• Airdate: The Zoo, Bush Doctors

    At the risk of saturating the market with yet more observational docos, Seven will add two more to the marketplace from Sunday February 3. Melissa Doyle will narrate The Zoo at 6:30pm. It’s followed by Jolene Anderson narrating Bush Doctors at 7pm. They are followed by a repeat of Kath and Kim and the premiere […]

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  • Returning: Dateline

    Australia’s longest-running international current affairs show, Dateline returns 8:30pm Wednesday February 6 to SBS. George Negus again fronts the show, now in its 24th year. In the opening episode the series looks at the US Election. Mark Davis goes inside both Democratic and Republican camps, but particularly the Republicans. The show turns a modest budget […]

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  • ABC to screen Stupid, Stupid Man

    The ABC is set to screen Pay TV comedy, Stupid, Stupid Man. The TV1 sitcom is will air from 9pm Wednesday February 20. The series, currently in its second season on Pay TV, is a comedy about the editorial staff of a men’s magazine, COQ. It stars Wayne Hope (The Librarians), Matthew Newton, Bob Franklin […]

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  • Gone: ER, Moonlight, Men in Trees, Closer.

    Alex O’Loughlin may be left to wander the streets at night. Nine is taking Moonlight, ER, Men in Trees, You Are What You Eat and Turn Back Your Body Clock out of schedule on Wednesday 6th February. No replacement timeslots have yet been issued. It was never going to be an easy transition from summer […]

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  • Returning: Getaway, RPA, The Gift, CSI: NY

    Nine is bringing back several of its most popular franchises a week before ratings start. Getaway resumes its traditional Thursday 7:30pm timeslot. Although Catriona Rowntree is said to be giving some focus to her hosting duties on The Chopping Block she is still listed in the first episode, on Thursday February 7. No doubt these […]

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  • Airdate: A Year with the Royal Family, Rapid Response

    Nine has unveiled plans for two of its new observational series, A Year with the Royal Family and Rapid Response. The UK documentary series that looks at a year in the life of the Royal Family will premiere at 7:30pm Monday Feb 4. In Britain it was narrated by actor Tim Piggott-Smith, but Australia will […]

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  • jtv rebrands as triple j tv

    The ABC’s youth network jtv is re-branding as triple j tv. The ABC says, “triple j is no longer just a radio station. It’s a portal to all the music, comedy and current affairs that Australia’s youth can handle. In 2008, triple j and its talented crop of presenters and guests will continue to bring […]

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  • Airdate: Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters

    In 2008 Channel Seven continues to ask media to observe programming embargos but then goes ahead and plugs the information itself. Why? Either the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, or it’s a ploy simply designed to allow the network to launch the info first. I’m guessing it’s the former. This […]

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  • Sunday set for early starts

    Speculation today that Nine’s Sunday programme is to pit itself against Weekend Sunrise by moving timeslots. Crikey reports that the flagship current affairs show will air between 7:30 and 9:30 am upon its return. That allows the show a 30 minute head start on Seven. The gossip column says a new sports program will be […]

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  • Heath Ledger film tribute to air

    Responding to today‚Äôs tragic news of the passing of Heath Ledger, Movie One will pay tribute to his life by screening a selection of his films. At 8:30pm tonight it will screen Casanova plus Ten Things I Hate About You at 10:20pm. On Saturday it will air four Ledger movies, back to back: Ten Things […]

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  • TEN Head of Drama quits

    Sue Masters, head of drama at Network TEN has quit. She leaves in January. Masters, who was with the ABC before TEN, had commissioned The Secret Life of Us, White Collar Blue, Tripping Over, and The Surgeon, telemovies such as: BlackJack, Temptation, Go Big and Small Claims; and acclaimed miniseries: My Brother Jack, After the […]

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  • Vale: Heath Ledger dead

    Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let him know the masseuse had […]

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