• Gallery: Satisfaction

    Here are some of the first photos from Satisfaction, Foxtel’s new Melbourne-made drama starring Alison Whyte, Madeleine West, Diana Glenn and Nicholas Bell. The series is set in a brothel and looks at the dual lives of five high class hookers. “They are love stories with a twist – about strong women keeping themselves together […]

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  • The Joey Fatone Experiment

    Ahh the archives of telly. A few years ago in John Safran’s Music Jamboree the SBS star had a bit to say about N’Sync. They’d had a few hits by then. Justin Timberlake still wasn’t a soloist. And Joey Fatone? Well it was years before The Singing Bee was ever thought of. In his inimitable […]

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  • Scorecard: Fast-tracked shows

    So we’re an average of 4 – 6 weeks into “fasttracking / direct from the US / streaming direct” depending on which network spin you listen to. And how are they faring? There are about twelve major dramas and comedies on our screens on quick turnaround (discounting chat shows). As a relatively new exercise in […]

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  • Thursday = Strike

    Only two more days to go before the Writers’ Guild of America goes out on strike creating havoc in the film and television industry. As previous reports have noted, the strike with producers and studios is over “out-dated” agreements that do not reflect new technology and writers angry they are missing out on due reimbursement. […]

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  • The science of TV marketing

    The Australian Research Council is funding a research project to work out how just people hear about new TV programs. It will be conducted by the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute at the University of South Australia which specialises in market research. “The nightmare for programmers is the show that could have been a hit, but flops, not […]

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  • Dexter slices up Oz

    Actor Michael C. Hall tonight impressed an avid gathering of Dexter fans at a Melbourne Q+A screening of the hit Showtime series. Hall, better known as “David” from Six Feet Under, is in Australia for the week to help launch the series, screening here on the new Showcase Channel in December. Hall was in Melbourne […]

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  • TEN under censorship pressure

    As promised, the TEN Network made edits to tonight’s Californication episode which it says was “to adhere to Australian Broadcasting Standards.” Meanwhile the Festival of Light is delighted that a review of the show is being undertaken by the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Anyone else notice we’re in election mode? So don’t be surprised […]

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  • Foxtel fasttracks American Idol

    Foxtel has announced it will screen the next American Idol just 5.5 hours after it airs in the US. Both the live sing-off and verdict show will air twice weekly from mid-January on Fox8. “American Idol will truly screen day and date. Australians will now be able to tune into this smash hit series at […]

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  • Returning: Commercial Breakdown

    Nine is returning Commercial Breakdown to its screens in a new timeslot, 7:00pm Sundays from November 11. It will replace Dirty Jobs hosted by Jo Beth Taylor and Ben Dark which concludes next week. At only 5 episodes long, it would appear the show is being taken out of schedule earlier than expected. Last night […]

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  • Catriona wants a Farmer

    No it’s not a celebrity putting herself on another show. Getaway’s Catriona Rowntree is engaged to a Victorian farmer. There’s no name announced for the man concerned, but he doesn’t appear to be one of the participants of Nine’s other show Farmer Wants a Wife. Bet the honeymoon location will be fantastic. Congrats. Source: ninemsn

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  • Idol singer furious with judges

    Australian Idol’s Tarisai Vushe has blasted judges Dicko and Mark Holden for calling her “fake” after her performance last night. Tarisai sang The Veronica’s “When It All Falls Apart” for the Australian-Made show, giving more grit than her usual performances. But the two judges didn’t buy it. “It was not enough real rage,” said Holden. […]

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  • Mike, Bree and Fitzy back for BB too

    The Big Brother news on the weekend was all about Gretel being replaced by Kyle and Jackie O. Meanwhile in confirming the series for 2008, TEN has also confirmed Mike Goldman, Bree Amer and Ryan Fitzgerald will also return to Friday Night Live. There had been some speculation that Fitzgerald might leave. What’s also interesting […]

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