• Big Brother crew host new show

    The crew from Friday Night Live are returning to a new Friday programme that showcases clips and pranks from the internet. Friday Night Download will air at 7:30pm from Friday October 26, with Mike Goldman, Bree Amer and Ryan Fitzgerald back in the hosting chairs. The announcement puts to rest some rumours that Fitzgerald was […]

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  • Judges announced for Think you can Dance

    The former wife of America’s So You Think You can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe is one of three judges announced by TEN for the Australian production. Bonnie Lythgoe, a British-born dancer, will be joined by Sydney choreographer Jason Coleman, and dancer Matt Lee for the reality show which airs on TEN in February next year. […]

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  • Singing Bee launches

    Last night I attended Channel Nine’s launch of The Singing Bee, its new music game show which premieres this Sunday night. Two episodes were recorded by American host Joey Fatone in Melbourne. The show combines karaoke and pop culture skills where contestants must complete musical phrases played by the resident band. I always make it […]

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  • Airdate: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

    Reports today that the return of Who Wants to be a Millionaire is set for Monday October 22. The show is taking over from Temptation in the 7pm timeslot. Ed Phillips’ game show is hardly faring that poorly, and with numbers down for 1 vs 100 (due in part to poor lead-ins), it’s an unusual […]

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  • Chaser case adjourned

    As expected the case against The Chaser cast and crew over their APEC stunt has been adjourned until December. An ABC statement follows: Today ABC lawyers, with the consent of the Police Prosecutor, appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court and sought and obtained orders from the Court adjourning the cases involving the eleven members […]

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  • US TV Ratings

    Now the first week of official Fall ratings are over, I’m adding US TV Ratings to this blog, as a reference point for how some of your favourite shows are faring in the land of television. Nielsen only officially allows publication of the Top 20. Ratings week ending Dec 24 – 23 20071 NBC Sunday […]

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  • Euro sports deal for Foxtel

    Foxtel will offer its first “add-on” channel provided by a separate supplier, having signed the Irish-based Setanta Sports network. Previously only screening in Aussie pubs, the sports channel will offer Euro sports including the Six Nations games, Scottish FA Cup, Celtic League plus South American soccer. Under an agreement approved by the ACCC, viewers who […]

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  • Everybody gotta cut loose

    Well, you wanted it so here it is, Kath and Kel on Dancing with the Stars. As the top couple of the Jazzy B Dance Troupe from Bonbeach, these two did everything from the El Paso Doble to Footloose to a bit of the Tango. Naturally they scored a standing ovation from the audience. And […]

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  • TEN’s Tuesdays: hit Repeat.

    This is a photo of I Love Lucy, generally regarded as the most repeated show in television history. It’s also an hilarious episode with Lucy wreaking havoc on an assembly line. I thought of it when looking over TEN’s upcoming Tuesday programming. Now that new episodes of Numb3rs have ended, TEN has an assembly line […]

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  • Dumped: The Wedge

    Technically this is a case of Bumped not Dumped, but the new timeslot for first-run episodes of The Wedge is so inglorious, it’s a moot point. On October 20th the show will appear at the dead-zone slot of 10:50pm on a Saturday night. Hardly a vote of confidence for a show that TEN trumpeted as […]

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  • To John and Bacharach

    Australian Idol’s Mr. Nice Guy, John Foreman will present a TV special celebrating the music of legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. With a string of guest performers, Foreman will highlight the songs from the man behind such hits as “This Guy’s in Love”, “Walk On By”, “Always Something There to Remind Me”, “I Just Don’t Know […]

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  • Practice makes perfect, so far…

    Officially the weekly ratings from the early US Fall Season are out Tuesday (US), but the top new show of the season was Private Practice, the spin-off from Grey’s Anatomy. It took in 14.2m viewers. Next was Bionic Woman (13.6m) which screens here on Thursday. Cane from CBS had 11.2m, Dirty Sexy Money (10.4m) and […]

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