• Family Ties Reunion: 20 years on

    Sit Ubu Sit. Michael J Fox, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross and the stars from Family Ties have reunited for the first time since the show ended in 1989, appearing together on the US Today show on Thursday (February 7). The Keaton family from the 1980s hit show were one of the most popular nuclear families […]

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  • ABC1 / ABC2: redefining television

    ABC1 is now on the air. It joins in ABC2 in redefining the television platforms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. And with the re-branding, the ABC has now released full details of its new Australian-made product. It is the most comprehensive slate of projects the broadcaster has ever announced. There are 7 drama productions (some […]

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  • Welcome ABC1….. bye bye ABC TV!

    From 12pm today, ABC TV becomes ABC1. Both ABC1 and ABC2 will still use the recognised squiggle – with the logo to appear next to ABC1 with a blue background and ABC2 with a yellow background. The broadcaster also announces more local content set for our screens this year. It will deliver 25 hours of […]

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  • Val Kilmer voices Knight Rider car

    A carmaker conflict has caused NBC to hire Val Kilmer to replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT on its Knight Rider telemovie. Arnett (Arrested Development) had already completed his part for the pic, which will debut on NBC in less than two weeks. But he had a contractual conflict of interest, having done […]

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  • Court demands Underbelly tapes

    The Nine Network must hand over copies of Underbelly, plus episode outlines and story lines, to the Victorian Supreme Court by 10am Monday morning. The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) has subpoenaed tapes of the 13 episode series, to be viewed by Supreme Court Justice Betty King and lawyers. There are concerns its broadcast may […]

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  • ABC to air Apology to Stolen Generations

    The Apology to the Stolen Generations of Australia will take place next Wednesday morning. It will air on ABC1 from 8:55am to 10:25am. It will also be broadcast live on radio and online. The apology will be delivered in Federal Parliament. The Federal Opposition has agreed to bi-partisan support for next week’s statement, but some […]

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  • Ray Martin quits Nine

    Ray Martin has quit Channel Nine. Martin’s departure follows a string of public venting from the Logie winning host in which he threatened to leave the network, then stayed, then bemoaned not having his own show, and finally disapproved of the 7:30am start time for Sunday. The show is due to resume this weekend. “I’ve […]

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  • Wil Anderson back to ABC

    Wil Anderson is returning to the ABC to host a 10 part panel show, The Gruen Transfer. Produced by Andrew Denton, it will examine the advertising industry. “It’s a good way to get ads on the ABC,” he said, referencing the former Howard government’s quivering position about advertising on the national broadcaster. “Advertising is the […]

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  • Gone: Deadliest Catch

    TEN has dropped a Deadliest Catch special from its schedule this Saturday evening. It was due to air at 6:30pm. Instead it will be replaced by a repeat of Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces.

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  • Chopping Block lacking customers

    Nine had a disappointing debut with The Chopping Block last night. The show which pitted competing Cronulla cafes only garnered 718,000 viewers nationally. Even in Sydney the show was all but ignored with 194,000. TEN’s Sydney auditions for So You Think You Can Dance Australia had a whopping 1.6m viewers. It peaked at 1.94m. Seven’s […]

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  • Ledger death ruled accidental

    Heath Ledger died of accidental intoxication caused by a cocktail of painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, officials have said. Ledger had six prescription medicines including the drugs marketed as Xanax and Valium in his system when he died. “Mr Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, […]

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  • Courts may stop Underbelly airing

    It’s turning into Blue Murder all over again. A judge in the Victorian Supreme Court will today decide whether the Nine Network’s forthcoming Underbelly series could prejudice an upcoming trial. It immediately leaves the screening of the series in Victoria hanging in the balance. In the mid 1990’s, the ABC’s drama about police corruption, Blue […]

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