• Underbelly axed in NZ?

    UPDATED: Underbelly has been axed in New Zealand after poor ratings, only to be reinstated following a viewer outcry. The Dominion Post newspaper reported the series, portraying Melbourne’s grisly underworld murders, had been taken off air from the TV3 station after screening only three episodes. “I can’t confirm at this stage when the show will […]

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  • Road accident strikes Saddle Club family

    The father of Lauren Dixon, re-cast in the lead role of Stevie in the ABC’s Saddle Club, was critically injured in a crash in Victoria on Monday. The Toronto Star reports that Canadian musician Carl Dixon (pictured) was involved in a head-on collision. He was reportedly driving to Daylesford from a recording studio where he […]

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  • When a Chaser meets Newstopia

    Heads up for Chaser fans…. Chris Taylor, currently the only member of the troupe not touring in The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour stage show, will tonight be a guest on Newstopia. Could be fun seeing Micallef and one of the ABC’s naughty boys. 10pm Wednesday on SBS. That is all.

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  • Nine seeks Spiteri case dismissal

    A Federal Court in Sydney will hear an application by the Nine Network to throw out the breach of contract case brought by reporter Christine Spiteri on May 23. Ms Spiteri, 40, is seeking damages of more than $500,000 under the Trade Practices Act after she was told her contract with the network would expire […]

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  • Spoiler: Desperate Housewives

    Here’s some news from the US that started ruminating around April 1st so I ignored it, but now it appears to be firming for Desperate Housewives. Marcia Cross has told viewers on Ellen de Generes about a plan by the show’s writers that will have a major effect on the next season of the ABC […]

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  • The bullied kid with the voice of an angel

    Everybody’s talkin bout the 13yo kid from the British council flats, bullied for his love of singing, who wowed the audience and judges at Britain’s Got Talent. A stunning discovery, no question, that stops you dead in your tracks. The audience was wiping tears, and rising to their feet. The Aussie version of the show […]

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  • Golden pilots coming up

    Here’s one for fans of TV nostalgia. Seven is repeating the classic sitcom The Golden Girls from next week, but the really interesting point is it will kick off with the pilot episode. It’s a rare chance to see how Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia first started out in 1985, at 3pm Monday April 21. […]

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  • Soapie mums play ‘monsters-in-law’

    Spies tell TV Tonight that two veteran Aussie actors are currently filming guest roles for an upcoming episode of All Saints. Penny Cook (A Country Practice, E-Street and recently seen as Prue Brown on Neighbours, mother of Frazer and Ringo) and Anna Hruby (Harp in the South, Prisoner, Fireflies and Home & Away as principal […]

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  • Arrested stars Develop Aussie spin-off

    Former Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler (aka ‘The Fonz’) will voice roles in the animated pilot of Sit Down, Shut Up for FOX. The animation is based on a short-lived Aussie sitcom that once screened on TEN. It is being headed by former Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz. Also joining the […]

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  • Kylie to the Max

    May 28 is Kylie’s 40th birthday and music network MAX are celebrating with a Minogue marathon, and a contest offering two tickets to meet her backstage in Germany. On May 28 MAX has a countdown of the diva’s greatest hits from 10am to 5pm. Then on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1 there is […]

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  • Reality mum has mixed feelings on Nine show

    Rachael Hackney, mother of a My Kid’s a Star contestant, has spoken about her involvement with the Nine reality show. Her nine year old daughter Claudia is the youngest in the show. She spoke about the criticism dished out by the show’s judges, Danny Bonaduce, Marki Costello and Max Markson. “I was always wanting them […]

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  • Get Lost a little longer

    Fans of Lost will be pleased to see the series return to Seven this week (with Grant Bowler guest starring), but even happier to hear the show has been granted an extra hour in its fourth season. That means instead of a two hour finale in the US, it will be three hours, divided across […]

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