Headlines:

No Activity shows us how nothing can be everything

With most television or film creations, there’s a golden rule directors put in place before the cameras start to roll: follow the script... Patrick Brammall is more than happy to throw that rule out the window.
december 11 | www.dailymail.co.uk

Judy McBurney - star of Australian TV soap Prisoner - dies aged 70 after a long battle with cancer

Actress Judy McBurney has passed away at the age of 70 after a near four-year battle with cancer on Saturday morning.
december 01 | www.dailymail.co.uk

Nadine Garner takes charge in Blake Mysteries

Ballarat, 1963. A group of scouts are sitting around a camp fire at night, listening to ghost stories, their eyes wide with mock fear. By morning the horror will be real... Welcome back to the not-so- cosy crime of The Blake Mysteries, where everything we knew and loved about The Doctor Blake Mysteries returns. Well, almost.
november 29 | thewest.com.au

'It's a blandfest': Samuel Johnson calls for 'more ugly people' on TV

Actor Samuel Johnson has hit out at the lack of diversity on Australian screens, labelling local TV a "blandfest"... Johnson, 40, said the local industry had "globalised" and left actors who didn't fit the Hollywood superhero mould struggling to find work.
november 29 | www.theage.com.au

Boxing drama On the Ropes pulls no punches

Nine Entertainment Co chief executive Hugh Marks has announced Rebecca Gibney will be back on the network reprising her iconic Jane Halifax role.
november 27 | thewest.com.au

The 10 most intriguing new Australian TV dramas for 2019

Nine Entertainment Co chief executive Hugh Marks has announced Rebecca Gibney will be back on the network reprising her iconic Jane Halifax role.
november 27 | thenewdaily.com.au

Rebecca Gibney to reprise famous dramatic role in Halifax: Retribution

Nine Entertainment Co chief executive Hugh Marks has announced Rebecca Gibney will be back on the network reprising her iconic Jane Halifax role.
november 22 | www.theage.com.au

Renewed: 20 more episodes for Wentworth

Hit Foxtel drama Wentworth is to be renewed for 20 new episodes, delighting thousands of fans who had feared the show was ending.
november 22 | tvtonight.com.au

Screen Australia announces development of 16 new titles

Screen Australia has announced more than $400,000 of story development funding for 16 projects.
november 21 | mumbrella.com.au

ABC in 2019: What’s new, what’s returning – and what’s gone?

A political drama starring Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman, a factual series about a notorious cult, and the return of bureaucracy satire Utopia are among the programs to air on ABC next year.
november 19 | www.smh.com.au

The downturn in Australian Drama

2018 looks set to deliver the lowest amount of Australian TV drama hours in over 45 years.
november 10 | tvtonight.com.au

Why Melburnians love local TV shows – but Sydneysiders don’t care

While Sydneysiders appear to have no special affinity for shows shot in their city, Melburnians are more likely to watch local productions – boosting the size of the audience overall.
november 09 | www.theage.com.au

Editorial: The death of TV is a self-fulfilling prophecy

In their quest to make TV irrelevant and their own jobs redundant, TV executives have proven that original thought has no place in the heads of modern programmers. Instead, they have opted to buy franchise rights from the United States, Britain and Australia and screen banal overseas reality shows with Kiwi accents.
november 02 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Network 10 unveils 13 new local shows for 2019

The newly-rebranded Network 10 today unveiled 13 new Australian shows for 2019 including romantic comedy Five Bedrooms, thriller The Secrets She Keeps and four entertainment series spun-off from shows which screened during Pilot Week.
october 31 | www.if.com.au

Sky & ABC Australia pair for scripted comedy Frayed

Seven Network has unveiled its content plans at its 2019 Allfront event in Sydney. Highlights include four new local dramas, including the latest from writer Bevan Lee
october 30 | tbivision.com

Seven Allfronts: Bevan Lee drama & Miss Fisher spin-off star

Seven Network has unveiled its content plans at its 2019 Allfront event in Sydney. Highlights include four new local dramas, including the latest from writer Bevan Lee
october 26 | mediaweek.com.au

Updates:

December 14...
How To Stay Married episode guide updated
Fighting Season guide build continues
Tidelands added
November 23 - December 13
On The Ropes added, guide started
Return to Jupiter episode guide upgraded, cast page added.
How To Stay Married episode guide updated
The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories completed
Fergus McPhail section upgraded
How To Stay Married guide updated
2018 AACTA Award noms and winners added
Nowhere Boys guide progressing

previous updates

airdates:

December
03 - Nowhere Boys: Battle For Negative Space (ABC)
14 - Tidelands (Netflix)
January
01 - Mustangs FC (ABC)
01 - Bloom (Stan)
12 - The Family Law (SBS)

birthdays:

December
1 - Ivy Latimer (1994)
1 - Melissa Jaffer (1936)
1 - Dean O'Gorman (1976)
1 - Jane Turner (1960)
3 - Richard Cawthorne (1976)
5 - Denise Drysdale (1948)
6 - Kelly Paterniti (1987)
7 - Basia A'Hern (1989)
7 - Emily Browning (1988)
7 - Bethany Whitmore (1999)
11 - Hamish Blake (1981)
11 - Richard Carter (1953)
11 - Tasneem Roc (1978)
12 - Nicola Charles (1969)
14 - Rebecca Gibney (1964)
14 - Nadine Garner (1970)
15 - Kirsty Lee Allan (1984)
16 - Georgie Parker (1964)
16 - Miranda Otto (1967)
18 - Bridie Carter (1970)
18 - Frankie J Holden (1952)
19 - Cameron Nugent (1974)
19 - Alyce Platt (1963)
23 - Lucy Bell (1968)
24 - Danny Raco (1979)
24 - Matt Passmore (1972)
25 - Nicholas Hope (1958)
26 - Steve Bisley (1951)
26 - Nikolai Nikolaeff (1981)
26 - Danielle Cormack (1970)
26 - Steve Le Marquand (1967)
28 - Alex Dimitriades (1973)
28 - Neil Pigot (1961)
28 - Josephine Byrnes (1966)