• Outed US Mayor on 4 Corners

    4 Corners has an interesting story next Monday on Jim West, the American Mayor who had campaigned against gay equality rights, who was then found to have been luring young men into his employ. But this analysis from the PBS Network will look beyond tabloid headlines at “the tension between a politician’s privacy and the […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun / 23 / 24 / 25 Mar

    FRIDAY 23[Ten/6:30pm] Neighbours. Ramsay Street mourns the loss of Stingray. Dylan kidnaps Paul. Ringo helps grieving Rachel by agreeing to put their new relationship on hold. [Ten/7:30pm] Smallville. “Reunion.” [Ten/1:35am Sat] Fat Actress. Final. Rpt. [ABC/8:30pm] Murphy’s Law. When a promising young police officer, Parmer, commits suicide, Murphy (James Nesbitt) is sent undercover to find […]

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  • First Review: I Shouldn’t Be Alive

    Re-enacted documentaries and dramas are not going to be everybody’s cup of tea, and I have at least one foot in that camp. Sometimes there are exceptions that keep me from putting two in. The movie Touching the Void was one such occasion. So it’s encouraging to see that the creatives behind that amazing movie […]

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  • Foxtel’s Young & Restless special

    As part of its The Young and the Restless launch on the W Channel, Foxtel will screen a special titled, The Young and the Restless – InFANity. It goes behind the scenes of the soap opera, featuring a set visit with star Melody Thomas Scott and look at the show’s 18-year history. There are interviews […]

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  • Renewed: Housewives, Betty, Lost, Greys

    Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Men in Trees, Boston Legal, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost are among the season renewals announced by the American ABC network. Each has been renewed through to the 2007 – 2008 season. But What About Brian? The new drama is absent […]

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  • Private eye gets smart on TT

    Reports out today that reckon the private detective hired by Today Tonight for its Corby story is not happy about the way he was treated and has taped conversations with key figures that suggest they were approving of his methods. According to The Australian, Colin Chapman says he has the big names, including Peter Meakin, […]

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  • Easter ratings season

    There’s mixed fortunes in the upcoming non-ratings fortnight April 1 – 14. Many shows are resting so keep your wits about you in discerning the new from the old. Here’s are some select highlights for each network: ABC (Apr 1-14):Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Final.Catherine Tate Show. Premiere.20 Years of Rage. Special.Einstein Factor, Australian Story, 4 […]

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  • Thu Mar 22

    [ABC/8:00pm] How to Catch a Mate: The Science of Dating. Everybody wants it but not all of us get it. So how do we go about becoming a sex magnet? In the first of 2 half-hour specials on success, Catalyst’s Dr Paul Willis asks whether science provide clues on how to release the Romeo and […]

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  • ABC signs Russell’s Rabbitohs

    The ABC is making a six part series on struggling South Sydney Football Club, to be called South Side Story. The team has overcome its woes to carve out success under its new directors, Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court, who sank $3.8m into the team. Airing later this year, the show will give […]

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  • Twirling Toddlers try their luck

    You can tell Easter non-ratings are around the corner. There’s some unusual offerings on the horizon. Nine has Strictly Baby Ballroom coming. The UK special promises, “the weird and wonderful world of juvenile ballroom dancing. Based on exclusive access to the child couples and their parents, we follow their lives for a year in the […]

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  • Lost celebrity dogs home

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but TEN has again made a change (its fourth) to upcoming episodes of Celebrity Dog School. Yesterday I told you it was being relegated from Saturday nights to 12:30 Sunday afternoons as of March 25. Well that still holds true, except TEN has now decided to just […]

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  • Pussycats meow for Ten

    TEN has picked up new US reality show Pussycat Dolls: Search for The Next Doll. The series premiered earlier this month on the CW network under the eye of producer McG, and seeks to find a new female performer for the pop group. TEN will screen it after the Rove Live premiere at 9:30pm on […]

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