• 60 Minutes announces new producers

    John Westacott, formerly running 60 Minutes and now promoted to Nine’s News and Current Affairs boss, has announced promotions within the programme.They are Hamish Thomson, who moves from Supervising Producer to Executive Producer and Stephen Taylor who moves from Producer to Supervising Producer.The two new roles take effect immediately. Press Release:John Westacott, Director of News […]

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  • Foxtel gets Dirty

    The Movie Extra channel has announced it is picking up Courtney Cox’s series, Dirt.Produced by FX Networks (Nip / Tuck , Damages) the series depicts Cox as a gossip mag editor. In the first series, Cox also featured a same-sex kiss with former Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston. Produced with her husband David Arquette, it will […]

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  • Burke back in Nine’s yard

    Don Burke is patching up a long rift with the Nine Network by shooting a yet-to-be-named special to air next month against former colleague Jamie Durie’s Australia’s Best Backyard. Burke and his CTC programmes including Backyard Blitz was ceremoniously dumped by the Nine Network which claimed it had “exhausted” the genre. Durie then signed with […]

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  • Jana for Seven?

    Jana Wendt could present a Sunday evening current affairs programme on the Seven Network according to Media Spy. According to an anonymous tip, Wendt would present a 6:30pm programme leading out of Seven News, assisted by reporters Chris Reason and Adrian Brown. Former Nine executive Mark Llewellyn and producer Gerald Stone are said to be […]

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  • Returning: Las Vegas. Gone: Surf Patrol.

    Seven will return Las Vegas to its schedule after removing it a few weeks ago. It will look to the action drama to life its poor Wednesday figures. “History of Violins” episode will air at 8:30pm Wednesday September 5 and continue thereafter. To make room, Seven will shift The Force from 8:30pm to 8:00pm Wednesdays, […]

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  • Encores… we got encores.

    Encore noun: a demand, as by applause, for a repetition of a song, act, etc. Well let’s not let the English language get in the way of a little marketing. The idea of an audience actually requesting a second screening is vastly different to a programmer who turns around and schedules one anyway (including programming […]

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  • Margaret rates SBS a dud

    It’s lucky SBS programming isn’t a film, otherwise longtime SBS personality Margaret Pomeranz would be likely to give it about two stars. Pomeranz has criticized SBS Management for pursuing a line led by commercialisation, accusing it of sacrificing its once-former glory. Pomeranz left SBS along with her co-host David Stratton for the ABC in 2004, […]

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  • Westacott lands top news job

    As rumoured, executive producer of 60 Minutes John Westacott has been appointed as Nine’s new Director of News and Current Affairs. His appointment follows the departure of former Bulletin Editor, Garry Linnell. “John is highly experienced in television and we are delighted he is taking up this key management role,” Jeffrey Browne said in a […]

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  • Police raid Seven Melbourne

    Seven News is making news for the wrong reason today after Victoria Police raided the newsroom at its broadcast centre at Docklands. On Friday Seven News Melbourne aired a story involving the private medical records of AFL players. Victorian Health Services Commissioner Beth Wilson is said to be”personally astonished” that Seven used medical records for […]

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  • Ratings Week 35

    Saturday:1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,249,0002 Nine News Sat Nine 1,132,0003 My Daddy – The Crocodile Hunter Nine 1,088,0004 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 1,069,0005 Doctor Who ABC 873,0006 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 856,0007 Saturday Night AFL Ten 837,0008 ABC News-Sat ABC 809,0009 The Great Outdoors Seven 796,00010 The Bill ABC […]

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  • Bert speaks on Gra-Gra

    A curious move by Bert Newton will see him discuss his friendship with Graham Kennedy tonight on A Current Affair, hours before Nine screens the telemovie which Newton ignored, The King. In the interview, according to the Herald-Sun, Newton will address “the pair’s friendship, Kennedy’s homosexuality and his retreat from public life.” “I think the […]

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