Bluey returns! Borat returns! Mando returns!

ALSO: Jenny Brockie steps down as Insight host

Bluey renewed!

In news that is completely unsurprising to anybody, Aussie animated kids show Bluey will be back for a third season. Is this even news? The show is very, very successful. It was never not coming back.

How is this even a lead story in the ABW newsletter other than a shameless attempt to spotlight Bluey news for the clicks?

Source: TV Tonight


This Borat film is actually happening

Amazon Prime Video has now confirmed the Borat movie. It has a trailer and promotional image (seen below), it has a release date - October 23.

Oh, and it has a title (which is very similar to the rumoured title cited earlier this week):

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.


Aus Media Report podcast

A new Always Be Watching podcast is half-edited and should be out later today. But in the meantime, you might be interested in checking out my other podcast project The Aus Media Report.

In addition to a chat with Guardian reporter Josh Taylor about deplatforming controversial voices in Australia (we don’t really tend to do it - why?), there’s a lengthy chat between myself and TV commentator Steve Molk about the launch of new Australian TV channel 10 Shake and what it says about the long-term future for Ten under its US owners ViacomCBS.

You can also subscribe via all of the usual podcast apps including Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts


F is For Cancelled at Netflix

Animated comedy F is For Family will be back for a fifth and final season at Netflix. The show is about “the Murphy family, an Irish-American clan living in the 1970’s, a time when political correctness was the last thing on people’s minds.”

Source: Variety

Jonathan Banks and Bill Burr in

TeeVee Snacks

  • Billions has been renewed for a sixth season with Corey Stoll promoted to series regular. The back half of s5 will air in 2021 due to a COVID delay. Source: TV Insider

  • Tony Robinson says he is in talks with Netflix for some sort of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men revival. Source: RadioTimes

  • Strange - Spider-Man 3 star villain Jamie Foxx is in talks to come back and star once again as Electro in the third film in the new Spider-Man film series. Source: THR

  • UK drama Gangs of London makes its US debut today in the US on AMC+. Meanwhile it will debut in Australia on Stan on November 6.


Jenny Brockie steps down as Insight host

Long-running Insight host Jenny Brockie has announced her permanent departure from the show.

Brockie has taken some time off during 2020. Eyes are now on fill-in host Marc Fennell - will he get the permanent hosting gig? One would have to assume he’d be at the stage where he’d be looking for a more grown-up gig than hosting a show billed as a youth current affairs show (The Feed).


RIP Archie Lyndhurst

19 year-old actor Archie Lyndhurst has died after a short illness. He starred in the BBC kids show So Awkward and was the son of Nicholas Lyndhurst (from Brit comedy Only Fools And Horses).


Bond film still on track?

The new Bond film still seems on track for its November release with the promotion machine revving up. Today we have the theme song to No Time To Die by Billie Eilish.

By jove, I think this film is actually going to be released in 2020…


Mando promotional poster

A new promotional poster has been released to promote the upcoming release of The Mandalorian season 2.

Due to the problematic nature of this image, I do feel obliged to remind any parents reading this newsletter that it is irresponsible to transport a child on your speeder-bike in this manner.


Trailer Park

Bad Hair debuts on Hulu Oct 23.

Debuting later today on Amazon Prime Video is Savage X Fenty Show Vol 2 which is something to do with Rhianna.


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