• First Review: Tsunami: The Aftermath

    I must admit I am in two minds about this film. Why? Because Nine has severely edited this down from a two part to a single telemovie. The original stands at three hours without ads, but Nine has opted to screen an edited two and a half hours with ads -almost 50% of the material […]

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  • Billy’s last Rage

    The ABC will tonight feature Billy Thorpe in a musical tribute on Rage. The special will air from 12:40am Sunday morning. Thorpe passed away last month ago after a sudden heart attack. When Sky News aired his Memorial Service it had nearly 69,000 viewers – the #6 Pay TV program of the week.

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  • With Daddos like these

    Cameron Daddo is returning to our screens in a light entertainment piece called With Friends Like These to air 6:30pm Sunday March 25 on Nine. Preview Clip. The half hour show, described as a funkier version of This is Your Life, sees him reunite with old mates – Anthony La Paglia to begin with. The […]

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  • No WIN yet in Nine Perth sell-off

    As Nine tries to purchase its Nine affiliate from Sunraysia’s Eva Presser there are problems ahead. The bad blood between Presser and WIN Corporation’s Bruce Gordon (left), who made an earlier and higher bid on the shares, is leading to a courtcase. Gordon is already part-owner of Nine Perth but Presser had not let him […]

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  • Thank God it’s Jerry

    Jerry Springer will make a guest appearance in the American series of Thank God You’re Here. The spin-off will premiere on April 9 on NBC. Springer was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and currently hosts America’s Got Talent. The line-up of guests and regulars is looking impressive so far: Jennifer Coolidge, Fran Drescher, […]

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  • Daytime Emmy noms

    The Young and the Restless has garnered several key nominations in the 34th annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards, which will be presented June 15 in Hollywood: OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:Maura West in As the World Turns (CBS)Crystal Chappell in Guiding Light (CBS)Kim Zimmer in Guiding Light (CBS)Jeanne Cooper in The Young and […]

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  • Cancelled: Veronica Mars

    There are stories surfacing that Veronica Mars has been cancelled in the US. Apparently representatives for actress Tina Majorino (Cindy ‘Mac’ Mackenzie ) told Moviehole that The CW network has cancelled the series. This was also news to creator Rob Thomas, who said “If we’re cancelled, I certainly don’t know about it.” In Australia TEN […]

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  • Shoot that poison arrow

    Smallville fans set your VCR / DVD-R if you live in Melbourne, otherwise you will miss the introduction of the hot new character, the Green Arrow. Playing the role is Justin Hartley, from Passions. The Arrow’s secret identity is Oliver Queen, billionaire and mayor of fictional Star City; he is best known to his associates […]

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  • Stan’s Beastly spirit

    Stan Zemanek is to continue as Australia’s longest-serving host of Beauty and the Beast despite undergoing treatment for a malignant brain tumour diagnosed last year. Foxtel has commissioned 20 new episodes of the trusty old panel show, which first aired in 1964. He will be joined by two more female panellists per episode. Press Release […]

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  • Upcoming Guest Stars

    Roseanne Barr will guest star on My Name is Earl next Thursday 8:00pm on Seven. She plays a trailer park manager who has a life-change. She’s pretty funny in it if you are a fan. Other upcoming guests to look out for in other shows are: Fran Drescher, Bernadette Peters & Jon Bon Jovi. More […]

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  • London reporting. Take 2. Take 3.

    James Talia as Nine’s London Correspondent is one of their better reporters. But someone at NineMSN needs to be more on the ball. In this webcast of a news item on accused French terrorist Willie Brigitte, they didn’t cue the item properly. The Master Control tape rewinds several times over and James starts the report […]

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  • Lost losing it

    Lost is in trouble. For the second week running it has come third in its timeslot. Last night Missing Persons Unit was the top show of the night with 1.24m viewers. In the same timeslot, Law & Order: SVU had 1.20m and Lost trailed with 1.14m. Such figures are a shadow of its first season […]

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