Last Man Standing, after already airing recently on FOX8 plays on TEN Sunday and Monday night, while Being Lara Bingle premieres Teusday night, before Bikie Wars (What an odd mix of programming that is!). The Simpsons makes a come back to Ten on Saturday June 16, and another ELEVEN title: The Glee Project also comes to Ten on that night. Continue reading »
The Glee Project
Intro: Emmanuel Kelly, an orphan of Iraqi decent who has felt the harsh arm of the war, has been living with the loving and caring Moira Kelly since she adopted him from his orphanage. Since then, they have appeared on news programs and chat shows- but never did anyone think that one of the Kelly boys would ever appear on a reality television show. But in late August, Emmanuel Kelly took to the X Factor audition stage, and blew everybody away with his song. The song in question was Imagine by John Lennon. So much so that he was accepted into the next round. Here, he joined the boys, to be mentored by Guy Sebastian. It was a tough crowd, but it was almost guaranteed that this shining beacon of hope would be accepted into the house visits. Unfortunately, he forgot his lyrics and Guy sent him packing amidst overwhelmingly good competition.
Why He Made The List: The fact that a contestant who didn’t even make it into the finals was able to make this list at number three should be a testament to the effect Emmanuel Kelly had on Australia. Since his audition, Australia couldn’t keep talking about it. The performance literally drew people to tears. What probably shocked me the most was that I have seen Emmanuel on shows like The 7PM Project before and being completely taken aback by his story. But I never knew that he could SING and one day that I would see him on the X Factor stage. News reports would not stop being produced about him when he was shockingly eliminated by Sebastian. Sebastian did once say that he wanted to be tougher this year, but that move possibly made him the biggest villain of them all- if only for a short while. No doubt that Emmanuel will be showing his face again.
Legacy: I guess Kelly’s biggest legacy will be his story. Having been found in a shoebox with no identification to now stepping onto the stage of a hit talent show, his turn-around story will stick with people for years to come. His name, Emmanuel Kelly, will be instantly recognizable however I could predict that in a few years now, it would be hard to imagine that it was this third season of The X Factor that sprung him into the spotlight. Since exiting the show, he has been given the opportunity to sing on stage with the likes of Kate Cebrano, and has recently been picked up by a US casting agency after Yoko Ono tweeted about his John Lennon performance. He will now be trying out for a place on The Glee Project, a role that could ultimately land him a gig on Glee. He could be seen on screens by mid next year.
Absolutely exceptional. Chances are, if you don’t know Emmanuel Kelly, you are reading this blog from the US or UK in which case you just don’t know about Emmanuel Kelly…YET!! Trust me; he is coming your way! Tomorrow is the number two position and people may be wondering what this person did to make it to two- but it has more to do with how MUCH this person did!
AFL: Semi Final 2: Hawthorn Vs Sydney, Seven, 7.30pm NSW & VIC, 7.00pm SA & NT, 6.30pm WA, 10.30pm QLD (and 7.30pm 7mate QLD)
NRL: Seni Final 1: Wests Tigers Vs NZ Warriers, Nine, 7.30pm NSW & QLD, 7.00pm NT, 11.25ish VIC, SA & WA
The Glee Project, ELEVEN, 7.30pm
Final – find out who wins!
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals, ABC2, 9.16pm
As It Happened: The Bombimg of Germany, SBS ONE, 7.30pm
Sources are confirming to US website TVLine exclusively that Ashley Fink’s screen time will be drastically reduced following the Sept. 20 season premiere, which finds her recurring character, Lauren Zizes, quitting New Directions and breaking up with Puck, who spent much of Season 2 wooing the demanding, plus-sized tough girl.
Lauren’s sudden estrangement from the New Directions crew marks a dramatic turnaround from Season 2, where her character was frequently front and center — fist-fighting with Santana, briefly serving as a manager to Mercedes, and even scoring a solo on “I Know What Boys Like.” In fact, Fink often had more screen time than established series regulars like Amber Riley.
So what happend? A Glee spokesperson declined to comment and Fink’s camp could not be reached. An insider, however, downplays the news, maintaining that as a recurring player, Fink’s storyline ebbs and flows. Additionally, the show has to service 16 regulars, as well as positions for four Glee Project winners. And that’s not even including new recurring castmembers Vanessa Lengies and LaMarcus Tinker.
