• Psst, TEN! Here’s a show worth making.

    Last summer TEN screened the US version of So You Think You Can Dance to reasonable ratings. The second season proved more popular for the network. The local version is about to air as one of TEN’s biggest hopes for 2008. So TEN could easily do the same thing with Don’t Forget The Lyrics. Last […]

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  • Good News as McDermott show returns

    Network TEN is reviving Good News Week with Paul McDermott. No doubt this is a response to the lack of commitment from the Working Dog camp who have been evasive on a return for Thank God You’re Here. TEN has also been missing The Panel for some time. The production company who devised Good News […]

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  • Nine moves 7pm comedies

    Nine is moving Two and a Half Men into the 7pm comedy slot later this month. It will take over from King of Queens from Monday January 28. But the episodes remain repeats, from Series 2 Ep 18 “It Was Mame, Mum.” In the US the sitcom is in its fifth season. Nine will still […]

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  • Vale: Brad Renfro

    Actor Brad Renfro has died, aged 25. “I can confirm that Brad Barron Renfro is deceased,” Coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter told Reuters. “He was found unresponsive in a residence. Paramedics responded and he was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.” His death follows battles with drug addiction in 2006 when he was ordered into a drug […]

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  • It Takes Two loses Kate Ritchie

    The full cast of It Takes Two has been confirmed and along with it, the absence of Kate Ritchie as co-host. Ritchie is now committed to breakfast radio with Nova Sydney. A new co-host for Grant Denyer will be announced soon. This will make the new sidekick the third for Denyer, following Terasa Livingstone in […]

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  • More witnesses emerge in Chaser case

    The case against The Chaser revisited a Sydney court briefly today, but will not be resolved until at least March. The Director of Public Prosecutions had yet to decide whether to go ahead with the case involving a breach of APEC security. New information has come to light in past two days that could increase […]

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  • TEN and Foxtel win 2010 Commonwealth Games

    In an announcement that is likely to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, Network TEN and Foxtel have secured the television rights to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. It is the first time TEN has secured rights to the Commonwealth Games since 1994 in Canada. TEN and Foxtel will share all broadcast rights, […]

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  • OC star on Aussie holiday

    The Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy is a long way from Orange County, but that’s just where a fan spotted Adam Brody. “I didn’t (recognise) him straight away but after I served him I recognised him,” Ms Habel, a cafe waitress, told a local newspaper. The O.C. fan said it was the actor’s laugh […]

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  • US making local Top Gear too

    Following on from their Aussie announcement, Top Gear has now announced an American version to be produced by NBC. As with the BBC version, it will offer a mix of cars, humor and celebrities and local hosts. The BBC originally mulled doing an American version with the original British hosts, but the idea fell through […]

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  • Sarah Connor, Cashmere Mafia airing in Feb

    The Nine Network will launch new US shows Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles and Cashmere Mafia in February. Both have aired only just premiered in the US this year. Sarah Connor Chronicles picks up a year after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor (Thomas Dekker and Lena Headey) hiding from […]

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  • 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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