• Kelly a model employee at Nine

    A 24 year old model named Kelly Dahlberg is at the centre of a Nine newsroom backflip which saw her sacked as an assistant only to be reinstated. Dahlberg’s father is a good mate of David Gyngell, says the Daily Telegraph. It’s reporting she was removed from the role in the Sydney newsroom for being […]

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  • It’s Bert vs Patti

    It’s game on for the Newton family. Assuming she doesn’t get booted from Dancing with the Stars anytime soon, Patti Newton will soon find herself competing with hubby Bert. Nine is returning new episodes of 20 to 1 in its favoured 7:30pm Tuesday timeslot from October 30. The scheduling puts the Nine show head to […]

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  • Gone: Las Vegas

    The last spin of the Montecito’s roulette wheel will turn on Wednesday Oct 31 at 8:30pm. Seven is halting Las Vegas at Season 4 at episode 14, “The Burning Bedouin” in Sydney and 13 “Pharoah Nuff” in Melbourne. Figures for the series have been regularly disappointing in the tough Wednesday slot. Last night the series […]

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  • New entertainment boss for ABC

    The ABC has appointed producer Amanda Duthie as its new Head of ABC TV’s Arts, Entertainment & Comedy. Duthie has been Executive Producer of At the Movies, The New Inventors, First Tuesday Book Club, Painting Australia, jtv, and Spy Shop, and documentaries including Girl in a Mirror, 900 Neighbours, and Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and […]

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  • Summer Programming

    Networks are already starting to map out their programme highlights for summer and ABC is first off the rank with some enticing goodies! The broadcaster will screen a number of specials and comedies that feature some well-known ABC favourites including Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumely, Matt Lucas, the Choir of Hard Knocks, John Clarke […]

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  • 60 Minutes to air Debate

    Nine has confirmed it will air the Debate between Howard and Rudd this Sunday night, even though Rudd is yet to agree to it. Unofficially the Press Club-hosted affair will be moderated by Sky News‘ David Speers with a 5 member journalist panel. The panel is expected to comprise 1 representative each from the ABC, […]

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  • Ellen breaks down on air

    Ellen de Generes opened her show in tears this week, unable to control her emotions over a family pet which was returned to animal welfare, and taken away from some kids. What the? It’s quite a performance by de Generes who weeps openly on air, unable to kick off the show with her usual zest. […]

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  • Chaser song off key

    This week’s Chaser controversy (!) centres around the Eulogy Song that Andrew Hansen performed last night. Press and radio are already pointing the nasty finger accusing the team of tasteless humour. In the song, Hansen sang about celebrities who were elevated after death. It was quite a roll call: Steve Irwin, Princess Diana, Stan Zemanek, […]

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  • Prison Break ‘fasttrack’ paused

    Australian viewers are about to get a rude lesson in the downside to ‘fast-tracking.’ All three commercial networks have made a fuss about airing episodes almost immediately after their American screenings. House, Life, My Name is Earl, Bionic Woman, Heroes are all aired here almost all within the week of their US release. Viva Laughlin […]

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  • Gone: Weeds, Playboy Mansion.

    Nine is pulling out its Weeds. As previously reported Weeds was not to air next Monday night due to Nine’s new Monday programming of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Viva Laughlin and the movie Monster in Law. That’s fair enough as a one-off event. But now the network has decided another movie will replace […]

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  • Gone: Veronica Mars

    TEN programmers can’t be having a good day today. After deciding to drop Smallville from the schedule, it now looks like the return of Veronica Mars has had a re-think. Until today it was due to return next Friday October 26 at the too-late-time of 11:05pm. That’s now off the table, with the timeslot given […]

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  • Gone: Smallville

    Faster than a speeding bullet, TEN is dropping Smallville. After returning it to schedule at 6:30pm Saturdays only 3 weeks ago, the network has chosen to remove it, effective from October 27. It will be replaced by Deadliest Catch, which currently screens after it, to make room for Saturday night movies. The move continues an […]

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