• Returning: Shameless

    The dysfunctional Gallagher family of Shameless will return in new series for SBS this month. The series based on the upbringing of writer Paul Abbott will return at 10pm on Monday October 22. This is the fourth series of the hit show. A fifth series has also been commissioned by Channel 4 for 2008. Paul […]

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  • Free Sydney preview: Chandon Pictures

    Sydney viewers can get a free sneak peek of the new Foxtel comedy Chandon Pictures if they are quick to RSVP to a cinema screening taking place on Wednesday October 17 @ 7pm. The comedy is a spin-off from a Tropfest win by Rob Carlton and Alex Weinress. The series follows the misadventures of struggling […]

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  • Controversial Bali film to screen

    The controversial dramatisation of the 2002 Bali bombing will air on the History Channel this Friday night, the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. Made last year in Indonesia, Long Road to Heaven seeks to illustrate the different points of view by the main players. It will dramatise the terrorists from Jemaah Islamiyah and al-Qaeda, the […]

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  • Ewan’s motorbike travels for SBS

    Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman tonight chat to Andrew Denton about trekking the work on their motorbikes for the documentary series, Long Way Round. But SBS will actually screen the series next month. The two friends travel through France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Mongolia, Siberia, Alaska and Canada. The series features music by Radiohead, […]

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  • Third series for Blue Water High

    The ABC today began shooting the third series of Blue Water High on Sydney’s northern beaches. The show has been a quiet achiever for the ABC, picking up awards and doing well in international sales. It was originally co-produced by a German broadcaster. Executive Producer Noel Price said, “We weren’t expecting to do a third […]

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  • ACMA slaps Today Tonight. Again.

    For the second time in four days the Australian Media and Communications Authority has found reason to criticise Today Tonight. This time a story broadcast on Southern Cross Tasmania in 2006 about a father paying child support unnecessarily identified a 12yo child as not being the man’s biological son. According to ACMA TNT9 aired a […]

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  • Seven set to drop the balls

    When Kath and Kim finishes up next week it will be replaced by the premiere of National Bingo Night. The show hosted by Tim Campbell will premiere at 6:30pm on Sunday October 21. Studio contestants will compete for $50,000 cash, with audience members chasing $5,000. If someone in the audience gets Bingo then the contestant […]

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  • Denton nabs Helen Mirren interview

    Helen Mirren will appear as a guest on the ABC’s Enough Rope with Andrew Denton. The Oscar winner will appear on Monday October 22. Tonight Denton has more good guests including Ewan McGregor and friend Charley Boorman who will talk about their world travels on motorbikes. Pamela Stephenson also appears. Winner of of an Academy […]

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  • Ratings Week 41

    Saturday:1 New Tricks ABC 1,336,0002 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 1,182,0003 Seven News Seven 1,170,0004 ABC News 1,142,0005 National Nine News Saturday Nine 1,003,0006 The Bill ABC 856,0007 Movie: Tarzan Seven 790,0008 Gardening Australia ABC 702,0009 Ten News At Five Sat Ten 697,00010 Judge John Deed Seven 670,000 Seven: 27.4%Nine: 26.0%ABC: 22.9%Ten: 17.3%SBS: 6.4% Friday:1 […]

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  • Scary strike could cripple US TV

    October 31 is renowned as Halloween in the US. But its also the same date the current contract between the Writers’ Guild of America expires with studios. Since July both sides have engaged in a battle over residuals, DVD profits, and fees in reality and cable. If the dispute isn’t settled the industry could be […]

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  • An unholy current affair

    Last week Today Tonight ran two stories claiming Australian Idol was being hijacked by the Hillsong Church, stating that five of its nine finalists were church members: Matt Corby, Tarisai Vushe, Daniel Mifsud, Ben McKenzie and Mark da Costa. Yesterday the Sunday Age wrote that “none was a devotee,” a fact that Idol producers told […]

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  • Nine phones a friend as Seven wins.

    David Gyngell spent the week seeking counsel on changes for the Nine Network. Perhaps he should ask the NRL to have Sunday night football every week, it was Nine’s most popular show all year. Despite starting the week some 17% points ahead of Seven its lead was whittled away by the regular tentpole programming of […]

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