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For all the Jeopardy! fans that watch on BINGE.

https://x.com/idents/status/1788490099384324420?s=46&t=RPKXX3QJ5bwM_6c5rMb0SA

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Peacock had renewed Ted for Season 2, TVLine has learned.

One week after its premiere, NBCUniversal disclosed that Ted launched as Peacock‘s most-watched original title ever through its first three days on the platform.

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Not a fan of Jeopardy! but I’d love that on so many quiz shows! The Chase would be great with a feature like that and Hot Seat could certainly have done with it as that was the reason I favoured the Chase because they actually spent time asking trivia questions rather than a constant This Is Your Life episode with multiple people.

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Interesting reading.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/how-did-abc-let-global-hit-colin-from-accounts-go/news-story/c2a9328c8121d116876e7789b301e150

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Trust Newscorp to make the publicity for their own show an exercise in bashing the ABC.

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It’s not an unfair thing to highlight though considering how successful Colin from Accounts has been.

While News Corp definitely overdoes it in their ABC-bashing, the organisation shouldn’t be immune from negative coverage/being criticised when warranted.

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Worth mentioning but shouldn’t be a sensationalist headline. I’m sure Foxtel/Binge passed on shows that became hits elsewhere.

It’s not just that they passed on it though, they did so after putting money in to develop it. I get that that’s not uncommon, but it’s got to be closer to the exception rather than the norm, especially when its public money.

In a time when the output across the board from the ABC is lucky to be greater than tepid, it’s a slight worry that they’re passing over options like this, especially when they end up going on to having success.

I suspect Monday’s media columns in The Oz will push this is a failure for the “woke” ABC

FIRST LOOK AT NEW DOCUMENTARY

ELIZABETH TAYLOR: THE LOST TAPES

PREMIERES 4 AUGUST ON BINGE

First look at the new documentary Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes, directed by Nanette Burstein (Hillary and The Kid Stays in the Picture), premieres 4 August on BINGE. The film will have its world premiere at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes allows Elizabeth Taylor’s own voice to narrate her story, accompanied by personal photos, home movies, and clips from her iconic roles that mirror her real-life challenges and triumphs while also challenging audiences to reconsider Taylor’s legacy.

Through newly discovered interviews with Taylor and unprecedented access to the movie star’s personal archive, the film reveals the complex inner life and vulnerability of the Hollywood legend and of a life lived on a global stage.

A Zipper Bros film, Gerber Pictures, Sutter Road Picture Company, and Bad Robot production, in association with House of Taylor. Directed by Nanette Burstein; producers, J.J. Abrams, Sean Stuart, Glen Zipper, Bill Gerber, and Rachel Rusch Rich; executive producers, Nanette Burstein, Barbara Berkowitz, Tim Mendelson, and Quinn Tivey. For HBO: executive producers, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Sara Rodriguez.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR: THE LOST TAPES premieres Sunday 4 August on BINGE available on Hubbl and Saturday 10 August on Docos and available On Demand.

THUNDER BUDDIES REUNITE!

TED

RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON ON BINGE

BINGE today announced the event series Ted has been renewed for a second season.

Following its 11 January launch, season one of the Ted prequel series became the biggest U.S. comedy launch on BINGE.

Season one features creator and star Seth MacFarlane alongside Max Burkholder, Alanna Ubach, Scott Grimes and Giorgia Whigham.

In this comedic prequel event series to the Ted films, it’s 1993, and Ted the bear’s (MacFarlane) moment of fame has passed. He’s now living back home in Framingham, Massachusetts with his best friend, 16-year-old John Bennett (Burkholder), along with John’s parents, Matty and Susan (Grimes and Ubach) and cousin Blaire (Whigham). Ted may be a lousy influence on John, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal pal who’s always willing to go out on a limb for friendship.

Fans can enjoy every episode of Ted Season 1 and the original film Ted and the sequel Ted 2 available to stream now on BINGE.

Seth MacFarlane serves as executive producer, writer, director, co-showrunner and “Ted.” Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh serve as executive producers, writers and co-showrunners. The event series is also executive produced by Erica Huggins, Alana Kleiman, Jason Clark and Aimee Carlson (Fuzzy Door Productions). Ted is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, Fuzzy Door and MRC.

FIRST LOOK AT NEW DRAMA SERIES

DUNE: PROPHECY

COMING TO BINGE THIS SPRING

First look teaser for the new drama series Dune: Prophecy, has been released today with the highly anticipated series coming to BINGE this Spring.

From the expansive universe of Dune, created by acclaimed author Frank Herbert, and 10,000 years before the ascension of Paul Atreides, Dune: Prophecy follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit. Dune: Prophecy is inspired by the novel ‘SISTERHOOD OF DUNE,’ written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

The cast includes Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel, Jodhi May, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Josh Heuston, Chloe Lea, Jade Anouka, Faoileann Cunningham, Edward Davis, Aoife Hinds, Chris Mason, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Jihae, Tabu, Charithra Chandran, Jessica Barden, Emma Canning, and Yerin Ha.

Alison Schapker serves as showrunner and executive producer. Diane Ademu-John co-developed the series and serves as executive producer. Anna Foerster executive produced and directed multiple episodes including the first. Jordan Goldberg, Mark Tobey, John Cameron, Matthew King, Scott Z. Burns, and Jon Spaihts executive produce with New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert, along with Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert as executive producers for the Frank Herbert estate. New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson serves as co-producer.

The series is co-produced by Max and Legendary Television with Legendary also producing the film franchise that has released two installments to critical acclaim, the first of which garnered six Academy Awards.

Fans can enter a competition via Binge’s Instagram to win a Scene:Scents candle collection.

