as Izzy Stephens on medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, had a very public exit from the show followed by a string of mediocre rom-com movies and earned herself a ‘difficult to work with‘ moniker.

So the question begs….do we like her or not?

Now it’s been some time since Heigl has graced our screens (large and small) but she’s back as a top CIA analyst Charleston ‘Charlie’ Tucker (Isn’t that the most ridiculous name btw?) working directly with the Constance Payton (Aflre Woodard) who happens to be the President of the United States.

Both are dealing with the pending anniversary of an attack they suffered while in Kabul in which the president’s son – and Charlie’s fiancee was killed.  Charlie’s way of dealing is with the use of lots of alcohol, random sex and the wearing of mainly black clothing…but only when there’s time for it as Charlie has plenty to do.

From being a complete bitch to her therapist to briefing the POTUS on potential threats and shouting demands down the phone, it’s a wonder she finds time to even do her hair but even in the dead of night, walking down the halls in her impossibly high heels, Charlie still manages to look like she’s just stepped off a vogue cover shoot.

While there’s daily threats for Charlie and her rag-tag team of analysts to deal with, it’s those events in Kabul which propel the season along.  Just who killed the POTUS’s son?  Why can’t Charlie remember what actually happened that night?  Who is sending those mysterious and threatening text messages?  Why is she wearing big thick black rimmed hipster glasses?

To put it nicely, State of Affairs is a watered down , fluffy version of that other woman-who-protects-the-country-but-has-issues show – Homeland but where Homeland and it’s star Claire Danes aren’t afraid to get dirty (and give us that now famous ugly cry) State of Affairs keeps it’s hands rather clean.

Don’t get me wrong, it is watchable and if you stick with it, over-time, story-lines and characters develop a lot more (especially with Tuckers team members), but don’t come in expecting the quality that Homeland gives us.

State of Affairs begins Thursday night, 9pm on Channel 7.

FIRST LOOK: Wentworth Season 3 Trailer!

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It’s finally here!  We’ve all been waiting since late December (when SoHo gave us a minuscule but killer 30 second preview) for any more information on our ladies in prison blues and now, SoHo are giving us much much more!

25 minutes ago, Soho dropped a first look trailer at the drama’s third season and while the trailer itself doesn’t reveal much of possible story lines, it looks all kind of amazing!

check it out below:

And , not only did we get this preview, we’ve also been given a start date!  Tuesday April 7th – 8.30pm on SoHo!

Excited much?!  I know I am!

MKR: Camilla and Ash Instant Restaurant. Parlez Vous Francais?

Ash and Camilla's instant restaurant wasn't so spectacular.
Ash and Camilla’s instant restaurant wasn’t so spectacular.

You all know this was the instant restaurant we’ve all been waiting for right?  Our ‘posh’ Melbournites tried to bring a little bit of high class France to the comp but ended up causing a mini one sided catfight and some raised eyebrows to the table.

There were ballgowns and bow ties and an instant restaurant with a French name that Ash had no idea what it meant (Manu did though…he was down with it)

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S’up homie?

So…The food overall: Apparently it was ‘almost’ there.  A steak tartare with added quail egg yolk, seafood Bouillabaisse (yes I had to google that word) that (in Manu’s words) was not a Bouillabaisse and a dessert that was missing it’s oozey gooeyness.

Best Dish Of The Night: Hmmm, was it the Kat and Annie catfight over the raw meat or Ash having NO IDEA what the name of her instant restaurant meant or Ash kissing the fish head or Manu getting all homie?  Too much to choose from.

Final Score: 68 out of 100.  Not too shabby (considering the current ladder standing) but not what our pearl wearing Frenchies were looking for.

Jimmy Fallon’s Saved By The Bell Reunion on The Tonight Show

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Jimmy Fallon finally get’s his Saved by the Bell reunion. Source: NBC

There’s moments in life where you just finding yourself having a total ‘squee‘ moment over certain things and Jimmy Fallon’s Saved by the Bell reunion is one of them.

Finally staging the reunion he’s always wanted, Fallon, and the Tonight Show, rebuilt the original set of Bayside High from the 90’s teen sitcom and invited some familiar to join in.

This very cool and very exciting 8 minute video begins with Fallon as a high school student in the halls of Bayside High before Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) appears atop of the steps in full Zack Morris attire.

The reunion had almost everything to make it perfect including AC Slater (Mario Lopez) breaking out some dance moves, Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) feeling ‘excited’, Kelly Kapowski (Tiffany Thiessen) in her trademark cheerleader uniform and Mr. Belding (Dannis Haskins) trying to be cool with his students.

There were some awesome jokes scattered throughout too including Fallon’s dreams of one day dating Nicole Kidman, Mario Lopez’s stint on Dancing with the Stars, Tiffany Thiessen’s move to Beverly Hills 90210 and Elizabeth Berkley’s role in the cult Showgirls.

Even though Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Screech (Dustin Diamond) were missing, this Tonight Show clip makes for awesome 90’s memories.  Check it out below!

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