Headlines:

I died in the original Heartbreak High. Now with the Netflix reboot, people are asking for my autograph in barber shops

Watching the new TV show sparked memories of a ’94 summer of group bonding, 6am pickups and the most positive acting experience I’ve ever had.
september 23 | www.theguardian.com

Netflix Brings Heartbreak High to a New Generation

Back in the 1990s, Australia’s equivalent of Riverdale, Degrassi or Euphoria was a little show called Heartbreak High. It was authentic, uniquely Australian and shot a lot of homegrown actors to stardom. Now Heartbreak High is planning to do it all again for a new generation with Netflix’s modern reboot of the classic series.
september 14 | www.lifehacker.com.au

Uncle Jack Charles, native actor and activist, dies at age 79

Indigenous actor, musician, artist and activist Uncle Jack Charles has died aged 79.
september 13 | windobi.com

Vale: Uncle Jack Charles

Revered First Nations actor, author and Victorian Aboriginal elder Uncle Jack Charles has died, aged 79.
september 13 | tvtonight.com.au

The fatal attraction of The Brokenwood Mysteries

The mystery as to why so many New Zealand actors are ready to die for a role on The Brokenwood Mysteries is solved.
september 01 | www.stuff.co.nz

Total Control S3, new SBS, Paramount+ titles in Screen Australia funding

A third season of Total Control on the way for ABC, plus new dramas for Paramount+, SBS and two returning Children's live action titles.
august 31 | tvtonight.com.au

Bluey was edited for American viewers, but global audiences deserve to see all of us

Beloved children’s program Bluey has received some backlash. Not due to the program, but to Disney’s decision to make edits to various episodes for the US market.
august 23 | thenewdaily.com.au

Obituary: Vince Gil

Vince Gil, Australian film and television actor and writer, has died at the age of 83. Although he is most remembered for his roles in films Mad Max and Stone, he was also a prolific actor on television.
august 23 | televisionau.com

Actor Marshall Napier, famous for roles in Came a Hot Friday and McLeod's Daughters, has died

The Wellington-born actor and playwright, who acted on stage and screen in Australia and New Zealand, died from brain cancer, aged 70. His daughter Jessica Napier, also an actor, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Sunday night.
august 15 | stuff.co.nz

Vale: Philip Dalkin

Prolific screenwriter Philip Dawkin, whose vast credits include All Together Now, Col’n Carpenter, The Deep, Stingers & Sea Patrol, has died aged 67
august 12 | tvtonight.com.au

Vale: Shirley Barrett, screenwriter, director, and novelist

Acclaimed director and screenwriter Shirley Barrett has died aged 60.
august 05 | www.if.com.au

Heartbreak High 2022: Netflix releases trailer

The reimagined 90s high school series promises an up-to-date take on the format that made the original a global hit.
august 02 | www.screenhub.com.au

Neighbours episodes now in their final home at National Film and Sound Archive, preserved as Australia's 'shared memory'

The final episode of Neighbours, an icon of Australian television over almost four decades, was broadcast this week. But before that last show went to air, archivists had already allotted the drama a formal place in national history: on the shelves of a large warehouse in Canberra.
july 29 | www.abc.net.au

I birthed Toadie from Neighbours and now must say goodbye

From a bogan with 50 words an episode to Erinsborough's local lawyer – Toadie's creator pays tribute to the man, the myth, the legend.
july 25 | www.screenhub.com.au

The ABC has confirmed an August premiere date for it’s new eight-part comedy series Summer Love.

Created and produced by Upper Middle Bogan’s Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, Summer Love is a laugh-packed anthology of eight very different summer holiday stories.
july 28 | tvblackbox.com.au

The loss of Neighbours is a loss of career pathways for Australia’s emerging screen professionals

Australia’s longest-running television drama, Neighbours, is the latest casualty in the global flux of television cultures. The death of this iconic show warrants a health-check for the Australian TV industry.
july 25 | theconversation.com

Updates:

September 28...
Summer Love guide updated
Mean Mums [NZ] series 3 guide finished
September 22 - 27
Summer Love guide updated
Heartbreak High [2022] guide completed
My Life is Murder guide updated
Bali 2002 added
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] series 8 guide pics being added

previous updates

premieres:

September
04 - Savage River (ABC)
14 - Heartbreak High (Netflix)
25 - Bali 2002 (Stan)
October
26 - Fisk, series 2 (ABC)

birthdays:

September
1 - Taryn Marler (1988)
1 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte (1975)
1 - Melissa George (1976)
2 - Darcy Bonser (1986)
4 - Kevin Harrington (1959)
4 - Jocelyn Moorhouse (1963)
4 - Noah Taylor (1969)
5 - Aaron Pedersen (1970)
5 - Alicia Banit (1990)
5 - Jack Charles (1943)
6 - Takaya Honda (1987)
10 - William McInnes (1963)
10 - Jay Laga'aia (1963)
12 - Pippa Grandison (1970)
12 - Rachel Ward (1957)
12 - Hayley McElhinney (1974)
14 - Sam Neill (1947)
16 - Mary Coustas (1964)
16 - Janet Andrewartha (1952)
17 - Baz Luhrmann (1962)
17 - Bruce Spence (1945)
18 - Don Hany (1975)
18 - Josh Quong Tart (1975)
18 - Nicole da Silva (1981)
19 - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (1973)
20 - Peter Phelps (1960)
21 - Anthony Hayes (1977)
21 - David Wenham (1965)
25 - Robyn Nevin (1942)
25 - Colin Friels (1952)
26 - Brett Climo (1964)
27 - Ella Scott Lynch (1982)
28 - Marzena Godecki (1978)
28 - Sean Scully (1947)
28 - Matt Day (1971)
28 - Naomi Watts (1968)
29 - Mark Mitchell (1955)
30 - Mitchell McMahon (1981)
30 - Kaarin Fairfax (1959)