Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson have been announced as Duncan Garner's co-hosts for MediaWorks' new 6-9am weekday news programme, The AM Show.

The show will launch early in 2017, replacing Paul Henry, which finished on December 16.

Mark Richardson, of TV3's The Block New Zealand and The Morning Sound fame, will join the show as sports presenter, while Amanda Gillies - one of New Zealand's most experienced news reporters - will be the newsreader.

The AM Show will retain some attributes of the Paul Henry programme, but with a number of changes and additions.

The AM Show - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 180 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-13

The AM Show - I Am Weasel - Netflix

I Am Weasel is an American animated television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, at the studio of Hanna-Barbera, being the fourth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series centers on I. M. Weasel, a smart, beloved and highly successful weasel, and I. R. Baboon, an unsuccessful, unintelligent baboon who is jealous of Weasel's success and constantly tries to upstage him, usually failing to do so. It was originally a part of Cow and Chicken from 1997 to 1999, often airing as the third of three segments in an episode, after two segments of that show (except in one occurrence, where it aired as a second segment between the two parts of an episode). Eventually, I Am Weasel was spun off into its own series, which aired from June 10, 1999 to early 2000, with both new episodes and the ones that had aired on Cow and Chicken included in this series, totaling 79.

The AM Show - Universe setting - Netflix

While season 1 does not seem to have any link to Cow and Chicken universe, from season 2, I Am Weasel seems to usually happen in the same universe of that show, as characters from that show usually appear, but, in most of the time, in different places. An episode, though, does present it as a TV show airing in Cow and Chicken world, suggesting another universe, but Weasel and I.R. are both taken out of TV after all. The same occurs in another episode, but with the characters in the same universe.

The AM Show - References - Netflix