• jtv rebrands as triple j tv

    The ABC’s youth network jtv is re-branding as triple j tv. The ABC says, “triple j is no longer just a radio station. It’s a portal to all the music, comedy and current affairs that Australia’s youth can handle. In 2008, triple j and its talented crop of presenters and guests will continue to bring […]

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  • Airdate: Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters

    In 2008 Channel Seven continues to ask media to observe programming embargos but then goes ahead and plugs the information itself. Why? Either the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, or it’s a ploy simply designed to allow the network to launch the info first. I’m guessing it’s the former. This […]

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  • Sunday set for early starts

    Speculation today that Nine’s Sunday programme is to pit itself against Weekend Sunrise by moving timeslots. Crikey reports that the flagship current affairs show will air between 7:30 and 9:30 am upon its return. That allows the show a 30 minute head start on Seven. The gossip column says a new sports program will be […]

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  • Heath Ledger film tribute to air

    Responding to today’s tragic news of the passing of Heath Ledger, Movie One will pay tribute to his life by screening a selection of his films. At 8:30pm tonight it will screen Casanova plus Ten Things I Hate About You at 10:20pm. On Saturday it will air four Ledger movies, back to back: Ten Things […]

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  • TEN Head of Drama quits

    Sue Masters, head of drama at Network TEN has quit. She leaves in January. Masters, who was with the ABC before TEN, had commissioned The Secret Life of Us, White Collar Blue, Tripping Over, and The Surgeon, telemovies such as: BlackJack, Temptation, Go Big and Small Claims; and acclaimed miniseries: My Brother Jack, After the […]

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  • Vale: Heath Ledger dead

    Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said Ledger had an appointment for a massage at the Manhattan apartment believed to be his home. The housekeeper who went to let him know the masseuse had […]

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  • Toni quits Funniest Home Videos

    Toni Pearen is leaving Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show to pursue other opportunities within the Nine Network. She leaves the show effective immediately after 4 years as host, with the full support of Nine CEO David Gyngell. It is believed she will audition for the revamped drama, The Young Doctors. Pearen was previously an actress […]

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  • There will be Oscars

    Former television stars Johnny Depp and George Clooney will compete for Best Actor in the Oscar nominations announced today. Organiser have secret plans that ensure the 80th Academy Awards proceed, strike or no strike. Depp and Clooney will compete with Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo Mortensen. Australian Cate Blanchett has been nominated […]

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  • GLAAD nominees announced

    The nominees for the annual awards for gay and lesbian representation in US media have been announced. They include Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The L Word and Degrassi High. There will also be special awards for L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, Wilson Cruz from My So Called Life and […]

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  • US Kath gets her Kim

    Actress Selma Blair has been announced for the plum role of Kim in the US adaptation of Kath and Kim. Blair appeared in the films Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde and Hellboy. She also appeared as ‘Zoe’ in Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane. She will appear alongside Molly Shannon who was cast as […]

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  • ABC shoots arrow at ratings target

    The ABC’s schedule for the the first week of 2008 Ratings is in. It will feature the second series of Robin Hood (premiering Feb 3), new series of Dalziel and Pascoe, Agatha Christie telemovies, Life on Mars, plus UK comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look (also coming to UKTV in Feb), documentaries Apollo 11: The […]

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  • Cane gets a Burn Notice

    Cane is another victim in TEN’s summer programming, after last week’s episode appears to have been its last. It was aptly titled “All Bets Are Off.” The drama was due to be replaced this week with the legal series Conviction but that was similarly shelved, in favour of a repeat of the Jim Carrey movie, […]

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