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Talk Shows

TV Stars on Talk Shows – July

Here is a guide to the TV stars appearing on talk shows in the US, as well as their Australian airdates.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC

Tuesday 5/7

Lisa Kudrow promoting her new HBO show Web Therapy

Billy Gardell from Mike and Molly

Thursday 7/7

The winner of The Voice, Javier Colon

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS (AU Eleven, around 10:30PM weeknights)

Tuesday 5/7 (AU Wednesday 6/7)

Ellie Kemper, who plays Erin in The Office

Monday 11/7 (AU Tuesday 12/7)

Elijah Wood from the new comedy Wilfred

Cat Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance

Wednesday 13/7 (AU Thursday 14/7)

Angela Kinsey, also from The Office

Thursday 14/7 (AU Friday 15/7)

Zooey Deschanel, talking about her new series New Girl

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Channel (AU Comedy Channel)

Monday 11/7 (AU Tuesday 12/7)

Denis Leary, promoting the final series of Rescue Me

Conan – TBS (AU GEM weeknights, late)

Monday 18/7 (AU 19/7)

Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad

Thursday 21/7 (Friday 22/7)

Lisa Kudrow, again for her series Web Therapy

The View – ABC (AU Channel Nine, 1:00PM Weekdays)

Monday 4/7 (AU Monday 5/7)

Vanessa Williams fresh from her first season on Desperate Housewives

Friday 8/7 (AU Monday 11/7)

Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad

Monday 11/7 (AU Tuesday 12/7)

Angie Harmon from Rizzoli and Isles

Tuesday 12/7 (AU Wednesday 13/7)

Denis Leary from Rescue Me

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News: Can of Worms Ep1 Guests + Set Revealed!

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Before its premiere tomorrow night on Ten at 8:30pm, the Can of Worms set has been revealed. Here it is thanks to Can of Worms audience member @thatcarlaK… Go ahead and follow her!

And it seems to have clarified a few points of interest as to its format;

Firstly, it will not be a typical “panel show”, in the way that, well, there isn’t a panel as such. So, it won’t look like a “7PM project” or a “Gruen Transfer”.

In fact, it more resembles a talk-show set, with the clear delineation of “host” (Dicko) and guests.

But the look can also imply a lot about the show’s format. The separation of host and guests could suggest that Dicko will not take as active a role in the debate at hand than first thought. Though one would think (and hope) he will still do more than throw a question at the guests and watch it bounce around.

There’s also a board to the left of the picture- but I can’t discern its purpose yet. Some things are better left as a surprise though.

But that’s enough speculation for the moment- the set looks fairly dynamic but not too overpowering (see: The White Room), and it at least looks different to everything else we’ve seen on the box this year.

It has also been confirmed that there will be a Twitter-stream running during the show – one of my pet hates- you know, it’s just so bloody predictable for a show these days; a show can be “modern” and “hip” without having reams of tweets broadcast on TV.

It would actually be more interesting if the show just relied on the personalities they’re paying to provide the entertainment.

They need to stop cheapening the experience of watching a TV show. By seemingly breaking down the wall between TV land and viewer, it not only ruins the mystique, but also criminally gives viewers the perception that their views matter to the celebrities, when really it’s just being used as a vehicle to make the show seem more engaging.

Now, in this case, I’m looking at Dancing with the Stars and Q and A, so I am holding out hope that “Worms” changes my opinion on this.

In other words, will Dicko and co. read out tweets that even slightly criticise the opinions of the guests, or take a drastically different viewpoint?

If this doesn’t happen, I hope it doesn’t appear again to be blantantly tokenistic.

In other news Dan Ilic, a presenter on the show has tweeted: “Met @Jason_Akermanis tonight.. great bloke… you’ll love him in @canofwormstv tomorrow night on @channelten”, confirming that colourful AFL personality Jason Akermanis will appear on the first edition of the show, along with Meshel Laurie.

I can’t help but feel nervous about Akermanis’ appearance on the show tomorrow. I know he has a (well-deserved) reputation as a shit-stirrer, but for many, he has it for all the wrong reasons.

He is often seen as an old media troll of sorts, with opinions spouting forth from his mouth (mostly about AFL football) with often very little justification, proof and whatever else you need to form a decent opinion.

Yes, he might be a nice guy, but one often gets the feeling he says things because he knows the media will pick up on it- yes, who would have thought people do that?

And though he may be “nice”, he’s not exactly well-liked. Let’s face it, to say he’s left two AFL clubs in acrimonious circumstances would be an understatement.

