• UK hopes for the X Factor at Eurovision

    Andy Abraham, an X Factor runner up, will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision singing his song “Even If.” Abraham was announced by Terry Wogan as the country’s choice to appear at Eurovision, scheduled for May 24 in Serbia. He defeated singer Michelle Gayle with her song “Woo (You Got Me).” Being the UK, […]

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  • Gilchrist signs with Nine

    Cricketer Adam Gilchrist has signed with Channel Nine for a co-hosting role on Wide World of Sports. The Nine Network today announced the signing of Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist to an exclusive television deal. He will debut on Sunday March 30 at 9:30am. “Adam is one of the most respected sportsmen in Australian history. […]

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  • It takes 0.2 for Seven to win

    It was the week Seven conceded Nine was fighting back, SBS was found in preach of the Codes of Practice, two ABC comedies were nominated for international awards, Underbelly began its appeal, a former Blue Heelers production manager won an Oscar, a Nine reporter commenced legal proceedings against her employers, Aaron Jeffrey was ‘mistaken’ for […]

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  • Docos catch moments in time

    Occasionally television productions serve as something of a time capsule, with the ramifications of their content changing between shooting and airing. There are two such scenarios this week. The first is in Compass airing tonight on the ABC. In the special ‘Men of Means’ host Geraldine Doogue meets with high flyers in the worlds of […]

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  • Alan Dale hits out at Neighbours producers -again

    Either Alan Dale is asked the same question a lot, or he really has an axe to grind over his time in Neighbours. Dale is again quoted in the UK press attacking producers over his treatment during his time on the soap. “It was sweet and the people I worked with were sweet, most of […]

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  • Easter non-ratings Guide

    On Sunday March 16 we are heading into two weeks of non-ratings television, this year placed earlier on our calendar than usual. After only 5 weeks of surveys, the commercial networks will have opportunity to tweak their schedules. You should anticipate some, but not all, of your favourite programmes to be rested for two weeks, […]

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  • Reviewers Unhitched by gross-out humour

    Unhitched is being floated as a new sitcom from the Farrelly Brothers. In truth the two are amongst the Executive Producers, and directed the first episode. But they actually didn’t create the show which looks at a group of newly single friends learning the lessons of starting over in their 30s. The comedy opens with […]

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  • McCrossin returns for Mardi Gras party

    Julie McCrossin will be on the lead float at the front of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade tonight, as one of the original “78ers,” -a name given to the original protesters who marched down Oxford Street thirty years ago. McCrossin, whose media work has included Good News Week and ABC Radio National, […]

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  • Returning: Cane

    One of the shows TEN pulled off air in summer is moving across to TEN HD. Cane is scheduled to return 10:30pm Wednesday March 19. The series starring Jimmy Smits, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno will repeat from the first episode, which should provide a chance for new viewers to join from the start. 13 […]

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  • NBC: Scrubs isn’t going anywhere

    Hold everything. US network NBC is now crying foul over reports that Scrubs is on the move to ABC. The show, produced by ABC for NBC, is purported to be switching networks as the two studios try to resolve the comedy’s post-strike 6 episodes. NBC Entertainment / Universal Media Studios co-chair Marc Graboff said ABC […]

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  • Airdate: The Moment of Truth

    Channel Nine will air the controversial American game show that sees contestants divulge home truths to their partners, after being hooked up to a lie detector prior to the show. Moment of Truth will air from 7:30pm Tuesday March 11. Despite promising a local version of the series sometime this year, Nine will lead with […]

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  • Librarians nominated for Rose D’Or

    ABC comedy The Librarians has been nominated in the sitcom category of the prestigious Rose d’Or Awards today in Switzerland. It follows a nomination for The Chaser’s War on Everything in the comedy category. They are the only two Australian nominees in the respected television festival for 2008. Librarians will compete head to head with […]

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