• Price dips on Nine properties

    The price tag for Nine’s Richmond and Willoughby sites is believed to have dropped. Developer Charter Hall is reportedly now offering between $60 – $65m (down from $85m) for the GTV9 site and $90 – $95m (down from $120m) for TCN9. It is believed the network is proceeding with the deal at the lower amount, […]

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  • Returning: Doctor Who

    Happy 40th Birthday Kylie, the ABC has just announced a date for your Doctor Who role as a waitress on the Titanic. The “Voyage of the Damned” Christmas special from 2007 will screen on Sunday June 29th (presumably at 8:30pm but that’s to be confirmed). It will follow with the new series a week later. […]

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  • Seriously pumped by new acquisitions

    Network TEN has returned home from the LA screenings with what it claims is its best haul in more than 10 years. Amongst its eight new network shows are the US version of Life on Mars, Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, the 90210 spin-off (pictured), the animated Cleveland from Family Guy’s Seth McFarlane, plus Harper’s Island, Worst […]

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  • Just your friendly neighbourhood serial killer

    TEN has confirmed Dexter is due in July. The Showtime series about the serial killer, who kills serial killers, stars Michael C. Hall. Two series have already screened on the Showcase Channel, but as anyone who has seen them knows, it is a dazzling series. No date has yet been released. I’m thinking 8:30pm Wednesdays […]

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  • Returning: Supernatural. Bumped: BB, Rove, Conchords

    TEN is adjusting its Sunday line-up with a number of changes that indicate is under-performing. Supernatural will return on Sunday June 8 at 9:40pm. This weekend June 1 Big Brother Live Eviction moves back to 7pm following a shorter half hour show. It will last for two hours. The following week, June 8, Big Brother […]

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  • Battle for Brekkie

    It’s now a year since Lisa WIlkinson was recruited by Nine from Weekend Sunrise to co-host Today with Karl Stefanovic. After on-going woes with various chair-fillers, Nine has certainly turned a corner. No longer are there regular headlines about disastrous ratings and behind-the-scenes sniping (they’ve all been turned to fiction in ‘Boned’ anyway). Sunrise still […]

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  • Airdate: Wild at Heart

    The ABC will screen ITV drama Wild at Heart from Saturday June 21. In the 7:30pm timeslot it will replace Bed of Roses. The show follows a Bristol-based vet and his family relocating to start a game park in South Africa. It is created by Ashley Pharoah, co-creator of Life on Mars and its spin-off […]

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  • Airdate: 62nd Tony Awards

    Broadway’s 62nd Tony Awards are again being beamed live to Australian viewers next month, and Whoopi Goldberg is hosting. The Bio Channel will screen the event live at 10am AEST on Monday June 16. Nominations this year are dominated by In the Heights -a musical in the Latino neighbourhood of NYC and the revival of […]

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  • Airdate: Durham County

    The 6 part Canadian drama Durham County will air on the Showcase Channel in July. The series stars Hugh Dillon as Mike Sweeney, a homicide detective from Toronto who moves his family to suburban Durham County to start over after his partner is killed. The role of his wife Audrey, diagnosed with breast cancer, is […]

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  • HBO to adapt Bad Girls

    Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball is developing an American version of British prison drama, Bad Girls for HBO. Ball will supervise the writing and executive produce with Eileen Gallagher, co-creator of the original series. The drama, which bowed out in 2006 after eight seasons, revolves around the staff and inmates of a women’s prison. FOX […]

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  • Vale: Dick Martin

    Dick Martin, one half of the 60’s comedy team in Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In died on the weekend. He was 86. Laugh-In took US TV by storm in the 1960s, making stars of Goldie Hawn and Lily Tomlin and creating such catch-phrases as “Sock it to me!” It was also popular in Australia. Martin (pictured, […]

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  • Lock up your altar boys

    When the complaints start rolling in, you can say you heard about it here. Tomorrow night the ABC premieres its new panel series The Gruen Transfer. Wil Anderson asks 4 members of the advertising industry how they would reinvigorate a tired old brand. They chose the forthcoming visit by Pope Benedict for World Youth Day […]

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