• Key Airdates

    This section tracks key airdates in upcoming schedules. When does a show start? When does it end? What about specials? All the essential info can be found here in this archival section! Compass: The Abbey 9:25pm Sun Oct 14Parkinson Final series 10:25pm Sat Oct 27Captain Cook 7:30pm Sun Oct 28The Librarians 9:30pm Wed Oct 31 […]

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  • Ten eyes winning week

    TEN has again scheduled the finale of The Biggest Loser in the same week that Big Brother will start: from April 22. Last year in the simultaneous week, TEN won its first week of national ratings in 12 years. Buoyed by The Biggest Loser, Big Brother, House and Thank God You’re Here it managed a […]

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  • Dr Phil moves office

    Nine’s final episode of Dr Phil will air on Friday April 28. Under TEN’s new deal with CBS, he will then be seen on its network, and according to the website it has already designed, it will air in the same timeslot as it has on Nine: 12pm Monday – Friday. Given Charmed is finishing […]

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  • Micallef’s Newstopia

    Very excited to hear Shaun Micallef is developing a news satire show, Newstopia, for SBS. Micallef is a real talent and his few appearances on Thank God You’re Here really aren’t enough! If this is anything like the biting Daily News with Jon Stewart then we’re in for a treat. Newstopia will be co-written by […]

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  • First Review: Eco House Challenge

    SBS doesn’t often stray into the land of reality, but for the sake of a greener planet it’s happily wearing Eco House Challenge on its green sleeve. Filmed in Perth, this series asks two families to forgo the comforts of modern living: energy, water, transport and waste. This isn’t Earth Hour, it’s Earth Week. After […]

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  • World Premiere: The King

    The World Premiere of The King, the biopic on the late Graham Kennedy, will take place in Melbourne on May 1 by invitation. TV1 has produced the telemovie which it airs on May 20, five days before the anniversary of Kennedy’s death. Nine will screen it sometime afterwards. Actor Stephen Curry (Changi) plays Kennedy and […]

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  • Happy Birthday r-r-r-r-r-r-rage!

    This month Rage celebrates 20 years on the ABC. A long-time favourite amongst music fans, the show has been a video clip staple on Friday and Saturday nights, especially on a landscape where music shows where shunned by TV networks. To celebrate the anniversary, Rage will host a series of archive specials from 1987 – […]

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  • Tench axed? So what’s new?

    It’s a little surprising to read news items this week that David Tench has been axed. Surely this is old news. After all at last November’s launch for TEN in 2007 it was never mentioned: “RETURNING AUSTRALIAN SERIES include: the break-out new hit of 2007, Thank God You’re Here, Rove Live, Bondi Rescue, The Wedge […]

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  • Easter marathon viewing

    Just a reminder there are several Pay TV Marathons for the long weekend worth considering. UK TV has an entire Whodunnit Weekend with a bunch of British mysteries including Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Dalziel and Pascoe, Midsomer Murders and Sherlock Holmes. Sunday afternoon on Showtime is as camp as can be with Can’t […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun Apr / 6 / 7 / 8

    FRIDAY 6 [SBS/7:30pm] Black Coffee – The Irresistible Bean – This fascinating three-part documentary series traces the unique and volatile history of coffee. The first episode explores the origins of coffee in Ethiopia and its triumphant spread over five continents, sparking revolution, controversy, creativity, business and slavery along the way.[SBS/10:00pm] Gay Hollywood – The Last […]

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  • Returning: Jericho. Gone: Veronica Mars.

    Jericho’s nuclear drama will now be seen on Friday nights from April 27, and Veronica Mars appears to have been struck by the fallout. Jericho will screen at 9:30pm following the return of Big Brother Friday Night Live. TEN famously launched the series simultaneously with the US last year. Despite a strong premiere here, the […]

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  • Big Brother week 1 schedule

    TEN is launching Big Brother 7 this month and here is the breakdown of its franchise programs. You heard them here first: Sunday Apr 22.7pm Big Brother. Live. Premiere. (2 hrs) (Traditionally this has never been live but delayed, in order to meet editing deadlines for the first Daily Show on Monday. Is this poetic […]

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