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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E18

Wednesday Night Fever - Cast

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 [...]

Top 5 TV News Tidbits #2

Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS - Cast

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 [...]

…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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E25

Hamish & Andy's Euro Gap Year

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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E21

Dumb, Drunk & Racist

*** 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 [...]

TV Guide for week ending 16/06/12

Andrew Gunsberg - Photo Finish

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 [...]

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 [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S02E09

Adam Zwar

Welcome to the business end of the first portion of the 2012 ratings year – nearly time to breathe a sigh of relief and eat some chocolate. Before we do that though, there’s lots to discuss and dissect, not least of which the 2012 Logies nominations and the surprises contained therein (Hamish Blake nominated for [...]

@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 [...]