• Returning: Monk

    Well it’s not the best timeslot, but at least it’s back. Monk will return to TEN on the HD channel from Monday June 23. It screens at 11:30pm following Friday Night Lights (now twice a week). The critically-appraised series returns with new episodes beginning with “Mr Monk and the Actor” the first ep of the […]

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  • The real life Wisteria Lane

    The Bree, Lynette, Susan and Gabrielle are complete and Wisteria Lane is almost finished. Two years after they were first mooted, the houses “inspired” by Desperate Housewives now have their first residents. In the outer-western development of Melbourne, Caroline Springs, there are eleven houses on the true-life Wisteria Lane, mimicking those on the Universal Studios […]

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  • No day like Today

    The Today show beat Sunrise in Sydney yesterday for the first time in two years. In a close finish Nine had 115,000 over Seven’s 113,000. The win in the Sydney market follows regular wins for Today in Melbourne. Nationally, Sunrise remains in front, yesterday scoring 392,000 to Today’s 281,000, a lead of more than 100,000 […]

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  • Jimmy Smits joins Dexter

    Jimmy Smits is joining the cast of Dexter for its third season. He will play “an ambitious, charismatic assistant district attorney” named Miguel Prado, who is well known as coming from one of Miami’s most politically connected families. The role follows the demise of Cane and previous roles in LA Law, NYPD Blue, and The […]

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  • Fire blazes offices of Jamie Oliver

    A fire in Melbourne last night ripped through the offices of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant and a Melbourne business, CBD Group. The blaze in the building on AC/DC Lane started on the first floor, gutting the interior of three offices and collapsing part of the iron roof, but leaving the building otherwise structurally intact. The […]

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  • ABC2 for Breakfast

    Lateline’s Virginia Trioli (pictured) and Foreign Correspondent’s Peter Lloyd will anchor the ABC’s new TV news program starting on ABC2 in September, Breakfast. From 6am to 10am every weekday, Breakfast will carry news from the broadcaster’s television, radio and online journalists. As previously reported it will include footage of live radio interviews with politicians and […]

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  • I see split people

    America is about to experience the acting range of one Toni Collette. While they’ve seen her work in Sixth Sense and Little Miss Sunshine, it’s likely to pale beside the skills required of her as a woman with multiple personalities in The United States of Tara. US cable network Showtime has now greenlit 12 episodes […]

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  • ’33’ and life’s a dream

    UPDATE: 4 workmates won $58m, 2 are single and 2 are married. 33. That was the number that landed one solitary entry a cool $58m last night. The winning ticket was bought at Lakeside Newsagency in Reservoir, metropolitan Melbourne, on a 50 game quick pick. The Powerball draw is an Australian record, and its 60 […]

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  • 60 Minutes breaches ACMA codes in suicide story

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority has found that TCN9 breached safeguards for reports about suicide on 60 Minutes last year. Nine also failed to adequately warn viewers about the potentially distressing material prior to the segment. In the segment, “Web of Darkness” presented by Liam Bartlett (pictured) the suicide pact of two teenagers included […]

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  • Camp Hollywood calling

    An interesting article appeared in today’s Australian analysing “the camp celebrity gossip.” They are certainly a staple of morning television. Nelson Aspen (pictured) appears on Sunrise, Richard Reid on Today and local boy Adam Richard on 9am with David and Kim. Other showbiz experts on the box include Richard Wilkins (Today), Andrew Mercado (Mornings with […]

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  • All in a name

    Need a title for your new show? Just take one that’s already working and drop a word. It’s almost getting hard to discern one show from another these days. Only one of these shows is a scripted drama, the rest are all factual: BorderlineBorder SecurityBorder PatrolSea PatrolSurf PatrolDeadly Surf Bondi RescueSearch and RescueRSPCA Animal RescueAnimal […]

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  • ATOM Award entries closing

    Last call for producers to enter their TV wares in the annual ATOM Awards, the gongs handed out by the Australian Teachers of Media. The emphasis on the awards is on educational merit, but also includes documentary, short films and animation. The awards are also open to indie filmmakers, students and educational bodies. Last year […]

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