• Nine 08: ‘We Heart TV’

    Lots of news surrounding Nine today. CEO David Gyngell is reported to be drawing a line in the sand following a disastrous handling of Christine Spiteri’s employment. “Gyngell is trying to put an end to all this business of people negotiating their contracts through fear – he’s drawing a line in the sand,” a source […]

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  • Drover Damage control

    It’s all coming unstuck for Bridie Carter very quickly. On Tuesday night after she won the Dancing with the Stars title, she commented to a newspaper that she wouldn’t be watching the end of McLeod’s Daughters. She said, “I don’t want to mar McLeod’s, but not everything was as it appears. I find it strange […]

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  • Airdate: Vicar of Dibley, Worst Christmas of My Life

    Two 2006 Christmas specials of Dawn French’s Vicar of Dibley will air on the ABC in December. The first screens at 8:35pm Wednesday December 12 with another a week later. These were intended as the final comedies in the series filmed by French until a short special was made for Comic Relief in March this […]

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  • Crash helmet voted best invention

    Don Morgan of Brisbane has won The New Inventors Grand Final prize with his Cone-Head motorcycle helmet. An emotional Morgan was barely able to thank host James O’Loughlin for the honour. He wins a business advice package worth thousands of dollars from IP Australia. Morgan spent over 20 years researching and designing the unique helmet […]

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  • Thank God launching in the UK

    ITV is to air a British version of TEN’s Thank God You’re Here. It follows the short-lived US version on NBC earlier this year. TEN is yet to re-sign the Working Dog team to a new local series, which it promises will be “bigger and better.” The host for the UK series will be improv […]

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  • Airdate: Moonlight, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

    Aussie hunk Alex O’Loughlin’s CBS series Moonlight will air over summer on Nine. The supernatural drama, which premiered in America in September, will premiere at 9:30pm Wednesday December 12. O’Loughlin plays “a private investigator whose bride turned him into a vampire on the couple’s wedding night 55 years prior; he struggles in the present day […]

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  • Returning: ER, 2 & Half Men, Til Death

    Put away the defibrilators, ER is back from the dead. Nine is returning the long-running drama to Wednesday nights at 8:30pm from December 12. In New South Wales and Queensland the episode “Heart of the Matter” will air. Victoria is one week behind, due to previous football commitments, and airs “Ames vs Kovac”, the first […]

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  • New presenter joins Can We Help?

    Perth radio broadcaster Geoff Hutchison will join the panel of the ABC’s Can We Help? for its 2008 season. Supervising Executive Producer Margot Phillipson said, “Geoff brings a high level of journalistic expertise to Can We Help?, along with his wonderful sense of humour and warmth.” The show hosted by Peter Rowsthorn resumes production next […]

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  • Nine News row with reporter

    A row has broken out between Nine News reporter Christine Spiteri and the newsroom over claims she has been sacked while taking maternity leave. She was due to return to work in March next year following the birth of her son. The Daily Telegraph reports she is expected to launch legal proceedings with lawyer John […]

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  • SBS: ‘Put ads on ABC too’

    SBS’ Managing Director Shaun Brown says the ABC should be forced to run ads. He has made the claim upon the ABC to The Bulletin magazine. Brown also defends SBS against accusations it has been dumbed down by screening ads. “If you travelled the world and asked about other public broadcasters, with the exception of […]

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  • Bridie Carter wins Dancing title

    Former McLeod’s Daughters star Bridie Carter has won the seventh season of Seven’s Dancing with the Stars. Season favourite Carter and her partner Craig Monley scored 115 over Anh Do and Luda Kroiter’s 93 points. Out of three dances, Carter and Monley also received two perfect “40” scores from the judges for dances that were […]

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  • Full seasons: Chuck, Life.

    NBC has given two of its newest dramas the greenlight for full seasons: Chuck and Life. Chuck is to air on Nine in 2008 while Life has already screened on TEN. “Both shows are hitting their stride creatively, have developed loyal audiences and offer unlimited potential to grow throughout the season,” said NBC’s Ben Silverman. […]

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