• Gone: Monster House. Returning: 20 to 1

    One of Nine’s bright new hopes for 2008 has been pulled in its second week. Monster House is no longer in schedule, replaced with new episodes of 20 to 1 from next week. Last night the show only attracted 632,000 viewers, down from it’s first outing at 793,000 last week. Nine will have quite a […]

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  • Liebmann happy since leaving Nine

    Ray Martin, are you getting this? Your old mate from 60 Minutes, Steve Liebmann says he’s never been happier since leaving the Nine Network. The 63-year-old, who had suffered heart problems, took up a role with pay TV and is currently the host of the hit series Crime Investigation Australia. He left Nine in 2005 […]

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  • More Bones, less Prison Break?

    US broadcaster FOX has given the greenlight to more Bones, House, Back To You, The Moment of Truth and Til Death. But no new production has been approved for King of the Hill, K-Ville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or Prison Break. The network has said it will play out its season of King of […]

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  • Foxtel profit, between the lines

    Foxtel today released details of its half-yearly earnings to 31 December 2007 with a mix of good and bad news. It showed an EBITDA figure of $165m. In comparison, EBITDA for the year ended June 30 2007 were $237m*. Profit in the six months dropped slightly to $73m, down from $76m in the previous year*. […]

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  • Axed: ITT Getting Ready

    If you managed to see Seven’s 5pm It Takes Two: Getting Ready yesterday, you’re a rare breed. There won’t be any more. Seven has pulled the plug on the ‘support act’ for its prime time karaoke show, after it didn’t help improve figures last night. In fact it dropped by 1,000. Seven resumes normal 5pm […]

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  • Monster House is just not cricket

    On Tuesday there was quite a bit of talk about why Nine was not screening the tri-series match between India and Sri Lanka held in Adelaide. Without Australia in the game, it normally would have been scheduled as a day match. But the South Australian Cricket Association has a prefers floodlit matches and the larger […]

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  • So what’s happened to Top Gear?

    Several fans of Top Gear have been asking why SBS has switched Top Gear (7:30pm Mondays) with Mythbusters (7:30pm Saturdays), so I thought I would address this for all to read. SBS advises while it will screen first run eps of Top Gear at 7:30pm from this Saturday, these are actually older, “vintage” eps from […]

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  • TEN apology over ‘F word’

    Network TEN was forced to apologise yesterday after ‘the F word’ was dropped during its So You Think You Can Dance live elimination show. As the first male dancer was saved from elimination one of three male dancers is believed to have said, “F . . . no.” TEN’s apology read: “Last night’s Dance Australia […]

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  • Underbelly eyes Europe and Canada

    UK distributor Portman Film & Television, part of the Digital Rights Group (DRG), has scored pre-sales for Underbelly with channels in Europe and Canada. Portman also represents Sea Patrol for Nine, which will screen in over 100 countries via the Hallmark Channel. Meanwhile the third episode screens tonight around Australia, except in Victoria where it […]

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  • V8 Supercars 2008 broadcast grid

    The Seven Network has released broadcast details of its V8 Supercars coverage. It begins this weekend with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide. The 2008 broadcast schedule rectifies a clash with AFL last season meant some races weren’t scheduled on television in South Australia until later that night. “We have fixed that problem as part of […]

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  • MTVAs revamp and drop the glitz

    The MTV Australia Awards will strip back the glitz and glam for its 2008 ceremony in April, and “leave the bling to the ARIA Awards.” Instead it will abandon traditional auditorium seating and focus on an industrial, urban feel for its big night, to be staged at Australian Technology Park. The music channel has also […]

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  • Is this the end for Prison Break?

    The season finale for the strike-affected third season of Prison Break airs in the US today. As we all know, the drama is king at putting its characters in seemingly-impossible situations, only to find a way out. Could it be a metaphor for the show itself? There is no clear picture on whether the show […]

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