Headlines:

Offspring season 6: Ten announces new and returning cast

There's a potential new love interest for Nina Proudman as Network Ten announced several new cast members for season 6 of its popular relationship drama, Offspring.
april 29 | www.mediaday.com.au

Vale: Robert Greenberg

Screenwriter Robert Greenberg, best known for writing children's shows including Round the Twist, Get Ace and Lift Off has died, aged 57.
april 29 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Production on Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola's comedy Rosehaven under way

Production will start in Tasmania on ABC TV's new eight part comedy series, Rosehaven, created by Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, on May 9 it was announced today
april 28 | www.mediaday.com.au

Australia's audiovisual trade deficit drops for the first time in five years

Australia's audiovisual trade deficit has dropped for the first time in 5 years with exports growing by 41 per cent to $199 million. This is a strong sign of acceptance of Australia television content around the world.
april 28 | if.com.au

The Cleverman comes: not alien but hairy

After the world's longest tease, the ABC last week announced a start date for its sci-fi project Cleverman. Finally I can quote some people who swore me to secrecy.
april 23 | www.smh.com.au

How non-white Aussie actors are struggling for recognition

As a young actor working in Australia, I've enjoyed a level of success I'm proud of and grateful for. But a lot of that gratefulness is rooted in the idea that I'm lucky to have had those opportunities despite being Filipino.
april 26 | www.dailylife.com.au

Hugo Weaving leads killer cast in thrilling new drama Seven Types of Ambiguity

HUGO Weaving has taken top billing on the all-star Australian call sheet for a new six-part ABC drama series, Seven Types Of Ambiguity.
april 23 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Laugh and choose

In an Australian TV first, the ABC will showcase six hand-picked locally-produced comedy pilots over six weeks and give viewers the power to help decide which will be picked up for a full series.
april 21 | au.news.yahoo.com

First glimpse of TVNZ's Dirty Laundry

TVNZ has screened the first trailer for its new drama series Dirty Laundry
april 20 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Craig McLachlan & Hamish Blake to star in Ten's The Wrong Girl with Jessica Marais

Network Ten has confirmed the full cast for its new contemporary drama series, The Wrong Girl, which will commence shooting in Melbourne
april 17 | decidertv.com

TV version of Aussie books introduces adults' stories

The film adaptation of the book Tomorrow, When the War Began was generally well received in Australia and executive producer Matthew Street says it played incredibly well overseas... knowing it had appeal was encouragement enough to create another reworking, this time for TV.
april 12 | au.news.yahoo.com

Matt Nable, Mandy McElhinney set for new Nine drama, Hyde & Seek

Matt Nable (Winter, Arrow, Gallipoli), Deborra-lee Furness (Correlli, Jindabyne), Mandy McElhinney (House of Hancock, Love Child), Emma Hamilton (The Tudors, Mary: The Making of a Princess) and Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters) will star in the Nine Network's new drama series Hyde & Seek, which has gone into production.
april 13 | www.mediaday.com.au

Jonathan LaPaglia to host Australian Survivor

TEN has surprised everybody by naming actor Jonathan LaPaglia as host of Australian Survivor. LaPaglia is best known for titles such as The Slap, Love Child, Underbelly and Cold Case.
april 10 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Xena, The 100's Javier Grillo-Marxuach to lead writers room for new Australian drama, Hereafter

Werner Film Productions has secured Emmy Award winning writer/producer, Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) for a week-long intensive 'writers' room' workshop as part of its Story Lab initiative, to develop new TV drama Hereafter, created by writers Giula Sandler (Glitch) & David Hannam (Carlotta).
april 07 | www.mediaday.com.au

Aussie series wins international Emmy

MELBOURNE and Sydney filmmakers are celebrating after their youth-targeted TV series Nowhere Boys received global recognition.
april 06 | www.news.com.au

Jono Kenyon 'bitterly disappointed' over cancelled Step Dave

Actor Jono Kenyon is reflecting on his time on TV series Step Dave after the news it won't be returning for a third season.
april 05 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Doctor Blake Mysteries team hope to lure Benedict Cumberbatch for new TV series The Gates of Hell

COULD Benedict Cumberbatch star in an Aussie TV series? That is the hope of authors Meg and Tom Keneally whose Monsarrat books have been snapped up by the makers of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
march 23 | www.news.com.au

Updates:

May 01...
Tomorrow, WTWB guide updated
The Cul de Sac [NZ] episode guide updated
April 25 - 30
The Cul de Sac [NZ] episode guide updated
Tomorrow, WTWB episode guide updated
Starting From... Now! series 4 guide completed
Janet King episode guide updated

previous updates

airdates:

May
10 - Wentworth - series 4 (SoHo)
12 - Wolf Creek (Stan)
19 - Rake (ABC)
June
01 - Cleverman (SundanceTV - USA)
02 - Cleverman (ABC)
05 - Secret City (Showcase)

birthdays:

April
1 - Lachy Hulme (1971)
1 - Kym Wilson (1973)
1 - Fletcher Humphrys (1976)
2 - Toni Scanlan (1956)
3 - Shane Connor (1959)
3 - Ben Mendelsohn (1969)
4 - Hugo Weaving (1960)
6 - Hal McElroy (1946)
6 - Jim McElroy (1946)
8 - Cindy Waddingham (1980)
9 - Peta Toppano (1952)
12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
13 - Jessica Napier (1979)
13 - Judy Nunn (1945)
15 - Kim Gyngell (1952)
16 - David Lyons (1976)
19 - Gillian Jones (1947)
20 - Elspeth Ballantyne (1939)
22 - John Waters (1948)
22 - Salvator Coco (1975)
22 - Cherise Donovan (1988)
22 - Ingo Rademacher (1971)
23 - Elaine Smith (1962)
23 - Judy Davis (1955)
24 - Kimberley Cooper (1980)
24 - Rian McLean (1984)
25 - Daniel MacPherson (1980)
26 - Michael Dorman (1981)
27 - Erik Thomson (1967)
29 - Firass Dirani (1984)
29 - Max Cullen (1940)
30 - Blair McDonough (1981)