• Clock stops on 24

    As expected 24 is in big trouble. FOX has opted not to premiere it on January 13 now due to the various production problems (WGA strike, Kiefer in jail and even the Californian fires). Instead it wants to air ‘Day 7’ uninterrupted. It will be replaced by Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Meanwhile Law and […]

    Read more
  • Great Outdoors cast tripped up

    Seven has confirmed that Shelley Craft has departed from The Great Outdoors. But she has already recorded 19 stories for the series which could go ahead next year. This year the travel show moved from its long-term Monday home to the lower-profiled 6:30pm Saturdays. Its final episode for 2007 aired a few weeks ago to […]

    Read more
  • Circus tent folds on ABC Sideshow

    The Sideshow is turning to sawdust with news the ABC will not renew it for 2008. The Saturday evening comedy show, a revival of The Big Gig, has languished in its two Saturday timeslots of 7:30pm and 9:30pm. It dropped from 615,000 to about 410,000 viewers with the timeslot change. But at 7:30pm the show’s […]

    Read more
  • WGA Strike Watch

    24 ticks closer, scheduled to premiere in the US on January 13, but with only 9 episodes at the ready. And Kiefer is headed for jail time beginning December 21 too. Yikes. As the Writers’ Guild of America strike takes hold there are lots of question marks hovering over our favourite shows. So what’s in […]

    Read more
  • Fasttracking takes a Bionic break

    The perils of “fast-tracking” will strike again, briefly, when Seven cannot screen Bionic Woman in two weeks’ time. This is because the US has a week off between eps 7 and 8. The pause is not related to the writers’ strike, but is typical of the less-than-perfect scheduling of many American series. Seven is now […]

    Read more
  • New drama from Torchwood writer

    Toby Whithouse, a scriptwriter on Torchwood, Doctor Who and Hotel Babylon will pen a new UK supernatural drama, Being Human for BBC3. The one hour drama depicts three flatmates who are a vampire, werewolf and a ghost. It will star Russell Tovey, Guy Flanagan, Andrea Riseborough and Adrian Lester (pictured). Shooting has started in Bristol […]

    Read more
  • Housewives to stop over strike

    Desperate Housewives will cease production next Wednesday as a result of the WGA strike. The popular comedy has run out of scripts. Shows that have already been completed won’t last until Christmas.Six other live-to-air shows have stopped: The New Adventures of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, Til Death, Rules of Engagement, Big Bang […]

    Read more
  • TEN denies subliminal ARIA ads

    Blink and you would have missed some corporate logos during the 2007 ARIA Awards recently on TEN. In fact even if you hadn’t blinked you might have missed them. And that’s what’s known as subliminal advertising, which is outlawed as an advertising form on Australian television. But TEN managed to squeeze in a few plugs […]

    Read more
  • Nine looks to the UK for more content

    Nine has officially announced a batch of new UK shows today, many of which TV Tonight has previously told you about: Life in Cold Blood, Rock Rivals and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. But the additional programmes include Heroes and Villains, described as “a lavish, all-action drama series based on the real lives of […]

    Read more
  • ‘Idol journey’ comes to an end on the bridge

    An Australian Idol TV crew was ejected from the Sydney Harbour bridge this morning along with finalist Matt Corby. The RTA claimed it was an unauthorised shoot, says livenews.com.au but a TEN spokesperson said the shoot was legal and had permits. But security guards didn’t accept the paperwork or explanation and sent Corby and the […]

    Read more
  • Kyle: I want BB Uncut back

    Big Brother Uncut (aka Adults Only) would return in 2008 if Kyle Sandilands had his way. “I believe it is now coming back after Channel 10 got scared into taking it off this year. It definitely has a place on television. It’s a program I enjoyed watching.” he told news.com.au Sandilands has signed a 3 […]

    Read more
  • 2.2m watch Efficient win

    2,191,000m people watched Efficient win the 2007 Melbourne Cup Race yesterday, making it the #1 show of the day, and most likely the week. It was down from 2.27m in 2006. The flow-on from the race helped Seven to a 33.4% ratings share over its competition. Outside of prime time ratings, the race actually did […]

    Read more