• So what’s happened to Smallville?

    Smallville has been pulled from TEN’s schedule. TEN has advised that the programme, which is normally a summer filler, was extended this year, but has been dropped due to low ratings. This was tactfully manoeuvred around the Easter non-ratings season when many shows are rested for two weeks. But Smallville won’t be returning when normal […]

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  • Eurovision: 6 weeks and counting!

    Hard! Rock! Hallelujah! Not long to go before Eurovision 2007 is upon us. After that dreadful win by those crazy Fins, we will be whisked off to the capital of Helsinki for the first time, for another night of musical madness. But if you can’t wait till then (and let’s face it, who can?), you […]

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  • Catherine Tate interview

    Comedienne Catherine Tate will be interviewed live on JOY 94.9FM on Friday March 30 at 6pm. Tate speaks to JOY’s Damian Nicholas, a self-confessed fan, about her upcoming series which starts next week on ABC Television. A skilled comedienne, Tate will soon become as well-recognised in Australia as Little Britain and French and Saunders. Her […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun Mar 30 / 31 / Apr 1

    FRIDAY 30[SBS/10:00pm] Naked World. This documentary traces controversial American photographer Spencer Tunick’s year-long journey creating “Nude Adrift”, a project spanning nine countries on seven continents including Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Antarctica, Russia, Great Britain and Australia. From the shanty towns and golf courses of South Africa’s Cape Town to surprising reluctance from locals in libertine […]

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  • Tropfest finalists

    Nine will screen two and a half hours of shortfilms from Tropfest 2007 on Saturday April 7 at 9:30pm. Tropfest is Australia’s most popular short film festival, with crowds of 150,000 gathering in Sydney to watch the contest unfold. Simultaneous screenings are also held in other metropolitan cities. Every year the filmmakers must insert a […]

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  • New Molloy pilot for Nine

    The most compelling memory of Mick Molloy at Channel Nine will always be him urinating on the set of his own live variety show (I still haven’t worked out how he could pee on cue, maybe he’d been drinking lots). So it’s a bit surprising to hear both are again revisiting the idea of a […]

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  • Mobsters make up the Brotherhood

    This isn’t so much a full review as a heads up that Showtime’s new drama series Brotherhood starts next week on Foxtel. This is a cable-produced series about the Irish mob in Rhode Island. It focusses on a family with two brothers on opposite sides of the law: one a gangster (Jason Isaacs) and the […]

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  • Joy’s View on copycatchers

    Cute comment today from The View’s Joy Behar. “That’s so nice!” she told The Age’s Green Guide when informed of the similarities in Nine’s Catch Up. “It does help if you have live performance experience. Do the women in your show have that? That might help, to have more people who’ve been in front of […]

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  • Thu Mar 29

    [Ten/6:30pm] Neighbours. Izzy goes into labour at the Kennedys’ wedding, leaving Susan with the father of all bombshells! Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Guest: Jonathan Coleman.[Ten/8:30pm] Law & Order: SVU. “Choreographed.” After Danielle Masoner dies in Central Park, Stabler follows the leads to a homeless man who turns out to be a better witness than he thought. Guest: […]

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  • Ten profit down

    TEN’s profit for the first six months of the year (July – Dec ’06) is down 12% on the equivalent period. $37.72m was the figure it announced today. The period was part of TEN’s stronger ratings last year, before its ratings took a dive this year. TEN also said its sale for CanWest was currently […]

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  • Requiem for John Spencer

    ABC will air the final episode of The West Wing on April 21. But before it draws to a close the ensemble cast will pay tribute to one of its own, John Spencer. Spencer played Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, but died suddenly of a heart attack. His final episode aired a few weeks ago […]

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  • The FINA Bellyflop

    There really isn’t any easy way to say this. Nine’s FINA Swimming Championships have bellyflopped with the viewing audience. Last night the telecast slipped under one million viewers and put Nine into third position for the night behind TEN. The figures for Monday and Sunday evenings were also disappointing. The audience is biggest in Melbourne, […]

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