Headlines:

ABC in 2019: What’s new, what’s returning – and what’s gone?

A political drama starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman, a factual series about a notorious cult, and the return of bureaucracy satire Utopia are among the programs to air on ABC next year.
november 19 | www.smh.com.au

The downturn in Australian Drama

2018 looks set to deliver the lowest amount of Australian TV drama hours in over 45 years.
november 10 | tvtonight.com.au

Why Melburnians love local TV shows – but Sydneysiders don’t care

While Sydneysiders appear to have no special affinity for shows shot in their city, Melburnians are more likely to watch local productions – boosting the size of the audience overall.
november 09 | www.theage.com.au

Editorial: The death of TV is a self-fulfilling prophecy

In their quest to make TV irrelevant and their own jobs redundant, TV executives have proven that original thought has no place in the heads of modern programmers. Instead, they have opted to buy franchise rights from the United States, Britain and Australia and screen banal overseas reality shows with Kiwi accents.
november 02 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Network 10 unveils 13 new local shows for 2019

The newly-rebranded Network 10 today unveiled 13 new Australian shows for 2019 including romantic comedy Five Bedrooms, thriller The Secrets She Keeps and four entertainment series spun-off from shows which screened during Pilot Week.
october 31 | www.if.com.au

Sky & ABC Australia pair for scripted comedy Frayed

Seven Network has unveiled its content plans at its 2019 Allfront event in Sydney. Highlights include four new local dramas, including the latest from writer Bevan Lee
october 30 | tbivision.com

Seven Allfronts: Bevan Lee drama & Miss Fisher spin-off star

Seven Network has unveiled its content plans at its 2019 Allfront event in Sydney. Highlights include four new local dramas, including the latest from writer Bevan Lee
october 26 | mediaweek.com.au

Nine reveals 2019 content plans, including the return of SeaChange

The return of ABC drama SeaChange, Lego Masters, Bad Mothers, and a new Hamish and Andy series were among the content highlights at Nine’s 2019 upfronts on Wednesday evening.
october 17 | mumbrella.com.au

A Country Practice headed for a re-boot?

Media gossip today suggesting that the classic 80s and 90s soap A Country Practice could be coming back...
october 15 | televisionau.com

Risky business behind Rebecca Gibney’s crime drama Wanted

Behind her familiar smile, Rebecca Gibney is plotting something. The much-loved Australian actress is one of the creative forces behind crime drama Wanted, which means part of her mind is always ticking over with ideas for escaping police, outwitting bad guys and surviving a life on the run.
october 10 | thewest.com.au

FX Renews MR INBETWEEN For Second Season

Mr Inbetween, the new Australian drama series created by and starring Scott Ryan as the criminal-for-hire “Ray Shoesmith”, has been renewed for a second season by FX Networks and FOXTEL
october 09 | seat42f.com

Maralinga drama in development for ABC

Writer Peter Duncan (Rake) is scripting Fallout, a 6 hour drama on historic events at Maralinga. To be produced by Porchlight Pictures (The Kettering Incident, Laid, Animal Kingdom, Jasper Jones), it is surrounds British atomic tests in 1953 in Maralinga, 1000 km northwest of Adelaide.
october 05 | tvtonight.com.au

Mr Inbetween is being called one of the best TV shows of 2018

THE Hollywood Reporter is hailing it as “one of 2018’s best shows so far”, and now Aussie’s will get to experience the hot hitman drama that’s been 14 years in the making.
september 27 | www.couriermail.com.au

It's a hit, man but Scott Ryan is still in that funny in-between state

His show has been picked up by FX in America, and the edgy cable network has already got him developing a second season in the expectation the first one will strike a chord with viewers. But Scott Ryan isn't popping the champagne corks just yet.
september 27 | www.smh.com.au

Mr Inbetween: A marvelous tale of an ordinary thug

You, me and the dogs on the street know there is too much good TV to keep up with.... Mr Inbetween is a true gem. And it won’t take up much of your time.
september 24 | www.theglobeandmail.com

Updates:

November 15...
Nowhere Boys series 4 guide updated to finale
Superwog episode guide completed
The Bureau of Magical Things guide completed
additions: Bad Mothers, Bloom, The Heights, The InBESTigators
Bite Club guide upgraded with new summaries
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] series 5 guide completed
November 01 - 14
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] series 5 guide started
How To Stay Married added
Nowhere Boys series 4 guide started
Playing For Keeps series 1 guide completed
The Bureau of Magical Things guide complete thru ep 19
Pine Gap episode guide completed
How To Stay Married episode guide updated

previous updates

airdates:

November
30 - The Blake Mysteries: A New Beginning (7)
December
03 - Nowhere Boys: Battle For Negative Space (ABC)
January
01 - Bloom (Stan)

birthdays:

November
1 - Tina Arena (1967)
1 - Toni Collette (1972)
3 - Angus McLaren (1988)
4 - Myles Pollard (1972)
4 - Robert Menzies (1955)
4 - Lani John Tupu (1955)
6 - Liddy Clark (1953)
6 - Vince Colosimo (1966)
7 - Melissa Bell (1972)
7 - Marisa Siketa (1990)
8 - Tom Wren (1979)
9 - Oliver Ackland (1979)
10 - Jessica Tovey (1987)
10 - Andrew Morley (1989)
11 - Ashleigh Cummings (1992)
12 - Kate Bell (1983)
14 - Michala Banas (1978)
14 - Brooke Satchwell (1980)
15 - Lewis Fitz-Gerald (1958)
16 - Gigi Edgley (1977)
16 - Tim Ferguson (1963)
16 - Karl Zwicky (1956)
23 - Andrew Bovell (1962)
24 - Dan Falzon (1974)
24 - Shane Bourne (1949)
28 - Ryan Kwanten (1976)
28 - Kristian Schmid (1974)
28 - Wayne Blair (1971)
30 - Kate Fischer (1973)