• Kelsey Grammer sitcom greenlighted

    Kelsey Grammer’s new sitcom Back To You is the latest series to win a full season in the US. Grammer appears alongside Patricia Heaton as squabbling news co-anchors. Under Exec Producer James Burrows it is a traditional sitcom with a live audience, something of a rarity nowadays. FOX’s approval takes the series run to 24 […]

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  • TEN snips Californication scene

    The TEN Network has made an edit to next Monday’s episode of Californication in order to meet classification rulings. The episode “The Devil’s Threesome” includes a sizzling sex scene between David Duchovny, Evan Handler and a female. The actress plays a character the two men pick up at a gym, and is invited back to […]

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  • ABC chases ratings

    The ABC put in another solid Wednesday performance last night, with Spicks and Specks, The Chaser and Summer Heights High all winning their timeslots and taking out the top 3 positions of the night. The Chaser was the top show of the evening with 1.64m viewers. In Sydney the network was less than 1% away […]

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  • Viva sings one last time.

    Hard to know what’s behind a last minute move to screen the second -and final- episode of Viva Laughlin next Monday night. Nine has decided to screen its remaining ep at 10:35pm. Two days ago it was going with Extreme Makeover but not anymore. So if you missed all the fuss, you can check it […]

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  • Aussie actor gets Restless

    Former Home and Away actor Daniel Goddard is about to hit Aussie screens as a regular in The Young and the Restless. Goddard plays the “mysterious and handsome Australian bartender, Cane Ashby, who arrives in Genoa City looking for his birth mother.” His debut will screen at 12pm Thursday November 1st on the W Channel. […]

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  • Ten joins Austar platform

    Network TEN is joining the Austar platform. It follows an agreement to broadcast via Foxtel earlier this year. “We are delighted to join AUSTAR in giving their customers simple access to TEN’s crystal clear SD digital signal and all the benefits of TEN’s full integration into the AUSTAR EPG and soon to-launch MySTAR service,” said […]

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  • Break for Seven’s Prison series explained

    Last week TV Tonight told you that Prison Break’s fasttracking would be paused, replaced with Criminal Minds. In the US, the FOX drama had 2 weeks off air. I also told you that Las Vegas was finishing up in the Wednesday 8:30pm timeslot. Now I can tell you that from Wed Nov 7 Criminal Minds […]

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  • Returning: Weeds, Playboy Mansion (yes, really!)

    Yes you heard it here first! Weeds is coming back to Nine! After dropping the show as part of its renewed Monday scheduling, Nine is returning the Showtime drama from 10:45pm Monday November 5. It will be followed by the return of Girls of the Playboy Mansion. Nine is licking its wounds over the failure […]

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  • AFI Nominees announced

    He is gone but not entirely forgotten. David Tench Tonight has been nominated for an AFI Award. Tench competes with Wilfred and Supernova for Best Performance in a Comedy (TV). Announced in Sydney today, the big winner in TV nods is Bastard Boys which has 6 nominations. Others with several in contention include Wilfred, Love […]

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  • Meakin appeals driving charge

    Seven News boss Peter Meakin is appealing the dangerous driving conviction and two sentences that he received in May. His counsel claims the magistrate made errors in law. Meakin was charged with drink driving and dangerous driving after he was pulled over last October. He was sentenced to a fixed jail term of six months […]

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  • Pushing Daisies wins full season

    Some good news today for Channel Nine with US series Pushing Daisies winning a full season from ABC. The offbeat drama tells the story of Ned, a pie maker who has the unique ability of being able to bring back the dead with the touch of his finger. But with that comes the downside that […]

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  • For ‘Dicko’ its all about the name

    The US reviews for Next Great American Band have been mixed since its premiere last Friday. Most of the comments about Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson kept returning to his name…. “If there’s a bigger indignity than being judged by a grown man named “Dicko,” by the way, it’s hard to think of off hand,” said Variety. […]

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