Headlines:

Mercado on TV: Austin is another hit Aussie comedy as audiences warm to local sitcoms

Austin is a fantastic new Aussie comedy that nails it from the first episode. Whoever decided to centre a sitcom around Michael Theo, based on his work in Love On The Spectrum, is a deadset genius
June 7 | www.mediaweek.com.au

‘Superwog’ duo working on Netflix series ‘Son of a Donkey’

Theo and Nathan Saidden are taking their Superwog characters to Netflix with new series, Son of a Donkey. Production has begun on the six-part comedy, which picks up with Theo just as he moves out of his home to claim his independence — until he’s faced with the harsh realities of adulthood.
May 31 | if.com.au

Australian children’s television production has tanked. Blame Paul Fletcher

Bluey won't save us — the latest ACMA report shows the devastating consequences of the Coalition’s decision to remove local content quotas for children’s television in 2021.
May 30 | www.crikey.com.au

Australian TV drama ‘on the ropes’, ground-breaking study finds

Once upon a time in Australia, suburban lounge rooms were sacred ground for watching locally made dramas on free-to-air TV. They featured our favourite stars delivering compelling and authentic Aussie storylines... But an extensive study by Queensland University of Technology has found that Australian TV drama has nosedived in the past two decades.
May 28 | www.thenewdaily.com.au

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

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

Updates:

June 13...
Colin from Accounts guide updated (x2)
The Strange Chores series 3 guide updated
Austin episode guide finished
Ladies in Black added
Kid Sister [NZ] series 2 guide started
Bluey guide update with minisodes
June 5 - 12
Outback Outlaw Comedian guide updated
Colin from Accounts guide updated (x2)
The Strange Chores series 3 guide started
Austin added, guide started
My Life is Murder series 4 guide completed
Outback Outlaw Comedian episode guide finished

previous updates

premieres:

June
7 - The Strange Chores (ABC Family)
9 - Austin (ABC)
16 - Ladies in Black (ABC)
17 - Kid Sister (TVNZ+)
20 - Exposure (Stan)
July
4 - Fake (Paramount+)
11 - The Twelve (Showcase/Binge)

birthdays:

June
1 - Caroline Craig (1969)
1 - Bill Young (1950)
1 - Jason Donovan (1968)
1 - Ed Oxenbould (2001)
2 - Joel Toebeck (1971)
3 - Miriama Smith (1976)
4 - Rachel Griffiths (1968)
5 - Martin Vaughan (1931)
6 - Andrew McFarlane (1951)
6 - Jacinta Stapleton (1979)
6 - Toni Pearen (1972)
7 - Ria Vandervis (1984)
7 - Anthony Simcoe (1969)
7 - Gia Carides (1964)
9 - Jane Kennedy (1964)
11 - Claire Holt (1988)
12 - Frances O’Connor (1969)
12 - Kieran Darcy-Smith (1965)
12 - Samantha Tolj (1982)
12 - Tom Oliver (1938)
13 - Jodi Smit-McPhee (1996)
15 - Nina Liu (1977)
15 - Dan Paris (1973)
18 - Nick Tate (1942)
19 - Anthony Phelan (1954)
20 - Nicole Kidman (1967)
23 - Bryan Brown (1947)
23 - Tara Morice (1964)
23 - Joel Edgerton (1974)
28 - Sandy Gore (1950)
29 - Chris Egan (1984)
30 - Marton Csokas (1966)