• Superheroes stalled

    Megan Gale will have to wait a little longer to play Wonder Woman. The Justice League of America movie has been shelved indefinitely because the studio has not received the official response it needs on tax breaks for shooting in Australia. There are also unresolved difficulties with the screenplay. The George Miller production was to […]

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  • Party boy drama on SBS

    Just over two weeks ago SBS aired the British-made drama Skins in which a group of teenage friends are the central characters. The show first aired in the UK a year ago. But in what seems like a case of art imitating life, a plot coming up will soon mirror one which has been in […]

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  • Dirt on demand

    The Movie Extra Channel is offering subscribers on Foxtel, Optus and Austar platforms a “Red Button Rewind” feature next month which allows viewers to catch up with previous episodes of Dirt. It will be available to all digital subscribers of the Movie Extra channel. Movie Extra will offer multiple episodes via a ‘mosaic’ menu screen, […]

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  • TEN News moving back to Perth

    The TEN Network is relocating its Perth news bulletin, currently produced in Sydney, back to Western Australia. The network received widespread media attention for its east coast production following the death of newsreader Charmaine Dragun. In Sydney Dragun was said to be experiencing feelings of isolation from family and friends, back in Perth. TEN Perth […]

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  • Airdate: Dexter Series 2

    Showcase has announced it will screen the second series of the ripping Dexter. It will air from 8:30pm Thursday February 21. The drama starring Michael C. Hall last week attracted criticism in Adelaide for a unique marketing campaign on Foxtel. The second series ended in the US late last year. Dexter will also move to […]

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  • Aussie unionist addresses striking writers

    Paul Howes, the national secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, has addressed a writer’s strike picket line outside Rupert Murdoch’s studio in Los Angeles. Howes is in California as part of a delegation of Australian officials and politicians meeting with US counterparts as part of the American Australian Leadership Dialogue. But he took time out […]

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  • Psst, TEN! Here’s a show worth making.

    Last summer TEN screened the US version of So You Think You Can Dance to reasonable ratings. The second season proved more popular for the network. The local version is about to air as one of TEN’s biggest hopes for 2008. So TEN could easily do the same thing with Don’t Forget The Lyrics. Last […]

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  • Good News as McDermott show returns

    Network TEN is reviving Good News Week with Paul McDermott. No doubt this is a response to the lack of commitment from the Working Dog camp who have been evasive on a return for Thank God You’re Here. TEN has also been missing The Panel for some time. The production company who devised Good News […]

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  • Nine moves 7pm comedies

    Nine is moving Two and a Half Men into the 7pm comedy slot later this month. It will take over from King of Queens from Monday January 28. But the episodes remain repeats, from Series 2 Ep 18 “It Was Mame, Mum.” In the US the sitcom is in its fifth season. Nine will still […]

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  • Vale: Brad Renfro

    Actor Brad Renfro has died, aged 25. “I can confirm that Brad Barron Renfro is deceased,” Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter told Reuters. “He was found unresponsive in a residence. Paramedics responded and he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.” His death follows battles with drug addiction in 2006 when he was ordered into a drug […]

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  • It Takes Two loses Kate Ritchie

    The full cast of It Takes Two has been confirmed and along with it, the absence of Kate Ritchie as co-host. Ritchie is now committed to breakfast radio with Nova Sydney. A new co-host for Grant Denyer will be announced soon. This will make the new sidekick the third for Denyer, following Terasa Livingstone in […]

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  • More witnesses emerge in Chaser case

    The case against The Chaser revisited a Sydney court briefly today, but will not be resolved until at least March. The Director of Public Prosecutions had yet to decide whether to go ahead with the case involving a breach of APEC security. New information has come to light in past two days that could increase […]

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