• Downloads a key in Underbelly case

    Time is running out for Nine’s Underbelly to air trouble-free in the State of Victoria. The first episode was set to screen last night at a roof-top cinema in St Kilda, but was pulled yesterday by Nine. Over at www.underbellytv.com the official website is still promoting internet users can see “Episode 1 of Underbelly before […]

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  • Gretel tipped to host Weakest Link revival

    Channel Seven is said to be reviving The Weakest Link -and Gretel Killeen will be hosting. The spiteful game show was still considered a success when it was “shelved indefinitely” in April 2002. It was hosted by Cornelia Frances, now a regular on Home and Away. Frances was perfect for the “school marm” role, but […]

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  • Strike list: where to from here?

    As Hollywood looks optimistically to the end of the WGA strike, questions will now be asked about the fate of suspended shows and what can still be salvaged of the 2008 TV season. Some shows like CSI, Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Supernatural and Ugly Betty could resume production with new eps to […]

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  • New animation from Mike Judge

    Mike Judge, co-creator of King of the Hill is working on a new animated series called The Goode Family. The show, being made for ABC, is about a family of do-gooders and is the network’s first new animation since Clerks. Work is underway on 13 episodes thanks to an agreement the producer, Media Rights Capital, […]

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  • Power of When?

    Channel Nine may have let the cat out of the bag in regards to the intended timeslot for new gameshow The Power of Ten -or have they? On Nine’s official site, a page for the the Steve Jacobs-hosted show looks a tad unfinished. Perhaps the web design department were still toying with their ideas. In […]

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  • Eisner’s early call: "strike is over"

    Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money telling host Dylan Ratigan that the Writers Guild of America strike “is over.” “It’s over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It’s going, on Saturday, to the writers. A deal has been made. They’ll be back to work very soon,” Eisner […]

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  • Gyngell gave Ray Martin an ultimatum

    Ray Martin was reportedly given an ultimatum by Nine CEO David Gyngell: host Sunday at 7:30am or don’t work at Nine. The Australian reports that Gygnell called Martin in for a discussion about his future following on-going public discontent about his role at Nine. Martin is said to have been “gobsmacked” by the ultimatum from […]

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  • Family Ties Reunion: 20 years on

    Sit Ubu Sit. Michael J Fox, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross and the stars from Family Ties have reunited for the first time since the show ended in 1989, appearing together on the US Today show on Thursday (February 7). The Keaton family from the 1980s hit show were one of the most popular nuclear families […]

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  • ABC1 / ABC2: redefining television

    ABC1 is now on the air. It joins in ABC2 in redefining the television platforms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. And with the re-branding, the ABC has now released full details of its new Australian-made product. It is the most comprehensive slate of projects the broadcaster has ever announced. There are 7 drama productions (some […]

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  • Welcome ABC1….. bye bye ABC TV!

    From 12pm today, ABC TV becomes ABC1. Both ABC1 and ABC2 will still use the recognised squiggle – with the logo to appear next to ABC1 with a blue background and ABC2 with a yellow background. The broadcaster also announces more local content set for our screens this year. It will deliver 25 hours of […]

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  • Val Kilmer voices Knight Rider car

    A carmaker conflict has caused NBC to hire Val Kilmer to replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT on its Knight Rider telemovie. Arnett (Arrested Development) had already completed his part for the pic, which will debut on NBC in less than two weeks. But he had a contractual conflict of interest, having done […]

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  • Court demands Underbelly tapes

    The Nine Network must hand over copies of Underbelly, plus episode outlines and story lines, to the Victorian Supreme Court by 10am Monday morning. The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has subpoenaed tapes of the 13 episode series, to be viewed by Supreme Court Justice Betty King and lawyers. There are concerns its broadcast may […]

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