• Returning: House

    New episodes of House (currently in repeat) are heading back to TEN from April 30. The thirteenth episode of Season 4 will screen, with production being resumed as a result of the Writer’s Strike. It is being fasttracked by TEN just over 24 hours after screening in the US. This will be the first of […]

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  • Idol dream ends for Michael Johns

    Australia’s Michael Johns has been booted from American Idol. All the judges gave him a huge rap.Randy: “Keep on rockin… you got a future ahead of you, bright baby bright.”Paula: “I’m such a big fan of yours… It’s time to get on with your career. There are people dying to hear from you, it’s time […]

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  • Repeat…Replay…Encore…Axe

    Nine and Seven both have late-scheduled repeats this weekend (networks continue to dub them “Encores” but there’s only one here that could have possibly seen the audience ask for more). Nine will repeat My Kid’s a Star while Seven replays Kate Ritchie’s exit from Home and Away*. My Kid’s a Star will have three, count […]

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  • A new Dance card for Seven hit

    Dancing with the Stars will no longer be produced by Granada International for the Seven Network, but by Freehand Productions. Freehand is a joint company which includes John Gregory, Chris O’Mara and Peter Abbott, Australia’s original Big Brother voice. The company has previously produced Missing Persons Unit, Outback Wildlife Rescue, Skating on Thin Ice, Queer […]

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  • A hard time with Soft Cell

    Updated as hoax: see below Some television ideas are pretty atrocious in their ambitions but a planned “reality series” built around Glenn Wheatley would have to be right up there near the top of the list. Wheatley is currently serving a two and a half year sentence for defrauding the Commonwealth.However, he has been granted […]

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  • Dicko glad to see ‘stupid’ Holden gone

    Anyone would think Idol was nearing rather than Big Brother….. News today has Ian “Dicko” Dickson says slamming former colleague Mark Holden, saying he’s glad the former carnation-toting pop star was voted off. “Mark always tried to turn it into pantomime,” said Dicko, pictured, who also admitted he’ll be happy to steal his culled comrade’s […]

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  • When the Divine Miss M meets the Big O

    Heads up for Bette Midler’s appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. It will screen at 1pm on TEN Monday April 21st. The Divine Miss M chats about turning 60 and preparing for her residency at Caesar’s Palace in The Showgirl Must Go On. “The thing is, when I turned 60, I wasn’t so nervous. But […]

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  • 60 Minutes of cross promotion?

    What on earth is going on with 60 Minutes this year? Their story on incest last week certainly had people talking (and the show has a long history of doing that) even if it did leave out a few “minor” details. The week before it had a profile piece on the lovely Lisa McCune – […]

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  • 2020 Summit live on ABC

    ABC will broadcast the 2020 Summit, principally on its ABC2 channel. The opening and closing ceremonies will screen on ABC1 on April 19/20 and extensive coverage will air live on ABC2 across both days. Kim Dalton, Director of ABC TV said “ABC TV is committed to providing all Australians with the opportunity to engage in […]

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  • Idol backflip: LA auditions cancelled

    Just hours after sending out a Press Release plugging their London and LA Australian Idol talent search, judge Kyle Sandilands has withdrawn from the LA auditions. A TEN spokesperson has said there were scheduling problems. The production being stretched for its London auditions was another big factor, the spokesman added. “London has been massive for […]

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  • Ole! La Telenovela Channel coming soon

    Break out the Kleenex, we’re getting a Telenovela channel! Get ready for stunning girls, hunky guys, and over the top storylines (sounds like Chances all over again!). Latin American broadcaster Globo TV will launch a La Telenovela Channel in Australia. It will target Spanish speaking viewers. “Globo is famous for its telenovelas and its huge […]

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  • Darren and Tina join Idol hunt

    Australian Idol has landed Darren Hayes and Tina Arena as judges for the UK leg of its audition search. They will join with Dicko to search amongst expats living in the UK. He flies out with James Mathison tomorrow. Kyle Sandilands, based in LA with girlfriend Tamara Jaber, host auditions in Hollywood with Andrew G. […]

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