Headlines:

ABC's Blue Murder set to get the sequel treatment by Seven Network

Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker will star in NBC's eight-hour remake of Matchbox Pictures' The Slap.
july 28 | if.com.au

ABC's Blue Murder set to get the sequel treatment by Seven Network

It's widely regarded as the best Australian TV production of all time. Now the incredible ABC mini-series Blue Murder, about the relationship between former detective Roger Rogerson and notorious criminal Arthur "Neddy" Smith, is set to get the sequel treatment.
july 27 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Half of Nine's 'local drama content' is from New Zealand

Half of Nine's first release "Australian" drama is from New Zealand with the network taking advantage of loopholes in the rules governing local content, a new report by media watchdog The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found.
july 25 | mumbrella.com.au

Producers decry drops in first-run local TV content

Screen Producers Australia today blasted the primary commercial free-to-air channels for screening "significantly less" first run Australian drama, documentaries and children's programs.
july 25 | if.com.au

Offspring season 5 twist sent cast, fans into Twitter frenzy

It was the kind of moment every television drama needs - when the life of its main character is turned upside down - but Offspring fans are not happy their beloved Nina has been taken for a ride.
july 24 | www.theage.com.au

Indigenous actor gets stint on Ramsay St

Actor Meyne Wyatt is the first indigenous actor to join the main cast of Channel Ten's soap opera Neighbours since it began in 1985.
july 20 | www.smh.com.au

No US remake for the Moodys

The Fox network has pulled the plug on the US remake of Jungleboys' ABC comedy A Moody Christmas. The network decided not to proceed despite having commissioned the scripts for a pilot and for a second episode.
july 18 | if.com.au

Birdsworth's fear of freedom

Liz Birdsworth represents a common occurrence where women who have been to prison live their time better inside than outside - a reality she is faced with now that she is up for parole again in Wentworth.
july 17 | au.news.yahoo.com

European remakes for House Husbands

The Nine Network's drama House Husbands is being remade in France and Italy.
july 17 | if.com.au

Actor John Walton from The Young Doctors has died age 62

Australian actor John Walton, who played heart throb Dr Craig Rothwell in the 1970s soapie The Young Doctors, has died. He was 62.
july 17 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Big reaction to axing of drama

Locals embraced the TV drama A Place to Call Home when it made its debut last year, beaming iconic images of Camden across the country. Now those same viewers have criticised Channel Seven for dumping the show without proper explanation.
july 15 | www.camdenadvertiser.com.au

Josh Thomas comedy Please Like Me breaks new ground in US

Australian comedian Josh Thomas asked a simple question with his comedy series Please Like Me. He has his answer: they do. The ABC and the US cable channel Pivot have commissioned a third series.
july 12 | www.theage.com.au

Justine Clarke: Generations of fans

Justine Clarke must be one of the few Australian performers who is equally revered by three generations for completely different reasons
july 04 | www.theherald.com.au

Australian Soap Opera 'Neighbours' to Make American Debut on Hulu

Australian soap opera Neighbours will make its American debut July 14 on Hulu. New episodes of the half-hour drama, which follows life on suburban Ramsay Street, will debut Monday through Friday on the free, ad-supported platform and its ad-free subscription service, Hulu Plus.
july 07 | www.hollywoodreporter.com

Crawford Productions, Homicide and the golden age of Australian TV

Television studio Crawford Productions produced many of the iconic Australian dramas of the '60s and '70s, and one show in particular, Homicide, gave a whole generation of Australian actors their start on screen.
july 04 | www.abc.net.au

Soaps and Glory

Australian producer Trudi-Ann Tierney made several successful soap operas for Afghan television — she captures the experience in her new book Making Soapies in Kabul
july 04 | www.khaleejtimes.com

Updates:

July 21 - 29
H2O: Just Add Water series 2 guide upgraded
Party Tricks added
Offspring guide updated to (series?) finale
Wentworth episode guide updated
Wilfred [USA] episode guide updated
The Time of Our Lives episode guide updated
Agent Anna [NZ] episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated
July 14 - 20
House Husbands episode guide updated
H2O: Just Add Water series 1 guide upgraded (series 2 and 3 will follow in time)
Wentworth episode guide updated
Offspring episode guide updated
Wilfred [USA] episode guide updated
The Time of Our Lives episode guide updated
Agent Anna [NZ] episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated, fixed
ANZAC Girls added

previous updates

airdates:

August
03 - Nothing Trivial [NZ] (TV One)
10 - ANZAC Girls (ABC)
12 - Please Like me (ABC2)
13 - Utopia (ABC)
13 - Wonderland (Ten)

Ratings Top 10

July 20 - 26
1.660m - The Voice Grand Final
1.523m - The Voice Grand Final -Winner Announced
1.463m - 60 Minutes
1.347m - Nine News Sunday
1.315m - Seven News - Sun
1.274m - The X Factor-Sun
1.230m - The Voice Kids
1.176m - Nine News
1.173m - Masterchef Australia Thurs
1.167m - The X Factor-Tue

birthdays:

July
2 - Andrew Curry (1972)
2 - Grant Dodwell (1952)
3 - Jane Allsop (1975)
4 - Scott Major (1975)
6 - Geoffrey Rush (1951)
10 - Danielle Horvat (1991)
10 - Jeffrey Walker (1982)
13 - Penny Cook (1957)
14 - John Wood (1946)
14 - Deborah Mailman (1972)
14 - Joy Smithers (1963)
18 - Shaun Micallef (1962)
18 - Grant Bowler (1968)
23 - Eva Lazzaro (1995)
24 - Chris Haywood (1948)
24 - Rose Byrne (1979)
25 - Christopher Gabardi (1969)
26 - Madeleine West (1979)
26 - Abe Forsythe (1981)
26 - Jonny Pasvolsky (1972)
27 - Indiana Evans (1990)
30 - Simon Baker (1969)
31 - Brittany Byrnes (1987)
31 - Ernie Dingo (1956)