• Returning: ER, Nip / Tuck, Hotel Babylon

    Nine is returning ER, Nip / Tuck and Hotel Babylon to our screens over summer. It will also air The Closer, Survivor: China, Till Death, Waking The Dead and vampire drama Moonlight, starring Aussie Alex O’Loughlin. ER is set for an 8:30pm timeslot according to the Sunday Telegraph. Last time we saw Nip / Tuck […]

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  • Gallery: The Kylie Show

    Kylie as Krystal and Dannii as Alexis? That was the Dynasty parody that was set to screen in the ITV special The Kylie Show this weekend in the UK. The special mark’s Minogue’s long career with songs, guest stars and sketches. Jason Donovan was set to reunite with Kylie in a sketch where he mistakes […]

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  • WIN offers Electronic Program Guide

    WIN Television has become the first commercial FTA broadcaster in Australia to offer viewers a free Electronic Program Guide (EPG). WIN’s EPG is available 24-hours a day and contains up to eight days of program information. It is updated every 4 hours. Viewers can see program name, description, time and date the program will air […]

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  • It’s the Tonight Show with [insert guest]?

    As Day 5 of the WGA strike rolled on, more big names joined the picket lines including stars of Ugly Betty. Robin Williams bantered with David Duchovny. The cast of Everybody Loves Ramond had a mini re-union. Roseanne Barr, Holly Hunter and David Hyde Pierce joined the New York picket line. Scrubs‘ creator Bill Lawrence […]

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  • Kath & Kim appoints US director

    A director has been appointed for the pilot of the Americanised Kath and Kim. He is Paul Feig, who has directed for Arrested Development, Weeds, The Office, Mad Men and 30 Rock. Feig is best known for creating and producing Freeks and Geeks a 1999 cult comedy about high school students made as the antithesis […]

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  • Kids TV gets $82m carrot

    The ABC would receive $82m to set up a new kids channel if the Howard government is re-elected. The money would be delivered over 4 years for a new digital channel to deliver up to 15 hrs a day of children’s programming. Half the money would be spent on commissioning new entertainment and educational programmes […]

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  • Two new shows this weekend

    A reminder that there are two new Aussie productions hitting our screens this weekend, but neither in high-profile timeslots. Chandon Pictures is a new series on the Movie Extra channel. The comedy is a spin-off from a Tropfest win by Rob Carlton and Alex Weinress. The series follows the misadventures of struggling video production company. […]

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  • It’s the final camp-down

    Let me say from the outset that karaoke is one of those events where “you really have to be there.” I’m still not convinced it actually works as television for any longer than a week (then again, Bingo is no fun without a bingo card either, so go figure). But if anyone’s going to give […]

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  • Airdate: Cane

    TEN will launch one of its new dramas Cane in the final week of ratings. The CBS drama, starring Jimmy Smits, was first pitched as a “Latino-Godfather” story. It looks at a sprawling Cuban-American family running a rum and sugar business in Florida. Its premiere in September had 11m viewers, but it is yet to […]

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  • Election Night: Who’s Got What

    Most of the networks have now lined up their Election coverage for Saturday November 24. Comprehensive coverage will begin on Nine and the ABC from 6pm and Seven from 6:30pm. All three are predominantly commercial free. The ABC has Kerry O’Brien, Tony Jones, Antony Green, Nick Minchin, Julia Gillard, Jim Middleton and Michael BrissendenSeven has […]

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  • Showrunners thwart network plans

    This is Marc Cherry creator of Desperate Housewives on the picket line today. He was joined by Lost’s Damon Lindelof and Gossip Girl’s Josh Schwartz. Having such senior showrunners join the writers (and that’s no surprise) is proving a real problem for the networks. Sure, they may have scripts stockpiled and some production still underway, […]

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  • ABC boycotts AFI Awards

    The ABC is so furious with the arrangements for the AFI Awards it is publicly withdrawing any support for the event. The broadcaster is incensed with changes that diminish the importance of the television categories for the December ceremony, describing them as a “lack of respect.” “We have not taken this decision lightly,” said ABC’s […]

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