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The Almighty Johnsons Are Headed For The USA!

     
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The Almighty Johnsons is set to be the first New Zealand originated and produced drama series to broadcast in the United States. The popular local comedy drama has been acquired by American television network, Syfy.

Expanding its stable of international hits such as Lost Girl and Continuum, Syfy announced it has acquired the first two seasons (23 episodes) of the original New Zealand series. Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on the channel in 2014.

Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, said: "We’re delighted to introduce quality New Zealand programming to the Syfy audience. A compelling blend of fantasy and comedy, this quirky series should resonate strongly with our viewers."

Kelly Martin, CEO, South Pacific Pictures, said: "We are thrilled with the deal that ALL3MEDIA International has done. The Almighty Johnsons will be the first wholly New Zealand originated and produced drama series to be broadcast in the United States, which is a terrific accomplishment and reflects the quality of the series."

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of The Almighty Johnsons!

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Apr 11 - Bloody Contracts

I always get a bit edgy and prickly when presented with a contract. Gym memberships in particular give me the screaming heebies.

Apr 7 - Playing With Fire

Taran Howell’s a mild-mannered man of action.

Mar 29 - Showbiz Ain't Easy

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Mar 27 - To Ull and Back: Tim Balme on Mike

Tim Balme needs no introduction really. We’ve all seen him, whether in Outrageous Fortune, Maddigan’s Quest, or back in the day on Shortland Street.

Mar 21 - Hustle Bustle

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All Blog entries were written and compiled by Edwin McRae - check out his website here.