Still, another source admits the decision to have Lauren quit New Directions and split with Puck — effectively severing the character’s only two ties to the show’s central action — is strange. “It’s odd to go from being the ‘It Girl’ last season to getting tossed on the backburner,” concedes the insider. “But this is Glee. Just when everyone thinks she’s out, they may pull her back in.”
Source TV Line
Take 40 Live Presents…Gaga Live at Sydney Monster Hall, GO!, 6pm and 11pm, Channel [V] at 9pm
The excitement is building to fever pitch as thousands of Lady Gaga fans prepare to descend on Sydney Monster Hall for the music event of the year, GAGA LIVE, hosted by Kyle and Jackie O.
Lady Gaga – Inside the Outside – MTV Hits, 9.30pm
Exclusive to MTV, is there intimate conversation with the Lady herself. Gaga shares stories of her childhood, her music and love affair with New York
MTV Hits has a Lady Gaga night from 5.30pm until 11pm
Shine a Light, ONE, 8.30pm
A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their A Bigger Bang tour.
The Glee Project, ELEVEN, 7.30pm
The contestants must tap into their vulnerable sides in order to perform a memorable rendition of Mad World.
Guitar Gods and Masterpieces, TVS, 8.30pm Sydney Only
Hosted by Jasmine Young, Guitar Gods and Masterpieces is a show for guitar players and fans of guitar. Live performances, interviews, instructional licks and guitar health with Dr Jim James Cargil.
Spicks & Specks, ABC2, 7.02pm
Comedian Adam Hills leads two teams through different rounds of music-related riddles and games.
The Glee Project, Eleven, 7.30pm
A groundbreaking 10-episode competition series that finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on ‘Glee.’
Sober House with Dr Drew, Bio, 9.30pm
A spin off from Celebrity Rehab, Sober House sees past stars of the series enter a house and try and adjust to life out of rehab.
Shrek the Third, GO!, 7.30pm
Life in the swamp seems better than ever for Shrek and Fiona, until King Harold suddenly falls ill and Shrek must find an acceptable heir or he’ll have to assume the throne.
The Hurricane, Gem, 8.30pm
The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer with a promising career ahead of him until he is falsely convicted of a triple murder. Carter’s only hope rests with a group of his supporters who fight for justice on his behalf.
DOA: Dead or Alive, 7mate, 9.30pm
Tina, Christie, Kasumi and Helena are an impressive quartet of female skilled martial artists whose outwardly sexy appearances betray their true, lethal natures. When the fearsome females each receive an invitation to take part in an illegal martial arts competition to be staged on a remote Asian island, the prospect of a ten-million-dollar top prize is only sweetened by the fact that they will be facing off against some of the toughest fighters on the planet.
No Ordinary Schedule Change.
From next week, Seven will play two episodes per week of No Ordinary Family. Episode 9 airs on Seven on Monday June 27 at 7.30pm, but the next episode – episode 10 – will air on Seven on Thursday June 30, at 7.30pm, instead of a double How I Met Your Mother repeat.
Same deal the following week, with episode 11 on Monday July 4 and 12 on Thursday July 7.
No Pawn for 7mate
Plans to air new series Hardcore Pawn on 7mate on Wednesday nights at 10.30pm have been shelved. Instead, aat 10.30pm Wednesdays from June 29, will be Ax Men, returning with new episodes.
Double The Office on ELEVEN
From next Tuesday, June 28, The Office will play in double episodes, with the second episode at 9pm replacing Frasier repeats.
The Glee Project hits ELEVEN
Taking over So You Think You Can Dance’s 7.30pm Friday night timeslot is the Glee Project from July 15. The Glee Project is a series that sets out to find the next stars of hit series Glee. It recently premiered in the US.
More Law & Order for Ten
While Seven are promoting Law & Order: LA coming soon, Ten are set to air new episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent from the week commencing July 3. We can’t tell you the timeslot until Sunday due to Ten’s prime time embargo policy but it is coming…!
Glee co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy used to worry about how fans would react to the introduction of new characters to the show’s merry band of musical high-school outcasts. But as he plans Season 3 of Fox’s smash hit — including a long-envisioned “endgame,” a graduation strategy for New Directions’ senior classmen, and a fresh crop of young talent (including one from his new reality series The Glee Project) — Murphy says he’s put those worries behind him. ”It’s all about the stories and characters,” says Murphy. “It’s our job to find new [stars] that people will love, but I never feel like we’re replacing anybody. The [core] characters are irreplaceable.” With that philosophy in mind, here’s what Murphy says you can expect from Season 3.
