• TEN 2008 line-up revealed

    Network TEN is the first commercial FTA network to unveil its new schedule for the 2008 ratings season. It ambitiously includes some US shows in short supply due to the writers strike. It will kick off Sunday nights with the reality double Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance Australia. From 9pm it […]

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  • ABC hints at change

    This mysterious teaser arrived today. Looks like the ABC is getting into the makeover department too. What does it mean? Is the ABC about to “heart TV” too? What about “ABC: Imperiously”? This could be a chance for the ABC to shake up its image. Clearly they need more SMS-style voting shows. Media Watch should […]

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  • Week 4

    Saturday:1 Nine News Nine 1,296,000 2 Seven News Seven 1,211,000 3 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Nine 897,000 4 Doc Martin ABC 864,000 5 A Knight’s Tale TEN 864,000 6 Fourth Test – Australia V India Nine 851,000 7 ABC News ABC 839,000 8 The Bill ABC 791,000 9 Heartbeat Seven 775,000 10 Ten News At […]

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  • Airdate: Bush Doctors

    All Saints’ Jolene Anderson will narrate Seven’s upcoming medical observational series Bush Doctors. She flies to Dubbo today for the six-part series documenting the drama and lives of medical officers at a rural hospital, which news.com.au says airs from February 3. No time slot is mentioned. 6:30 or 7pm perhaps? That could leave Gladiators as […]

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  • Airdate: Good News Week

    Wasting no time on its revival of Good News Week, TEN will air the show in the first week of ratings. It is slated for 9pm February 11 then 8:30pm Mondays* thereafter. Some GNWtv writers have seen their contracts upped from one day’s work a week on The Sideshow to three days on GNW. “Our […]

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  • Jessica eyes big screen musical

    Australian Idol runner-up and Young Diva Jessica Mauboy has auditioned for a lead role in the Aboriginal musical film, Bran Nue Dae. “Jessica has got that extraordinary voice and that incredible quality that just makes you fall deeply in love with her,” said producer Robyn Kershaw, who did the first workshop on the musical 20 […]

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  • Vale: Suzanne Pleshette

    Suzanne Pleshette, best known as the husky-voiced wife in The Bob Newhart Show has died, aged 70. Pleshette had a long career in film, television and stage, including schoolteacher Annie Hayworth in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds (1963). After a string of TV shows including Dr Kildare, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Marcus Welby MD, she is […]

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  • Heynatz scores karaoke co-host

    As rumoured on this site, former contestant Erika Haynatz is now confirmed as the host of Seven’s upcoming It Takes Two. “It’s a big change going from competitor to co-host,” Erika said. “I know first hand the tough terrain the competitors have to navigate and I want to be able to be there to make […]

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  • Sports fan fury on ‘live’ tennis

    Tennis fans are venting their anger at Channel Seven after learning that last night’s match between Federer and Tipsarevic was delayed. Seven promotes its Australian Open as being live. On Saturday night Seven stopped the match to screen Seven News. At 6:30pm it followed with UK drama Heartbeat. When the match resumed at 7:30pm it […]

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  • Coronation actress calls it quits

    After 33 years of playing Coronation Street’s ‘Vera Duckworth’, British actress Liz Dawn has left the street. Millions of British soap fans watched as ‘Vera’ passed away on Friday night. Last year Dawn revealed health concerns, with a personal battle with emphysema. She wants to spend more time with her family and “enjoy life while […]

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  • Life imitates art for Degrassi actor

    Degrassi: Next Generation actor Adamo Ruggiero, who plays gay teen Marco, has publicly commented on his own sexuality, coming out as gay. “It was interesting, I was growing up at the exact same time as my character was growing up, and he was questioning things that I was questioning, and I was just a kid,” […]

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  • Airdate: The Kylie Show

    In another case of Seven programming being leaked online before the network has announced it, kylie.com confirms that The Kylie Show will air at 7:30pm Tuesday February 5. The special, which includes cameos by Jason Donovan and sister Dannii, is a mix of songs and sketches. Kylie opens the show with ‘Can’t Get You Out […]

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