• Nine stops another drama.

    Channel Nine for goodness sake please stop hitting the Stop button! As reported earlier there are now no more Nip / Tuck episodes scheduled. The network has confirmed there are no further dates for the remaining 8 episodes. The series (which was over a year old by the time it screened) has effectively stopped mid-season. […]

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  • New weather gal at Sunrise

    Monique Wright is the new Sunrise weather presenter. Wright was revealed as the replacement for Grant Denyer today. She has previously filed several feature stories for Seven’s brekkie show. Good luck with those early rises!

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  • Mon Jan 22

    [Nine/9:30pm] Nip / Tuck. “Ben White”. Joan Rivers plugs a special facial cream without realising the contents… get ready for a hilarious punchline. A man wants his leg removed, and after shooting himself in the foot is fleetingly attended to by Dr Mancini from Melrose. For about 2 minutes. Sean assists a woman and son […]

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  • ABC spelcheck?

    Ooops. ABC News Melbourne may need a spellcheck. I was watching the news when up popped a story on the latest attacks in Iraq. The graphic read “DEALDY DAY.” I had to look twice. Think somebody in production must have had a long weekend…

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  • First Review: Medium Season 3

    Let me say from the offset I am a fleeting follower of Medium. I like what I have seen but the premise is something of a stretch for me. A psychic has visions of crimes and manages to neatly piece them together week in, week out. Still it works better than Ghost Whisperer or Supernatural, […]

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  • First Review: The Rich List

    So Andrew O’Keefe has finally gotten himself a prime time show. What has the world come to? Seven went and announced The Rich List before American went and cancelled there. That may give you some idea of what we’re in for. The idea of this show is essentially Family Feud meets Millionaire (kinda ironic given […]

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  • Meakin the news when you’d rather not

    Today Tonight producer and Seven News executive was in court this week to answer charges of drink driving from last year. Meakin has pleaded guilty. This is a messy biz for the Seven lot, especially if the rumours he evaded police turn out to be true. It’s not the sort of story you want to […]

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  • 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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