Murphy said of Season 3 “we decided is going to be all about character. There’ll be only one musical tribute episode — though it’ll be huge. “It’s one I’ve been working on for two years — it took forever to clear — with a really big artist,” Murphy teases. “We’re not going to have any guest stars and we’re going to do fewer songs.”
“We’re writing stuff this year for [characters] who haven’t had those big stories,” says the exec producer. “We have an amazing Mercedes story. We have a great Mike and Tina story. They’re fascinating. I love them as performers and it’s time they get their due. Also, Matt Morrison last year didn’t really have the big, huge arc he had in Season 1, but he will in the upcoming season.”
A change is also coming for Sue. “We have an amazing 20-episode arc for Jane Lynch that’s quite fantastic,” says Murphy, and it will partly focus on her character’s campaign for Congress. “We’ve decided it’s a little tired for Sue to be constantly trying to destroy the glee club. We did that, and we did that well. But now it’s time for Sue to stop picking on the glee club and time for her to start picking on the country,” Murphy says with a laugh. What’s more, Our Lady of Track Suits will also be involved in some romantic intrigue. “One thing I’m looking for is someone for Sue Sylvester to love. Who is that person — man or woman? Who is man enough to love Sue Sylvester? That’s an interesting idea,” Murphy adds. “Jane did that Rod Remington romantic arc so well, so it’s something I’ve always wanted to find for her. How would Sue date? I’m interested in that.”
Murphy says no decision has been made regarding the status for Darren Criss (Blaine), Chord Overstreet (Sam), or Ashley Fink (Lauren). “We’ve just started to write [the new season], so I don’t know who we’re bringing back or who we’re letting go. We’ll be deciding that in the next week or so,” says Murphy. “I don’t think of it as coming down to the wire, I just look at it as, ‘Okay, what are the stories?’ That’s what it’s about for me next season.”
Glee Season 3 will air on Ten later this year and The Glee Project is slated for ELEVEN.
Source; TV Line
“The Glee Project” will be aired here on Eleven, according to a tweet from the channel. The reality program that was featured here on Throng first, will be here in the near future. Just in time for those who will be having Gleek withdrawals from the end of season two that aired on Ten.
In case you missed it, “The Glee Project” has creator Ryan Murphy and talent, search for a multi-faceted break out star, to appear in seven episodes of the highly acclaimed show. With the cast getting older, Murphy wants to make sure that there are stars that will carry the seasons ahead, after our favourites leave.
What better way than to create hype with a reality tv talent show!
With a concert tour, upcoming 3D movie and record-breaking music sales, the “Glee” freight train shows no signs of stopping. Now the pop-culture phenomenon that proved a musical can work on weekly television enters the arena of reality competitions. “The Glee Project” is designed to give an unknown performer a seven-episode guest spot on the channel Ten series.
“The Glee Project” serves a dual purpose of introducing fans to a potential new McKinley High student and providing a reality TV-friendly glimpse into the series’ star-making process. “Glee” casting director Robert Ulrich and his team narrowed a field of 40,000 entries to the top 12 finalists, who face weekly challenges in the “Glee” boot camp. Choreographer Zach Woodlee, music producer Nikki Anders, music video director Erik White and various special guests from the “Glee” cast work with the contestants to bring out their full potential.
Each week, three at-risk contenders are assigned a song for a “last chance performance” in front of Ulrich, Woodlee and executive producer Ryan Murphy. Murphy decides who will make the final call and which wannabe gets cut. “Project” positions itself as more than a talent competition and more of a charisma contest.
Instead of simply wowing the audience with singing, dancing or acting ability, Murphy makes it clear he’s looking for a performer who will inspire a unique character for the show. The format puts extra pressure on the 18-22-year-old contestants to “authentically” endear themselves to reality TV viewers while also proving they can handle the demands of a scripted series.
According to Murphy, “Kids who started with the show will be graduating very soon, so we need new blood.” Of course, simply landing a recurring role on the overcrowded series isn’t a guarantee of substantial screentime, so the creators have an out if their “Project” winner doesn’t blossom into the next Chris Colfer or Darren Criss. Airing on USA cable channel Oxygen starting from tonight, there is no word if Ten or Foxtel plan to air the series here.