• Glimmer of hope in strike as Aus networks juggle

    As Hollywood shows early signs of moving to resolve the ongoing writers strike, Network TEN is set to announce three new production for 2008 in coming weeks. According to The Age TEN is looking at a new comedy featuring The Wedge‘s bad boy of sports Mark Warey (Jason Gann). Gann will be a busy boy, […]

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  • Vale: Allan Melvin

    Allan Melvin, best known as ‘Sam the Butcher’ in The Brady Bunch, has died aged 84. Melvin passed away from cancer at his LA home on Thursday. Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker’s friend Barney Hefner on All in the Family, and Sgt. Bilko’s right-hand […]

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  • Returning: Spicks and Specks

    After spending the festive season touring live shows around Australia, Adam Hills, Alan Brough and Myf Warhurst return to our screens next month. The new series of Spicks and Specks premieres 8:30pm Wednesday February 6. Now in its fourth year, the music trivia show is going great guns for the ABC, with regular figures around […]

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  • Dr. Phil regrets

    And so he should. At a taping of his show on Thursday (January 17), which will air on Monday, Dr. Phil McGraw admitted his visit to Britney Spears’ hospital room didn’t help matters. “Was it [my statement] helpful to the situation? Regrettably, no. It was not, and I have to acknowledge that and I do,” […]

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  • Nine opens bat on ratings season

    So you think Nine is going to kick off its first night of ratings with Underbelly? Don’t be so sure. This year Nine has summer cricketing commitments that will see it trail into March. On the first day of 2008 ratings Nine will be mid-way into the Commonwealth Bank Series and there is a day/night […]

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  • Returning: Life on Mars

    The ABC will air the second series of Life on Mars next month. The UK drama will air from 8:30pm Thursday February 14. John Simm returns for another stint at being trapped in 1973 for this lively UK cop show. He is again surrounded by lots of brown suits and politically-incorrect accomplices. The show has […]

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  • Airdate: Out of the Question

    Glenn Robbins’ new quiz / panel show Out of the Question will premiere at 8:30pm Thu Jan 31 on Seven. The series, produced by Jigsaw, sees topical questions put to three celebrities designed to reveal information about them. The half hour show will be followed by three episodes of Family Guy. Kindly link to this […]

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  • Returning: Two and a Half Men

    Nine has made a smart move in changing its plans for repeats of Two and a Half Men weeknights at 7pm to all new episodes. If the show has to go in at 7pm it might as well be first-run eps. Nine will now screen episodes from Series Three beginning with ep 23 “Argument for […]

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  • WIN revamps Perth News

    WIN is making changes to its News in Perth that will see veteran journalist Greg Pearce become its senior presenter. Pearce, who is one of Western Australia‚Äôs most well-known newscasters, will join Dixie Marshall to present National Nine News at 6pm from Monday to Friday. It will be followed at 6.30pm by a new locally […]

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  • Fat Pizza actor ‘wished he had died’

    Former Fat Pizza actor George Nassaur has told a Sydney court he wishes he had been killed, instead of his brother, in a stabbing attack two years ago. Nassaur was reading a victim impact statement in the courtcase over the death of his brother, Robin Nassaur, 34, who was stabbed in January 2006. He said […]

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  • Don’t mention the timeslot!

    In the confidential game of programming, networks never like to leak their plans to the opposition. As such, TV Tonight always observes media embargos whenever they are conditional. It just doesn’t make long-term sense to thwart a healthy rapport. But when others go and break them (sometimes with other media and sometimes through their very […]

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  • Craft joins Nine Blitz

    As previously rumoured, Shelley Craft has joined the Nine Network, to co-host its upcoming lifestlye show, Domestic Blitz. The former Seven presenter will appear alongside Scott Cam (Backyard Blitz) in a show described as a “lifestyle renovation series that combines house and garden makeovers with personal style overhauls for a selection of deserving Australian families.” […]

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