YEE-HAW!

NEW DOCUMENTARY

CALL ME COUNTRY: BEYONCÉ & NASHVILLE’S RENAISSANCE

PREMIERES 24 MAY ON BINGE

The official trailer and key art for new documentary Call Me: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance, which examines the impact of how artists are challenging the country music status quo, has been released ahead of its 24 May debut on BINGE.

Beyoncé ’s highly anticipated album “Cowboy Carter,” released 29 March, arrived during a revolution within country music as the latest arena of the culture wars in America. Some in the industry are welcoming more diverse artists, while others stick to a much narrower view of a genre that predominantly centres around straight, white men.

The documentary examines the impact of how high-profile artists like Lil Nas X and Beyoncé are challenging the country music status quo and how Black artists in Nashville have been laying the foundation for this transformation for some time.

Call Me: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance features interviews with country musicians including Rhiannon Giddens, banjo player on Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” John and T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne, Rissi Palmer, Aaron Vance, and Denitia. It also includes analysis from culture and country music experts including Touré, Larisha Paul, Chris Molanphy, Kyle Coroneos, Keith Hill, and Co-Directors of the Black Opry Holly G. and Tanner D.

For CNN FlashDocs, Eric Johnson serves as an Executive Producer, Emily Taguchi serves as Supervising Producer, and Ashley Santoro serves as Senior Producer. The unit is led by Katie Hinman, Vice President of Program Development for CNN Worldwide.

CALL ME COUNTRY: BEYONCÉ & NASHVILLE’S RENAISSANCE premieres Friday 24 May on BINGE available on Hubbl and Saturday 25 May on Docos at 7.30pm and available On Demand.

Colin from Accounts on The Talk

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Is this show doing well in the USA too?

FIRST LOOK AT NEW COMEDY SERIES

MR BIGSTUFF

STARRING DANNY DYER AND RYAN SAMPSON

COMING TO BINGE THIS JULY

First look image for the new comedy series, Mr Bigstuff, starring Danny Dyer (Eastenders, The Business) and Ryan Sampson (Brassic, Plebs), has been released ahead of the premiere of the six-part series coming to BINGE this July.

A comedy series about estranged brothers Glen (Sampson) and Lee, played by Dyer in his TV comedy debut. Mr Bigstuff is a relatable comedy created by Sampson, that explores broken families, brotherhood, manhood and carpet sales.

Glen and his fiancée Kirsty share a perfect, perfectly mundane life together. Sure, Glen’s got crippling erectile dysfunction and Kirsty (Harriet Webb) has a secret shoplifting habit, but they’re happy. That is until Lee comes crashing into their lives, whilst on the run from a past that’s quickly catching up with him. The trio are forced together: a perfectionist, a fantasist and an anarchist all living under the same roof in an Essex cul-de-sac. It’s not long before their ‘perfect’ lives start to unravel faster than the weave of a cheap carpet.

Joining Sampson and Dyer, the cast includes Harriet Webb as Kirsty, alongside Adrian Scarborough, Fatiha El Ghorri, Ned Dennehy, Victoria Alcock, Geoff Bell, Nitin Ganatra, Judi Love and more.

Executive Producers are Anil Gupta for Sky Studios, Tom Miller and Sam Myer for Water & Power Productions. The series was created and authored by Ryan Sampson, Executive Producer Matt Lipsey directs with Hayley Sterling from Sky Studios producing.

I just watched the first episode on Binge and I have to say I was quite underwhelmed. I don’t think I laughed at any of it. Does it get any better?

I’ve seen the whole first season and I didn’t think it was that great at all.

Everyone seems to love it. I don’t remember laughing once.

FIRST LOOK AT ANTICIPATED THIRD SEASON OF

INDUSTRY

PREMIERES 12 AUGUST ON BINGE

First look images of the breakthrough series Industry, from creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, have been released today with the anticipated third season returning 12 August to BINGE.

Industry gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sex and drug fueled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office.

Season three returning cast includes Myha’la, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, Ken Leung, Conor MacNeill, Sagar Radia, Indy Lewis, Adam Levy, Sarah Parish, Trevor White, Elena Saurel and Irfan Shamji. Season three new cast includes Kit Harington as Henry Muck**, Sarah Goldberg** as Petra Koenig, Miriam Petche as Sweetpea Golightly, Andrew Cavill as Lord Norton, Roger Barclay as Otto Mostyn, Fady Elsayed as Ali El Mansour, and Fiona Button as Denise Oldroyd.

In the eight-episode third season, as Pierpoint looks to the future and takes a big bet on ethical investing, Yasmin (Abela), Robert (Lawtey), and Eric (Leung) find themselves front and centre in the splashy IPO of Lumi, a green tech energy company led by Henry Muck (Harington), in a story that runs all the way to the very top of finance, media, and government. Since leaving Pierpoint, Harper (Myha’la) is eager to get back into the addictive thrill of finance and finds an unlikely partner in FutureDawn portfolio manager Petra Koenig (Goldberg).

Ahead of the Season 3 premiere, viewers can catch up on the first and second season of Industry available to stream now on BINGE.

Industry is created, written, and executive produced by Mickey Down & Konrad Kay. The series is a Bad Wolf Production for HBO/BBC and is executive produced by Jane Tranter, Kate Crowther, and Ryan Rasmussen for Bad Wolf; and Rebecca Ferguson for BBC. Directors include Mickey Down & Konrad Kay, Isabella Eklöf, and Zoé Wittock.

INDUSTRY Season 3 premieres Monday 12 August on BINGE, available on Hubbl, and on Showcase at 8.30pm and is available On Demand.