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Denise Drysdale, Billy Connolly & a date with a Playboy Bunny - TV BlackBox S01E02

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We're back for episode 2 of TV BlackBox! This week we looked down the back of the couch and found even more to chat about (along with that Apple TV remote we lost a few months ago).

Each week a washed-up TV Producer (Rob McKnight), a TV writer and executive (Dan Bennett), an EMMY award winner (Jay Cagatay) & TV enthusiast and commentator (Steve Molk) take you behind the scenes, wade through the pr spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

On this episode:

  • Is Denise Drysdale really leaving Studio 10 (and what about that brussels sprouts cake)?
  • Meghan Markle's family trying to set themselves up as the new Kardashians
  • Michael Parkinson's sadness for Billy Connolly
  • Netflix Cancels The Break With Michelle Wolf and The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
  • Ben Roberts goes to war with Fairfax over claims he's got a dark service history
  • What will Nine's Darren Wick do once he inherits all of Fairfax's talent, including Alan Jones and Ray Hadley?
  • Molk and the panel react to Pilot Week, and we look at your reactions
  • "Intern" Pete Deppler talks about his experience of the outrage machine on Disgrace!
  • The Honey "Badg-elor" a winner for Ten
  • The Today Show sinks to a new ratings low in Melbourne (and Rob shares his suggestions to fix the funk)
  • Dan asks if Australian drama has a future
  • Jay talks about getting a former playmate in your pilot - and the after party that ensues

TV BlackBox is your weekly source of inside information across all facets of the Australian TV industry.

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