‘NCIS: Sydney’ Trailer Features First Look at What an ‘NCIS’ Set in Australia Would Look Like (TV News Roundup)

‘NCIS: Sydney’ Trailer Features First Look at What an ‘NCIS’ Set in Australia Would Look Like (TV News Roundup)


A day after announcing that “NCIS: Sydney” would arrive in the U.S. and air this fall on CBS, the Eye network has released a first look at the first-ever international edition of the hit “NCIS” franchise.

The eight-episode season of “NCIS: Sydney,” originally commissioned by and for Paramount+ Australia, will air Mondays, beginning Monday, Nov. 13 (10 p.m. ET) on CBS, and stream on Paramount+ here (with plans to eventually air globally on Paramount+ in its territories).

“NCIS: Sydney” stars Olivia Swann (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) as NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey and Todd Lasance (“Without Remorse”) as her 2IC AFP counterpart, Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey. The series also stars Sean Sagar (“The Covenant”), Tuuli Narkle (“Mystery Road: Origin”). Mavournee Hazel (“Shantaram”) and William McInnes (“The Newsreader”).

Morgan O’Neill (“Les Norton”) created “NCIS: Sydney” and is executive producer with Sara Richardson (“RFDS”) and Sue Seeary (“Ten Pound Poms”). The series is produced by Endemol Shine Australia for CBS Studios and Paramount Australia, and distributed outside Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Here’s the logline to the series: “Filmed against the spectacular backdrop of one of the world’s most breathtaking harbour cities, ‘NCIS: Sydney’ is the first-ever international series from the global ‘NCIS’ franchise outside of the U.S., and sees rising international tensions in the Indo-Pacific. The brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS Agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a multi-national taskforce, to keep naval crimes in check, in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet.” Watch the first look below.


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Fresh off their recent join appearance on the cover of Vogue’s illustrious September issue, icons Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington reunite for the trailer of “The Super Models,” Apple TV+’s upcoming docuseries about the lives and careers of some of fashion’s most distinguished models of the ‘80s.

Together, Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington reflect on their rise to fame on the runway, in magazines and as faces of pop culture, helping retrace the path they paved for today’s models and the fashion industry as a whole. The four-part series is filled with commentary from designers including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Anna Sui, Donatella Versace, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.

Per the series’ official synopsis, “’The Super Models’ travels back to the 1980s, when four women from different corners of the world united in New York…Today, the four supermodels remain on the frontlines of culture through activism, philanthropy and business prowess. As the fashion industry continues to redefine itself — and women’s roles within it — this is the ultimate story of power and how four women came together to claim it, paving the way for those to follow.”

The docuseries was directed by Roger Ross Williams and Larissa Bills. It was produced by Imagine Documentaries and One Story Up and was executive produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Barbara Kopple, Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz, alongside Campbell, Crawford, Evangelista and Turlington-Burns.

“The Super Models” premieres Sept. 20 on Apple TV+. Watch the trailer below.


BYUtv has shared a sneak peek at the upcoming return of “Ruby and the Well.” The fantasy-adventure series returns for its third season on Sept. 30 with two new episodes.

The eight-episode season stars Zoe Wiesenthal as Ruby O’Reilly, Dylan Kingwell as Sam, Lina Sennia as Mina and Kristopher Turner as Daniel O’Reilly. In Season 3, Ruby and her friends return to the well for a little magic help as they further explore the secrets of their town.

“Ruby and the Well” was created by LeeAnne and Brian Adams. Watch the full teaser below.



CNN Worldwide has tapped Alex Marquardt to serve as its chief national security correspondent, the news company announced Tuesday.

Having previously served as a senior national security correspondent for CNN, Marquardt has spearheaded CNN’s domestic and international breaking news coverage. His coverage has seen him follow the war in Ukraine, the January 6 insurrection, Black Lives Matter protests protests and ongoing foreign policy and national security issues.

Marquardt was on the ground in February 2022 when Russia invaded Ukraine, leveraging his expertise from almost 15 years of covering Russia, Ukraine and Washington to enhance CNN’s coverage of the war.

Marquardt will be based in the Washington, D.C. bureau in his new role of chief national security correspondent.


Grambling State and Jackson State are going head to head at Michael B. Jordan’s Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, which will return for its third year on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, airing on TNT.

The annual QQQ Legacy Classic, created by Jordan, WME Sports, Harris Blitzer Sports and  Entertainment and Horizon Sports and Experiences, will sport a double header of HBCU men’s basketball games. This year’s slate will spotlight the first-ever SWAC conference matchup between Grambling State and Jackson State, in addition to Hampton University and Howard University. 

Part of the proceeds generated by the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic will support organizations focused on advancing Black educational institutions and the local Newark community. 

Tickets for the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic start at $25 plus applicable service fees, and go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. ET via Prucenter.com/Legacy-Classic, Ticketmaster.com and Prudential Center’s Box Office.  


“Hot Bench,” the Emmy-nominated syndicated court show created by Judge Judgy Sheindlin, will return for its tenth season on Sept. 11. The show has been upgraded to various CBS-owned stations across the U.S.

In top markets, “Hot Bench” has moved to WCBS New York at 4 p.m., KCBS Los Angeles at 3 p.m., WBZ Boston and WFOR Miami at 3 p.m. and KOVR Sacramento at 2 p.m.

“We are proud to have been hearing real cases, resolving litigants’ conflicts and providing transparency into the legal system for 10 engaging seasons,” said David Theodosopoulos, executive producer of “Hot Bench.” “In such a rapidly changing marketplace, we’re confident that with the CBS Stations’ strong support across the country, the success of ‘Hot Bench’ will continue to thrive and be a top performer. We are excited to bring more entertaining and thought-provoking cases to our viewers.”

Season 10 will be led by Judges Yodit Tewolde, Rachel Juarez and Judge Michael Corriero, who will take on small claims cases from courthouses across the country.

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