30/07/2014

Hamish and Andy’s #GapYearSouthAmerica

Hamish & Andy's South American Gap Year

It’s become a reliable franchise for Nine – let Hamish & Andy do pretty much whatever they want, film it, and it’ll be guaranteed ratings. The series has developed since the first in the US and now it’s all about the two boys in whatever “fish out of water” scenario they can put themselves in. [...]

2012 Report Card – @Channel9, @GEMchannel, @GOchannel, Extra

2012 Report Card - Ch9

2012 was Channel 9′s best year in a long time (and they needed it to be after the annus horribilis of 2011). A lot of their reality and drama product delivered very strong ratings and they held charge with the number one show for the year – the breakout hit that was The Voice Australia. [...]

TV Guide for week ending 28/07/12

Wil Anderson - host of Gruen Sweat

The Olympics cometh – and so this week it means the bulk of the finales and the start of a few shows to tide over those not watching “That Big Sporting Event In London” for the next couple of weeks. Downton Abbey & Revenge finish up for Ch7 – both of them hits for the [...]

TV Guide for week ending 23/06/12

Cast - Dumb, Drunk & Racist

Short of the launch of The Voice Australia this week will be the biggest we’ll see this year – the season finales/grand finals of both Dancing With The Stars AND the two-part finale of The Voice Australia. Amidst this chaos, Man vs Wild pops back up, and Pictures Of You has one of the funniest [...]

Achtung, Baby! (@hamishandandy #EuroGapYear)

Hamish & Andy's Euro Gap Year

After an underwhelming start it found it’s feet once the stars spent more time out of the studio. With Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year the boys in question will be out and about more often which will make all the difference. How funny it will be is up to Hamish & Andy. We’ll be [...]

@hamishandandy go Dutch. And English. And Italian. And Spanish.

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year

We all knew it was coming. We all knew it was gonna be in the UK and likely into Europe. What we all didn’t know was that it “consistently won it’s timelsot” – and for 9 of the 10 weeks it aired in 2011, it did. It will indeed be interesting to see what shenanigans [...]

PREDICTION: The Misses of 2012

Lisa McCune - Reef Doctors

Listing shows here is not intended to be venomous. Not everything works (Live From Planet Earth, anyone?). Some shows need more ‘time in development’. Other shows are simply misguided from the start, or on the wrong network. Either way, I’m sure we’ll see our share of misses in 2012. I hope for the sake of [...]

TV Guide for week ending 01/10/11

Penn & Teller's Fool Us (with Jonathan Ross)

With Week 40, thus begins the first week of lots of fast-tracking. Multiple shows across Channels 9 & 10 getting the fast-tracked treatment, though it means different things to different shows. Glee is being shown in Australia within hours of it airing in the US. Survivor: South Pacific is nearly two weeks behind with it’s [...]

TV Guide for week ending 17/09/11

Hamish & Andy's Gap Year

With the run to the end of the year in sight, you’d think the networks have it all worked out. From what we’re seeing… some things are still to fall into place. Not many episodes of Top Gear Australia to go, and Channel 9 and shelved it – and they may be considering the same [...]

TV Guide for week ending 03/09/11

Camelot

Just when you think you can’t get enough new shows… Here comes Same Name, Camelot, Top Gear Australia, The X Factor Australia and series two of James May’s Toy Stories. It’s crazy. Mind you, just when you thought reality talent shows were resting, The X Factor comes back with a massive push across 4 nights [...]