The Project: July 2 – 7

Next week: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Hayley Atwell, Cate Blanchett, Warwick Thornton, Dolly Parton and G Flip.

Next week on The Project are Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Hayley Atwell, Cate Blanchett, Warwick Thornton, Dolly Parton and G Flip.

In an Australian television first, don’t miss The Sunday Project as international action superstar Tom Cruise joins us in our Sydney studio to chat about reprising his role as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. The Mission: Impossible star power continues when co-stars Simon Pegg and Hayley Atwell also join us Sunday night ahead of the film’s premiere.

Then catch the Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One premiere in Sydney, as Georgie Tunny and Hamish Macdonald bring all the colour, excitement and celebrity interviews live from the red carpet on Monday.

The stars keep coming on Tuesday when Hamish chats to actress Cate Blanchett and writer-director Warwick Thornton about their new film The New Boy, and Waleed Aly speaks to country singing sensation Dolly Parton about her highly anticipated new album Rockstar in her only Australian prime time interview on Wednesday.

Wrapping up the week, G Flip joins us at the desk on Friday ahead of their upcoming Aussie tour.

6:30pm Sunday – Friday on 10.

6 Responses

  1. The Project is the best of the worst in terms of promotion, other than breakfast TV or radio. Though you’d have to think twice given the strong political leanings and disproportionate political coverage of The Project and legal controversies. It could backfire and alienate fans. That’s the risk. It’s safer to go on The Morning Show or Studio 10.

    This begs the question as to why there is no non-political celebrity show in Australia, like Entertainment Tonight etc. It could be supplementary morning show programming. A half hour dedicated to the celebrity reporters and the gateway to the stars.

  2. You seem to be contradicting yourself. 🙄

    First you say The Project only landed Cruise because MI7 is Paramount, then you say there’s really no viable alternative except breakfast TV, which you say yourself isn’t a good idea.

    It’s easy to be an armchair critic, but maybe try to make sense? 🤨

    Cruise is on The Project because that is the best show to promote his movie in Australian FTA TV. If you disagree, name your alternative.

  3. The only reason this is happening is because it a Paramount picture. I cannot see any PR agency pushing to go on The Project to promote anything given that next to no-one watches the show. There was not massive or minor bump in ratings for last Thursday show when it was the Barbie movie takeover.

    The only advantage that The Project has is there are no other night-time shows that promoters can push talent to. The only other option is breakfast TV and for all the talk of the ratings for breakfast TV, it is a transient audience and very few people watch the whole show.

    1. Project has movie / music talent just about every week I’d say, it’s not like there is a shortage of candidates. Project is about 4th highest show on the network (which yes speaks to other problems), but the reach goes beyond overnights, especially with socials. That’s gotta be of value to marketing / publicity when getting a message out.

      1. ‘7.30’ does a bit of star/film promotional stuff but not on a very regular basis-no tonight style programs here, unlike the UK or US (usually).

  4. This wouldn’t be a Paramount picture would it?…Oh gee, fancy that. How much did the left hand pay the right hand for all of that publicity?

Leave a Reply