IN THE KNOW
WITH ANDREW FENTON
IT’S all go at Foxtel with three local shows recently going back into production. Work has begun on A Place To Call Home’s fourth season, starring Noni Hazlehurst ( above). It looks at the “reds under the beds” scare. Also in production, season three of Coast Australia with Neil Oliver and the second season of AFL reality competition The Recruit, with Mick Malthouse leading the search for the next footy star.
SATISFACTION, starring Aussie Matt Passmore, has been axed after two seasons.
FOUR- PART series Inside the Fat Duck, following Heston Blumenthal as he moved his famed restaurant to Melbourne for six months, begins on SBS on March 31. COMEDY CENTRAL launches in Australia on Fetch TV from April 1.
DAVID SPADE has secured a supporting role in CBS comedy pilot The Kicker. SAM TAYLOR- JOHNSON ( Fifty Shades of Grey) will direct Netfl ix psychological thriller Gypsy about a therapist who gets involved in her patients’ lives.
BILL PAXTON will star in the Training Day pilot, which picks up 15 years after the events in the film. NICHOLAS MEYER, who wrote and directed the best Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, will write and executive produce the new CBS Star Trek series which launches in 2017.
NCIS has been renewed for two more seasons after Mark Harmon ( right) signed a new deal.