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Hollywood Comes To Prime Television

Thursday 14th July, 2005

Hollywood Comes To Prime Television

Prime Television is pleased to announce a brand new Wednesday line-up starting on 20th July.

Internationally acclaimed New Zealand star Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors, Star Wars) launches his brand new show The Tem Show at 8.30pm followed at 9.30pm by Fat Actress, starring Emmy-Award winning actress Kirstie Alley.

Temuera Morrison can act, sing, dance and perform a mean Haka. His new entertainment series is slick, stylish and all about showbiz. Each episode is a mix of chat, performance and humour when he throws open his doors to well known New Zealanders. He catches up with some of the world’s biggest names, has a jam with some Kiwis making it big on the international music stage and even performs his own daring stunts.

Guests will often have a personal connection to Tem ‘ stars he has worked with in the past or people he is currently working with. Martin Henderson, Rena Owen, Nathan Haines, Melanie Lynskey, Daniel Gillies, Cliff Curtis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Director Lee Tamahori, and Designer Karen Walker are just some of the Kiwis making a name for themselves internationally and The Tem Show finds out just how well they are doing.

The show also features Tem’s ‘Speed 2’ buddy Jason Patric, ‘The Piano’ and ‘King Kong’ star Adrian Brody, ‘The Fantastic Four’ star Ioan Gruffudd, ‘Hulk’ and ‘Troy’ star Eric Bana along with Tem’s Kiwi friend, winemaker and fellow actor Sam Neill. We also take an exclusive look inside Lucas Ranch when Tem talks to Star Wars creator George Lucas.

On a musical note, The Tem Show catches up with Kiwi musicians for a jam, including Anika Moa, Nathan King from Zed, the boys from Steriogram and Hip-Hop sensation King Kapisi.

Then at 9.30pm, Prime Television launches the new comedy Fat Actress starring and produced by Emmy-Award winning actress, Kirstie Alley.

Alley plays a fictional version of herself ‘ a successful television and movie star whose weight gain has become the subject of every tabloid imaginable, as she tries to find work and true love in an unforgiving Hollywood.

Bravely willing to lampoon the image that has been mercilessly ridiculed over the past few years, Alley gives us a glimpse of the humour and the irony in her battle to lose weight and get back on television: a tough business that prefers the svelte figures seen on the most successful actresses of today.

Also joining Wednesday night is a best of series of Top Gear.

So for your weekly dose of entertainment, fun, music and action, check out the new Wednesday line-up with The Best Of Top Gear at 7.30pm, Temuera Morrison’s new show The Tem Show at 8.30pm followed by Fat Actress starring Kirstie Alley at 9.30pm from July 20 only on Prime Television.


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