Yes, put on controversial people, by all means, but in the first episode of a show to put on a notorious AFL loud-mouth… It just seems slightly risky…
(And this is a show that touches on issues mostly unrelated to the AFL, remember.)

But then again, having him in a debate situation would force him to extrapolate on his usual flamethrower-opinion soundbites, and if anyone can bring the best out of “Aker” it’s Denton and co.

Monday night’s ep will also feature George McEncroe and Craig Reucassel, two exceptional guests, if I do say so myself.

So bring on Monday night!

Australian TV, Radio and Podcast Twits

I am about to undertake the massive task of compiling a list of Australian Twits.

The list is, and will probably remain, incomplete.

Here goes;

Television

Official Account

Official Account

Official Account (Mobile)

Mark Scott – Managing Director of ABC

Penny Wright – iView Programmer

Bruce Collier – “iView person”

Justine Langford – “Senior Producer / Project Manager, ABC TV Multiplatform”

Bruce Belsham – Editor of abc.net.au

At the Movies

Official Show Account

ABC News

Kerrin Binnie – Journalist

Alan Sunderland – “Head of Policy & Staff Development,ABC News Australia”

Official Account (Melbourne)

ABC News on 3

ABC Elections

ABC Investigations

Behind the News

Antony Green – Political analyst

Kieran Ricketts – ABC News24 Producer

Zoe Daniel – South East Asia Correspondent

Matt Wordsworth – Political Reporter (NSW)

Nick Grimm – Journalist

7:30

Official Show Account

Leigh Sales – Co-host of the newly revamped 7:30

Chris Uhlmann – Co-host of the newly revamped 7:30

Justin Stevens – Producer

Big Ideas

Official Show Account

Review with Myles Barlow

Myles Barlow

Art Nation

Fenella Kernebone – Host

Can We Help

Official Show Account

Catalyst

Official Show Account

4 Corners

Official Show Account

First Tuesday Book Club

Official Show Account

Marieke Hardy

Gardening Australia

Official Show Account

Hungry Beast

Official Show Account

Dan Ilic – Co-host

Kirsten Drysdale – Co-host and reporter

Marc Fennell – Co-host

Elmo Keep – Writer

Monique Schafter

Nick Hayden

Aaron Smith

Lewis Hobba

Ali Russell

Veronica Milsom

Nick McDougall

Kirk Docker

Patrick Clair

Chris Leben (Not a cast member for season 3)

LAID

Marieke Hardy – Writer

Lateline

Official Show Account

Karen Barlow – Producer

Good Game

Official Show Account

Steven Bajo O’Donnell – Presenter and producer

Stephanie Bendixsen – Presenter

Spicks and Specks

Official Show Account

Myf Warhurst – Panellist

Alan Brough – No known account

Adam Hills – Host

Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight

Official Account

Q and A

Official Account

Peter McEvoy – Executive Producer

John Safran’s Race Relations

John Safran

Triple J TV

Lindsay McDougall

The Chaser

Official Account

Dominic Knight – Writer

Chas Licciardello – Cast member

Craig Reucassel – Cast member

Andrew Hansen – Cast member

Chris Taylor(possibly) – Cast member

Julian Morrow – Cast member and producer

Insiders

Annabel Crabb – Occasional guest

The Drum

Official Account

Steve Cannane – Host

Annabel Crabb – Occasional guest

Media Watch

Official Show Account

Jonathon Holmes – Host

Foreign Correspondent

Official Show Account

Landline

Official Show Account

Rage

Official Show Account

Countdown

Official Show Account

The Urban Monkey with Murray Foote

Sam Simmons – Comedian

Daniel Keogh – ABC Science Show reporter, famous for becoming broke because of his own goodwill… and Twitter.

Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure

Lawrence Leung

The Gruen Transfer

Official Show Account

Wil Anderson – Host

Todd Sampson

The New Inventors

Official Account

ABC News Breakfast

Official Show Account

Virginia Trioli – Co-host

Michael Rowland


AFL Game Day

Hamish McLachlan

Mark Robinson

Tim Watson

Australia’s Got Talent

Brian McFadden

Grant Denyer

Dannii Minogue

Kyle Sandilands – No Known Account

Better Homes and Gardens

Johanna Griggs – No Known Account

Karen Martini

Jason Hodges – No Known Account

Rob Palmer – No Known Account

Tara Dennis – No Known Account

Border Security

Home and Away

Ray Meagher (Alf Stewart) – No Known Account

Georgie Parker (Roo Stewart) – No Known Account

Lyn Collingwood (Colleen Smart) – No Known Account

Emily Symons (Marilyn Chambers)- No Known Account

Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts)

