• Returning: Cold Case, Missing Persons Unit, RPA: WATN?

    Several new programming changes just announced by Nine. Cold Case will return to the 8:30pm Wednesday timeslot from Wednesday October 10. The “Cargo” episode resumes the unfinished fourth series which paused several weeks ago. There are three more episodes in Series 4. Will Nine will move into Series 5 for November? Missing Persons Unit will […]

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  • Dancing down a storm?

    Dancing with the Stars was confidently the #1 show last night, but it is again showing signs that its strongest audiences may well be behind it. In preliminary ratings figures (based on the scheduled timeslot of 7:30 – 9:30pm) it had 1.71m viewers, the lowest premiere audience across all seven series. Seven has since adjusted […]

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  • Girl power for new ABC drama

    A strong team of female actors and writers will spearhead a new 6 part ABC series, Bed of Roses. Kerry Armstrong (Louisa) will play the daughter of Julia Blake (Minna) in a story which sees Louisa return home to her country town after her husband falls dead in the arms of another woman. Joining them […]

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  • Kate quits Home and Away

    Gold Logie winner Kate Ritchie has announced her departure from Home and Away. She is one of only two original characters on the show, who with actor Ray Meager (Alf Stewart) entered the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running continuous roles in an Aussie drama. She will finish shooting scenes for the Seven drama […]

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  • Millionaire spin-off coming

    It could be a case of “Lock it in again, Eddie” if Eddie McGuire lands the hosting job on 50-50, the new spin-off show from the creators of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Channel Nine will produce their own version of the show, which has also been sold to Italy, Greece and Japan. According […]

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  • Gyngell back as Nine CEO

    Channel Nine has just announced David Gyngell, who quit as CEO of the Nine Network in May 2005, will return to the role from November. Gyngell, the son of the first man to appear on Aussie TV Bruce Gyngell, has been running Granada TV in Los Angeles. He is also godson to Kerry Packer and […]

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  • Thank God You’re repeating

    In a move that is somewhat uninspiring, TEN will re-screen Thank God You’re Here on Sundays from 6:30pm after the conclusion of America’s Next Top Model. The repeats will start from October 7th. One can’t imagine the Working Dog team being too pleased with the scheduling, they keep their seasons trim to keep the audience […]

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  • Vale: Alice Ghostley

    Alice Ghostley, best known as ‘Esmeralda’ in Bewitched has died of cancer. She appeared as the fumbling witch from 1966 to 1972 and was a recurring guest on Designing Women from 1986 to 1993. Ghostley was 81.

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  • Kelly back to Idol

    Kelly Clarkson will ‘return to her roots’ by appearing on Australian Idol next Monday night. Clarkson won the first US series. Ian Moss will also appear, singing an acoustic version of “Choir Girl” with the remaining contestants. The following week is Brit Pop night. Clarkson appears first on the AFL Footy Show Grand Final appearance […]

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  • So you think you can Audition?

    TEN has announced auditions for the Australian production of So You Think You Can Dance. They will be held in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from October 7 – November 4. Contestants must be aged 18 – 35 and be prepared to ‘krump’, ‘swing’ and ‘samba.’ TEN will announce a host for the show […]

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  • Has The Simpsons changed its opening?

    Now don’t have a cow, but The Simpsons may have gone and amended their famous opening title sequence. The 19th series has just aired in the US and reports indicate that the opening has incorporated aspects of ‘The Simpsons Movie’ into its title. Whether this is a once-off or a permanent move remains to be […]

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  • Aussie celebs to trace family tree

    Six Australian celebrities will trace their family roots in the local version of the genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? Cathy Freeman, Jack Thompson, Geoffrey Robertson, Kate Ceberano, Ita Buttrose and Dennis Commetti will learn more about their family history in the SBS show. The UK series showed British celebs including Julian Clary, […]

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