Headlines:

Production begins on Parent Up for ABC ME

Parent Up follows siblings Yu Na and Min Park who want more excitement in their ordinary lives but end up getting way more than they bargained for in a high-stakes secret mission. Yu Na and Min don’t realise just how crazy things can become once they discover that their once unremarkable parents are actually international spies on a mission.
april 07 | tvtonight.com.au

Kitty Flanagan leads a terrific cast in acerbic new comedy

Comedian Kitty Flanagan is the co-writer, co-editor and star of Fisk, in which she plays a down-on-her-luck lawyer who takes a job at a shabby suburban law firm dealing with wills and probate.
march 13 | www.theage.com.au

ABC orders US remake of Australian drama ‘Total Control’

ABC in the US has ordered a pilot based on Australian drama Total Control, with NBCUniversal-owned Universal Television and Keshet Studios attached. The remake, known as Dark Horse, is being written by William Jehu Garroutte and has Jessica Goldberg (The Path) attached as showrunner.
march 09 | tbivision.com

Sigrid Thornton’s new birthing centre drama reflects the times

Amazing Grace, by the writers of Offspring, Playing for Keeps and Love Child, brings a sense of connection, and plenty of dramatic twists
february 27 | www.smh.com.au

The Wilds heading to Queensland

The hit drama series, which filmed its first season in New Zealand, is Queensland-bound thanks to the Qld Government’s Production Attraction Strategy and is expected to inject $28 million into the state and create around 150 jobs.
february 27 | tvtonight.com.au

ABC commission two new kids drama series Parent Up and The PM’s Daughter.

Both series will go into production this year and join MaveriX, Itch Season 2 and Hardball Season 2 on ABC ME’s action-packed slate of narrative drama.
february 26 | tvblackbox.com.au

Netflix Australia commissions new teen surf drama SURVIVING SUMMER

Filming will commence this month on a new Netflix Australia 10-episode teen surfing drama, Surviving Summer.
february 17 | tvblackbox.com.au

Australian Survivor to film in North-West Queensland

There has been official confirmation this morning the next series of Channel 10’s Australian Survivor will film in Queensland in the North-West town of Cloncurry.
february 11 | tvblackbox.com.au

Creative Keynote: Jonathan M. Shiff

Acclaimed Australian producer Jonathan M. Shiff provided insights on making compelling live-action tween content in his TV Kids Festival creative keynote.
february 05 | worldscreen.com

ABC series faces ban over police bombing

An Underbelly-style injunction banning the airing of an ABC series featuring the Russell Street bombing could be on the cards as convicted bomber faces fresh charges.
february 04 | thenewdaily.com.au

Screen Australia announces production funding for seven projects

Two feature films, three television dramas, one children’s series, and one online project share in $5.9 million of production funding from Screen Australia.
february 02 | www.mediaweek.com.au

The End: extraordinary true stories that inspired right-to-die comedy drama

The writer of Australia’s new must-watch drama on how her teenage experiences formed the backbone of her latest work.
january 30 | www.couriermail.com.au

Back to the Rafters new photos tease what we can expect of the Packed to the Rafters reboot

After eight years away from our screens, we have finally been given a first look into the slightly older Rafter family in the Packed to the Rafters reboot.
january 17 | thewest.com.au

Updates:

April 07...
The Gulf [NZ] series 2 guide completed
Cop Shop volume 12 guide started
Amazing Grace episode guide updated
Fisk episode guide updated x2
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] guide updated
April 01 - 06
The Gulf [NZ] episode guide updated
Fisk episode guide updated
Wellington Paranormal [NZ] series 3 guide completed
Amazing Grace episode guide updated
Wakefield episode guide started
Bluey series 2 guide completed
Harrow guide updated, complete through 3.09

previous updates

premieres:

April
02 - Wakefield (ABC iView)
18 - Wakefield (ABC)
?? - Doctor Doctor (Nine)

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)
4 - Jessica Napier (1979)
5 - Simon Chilvers (1939)
7 - Russell Crowe (1964)
9 - Peta Toppano (1952)
12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
12 - Jared Turner (1978)
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)
23 - Elaine Smith (1962)
23 - Judy Davis (1955)
24 - Rian McLean (1984)
24 - Nicole Gulasekharam (1991)
25 - Daniel MacPherson (1980)
26 - Michael Dorman (1981)
27 - Erik Thomson (1967)
29 - Firass Dirani (1984)
29 - Max Cullen (1940)
30 - Pamela Rabe (1959)
30 - Blair McDonough (1981)