• Auditions: Smarter Than a Fifth Grader

    Cameron Harris Casting is now accepting entries for its 2008 season of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Kids should send a 3 min DVD or VHS showreel. (DV or Mini DV tapes will NOT be accepted). Last time the producers had asked applicants to “tell us about yourself, demonstrate some of your skills […]

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  • A Me Too week slips from grasp

    Week 47, the penultimate week of ratings, was a week in which Mary settled with SBS, Ray pitched for his own show (again), TEN announced its 2008 slate at the same time as its old Nunawading studios were earmarked for sale,Foxtel announced a second season of Satisfaction, McLeod’s Daughters was axed, SBS announced a local […]

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  • May the force be with you….

    Saturday November 24th 20077:30pm TEN. Movie: The Empire Strikes BackAll other channels. Election results. Darth Vader: “Luke, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the […]

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  • Politics sinks Nine’s Friday

    Keep away from politics. That was the message from Channel Nine’s Friday night ratings after it came third behind the ABC for the evening. Nine’s 1 hr Current Affair Election special sank beyond all recognition against the might of regular programming by Seven, TEN and even the ABC. Categorising into two 30 minute programmes resulted […]

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  • First Mary, now Stan?

    Speculation is gathering that Stan Grant is to step down from SBS’ World News Australia. The rumours follow yesterday’s announcement of a settlement between former newsreader Mary Kostakidis and SBS. According to The Australian, the SBS Christmas party this week was abuzz with talk that Grant had quit, either to join the al-Jazeera network, or […]

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  • Parky fights back farewell tears

    Sir David Attenborough, Sir Michael Caine, Jamie Cullum, Dame Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, David Beckham, Peter Kay and Dame Edna Everage gathered for the final recording of Parkinson‘s chat show. The legendary host is retiring after 36 years. Parky fought back tears in the studio, saying, “Over the years it has been a privilege to […]

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  • Vote 1 BB auditions

    Channel TEN what have you subjected us to? An online barrage of rabid YouTube fans pleading for us to vote them into next year’s Big Brother house. Great. Out of the fat of one election campaign and into the fire of another. Meet David, Rhys, Beth and Tom. They all want us to vote them […]

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  • Spoiler: Neighbours / Home & Away finales

    TEN’s Neighbours will end the year on December 14, two weeks later than Home and Away which concludes next week. Warning: spoilers ahead! Don’t go if you don’t wanna know. Neighbours’ cliffhanger sees a roof collapse at a dance party with most of the younger cast members in peril. In a storyline reminiscent of the […]

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  • ABC offers more cash for jtv docos

    ABC TV and the Australian Film Commission are offering $300,000 to emerging filmmakers for jtv3, their third in the youth documentary series. “This third instalment of funds demonstrates ABC TV’s continued commitment to its younger audience, while helping develop Australia ‘s up-and-coming independent filmmakers,” said the ABC’s Kim Dalton. The two latest jtv docs titled […]

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  • Returning: A Touch of Frost

    It seems networks are still tweaking their summer schedules. Seven has slated repeats of A Touch of Frost for airs 8:30pm Wed December 5.The return of UK drama starring David Jason means Shark will no longer appear twice a week. Its sole timeslot remains 8:30pm Tuesdays. A Touch of Frost returning also means repeats of […]

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  • Kostakidis settles with SBS

    SBS newsreader Mary Kostakidis has settled her case against broadcaster SBS. Today’s hearing in the Federal Court was cancelled, fueling speculation of an out of court settlement. “I can’t really comment,” Kostakidis told The Age. She did confirm that today’s Federal Court hearing had been cancelled. SBS reportedly refused to comment. The newsreader walked from […]

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  • No Deal as Antiques cashes in.

    So is this a case of everything old is new again? Yesterday Antiques Roadshow beat Deal or No Deal nationally for the first time. Antiques scored 628,000 viewers to Deal’s 623,000. The day before Deal was 698,000 to Antiques’ 603,000. Nine’s quaint UK import is certainly giving them better results than Bert’s Family Feud, and […]

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