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In the third and final instalment of Australian Story’s series on restaurateurs, Kylie Kwong looks back on her stellar 30-year career and reveals why it is time to embark on a new direction in life. 

New drama series FAR NORTH starring ROBYN MALCOLM and TEMUERA MORRISON, and more this AUGUST on PARAMOUNT+

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Get ready for a month of action, drama, laughs, and a whole lot of fun. Here’s what’s coming to Paramount+ this August.

Join Zoey and her friends as they take a trip down memory lane in Zoey 102, reuniting for an over-the-top wedding and high school reunion at the Pacific Coast Academy. 

Transformers: Earthspark brings a fresh take on the iconic franchise, exploring the bond between robots and humans in redefining family dynamics. 

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For some comedic fun, Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers follows four Aussie mates and global internet sensations who compete to embarrass each other with outrageous challenges and retributions. 

If you’re after action with a side of comedy, Far North offers an action-packed saga as everyday people, cops, and gangsters get entangled in a high stakes battle against an international drug cartel. 

All this and more, coming in August.

Zoey 102

TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST EXCLUSIVE NEW MOVIE

Over a decade after the iconic series ended, Zoey Brooks is still trying to figure out life and love, this time in her 20s. The Pacific Coast Academy (PCA) gang returns to Malibu for an over-the-top wedding turned high school reunion for the books.

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Jamie Lynn Spears returns as Zoey Brooks, who graduated alongside the first female class ever to be allowed into Pacific Coast Academy. Erin Sanders returns as Zoey’s best friend, Quinn Pensky. Sean Flynn returns as Zoey’s on again, off again love interest, Chase Matthews. Also returning are Matthew Underwood, as Logan Reese; Christopher Massey, as Michael Barret; Abby Wilde, as Stacey Dillsen; and Jack Salvatore, as Mark Del Figgalo.

The wedding reunion includes new cast members: Thomas Lennon, as Zoey’s boss Kelly Kevyn; Owen Thiele as Zoey’s friend Archer March; and Dean Geyer, as a charismatic actor, Todd.

Transformers: Earthspark (Season 1C)

TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST EXCLUSIVE NEW SEASON

Transformers: Earthspark introduces a new generation of Transformers robots – the first to be born on Earth – and together with the humans who welcome them and care for them, they’ll redefine what it means to be a family.

The dynamic voice cast of Transformers: Earthspark includes Sydney Mikayla (Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts) as Robby Malto, Zion Broadnax (Day Shift) as Mo Malto, Benny Benni Latham (Cornerstones: Founding Voices of the Black Church) as Dot Malto, Jon Jon Briones (Ratched) as Alex Malto, Kathreen Khavari (Dead End: Paranormal Park) as Twitch, Zeno Robinson (Big City Greens) as Thrash, Danny Pudi (Community) as Bumblebee, Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien) as Optimus Prime, Rory McCann (Game of Thrones) as Megatron, Cissy Jones (The Owl House) as Elita-1, Diedrich Bader (Better Things) as Mandroid, Cyrus Arnold (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as Jawbreaker, Z Infante (Dead End: Paranormal Park) as Nightshade and Stephanie Lemelin (Dawn of the Croods) as Hashtag.

There’s Something Wrong With The Children

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TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST NEW HORROR FEATURE

There’s Something Wrong With The Children is a horror movie about a family on a weekend trip with longtime friends and their two young children.

The children disappear in the woods during the night and start exhibiting strange behaviours, leading the adults to suspect something supernatural is happening.

There’s Something Wrong with the Children is directed by Roxanne Benjamin and written by T. J. Cimfel and David White. The film stars Alisha Wainwright, Zach Gilford, Amanda Crew, and Carlos Santos. Jason Blum serves as an executive producer through his Blumhouse Television banner.

Mixtape

WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST
EXCLUSIVE NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

In celebration of hip hop’s 50th anniversary, Mixtape explores the history of mixtape culture and features Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, 2 Chainz, Big Boi, DJ Drama, Kid Capri, KRS-One and more. Mixtape is the story of hip hop refusing to take no for an answer.

