• Rove back in 2008

    Rove will be back in 2008, just don’t tell anybody yet. This news was slipped surreptitiously onto his official website earlier today. So far that’s the sum total of the news. But was rovedaily.com.au too early with the news? It hasn’t been officially released by TEN yet. In fact, following TV Tonight leading with the […]

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  • Divinyls to rock Idol concert

    80s rockers The Divinyls will front Australian Idol’s outdoor concert at the Sydney Opera House this Sunday. They will be joined by the Rogue Traders, Damien Leith, Shannon Noll and The Young Divas. The three hour telecast will choose between 17yo Matt Corby from Sydney and 25yo Natalie Gauci from Melbourne. Press Release: Australia is […]

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  • CBS News staff set to strike

    Employees at CBS News are about to strike over ongoing frustration at having no contract for two and a half years. In a union vote they authorised the WGA to call a strike at any moment. The union represents aggrieved newswriters, editors, desk assistants, production assistants, graphic artists, promotion writers, and researchers in New York, […]

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  • Local comics move into The Mansion

    Foxtel continues its comedy romance with Melbourne after relocating the channel earlier this year, with the announcement of a new local series, The Mansion. It will feature to comedians Michael Chamberlin (Skithouse, Rove Live) and Charlie Pickering (Triple J, Stand Up ABC TV). The two will offer their views on current affairs, entertainment and sport, […]

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  • Parky’s last ever guests

    David Beckham, Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Michael Caine, Peter Kay, Billy Connolly and Dame Edna Everage will be the last ever guests for legendary chat host Michael Parkinson. His final show airs December 15 in the UK, marking the end of his 36 year career. Jamie Cullum is the show’s guest musician. […]

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  • Returning: Mythbusters

    SBS has four new eps of the popular science show Mythbusters returning in December. It’s back 7:30pm Monday December 3rd. The first ep sees Jamie and Adam investigate the Hollywood cliché that a quick thinking action hero can protect his fellow cast members from a grenade blast. There will also be a Christmas episode and […]

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  • Idols: ‘We never said song was a dud’

    What’s that sound? Could it be the reversing beeps from Idol camp today, with Matt Corby and Natalie Gauci both ‘clarifying’ their position over what they said about the ‘Idol single’ “Here I Am”? “We never said it was a dud,” Corby has since told AAP. True they never used that word, but still….. “It’s […]

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  • Returning: Survivor, Men in Trees

    Nine’s first week of summer programming confirms the premiere of Survivor: China. It will debut at 7:30pm Saturday December 8. The series started in September in the US. Most of the prime time slots in Nine’s new guide are still TBA. Men in Trees is back from 7:30pm Wednesday Dec 5. The 7pm weeknight slot […]

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  • Airdate: Psych

    Further info on TEN’s summer programming today indicates the premiere of Psych starring James Roday as a police consultant whose “heightened observational skills” and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he is psychic. The drama began in the US in July 2006 and is in its second season. It premieres at 9:30pm […]

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  • SBS to produce local Top Gear

    SBS will produce a “quintessentially Australian” version of the BBC’s Top Gear next year. Australia is the first country in the world to secure the rights to make a local version of the show. It will be made by production company Freehand which has produced Missing Persons Unit, Honey We’re Killing the Kids and Celebrity […]

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  • Rudd: from Rove to the KAKster

    Fresh from telling Rove he would turn gay for his wife, Therese, Kevin Rudd will appear on Mornings with Kerri-Anne tomorrow, with Therese in tow. It is the first interview they have given as a couple since the campaign started. The KAKster has a way of disarming politicians, previously encouraging Rudd to dance the rhumba […]

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  • Pay TV pressures ALP against Kids’ TV

    The ALP is yet to throw its support behind a new kids channel, ABC3. It is believed to have been pressured by the subscription television industry against the idea. The Howard government has committed to $82m, leading to glowing praise from ABC’s Kim Dalton. “Australian parents know and trust the ABC brand because of the […]

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