Headlines:

The challenges of producing local TV drama

Making new Australian television drama in an age of global competition is a continual challenge. How do we support it? And how do we determine its cultural value?
May 25 | thesaturdaypaper.com.au

Exposure on Stan: first look at new Australian drama series

Exposure, a new Australian drama series about grief and truth comes to Stan this June
May 24 | www.screenhub.com.au

Vale: Brian Wenzel

Actor Brian Wenzel, best known for A Country Practice has died aged 94.
May 06 | tvtonight.com.au

Swift Street review – this fresh, bingeable crime drama is an absolute blast

Tanzyn Crawford and Cliff Curtis are great as a father and daughter who must raise $26,000 by whatever means necessary
April 23 | www.theguardian.com

Bluey's surprise new episode was based on this dad's chaotic family camping trip

Unexpected coda to cartoon’s powerhouse season finale based on 'real moment’ from a British reporter's life
April 23 | www.cbc.ca

Janet King actor Marta Dusseldorp talks to Virginia Trioli on ABC TV's Creative Types

Marta Dusseldorp starred as crown prosecutor Janet King for three years. Now she finds herself working more and more behind the camera.
April 22 | www.abc.net.au

The Bluey season finale is here and grownups are not OK

Why 'The Sign,' an episode of a kids cartoon about a dog family, has adults in tears.
April 15 | www.cbc.ca

‘Top End Bub’ Series Set as TV Sequel to Hit Australian Film

Romantic comedy series “Top End Bub” will begin production next month in Australia as a sequel to hit 2019 feature film “Top End Wedding.” Stars Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee will reprise their roles.
April 07 | variety.com

NCIS: Sydney renewed for second season by Paramount+ Australia and CBS

Paramount+ Australia and CBS have now formally renewed NCIS: Sydney for a second season, the first international version of the long running NCIS franchise.
March 20 | tvblackbox.com.au

Stan: 25 new and returning streaming shows and films announced

New dramas including Critical Incident and Good Cop / Bad Cop are part of Stan's lineup for the year ahead.
March 12 | www.screenhub.com.au

Vale: Michael Jenkins

Renowned writer director, best known for Blue Murder, Heartbreak High, Wildside and Careful He Might Hear You, has died.
March 08 | tvtonight.com.au

Population 11: Could this comedy beat original true crime thriller?

If he were alive, what would Paddy Moriarty say over a beer? Seven years after the mysterious disappearance of the much-maligned local from Larrimah in the Northern Territory (population 12), a fictitious series based on his life and presumed death has everyone on the edge of their seats.
February 23 | www.thenewdaily.com.au

Netflix drama The Survivors filming in Tasmania

Filming is underway in Hobart on upcoming Netflix crime-mystery The Survivors, based on a novel by Jane Harper, which will become the largest production ever filmed within the state.
February 15 | tvtonight.com.au

We Applied Rule 3Oh!3

There’s almost nothing you can do to make the [dramedy] format work. Or at least, that’s what we thought until we saw Triple Oh!
February 09 | blog.australiantumbleweeds.com

Phoebe Tonkin boards ‘The Dark Lake,’ Australian crime drama series from Brouhaha Entertainment

Phoebe Tonkin is to star in and executive produce a new Australian TV crime drama series, “The Dark Lake,” based on a novel by Sarah Bailey.
February 06 | variety.com

‘Dream Team’ the secret ingredient to Australian Survivor challenges

Before contestants are unleashed on daily challenges, there are 24 men and women who run the course first.
February 03 | tvtonight.com.au

Mercado on TV: Memorable year already with Boy Swallows Universe, Prosper and Total Control

It’s already a memorable year for Australian TV drama. Boy Swallows Universe (Netflix) and Prosper (Stan) are both superb and Total Control (iview) returns for its explosive final season.
January 19 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Production underway on new ABC drama Plum

Brendan Cowell, Asher Keddie and the team from Love My Way are behind a new ABC drama about an ex-footballer.
January 17 | tvtonight.com.au

Updates:

May 20...
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] guide updated
My Life is Murder guide updated
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] guide updated
My Life is Murder guide updated
May 12 - 19
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] guide updated
My Life is Murder guide updated, series moved under NZ content
Dark City: The Cleaner [NZ] guide completed

previous updates

premieres:

May
32 - Outback Outlaw Comedian (7mate)
30 - Colin From Accounts (Binge)
June
20 - Exposure (Stan)

birthdays:

May
2 - Anna McGahan (1988)
3 - Richard Sutherland (1971)
6 - Alan Dale (1947)
6 - Gina Riley (1961)
7 - Justin Melvey (1969)
10 - Rachel Gordon (1976)
11 - Anita Hegh (1972)
11 - Holly Valance (1983)
11 - Justin Rosniak (1977)
12 - Glenn Robbins (1956)
12 - Anthony Brandon Wong (1965)
14 - Cate Blanchett (1969)
14 - David Reyne (1959)
14 - Ada Nicodemou (1977)
15 - John Orcsik (1945)
16 - Celia Ireland (1966)
19 - Claudia Karvan (1972)
19 - James Reyne (1957)
21 - Brett Tucker (1972)
21 - Josephine Mitchell (1965)
21 - Inge Hornstra (1974)
21 - Belinda Bromilow (1975)
22 - Gary Sweet (1957)
24 - Brian Wenzel (1929)
25 - Jansen Spencer (1981)
25 - Kick Gurry (1978)
25 - Jamie Carter (1999)
26 - Marieke Hardy (1976)
26 - Rachael Blake (1971)
26 - Jolene Anderson (1980)
27 - Stephen Lovatt (1964)
27 - Sara Wiseman (1972)
28 - Kylie Minogue (1968)
28 - Beth Allen (1984)
29 - Louise Siversen (1958)