Headlines:

Rising star Kat Hoyos from Here Come the Habibs heading for fame

WHEN she was still a child, Newtown actress Kat Hoyos made a sensible decision -- she would become a successful entertainer and she's on her way after her debut as Layla on Nine's new comedy Here Come the Habibs last night.
february 10 | www.news.com.au

Lobster Habib

In the lead up to Meet the Habibs [sic], the first Australian sitcom Channel Nine has made in the 21st Century, it's been hard to know what's worse - the articles stirring up outrage... Or the articles telling us not to be outraged
february 09 | blog.australiantumbleweeds.com

Andrew Knight on Jack Irish: "I'm really pleased with it"

Asked how he's doing after a whirlwind year, screenwriter Andrew Knight is characteristically understated: "I'm alive and trying to construct a breakfast at the moment". In between film work last year, Knight wrote new seasons of Rake and Jack Irish simultaneously, a process he calls "a blur".
february 09 | if.com.au

Jack Irish heads off the page

You know you have the trust of an author when they allow you to depart from their novels and create new storylines based on your characters. That's just what's happened with the new 6 part series of Jack Irish.
february 09 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Kiwi stars revel in their dirty laundry

Veteran stage and screen actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand will lead TV One's megabucks new drama series Dirty Laundry.
february 07 | www.nzherald.co.nz

ABC TV developing 'The Sapphires' as a TV series

Hit Australian film The Sapphires is being developed into an animated kids series for the ABC, by the films producers Goalpost Pictures and animation house Sticky Pictures said Wednesday.
february 02 | www.mediaday.com.au

Gibney gives her all to drama

A fixture on Australian screens for three decades, Rebecca Gibney wanted to shake things up with her new series Wanted, which puts two women in the wrong place at the wrong time.
february 01 | au.news.yahoo.com

Drama just what the doctor ordered

Craig McLachlan exudes energy as he walks across the room and slides on to a bench in the old Sunbury Asylum — the location of several sets for The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
january 27 | au.news.yahoo.com

Cleverman to premiere in Berlin

Screen Australia and Goalpost Pictures' Cleverman will premiere at the upcoming Berlinale - the same berth given to the likes of Better Call Saul and Bloodline at last year's festival.
january 25 | if.com.au

Vale: Lois Ramsey

Veteran actress Lois Ramsey, best known for Aussie soaps including The Box and Prisoner, has died aged 93.
january 23 | www.tvtonight.com.au

US adaptation for Upper Middle Bogan

Another ABC comedy series is getting a US adaptation with Upper Middle Bogan receiving a pilot order from CBS.
january 21 | www.tvtonight.com.au

How Guy Pearce turned a 'fringey show for practically no-one' into a mainstream comedy

Michael Shanks does not take offence when I tell him he's the worst actor in The Wizards of Aus, which he also co-wrote, directed and did the special effects for. That's because the standard of comparison is ridiculously high...
january 17 | www.smh.com.au

This new Aussie drama puts LGBT teens at the forefront

With a fresh Aussie cast, strong community backing, and a pilot launched on YouTube just last week, Subject to Change has picked up fans already. But now, its creators are looking for a network or streaming service to back the show — and bring episode two to life.
january 17 | www.buzzfeed.com

Homicide creator Hector Crawford, godfather of TV drama

Six months before Australian TV was due to begin transmission, Crawford wrote a letter to every politician in the country arguing that "unless protective steps are taken, the best of our talent will be lost ... and people's taste in programming will be moulded irretrievably to the American and English form ... to the detriment of Australian culture as a whole".
january 16 | www.theaustralian.com.au

The Family Law review: a loving and gently funny Australian family drama

The Family Law may be the latest show to bring Asian Australians to the small screen, but it's relatable for anyone who's grown up in Australia
january 15 | www.theguardian.com

'The Family Law', diversity on Aussie TV and #GiveAYellowAGo: a chat with Benjamin and Michelle Law

Ahead of the premiere of SBS' The Family Law, we asked two of the titular Law siblings to discuss their thoughts on the progress of diversity on Australian TV, the history of Asian representation (or lack thereof) on our screens, and how to cast a Cantonese-speaking family in a very white industry.
january 08 | junkee.com

John Hargreaves: tribute to an Aussie cinema pioneer and legend

Today, 8th January 2016, is the 20th anniversary of the passing of one of Australia's finest actors, John Hargreaves. Cut down in his prime at just 50, Hargreaves is still fondly remembered by those he worked with such as Judy Davis, Diana McLean, Bryan Brown, Denise Roberts and Mercia Deane Johns.
january 08 | www.australiantimes.co.uk

Updates:

February 11...
Black Comedy episode guide updated
Jack Irish episode guide updated
February 04 - 10
Black Comedy episode guide updated
Doctor Blake episode guide updated
Here Come the Habibs episode guide updated
Jack Irish episode guide updated
Wanted episode guide started

previous updates

airdates:

February
11 - Jack Irish (ABC)
April
tba - Tomorrow, When the War Began (ABC)

birthdays:

February
1 - Jodi Gordon (1985)
2 - Kate Raison (1962)
3 - Isla Fisher (1976)
4 - Natalie Imbruglia (1975)
5 - Jackie Woodburne (1957)
6 - Peter Bensley (1954)
6 - Kate Keltie (1986)
8 - Anna Hutchison (1986)
8 - Chai Romruen (1989)
11 - Alex Papps (1969)
12 - Saskia Burmeister (1985)
12 - Jesse Spencer (1979)
12 - Sigrid Thornton (1959)
14 - Luke Jacobz (1981)
16 - Alyssa-Jane Cook (1967)
17 - Barry Humpries (1934)
18 - Greta Scacchi (1960)
18 - Andrew Daddo (1967)
18 - Tammy McIntosh (1970)
18 - Kate Garven (1986)
18 - Adam Willits (1972)
18 - Todd Lasance (1985)
18 - Zoe Carrides (1962)
19 - Lisa McCune (1971)
21 - Burgess Abernethy (1987)
22 - Adrienne Pickering (1981)
23 - Callan Mulvey (1975)
25 - Libby Tanner (1970)
25 - Doris Younane (1963)
25 - David Hoflin (1979)
27 - George Kapiniaris (1961)
28 - Spencer McLaren (1973)