Michael Idato

Michael Idato

Michael Idato is a Senior Writer based in Los Angeles for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Networking

Rachel Griffiths

Michael Idato Wilfred scores fourth season The US comedy Wilfred has been renewed for a fourth season in the US. The series is based on the Australian series of the same name, which was produced by SBS.

Networking

Michael Idato Edwina Bartholomew has been named as the new co-host of Dancing with the Stars.

First look

More is less in this numbers game

Michael Idato There's too much going on in Lucky 7, and not enough of it is standout brilliant.

Cemetery

Tell-tale sign? Cemetery setting for Breaking Bad finale screening

A scene from the finale of <i>Breaking Bad</i>, starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White.

Michael Idato It seems fitting that the final episode of the dark series Breaking Bad would be screened in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Cemetery; a magnificent, sprawling gothic necropolis whose tombstones record...

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Networking

Michael Idato The Ten Network is pushing its fast-tracking of US programs up a notch, streaming the series premiere of Homeland live, alongside its US broadcast.

Networking

Super Fun mum: Jacki Weaver.

Michael Idato Australian actor Jacki Weaver is joining the cast of Rebel Wilson's new US comedy, Super Fun Night.

Q & A

Mastering a touchy subject

Michael Sheen

Michael Idato In his first foray into long-form drama, Michael Sheen gets intimate with a sexual revolutionary.

Success

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The heroes of a new age

agents of shield

Michael Idato Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. do battle in a world of aliens, gods and monsters on Channel Seven.

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Jessica Mauboy notches up the tempo at Emmy Awards' after-party

Emmys: Jessica Mauboy at the Governor's Ball.

Michael Idato Long after they rolled up the red carpet at LA's Nokia Theatre and turned the lights off for the 65th annual primetime Emmy Awards, Hollywood's A-list have kicked up their heels at a raft of official...

Networking

Michael Idato Australian actor Jacki Weaver is joining the cast of Rebel Wilson's new US comedy, Super Fun Night.

Emmy Awards may not be such a Bad night

Heisenberg

Michael Idato They call it television's night of nights. All come, in borrowed gowns, rented tuxedos and glittery baubles that need their own guards on the red carpet.

Australian actor John Noble Sleepy Hollow's new cast member

John Noble.

Michael Idato Australian actor John Noble has joined the cast of the new US drama Sleepy Hollow.

Emmys after-party set to be 'magical, whimsical'

Actress Tina Fey and actor Alec Baldwin attend a previous Governors Ball after the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Michael Idato They may come for Emmy glory, but at the end of the night - win, lose or draw - all eyes will be on the centre stage of the official after-party, the Governor's Ball.

Emmys

Emmys preview: Will it be Breaking Bad or House of Cards?

Kevin Spacey v Bryan Cranston.

Michael Idato Today is the 65th annual prime time Emmy Awards, catch our live blog.

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Exclusive

Jessica Mauboy to perform at Emmys' Governor's Ball

Jessica Mauboy.

Michael Idato If you're an emerging Australian artist keen to conquer Hollywood, there are few stages which offer the exposure of American TV's Emmy Awards.

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Networking

Kylie Minogue will join the British <i>The Voice</i>.

Michael Idato Kylie Minogue will join will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones in the third series of the British The Voice.

Super Fun

Jacki Weaver to play Rebel Wilson's mum on Super Fun Night

weaver

Michael Idato Iconic Australian actress Jacki Weaver is joining the cast of Rebel Wilson's new US comedy, Super Fun Night.

Exclusive

Modern Family to film holiday episode in Australia?

<i>Modern Family</i>, is possibly headed to Australia.

Michael Idato The cast of the US hit comedy series Modern Family is planning to head down under.

Exclusive

Modern Family to film holiday episode in Australia?

Michael Idato The cast of the US hit comedy series Modern Family is planning to head down under.

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Emmys

Cory Monteith doesn't deserve an Emmys eulogy up for debate

Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini.

Michael Idato There are few things more awkward than an argument over a funeral.

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