• Show Watch: Eurovision 2007

    WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. SBS is about to get into the swing of Eurovision soon. We are off to Helsinki for the very first time! You can once again expect to hear the dulcet tones of Mr Terry Wogan (yay) for the Semi Final and Final. And to kick your parties off, there is the added […]

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  • First Review: The Sideshow

    Whoever came up with the idea of bringing back The Big Gig as The Sideshow was inspired. Since the demise of Hey Hey its Saturday there’s been a gaping, big hole in Saturday night variety / comedy. This is just what the doctor ordered. Drawing heavily (even blatantly) on the 1980s comedy format that starred […]

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  • BB Housemates revealed?

    Leading spoiler website Behind Big Brother Australia claims to have unveiled 18 housemates who are set to enter the Big Brother house tonight. The site has photographs and names of potential housemates it says were uploaded in a glitch on the WAP site. Looking at the photos, this lot don’t appear to be any older […]

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  • Survivor: China

    The 15th season of Survivor will take place on mainland China. Currently the US is watching season 14 set in Fiji, but ratings have not been glorious. The Chinese shoot will be the first time the reality show has shunned an island setting since season 11 in Guatemala. It is believed to be a coup […]

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  • Thank God: and now the critics.

    As we all know Thank God You’re Here recently launched in the US. It’s had “respectable but not spectacular” ratings over the two weeks it has been on air (two hour premiere, plus 2 single eps) of around 8.2m. It dropped to 6.9m the second week. And now we’ve had time to see what the […]

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  • Sex hunk for Brothers and Sisters

    Remember this guy in Sex and the City? He had a scruffy hairstyle back then, but he and Kim Cattrall sure made sweet music together when he was the sexy underwear model, “Smith.” Now Jason Lewis will have a recurring role in Brothers and Sisters as a blurry straight / gay / metrosexual tease to […]

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  • Naomi in the afternoon

    More news today that the Naomi Robson project in development is closer to becoming a reality. As has been reported earlier, Seven has been developing a pilot for an afternoon programme. Further newspaper reports on the project today indicate it is likely to air sometime between 2 – 4pm. The Robson programme will be topic-based, […]

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  • WIN edges PBL out of deal

    In the latest tit for tat bid for Perth’s Nine affiliate, Sunraysia has now now recommended a bid from WIN Television over PBL Media. WIN’s revised bid of $163m tops PBL’s $136.4m offer. If it goes ahead, Sunraysia will have to pay PBL $1.36m as a break-fee. PBL and the Packer camp won’t be happy […]

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  • BB’s full house twist

    This weekend Big Brother 7 famously kicks off. As usual it is recorded on Saturday evening for broadcast on the Sunday -despite Channel Ten toying with the word “LIVE” in its guide. Frankly it’s about as live as an episode of Bert’s Family Feud. Pre-record means pre-record. The Sunday papers will no doubt have leaks […]

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  • Axe hovers over Law & Order

    Dick Wolf, creator of Law and Order is trying to save two of the franchise shows from the axe in the US. Wolf is trying to trim costs from the two shows to stop them from going under. At least one of them is unlikely to survive. Law & Order: SVU is in no danger. […]

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  • Pirate Daddo’s big gig

    Cameron Daddo has won a plum role as the host of Pirate Master, the new reality series from Survivor / Apprentice mastermind, Mark Burnett. In the series 16 contestants will live on a 179-foot-square rigger for 33 days while they search for buried treasure totalling $1 million. Burnett is promising mutinies, castaways, walking the plank […]

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  • Isaiah bows out of Emmy race

    No surprises here, Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is pulling out of Emmy contention, by not submitting himself for nomination. All other cast members are. After his homophobic behaviour on-set and his dubious comments at the Golden Globes, clearly the actor knows when to lay low. But when will producers write him out? With its […]

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