The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES - WITH AN­DREW FEN­TON

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (aka ‘Ellen’) has signed on the dot­ted line for an early three-year re­newal which means the pop­u­lar chat show will con­tinue on un­til 2020. The se­ries de­buted in 2003 and has be­come the toprated US day­time chat show since Oprah moved on.

The BBC has com­mis­sioned a six-part psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller called Re­quiem, writ­ten and cre­ated by Aussie Kris

Mrksa (who penned eps

of The Slap, Un­der­belly,

The Time of Our Lives and Glitch). It’s about a woman who learns that ev­ery­thing she thought she knew about her par­ents was a lie, fol­low­ing her mother’s death.

Dr Sam ( David Wal­ton), a re­cur­ring char­ac­ter in sea­son two of New Girl, will be back for sea­son five in a multi-episode arc.

SyFy’s most ex­pen­sive TV se­ries The Ex­panse has been re­newed for a se­cond sea­son of 13 episodes. Based on the best-sell­ing book of the same name, it’s set 200 years in the fu­ture and de­tails how the search for a miss­ing woman winds up un­cov­er­ing a mas­sive con­spir­acy.

Dwayne “The Rock” John­son, cur­rently work­ing

on Ballers sea­son 2 for HBO, has an­nounced his re­turn to Wrestle­ma­nia this year.

Sean White­sell, writer and pro­ducer for shows in­clud­ing

Oz, Cold Case, House and The Killing, has died aged 52 af­ter a long bat­tle with can­cer. Louis CK (right) and

Al­bert Brooks will co-write, pro­duce and voice the lead char­ac­ters in a new half-hour an­i­mated pi­lot for FX.

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