Before radio play, the internet, and social media, there were mixtapes. DJs were tastemakers, trendsetters and creators of the sound that became the biggest musical genre on the planet. The importance of mixtapes goes well beyond the tapes themselves. Mixtapes were a form of currency and a signifier that someone was “in the know” and had their ear to the streets. The culture was too strong to be stopped, and the artists were too talented to be ignored – so they turned the sub- culture into the mainstream and made hip hop what it is today.

The documentary features 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Dante Ross, DJ Bobbito, DJ Clue, DJ Drama, DJ Enuff, DJ Green Lantern, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Kay Slay, DJ Khaled, DJ S&S, DJ Scratch, DJ Stretch Armstrong, DJ Whoo Kid, Doo Wop, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Funkmaster Flex, The Game, Grandmaster Caz, Jadakiss, James Cruz, Jeezy, Kid Capri, Kool DJ Red Alert, KRS-One, Lil Wayne, Mark Ronson, Mike Tyson, N.O.R.E., Ron G, Shaq, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Touch, Trouble, Tuma Basa and more.

On The Count Of Three

FRIDAY, 4 AUGUST
EXCLUSIVE NEW BLACK COMEDY FEATURE

On the Count of Three is an American black comedy-drama film directed by Jerrod Carmichael (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch.

This darkly comic follows two best friends, Val (Carmichael) and Kevin (Christopher Abbott), who make a pact to end their lives, but first they decide to spend their last day tying up loose ends and settling a couple of scores.

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (Season 6B)

SATURDAY, 5 AUGUST BRAND NEW SEASON

After a shocking first half of the season, everyone’s favorite “Shore” family is back to heat things up and for the first time in 11 years, original cast member Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ reunites with her former housemates. From the ultimate kick off in Pennsylvania where DJ Pauly D and Vinny orchestrate an epic prank that almost scars the“meatballs” permanently to Deena taking family trips to the next level at Margaritaville, the “Shore” family continues to make every moment one to remember.

And in true “Shore” fashion, what’s a family trip without a little (or a lot) of drama? Tensions between Angelina and Jenni from earlier this season continue, while a shocking revelation about Angelina’s father influences Mike to investigate. Plus, things are bound to get a little messy when Mike reveals he’s been talking to Sammi’s infamous ex.

Jersey Shore Family Vacation features original cast members Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Vinny Guadagnino, Angelina Pivarnick, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

Rubble & Crew (Season One)

SATURDAY, 5 AUGUST BRAND NEW SERIES

Set in the community of Builder Cove, a neighbouring town to PAW Patrol‘s Adventure Bay, Rubble & Crew centres on Rubble, the funny and optimistic leader of the construction crew.

In the small, quickly growing town, lots of things are still needed for the community to come together, including a bigger airport, train station, bridges, tunnels, schools, fire stations, parks and more.

Rubble and his construction pup family–his pup cousins Mix, Wheeler, Charger, Motor, along with Grandpa Gravel and Auntie Crane–must work together to tackle and build all the projects the town needs.

PAW Patrol (Season Nine)

SATURDAY, 5 AUGUST BRAND NEW EPISODES

The hit animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, features heroic rescue pups Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Skye– who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder.

Together they work hard to protect the Adventure Bay community believing no job is too big, no pup is too small!

The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers

WEDNESDAY, 9 AUGUST BRAND NEW SERIES

The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers features four lifelong mates competing to embarrass each other. They must do and say what they’re told, if they refuse, they lose and face a humiliating punishment. This show revels in The Impractical Jokers’ social awkwardness, as they are instructed to do and say the outrageous to unsuspecting people. Hidden cameras capture the chaos. The Inspired Unemployed run amok in supermarket checkouts, office receptions and dentists.

Each episode features challenges which all four jokers undertake. If they refuse to do or say anything they fail the challenge. At the end of each episode, the joker that has the most losses gets punished and at the end of the series, the joker who’s been punished the most receives the Ultimate Punishment. They’ll take on a challenge specifically designed to confront their greatest fear.

The punishments step up a level because the loser cannot refuse to say or carry out a command, making meeting your girlfriend’s mother for the first time awkward. The punishments include taking the stage in a G-string as part of the Magic Men show, performing poetry at a rock gig and one Joker receives a very public prostate examination.

