Lynda Carter – known to personify Wonder Woman, will guest star on Smallville later this season in an episode called “Progeny”.
Another reality TV show for the fans. This time it’s Grease Is The Word = where potential hopefuls line up in the hope of winning and becoming part of the new West End Show. David Ian – renowned theatre producer, David Gest – producer and multimillionaire showbiz impressaio, Brian Friedman – American choreographer and The X Factor mentor Sinitta make up the judges’ table.
It looks likely that there will be price rises for customers of Virgin television as the company strategises to expand its portfolio.
Channel 4 has a whole new look for spring this year – with a variety of different shows to be shown, including, Schoolboy Joel – about a boy smoking since he was eight, The Yellow House – about artists Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin when they shared a room and Wife Swap is back with celebrities getting involved…
Another reality TV series, this time a “documentary”, is reportedly to hit our screens on Channel 4. The idea this time? 10 people living (eating, wearing, sheltering) off other people’s garbage. The contestants will live for three weeks on one of Britain’s biggest rubbish dumps.
Series two of Skins is set to take off with Channel 4 again. Bryan Elsley (the show’s writer and producer) will work with a group of young writers to put together ten new episodes. The programme has been a ratings hit with over 2 million viewers tuning in for its first episode.
Carphone Warehouse was a big sponsor of Channel 4 and Celebrity Big Brother. But after the saga and scandal that surrounded the alleged bullying of Shilpa Shetty, the mobile phone company has ended its £3 million a year deal, a deal it has had with Channel 4 for the last four years.
It seems that ITV overcharged viewers by £200,000!! And if you voted during last season of X Factor, then it’s probable that you are owed money. Viewers were charged 50p as opposed to 35p when they pressed their red buttons on their remotes. 1.3 million votes later and that’s a lot of extra money!
ITV will do its best at repaying anyone who was overcharged. It will also be making a donation of £200,000 to Childline.
If you were overcharged, contact ITV on 08000 63 62 63.
Television soap operas might be encouraging teenagers to drink more, according to a latest survey published in The Food Magazine. Alcohol – shown in the background or consumed by characters has found to make up a considerable proportion of screen time, with some soaps faring worse than others.
Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Emmerdale have alcohol featured in 18%, 17% and 16% of scenes respectively. With soap operas having alcohol featured in this amount suggests, according to study author Cally Matthews, that alcohol consumption is appropriate, healthy and normal.