• Sony BMG signs Corby

    Australian Idol runner-up Matt Corby will sign with Sony BMG on Tuesday. He will release a single next year and possibly an album, depending on its reception. The album released by Natalie Gauci is the first time a debut album from an Idol winner has not reached number one. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, […]

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  • Queen Cate narrates royal doco

    Cate Blanchett will narrate a six part series, A Year with the Royal Family for Nine next year. The Aussie actress, who has twice portrayed Elizabeth I, is now the co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company, allowing more time in her schedule to be based in Oz. Nine has previously announced the series Monarchy, […]

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  • Sunrise weather girl moves on

    Bubbly Monique Wright will finish up as weathergirl with Sunrise this week after just under a year. Instead she will focus on the new evening chat show The Nightcap being readied for 7HD. Wright will also replace Kylie Gillies over summer on The Morning Show. Wright replaced Grant Denyer in January, but intends to remain […]

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  • TEN HD launches

    Congratulations to Network TEN on the long-awaited launch of its second channel, TEN HD today. The first show broadcast in HD will be Totally Wild-Antarctica at 5pm. A number of visitors to this site have complained about the imposing size of the watermark logo (which looks painfully like ABC HD) so hopefully TEN will find […]

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  • Westacott to fight sexism claims

    Channel Nine News boss will fight accusations of sexism being leveled by former reporter Christine Spiteri with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The hearing due this week is expected to hear claims Westacott said female staff would only succeed if they had “F***ability.” Another female reporter told the Daily Telegraph Westacott said, “I […]

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  • Georgie Parker to host Animal Emergency

    Gold Logie winner Georgie Parker will return to the Nine Network to narrate upcoming observational series Animal Emergency. Parker last appeared at Nine on the ill-fated Clever. She has also narrated Medical Emergency for Seven. “Animal Emergency (edit) will appeal to anyone with a heart,” Parker told the Herald Sun. “It will touch viewers on […]

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  • Ratings roof collapses on Neighbours

    Next year TEN might want to re-think its habit of concluding Neighbours out of ratings season. It’s finale on Friday night only attracted 600,000 viewers, a pitiful effort for such an important episode. Both Today Tonight and A Current Affair had over 1m. Significantly, on one night in the final week of ratings the show […]

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  • Lost heads up ABC’s sweeps

    America’s ABC network has finally released details of its February sweeps schedule, indicating how it has adjusted to the writers’ strike. Signficantly, it is not holding off on Lost, as FOX has opted with 24. Writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said they prefer the 16 eps to run in a block, but despite […]

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  • NZ duo get WGA nomination

    Despite their ongoing strike, the WGA is proceeding with their annual awards that acknowledge excellence in writing. In television, this week they nominated Flight of the Conchords by the NZ comedy duo for Best Comedy series. They will compete with Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, The Office and 30 Rock. It is also nominated for Best […]

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  • Gladiators charging audience for tickets

    Seven’s new version of Gladiators is not off to a good start with news it is charging audience members for the privilege of attending. “At just $5 a ticket, it’s a great family outing for the school holidays and a perfect Christmas gift that everyone will enjoy,” says the Gladiators website. Talk about a king […]

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  • Who’s ya friend when things get tough?

    I can barely contain my excitement. The ABC is set to screen the 1972 feature film version of H.R. Pufnstuf! This classic kids TV show made from 1969 – 1972 was an absolute treat brimming in colour, camp characters, and psychedelic concepts. Were Sid and Marty Krofft on dope when they devised the inhabitants of […]

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  • Who: Voyage of the Damned trailer

    A new trailer has emerged for the Doctor Who Christmas Special. As we already know, the story finds the Doctor alongside one Kylie Minogue aboard the Titanic. Kylie plays a waitress on the ill fated ship. ‘Voyage of the Damned’ airs Xmas Day in the UK. No word on Oz yet.

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