In 2020, during Covid, 7, 9 and 10 lobbied the government to drop quotas for all drama and children’s programs. The former Federal government agreed. Since then they lobbied for the quota to be permanently remived for children’s programs and the government agreed again. Children’s productions have more than halved in Australia since then.

7, 9 and 10 have been lobbying the government to remove all quotas on Australian drama too. 10 has had no first run Australian drama since Neighbours ended on 10 Peach in the middle of last year. With the way the drama quotas have changed, 10 didn’t even have to screen any new series anyway because they screened enough episodes of Neighbours in 2022 on a multichannel that they could carry the quota points to 2023.

7 has got home and away?

They did? I must have missed it listed

As did most of Australia. It seemed to be last minute scheduling on 30 December.

I guess it’s their streaming first strategy.

And it’s true that viewers prefer scripted on streaming. They’re programming to how viewers consume and training viewers that for original Australian content they need to pay and stream.

They are future proofing their business. It’s smart.

Although I agree it’s a shame things don’t get an automatic play on 10 6 months later

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Is she in Australia now for filming?

Paramount+ Announces The Journey With Andrea Bocelli.

The Journey With Andrea Bocelli. Streaming Exclusively on Paramount + From Tuesday, 14 March.

The world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli is set to release a very special series, The Journey With Andrea Bocelli, which will premiere from Tuesday, 14 March on Paramount+. Across three episodes and a 90-minute special, the series follows Bocelli as he travels Italy’s Via Francigena on horseback to rediscover some of life’s greatest joys.

Throughout Bocelli’s spiritual pilgrimage along the ancient trail, historical waypoints immerse viewers in the series’ key themes: peace, purpose, facing fear, hope, restoration, and relationships. Each episode features a different Italian backdrop, taking Bocelli from St Peter’s Basilica through Tuscany’s rolling hills, towards the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni and on to his hometown of Lajatico.

Along the way, Bocelli reflects on life’s biggest questions with friends and family, and performs with talented artists, including: 2Cellos, 40 Fingers, Beatrice Venezi, Clara Barbier Serrano (Andrea Bocelli Foundation Scholarship Winner), Katherine Jenkins, Matteo Bocelli, Michael W. Smith, Ramin Bahrami, Tauren Wells, TAYA, and Tori Kelly.

The 90-minute special combines every performance from the series with highlights from Bocelli and his musical companions’ travels along the Via Francigena.

The Journey With Andrea Bocelli is co-produced by TBN, Impact Productions, and Cineroma. The series is executive-produced by Matt and Laurie Crouch and Andrea and Veronica Bocelli, with Gaetano Morbiolo and Paolo Sodi serving as co-directors.

As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, and revered by fans internationally, Andrea Bocelli has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide. In addition to his sold-out arena-sized concert events and record-breaking live-streams, Bocelli has shared his talents at many major events including the Olympic Games, the World Cup, and Global Citizen. He has earned a Golden Globe, seven Classical BRITs and seven World Music Awards, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Paramount+ Reveals Cast Of International Drag Singing Competition, Queen Of The Universe.

Queen Of The Universe Season 2. Streaming Exclusively on Paramount + From Saturday, 1 April.

Paramount+ today announced the premiere date and legendary cast lineup for the highly anticipated second season of Queen Of The Universe. Hosted by five-time BAFTA TV Award winner Graham Norton, the new season will premiere exclusively on the service on Saturday, 1 April.

Queen Of The Universe follows the world’s most talented drag queens as they battle it out for global domination, and countries go head-to-head spotlighting their top talent.

Each episode will feature the world’s fiercest queens as they debut a new musical performance in front of a live audience and the “Pop Diva Panel” of judges in the hopes of being crowned the Queen of the Universe. This season, global superstar Mel B joins the returning judges including platinum-selling recording artist, three-time Emmy-winning producer and judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race Michelle Visage, multi-Emmy and GRAMMY® nominee Vanessa Williams, and American drag superstar Trixie Mattel.

Meet the Queen Of The Universe Season Two cast:

  • Aura Eternal (Palermo, Italy) Instagram: @aura_eternal

Having previously appeared on the second season of Drag Race Italia where she made it to the top three, Aura Eternal has already demonstrated sickening skills in her homeland. But now Aura’s ready to show the rest of the world she’s got vocal chops that equal her stunning looks and is ready to become the next singing drag queen global sensation!

  • Chloe V (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Instagram: @dragchloe

With Brazil having won last season’s Queen of the Universe, Chloe V knows she’s got big stilettos to fill. But with a powerhouse voice and gag-worthy looks that could turn a drag queen green with envy, she’s confident nobody in the competition can knock her down and steal that crown!

  • Jazell Royale (Orlando, Florida, U.S.) Instagram: @jazellbarbieroyale

Jazell Royale is more than just a gorgeous face and an award-winning pageant queen, and the time is now for her star to shine. She may be known in the USA for her many titles and viral videos, but she hopes that the Queen of the Universe stage will allow her to be remembered for her biggest asset – her voice!

  • Love Masisi (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Instagram: @lovemasisi

Having lived in several different countries throughout their adventurous life, Love Masisi is now proud to call the Netherlands home. After a previous appearance on Drag Race Holland Season 2, they’re ready to showcase their passion for music and spread a message of hope and love all over the world.

