• All at sea for MIPCOM

    Nine boss David Gyngell has moored the Packer yacht within sight of MIPCOM’s TV trade fair, reportedly to show Seven and TEN he means business. MIPCOM is being held in Cannes and ends tomorrow. Gyngell is said to be buying up big on game shows for the network in 2008. He also has programming boss […]

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  • Out of the Arena

    Foxtel took over the management of the Arena Channel from XYZ Networks earlier this month and it has opted not to continue Kathryn Eisman’s role as a channel presenter. Eisman was a reporter for the Xclusive showbiz programme. “We are developing a new slate for Arena and unfortunately Kathryn doesn’t fit in with those plans,” […]

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  • TV Lounge

    The TV Lounge is an open forum for you to add comments or ask questions on topics that you can’t see anywhere else on the site. The previous TV Lounge is archived here. So if there’s something you’ve been meaning to get off your chest, or there’s a question that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere […]

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  • Gallery: Nip / Tuck

    TV Tonight is pleased to bring you these hot-off-the-scalpel photos and clips of Nip / Tuck season 5 which airs in the US later this month. Thanks to our friends at FX Network I have received these sexy promo pics and clips of the forthcoming season, even though there is no sign of them airing […]

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  • Nielsen backflips on new US rating rule

    That new ruling by US Ratings kings Nielsen which allowed repeat episodes to combined is no more. The ruling, which recognised combined audiences if a show was repeated in the same week with the same advertising content, was used by NBC for Heroes -boosting the show’s season premiere to 17m viewers. Without the repeat the […]

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  • Bumped: Damages. Returning: Without a Trace.

    Hate to say I told you so. Only hours ago TV Tonight speculated that Damages would move to 10:30pm following lowly figures of only 463,000 viewers last night. Nine has just announced that’s exactly what it will do. The show moves by one hour to make way for the return of Without A Trace effective […]

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  • More downloads offered for 2008.

    Channels Nine and TEN will be offering more full-episode television programmes for download next year, as networks ramp up their online offerings. Both networks expect to offer free downloads supplemented by advertising. Seven’s position on full-length episodes remains unclear. Nine has so far offered a largely fee-based service for McLeod’s Daughters, Sea Patrol, CSI and […]

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  • Channel V iced with embarrassment

    A ‘harmless’ SMS question on music Channel V’s What U Want backfired after viewers were outraged with the text answers that scrolled across their screen last weekend. Following a clip of the skating movie Blades of Glory viewers were asked to message “their favourite memories on ice.” What followed were drug-related answers scrolling across the […]

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  • Too smart for its own good?

    It’s easily one of the best on the box. Classy, dark, malicious and chockful of powderkeg performances. But is the sprawling, complex plot of Damages too smart for its own good? Ratings for the legal thriller both in Australia and the US have failed to match the critical acclaim. Last night against tough competition, Damages […]

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  • Towering trouble for TCN

    Following moves by City of Yarra Council in Melbourne to review planning regulations over the future use of the GTV9 site, now Willoughby Council is similarly keen to see Sydney’s TCN site given to low-scale residential use if the site is redeveloped. The council may allow medium to higher density housing to the centre and […]

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  • Californication lands ACMA investigation

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority will investigate Network TEN’s Californication following complaints from lobby groups. ACMA confirmed it would launch an investigation to Christian group, the Festival of Light. “This is a show on cable in the US and not free-to-air like here in Australia,” Festival of Light spokeswoman Roslyn Phillips told AAP. “There […]

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  • Airdate: Viva Laughlin

    Hugh Jackman’s anticipated new series Viva Laughlin will premiere on Nine on Monday October 22nd at 8:30pm. It promises to be a big night for the network, following its first trial of the live 90 minute Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The series is a musical drama, adapted from the BBC’s Blackpool which aired […]

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