• Dancing: so where’s the twist?

    When Seven announced the sixth series of Dancing with the Stars earlier this year there were two new elements to the show. One was disco. The other was a “surprise twist.” So where is it? In fairness perhaps it is still coming. Or perhaps, as has been hinted to me by those behind the scenes, […]

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  • Vale: Kevin Crease

    Legendary Adelaide newsreader Kevin Crease has died of cancer, aged 71. Crease was the first face to appear on Adelaide television in 1959. He continued on air for 48 years, retiring in February this year. He had been reading Nine’s Adelaide News since 1987. Full story.

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  • Aussie crew in Real World wage fight

    MTV’s ultimate reality show, The Real World has come under fire by the Media and Entertainment Alliance of Australia for failing to pay its crew enough. The series is shooting in Sydney at the moment but is paying its Aussie crew members via Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) while the American crew receive MPPA rates, which […]

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  • Thu Apr 12

    [Nine/7:30pm] Getaway. [Nine/8:30pm] Missing Persons Unit. Series return. [Nine/9:30pm] The Footy Show. [ABC/8:30pm] Thanks For The Memories. Heart transplant recipients experience remarkable changes in their lives as they inherit the memories, habits and desires of their donors.[ABC/9:25pm] Big Enough. In this intimate portrait, several dwarfs who appeared in Jan Krawitz and Thomas Ott’s 1982 film, […]

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  • Thank God US premiere

    The American premiere of Thank God You’re Here came fourth in its timeslot against some tough competition. The comedy was beaten by ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Fox’s House, 24 and CBS’s CSI: Miami. The show will have a harder row in the country where Whose Line is it Anyway is already established. But NBC […]

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  • Logies: 2 down 1 to go.

    Dave Hughes has been added to the list as a key presenter of the upcoming Logie Awards. He joins Adam Hills as two of three key presenters. Again this year the awards are steering clear of a single host, and this time focussing on a younger crowd. So who will be third? So far we […]

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  • Wed Apr 11

    [Seven/8:30pm] Heroes. CHAPTER ELEVEN ‘FALLOUT.’ The tragic events in Texas have sad, serious repercussions for many of the ‘heroes’ and their families. Shocking details about the moments leading up to Issac’s predicted New York City nuclear bombing are revealed. Matt and F.B.I. Agent Audrey Hanson pursue a break in the Sylar case. Horrified by Jessica’s […]

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  • Reality hits home

    It’s been a bad week for gay contestants on Reality TV. Two were eliminated in back to back nightly programmes, The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. Courtney was voted out of TEN’s weight loss reality contest on Monday night. According to the show’s official website, the openly gay Courtney said, “I did want […]

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  • Tue Apr 10

    [Comedy/8:30pm] Invasion Iowa. Premiere. William Shatner. For years the little town of Riverside Iowa have been trying to get William Shatner to visit-after all it is the home of Captain Kirk! When he does arrive he brings with him an entire film crew and the news that he’ll be shooting a big budget movie there. […]

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  • SBS adopts Earth watch

    For the next six weeks, SBS will remind us all to live a greener life. Under the banner, Future Focus, the network will screen documentaries and reality programmes that highlight environmental, scientific and social issues. The first of these, Five Ways to Save the World airs tonight at 8:30pm. This programme presents “five radical, large-scale […]

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  • Falconio telemovie airs in the UK

    Murder in the Outback had its UK television premiere on Easter Sunday. Here’s what some of the Brits thought about the Australian-made telemovie… The Times Online said: “I admired this dramatisation. Froggatt was excellent, as was Bryan Brown as the low-key but ultimately effective prosecutor, the splendidly named Rex Wild.” The Guardian said: “It’s been […]

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  • Behind the effluent Kath & Kim deal

    More news today from behind the scenes of the sale of Kath and Kim to Seven. The ABC continues to defend its position amid questions about why it did not have a watertight position to retain the hit series. But prior to walking, producer Rick McKenna tried to nut out a workable deal with the […]

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