01/08/2014

@Rove To Co-Host @theprojecttv Until Dec 2014

The Project - Peter Helliar, Rove McManus, Carrie Bickmore

Following the success of Rove co-hosting in June it was a fait accompli to have this decision be made for the show that his production company makes. It’ll should certainly lift the ratings of the program through the next 5 months and that’s not a bad thing. From the press release: Rove Joins The Project [...]

Cast Announced for @pjhelliar’s It’s A Date S02

It's A Date S02 - Peter Helliar, Laura Waters, Paul Walton

So many ways of perfect – the cast has been announced for season two of It’s A Date for ABC1, due to return later this year coupled again with S02 of Upper Middle Bogan. The series received critical praise in 2013 for delivering a comedy with heart, pathos and incredible timing. The casting was key [...]

.@CharliePick to leave @TheProjectTV

The Project - Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore

This is great news for Charlie Pickering. A chance to do what he wants with few restrictions (until his first child arrives!). Along with Carrie Bickmore and Dave Hughes he established The Project as a solid News alternative, even after it got shunted around through just about every timeslot available. While it continues to rate [...]

MolksTVTalk the Podcast – S03E30

Spicks and Specks - Ella Hooper, Josh Earl, Adam Richard

A perfect Sydney night only made more perfect by the recording of some great conversations with some of the amazing people at the ABC 2014 schedule launch (UpFronts). The big news was the confirmation of the cast of SPICKS AND SPECKS – JOSH EARL, ELLA HOOPER and ADAM RICHARD – and of course I had [...]

It’s the stories behind the #PicturesOfYou that matter…

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“If you really want to get to know someone, there’s nothing like looking through their family photo albums.” It’s the simplest of premises, and while the digitisation of photographs may alter the way we do it, viewing the family photos of people and hearing their stories offers us great insight and understanding as to who [...]

There’s always a story behind those #PicturesOfYou

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This is such a smart and simple premise from the team at Working Dog that it was key they had the right person host the show to ensure the focus was always on the guest. Casting Brian Nankervis to guide and direct the conversation is inspired as he has that rare quality that allows him [...]

Peter Helliar & Dave O’Neil – together (again) at last!

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Peter Helliar & Dave O’Neil have been on and off our TV screens for the last 10 years, and behind the scenes for longer than that as show writers for the likes of Totally Full Frontal, Skithouse, and so on. Pete front The Trophy Room most recently, and Dave is doing on & off live [...]

The stinkers of 2010

The White Room

There was lots of great TV come to us new or in new seasons in 2010 – Modern Family, Glee, Rake, MasterChef (proper & Junior), The Block, Sherlock, Gruen Nation/Transfer, The Librarians to name just a few. But there was also some complete tragedies. Not the ‘fail away in a whimper after having been jogged around in [...]

With Jabba and Shano on C91.3 FM #3

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My 3rd segment Talking TV with Jabba & Shano on C91.3FM - and sadly my last as this was Jabba’s last show. D’oh (I seem to attract segments on shows that are finishing up)! A shame because it was lots of fun to talk to these guys. Lots to talk about, though, even outside the ratings period [...]

(It’s not going straight to) The Trophy Room (yet)

The Trophy Room

Peter Helliar’s latest adventure in broadcasting (his second this year) hit the airwaves last night with The Trophy Room, and good for him it didn’t suck. But it wasn’t quite awesome either. We’ve all had our fill of ‘parlour games/panel question shows as television shows’. The ABC almost own the genre with repeat quality like Spicks [...]