• Mikey Robins returns to Good News Week

    It’s a Good News Week. Mikey Robins is returning as a captain of TEN’s new comedy show. But Julie McCrossin will be replaced by Claire Hooper, former comedian on the ABC’s The Sideshow. TEN has also clarified some media confusion over its starting date. The show will now premiere at 9pm on Monday February 11 […]

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  • Nine dumps Carey

    Former AFL star Wayne Carey has been sacked by the Nine Network. GTV9 managing director Jeffrey Browne said the network would not be renewing its contract with Carey. “That contract expired at the end of last season and while negotiations had commenced for a new contract, Nine had now terminated those negotiations,” he said. Three […]

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  • Underbelly launch top secret

    CLIP DELETED Nine has its media launch for Underbelly in Melbourne tonight -but where? It’s kept the location under wraps for fear some of the real-life characters may decide to pay them a visit. So far all the invitees know is a time. Publicists will be wearing their fingers to the bone in a mammoth […]

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  • Capping off the cast

    Jessica Rowe, Matthew White, Zach Douglas, Monique Wright and Paul Murray are the cast of Seven’s new HD night-time show The Night Cap. Set to screen twice a week from Feb 12 it will air at 10:30pm. The show is designed to be a mix of news and views on the day’s most talked about […]

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  • Bye bye squiggle?

    The latest word on the looming ABC (aka ABC1, ABC2 and will-it-even-eventuate ABC3) switch is that whilst the fond “squiggle” logo will remain for the ABC Corporation, it won’t be prominent on ABC TV anymore. Instead, after four decades use, it is expected to be replaced by this simple ABC1 logo format, claims The Australian. […]

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  • Wanted: ABC video testers

    The ABC is looking for volunteers with a fast internet connection to trial its new video download service. You must have ADSL2 / 1.1Mbps connection speed. Participants will take part in the trial and preview the service before it officially launches. Over the course of the closed trial, participants will be able to submit their […]

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  • Oceanic flight returns

    The fourth season of Lost finally takes flight in the US this week, shortened from 16 to 8 episodes courtesy of the writer’s strike. Five new actors are joining the series: Rebecca Mader, Ken Leung, Jeff Fahey, Jeremy Davies, and Lance Reddick. It kicks off one week later on Seven on Thursday February 7 at […]

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  • Finance analysts: "Sell TEN"

    Disappointing financial news today for both TEN and Nine, though from differing perspectives. Merrill Lynch, one of the world’s leading financial management and advisory companies, has downgraded TEN’s status from “neutral” to “sell.” It is based on the view that that the commercial broadcaster faces a slowing advertising market and falling share price this year. […]

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  • TEN grabs Out of the Blue

    Well this is no surprise, but it’s also great news. Network TEN has picked up the rights to the new soap from Southern Star, Out of the Blue. Ironically, it’s a show that springs to life as a result of the BBC losing TEN’s own Neighbours. Significantly, TEN also makes the announcement just a week […]

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  • Airdate: Crime Investigation Australia

    Foxtel’s lauded Crime Investigation Australia returns with a new series from February 28. It launches with a world premiere analysis of the Truro Murders. In 1976, over a seven week period, seven young women were abducted, murdered and buried in the South Australian town of Truro . The documentary series will air at 7:30pm on […]

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  • More Survivor for Jeff

    CBS has approved two more series of Survivor. Jeff Probst has signed on again as host. CBS’ latest move takes the series through to series 18 in 2009. The 16th series is to air in the US from Feb 7. Set in Micronesia it is a “Fans v Favourites” edition. Nine will air the finale […]

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  • Grammys OK with WGA

    The Writer’s Guild of America has granted the Grammy Awards an interim waiver to proceed with writer-approved material. The WGA will not picket the ceremony on February 10. It’s good news for the 50th Anniversary event. WGAW President Patric M. Verrone said, “Professional musicians face many of the same issues that we do concerning fair […]

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