• Satisfaction under attack

    Hot on the heels of outcries against TEN’s Californication, new Foxtel drama, Satisfaction, is already attracting criticism for its naked scenes and sexual frolics inside a high-class brothel. And it hasn’t even aired yet.The Melbourne-made drama launches on the new Showcase Channel next week, and the head of one charity group, Make-A-Wish foundation chief Sandra […]

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  • Airdate: Spice Girls ‘Giving You Everything’

    While David Beckham is in Sydney, wife Victoria Beckham continues preparations for her long-awaited reunion with the Spice Girls. Fox8 has the Australian exclusive of the new documentary The Spice Girls: Giving You Everything. The doco is narrated by the girls themselves, designed to give an “eye of the hurricane” viewpoint of their phenomenal ‘Girl […]

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  • Vintage Jay to plug strike holes

    As the Writer’s Strike enters its fourth week, producers and studios are back at the negotiating table with the WGA. But NBC isn’t pinning its hopes on a fruitful outcome just yet. It has been airing reruns of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno has been a big supporter of the WGA strike, appearing […]

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  • 7HD ahead of TEN?

    The Australian Financial Review says 7HD will launch its “full-strength service” from this Saturday, 15 days ahead of TEN HD. It claims Seven ad execs have been telling advertisers to book from Dec 1. But in the latest 7HD Guide issued today the official line is still a few weeks away. “7HD – now seven […]

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  • High School Kerri-Anne

    The stars of High School Musical 2 will appear on Mornings with Kerri-Anne on Wednesday. Today, Lucas Grabeel and Monique Coleman appeared on The Morning Show. Their inclusion is an interesting move given the film screens on Seven on the final night of ratings. Nine was also upset that its own Hi-5 team appeared on […]

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  • Outrageous programming misfortune

    In one of the more unusual oddities that can only be put down to Australian summer programming, the offbeat NZ drama Outrageous Fortune is about to screen on two networks at the same time. TEN recently started screening the second series late night. Nine had previously screened the first series, which it is about to […]

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  • Ratings Week 48

    The final week of ratings for 2007 Saturday:1 Shrek The Halls Nine 1,301,0002 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,154,0003 ABC News-Sat ABC 1,135,0004 Doc Martin Rpt ABC 1,076,0005 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 990,0006 Nine News Saturday Nine 977,0007 Elf Nine 902,0008 Judge John Deed Seven 794,0009 High School Musical 2 Seven 780,00010 World’s […]

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  • Natalie crowned Australian Idol 2007

    25 year old Natalie Gauci has won Australian Idol. Gauci from Melbourne pipped 17yo Matt Corby from Cronulla, NSW on the eve of her 26th birthday. After a mammoth 3 hr telecast hosts Andrew G and James Mathison announced Gauci as the winner at the Sydney Opera House. “Are you sure? I can’t believe this […]

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  • Idol finale dogged by technical disasters

    Network TEN’s Australian Idol finale didn’t get off to a good start. Screening live from the Sydney Opera House, a string of technical problems unhitched TEN’s big night from the get go. Screens went dead at the start of the broadcast. Microphones played havoc with sound dropping in and out. The ten year reunion of […]

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  • Vale: Matt Price

    The Australian journalist Matt Price has died aged 45. Price was diagnosed with brain tumours in September. Editor in chief Chris Mitchell, said today: “Matt’s colleagues at The Australian, at News Limited and in the wider media and political community are devastated at the news of his death. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his […]

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  • Auditions: Smarter Than a Fifth Grader

    Cameron Harris Casting is now accepting entries for its 2008 season of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Kids should send a 3 min DVD or VHS showreel. (DV or Mini DV tapes will NOT be accepted). Last time the producers had asked applicants to “tell us about yourself, demonstrate some of your skills […]

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  • A Me Too week slips from grasp

    Week 47, the penultimate week of ratings, was a week in which Mary settled with SBS, Ray pitched for his own show (again), TEN announced its 2008 slate at the same time as its old Nunawading studios were earmarked for sale,Foxtel announced a second season of Satisfaction, McLeod’s Daughters was axed, SBS announced a local […]

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