IN THE KNOW
PRESTO’S top- ranked show Aquarius, starring David Duchovny ( right) as an undercover cop tracking Charles Manson, has been renewed for a second season after it pulled record digital numbers in the US when NBC released all 12 episodes online.
ALSO new on Presto: Modern Family season fi ve, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under, Mildred Pierce ( with Kate Winslet) and Oscar- winning music student drama Whiplash.
LISA McCune, Marina Prior, Hugh Sheridan and Kate Miller- Heidke are filming The Divorce, a four- part ABC multiplatform comedic opera.
A REALITY competition for married couples based on the film Mr and Mrs Smith – which was about married assassins hired to kill each other – is in development. No word on how it’ll work.
THE ABC has commissioned new series of Rake ( with Richard Roxburgh, below), Janet King, Jack Irish, The Code and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
GRAHAM Norton intends to quit his TV show before he turns 60 … in eight years.
TODD McKenney hosts the 2015 Helpmann Awards on Foxtel Arts on July 27 from 7.30pm. The event includes performances by the casts of Les Misérables and Once.
AWARD- WINNING drama Transparent has been renewed for a third season, despite the fact production has only just begun on season two.