• Top fury at Top Gear host

    British safety groups have reacted with fury to news that UK police will not punish Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson for using his mobile while driving. Despite the Mirror newspaper publishing a photograph of Clarkson chatting on his phone while doing 70mph he will only receive a letter warning. Police decided they didn’t have enough evidence […]

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  • ‘Quincy ME’ sues NBC

    Years before forensics became popularised through shows like CSI there was Quincy, M.E starring Jack Klugman. A charismatic actor, Klugman inhabited the role for seven years from 1976 to 1983. But now he is suing NBC Universal on Friday, claiming the studio is lying about the show’s profits and owes him money. His 1976 contract […]

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  • Airdate: The Hunt for HMAS Sydney

    The discovery of the HMAS Sydney two weeks ago was such major news it led news and current affairs programmes. There were emotional outpourings as the memories of 645 lost sailors were remembered. The Sydney and the German ship, Kormoran, were discovered 10 nautical miles apart off Western Australia’s mid-west coast after a two-and-a-half week […]

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  • Aussie boys take US leads

    More casting news in the US provides good news for Aussie actors. Former Home & Away actor Christopher Egan is to play the lead in an NBC pilot based on the story of King David. And Simon Baker is heading back to CBS. Pitched as a “contemporary soap”, Kings will revolve around David (Egan), a […]

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  • Tyra not quitting Top Model

    Rumors that Tyra Banks is quitting America’s Next Top Model are completely false according to her publicist. US magazine OK! had quoted a ‘show insider’ as saying, “Tyra Banks is not getting along with Jay Manuel. She thinks he has become a diva and is ungrateful to her for making him a star. The way […]

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  • Auditions: Hole in the Wall

    Last October TV Tonight told you Nine had optioned the wacky Japanese game show Hole in the Wall. Now the show is in rehearsal at GTV9, while sets are being prepared for shooting at Melbourne’s dockland studios. And there is a call for contestants, ready to make idiots of themselves when it begins recording in […]

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  • Ballarat hearing in court

    The preliminary hearing in the case against former Hey Hey producer Gavan Disney and former BTV6 personality Fred Fargher took place yesterday. The alleged offences took place against one victim between January 1980 and December 1983. Both Fargher and Disney worked for Ballarat’s BTV6 during the 1970s and 1980s. Fargher was the host of variety […]

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  • Bye bye Mint….

    And there’s just one more show remaining for Nine’s The Mint. The demise of the show tonight sees an end (fingers crossed) to the last late-night game show on Australian television. It first found success in Big Brother Up Late, which led to TEN’s Up Late Game Show with Hot Dogs. Nine then weighed in […]

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  • …and hello Mansion!

    Local comics Charlie Pickering and Michael Chamberlin move into the Comedy Channel’s The Mansion next week. These two guys are set to be smart, irreverent, topical and, most impressively, very up to date. For their weekly satirical show, they will be frantically writing comedy material as late as 24 hours before airing (a practice also […]

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  • Cast member dropped from Dirty Sexy

    The Darlings of New York will be minus a Juliet when its second season resumes production in the US. Dirty Sexy Money’s Samaire Armstrong, who plays a fraternal twin to Jeremy, will only appear on a recurring basis. According to Michael Ausiello, last October “Armstrong entered a treatment facility for undisclosed reasons. Producers were forced […]

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  • So what’s Ray gonna say?

    Ray Martin will guest next week on WIN TV’s Susie show. The former Nine honcho appears on Wednesday’s edition at 10am. Perhaps Ray could convince WIN boss Bruce Gordon that he deserves his own Parkinson style show, given that he “owned the genre” before Denton came along (his words). Or maybe he and Susie Elelman […]

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  • Airdate: Indian Premier League:Twenty 20 Cricket

    Channel TEN’s first Indian Premier League cricket match will screen live at 11:30pm Friday April 18. Because of NASCAR commitments only half an hour will screen on TEN HD. The scheduling is something of a moving target, with a second game played live at 7:30pm Saturday April 19 on TEN HD, but delayed to 11pm […]

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