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Vlog – Masterchef Australia – Should The Judges Stop The Touching?

This week’s blog discusses whether the touching of Ellie on Sunday night’s Masterchef Australia episode was appropriate.

Also The Amazing Race Australia and Jackie Frank’s new show Under The Cover is discussed.

June 8, 2011   6 Comments

The Jackie Frank Show Is Off And Running

It looks like it is going to be the battle of the magazines on our TV screens this year. As I have blogged previously Jackie Frank the editor of Marie Claire magazine will have her own reality show.

This follows on from the soon to premiere The Park on Arena TV, which is covering ACP magazines Dolly and Cleo.

The camera’s have started to roll on the show with no air day as yet.

The Daily Telegraph had slightly snarky piece, saying the show was given the green light so Pacific Magazines could compete with the ACP magazines.

Frank denies this and said it will be more like the movie/doco The September Issue.

On Thursday I bumbled into the shooting of the show when I spotted Jackie waiting to go on Sunrise and I quickly introduced myself as I think the show sounds great and then I look around and ask what are those camera’s for. Oh for the reality show. Duh!

Anyway I think Seven have the opportunity to do something really great with this series if they use the Bravo TV editing style. That is warts and all but with a positive side. However if Seven use it as an advertorial for Seven and Pacific Magazines, which will be tempting,  it may not be quite as entertaining.

February 12, 2011   2 Comments

Marie Claire Editor Jackie Frank To Have Her Own Reality Show

Australia TV channel’s appear to commissioning more semi-scripted reality TV shows, which is a positive thing.

In exciting news the Sun Herald has reported Seven has commissioned a series following the formidable Jackie Frank, the Marie Claire Editor.

Magazine’s in reality shows appear to be the new black, with Fox 8 premiering The Park later this month. That show is set in ACP magazines offices.

I think Jackie Frank will make interesting TV. She was one of the only memorable judges on Make Me a Supermodel. In fact who were the other judges? Also it will be good to see an older, intelligent and funny woman on TV. Apparently she is a bit zany, but hey she has a pretty good track record with Marie Claire.

The other thing that is interesting about these shows are the unknowns that have the opportunity to shine. Remember Jamie Oliver got his start in the background on TV show about The River Cafe, where he worked.

It should be noted that Marie Claire is in the same media group as Seven, so perfect cross promotion for both businesses.

February 7, 2011   2 Comments