• More witnesses emerge in Chaser case

    The case against The Chaser revisited a Sydney court briefly today, but will not be resolved until at least March. The Director of Public Prosecutions had yet to decide whether to go ahead with the case involving a breach of APEC security. New information has come to light in past two days that could increase […]

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  • TEN and Foxtel win 2010 Commonwealth Games

    In an announcement that is likely to throw the cat amongst the pigeons, Network TEN and Foxtel have secured the television rights to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. It is the first time TEN has secured rights to the Commonwealth Games since 1994 in Canada. TEN and Foxtel will share all broadcast rights, […]

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  • OC star on Aussie holiday

    The Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy is a long way from Orange County, but that’s just where a fan spotted Adam Brody. “I didn’t (recognise) him straight away but after I served him I recognised him,” Ms Habel, a cafe waitress, told a local newspaper. The O.C. fan said it was the actor’s laugh […]

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  • US making local Top Gear too

    Following on from their Aussie announcement, Top Gear has now announced an American version to be produced by NBC. As with the BBC version, it will offer a mix of cars, humor and celebrities and local hosts. The BBC originally mulled doing an American version with the original British hosts, but the idea fell through […]

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  • Sarah Connor, Cashmere Mafia airing in Feb

    The Nine Network will launch new US shows Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles and Cashmere Mafia in February. Both have aired only just premiered in the US this year. Sarah Connor Chronicles picks up a year after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor (Thomas Dekker and Lena Headey) hiding from […]

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  • Vale: Maila Nurmi

    Television’s Vampira has died peacefully aged 86. Maila Nurmi was the original US TV horror-host in the 1950’s. After her TV run, Nurmi was a well-known figure around L.A. and developed a friendship with James Dean. After her show was canceled, she refused to sign away the rights to the character and only re-appeared in […]

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  • CBS cashes its chips with Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman’s production deal with CBS Paramount has ended. The studio announced the end of its partnership with SEED Productions as a result of the writers’ strike. Viva Laughlin failed last year after terrible reviews and disappointing ratings. CBS Paramount enacted a “force majeure” clause, cancelling a number of pre-production deals with writers and producers […]

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  • Underbelly site launches

    Channel Nine has launched a dedicated website for Underbelly at www.underbellytv.com Poised to become the network’s biggest website for one of its shows so far, it currently has a 3 minute trailer of the new crime drama. In coming weeks the show will have behind the scenes footage, character profiles, “family trees” that show how […]

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  • Former editor in court

    A former 60 Minutes editor faced court yesterday charged with committing an act of indecency with a person 16 years or older. Duncan Leyburn Taylor, 49, was sacked by Nine after allegedly exposing himself to a pregnant colleague on November 14 last year. He was arrested at the Nine Network’s Sydney studios the next day. […]

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  • Steve Jacobs lands Power of 10

    Today weatherman and former sitcom star, Steve Jacobs, will now set his sights on becoming a game show host after landing the role of Power of Ten host. “I don’t think it has sunk in, actually,” he told the Daily Telegraph yesterday. In the US the show is hosted by Drew Carey with a $10M […]

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  • Mad Men Marathon coming

    The Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Mad Men has been largely overlooked by Australian viewers, due in part to limitations accessing it. The series set in a 1960’s advertising agency has already aired on the Movie Extra channel, and is available on Channel Nine’s website for around $2 a pop. Shame they didn’t air […]

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  • Reporter may sue Nine

    Christine Spiteri, currently awaiting conciliation of her discrimination complaint against the Nine Network, will return to the US as a Los Angeles correspondent until her contract expires in March. That’s bound to make for interesting viewing. When news breaks in America in March everyone will have to “keep up appearances.”The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity […]

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