• Pacific shoot stops a city

    Melbourne’s Flinders St railway station became part of World War II this weekend as Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific blocked off a city street for shooting. The 10-part HBO blocked Flinders Street to traffic between Spencer and Queen streets from Friday evening until early Sunday morning. Around 170 extras were decked out in 1943 period costume, […]

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  • TEN dumped by regional broadcaster

    Alice Springs-based TV network, Imparja Television is dumping its TEN syndicated programming in favour of the Nine Network from today. Until now, the station had purchased the entire programming output of two networks (Nine & Ten), but could never use all the shows it was paying for. “This change means a 50% saving in program […]

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  • Everybody loves good guest roles

    The enigmatic Stephen Fry is reportedly interested in making a guest appearance in Neighbours. Actress Caitlin Stasey, who plays Rachel Kinski, is related to the British actor and says he is keen to film a cameo. Stasey told The Mirror, “Stephen’s sister is my uncle Philip’s wife, so we see him at family events. “He […]

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  • Eddie rested for now

    There are few lifelines in television when you’re “overexposed”, and that’s just what Nine has said about one of its favourite sons, Eddie McGuire. The game show host and former CEO was chief MC at the Underbelly launch this week – a fitting role for a man who was instrumental in getting the story to […]

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  • Show Watch: The Axe

    As the 2008 Ratings Season ramps up, there are new shows making their mark on our screens. Some are locally made, and some are imports. But can they all make it? Which will be the first to go? And what about older shows that may find they can no longer cut it in 2008? Have […]

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  • Believe it or not….

    Move over Spiderman, Superman and Batman, Ralph Hinkley is back. Yes they’re planning a feature film of The Greatest American Hero. The show, produced from 1981 – 1983, starred William Katt as a high school teacher who stumbled onto a suit with superpowers -and no instructions. At the behest of a short-tempered FBI agent (Robert […]

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  • Show Watch: So You Think You Can Dance Australia

    TEN’s new reality series So You Think You Can Dance Australia is its brightest new hope in 2008. TEN reality series have traditionally blitzed ratings in their first year and there is every reason to expect this to do likewise. Dancing stars should stay at home as this show seeks to uncover fresh, exuberant talent. […]

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  • Show Watch: Underbelly

    Channel Nine’s Underbelly will premiere online before it screens on television. It will be available for previewing free at underbellytv.com which has now added more content. Nine successfully launched Sea Patrol online last year before it hit television screens. The dedicated site will become the largest Nine has ever hosted for a show. It includes […]

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  • Grey’s doctor turns patient

    Grey’s Anatomy Justin Chambers checked himself into a psychiatric ward at UCLA Medical Center earlier this week. He was in the same ward that is currently treating Britney Spears. Chambers checked himself out yesterday. His representative claims Chambers, who plays Dr. Alex Karev, was “exhausted and suffers from a sleeping disorder. He went in voluntarily […]

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  • Aussie girls in key US roles

    Australian actresses are making good progress in the US with news that former Secret Life of Us performer Anna Torv has landed the lead role in J.J. Abrams produced series, Fringe. The two-hour pilot, being directed by Alex Graves, centres on Olivia Warren (Torv), a young, tough FBI agent who is forced to confront the […]

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  • Airdate: Kitchen Nightmares USA. Gone: Gift, Rapid Response

    Nine is already tweaking its 2008 schedule, but some may be happy with the news. Kitchen Nightmares USA is set to premiere 9:30pm February 7. The Gordon Ramsay show replaces The Gift and knocks Rapid Response out of schedule. Thursdays now takes the form of: 9:30pm Kitchen Nightmares USA10:30pm Amazing Medical Stories11:30pm Nightline. Nine is […]

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  • Sky Business on the air

    Australia’s first 24-hour business channel, Sky News Business, was officially launched at the Australian Securities Exchange last night. The channel includes 16 hours of locally-produced content each day combined with programming from FOX Business Network in the US, the BSkyB Business News and Reuters Television. It will operate from Sky’s Sydney studio with a bureau […]

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