• ABC makes payout over Corby case

    In case you missed this little shred of news last night, Media Watch reported that the ABC has had to pay up following a radio discussion over Mercedes Corby defamation case by ABC radio host Spencer Howson and Anna Coren. “Yes, the ABC was threatened with legal action by certain members of the Corby family […]

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  • They weren’t all Happy Days, Marge.

    Some ideas are just so bizarre you can’t help but be distracted by them. Hands up who wants to see a TV show with former cast mates back in one-off acting stints? ‘Potsie’ and ‘Ralph Malph’ do, that’s for sure. Here the two former Happy Days castmates talk about their new project “Take 2” on […]

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  • Seven re-structures top bosses

    The Seven Network has made a series of management changes today including a change to Ian Johnson’s 5 year reign as station manager of Seven Melbourne. Johnson will now become Chairman of Channel Seven Melbourne while the management role is assumed by Peter Lewis also appointed Chief Operating Officer for Seven Media Group. “Ian is […]

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  • Sneak Peek: The Hollowmen ep2

    Warning: language. This week’s Hollowmen looks at the government’s policy on embassy postings, with one politician who shoots from the hip determined to land a cushy job overseas. In an episode driven by “smart comedy,” the PM’s men look for ways to get the outcome that best suits their purposes. In this scene Senior Political […]

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  • Chat still the one for Nine?

    Channel Nine is said to be launching an entertainment chat show which it claims will be “the destination for celebrity interviews”. The Daily Telegraph reports that the network is currently looking to lock in talent for the pilot episode of the series, to be shot in August. Nine has begun touting the program to publicists […]

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  • Land of confusion

    The fallout from BB’s axing continues. What a land of confusion we find ourselves in. Take your pick who you want to believe on the show’s future. Big Brother is either a) possibly going to Nine b) possibly going to Seven c) going to neither or d) bound to return sooner or later. According to […]

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  • No retirement for Bert

    Last night on A Current Affair Bert Newton ruled out any thought of retiring when he turns 70 next week. Tracy Grimshaw: Have you thought about retirement? Bert Newton: No, it’s not in my vocabulary. Because I like what I do, so much. I know that’s not enough. Other people have got to like what […]

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  • Everyone’s a winner, babe.

    That’s no lie. Our big three commercial networks spent yesterday and today talking up their half-yearly performances. They’re all absolute champions when it comes to ratings. They tell us so. Here’s an excerpt from all three press releases. But first here are the raw figures that matter. Network Share 2008:Nine: 27.9%Seven: 27.6%TEN: 21.6%ABC: 17.2%SBS: 5.7% […]

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  • ABC gets Dirty with new drama

    The drama boom continues in television, with news of a series on the mining boom. The ABC has announced a new 6 part series looking at this backbone Australian industry in Dirt Game. Starring Gerald Lepkowski, Freya Stafford, Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, and Katie Wall the series will dramatise board room execs, geologists, engineers and […]

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  • TEN’s plan to fill 120 hours without BB

    Sure enough, it was only minutes after midnight when TEN sent out an official Press Release confirming the end of Big Brother. In dubbing the series the “grand-daddy” of commercial reality television in Australia, TEN said it would take the opportunity to diversify its new schedule filling the 120 hours that compromised the BB franchise. […]

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  • Tm Fnn sptting fsh n chps

    Two hypothetical Gruen Transfer ads on “invading New Zealand” have caused something of a ruckus across the Tasman. The “call to arms” was watched by 1.3 million people, making it the most-watched episode in this current series. The clips have been viewed over 50,000 times on the shows website (up 30%), as well as another […]

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  • Axed: Big Brother

    It’s time to go, Big Brother. Now that it’s been leaked everywhere and possible embargos well and truly broken, here’s what you already know…. Production staff were told today they would not be required for 2009. TEN is not going ahead with BB next year. A site administrator has also released this news on the […]

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