• TEN to Look Good Naked

    Network TEN has picked up the new US lifestyle series How To Look Good Naked hosted by Carson Kressley. Based on a British series it is designed to help women feel better about their physique without the need for crash diets and plastic surgery. Airing in the US on cable network Lifetime Television, it has […]

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  • Lack of Conviction

    The jury is out on Conviction. Network TEN has already had a change of heart about the scheduling of the new legal drama only a week after it announced the timeslot. The Dick Wolf series was due to air at 8:30pm Wednesday January 23 but now awaits a new timeslot after TEN after being replaced […]

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  • Bill actor attempts suicide

    The Bill actor Jeff Stewart, who played PC Reg Hollis, slashed his wrists on Monday after being told his contract would not be renewed. The 52-year-old actor was the only original 1984 cast member left on the show. Stewart cut his wrists in his dressing room at the south London studios where the show is […]

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  • Anatomy and Ellen top People’s Choice

    How many more Award shows can America squeeze into one end of the calendar year? The People’s Choice Awards have just handed out their gongs, literally, to their recipients on location. In a pre-recorded presentation, this proved a novel way to get around the WGA strike and threat of picketing writers. The big TV winners […]

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  • Meet the Aussie TiVo box

    Australians who take up TiVo will only be able to free-to-air television channels but could have access to a movie download store and about 100 free internet video channels. Joshua Danovitz, TiVo’s international general manager, told the Sydney Morning Herald the Aussie TiVo box (pictured) will allow users to record two shows at once while […]

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  • CW shows cut as One Tree Hill fast forwards

    America’s CW Network has confirmed its strike-affected midseason schedule, which will likely have a flow-on effect for Australia, especially Network TEN. TEN takes several titles from the youth-driven CW Network including Supernatural, Pussycat Dolls, America’s Next Top Model, Smallville (on HD) and has previously aired One Tree Hill. Without new episodes Supernatural is out of […]

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  • Biography eyes Eddie

    Eddie McGuire is said to be “bracing himself” for a new biography by former Nine reporter Patrick Lindsay. Confidential says McGuire is “‘nervously’ co-operating with the author, who has previously penned biographies on General Peter Cosgrove and triathlete Greg Welch.” Lindsay is believed to have approached Nine executive Jeffery Browne, plus former news boss, Mark […]

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  • ABC TV shuns Australia Day

    Australia Day this year will have a disappointing representation on television this year with low visibility in upcoming programming. The ABC in particular seems to be all but shunning the occasion this year with its primetime viewing dominated by British programmes. This year January 26 is on a Saturday, and aside from two early entries, […]

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  • Third Test confirmed

    Channel Nine will be relieved at news the Indian cricket team will proceed with its tour of Australia. Nine has confirmed it will air the first day of the Third Test from Perth’s WACA on 1pm AEST on Wednesday January 16. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to make a […]

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  • Aussie to host own US reality series

    An Australia hair stylist eliminated from the US hairdressing reality series Shear Genius has been given her own reality series. Bravo has greenlighted an unscripted pilot for Tabatha Coffey called Tabatha’s Takeover. Reveille (The Biggest Loser, American Gladiators) will produce a series in which Coffey travels the US looking to give hair salons a makeover. […]

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  • Aussies go barmy for Bolly

    Interest in cricket is so high over summer with FOX8’s An Aussie Goes Bolly enjoyed a big debut on Monday, doubling its audience on the previous An Aussie Goes Barmy. The cricketing series hosted by Gus Worland attracted 426,000 unique viewers over two screenings, making it the highest ranking local series behind Australia‚Äôs Next Top […]

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  • Dakar Rally out for SBS

    While the Nine Network awaits a clear outcome on the tour by the Indian cricket team, another sports event is off the international calendar, and our TV screens. The international Dakar Rally was called off by organisers on January 5 following threats to its safety purportedly from Al-Qaeda, and followed the murder on December 24 […]

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