• An unholy current affair

    Last week Today Tonight ran two stories claiming Australian Idol was being hijacked by the Hillsong Church, stating that five of its nine finalists were church members: Matt Corby, Tarisai Vushe, Daniel Mifsud, Ben McKenzie and Mark da Costa. Yesterday the Sunday Age wrote that “none was a devotee,” a fact that Idol producers told […]

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  • Nine phones a friend as Seven wins.

    David Gyngell spent the week seeking counsel on changes for the Nine Network. Perhaps he should ask the NRL to have Sunday night football every week, it was Nine’s most popular show all year. Despite starting the week some 17% points ahead of Seven its lead was whittled away by the regular tentpole programming of […]

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  • Natalie hosts Ten’s Dance

    Natalie Bassingthwaighte has been announced as local host of TEN’s So You Think You Can Dance. The Rogue Traders and former Neighbours star seems like a good choice for this role, she has considerable experience in auditions and theatrical productions. She’s also enormously popular with the audience demographic. The gig will allow her to continue […]

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  • Separated at Birth?

    As I watched the first episode of Michelle Ryan as the new Bionic Woman I kept feeling like she reminded me of somebody. And I don’t mean Lindsay Wagner. Then it hit me. Vanessa Amorosi. Scary. In fact, even David Duchovny’s daughter in Californication, actress Madeline Martine could be split from the same atom. More […]

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  • Airdate: The Librarians

    ABC’s newest comedy The Librarians will air from Wednesday October 31. It will replace Summer Heights High at 9:30pm. The comedy series is devised, performed and produced by husband wife team Robyn Butler (Thank God You’re Here) and Wayne Hope (Stupid Stupid Man, The Micallef Program). Butler plays a highly-strung Head Librarian of the Middleton […]

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  • Grant ‘ignored’ Kostakidis

    From the time he was appointed to World News Australia, Stan Grant treated Mary Kostakidis, “with disdain and generally ignored her presence, except very occasionally making a remark to her while on air,” according to court documents filed yesterday. “Grant hardly ever made contact with Kostakidis and acted as if she were not present,” it […]

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  • Returning: Veronica Mars

    That cluey gal with all the attitude is finally returning to TEN. Veronica Mars is back from Friday October 26, in the bewitching timeslot of 11:05pm. But at least she’s back. “President Evil,” the fifth ep in Season Three will resume the series. There are fifteen more episodes thereafter. Since the show has been off-air […]

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  • Coming Soon

    This section tracks key airdates in upcoming schedules. When does a show start? When does it end? All the essential info can be found here in this archival section! For more info on particular shows try a site search. Catherine Tate Show final 9:30pm Wed 18Wild at Heart 7:30pm Sat June 21Wild China final 7:30pm […]

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  • Today Tonight ruled ‘misleading.’

    A judge in the Federal Court has found a story on Today Tonight gave ‘misleading or deceptive’ information in a story on a “get-rich quick” scheme. The stories on the property investment group ‘Wildly Wealthy Women Millionaire Mentoring Program’ date back to October 2003 and January 2004 when Naomi Robson was host. The judge found […]

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  • Mary files suit against SBS

    Newsreader Mary Kostakidis is again making news herself after her lawyers today filed a lawsuit against SBS. Kostakidis is suing the network for breach of contract. The claim follows her walking from the position on World News Australia, a role which she has co-hosted alongside Stan Grant since the start of the year. According to […]

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  • ABC News wins #2

    Last night ABC News built on its rising figures to take second place in the News stakes. Nationally Seven News was first with 1.29m, ABC News had 1.077m and National Nine News had 1.063m viewers. While it was just a single night’s win, and time slots differ, it was the first time ABC had taken […]

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  • Who Wants to be a Multi Millionaire?

    New Nine boss David Gyngell may have just made one of his first smart moves, and he isn’t even officially in the job yet. Gygnell has changed plans for a nightly Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Instead, Nine will air a live 90 minute Monday edition of Millionaire from 7pm, with a whopping $5M […]

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