• Axed: Power of Ten

    What percentage of Australians thought the Power of Ten was a good idea? Well, it’s hard to say what the percentage was but 521,000 wasn’t enough to keep the show going. Nine has pulled it after just two episodes, the same life-span of Monster House. Remaining episodes of the series, hosted by Steve Jacobs (who […]

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  • …and next up, the Fugly Awards

    And with the Logie Nominations out of the way, next cab off the rank is television’s own raspberries: The Fugly Awards. Set to kick off on April 11, these snarky awards have been building since 2002 when they first started as a bit of a joke. They have since attracted 86,975 votes in 5 years. […]

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  • Underbelly inks international deal

    A few months ago I told you Underbelly had stitched up UK Distributor Portman Film & Television to represent it internationally. Now Portman has joined with Fox International to screen the hit drama in UK, Italy, the Balkans, Korea, Pan-Asia, Portugal, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. CEO David Gyngell, said: ‚ÄúThis deal is testament to […]

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  • "It’s Sophie Monk!"

    Sophie Monk trying to look hidden with her new pal Ryan Seacrest leaving an LA nightclub…. Former reality / talent contestant dates current reality / talent host?

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  • Madonna tour announcement?

    Madonna fans set your alarm for Sunrise tomorrow morning. Madonna chats exclusively to the Seven brekkie show in an interview with Sonia Kruger. While she chats about married life, TV Tonight hears there is also a message for fans awaiting news of an Aussie tour. It’s been too long, Madge! The segment will air sometime […]

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  • Nine needs to move on Powerless show

    The horrific figures for Power of Ten last night, just 521,000 have guaranteed it will have to exit its high-profile timeslot. The show was thumped by a repeat of Border Security (1.79m), So You Think You Can Dance Australia (1.24m), Australian Story (1.32m) and even beaten by The 7:30 Report (932,000). The Nine game show […]

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  • Moment of cancellation

    Nine’s local version of Moment of Truth is officially “on hold.” This unsurprising news follows lacklustre ratings for the US series which airs tonight. Last week Nine screened the notorious ep in which a woman effectively detonated her marriage live on national TV. It gained a modest increase for Nine but without any significant ammo […]

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  • Airdate: John from Cincinnati

    HBO’s ‘surf-noir’ drama John from Cincinnati is to screen on the Showcase channel. Penned by Deadwood creator David Milch, it deals with “a strange young man of mysterious origin and the effect he has on a dysfunctional family of professional surfers and their community.” The series stars Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca de Mornay while Luke […]

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  • Stamping out our history

    Actor Scott McGregor will host a The Stamp of Austalia, a documentary series looking at the history of Aussie stamps for the History Channel. It will chronicle Australia’s history through the role of the post office over the past 200 years from the first letters that arrived in the colony in 1790, the first post […]

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  • Airdate: Price is Right (US)

    Drew Carey, come on down! America’s longest running game show, The Price is Right is to screen on Aussie television on the W Channel. Carey replaced Bob Barker last year after his staggering 35 year stint. There had been talk Rosie O’Donnell might take the gig, but alas, it didn’t work out. The show has […]

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  • 2008 Logies: Who missed out?

    Sonia Kruger, Daryl Somers, Andrew O’Keefe, Shane Bourne, Jackie Woodburne, Eddie McGuire, Gretel Killeen, Andrew G, Noni Hazelhurst, Nadine Garner, Bert Newton, Julia Zemiro, David Koch, Claudia Karvan, Gina Riley, Jane Turner – they are all in esteemed company: performers who missed out on an individual popularity vote in today’s 2008 Logie nominations. Some of […]

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  • Kyle calls Rove a "spiteful little arsehole"

    This morning Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O had a phone interview with Rove on his nomination for the Gold Logie on their radio show. But despite both working for the same network, Sandilands don’t seem to think much of McManus. After both joked about a prickly relationship all seemed to be going well. When the […]

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