• Kostakidis settles with SBS

    SBS newsreader Mary Kostakidis has settled her case against broadcaster SBS. Today’s hearing in the Federal Court was cancelled, fueling speculation of an out of court settlement. “I can’t really comment,” Kostakidis told The Age. She did confirm that today’s Federal Court hearing had been cancelled. SBS reportedly refused to comment. The newsreader walked from […]

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  • No Deal as Antiques cashes in.

    So is this a case of everything old is new again? Yesterday Antiques Roadshow beat Deal or No Deal nationally for the first time. Antiques scored 628,000 viewers to Deal’s 623,000. The day before Deal was 698,000 to Antiques’ 603,000. Nine’s quaint UK import is certainly giving them better results than Bert’s Family Feud, and […]

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  • Ray, Ray, Ray…..

    Ray Martin lands new hosting role.Ray Martin walks away from Nine.Ray Martin to interview Irwins. Ray left fuming after Nine’s worm silenced. Nine veteran Ray Martin vows to stay. Ray Martin confirms leaving Nine.Ray of hope for Martin.Ray lays down the law. Just a few of the headlines we’ve been subjected to in recent times. […]

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  • Home and Away starlet quits

    Actress Sharni Vinson is set to leave Home and Away screens in mid-2008 after meeting and falling for CSI: NY actor A.J. Buckley. She will make a move to the US where she already has “great contacts” says the Daily Telegraph. Vinson landed the role of Cassie after playing guest roles on the Seven soap. […]

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  • Half a Bill?

    The ABC will remove The Bill from its Tuesday timeslot next year due to disappointing ratings. It will be replaced by hour long documentaries. The change will reportedly see Foreign Correspondent trimmed from 40 minutes to 30 minutes. No word whether ABC will shift it to another slot or cut the show from two airings […]

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  • Seven’s Election Night: still done right?

    With news that bogus Islamic flyers have been distributed by the husband of retiring Liberal member Jackie Kelly in the seat of Lindsay, she was forced to feebly defend the blunder as something of a gag. “My view is that it is a bit of a Chaser-style prank,” she said on ABC radio today. Hardly. […]

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  • Survey says…. Power of Ten auditions

    Channel Nine has started the audition process for a mysterious “high-stakes, adrenaline-filled game show.” Except it’s not that much of a mystery when you read the details about how the show works. It’s The Power of Ten. The show is a variation on the basic premise of Family Feud and The Rich List -guessing the […]

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  • ABC to build new Brissy HQ

    The ABC will build new Brisbane headquarters in Newstead, set to open in 2010. ABC managing director Mark Scott confirmed the announcement, following its previous site in Toowong being at the centre of a cancer scare late last year. ABC staff were moved to Ten Network studios on Mount Coot-tha, and nine other locations around […]

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  • More local fare coming to Subscription TV

    The Comedy Channel is to develop two projects that were pitched at the recent Screen Producers Conference. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better is the working title of a comedy series that follows the writers, actors, producers and network executives involved in the painful birth of the first season of a sketch show. The pitch […]

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  • Nine goes to the movies

    The first week of summer programming is now locked in for the Nine Network. Most of the news has already been published here before: The Big Bang Theory and the return of Waking the Dead, Extreme Makeover, Survivor, New Adventures of Old Christine, Men in Trees and King of Queens. On most nights of the […]

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  • 30 Rock becomes 10:30 Rock for Seven

    The first week of Seven’s summer programming is now in (well it was in some time ago but those pesky Seven embargoes prevent TV Tonight from telling you any earlier). One of the exciting new shows 30 Rock only gets a 10:30pm timeslot, obviously viewed as having the same cult audience as shows like Arrested […]

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  • Iconic TEN studios to go

    It was once the famed Wentworth Detention Centre of Prisoner, but the Nunawading studios of Global Television is to be sold reports the Herald-Sun. Principally the home of Channel TEN’s Melbourne base it has also housed Neighbours, Rove, Thank God You’re Here, Carson’s Law, Perfect Match, The Comedy Company, The Price is Right, The Box, […]

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