Nine secures rights to Top Gear USA
Channel Nine has picked up the new American version of Top Gear, entitled Top Gear USA. The network is among a range of international broadcasters who have purchased the series, with others including Prime in New Zealand.
Viewers complain about new UK MasterChef format
The BBC are fielding complaints over the format changes to the new season of MasterChef in the UK which has adopted the style of the Australian version. Viewers are complaining that the series is too different now from its original, minimalist format.
Scrubs actor to guest on Cougar Town
Another former Scrubs cast member will guest star on Cougar Town in the show’s second season. Sam Lloyd, who played Ted Buckland on the medical sitcom, will play the same character in the second season finale of Courtney Cox’s comedy.
NPH to direct new comedy pilot
How I Met Your Mother actor Neil Patrick Harris will reportedly direct a new pilot for CBS. The sitcom is said to focus on a team of young people who work at a high-power venture capital firm.
Harry Potter actor lands pilot role
Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs will return to TV in a new NBC pilot called REM. The British-born actor, who featured in the Harry Potter franchise as Lucius Malfoy, will join former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon on the pilot.