• Anna Coren for TT

    In something of an anti-climax, Seven has gone and announced Anna Coren as the permanent host for Today Tonight. This follows unclear noises from Seven over summer about whether Coren would inherit the gig. Hopes for a male host have been dashed. I would have liked TT to have a point of difference from ACA. […]

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  • Mon Jan 29

    [Nine/7:00pm] Temptation. New Series. [Nine/7:30pm] Ocean’s Deadliest. Irwin’s final doco. [Nine/8:30pm] 1 vs 100. Premiere. Are you ready for Eddie? The Age reckons this show is so big it needed to shoot at Seven’s Docklands Studios. Wrong. Central City Studios isn’t owned by Seven. Bit of a blunder there. [Nine/9:30pm] Justice. Premiere. “Sneak Peek” Pretty […]

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  • Fans in revolt at 9 changes

    Having a messageboard may backfire for Nine at least if some of these comments are anything to go by. Pausing Nip / Tuck and dropping The Young & The Restless has fans fired up, and they’re not afraid to use MSN to say so. “Congrats Channel 9. You have replaced Nip/Tuck with a show which […]

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  • Yeh but no but look at me

    Yesterday on JOY 94.9 guest Bob Downe, aka Mark Trevorrow, told how a Who’s Who had rolled up to his cabaret show as part of the Midsumma Festival: Matt Lucas, Gina Riley, Jane Turner and Magda Szubanski. Lucas, who is touring Oz with his stage version of Little Britain (which I’m catching this week) is […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun Jan 26 / 27 / 28

    FRIDAY 26[Ten/4:30pm] Australian Of The Year Awards. Happy Australia Day everyone. Ten gets in on the act once more with the lovely Sandra Sully on hand to assist.[Ten/7:30pm] Smallville “Fragile.”[Ten/10:35pm] Veronica Mars “The Quick And The Wed”[ABC/8:30pm] Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is enjoying a country weekend and observes the strange family of […]

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  • First Review: The Biggest Loser

    I must admit I was never a big follower of The Biggest Loser and I’m probably not likely to be again. It’s just a concept I don’t care for, but clearly plenty of Aussies do. The show was a surprise hit for Ten in 2006, and I for one doubted they could wring nightly storylines […]

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  • Thu Jan 25

    [ABC/9:30pm] The Archive Project. The Realist Film Unit in Cold War Australia… A foundational moment in Australian independent film is explored through Melbourne’s Realist film movement and the cultural cold war of the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Melbourne Realists were ‘activist’ filmmakers supporting labour movement, housing and peace campaigns. They introduced Australian audiences […]

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  • Foxtel gets Young & Restless

    Foxtel wasted no time in nabbing The Young and the Restless after the Nine Network decided to let the show go. Nine has had to make way for The Catch-Up and has ended 31 years of soap glory. The loss of the long running drama will be followed by the exit of Dr Phil after […]

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  • Judge rules Chaser not funny

    A Sydney magistrate has ruled The Chaser’s Chas Licciardello was only joking when he tried to sell fake weaponry at a Sydney football match. She threw the case out of court. But she also didn’t find the joke very funny adding,”The fact that for some people the joke wasn’t to their liking doesn’t prove that […]

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  • Nine Catches Up with The View

    Libby Gore should make a welcome return to our screens as one of four new faces on The Catch-Up, Nine’s new daytime copy of The View (at least that’s what we suspect). This was last mooted as The Watercooler for Liz Hayes, but never eventuated. Personally I think it’s a good idea, if the mix […]

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  • What’s new?

    More new timeslots have been announced, and more importantly, many TBA holes are appearing in the week of Feb 4, notably on weeknights for Seven and Nine. It means they have big guns they are holding off revealing until the last minute. Meanwhile here is what is new and confirmed for that week: TEN:Sunday Feb […]

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  • Wed Jan 24

    [ABC/8:35pm] Monster By Dylan Moran is a 90 minute stand-up comedy special from the star of Black Books, Dylan Moran. Recorded in Dublin, Moran’s musings cover the way we live, the amount of time we spend eating and the virtues of living well. He discusses all manner of issues – from getting older to the […]

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