• Parky fights back farewell tears

    Sir David Attenborough, Sir Michael Caine, Jamie Cullum, Dame Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Peter Kay and Dame Edna Everage gathered for the final recording of Parkinson‘s chat show. The legendary host is retiring after 36 years. Parky fought back tears in the studio, saying, “Over the years it has been a privilege to […]

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  • Vote 1 BB auditions

    Channel TEN what have you subjected us to? An online barrage of rabid YouTube fans pleading for us to vote them into next year’s Big Brother house. Great. Out of the fat of one election campaign and into the fire of another. Meet David, Rhys, Beth and Tom. They all want us to vote them […]

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  • Spoiler: Neighbours / Home & Away finales

    TEN’s Neighbours will end the year on December 14, two weeks later than Home and Away which concludes next week. Warning: spoilers ahead! Don’t go if you don’t wanna know. Neighbours’ cliffhanger sees a roof collapse at a dance party with most of the younger cast members in peril. In a storyline reminiscent of the […]

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  • ABC offers more cash for jtv docos

    ABC TV and the Australian Film Commission are offering $300,000 to emerging filmmakers for jtv3, their third in the youth documentary series. “This third instalment of funds demonstrates ABC TV’s continued commitment to its younger audience, while helping develop Australia ‘s up-and-coming independent filmmakers,” said the ABC’s Kim Dalton. The two latest jtv docs titled […]

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  • Returning: A Touch of Frost

    It seems networks are still tweaking their summer schedules. Seven has slated repeats of A Touch of Frost for airs 8:30pm Wed December 5.The return of UK drama starring David Jason means Shark will no longer appear twice a week. Its sole timeslot remains 8:30pm Tuesdays. A Touch of Frost returning also means repeats of […]

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  • 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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