• And baby makes three

    Congrats to Jessica Rowe and Peter Overton on the birth of their new bub Allegra. Jessica managed to turn a pregnancy into a Today soapie storyline, first as an upbeat antidote to the notorious “boning” story of 2006, and then as a springboard for a parade of baby stories on the breakfast show. In fact […]

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  • TV kickin the AFL ball

    It’s on, it’s off, it’s on again. Seven had already announced that all 8 games would be on free to air TV this year (Tim Watson announced this on air during the news some weeks ago), but now there are reports Foxtel is back at the negotiating table, upping their offer to $60m in cash […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun Jan 19 / 20 / 21

    FRIDAY 19[Ten/7:30pm] Smallville. “Hypnotic” Guest: James Marsters. At the end of the episode during its first airing, there was a “In Memory of Dana Reeve (1961-2006)” dedication along with the URL for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. [Ten/10:45pm] Veronica Mars. “Versatile Toppings” When a private website for Neptune High’s gay students is hacked, and the members […]

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  • Trouble at the SBS desk?

    Next Monday SBS launches its new hour-long World News at 6:30pm. Joining Mary Kostakidis will be Stan Grant at the SBS desk. There are reports that Mary isn’t too rapt in having to share the gig. And one also has to ask, just how many reporters and crew does SBS news actually have? Many in […]

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  • Media launch: 1 vs 100

    Last night I attended the media launch for 1 vs 100 at Studio Central at Docklands – the only place big enough to accommodate the whopping set Nine needs for the show. And that’s what people are going to be talking about with this show -the set, the set, the set. It’s 3 stories high […]

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  • Jamie blitzes Nine for Seven.

    So Jamie Durie not only quits Nine, but he signs with Seven. No wonder the press release from Nine announcing his departure included the words “the network will make no further comment.” There are lots of stories spinning about Jamie wanting more money, having no shows offered from Nine and even talk that small successes […]

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  • About TV Tonight

    David Knox is a Television Commentator / Writer in Melbourne. His reviews and commentary have appeared in a number of radio, print and online media including tv.com, City Search, The Age Green Guide, Evolution Newspapers, A Current Affair, Radio 3AW, Nova, ABC Perth, ABC Qld, ABC Central Coast, 6PR, JOY 94.9, SBS and Screen Hub. […]

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  • Grey’s TR Knight outed because of co-star’s "F" word

    Last year TR Knight (George in “Grey’s Anatomy“) came out as a gay actor. This week on an Ellen appearance he admitted this was as a result of his co-star Isaiah Washington (Dr. Preston Burke) referring him a “Fa***t” on set. The word came out during Washington’s brawl with Patrick Dempsey. You’d think this story […]

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  • Thank God You’re Sold

    Hot on the heels of NBC piloting Kath & Kim comes the announcement that the network has commissioned 6 eps of Thank God You’re Here. The show by the Working Dog gang is already on air in The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Israel, and Denmark. It’s a more significant move by NBC […]

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  • Axed: Passions

    Passions, that spooky melodromatic soap (aren’t they all?) has been axed in the US after 8 seasons. In Australia its on in the dead of night but as repeats only. Oddly its first-run episodes ended after the price was deemed too much…something to do with music royalties if my memory serves me correctly. It was […]

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  • Thu Jan 18

    [Nine/11:30am] The Drew Carey Show. Series Return. Eye Of The Leopard. 2004 episodes! [Ten/6:30pm] Neighbours Janae accuses Pepper of staging a hate campaign against her own mother. [Ten/7:30pm] Letterman. With Terri and Bindi Irwin. In primetime! Go Ten! [ABC/8:30pm] In the Shadow of the Palms: Iraqis the only documentary filmed in Iraq prior to, during […]

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  • Here come the timeslots

    We are just weeks away from the official ratings season (Feb 11) and the networks are finally leaking info on timeslots for their new shows. As in 2005 / 06, Seven will launch some new big guns in the 2 weeks between the end of tennis and the start of ratings. Here are the shows […]

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