Rove’s back with ROVE LA

Rove McManus has been off Australian telly since his successful Rove Live ended  in 2009. Instead of staying in Australia and doing the same old same old, he decided to move Stateside and try his luck there.

After a year in LA, Rove is coming back to Fox 8 (Australian television) with his new LA based chat show show Rove LA.

Rove LA, is not too dissimilar to Rove Live, in that Rove will host the show, chat to Hollywood stars (the fact that the show is based in LA means that the calibre of guests he has access too is greater than what he had in Australia), and it will be filmed in front of a live audience.

However, Rove told that there will be a different feel to Rove LA, “the starting point for me with Rove LA was the end point of where the show used to be (the Channel 10 show’s final segment involved all its guests gathered in an informal setting). The first thing I wanted with the new show was for it to feel quite loose. There will still be a structure, but I want the freedom to allow the show to just go anywhere.”

The calibre of stars on the first 2 shows are quite impressive. Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara, Friends’ Lisa Kudrow and comedian Kathy Griffin will appear on the first Rove LA. The second show will see Rove chatting to  Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn.

Not only is Rove coming back to Fox 8 in Australia but, we, over here in Ireland/UK will also get to see his show when it debuts on E!

Rove is one of the most likeable guys on Australian telly, so it’s good to see him back and great to see him on this side of the world too! I really do hope that this show is a success for him and who knows, this may also lead to him getting his own show on an US cable network – something he really wants to do.

Rove LA premieres in Australia on Fox 8 on Monday 19 September at 8.30 and in Ireland/UK on E! Tuesday 20 September at 10pm.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂


About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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1 Response to Rove’s back with ROVE LA

  1. Rob says:

    Just been to the taping of the first show, Rove was on top form, show very similar to Rove Live, his fans should enjoy, was a funny night. Great to see he’ll finally be seen in the UK too at last!

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