Piper lands lead role in new BBC series
Billie Piper has been recruited to play the lead role in a new BBC Three comedy entitled Tom and Jenny. Piper will play one half of a feuding couple who split up but continue to share the same house.
Doctor Who returns to 6.23m
Doctor Who returned on Saturday night with 6.23 million viewers for the episode entitled ‘Let’s Kill Hitler”.
Gervais offered US Office lead role
Ricky Gervais says he was offered the lead role in the US version of The Office before Steve Carell but said turned it down as he felt there was no point in him playing that role. “They said ‘Do you want to play the main role?’ but what’s the point of that?” Gervais said. “We made The Office, that was a document of what it was like to be in an English office and it was made by English people for English people, and this should be made by Americans for Americans.”
Punk’d returning to MTV
Punk’d is returning to MTV and different celebrity hosts are said to be taking control of the series, replacing Ashton Kutcher. Taylor Swift has been confirmed as the first victim with Justin Bieber hosting in the debut episode.
Sky1 in talks with Gervais
Ricky Gervais is in talks with Sky1 over two new comedy projects. The channel’s controller Stuart Murphy confirmed that discussions are taking place to see the comic produce more content for the pay-TV network.