• GLAAD nominees announced

    The nominees for the annual awards for gay and lesbian representation in US media have been announced. They include Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, The L Word and Degrassi High. There will also be special awards for L Word creator Ilene Chaiken, Wilson Cruz from My So Called Life and […]

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  • US Kath gets her Kim

    Actress Selma Blair has been announced for the plum role of Kim in the US adaptation of Kath and Kim. Blair appeared in the films Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde and Hellboy. She also appeared as ‘Zoe’ in Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane. She will appear alongside Molly Shannon who was cast as […]

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  • ABC shoots arrow at ratings target

    The ABC’s schedule for the the first week of 2008 Ratings is in. It will feature the second series of Robin Hood (premiering Feb 3), new series of Dalziel and Pascoe, Agatha Christie telemovies, Life on Mars, plus UK comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look (also coming to UKTV in Feb), documentaries Apollo 11: The […]

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  • Cane gets a Burn Notice

    Cane is another victim in TEN’s summer programming, after last week’s episode appears to have been its last. It was aptly titled “All Bets Are Off.” The drama was due to be replaced this week with the legal series Conviction but that was similarly shelved, in favour of a repeat of the Jim Carrey movie, […]

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  • Airdate: Dance, Loser, Saving Kids, TTN

    So You Think You Can Dance Australia will attempt to make big inroads before ratings begin by having three editions in the week of February 3. It will screen on Sun 3, Monday 4 and again on Wednesday 6 Feb. It’s part of a move by TEN to hook viewers before other networks launch big […]

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  • TV Lounge

    The TV Lounge is an Open Forum for you to add comments or ask questions on topics that you can’t see anywhere else on the site. So if there’s something you’ve been meaning to get off your chest, or there’s a question that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else, here is where it goes! The […]

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  • Scrap ABC3 plans say experts

    Play School, Bananas In Pyjamas and overseas childrens programs are exploited by the ABC for merchandise revenue, say industry leaders. Australian children, says Patricia Edgar and Barbara Biggins, deserve a better model than the ABC3 proposal being pushed by the national broadcaster. Writing in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, the two women who served on the […]

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  • 24 star free after 48

    Kiefer Sutherland has been freed from Glendale city jail after 48 days of incarceration. Officer John Balian said, “(Kiefer) looked like he was glad to be out.” Sutherland spent his sentence cleaning sheets, pillowcases and blankets on laundry duty. “He was very humble, never complained,” Balian said. “He didn’t give us any problems at all.” […]

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  • CBS cancels 20 projects

    American writers and the AMPTP are set to have informal talks on Tuesday but that wasn’t enough to stop CBS from pulling the plug on 20 projects in development today, most of them dramas. The vast majority of them had not yet delivered scripts to the network. “Due to the ongoing writers strike, our development […]

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  • Returning: Family Guy

    Seven is bringing back new episodes of Family Guy. On Thursday January 31 Seven will air three back-to-back episodes beginning with ‘Movin Out’ which aired in September in the US. Earlier eps ‘No Chris Left Behind’ and ‘Meet The Quagmires’ follow. Seven has been airing repeats of the comedy since December. No word yet on […]

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  • Vale: Sandra Harvey

    Journalist Sandra Harvey has died aged, aged 49. She most recently served as a Producer with the ABC’s Four Corners. She also wrote crime novels including My Husband, My Killer and Brothers in Arms the subject of an upcoming film. Harvey was honoured for lifetime achievement at the 2007 Ned Kelly crime-writing awards. She died […]

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  • TEN 2008 line-up revealed

    Network TEN is the first commercial FTA network to unveil its new schedule for the 2008 ratings season. It ambitiously includes some US shows in short supply due to the writers strike. It will kick off Sunday nights with the reality double Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance Australia. From 9pm it […]

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