Carolyn's goss this week:
The Walking Dead star dies – The Walking Dead returned for its highly-anticipated ninth season on Monday night, but in some sad news, former star Scott Wilson passed away over the weekend from complications of leukemia. The 76-year-old actor played Hershel Greene from 2011-2014, when he met a rather grissly end courtesy of The Governor. The cast and crew were at New York Comic Con over the weekend, where showrunner Angela Kang coincidentally revealed that several former cast members, including Wilson, had recently reprised their deceased roles – presumably for Andrew Lincoln's big farewell – though we'll have to wait and see in what capacity they turn back up.
Erin Molan resigns with Nine – Last week it was announced that the NRL Footy Show had been cancelled after 25 years on TV. Now, its host Erin Molan has reportedly signed a huge deal to remain with Channel Nine for a further three years. No word yet on where she'll pop up next, however, it has been confirmed that the Sunday Footy Show will return next season, so watch this space...
Gogglebox Australia stars quit! – Gogglebox favourites Wayne and Tom have revealed their plans to leave the show at the end of the current season. The pair are known for delivering hilarious and cutting quips each week, with viewers loving their unfiltered reviews of the shows we're all watching, so their departure will be a huge loss for the series, which is a huge ratings winner for Foxtel's Lifestyle channel. Apparently the couple are keen to "retire, buy a farm and go bush"!
Australian Ninja Warrior is on the move – When the third season of Australian Ninja Warrior begins filming later this year, it will be from its new home of Melbourne. With the assistance of Visit Victoria, the production has relocated, with execs hoping it will breathe new life into the show. Audiences have been told to expect "more excitement, more phenomenal challenges, more heroic Ninjas and more high-quality family viewing" when the show returns.
New series ratings – Two new shows made their debuts on Sunday night, but while one hit all the right notes, the other, not so much. Channel Seven's singing contest All Together Now – The 100 raked in a solid 813,000, which is a pretty decent effort considering it went up against perennial favourite The Block. However, Grant Denyer's new offering Game of Games failed to set the ratings alight, with just 536,000 people tuning in for the local version of Ellen DeGeneres' popular series.
The Bachelorette - to kick off this week amidst controversy! Will there be a boycott?
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