• Arena bumps BAFTAs

    Wondering where the 2008 BAFTA Awards were today? Arena had promised it for 12pm, due to screen in a delayed telecast, smack bang against the Grammy Awards live on FOX8. But at 12pm Arena had Fashion Rocks 2007. Arena advises “there was a problem with the timing of this mornings satellite feed. We will now […]

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  • Week 7

    Saturday:1 Seven News Seven 1,196,0002 Doc Martin ABC 1,179,0003 ABC News ABC 1,086,0004 The Vicar Of Dibley Seven 1,065,0005 National Nine News Nine 1,048,0006 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Nine 970,0007 Finding Nemo Seven 955,0008 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show Nine 896,00011 The Bill ABC 809,00012 Gardening Australia ABC 648,00013 Two Weeks Notice Nine 641,00014 […]

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  • 48 hours to official strike end

    The Writers Guild of America leaders gave a resounding thumbs-up to the guild’s new contract agreement clearing the way for a 48-hour vote among members about whether to end the strike. The boards are also expected to begin the process of holding a 10-day ratification vote for members to formally seal the new three-year contract […]

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  • TEN bowls over cricket deal

    Network TEN has signed an exclusive five year deal with the Indian Premier League which will see it broadcast 59 matches over 44 days. Cricketers including Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee will all compete against Indians, Pakistanis, New Zealanders, South Africans and West Indians. In an unusual acquisition for the […]

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  • Top Gear gals keen to host

    SBS will begin culling its list of Top Gear applicants to a short-list this week. Former TV presenters Laura Csortan and Michelle Walsh are among those believed to have put their hand up for the gig. Csortan, a petrolhead with a penchant for motorbikes, was axed by Channel Seven’s Great Outdoors last year. Walsh, who […]

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  • Ray turns on Nine’s faults

    When he didn’t want to do early morning rises for Sunday, Ray Martin was offered a gig on 60 Minutes. But “I’d done 60 Minutes for 30 years,” he said. Instead he turned David Gyngell down. Yes, Ray Martin is talking to the press again, just days after parting company with Nine. He’s no doubt […]

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  • Gallery: ABC 2008

    Here’s Richard Roxburgh and Tom Long as they appear in East of Everything, the forthcoming drama from the ABC that has already been given a second series. Roxburgh plays the son of a hippie who returns to Byron Bay to unravel his past. Also starring Susie Porter and Gia Garides, it is written by Deb […]

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  • 30 Rock and Wire top WGA awards

    Never let a strike get in the way of a good party? The Writer’s Guild of America held its annual awards in New York, shelling out accolades to 30 Rock and The Wire as Best Comedy and Dramatic Series. Mad Men won Best New Series. Other prizes went to The Sopranos, The Simpsons and The […]

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  • Melissa Tkautz for SBS role

    First it was Toni Pearen, now former E Street star Melissa Tkautz is heading back to a dramatic role on television. Tkautz, 33, will star in the SBS comedy The Couriers, billed as a cross between the network’s cult show Fat Pizza and the acclaimed British series The Office. Production begins next month. An SBS […]

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  • "When they get paid, we get paid"

    After nutting out contract language the Writers’ Guild of America revealed to strike captains the basis of a tentative agreement. It is put to WGA board members on the West Coast today, and the East Coast tomorrow. They can effectively end the strike, allowing an interim ratification period allowing members to return to work while […]

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  • Ratings 08: And they’re off!

    Sunday February 10 2008 is the first day of the official television ratings year. Prime time ratings are audited by OzTam between 6pm and midnight. Last year Seven stole glory from Nine, but Nine is hungry to snatch back its crown. Ratings will continue until Saturday November 29. This year Easter arrives relatively early, with […]

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  • Vale: Andrew Harwood

    Former Australian quiz show host Andrew Harwood has died, aged 62. He died after a severe asthma attack. Harwood was a long-running host of children’s quiz programme, It’s Academic from 1972- 1978. He also appeared on Jeopardy, The Paul Hogan Show, Class of 82, Class of 83, Good Morning Sydney and served as a radio […]

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