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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
Arnold Schwarzenegger fights robots
ALSO: RIP Lost in Space. AND: Pete Buttigieg is TV's newest late night host
Former host of The ApprenticeArnold Schwarzenegger is suing a robot manufacturer. The robots cost around $25,000-50,000 and can be modeled on anyone the buyer wants. Naturally, the manufacturer has been selling them based on US cinemas most famous robot.
Schwarzenegger is reportedly suing Pomobot for $10 million after using his image.
US late night host Jimmy Kimmel is also hosting a new series of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. It means he’ll be having occasional time off from his late night show due to production commitments. They’ll fill those nights with guest hosts - the first is this coming Thursday night in the US with former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg hosting the show. Guests that night will include Patrick Stewart.
This whole thing serves as a tragic reminder that I lost $50 on Buttigieg becoming the Democratic nominee via Sportsbet.
New HBO show The Undoing debuts May 10. It stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant - based on Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel. The show has Kidman working again with Big Little Lies TV series writer David E Kelley. Susanne Bier (Bird Box, The Night Manager) will direct the mini-series.
Australians will be happy to know that Foxtel will have the show screening at the same time as the US, with the show debuting on May 11.
The Undoing follows Grace Fraser (Kidman), a successful New York City therapist, and her husband Jonathan (Grant) who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
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