Headlines:

Grant Bowler: To live and die in LA

Leena Tailor talks to Kiwi actor Grant Bowler about the long path to Hollywood success, divorce, and sex scenes with Lindsay Lohan.
november 01 | www.nzherald.co.nz

WA lads band together on Gallipoli series

Ewen Leslie was itching to work alongside Rockingham-raised Hollywood star Sam Worthington in Foxtel's highly-anticipated miniseries Deadline Gallipoli, but not just because he's a fan of his work.
october 31 | au.news.yahoo.com

Obituary: Mike Dorsey

Mike Dorsey, the actor best known for playing Reg "Daddy" MacDonald in Number 96, has died in Western Australia.
october 31 | televisionau.com

MIPCOM 2014: our kids' system from an international helicopter

To an observer from outside, it is obvious that Australia is pushing internationally above its weight in kids' programming.
october 28 | www.artshub.com.au

Foxtel commissions local comedy and adult animation

Foxtel has unveiled a 20-part comedy series from Rick McKenna and Laura Walters, an adult animation series from Working Dog and its first ever co-commission with Network Ten.
october 31 | if.com.au

Simon Burke ends decade as Actors Equity president

Performer/ producer Simon Burke will stand down as the federal president of Actors Equity Australia after 10 years in the role and 40 years after he became a member. Performer Geoff Morrell becomes acting Equity president until union elections are held in the next six months.
october 30 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Lead LGBT characters to feature in new Australian high school tv drama

In an Australia first, same-sex attracted characters and storylines will lead a new local high school TV drama series. Currently in development, Subject to Change is a high school drama with a distinctly queer flavour.
october 29 | gaynewsnetwork.com.au

Thomson, Gibney to star in new series for Seven

Erik Thomson will play a widower who moves to New Zealand with his teenage kids after his wife dies and Rebecca Gibney will return as a homicide cop in new dramas for the Seven Network.
october 29 | if.com.au

The Code leaves TV viewers wanting more

The series is wrapped, the verdict is in, and if the social media buzz is anything to go by - a second series of the ABC's Canberra-plugging thriller The Code would be a sure-fire hit.
october 27 | www.smh.com.au

Foxtel rescues A Place to Call Home commissioning Seven to produce it

Foxtel has commissioned a new series of Channel Seven's popular period drama A Place to Call Home after it was cancelled earlier this year due to the cost of producing the show.
october 27 | mumbrella.com.au

Screen Australia eases co-production guidelines

At 7.30pm on Tuesday October 20 1964, the first episode of the locally made crime drama Homicide screened on Channel 7. What Australians would see on their TV screens would never be the same.
october 21 | dailyreview.crikey.com.au

Screen Australia eases co-production guidelines

Screen Australia has simplified its official co-production guidelines, removing elements that producers said were "complex and inflexible" in a bid to get more international film and TV co-ventures off the ground.
october 21 | www.mediaday.com.au

Stars come out for It's a date

Dating stories, we've all got them. Whether single and dining out on latest romantic adventures or, if coupled up, answering the inevitable "so, how did you two meet?" dating stories provide common ground socially. They're also an endlessly rich source of both comedic and dramatic material, a fact not lost on Peter Helliar.
october 19 | www.smh.com.au

Homicide: 50 years on

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of Homicide on Australian television. The series, produced by Crawford Productions, wasn't the first drama produced by Australian television but was the first to demonstrate that Australian audiences would watch locally-produced drama in overwhelming numbers.
october 20 | televisionau.com

Bondi Hipsters become Soul Mates in new time-travel show

Christiaan Van Vuuren has to admit he was getting a bit sick of the Bondi Hipsters... That's why [he along with brother Connor and their friend Nick Boshier] decided to expand their efforts into the rather odd comedy series Soul Mates
october 19 | www.smh.com.au

Former Neighbours and Bold and the Beautiful star Ashleigh Brewer creates a storm

After being Kate Ramsay in Neighbours, Ashleigh Brewer talks about her demanding role in the world's most popular soap The Bold and the Beautiful.
october 18 | www.couriermail.com.au
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Updates:

November 01...
It's a Date episode guide updated
Upper Middle Bogan episode guide updated
Soul Mates episode guide updated
October 23 - 31
It's a Date episode guide updated
Upper Middle Bogan episode guide updated
Soul Mates episode guide updated
Jar Dwellers SOS added
The Code episode guide completed
Girl vs Boy [NZ] episode guide updated
Party Tricks guide updated to finale
Wonderland episode guide updated
The Tribe [NZ] series 1 guide re-edited, bigger pics and a full slate of image galleries added
Coverband [NZ] episode guide completed

previous updates

airdates:

November
23 - Nowhere Boys (ABC3)

Ratings Top 10

October 19 - 25
1.551m - The X Factor Grand Final - Winner Announced
1.377m - The X Factor Grand Final
1.303m - The X Factor Grand Final - Performance
1.136m - The Big Bang Theory - Mon
1.125m - The Force
1.075m - 60 Minutes
1.033m - Seven News - Sun
1.026m - Nine News - Sun
0.961m - Border Security
0.956m - Dancing With The Stars

birthdays:

November
1 - Tina Arena (1967)
1 - Toni Collette (1972)
3 - Angus McLaren (1988)
4 - Myles Pollard (1972)
4 - Robert Menzies (1955)
6 - Vince Colosimo (1966)
7 - Melissa Bell (1972)
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)
24 - Shane Bourne (1949)
28 - Ryan Kwanten (1976)
28 - Kristian Schmid (1974)
30 - Kate Fischer (1973)