• Even more AFL by 2012?

    The AFL is considering adding two more teams to its leagues by 2012. The idea follows the reluctance of the North Melbourne club to relocate to the Gold Coast, despite a lucrative package on offer. According to The Age, AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick outlined the expanded competition plans to channels Seven, Nine, Ten and Foxtel […]

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  • Silverman sells Reveille to a Murdoch

    Kath and Kim could be having wine-time with media baron Rupert Murdoch and his family after a US production company changed hands this week. NBC Entertainment co-Chairman Ben Silverman’s production company Reveille was sold to London-based Shine Ltd., owned by Rupert Murdoch’s daughter Elisabeth, for $125 million. The deal follows conflict of interest criticism that […]

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  • Airdate: Doc Martin

    There’s some new Doc Martin coming to ABC. At 7:30pm Saturday March 8, ABC screens “On the Edge,” a feature-length 2006 Christmas special which it will divide into two episodes. The second part screens a week later. The series, starring Martin Clunes as GP in the sleepy Cornwall town of Portwenn, attracted excellent Saturday audiences […]

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  • 8 CBS shows in doubt

    CBS has renewed 11 of its top-rated series for next season: Cold Case, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, NCIS, Numbers, Without a Trace, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. But missing from the list are How I Met Your Mother, Moonlight, Cane, The Unit, Shark, Jericho, Rules […]

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  • Double serve of Ramsay for Melbourne

    Channel Nine has had to make some changes to its schedule to adjust for the fact that Underbelly is not screening in Victoria. Next week it planned to premiere Cashmere Mafia at 9:30pm after the second week of Underbelly. Quite sensibly, the network doesn’t want to have to change that, so it has had to […]

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  • House: the doctor is out

    Australia is about to feel the first real bite of the US Writer’s strike. House is about to conclude on the TEN Network, only three weeks after it returned. TEN will screen the “season finale” on Wednesday March 5. “Don’t Ever Change” aired in the US on February 5 and is the last episode to […]

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  • Jane Fonda says ‘The C Word’ on NBC

    Jane Fonda dropped “the C word” on the US Today Show while she was discussing her appearance in the stage play, The Vagina Monologues. In this clip nobody batted an eyelid, but the show later apologised to viewers. “It was a slip and obviously she apologizes and so do we,” co-host Meredith Vieira said. “We […]

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  • Nine wins appeal right. Judge extends ban.

    UPDATED: 5:40pm. The Nine Network has won the right to have an appeal heard urgently. Nine, the DPP and lawyers for the accused have been given until February 26 to lodge submissions and other documents, but a hearing date for the full appeal is yet to be finalised. Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Rapke, QC, […]

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  • Auditions: Farmer Wants a Wife

    The Nine Network and FremantleMedia Australia are now casting farmers for the second series of Farmer Wants a Wife. Nine found a loyal audience for this dating reality show late last year (even if it was already a successor to SBS’ Desperately Seeking Sheila). Bachelors must be working farmers between the ages of 25 and […]

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  • ABC News man retires

    ABC Brisbane’s News chief of staff in TV News Albert Asbury steps down today after 32 years in the position -quite a feat in a fickle business. He has been with the broadcaster for nearly 50 years, joining the then Australian Broadcasting Commission in August 1958 in Townsville, and served as a reporter in rural […]

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  • Prisoner fan reunion

    Fans of iconic TEN soap Prisoner are gathering with former cast members for a reunion later this month. The Melbourne-based event will feature Maggie Millar (Marie Winter), Lois Collinder (Alice ‘Lurch’ Jenkins), Desiree Smith (Delia Stout), Maxine Klibingaitis (Bobbie Mitchell), Reylene Pearce (Phylis C. Hunt), Kylie Foster (Angel Adams) and Marianne Brooke (Babs Martin). In […]

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  • The gangland war moves online

    It may have started on the streets of Melbourne, but it’s now an online war. 24 hours after its screening and here is the shakedown from Nine’s Underbelly premiere: * it attracted bumper ratings* Nine is warning of legal action over downloaders* a court appeal will commence today The Nine Network is considering legal action […]

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