Channel 4 orders more Pete Versus Life
Channel 4 has ordered a second season of Pete Versus Life which stars Rafe Spall as a struggling sports journalist. Channel $’s commissioning editor Nerys Evans said: “We are so thrilled to have Pete Versus Lifereturning next year, especially after such a confident and acclaimed first series. Rafe Spall is an outstanding comedy performer with proper funny bones.”
Mistresses star Conn lands Terra Nova role
Mistresses actress Shelley Conn has landed the lead female role in the new Steven Spielberg series Terra Nova. Conn will join Jason O’Mara, Stephen Lang and Alison Miller in the prehistoric drama which begins shooting in Australia this month.
Stig to launch new motoring show?
Ben Collins, who was recently revealed to be the racing driver inside The Stig suit on Top Gear, has started talks to feature in his own TV show. Collins is reportedly in talks with several UK networks over launching a show which will see him take on more elaborate and dangerous stunts.
Hilton to star in new reality series
Paris Hilton will reportedly feature in a new reality show which will attempt to prove she’s not a “dizzy blonde”. A spokesperson for the project said the show will not be like The Simple Life but more a serious look at the socialite.
Jack Black comedy picked up
A new half-hour comedy series produced by Jack Black has been picked up by American network NBC. The series, which is based on the non-fiction book Guinea pig Diaries: My Life As An Experiment, focuses on a journalist whose life is affected by the assignments he is given.