• Gallery: ABC 2008

    Here’s Richard Roxburgh and Tom Long as they appear in East of Everything, the forthcoming drama from the ABC that has already been given a second series. Roxburgh plays the son of a hippie who returns to Byron Bay to unravel his past. Also starring Susie Porter and Gia Garides, it is written by Deb […]

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  • 30 Rock and Wire top WGA awards

    Never let a strike get in the way of a good party? The Writer’s Guild of America held its annual awards in New York, shelling out accolades to 30 Rock and The Wire as Best Comedy and Dramatic Series. Mad Men won Best New Series. Other prizes went to The Sopranos, The Simpsons and The […]

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  • Melissa Tkautz for SBS role

    First it was Toni Pearen, now former E Street star Melissa Tkautz is heading back to a dramatic role on television. Tkautz, 33, will star in the SBS comedy The Couriers, billed as a cross between the network’s cult show Fat Pizza and the acclaimed British series The Office. Production begins next month. An SBS […]

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  • "When they get paid, we get paid"

    After nutting out contract language the Writers’ Guild of America revealed to strike captains the basis of a tentative agreement. It is put to WGA board members on the West Coast today, and the East Coast tomorrow. They can effectively end the strike, allowing an interim ratification period allowing members to return to work while […]

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  • Ratings 08: And they’re off!

    Sunday February 10 2008 is the first day of the official television ratings year. Prime time ratings are audited by OzTam between 6pm and midnight. Last year Seven stole glory from Nine, but Nine is hungry to snatch back its crown. Ratings will continue until Saturday November 29. This year Easter arrives relatively early, with […]

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  • Vale: Andrew Harwood

    Former Australian quiz show host Andrew Harwood has died, aged 62. He died after a severe asthma attack. Harwood was a long-running host of children’s quiz programme, It’s Academic from 1972- 1978. He also appeared on Jeopardy, The Paul Hogan Show, Class of 82, Class of 83, Good Morning Sydney and served as a radio […]

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  • Todd wins Survivor

    Todd Herzog, a longtime fan of Survivor, won the CBS reality show’s $1 million prize after 39 days of lying and scheming. He defeated Amanda and Courtney for the prize. “I wasn’t the strongest. I wasn’t the smartest,” Herzog said during the finale. “But I was definitely the most strategic.” The 22 year old flight […]

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  • Downloads a key in Underbelly case

    Time is running out for Nine’s Underbelly to air trouble-free in the State of Victoria. The first episode was set to screen last night at a roof-top cinema in St Kilda, but was pulled yesterday by Nine. Over at www.underbellytv.com the official website is still promoting internet users can see “Episode 1 of Underbelly before […]

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  • Gretel tipped to host Weakest Link revival

    Channel Seven is said to be reviving The Weakest Link -and Gretel Killeen will be hosting. The spiteful game show was still considered a success when it was “shelved indefinitely” in April 2002. It was hosted by Cornelia Frances, now a regular on Home and Away. Frances was perfect for the “school marm” role, but […]

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  • Strike list: where to from here?

    As Hollywood looks optimistically to the end of the WGA strike, questions will now be asked about the fate of suspended shows and what can still be salvaged of the 2008 TV season. Some shows like CSI, Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Supernatural and Ugly Betty could resume production with new eps to […]

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  • New animation from Mike Judge

    Mike Judge, co-creator of King of the Hill is working on a new animated series called The Goode Family. The show, being made for ABC, is about a family of do-gooders and is the network’s first new animation since Clerks. Work is underway on 13 episodes thanks to an agreement the producer, Media Rights Capital, […]

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  • Power of When?

    Channel Nine may have let the cat out of the bag in regards to the intended timeslot for new gameshow The Power of Ten -or have they? On Nine’s official site, a page for the the Steve Jacobs-hosted show looks a tad unfinished. Perhaps the web design department were still toying with their ideas. In […]

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