• Seven signs NBCU deal

    The Seven Network has signed another licensing deal with NBC Universal Television. The deal allows Seven to continue airing NBC Universal programming including Heroes, Bionic Woman, 30 Rock and Las Vegas, as well as the upcoming Brooke Shields series Lipstick Jungle. It also supplies Seven with movies including American Gangster, Atonement, The Bourne Ultimatum, Evan […]

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  • Seven actor out of the closet

    Network Seven personality Tim Campbell has responded to recent media gossip that linked him to Anthony Callea, by acknowledging he is gay. He says he is just mates with newly-single Callea.The former Home and Away actor told The Advertiser, “(Anthony and I) are mates – he’s had his rough trot, I’m going through a rough […]

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  • Drama boss quits SBS for ABC

    Debbie Lee a key Drama Executive with SBS has quit to join the ABC. Lee has been with SBSi for nine years and commissioned such successes as Wilfred, The Circuit, two series for John Safran and the AFI winning film The Home Song Stories. Lee becomes an Executive Producer for ABC Arts, Entertainment and Comedy. […]

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  • Big Shots off target

    American dramedy Big Shots has misfired with audiences and is being pulled from ABC’s schedule – and that spells trouble for Channel Nine. Starring Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott, it follows four friends as dysfunctional CEOs who “take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other.” Yep, it’s secret […]

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  • Melbourne goes to war

    Shooting continues in Melbourne on the HBO series The Pacific. On Monday the Spielberg / Hanks produced series was filming at South Melbourne’s Railway Hotel and Melbourne High School. More than 50 students doubled as a parade of young marines. They were about about $350 for 10 – 12 hours on set. Other students from […]

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  • Proudly Out and still About

    The Australian-produced gay travel TV series Out and About is having its second season on subscription TV this month. But Foxtel has dropped its priority for the series, moving it from an evening timeslot on Arena to Saturday afternoons on the Bio Channel. It launches at 5pm this Saturday with an episode on Portland, Oregon. […]

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  • Farewell Vicar of Dibley

    Classic comedy The Vicar of Dibley signs off with two Christmas specials filmed in 2006, in which the Rev. Geraldene Granger falls for a dashing new visitor to the village. What follows is one of the best visual gags on telly all year. If you intend to watch the show then don’t click ‘play’, but […]

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  • Totally Wild Sport for Wes

    Totally Wild presenter and former Big Brother contestant Wes Denning will read sport in Brisbane in the absence of Peter O’Dempsey and Michael Voss. Denning may become a permanent fill-in during holiday season. “I’ve always wanted to be a sports reporter and this a chance to move into that area,” Wes told QConfidential. “There’s a […]

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  • Nine uncovers prison files

    The Nine Network is set to publish details of alleged sexual misconduct by prison officers. Nine obtained the Corrections Victoria documents earlier this year via Justice Victoria human error. It then advised the State Government which ordered a Supreme Court injunction barring publication. A six day hearing has resulted in a magistrate allowing the publication […]

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  • Magic dying on Passions

    It was cancelled by NBC earlier this year, then it moved to satellite network DirecTV in September, but now the future of that bewitching soap, Passions, is under a spell. The show starring Juliet Mills is currently due to wrap production in March. DirecTV plans to air new episodes through to August. Now it will […]

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  • Amazing Race wins 13th season

    Phil Keoghan has just had his frequent flyer points boosted. CBS is ordering another series of The Amazing Race. When Viva Laughlin bombed in the US, the network moved TAR forward. Its 12th season has improved on viewers, averaging 12m per week, its best since 2005. In Australia the Seven Network is currently screening Series […]

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  • NYE 08: Fireworks over the TV

    Network TEN will again screen the New Year’s Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour. They will be hosted by Kim Watkins and Andrew G with performances by Sarah Blasko, Natalie Gauci and Amy Pearson. Last year the TEN telecast copped a lot of criticism for some of the live commentary. A promotion for Priscilla the Musical, […]

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