The King (8:30pm Channel Nine)
City Homicide (8:30pm Channel Seven)
Californication (9:45pm Channel TEN).
All three are free to air premieres, two of them, Australian-made drama (isn’t it always the way?).
Nine is making a major move against the launch of Seven’s new series, with its acclaimed, if controversial, telemovie about the life of Graham Kennedy. It screened on Foxtel earlier this year.
Seven has a lot riding on its expensive new series and will be counting on big interest in the new drama. Attempts to thwart its first night’s viewing will be no surprise to them, but it is unfortunate the battle will see local drama used to undermine local drama. City Homicide will have a 2 hour premiere.
TEN meanwhile will unveil the David Duchovny cable series, Californication, a half-hour series which due to its racy subject matter can’t be screened earlier in the night. With advertisements it will run for 40 minutes. It will be folloewd by the return of The Office.
It’s time to warm up those VCRs, DVD-Rs and PDRs people!
Any tips on which show will top the ratings?
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