Headlines:

Wentworth's Kate Jenkinson opens up about her remarkable five years spent playing prison inmate Allie Novak

She was living in LA, pursuing a dream of Hollywood success, when Kate Jenkinson found out she'd landed a role in Aussie drama Wentworth. It was a dream come true for the long-time fan of the series, who packed her bags and returned home for the part.
june 14 | www.nowtolove.com.au

Seven Studios announces new comedy starring Michala Banas

Seven Studios has announced a new comedy show starring Michala Banas, Benson Jack Anthony and Duncan Fellows. Fam Time is being produced for the Seven Network.
june 07 | mumbrella.com.au

Inside the story: the ABC of screenwriting as demonstrated by ABC’s The Heights

Why do we tell stories, and how are they crafted? In this series, we unpick the work of the writer on both page and screen.
may 23 | theconversation.com

Kat Stewart is superb in breath-of-fresh-air comedy-drama Five Bedrooms

Five Bedrooms is a breath of fresh air in the world of commercial television, a home-grown drama with a good dollop of comedy that addresses some of the hot-button issues of our time without feeling preachy or overly contrived. Its approach to casting is impressive too: diverse without making an enormous show of it.
may 31 | www.smh.com.au

New SBS drama Hungry Ghosts to star Clare Bowen and Bryan Brown

Clare Bowen (Nashville) and Bryan Brown (Bloom, Sweet Country, Old School) lead an ensemble cast in the four-part SBS original series Hungry Ghosts, which is currently in production in Melbourne.
may 30 | www.mediaweek.com.au

The Letdown proves uplifting for Lucy

When Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller’s motherhood dramedy The Letdown hit TV screens back in 2017, viewers were hooked. Not only was it funny, relatable and achingly real, but it drew a collective nod of agreement from struggling mothers everywhere. This was the reason Perth-raised actress Lucy Durack was so keen to be involved.
may 28 | thewest.com.au

ABC developing Goodwood drama

Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller (The Letdown) are developing their first hour-long drama, Goodwood, for ABC and ABC Studios International.
may 24 | tvtonight.com.au

Ten's new dramas are a welcome break from the onslaught of reality TV

In the battle for ratings what’s left for Australia’s commercial television networks after the last few years of reality television excess? ... The most radical response belongs to Network Ten, which this month has debuted a pair of scripted local series that reveal a strange and conflicted place called Australia.
may 16 | www.smh.com.au

ABC announces new Australian drama series STATELESS starring Cate Blanchett, Asher Keddie, and Dominic West

The ABC and Screen Australia has announced the commissioning of a brand new powerful six-part limited drama series Stateless.
may 15 | tvblackbox.com.au

Pua Magasiva's family in 'acute stage of grief' as tributes pour in from around the world

Pua Magasiva's family is in an "acute stage of grief" after his sudden death this weekend.
may 13 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Aussie acting exports return home for Seven’s new drama

Two of Australia’s hottest acting exports, Abbie Cornish and Georgina Haig, will spearhead a stellar cast in Seven’s edgy female-driven romantic thriller Secret Bridesmaids’ Business.
may 08 | thewest.com.au

Cameras roll on Between Two Worlds

Filming is underway in Sydney on Seven’s next major drama series Between Two Worlds by writer Bevan Lee. The high concept thriller will be led by UK actor, Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Spooks, Luther)
april 17 | tvtonight.com.au

Aussie Series 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' to Get Chinese Remake

A Chinese production company has commissioned the first-ever Mandarin-language adaptation of an Australian TV series, with Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries set to be transposed to Shanghai in the 1930s with Yili Ma starring as the eponymous young, glamorous amateur sleuth.
april 16 | www.hollywoodreporter.com

Federal Government extends Offsets to streamers

The Federal Government today confirmed that Australian shows commissioned by Netflix, Stan and other streaming services and produced in Australia will qualify immediately for the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) and Location Offsets.
april 11 | www.if.com.au

Asher Keddie and Imogen Banks TV drama attracts Screen Aust funding

Screen Australia has announced over $600,000 of story development funding for seven feature films, four television dramas and five online series.
april 07 | mediaweek.com.au

Netflix won't tell Australian stories. We need the ABC for that, says Mark Scott

Australian stories are at risk of disappearing as local television drama is swamped by reality TV and Netflix, the former ABC managing director Mark Scott has warned.
april 07 | www.theguardian.com

Updates:

June 17...
Harrow episode guide updated
June 10 - 16
Rafferty's Rules episode guide added
Five Bedrooms episode guide updated
Harrow episode guide updated
Mr. Black episode guide updated
Wentworth episode guide updated
Westside [NZ] series 5 guide started
The InBESTigators episode guide started

previous updates

airdates:

June
17 - Westside (NZ - TV2)
21 - The InBESTigators (ABC Me)
July
05 - The Heights (ABC)
21 - Lambs of God (Fox Showcase)

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)
7 - Anthony Simcoe (1969)
7 - Gia Carides (1964)
9 - Terry Norris (1930)
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)
30 - Marton Csokas (1966)