Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES - WITH AN­DREW FEN­TON

HBO has given a straight- toseries or­der for Big Lit­tle Lies, star­ring Os­car win­ners Ni­cole Kid­man ( above) and Reese

Wither­spoon. The com­edy is based on the book by Syd­ney au­thor Liane Mo­ri­arty.

MASTERCHEF Australia is al­ready cast­ing for next sea­son. If you can cook and have a spare 30 weeks be­tween Oc­to­ber and May next year head to mas­terchef8. cas­ta­sugar. com.

US net­work NBC has a new weapon against piracy – turn­ing the third sea­son of sit­com Un­date­able com­pletely live.

SHOWS axed in the re­cent US TV blood­bath in­clude: Min­nie Driver sit­com About A Boy, Kather­ine Heigl’s State of Aff airs, comic adap­ta­tion Con­stan­tine, com­edy Marry Me, the Ellen DeGeneres- pro­duced One Big Happy, Kevin Ba­con

thriller The Fol­low­ing, Vince Gil­li­gan’s Battle Creek, Rainn Wil­son’s crime pro­ce­dural Back­strom,

mu­sic drama Nashville and the sit­com Cris­tela.

BUT it wasn’t all bad news. Se­ries pick­ups in­clude Wes­ley Snipes’ ( above) Las Ve­gas

thriller The Player, the Stephen Spiel­berg ex­ec­u­tive- pro­duced

Mi­nor­ity Re­port based on his 2002 movie, The Franken­stein Code about a cop brought back from the dead, Lu­cifer about the lord of hell solv­ing crimes in LA, Lim­it­less based on the Bradley Cooper fi lm,

Rush Hour based on the fi lm fran­chise, spin- off Crim­i­nal Minds: Be­yond Bor­ders

and James Brolin com­edy Life in Pieces.

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