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THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS Monday February 15 at 12.00pm midday Live and FIRST on FOX8


MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 8th February 2016

Music’s biggest night, THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast from Los Angeles’ Staple Centre live and first on FOX8 on Monday February 15 at 12.00pm.

Hosted by two-time GRAMMY Award winner LL Cool J for the fifth time, the event will feature a showstopping performance by ten time GRAMMY winner Adele who, after a two year absence from the GRAMMY’s stage, is expected to perform her triple platinum worldwide hit Hello.

Musician of the moment Kendrick Lamar, who has scored the most GRAMMY nominations of the year with a total of eleven including the highly coveted categories of Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly and Song of the Year for Alright, will join A-list music superstars The Weekend, Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly live on stage, belting out their biggest hits of the last year.

Dance duo Jack U, who have been nominated for Best Dance Recording, are one of the most anticipated acts to perform when they bring their major dance hit Where are you Now live to the stage featuring Justin Bieber alongside Skrillex and Diplo.

Three massive musical tributes have been scheduled to acknowledge three iconic music legends who have recently passed. Multiple GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga will perform a medley of David Bowie’s biggest hits; Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper’s supergroup will pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister; and Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt will honour the late B.B. King, who died last May at the age of 89.

THE 58th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on FOX8 from 12.00pm with an encore screening at 7.30pm that evening. There will be additional encore screenings on Channel [V] at 4:00PM Tuesday February 16 and Sunday February 21 at 3pm.


Animals. Wednesdays from February 17 at 9.30pm only on The Comedy Channel


Media Release: Thursday February 4, 2016

Animals. is an edgy and irreverent new adult animated series straight out of New York City from the comedic genius of Jay and Mark Duplass and featuring the vocal talents of some of comedy’s biggest stars.

A decidedly different animated comedy, each 30-minute episode of Animals is comprised of 2-3 shorts that follow New York City’s most ubiquitous but often-ignored creatures as they reveal their neuroses and hilariously human-like qualities. In these unexpected tales of urban life – whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons, or bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis – the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity, and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.

Creators/writers/directors Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano voice a different pair of animal buddies per episode named, respectively, Phil and Mike. In addition to the hijinks of New York City’s animal population, the series also features an ongoing non-speaking narrative about the city’s corrupt mayor.

The voice cast includes Mark Duplass, Ellie Kemper (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Marc Maron (Maron), Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Katie Aselton (The League), Molly Shannon (SNL, HBO’s upcoming Divorce), Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Rob Corddry (Ballers), Steve Zissis (Togetherness), Matt Walsh (Veep), Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley), and many more. Unlike many animated projects, Animals. records these guest actors at the same time, in the same place, leaving room for improvisation.

Animals. was born when Matarese and Luciano, who met while working together at an advertising production company, noticed a pair of pigeons outside their office and began speaking to each other from the bird’s point of view. Their subsequent 12-minute pilot, “Pigeons,” won Best Comedy at the 2013 New York Television Festival. The first two episodes of this series debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, after which Animals. received a two-season pick-up from HBO.

Executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass, writers/directors/producers of Togetherness (which returns to showcase for its second season on February 21), Animals. is part of a two-year overall deal the Duplass brothers recently struck with HBO, under their Duplass Brothers Productions banner. Animals. is produced by Starburns Industries, the animation studio behind Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

Animals. premieres exclusively on Foxtel from Wednesday February 17 at 9.30pm only on The Comedy Channel.


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