• Cracker of a Panel Xmas coming

    The Panel Christmas Wrap is promising a fun-filled line up of laughs and music. “One” of the ladies from Kath & Kim and a second star from Fountain Lakes look set to appear. Julian and Chris from The Chaser are confirmed. Mick Molloy is fronting up. And there is music from Sneaky Sound System (pictured) […]

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  • No deal for Letterman

    David Letterman has failed to reach an agreement with the Writers Guild of America. The CBS host, who runs the production company Worldwide Pants, was hoping to strike a separate deal with the WGA that would allow him to return with writers in January. But talks on Friday stalled. “Representatives from Worldwide Pants and the […]

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  • The Mint answers: We have a winner.

    Stop the press. Somebody solved a Mint puzzle. There has been much talk about unfair puzzles on Nine’s The Mint, especially from readers of this site. The show comprises much of its content by endlessly rejecting callers who never seem able to work out the puzzles -several of which are mathematically, if cryptically, based. The […]

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  • No more Borat

    Sacha Baron Cohen will retire Borat, his ruthlessly inept Kasakhstan journalist that found fame in Da Ali G. Show before hitting the big screen. He admits the character has become too familiar to the public limiting his ability to hide behind the prankster. “When I was being Ali G and Borat, I was in character […]

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  • Playing Scrooge on Eddie

    There’s a pretty harsh satirical article today by Daily Telegraph journo Fiona Connolly which parodies Nine’s troubled year to the concept of the twelve days of xmas. “On the fourth day of Christmas Eddie gave to Gyng: four Bert Newton failures, three high-profile bonings, two unfair dismissals and a lemon of a TV network,” she […]

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  • Two more hosts eye January return

    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will return to US television on January 7, the week after Leno and Conan. “We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence,” Stewart and […]

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  • Silence of the Homers troubles TEN

    Channel TEN has breached the Broadcasting Act by not being thorough enough with its captioning of Simpsons episodes. The Australian Communication and Media Authority has found two episodes aired in May 2007 had inadequate captioning. Commercial television licensees must provide a captioning service for all television programs transmitted during prime viewing hours. In two episodes […]

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  • Returning (again): Nip / Tuck

    This schedule is having more slices and dices than Joan Rivers’ mug. Yes it’s back. Clearly the last plan for a 9:30pm show had a re-think and the show will now replace Weeds‘ (after its season finale), at 10:30pm January 21st -probably a good move. Either that or the Nine programming department heard all the […]

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  • SBS unveils 2008 highlights

    An early xmas gift today from SBS in the form of some news about select highlights for 2008. One of them is the UK drama Sinchronicity, a racy love-triangle drama about “Nathan (who) is on the run from the jealous boyfriend – a bouncer – of a woman who has two vaginas.” The show comes […]

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  • 30 Rocks the Screen Actors Guild nominations

    30 Rock, Ugly Betty and The Sopranos were the big winners in the nominations announced for the Screen Actors Guild awards. Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and the 30 Rock ensemble have been nominated. The Sopranos cast, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco are also up for a gong. Meanwhile both America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams join […]

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  • Hugh Jackman narrates cricket series

    Following on from An Aussie Goes Barmy, Hugh Jackman’s Seed Productions will produce An Aussie Goes Bolly. The six part series narrated by Jackman will follow Gus Worland as he tracks the Australian and Indian cricket teams through India. Worland will travel through Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa and to the Taj Mahal in Agra. It […]

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  • Top Gear meets Evel Knievel

    In a spooky meeting of minds and octane passion, Top Gear’s Richard Hammond met with Evel Knievel for his final interview before his death. Hammond has himself survived a high-speed accident, when he crashed the Vampire Dragster in November 2006 at a speed of over 500km. In the special Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel airing […]

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