Ada Nicodemou (Leah Patterson-Baker)

Josh Quong Tart (Miles Copeland)- No Known Account

Esther Anderson (Charlie Buckton) – No Known Account

Rebecca Breeds (Ruby Buckton)- No Known Account

David Jones-Roberts (Xavier Austin)

Sonia Todd (Gina Austin)- No Known Account

Axle Whitehead (Liam Murphy)

Shane Withington (John Palmer)- No Known Account

Robert Mammone (Sid Walker)- No Known Account

Samara Weaving (Indigo Walker) – Unconfirmed Account

Charles Cottier (Dexter Walker)- No Known Account

Luke Mitchell (Romeo Smith)

Jay Laga’aia (Elijah Johnson)- No Known Account

Rhiannon Fish (April Scott)

Lisa Gormley (Bianca Scott)

Steve Peacocke (Darryl Braxton)- No Known Account

Lincoln Younes (Casey Braxton)- No Known Account

Packed to the Rafters

Hugh Sheridan (Ben Rafter)

Rebecca Gibney – No Known Account

Eric Thompson – No Known Account

Saturday Disney

Sunrise

Official Show Account

David Koch

Melissa Doyle

Natalie Barr

Mark Beretta

Grant Denyer

Fifi Box

Weekend Sunrise

Andrew O’Keefe – No Known Account

Samantha Armytage

The Morning Show

Larry Emdur

The Amazing Race Australia

The X Factor Australia

Luke Jacobz

Today Tonight

Winners and Losers

Virginia Gay – No Known Account

Zoe Tuckwell-Smith – (Rebecca Gilbert)

Melissa Bergland (Jenny Gross)

Rob Mills (Sean)

Melissa Vallejo (Sophie Wong) – No Known Account

Damien Bodie (Jonathan Kurtiss) – No Known Account

Blair McDonough (Matt O’Connor)

Tom Wren (Dr. Doug Graham) – No Known Account

Denise Scott (Trish Gross) – No Known Account

Stephen Phillips (Zach Armstrong) – No Known Account

Jack Pearson (Patrick Gross) – No Known Account

Francis Greenslade (Brian Gross) – No Known Account

Sarah Grace (Bridget Gross) – No Known Account

Mike Smith (Callum Gilbert) – No Known Account

Nick Simpson-Deeks (Rhys Mitchell)


6:30 with George Negus

Hugh Riminton

 

Emma Dallimore

 

Eddy Meyer

Emily Rice

Ross Scheepers – Producer

AFL

Before The Game

Dave Hughes

 

Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann

Mick Molloy – No Known Account

Samantha Lane

 

Andrew Maher – No Known Account

Bondi Rescue

Lifeguards

 

Bruce “Hoppo” Hopkins

 

Ryan “Whippet” Clark

 

Andrew “Reidy” Reid

Trent “Maxi” Maxwell

Rod “Kerrbox” Kerr

Adriel “Bacon” Young

 

Anthony “Harries” Carroll

Dean “Deano” Gladstone

Ben “Benny” Sutherland

Troy “Gonzo” Quinlan

Terry “Tezz” McDermott

Daniel “Beardy” McLaughlin

Jake Nolan

 

Corey Oliver

Bondi Vet

Dr Chris Brown

Can of Worms

Official Show Account

Meshel Laurie

Dan Ilic

Ian “Dicko” Dickson – No Known Account

 

Everyday Gourmet 

Official Show Account

Justine Schofield

Huey’s Kitchen

Junior MasterChef

Anna Gare

MasterChef Australia

Offical Show Account

Gary Mehigan

Matt Preston

George Calombaris

Matt Moran

Donna Hay

 

 

 

 

Luke Mangan

 

Adriano Zumbo

Previous Contestants

Series 1

Brent Parker Jones

Kate Rodrigues

Series 2

Adam Liaw

Marion Grasby

 

Alvin Quah

Callum Hann

Jimmy Seervai

Meet The Press

News

Offspring

Ready Steady Cook

Recruits

Rush

Sports Tonight

Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation

Shaun Micallef – No Known Account

Amanda Keller

Charlie Pickering

Josh Thomas

The Biggest Loser

Michelle Bridges

The Circle

The Renovators

Official Show Account

7pm Project

Official Account

Dave Hughes – Co-host

Emily Rusciano – Occasional reporter

Ten News

Sydney Official Account

Sandra Sully – Ten Evening News host (Sydney)

Angela Bishop

Sky

Sky News

Sky News Agenda

David Speers – Political Editor