• 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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  • Dannii back to the Bay?

    Dannii Minogue may make a re-appearance on Home and Away as part of the soap’s 20th Birthday Celebrations next year. Minogue appeared as ‘Emma Jackson’ between 1988-1990. Dannii is currently appearing on the UK’s X Factor and locking horns with judge Sharon Osbourne. But she is set to return to the judging seat of Australia’s […]

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  • SBS Summer Schedule

    SBS has released information on its upcoming Summer schedule. It will feature new episodes of Mythbusters, Top Gear, Drawn Together, Newstopia, RocKwiz and Shameless. Its new programming will include a local version of the UK’s Who Do You Think You Are, the racy British teen drama Skins, the observational series Real Top Guns and the […]

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  • Nine axes Viva Laughlin

    Channel Nine has axed one of its brightest new hopes, Viva Laughlin, after just one night. The show struggled last night with only 833,000 viewers. Nine had pinned a lot on the musical mystery when it picked up the show midway through the year. It screened the show only days after its US premiere, which […]

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  • Old tricks beaten by New Tricks

    Commercial network programmers should take another look at Saturday nights. Last week the ABC was booming with an audience for New Tricks and several of its other offerings. It indicates an older and somewhat frustrated audience at home on Saturdays. New Tricks was the top show of the night with 1.36m viewers -the #11th biggest […]

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  • Newsman unhappy at Nine reshuffle

    A recent reshuffle at Nine’s Sydney newsroom which has seen Ian Cook installed as Director of News over John Choufiate is creating headaches for Nine. Choufiate is believed to have quit yesterday. According to the Daily Telegraph a Nine spokesperson said, “the Network is in discussions with John and those discussions are continuing.” According to […]

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