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 being made in Australia that I'm wrong, but let's start with these shows... ABC1 Auction Room - Hosted by William McInnes, it's a look at Australia's thirst for antiques and auctions, and smacks of Antiques Roadshow. While there will be a market for this kind of program it's not going to be massive. Photo Finish - A reality show … [Read more...]

MolksTVTalk – the Podcast – Myf Warhurst Special

Myf Warhurst Interview

Having now interviewed the delightful Myf Warhurst, we here at MolksTVTalk are two-thirds of the way through our Spicks & Specks interview trilogy. Can Brough be attained? Only time will tell... Myf very generously gave up some rehearsal time from the Spicks & Specktacular Finale tour the team are preparing for to speak with SteveMolk & Josh to speak about her time on the show. Plucked from relative obscurity working on Triple J Myf scored a role on what would go on to become one of the most engaging and disarming TV trivia quiz shows in a decade. We also go to speak about her favourite guest on the show, her new TV show, how often Hamish … [Read more...]

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 premiere this week, though still considered fast-tracked by Ch9. It's crazy. But don't get too settled... To throw one final spanner in the works, daylight savings kicks in for NSW & Vic this Saturday night - meaning next week gets all interesting for any shows Qld's enjoy live tweeting. Just a heads up. CAN’T MISS … [Read more...]

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 for Hamish and Andy's Gap Year, though it will likely see it through to the end of it's 10 show first season. Channel 7, on the other hand, have a pretty good run to the end with shows like Beauty and the Geek Australia waiting to drop. As for Channel 10... well, after it's "Qld Flood Clean Up Week" this week, you get the feeling they can't get The Renovators finished … [Read more...]



If I lived my twenties like the characters in twentysoemthing lived theirs, it's very likely I'd not be alive today to talk about it. While I appreciate that I'm far from the target demographic for this show, very little of it resonated as real to me. Do all Gen Y people really drink that much and avoid so much responsibility in their life? Isn't that what your teenage years are for? To the same end, if it's meant to be a comedy that pokes fun at a twenty-something lifestyle then jokes are missing the mark. The show follows friends Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) as they search for a real job in the midst of their … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 03/09/11


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 a week at 7:30pm through the auditions for this series. It looks... big, brash, and predictable (sadly). CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 Bondi Vet - Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Bondi Rescue - Sun 7pm, Ch10 Grand Designs (final) – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Highway Patrol – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 The … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 20/08/11

Dr Chris Brown - Bondi Vet in Africa

We seem to be having massive finals every other week at the moment. AGT a month ago. MasterChef Australia last week. This coming week is the last of the very successful season 3 of The Block, with the auctions taking place in real life on Saturday and then the final episode/results to air next Sunday night 21/08. Crazy. There's still a lot of good telly this week too... CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Block (final week!) – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9 Bondi Vet in Africa – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Highway Patrol – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 The Renovators … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 06/08/11

Wil Anderson

One week into The Renovators and the response has been varied. It's not horrible by any standards, but the 8:30pm timeslot is doing it no favours. Still, this week it's all about the finals: final week of MasterChef Australia, final of this season of Criminal Minds, the final episode of The Amazing Race Australia and the final of Australia's Got Talent - finally. Everything just feels so... final. CAN’T MISS Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 The Block – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9 Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Great Migrations – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 MasterChef Australia – … [Read more...]

#HamishAndAndy start their #GapYear

Hamish and Andy start their Gap Year

Channel 9 have been playing the promos ad nauseum, and I'm pretty sure we'd all heard enough of Hamish's poor rendition of "New York, New York". Finally tonight we saw the start of what Hamish and Andy are spending all the reported money on, as the first and 10th last episode of Hamish and Andy's Gap Year hit our collective small screens. For the badly sung intro to the 'shabby shabby' set (there wasn't anything chic about it), it was pure Hamish and Andy cheekiness, Traxedos included. Light, inoffensive fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. Firmly in the nature of all their recent TV work and entirely reflective of their once a week … [Read more...]

Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year land on Thursday night

Hamish and Andy's Gap Year

However much the contract is worth (and rumours are it's a lot), it will all be for naught if Hamish and Andy's Gap Year doesn't fire for Channel 9. To be fair, it's highly likely to. Both Hamish and Andy still ride a wave as Australia's favourite radio drive team even though they only broadcast 1 day a week, and they reportedly work very hard to deliver that. One will only guess the skylarking is all for show as well. At least Nine Australia boss David Gyngell hopes so. From the press release: Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year will commence on the Nine Network on Thursday, July 28, at 8.30pm. Announcing the timeslot on their Austereo radio show … [Read more...]