• Vale: Maila Nurmi

    Television’s Vampira has died peacefully aged 86. Maila Nurmi was the original US TV horror-host in the 1950’s. After her TV run, Nurmi was a well-known figure around L.A. and developed a friendship with James Dean. After her show was canceled, she refused to sign away the rights to the character and only re-appeared in […]

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  • CBS cashes its chips with Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman’s production deal with CBS Paramount has ended. The studio announced the end of its partnership with SEED Productions as a result of the writers’ strike. Viva Laughlin failed last year after terrible reviews and disappointing ratings. CBS Paramount enacted a “force majeure” clause, cancelling a number of pre-production deals with writers and producers […]

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  • Underbelly site launches

    Channel Nine has launched a dedicated website for Underbelly at www.underbellytv.com Poised to become the network’s biggest website for one of its shows so far, it currently has a 3 minute trailer of the new crime drama. In coming weeks the show will have behind the scenes footage, character profiles, “family trees” that show how […]

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  • Former editor in court

    A former 60 Minutes editor faced court yesterday charged with committing an act of indecency with a person 16 years or older. Duncan Leyburn Taylor, 49, was sacked by Nine after allegedly exposing himself to a pregnant colleague on November 14 last year. He was arrested at the Nine Network’s Sydney studios the next day. […]

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  • Steve Jacobs lands Power of 10

    Today weatherman and former sitcom star, Steve Jacobs, will now set his sights on becoming a game show host after landing the role of Power of Ten host. “I don’t think it has sunk in, actually,” he told the Daily Telegraph yesterday. In the US the show is hosted by Drew Carey with a $10M […]

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  • Mad Men Marathon coming

    The Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Mad Men has been largely overlooked by Australian viewers, due in part to limitations accessing it. The series set in a 1960’s advertising agency has already aired on the Movie Extra channel, and is available on Channel Nine’s website for around $2 a pop. Shame they didn’t air […]

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  • Reporter may sue Nine

    Christine Spiteri, currently awaiting conciliation of her discrimination complaint against the Nine Network, will return to the US as a Los Angeles correspondent until her contract expires in March. That’s bound to make for interesting viewing. When news breaks in America in March everyone will have to “keep up appearances.”The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity […]

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  • The Kylie Show due in February

    Kylie’s UK special The Kylie Show will air on Channel Seven in February. Today she appeared in her much-publicised interview on Sunrise. She also spoke about filming Doctor Who, touring Australia ‘as soon as possible’, but denied the rumour of an appearance at Mardi Gras.

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  • Golden Globes: The Winners

    Given there is no telecast this year, there doesn’t seem much point in holding off on spoilers. So here are the TV winners as they are announced. This thread updates. Best Supporting Actor, Series/Mini-Series/TV: Jeremy Piven in Entourage.Best Actress TV series Drama: Glenn Close in Damages.Best Supporting Actress TV miniseries, telemovie: Samantha Morton, LongfordBest Actor […]

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  • Week 3

    Week 3Seven 29.7Nine 27.2TEN 18.8ABC 16.6SBS 7.61 Seven’s Tennis: 2008 Aust Open – Day 6 Night Session Seven 1,441,0002 Seven News Sunday Seven 1,437,0003 National Nine News Saturday Nine 1,408,0004 National Nine News Nine 1,365,0005 Today Tonight Seven 1,342,0006 Seven News Seven 1,301,0007 Wild Vets Seven 1,300,0008 Seven News Saturday Seven 1,234,0009 A Current Affair […]

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  • Auditions: Million Dollar Salon

    Following on from news that Australian hairdresser Tabatha Coffey will have her own US reality show, Nine is holding auditions for its upcoming reality series Million Dollar Salon. The show will follow 12 Australians running six hair salons, with the winner getting their own million-dollar premises. Audition info is as follows: The Million $ Salon […]

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  • Jericho season 2 leaked

    The first three episodes of Jericho’s second season have been leaked online. Whether this is a deliberate marketing act is unclear, but the eps are available on Torrent sites. Last year Jericho was axed by CBS only to trigger fan fury. CBS was bombarded with boxes of peanuts by fans sending the message, “Nuts to […]

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