TV Guide for week ending 03/12/11
Nov27

TV Guide for week ending 03/12/11

Now that we’ve hit the first week of non-ratings leading into Christmas, I’d love to say the dross is fading… but I’d be lying. Here it comes thick and fast. We are being treated to some great re-runs over summer that are worth watching again: Offspring is being repeated from S01E01 starting this week every night on Channel 10; Sherlock re-runs are here over the next three weeks on Channel 9 (which will be...

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TV Guide for week ending 26/11/11
Nov20

TV Guide for week ending 26/11/11

…and so, we come to the final week of ratings (Week 48). Channel 7 have already won almost everything, and this week we see lots of shows wrap for the year – some forever. It’s a massive farewell to Spicks and Specks on Wednesday night, and also to Wild Boys on Sunday night. Lots of other shows ending for the year and offering prize money – Celebrity Apprentice Australia, X Factor Australia & Junior...

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TV Guide for week ending 19/11/11
Nov13

TV Guide for week ending 19/11/11

Now that the second last week of ratings is upon us (Week 47), we can start to ponder the year that’s been. What’s been a winner and what’s tanked for the networks. It’s a decent review and I’ll be publishing a report card for each network through this week to account for their wins, losses and line balls – there’s plenty of all of them for each primary channel. There’s also the concern...

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TV Guide for week ending 12/11/11
Nov06

TV Guide for week ending 12/11/11

Now that it’s Week 46, we’ve only 3 weeks of television ratings to go, so we’re starting to see things wind up – especially on the ABC. Underbelly Razor finishes tonight after an up and down season, and Tuesday night sees a cracking finale episode of The Joy Of Sets. The upside of shows ending and the non-ratings period falling upon us does mean a rise in movies being programmed onto the primary channels (as...

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TV Guide for week ending 29/10/11
Oct23

TV Guide for week ending 29/10/11

Welcome to Week 44 – only 4 weeks of the television year to go. Lots of interesting starts, lots of interesting risks, and lots of vanishing shows… most notably Charlie’s Angels all gone in Australia now that it’s been cancelled in the US, but shows like Unforgettable and Person Of Interest making a go of it. It’s a big start week for a stripped Celebrity Apprentice Australia – who knows how that...

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Watch out for the Housos…
Oct19

Watch out for the Housos…

From the opening scene featuring Angry Anderson as a biker, Ian “Turps” Turpie as an elderly pokie-playing grandfather and a full screen shot of a barmaid’s cleavage – you know exactly what you’re going to get with the new show from Paul Fenech: politically incorrect comedy and lots of it. Enter Housos (of the housing commission). Franky, Dazza, Shazza, Wazza and all the gang will astound you with their...

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The #Housos are coming…
Oct17

The #Housos are coming…

Paul Fenech has been making comedy on SBS for over 10 years. Pizza, Swift and Shift, and now Housos – the show that 6 months ago A Current Affair thought was a government-funded reality TV show! It’s as ribald and offensive as you think it will be and then about ten steps more, and that’s all part of the gag. It’s sure to ruffle feathers and cause mayhem, so get in early. From the press release: Housos is the...

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