• Gone: Family Guy, American Dad

    It’s so Amazing we’re getting it twice. Seven will double the dose of The Amazing Race from next Thursday, dropping Family Guy and American Dad from the schedule. Last night Seven’s Thursday share was 25.3, well behind Nine’s 30.3%. The Amazing Race had 768,000 viewers well behind Law & Order SVU on 1.1m and combined […]

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  • William McInnes targets Australian Story

    Now this sounds like fun. Actor William McInnes next week turns the Australian Story cameras on….Australian Story. With his tongue firmly in cheek, McInnes gives a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in behind a subject on the ABC series. McInnes was pursued by Australian Story for four years before he finally succumbed to participating […]

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  • Returning: Burn Notice

    “Spy drama” Burn Notice is coming back, after it was taken off air by TEN earlier this year. It returns at 10pm Monday July 21, replacing Big Mouth. “False Flag” screened in the US last September. There are only two more completed eps following this, however a second season starring Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar […]

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  • Vale: Larry Harmon

    This just in. Some Bozo has died…. Larry Harmon, who achieved fame as Bozo the Clown died on Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83. While he wasn’t the original Bozo, Harmon licensed the character to others stations which in turn hired actors to be their local Bozos. “You might say, in a way, […]

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  • BBC Blues for axed Aussie soap

    High hopes for Southern Star’s Manly-based soap Out of the Blue have now been officially dashed with confirmation that the series will end after its initial six-month order. In many ways this was an ambitious project, commissioned entirely by the UK rather than being produced by a local network and on-sold. The series debuted on […]

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  • Sneak Peek: Celebrity Singing Bee

    Here’s your first look at Nine’s four specials for Celebrity Singing Bee -and it’s almost an American style promo. Listen to those loud thumps accompanying the phrase “not just a new series. A Whole New Show.” Even in this brief clip Tim Campbell already looks a lot more comfortable than hosting Wheel of Fortune -and […]

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  • TV slamdunks basketball

    There are two stories today with bad news for basketball fans: one involving women’s basketball on the ABC and another putting some NBL broadcasts in jeopardy on FOX Sports. Women’s Basketball just got downgraded by the ABC with reports that its 4pm Saturday timeslot will be replaced by another sport. ABC’s head of sport and […]

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  • NCIS’ Aussie showrunner

    Fans interested in learning about “showrunners” should read an article in yesterday’s Australian newspaper about Bendigo-born Shane Brennan, 51, who is now the showrunner on NCIS. “It’s a long way from Bendigo to Hollywood,” he said on the phone from Los Angeles. “I’m what’s called an overnight success. But it’s taken me 25 years.” Brennan […]

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  • Access 31 saved by donation

    The ABC reports that Perth’s community television station Channel 31 will remain on the air after receiving a donation from a local businessman. “The station’s board believes the money will be enough to keep the station afloat for another 18 months, by which time it expects the Federal Government will be ready to switch it […]

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  • Gruen Transfer wins second season

    There’s more Gruen coming -that’s the good news. But the bad news is not until next year. The series will conclude at the end of this month, and alas, it won’t return to production until 2009. With figures of 1.2m viewers and over 100,000 downloads on its website, it’s no surprise the series has been […]

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  • Aniston: I’ll be there for you in a movie

    We have Sarah Jessica Parker to thank / blame for this one. There are reports that a Friends movie is on the wish list of the former cast members, now that Sex and the City’s feature has been deemed a success. Jennifer Aniston, who had been holding out on the idea, has now reportedly warmed […]

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  • America gets some Skins

    Skins is set to air in the US on BBC America. What on earth will they make of the outrageous, honest and buoyant kids when compared to the groomed kids of The OC or Gossip Girl? Hopefully it will be a wake up call on depicting teenagers as true teenagers, not just young adults with […]

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