• BB nominations changes

    Reports today that the Monday edition of Big Brother will be scrapped next year as part of the show’s revamp. It is understood radio commitments for Kyle Sandilands will limit his involvement.“I do know that there will be a whole heap of changes, and Kyle will absolutely not be as heavily involved as Gretel was […]

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  • Idol: It’s Matt vs Natalie

    Australian Idol 2007 will be either Natalie Gauci or Matt Corby. Queensland trumpeter Carl Riseley missed out on his chance at the Opera House in tonight’s Verdict show. 17yo Matt Corby from Cronulla is considered the favourite. He will compete against 25yo Natalie Gauci from Melbourne. Next week the two will present their rendition of […]

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  • Official: Seven summer line-up.

    Seven officially advised of its summer programming today, confirming the weekend story that 30 Rock would have its long-awaited premiere in Australia. As reported, there are new eps of The Amazing Race, Shark, Bones, American Dad, The Simple Life Goes To Camp and Heartbeat spin-off, The Royal. Additional new shows include Six Degrees (pictured) a […]

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  • Rudd to call on Rove

    After years of never hearing from the PM, Rove will get to meet with Kevin Rudd when he guests on the final show next Sunday night. Rove famously staged a “PM call Rove” campaign in 2004, even stalking his residence and ambushing an interview, but he has been perpetually snubbed. It seems the ALP is […]

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  • More Chopping Block ingredients

    A few more details have emerged about The Chopping Block, Nine’s new reality series from Block producers David Barbour and Julian Cress. The two producers are known to be Gyngell favourites, having followed him at his behest to LA. Each week two Melbourne and Sydney restaurants will be reviewed by a secret critic and given […]

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  • Seven signs Aust Open to 2014

    The Seven Network has signed The Australian Open through to 2014. Seven has also secured exclusive new media rights for 2008-2014 and exclusive subscription television rights for 2010-2014. But high definition broadcasting won’t kick in until 2009. “Seven Network provides an outstanding coverage of the Australian Open and is an integral part of its success. […]

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  • GTV9 site hits property market.

    GTV9 Richmond is now officially on the market after sales agent Colliers International added it to its portfolio. It follows the Willoughby site being added last month. The GTV site was established in 1908 as the Wertheim Piano Factory. Heinz took ownership of the site in 1935 until the Nine Network’s purchase in 1955. The […]

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  • Old boss returns to Footy Show

    As reported yesterday, David Gyngell has appointed one of Nine’s old mates, Gary Burns, to take charge of the NRL Footy Show. Burns will take the title of “Executive Producer – Event Television”, though The Footy Show is his first order of duty. Burns has 18 years with Nine, 10 in sport, prior to his […]

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  • Guy for Memphis countdown

    Seven is jumping on the “countdown” format that has been so popular for Nine with a music special led by Guy Sebastian. It will count down the most popular Memphis songs in an evening-based Sunrise special, Sunrise Presents: Your Song. Sebastian will sing the top 5 viewer voted songs. The special ties in with a […]

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  • Ratings Week 46

    Saturday:1 New Tricks ABC 1,291,0002 ABC News ABC 1,136,0003 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,100,0004 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,077,0005 Judge John Deed Seven 896,0006 Herbie: Fully Loaded Seven 857,0007 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 831,0008 The Bill ABC 790,0009 Star Wars: Episode Iv – A New Hope Ten 774,00010 Second Test – Australia […]

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  • Kath and Kim readies amid strike action

    The US version of Kath & Kim is “ready to shoot” according to a story that indicates pilots are being ramped up as a way to offset effects of the Writers’ Strike. The show now has a director in Paul Feig. Kath and Kim is one of the formats NBC exec Ben Silverman is pushing […]

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  • Are we there yet? Seven wins again.

    Week 45 was the week networks began to worry about the fallout of the US Writers’ Strike, the ABC pulled the plug on The Sideshow and dissed the AFI Awards, competition phone lines got crossed wires and Kylie got back together with Jason. More importantly, Seven won yet another ratings win, nabbing 28.6% to Nine’s […]

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