  • Maxi (Manila, Philippines) Instagram: @maxieandreison

Maxie may already be known in the Philippines as a top-tier performer and LGBTQ advocate, but now she’s ready to be known as a universal singing sensation! Although she’s appeared on TV several times beginning when she was just a kid, she’s never left her home country. Now she’s ready to step onto the Queen of the Universe stage for a shot at her dream.

  • Militia Scunt (San Francisco, California, U.S.) Instagram: @militiasf

Known in California for her edgy drag looks and her soulful singing voice, Militia Scunt is ready to conquer the universe and become the next singing drag queen superstar. A triple threat with singing, dancing, and style skills, she’s confident she’s got the goods to smack down the competition and bring the crown to the USA – period!

  • Miss Sistrata (Tel Aviv, Israel) Instagram: @misssistrata

Miss Sistrata, reporting for beauty! This former soldier is ready to walk onto the Queen of the Universe stage like the true diva that she is. And with vocal abilities and looks that leave audiences gagged and begging for more, she’s ready to make her mark on the competition.

  • Taiga Brava (Cancun, Mexico) Instagram: @taigabrava

Taiga Brava arrives to the main stage from the sunny shores of Cancun, ready to make both homeland and family proud of her vocal skills and jaw-dropping drag looks. With her effervescent personality and unshakeable confidence, she’s confident she’s got what it takes to bring the crown home to Mexico.

  • Trevor Ashley (Sydney, Australia) Instagram: @trevor_ashley

Trevor Ashley is a seasoned theatre queen who’s been part of the Australian drag community for over 20 years. Despite her many career successes (including winning the Aussie equivalent of the Tony Award) this is her first televised singing competition – and the diva from Down Under is ready to deliver!

  • Viola (Coventry, England, U.K.) Instagram: @playedbyviola

At only nineteen years old, Viola may be the youngest contender in the competition but don’t be deceived – she’s a talented musician who’s been working towards this opportunity her entire life. Having joined the drag community only a few years ago, this rising star is ready to show the universe just how bright she can shine.

Global drag icon and multi-Emmy® Award winner RuPaul serves as an executive producer on the series, alongside MTV Entertainment Studios and World of Wonder, the producers of the Emmy Award-winning franchise RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Paramount+ Reveals The Official Trailer For Rabbit Hole.

Rabbit Hole, Starring Kiefer Sutherland. Paramount+ Original Series. Streaming Exclusively On Paramount+ On Monday, 27 March.

Paramount+ today revealed the official trailer and key art for the upcoming drama series Rabbit Hole. Produced by CBS Studios, the eight-episode season will premiere on Monday, 27 March with two episodes. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Mondays, exclusively on Paramount+.

In Rabbit Hole, John Weir (Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces who have the ability to influence and control populations.

In addition to Sutherland, Rabbit Hole features a dynamic cast including Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) as Dr. Ben Wilson, Meta Golding (Empire) as Hailey Winton, Enid Graham (Mare of Easttown) as Josephine “Jo” Madi, Rob Yang (Succession) as Edward Homm, Walt Klink (The English) as The Intern and Jason Butler Harner (Ozark) as Valence.

Sutherland serves as executive producer for Rabbit Hole, alongside writer-directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us, WeCrashed), Charlie Gogolak (The Sinner, WeCrashed), Suzan Bymel (Designated Survivor) and Hunt Baldwin (Longmire, The Closer).

There was a new drama that commenced filming last week for 10.

Last King Of The Cross Crowned Paramount+’s Most-Watched Australian Series Premiere.

Paramount+ Australian Original Series. Exclusively Streaming Now On Paramount+.

Paramount+ today announced that the Paramount+ Australian original series, Last King of The Cross is officially the streaming service’s most-watched local series in its first week.

The first three episodes of the 10-part serialised drama inspired by Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim’s autobiography of the same name, are available to stream now, with new episodes dropping every Friday.

Led by Lincoln Younes (as John Ibrahim) and Claude Jabbour (as Sam Ibrahim), Last King of The Cross tracks John’s rise from a poverty-stricken immigrant with no education, no money, and no prospects, to Australia’s most infamous nightclub mogul in Sydney’s Kings Cross, barely half a mile long with every form of criminality on offer.

Last King of The Cross is a HELIUM Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner.

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The set was built on the carpark of Raging Waters (formerly Wet ‘n’ Wild) theme park in Western Sydney.

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Does anyone know why P+ hasn’t put up the third episode of the new season of Southpark?

Because there is no episode in the US this week.

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Why is that?

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wonder whether we will ever see the rest of CSI:Vegas season 2 on P+

There are breaks so the team don’t have to work so hard. Remember an entire episode is done in 6 days.

In other news, Paramount is getting sued by WBD over South Park:


I only found out yesterday Mike Judge does the voices of both Beavis and Butthead . I’m enjoying the new episodes on Paramount +. For some reason I thought it was like South Park where there were 2 people voicing it .

I noticed a new season of Inside Amy Schumer not sure if it is a one off or we will see any more from her, it’s been 6 years? since the last season.

The Neighbourhood still going up to Season 6 !