Headlines:

Free TV 'stumbles' on kids' issues at content inquiry

When Bridget Fair, CEO of Free TV Australia, appeared before Senators at the Inquiry into Australian Content on Broadcast, Radio and Streaming Services in Sydney last week there was no deviation from the commercial broadcasters' long held position that children's television quotas should be scrapped.
august 09 | www.if.com.au

After more than a decade in the wilderness, outback legend Russell Coight returns

After more than a decade in the wilderness, accident-prone outback legend Russell Coight returns to our screens on Sunday, August 5 for more All Aussie Adventures.
august 02 | thewest.com.au

Lucy Lawless to star in 'My Life is Murder' for Ten

Network Ten has ordered a contemporary mystery-drama series that will follow the exploits of a female private investigator. My Life is Murder will star Lucy Lawless as Alexa Crowe, a fearless PI who solves the most baffling crimes as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life.
august 01 | www.if.com.au

Terry Norris: "I've had such a bloody, charmed life"

Sitting in a Melbourne café waiting to speak to an industry veteran, I'm struck by the figure outside the window striding towards me. It is actor Terry Norris, 88, who has a decided spring in his step as he heads for his latest press interview.
july 30 | tvtonight.com.au

Why Nicole da Silva believes it's a good time to be a TV actress

In one way, the three characters for which Nicole da Silva is best known could not be more different... But from the outside, there are also clear threads running through all three fictional women: a feistiness, a fighting spirit and a complexity that for a long time has been all too rare in female characters in Australasian television. And that's no accident.
july 26 | www.stuff.co.nz

Seven spin-off, Ms. Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries announced

Seven has announced a spin-off of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to centre around the niece of Phryne Fisher. Ms. Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries will be 4 telemovies set in Melbourne in the 1960s
july 26 | tvtonight.com.au

Jane Kennedy lambasts Ten for male-dominated 'pilot week' line-up

TV and radio star Jane Kennedy has spoken up about the 'very jarring' gender discrepancy in Network Ten's upcoming 'pilot week' line-up.
july 23 | www.theage.com.au

Tim Minchin heads to SA for new television drama

Musician, comedian and actor Tim Minchin will star in a new television series being filmed in South Australia and Western Australia about two misfits trying to get an upright piano from one side of the country to the other.
july 23 | indaily.com.au

Something Warm in the Middle - the Grist of Gristmill

Gristmill's Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler are Back in Very Small Business with their gooey, chewy secret: You can be sweet and sharp at the same time.
july 19 | www.artshub.com.au

New dramas for Ten, SBS and Stan after one-off investment by Screen Australia

Screen Australia has revealed its highest one-off investment in adult TV drama, in which it will provide more than $17m in funding for six films, 10 television series and seven online productions.
july 18 | mumbrella.com.au

Tony Ayres goes solo with a new deal with NBCUniversal

Matchbox Pictures co-founder Tony Ayres has launched his own TV drama and film production company with the backing of Matchbox and NBCUniversal International Studios.
july 17 | www.if.com.au

The Cul de Sac: The teen heroine for the end of days

Kim Knight discovers how the road to sci-fi success began in a cul-de-sac.
july 14 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Wentworth fans in limbo over rumours the show is ending

The future of Australia's hugely successful drama series Wentworth is up in the air, with Foxtel admitting it has no immediate plans to film another season.
july 16 | thenewdaily.com.au

Fans say #SaveWentworth amid rumours Foxtel has axed popular series

Fans have reacted angrily to rumours Foxtel has axed its popular Logies-winning prison series Wentworth.
july 16 | www.smh.com.au

Updates:

August 12...
800 Words episode guide updated
The Cul de Sac [NZ] guide updated
Cop Shop guide complete thru ep 52
Jack Irish series 2 guide completed
Doctor Doctor episode guide updated
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
August 06 - 11
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
Doctor Doctor episode guide updated
Wentworth episode guide updated
Bite Club added, guide started
Rake episode guide updated
Back in Very Small Business episode guide started
Wellington Paranormal [NZ] guide updated
800 Words series 3 guide updated as series resumes

previous updates

airdates:

August
14 - 800 Words (7)
15 - Bite Club (9)
19 - Rake (ABC)
September
05 - Back In Very Small Business (ABC)

birthdays:

August
1 - Les Hill (1973)
2 - Sam Worthington (1976)
4 - Jamie Croft (1981)
5 - John Jarratt (1951)
6 - Melissa George (1976)
7 - Sophie Lee (1968)
7 - Serge Lazareff (1944)
7 - Graeme Blundell (1945)
9 - Eric Bana (1968)
10 - Alan Cinis (1960)
11 - Chris Hemsworth (1983)
12 - Christopher Stollery (1965)
14 - Kate Ritchie (1978)
15 - Vince Poletto (1972)
15 - Rel Hunt (1974)
15 - Brooke Anderson (1981)
15 - Jacek Koman (1956)
16 - Brendan Cowell (1976)
17 - Noni Hazlehurst (1953)
17 - Shane Briant (1946)
17 - Shane Porteous (1942)
18 - Brooke Harmon (1985)
19 - Tammin Sursok (1983)
20 - Rebecca Croft (1978)
20 - John Noble (1948)
21 - Peter Weir (1944)
21 - Roger Oakley (1943)
21 - Anne-Louise Lambert (1955)
22 - Shane Withington (1958)
23 - Rowena Wallace (1947)
24 - Rachael Carpani (1980)
25 - Aaron Jeffery (1970)
25 - Keegan Joyce (1989)
29 - Jay Ryan (1981)
30 - Kimberley Joseph (1973)
31 - Jack Thompson (1940)