2013 Report Card – @Channel9, @GEMchannel, @GOchannel, Extra
Dec02

2013 Report Card – @Channel9, @GEMchannel, @GOchannel, Extra

It was the year they almost did it. Nine have been surging through 2013 with some big programming results and their NewsCAFF product has more than become competitive again, regularly winning in SYD & MEL and taking it to the line in BNE. They’ve purchased ADL & PER from WIN so that now the Network is truly national for the first time (ahead of the company’s launch on the stock exchange before Christmas). All this...

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MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18
Jul08

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18

Time for another episode of the all too oft-ignored “Best Podcast Ever About TV”. This week Josh and I shoot the breeze on: the ongoing-but-hopefully-over saga surrounding Melissa Doyle departing Sunrise; The shows that haven’t been a success that the Networks wished you cared more about; a whole raft of new shows coming your way – including THE NEWSROOM and GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF; and Ten Watch returns to...

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Top 5 TV News Tidbits #2
Jun24

Top 5 TV News Tidbits #2

1. INXS get re-cast & re-made. A drama about one of the biggest Aussie bands ever? Well it *could* work, but only if you had the support of the surviving members of the band and the casting managed to find actors that look like the original six members. Somehow, Shine Australia did it all. Luke Arnold (Winners & Losers, City Homicide) will star as Michael Hutchence, newcomer Nicholas Masters is Tim Farriss, Ido Drent...

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…Because you can’t get there by bus (@hamishandandy’s Caravan of Courage #AUvNZ)
Oct31

…Because you can’t get there by bus (@hamishandandy’s Caravan of Courage #AUvNZ)

Contractual obligations aside, Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year series two delivered a strong result for Channel 9 and the boys returning to Australia to deliver a two part series across Australia & New Zealand to see out the ratings year in the Sunday night Big Brother slot will be a smart move (though they are unlikely to beat Sunday Night). Still – self-deprecating fun! From the press release: Hamish and Andy love...

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MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E25
Jul25

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E25

This week there’s so much to cover as Olympic fever grips Foxtel and Channel 9 (and most of London). What are Channel 7 and Channel 10 doing with their schedules for the next two weeks? Is THE SHIRE as bad as every makes out, and how is LARA BINGLE any better? Why do people keep asking obvious questions? I roped in Josh (@JoshuaWithers) to discuss this and a whole lot more including: THE TODAY SHOW’s important role in...

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MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E21
Jun20

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E21

*** IMPORTANT: Something went wrong when we recorded the first segment – it’s clippy and clicky and sounds horrible. I’ll have to work it out before next week so that it doesn’t happen again, but every other segment is fine, so please hang in there. *** The biggest week in the last couple of years for Channel 9 played out as expected this week when THE VOICE AUSTRALIA delivered massive ratings and at least 4...

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TV Guide for week ending 16/06/12
Jun10

TV Guide for week ending 16/06/12

WHAT A WEEK! If State Of Origin Game 2 isn’t enough, there’s an incredible list of other new shows starting up this week. The premiere of Mabo on Sunday is an amazing telemovie documenting the life of Eddie Mabo starring Jimi Bani and Deborah Mailman. Tim Allen’s new sitcom Last Man Standing premieres on free-to-air television on Channel 10 and it’s not bad – not great, but not bad. Myf Warhurst’s...

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