• ITV in pitch for Neighbours

    Britain’s ITV is trying to poach Neighbours from the BBC. It has offered up to £20m. At £80,000 an episode this is four times the current amount paid to Fremantle Media. Word is the deal is just about done. Injecting some cash into the show would be fantastic, because as we all know it’s a […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun / Apr 20 / 21 / 22

    FRIDAY 20[TV1/7:00pm] House: Behind the Scenes [Ovation/7:30pm] Inside the Actor’s Studio. The Simpsons.[Bio/8:30pm] Movie: The Matthew Shephard Story [Ten/7:00pm] The Biggest Loser.[Ten/11:20pm] Veronica Mars. Final. “Charlie Don’t Surf”[ABC/8:30pm] Murphy’s Law. Three murderers are murdered. All three have been named in a campaign run by a support group for relatives of murder victims. Is it a […]

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  • West Wing finale

    Must make mention of the conclusion to a fine series, The West Wing, which draws to a close this weekend on the ABC. After seven years and 154 episodes the final episode of this highly-acclaimed, multi-award-winning US drama series finally vacates office. In the series finale, the Bartlet administration prepares to leave the West Wing. […]

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  • Sanjaya exits from Idol

    Say it isn’t so. Sanjaya Malakar, the 17yo crooner from American Idol has been voted off the show. Sanjaya has generated more publicity, debate and division on Idol than any other contestant since, well, since William Hung. The cute kid with the crazy hair and the so-so voice has survived weeks of widespread calls for […]

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  • World Cup for Nine.

    No not that World Cup, the other one.Nine has announced broadcast rights to The 2008 Rugby League World Cup.The matches will take place from late October to late November in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Robina and Townsville. Countries competing include Australia, New Zealand, England, France, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Fiji. Press Release: The Nine Network […]

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  • Sea Patrol’s international sail

    Nine’s upcoming Sea Patrol has won a big vote of confidence after the Hallmark network has picked up the show at the MIP TV conference in Cannes. Hallmark will screen all 13 x 60 episodes in about 100 countries. The series, which has reportedly exceeded the expectations of Nine executives, is likely to air here […]

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  • Thu Apr 19

    [Max/8:00pm] Beyonce Live from Japan. [Ten/7:00pm] The Biggest Loser. With the final weigh in looming, who will push themselves to new limits at last chance training and avoid falling under the yellow line. The fight is on as, for one contestant; the Biggest Loser title slips from reach. Hosted by AJ Rochester.[Ten/8:00pm] Jamie at Home. […]

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  • BB strips cash prize

    Big Brother producers have told a Sydney newspaper that there will be no cash prize this year. With the housemates in lockdown and unaware of the announcement, the network has told of a devious plan to remove the cash prize, plus eviction night car giveaways, from the kitty. Actually it’s a nice idea, as it […]

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  • Wed Apr 18

    [Seven/7:30pm] Last Chance Learners. Premiere.[Seven/8:30pm] Heroes. CHAPTER TWELVE ‘GODSEND’. Nathan’s determination to save a comatose Peter forces him to turn to Simone for help. Isaac’s puzzling painting inspires Hiro and Ando. Jessica struggles against Niki’s decision. With Matt on his heels, H.R.G. tries to focus on his orders regarding Sylar. Suresh attempts to share information […]

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  • A creative PR spin. Seriously

    To the network that is sending out Press Releases boasting about their “Best Sunday” all year, followed by their “Best Monday” all year: Just a reminder that Prime Time runs from 6pm – 12 midnight, not 6pm – 10:30pm. This is the standard which our other commercial networks (and indeed the non-commercial ones) observe, and […]

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  • Bert’s Logie Feud

    Fans of nostalgia should enjoy an upcoming episode of Bert’s Family Feud. It’s a bit of a Logies special. Eight former recipients of Logies will compete in a special episode in the week preceding the event. There’s some pretty camp names in the mix: Jeannie Little, Denise Drysdale, Johnny Young and of course Bert himself. […]

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  • More amendments: Nanny, Earl, Mother.

    A few more changes to schedule today that are worth a mention (and frankly most aren’t). Nine seems to have taken ownership of The Nanny from TEN, and will air it from the Pilot episode at 11:30am weekdays from Monday April 30. Dr Phil is replaced by one hour of Fresh Cooking with AWW. Seven […]

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