• 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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  • Jetstar Going Places with Nine

    Channel Nine’s behind-the-scenes show in conjunction with Jetstar Airlines, Going Places will premiere on Sunday October 7. The show has had a title-change from the originally announced Jetstar (thank goodness!). It will screen in the 5pm timeslot. New series that goes behind the scenes of the airline, Jetstar, as it moves into the highly competitive […]

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  • NSync star for Nine show

    Former NSync singer Joey Fatone is coming to Australia to host Channel Nine’s new Singing Bee show. Fatone hosts the NBC original which launched to an impressive 13.1m viewers in July. The karaoke contest sees contestants trying to accurately remember lyrics to songs for a $50,000 prize. The announcement of Fatone as host is an […]

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  • High School Musical hits ratings high

    There is no stopping High School Musical 2 which this week was the #1 show on subscription TV, no easy feat when the title usually goes to stand alone sporting events. The saccharine Disney movie snared a whopping 185,000 viewers, ahead of the ICC 20 20 Cricket trailing in second place on just 98,000. HSM2 […]

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  • Ratings Week 39

    Saturday:1 AFL Grand Final Ten 2,572,0002 Grand Final Wrap Up Ten 2,387,0003 Grand Final Pre Match Ten 1,944,0004 New Tricks ABC 1,360,000 Friday:1 Better Homes And Gardens Seven 1,319,0002 Seven News Seven 1,305,0003 Today Tonight Seven 1,229,0004 Home And Away Seven 1,184,0005 Nine News Nine 1,162,0006 A Current Affair Nine 1,053,0007 Airline Nine 1,039,0008 Temptation […]

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