• Sky Business on the air

    Australia’s first 24-hour business channel, Sky News Business, was officially launched at the Australian Securities Exchange last night. The channel includes 16 hours of locally-produced content each day combined with programming from FOX Business Network in the US, the BSkyB Business News and Reuters Television. It will operate from Sky’s Sydney studio with a bureau […]

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  • Shelley Craft lands Funniest Home Videos

    Shelley Craft will replace Toni Pearen as the new host of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. Craft, who recently joined Nine from Seven, is also the co-presenter of the upcoming Domestic Blitz. “It has been around so long and is an institution,” she told the Daily Telegraph, while filming her first episodes of the series. “As […]

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  • Eli Stone gotta have faith

    A male counterpart to Ally McBeal with the music of George Michael? That’s how some critics are seeing Eli Stone, the quirky new legal drama from US network ABC. The show draws upon the music of George Michael with breakout fantasy songs, an appearance by the pop star, and titling each show after one of […]

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  • Is this ‘The Stig?’

    The identity of The Stig, the permanently-helmeted Top Gear driver is said to be F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Comedian Omid Djalili claimed to know the man who races in the ‘Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment on the show. “When I was on Top Gear around two years ago, I asked the The Stig how […]

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  • Returning: Newstopia

    Be afraid. Shaun Micallef is coming back. Newstopia returns for a second season from 10pm Wednesday February 27. “I want people to watch Newstopia and then go to the window, open it, stick their head out and yell: ‘I’m as complacent as the next person – and I’m going to tolerate this indefinitely!’” joked Micallef. […]

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  • Real life Weeds bust

    A drug raid on a suburban LA home was like a scene from Weeds, when police swarmed on an area neighbouring the locations used in the Showtime drama. Police seized 1,000 pot plants worth as much as $8 million found in a high-tech marijuana operation in a suburban Santa Clarita Valley home. “This is like […]

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  • Aussie fare dominates Seven schedule

    Now free to tell you all those new dates for Seven shows, here’s a look at the first week of ratings. Seven’s guide is again dominated by observational / lifestyle series in the early part of the evening. Seven returns Border Security, The Force, RSPCA Animal Rescue, The Real Seachange and Better Homes and Gardens. […]

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  • Launch: Underbelly

    Channel Nine was out in force last night for the launch of Underbelly. Stars, crew and media gathered at the Waterside Hotel in Flinders Street, a former drinking hole of underworld characters, to hear ‘Leadbelly’ co-author John “Sly” Silvester tell stories of the incidents and events that dominated Melbourne’s crime scene for so long. King […]

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  • Actor returns to Neighbours

    Janet Andrewartha, “Lyn Scully”, will return to Neighbours for a one month stint. The actress who played Lyn Scully for seven years has told fansite The Perfect Blend that she has begun a month’s worth of filming, which will see her shoot scenes with Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson), Carla Bonner (Stephanie Hoyland) and Jackie Woodburne […]

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  • Returning: At The Movies

    Beloved film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton return with a new series of At The Movies from Wednesday February 13. As always it repeats on Sunday nights at 6pm, plus ABC2 Fridays and Saturdays. The first episode includes reviews of There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dan in Real Life, […]

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  • Airdate: Sarah Connor, Monster House, Underbelly

    Nine has issued more info about its first week of programming (and don’t be anywhere near Ray Martin when you read this. Monster House will screen at 7:30pm Tuesday Feb 12. It will be followed by the premiere of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8:30pm and CSI: Miami at 9:30pm. As expected, Underbelly kicks off […]

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  • Airdate: Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives

    Seven’s own website has again released the date and timeslot of two shows still under embargo to the rest of media until tomorrow. On Monday February 11 the new series of Desperate Housewives returns to its 8:30pm timeslot. It will be followed by the premiere of Dirty Sexy Money at 9:30pm. Seven continues to ask […]

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