- Wendy Hughes has died at the age of 61. The Melbourne-born star of My Brilliant Career and longtime actor in the Network Ten drama State Coroner is understood to have died of cancer in Sydney early on Saturday morning.
march 08 | www.smh.com.au
- Marta Dusseldorp's Janet King, the steely litigator from the earlier legal drama Crownies , reappeared last week in the spin-off show of the same name... and it's quickly turned into a cracking thriller.
march 06 | www.theaustralian.com.au
- It did not take Australian-born actor Matt Passmore long to find another gig after A&E cancelled police procedural 'The Glades.' USA Network has ordered up 10-episodes for an untitled provocative drama series starring Passmore.
march 06 | www.examiner.com
- Dramedy has killed comedy. Where once we made out-and-proud sitcoms which aimed for laughs (even if they didn't always succeed at getting any), now we make dramedies where the potential for comedy is sacrificed to ensure there's room for moving bits, or tense bits, or realistic bits, or, in the worst and most cynical examples of the genre, a bit where the writers can cover for the fact that they're just plain crap at writing gags.
march 04 | blog.australiantumbleweeds.com
- Glendyn Ivin is a huge fan of Peter Weir's Gallipoli but he has resisted the temptation to revisit Weir's seminal 1981 movie since he was hired to direct the Nine Network miniseries Gallipoli.
march 04 | if.com.au
- Australia gets an A+ when it comes to producing Children's Television, having produced some of the world's finest across the years.
march 04 | www.tvtonight.com.au
- Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harry Greenwood, Tom Budge, Lincoln Lewis, Matt Nable, Anthony Hayes, Lachy Hulme and Ashleigh Cummings are among the big ensemble cast announced today for the Southern Star/Nine Network miniseries Gallipoli
march 03 | if.com.au
- Brenna Harding may not be a child of the 1970s, but while she acknowledges the universal themes in Puberty Blues she recognises some attitudes from the era have been well and truly left behind.
march 03 | www.tvtonight.com.au
- A what-if moment led to a new mini-series based on a deadly scenario - and Diana Glenn likes that its stakes are so high.
march 02 | www.theage.com.au
- Nine's new period drama series Love Child has been renewed for a second series, just two weeks after its television debut.
march 02 | www.tvtonight.com.au
- Richard Roxburgh has signalled the end of Rake. For the second time in an interview with TV Tonight, Roxburgh confirms the third season will be the last, preferring to see the ABC show go out on a high.
february 28 | www.tvtonight.com.au
- Ben Lawson is the latest Aussie to land a major role in a US TV pilot. He'll play Michael, a smart, funny, good-natured, dermatologist in the ABC comedy Damaged Goods.
february 27 | if.com.au
- It was recently announced that original Farscape scribe Justin Monjo is writing a screenplay for a spin-off movie... [Brian] Henson is also set to direct the new movie in development.
february 24 | geektyrant.com
- BRISBANE'S beauty will take centre stage on one of the most highly anticipated television series of 2014, Secrets and Lies.
february 19 | www.couriermail.com.au
- "IT may be a spin-off (from Crownies) which has my character (Senior Crown Prosecutor Janet King) in the title role, but I'm no one-man band, and nor is Janet," says actress Marta Dusseldorp.
february 22 | www.couriermail.com.au
- Among the season's reincarnations, two surprises stand out - one French, one pure ocker.
february 22 | www.smh.com.au
- ITV2 is moving forward with an adaptation of an Australian series for their next comedy project... the commercial broadcaster has handed out a pilot order to Laid, an adaptation of the Australian comedy of the same name which hails from Jonathan Harvey and STV Productions.
february 16 | www.tvwise.co.uk
- The ABC is looking to commission a second series of It's a Date, the narrative comedy created by Peter Helliar.
february 20 | if.com.au
Ratings Top 10
- February 16 - 22
- 1.925m - My Kitchen Rules - Mon
- 1.883m - My Kitchen Rules - Tues
- 1.880m - My Kitchen Rules - Wednes
- 1.863m - My Kitchen Rules - Sun
- 1.768m - INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
- 1.684m - Sunday Night
- 1.361m - The Block: Fans v Faves
- 1.354m - Love Child
- 1.340m - Seven News - Sun
- 1.192m - The Block: Fans v Faves - Mon
- 2 - Tempany Deckert (1978)
- 3 - Carla Bonner (1973)
- 4 - Steve Bastoni (1966)
- 5 - Hanna Mangan Lawrence (1991)
- 6 - Lara Cox (1978)
- 7 - Cameron Daddo (1965)
- 8 - Gerard Kennedy (1932)
- 8 - Alexandra Davies (1977)
- 9 - John Doyle (1953)
- 10 - Beth Buchanan (1972)
- 11 - Simone Buchanan (1968)
- 15 - Val Lehman (1943)
- 17 - Rob Sitch (1962)
- 18 - Hamish Michael (1980)
- 19 - Simmone Mackinnon (1973)
- 23 - Peter Mochrie (1959)
- 23 - Clayton Watson (1977)
- 24 - Brian Vriends (1964)
- 25 - Peter O'Brien (1960)
- 26 - Luke Ford (1981)
- 26 - Jon English (1949)
- 30 - Debra Byrne (1957)
- 30 - Matt Doran (1976)
- 30 - Alan Fletcher (1957)
- 31 - Damon Herriman (1970)