Blue’s Clues & You (Season Four)

WEDNESDAY, 9 AUGUST BRAND NEW SEASON

In Blue’s Clues & You, beloved puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and Josh on a clue-led adventure to solve a puzzle. With each paw print, the viewer is inspired to interact with Josh and Blue to figure out Blue’s Clues.

Each game of Blue’s Clues involves problem-solving, viewer interaction, and of course, a stop for “mailtime!”

In this reboot, the animated ensemble cast is back with a new host: Josh, who’s just learning how to play Blue’s Clues.

Vesper

THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST EXCLUSIVE NEW SCI-FI FEATURE

Thirteen-year-old Vesper (Raffiella Chapman) is stubbornly determined to apply what she knows about science to the problem, and she tinkers away in a grubby lab, splicing DNA to figure out how to unlock Citadel seeds or grow her own edible plants. But the project has to take a back seat to survival, as she tries to feed herself and her paralysed father, Darius (Richard Brake), with whatever she can glean or scrounge from their lethal environment.

Love In Taipei

FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST
EXCLUSIVE NEW ROMANCE FEATURE

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen, in which a young American woman is sent by her parents to a cultural immersion program in Taipei, where she begins a new journey of self-discovery and romance.

Love In Taipei stars Ashley Liao (The Hunger Games: The Battle of Songbirds and Snakes) as Ever Wong, Ross Butler (Shazam! Fury of the Gods, To All The Boys franchise) as Rick Woo, an infamous sports and scholastic prodigy; Nico Hiraga (Booksmart, Moxie) as Xavier Yeh, a free-spirited artist and heir to an international tech empire; Chelsea Zhang (Daybreak, Titans) as Ever’s friend Sophie, whom she meets at Loveboat; and Cindy Cheung (The Sinner, 13 Reasons Why) as Ever’s Aunt Shu.

Housebroken (Season Two)

TUESDAY, 15 AUGUST EXCLUSIVE NEW SEASON

HouseBroken is an animated series following a group of neighbourhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. Honey, a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet.

Housebroken stars Lisa Kudrow as Honey/Lady Capulet, CleaDuVall as Elsa, Nat Faxon as Chief/Nathan/Kevin, Will Forte as Shel/Robo, Tony Hale as Diablo/Max, Sharon Horgan as Tabitha, Jason Mantzoukasas The Gray One, Sam Richardson as Chico

Some big-name breeds are making their debut in the second season of HouseBroken. Pedro Pascal, Brie Larson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Natasha Lyonne are just four of the household names lending their voices to various animals in the animated comedy’s sophomore season.

I Love My Dad

FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST
BRAND NEW COMEDY FEATURE

I Love My Dad is an American comedy film written and directed by James Morosini.

Inspired by James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini).

Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl (Claudia Sulewski) and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son.

The Twisted Timeline Of Sammy And Raj (Season One)

WEDNESDAY, 23 AUGUST BRAND NEW SERIES

Sammy and Raj are ordinary kids with ordinary problems but thanks to a mysterious time-altering app on Sammy’s phone, their day-to-day lives soon turn extraordinary!

The series follows the reality-bending adventures of a pair of cousins, Sammy and Raj, as they pause, rewind, fast-forward, and slow-motion their way into a whole host of rowdy laugh- out-loud exploits with this mysterious time-altering app at their fingertips.

Far North (Season One)

TUESDAY, 29 AUGUST

EXCLUSIVE NEW SERIES

When a Tongan-Australian gang does a deal with one of the biggest drug cartels in the world for half a ton of meth to be smuggled to New Zealand shores, a $500 million fortune awaits them. All they have to do is pick up the drugs.

Their incompetence leads to a series of blunders, invading a small beachfront town and attracting unwanted attention while waiting for the Chinese smugglers. When the smugglers’ boat breaks down, they become stranded with the drugs, and a fixer is sent to salvage the situation. A new plan involving a fake funeral at sea goes awry.

Far North is a saga of screw-ups, as everyday people strive to foil an international drug cartel’s largest-ever drug deal in the Pacific; the cops’ trip themselves up; and gangsters chase a payday withzero discretion – leaving a trail of wreckage you can see from space.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Seasons One – Three)

TUESDAY, 29 AUGUST EXCLUSIVE SERIES

Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. The crew have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.

The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.

The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.
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