• BBC filming kids for Outback 8

    At first news of Outback 8 was sounding like Kid Nation or My Kid’s a Star all over again, but in fact a BBC series filming kids as jackaroos is claiming to be observational, not reality. Still I’m guessing it will manage to make news across the coming months nonetheless. One of our networks is […]

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  • Flash forward programming for Lost

    More news on the shifting season/s of Lost. The final instalment of the fourth season is due to air as 2 hours in the US on Thursday May 29 (roughly midday AEST Friday May 30). By skipping the week of May 22 in the US, production has thwarted Seven’s clear run to the end of […]

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  • Fine Cotton. The mini series.

    Former Steve Irwin manager John Stainton is planning to produce a miniseries on the infamous Fine Cotton affair, centering on a 1984 conspiracy to replace the underperforming racehorse with a lookalike When the replacement horse was struck down with injury, the conspirators came unstuck after another “ring-in” – Bold Personality – covered in hair dye […]

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  • More party stories unfit for print

    9AM’s Kim Watkins sure sounds like she lived it up at the Logies this year. And good for her. She’s already been reported as having spilled drinks on Anna Coren. Now there’s a little bit more news on her night, along with Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell, Dannii on the dance floor and a network […]

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  • Defamation case brought against Nine

    And on it goes…. A director of the Western Bulldogs, Susan Alberti, has now launched a defamation case against Channel Nine and AFL Footy Show hosts Sam Newman and Garry Lyon. She has engaged lawyers to claim damages, including aggravated damages, from Nine through the Supreme Court. “I’m a person of character and reputation — […]

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  • Carson crashing Big Brother

    Lookout bitches. Carson Kressley is “crashing the Big Brother closet.” That’s the title of a special episode that TEN has just announced for the reality series. Presumably it means he will go into house for some sort of makeover that will conveniently plug How to Look Good Naked at the same time -but who knows? […]

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  • Nine wins appeal against IceTV

    The Nine Network has won an appeal in a copyright case against IceTV. Nine claims that IceTV’s electronic program guide (EPG) infringed copyright in its television schedule by creating its own “independent compilation”. IceTV initially won the case in August 2007 against Channel Nine. Yesterday the Federal Court allowed Nine’s appeal, noting copyright over time […]

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  • Interview: Jason Stephens

    When The Choir of Hard Knocks won a Logie as Most Outstanding Factual Series the voice over boomed, “Accepting the award is the show’s creator and presenter, Jonathon Welch!” Except, that didn’t quite give viewers the full picture. What was that guy from the D-Generation doing there beside him? Jason Stephens, who conceived the ABC […]

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  • Australian Story’s show of force

    Move over Hamish and Andy. Monday’s Australian Story will present the first of a two-part story in which a number of Aussie entertainers travel to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops. General Peter Cosgrove will introduce the documentary which sees Angry Anderson, Tania Zaietta, Ami Williamson and others in Baghdad, Kabul and Kandahar. In […]

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  • US Ratings

    Here are the latest US TV Ratings as a reference point for how some of your favourite shows are faring in the land of television. Nielsen only officially allows publication of the Top 20. Week ending 18/8/08 – 24/8/081 Sum Olym Close Cerem 27,834,0002 Sum Olym Tue Prime 26,629,0003 Sum Olym Mon Prime 26,374,0004 Sum […]

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  • Airdate: Crime Investigation Australia

    Another of the excellent locally-produced docos from Crime Investigation Australia is coming, this time revisiting the 1980s murder of a New South Wales’ teenager in Headless Body – The Kim Barry Story. In 1981, the body of a young teenage girl was found dumped in bushland beneath a mountain lookout near Wollongong, south of Sydney. […]

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  • Aussie soap out of the race

    Major news today from the UK with BBC1 dropping Aussie-made soap Out of the Blue after just six episodes. That’s nearly as bad as Canal Road. The remainder of the 130×30′ run will air on BBC2 in a 13.00 slot from May 19. Last week there was much hype over the strong debut for the […]

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