• David Hyde Pierce outs

    Well he’s a wonderful actor but David Hyde Pierce needs better performance skills if he thought we would be surprised by his official coming out as a gay man. The actor who plays ‘Niles’ from Frasier has mentioned his partner for the first time, in an article which acknowledges, “Pierce got to Los Angeles in […]

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  • Teen trouble at Ten

    TEN’s new observational series Teen Fit Camp had a disappointing debut last night with only 735,000 viewers nationally. Those are the kind of figures which saw Yasmine’s Getting Married dropped. In the same timeslot Seven had How I Met Your Mother / My Name is Earl on 1.2m / 1.3m and Nine got 1.2m for […]

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  • Bye, bye Jamie.

    It’s a monumental day in Australian media as James Packer relinquishes control of PBL media and the Nine Network. In reducing his shares to 25% Packer effectively closes a chapter of the legendary Australian family’s media ownership. His grandfather was a newspaper magnate, his dad a TV boss and now the heir apparent will focus […]

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  • Airdate: Torchwood

    Captain Jack Harkness is landing 9:30pm Monday June 18 on Channel TEN. The spinoff of Doctor Who starring John Barrowman will replace Cops and follow the remaining batch of Supernatural episodes. TEN has announced a commitment to two series of the series by writer Russell T. Davies who is responsible for the current Who revival. […]

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  • Nine acquisitions target younger viewers

    The Nine Network has picked up fourteen new shows as part of its new US acquisition deals including Viva Laughlin, Cashmere Mafia, Gossip Girl, Damages, Sarah Connor Chronicles and Chuck. Australian actors including Hugh Jackman, Miranda Otto, Rose Byrne, Frances O’Connor, Alex O’Loughlin and Yvonne Strzechowski appear in the new programmes. Of particular interest in […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun June 1 / 2 / 3

    Fri 1[ABC/8:30pm] Spooks. Final. Murphy (James Nesbitt) is in hiding with Callard (Mark Womack) and Miller (Michael Fassbender). Callard starts systematically destroying the forensic evidence against him and Murphy and Miller fear that he may want to destroy one or both of them too. Rees (Michael Feast) is desperately trying to piece together what went […]

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  • Earl series cut short

    Seven is to wind up the second season of My Name is Earl on Thursday June 14. But it will conclude the series early with Episode 17, “The Birthday Party” rather than Ep 23 “The Trial” which aired in May in the US. The sitcom has been performing well for Seven, with regular audiences between […]

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  • Survey says…thanks for watching.

    Friday is the final episode of Bert’s Family Feud before the show is “rested.” Now remembering that lots of shows are rested that never seem to return, I thought I would bring you a little flashback of the show from the 80s, when it was hosted by Daryl Somers. It’s still the same format, but […]

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  • Vale: Norman Kaye

    Actor Norman Kaye has passed away at the age of 80. Better known for his movie roles, particularly with filmmaker Paul Cox, Kaye’s television appearances were frequent on local dramas including Flying Doctors, Prisoner, Homicide, Power Without Glory and Wildside. His last TV role was in 1999. In 2000 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Last […]

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  • Meakin facing prison weekends

    Peter Meakin, Seven’s head of News and Current Affairs, is facing months of weekend prison detention following his sentencing in a NSW Court today. Meakin, who had pleaded guilty of drink driving, could spend 14 months in periodic weekend lock-ups. He was also found guilty of dangerous driving and lost his license for eight years. […]

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  • Adam Richard fronts Bent TV

    The ‘fabulous Adam Richard’ is to lead Melbourne community television group Bent TV for Channel 31. Richard, known for his witty and flamboyant appearances on Rove Live, 9AM with David and Kim, The Glass House, Spicks and Specks and FOX FM radio, will become President of the gay and lesbian broadcasting group. Richard hopes to […]

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  • Thu May 31

    [Ten/7:30pm] Teen Fit Camp. Premiere. Teen Fit Camp is a seven part observational-documentary following the journey of six Australian teenagers who are struggling with obesity. They are embarking on the journey of a lifetime – an eight week fit camp in the Californian wilderness.[Ten/8:30pm] Law and Order: SVU. “Haystack” Stabler finds himself drawn into a […]

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