• Top end comedy

    Casting is underway for a new comedy about a family-run taxi service on Thursday Island. The SBS series, T.I. Taxi, is to be directed by comedy legend Ted Emery (Kath & Kim, Fast Forward) and produced by some of the team from RAN: Remote Area Nurse pictured). New Zealander Oscar Kightley of Bro’Town is also […]

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  • Week 50

    Week 50:Corrected:Seven: 26.9Nine: 25.6TEN: 20.4ABC: 20.3SBS: 6.8 Saturday:1 Seven News – Sat Seven 1,058,0002 Nine News Saturday Nine 1,029,0003 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Summer Series Nine 967,0004 Doc Martin ABC 947,0005 ABC News-Sat ABC 874,0006 The Bill ABC 857,0007 Heartbeat Seven 814,0008 Clueless Rpt Ten 800,0009 Survivor: China Nine 767,000 Friday:1 Nine News Nine 1,203,0002 […]

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  • D-Day for TCN9

    Channel Nine’s Board of Directors are to meet today to decide on a buyer of its Willoughby site. Property developers Valad and Charter Hall are said to be in the running for the lucrative 3ha site, said to be worth $150M. Valad is understood to have agreed to also buy the two television towers at […]

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  • TV stereotypes: Thankyou. Come again.

    In today’s Sydney Morning Herald, Tanveer Ahmed, better known as Mr “No Bingo” writes an interesting essay on multicultural roles in Australian television. As a comedian, writer and psychiatry registrar, Ahmed admits the role he played on Seven’s now-tainted game show is a stereotype. “The responses I have received from Indian-Australians are particularly interesting,” he […]

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  • At the Xmas Movies

    Every year Margaret and David are there to tell us what flicks to catch over the Christmas break. And this year is no exception. The two beloved critics have a one hour At The Movies special next Sunday night reviewing lots of new releases and offering special interviews with Ang Lee, Tony Leung, Todd Haynes, […]

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  • ABC and SBS up in summer

    Week 49 of the year, a non-ratings week, saw the Seven Network retain its position as #1 network. But with slim pickings on commercial networks, the public broadcasters gained ground. Seven finished with a share of 27.0%, Nine 24.0%. Both TEN and the ABC tied with 21.0%, while SBS had 7.0%, equaling its best performance […]

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  • Gallery: Stupid, Stupid Man

    A second series of Stupid, Stupid Man launches on Tuesday night for TV1. The show set in a racy men’s magazine editorial office returns with the cast led by Wayne Hope, Matthew Newton, Bob Franklin and Leah Vandenburg. Special guests this season will include Georgie Parker, Deborah Mailman, Leo Sayer, Stephen Curry, Marcus Graham, Jacqueline […]

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  • Union calls for boycott of TEN’s Dance

    The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Simon Whipp has called the TEN’s contestant contract for So You Think You Can Dance the “worst” contract he had seen in the business. He has urged Australian dancers to boycott the show. “There are aspects of this contract that are illegal and unlawful and unfair and inappropriate,” Mr […]

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  • 7HD signs advertisers

    The Seven Network has released more information about 7HD which picks up more programming from Monday. Promising 50 hours of programming, Seven has signed advertisers Harvey Norman and Universal Music to the channel. Seven confirms a new Tonight show for Andrew O’Keefe and another to be produced by Sunrise’s Adam Boland, both due early 2008. […]

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  • AOK gets thumbs up for Tonight show

    He is already one of the busiest guys on screen, but next year Andrew O’Keefe adds The Late Andrew O’Keefe to his jam-packed schedule. The Tonight format will screen exclusively on 7HD.“I thought I’d get in before the critics,” O’Keefe told the Sun-Herald. “It will be something like Rove meets the Hammer House Of Horror.” […]

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  • WGA Strike: Talks break down

    After four days of talks, the WGA and AMPTP are no closer to an end of the 5 week strike crippling US television and movie production. Late on Friday, the AMPTP quit negotiations and issued a Press Release blaming the WGA for lack of progress. The WGA, who claimed they were still in negotiations, was […]

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  • Gossip Girl tops with Pay TV

    The premiere of Gossip Girl was the highest rated drama ever on Foxtel. So claims the Sydney Morning Herald in an article that points towards new marketing techniques with audience groups. Foxtel has targeted 1300 young women with “Tupperware” style parties that provide opinions and create word-of-mouth marketing. Members are given publicity material, exclusive previews […]

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