• First Review: Sea Patrol

    Given Border Security has become one of TV’s most successful brands, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to capitalise on the interest as a weekly drama. The opening scene of Sea Patrol jumps right into the action as the crew of HMAS Hammersley are about to board an illegal fishing vessel. […]

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  • 1 vs the Kids

    Two more shows coming up on Nine illustrate further interest in braniac kids on television. Nine will air I Am a Child Genius, a special looking at smart kids, including a 3yo member of MENSA, a 6yo who players poker online (how healthy isn’t that?) and a child who published their first book at 8. […]

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  • More Heroes in 07

    Hot on the heels of Nine and TEN premiering new US seasons this year (Damages / Californication) Seven will deliver new season of Heroes and Prison Break just days after their American airing. The shows kick off in the US on Sept 24 and August 29 respectively. Seven has also picked up Mark Philippoussis’ Age […]

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  • Wiggle to front Seven show.

    Seven has announced a new observational series, RSPCA Animal Rescue. “Blue Wiggle” Anthony Field will present the show which looks at veterinarians and the challenges faced by the RSCPA. Field promises, a “rollercoaster of emotions watching the stories unfold on this series, particularly those with neglected animals.” It was filmed in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. […]

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  • Californication to air in 2007

    Ten has confirmed a 2007 launch of Showtime’s upcoming US series, Californication. In a line-up announcement for the second part of 2007 Ten will also have another attempt at the US series of The Office. Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader will launch in September from Roving Enterprises. Ten will also revisit The Office […]

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  • Ratings Week 26

    Saturday:1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,269,0002 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,170,0003 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1,142,0004 Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Nine 1,124,0005 The Great Outdoors Seven 995,0006 ABC News-Sat ABC 965,0007 Doctor Who ABC 928,000Friday:1 Seven News Seven 1,453,0002 Nine News Nine 1,292,0003 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,261,0004 Today […]

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  • Mon June 25

    [Seven/8:30pm] Desperate Housewives. “Gossip.” Gaby’s engagement party is upstaged by an unexpected announcement. The neighbourhood is full of gossip about the dead body found in a Wisteria Lane home. Susan gets help as she if faced with the hardest decision of her life. [Seven/9:30pm] Brothers and Sisters. “Bad News” Sarah finds it very difficult to […]

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  • Morning glory caps Seven win

    Seven’s new Morning Show stormed over its opposition in Week 25, a familiar scenario to the networks at large this year. Seven won the week with a 28.7% share to Nine’s 27.9%, TEN’s 21.3%, ABC’s 16.8% and SBS’ 5.2%. Seven won all cities except Brisvegas with national wins on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Nine won […]

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  • Mr Sour Grapes

    He’s at it again. Isaiah Washington now says ABC fired the wrong guy. They should have really fired T.R. Knight from Grey’s Anatomy. Yep, the very target of his homophobic attack. And why? Because, according to Washington, T.R. Knight lied when telling Ellen De Generes about the incident during her talk show. This guy just […]

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  • Nine offers Sea Patrol online

    Nine will offer the entire premiere episode of Sea Patrol online as a free download three days before it airs on Free to Air television. In a first for an Australian drama, the network is hoping to create a buzz and cross-promote the series for maximum effect. The episode will be available from 6pm Monday […]

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  • Changes at STW9 Perth

    The new boss at STW9 Perth is flagging possible changes for the Nine affiliate including selling off the news helicopter and a possible line-up change for the news team. “They’ve gone through two years of uncertainty with the takeover and they’ve done a fantastic job, the presenters,” George Papadopoulos told Southern Cross Broadcasting. “I wouldn’t […]

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  • Brief: Sea Patrol

    Just taken my first look at Sea Patrol. It’s very good. Should do very well for Nine and kick off a new long-running franchise. Also very traditional in its storytelling which is a safe move by the producers. The choices seem to be shooting for a broad audience…. Full review to follow early in the […]

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