Headlines:

Australian indigenous TV drama Cleverman sells to US cable channel Sundance

The Australian television drama Cleverman has been sold to one of the US market's most prestigious channels, Sundance TV. The series, which is filming in Sydney, is a "high concept" drama set in a dystopian future where humans and "nonhumans" are fighting to survive.
september 04 | www.theage.com.au

Cast announced for ABC3's Tomorrow, When the War Began

ABC3 has announced the cast for its small screen adaptation of Tomorrow, When the War Began. The 6 part adventure-drama, produced by Ambience Entertainment, is based on John Marsden's bestselling novels.
september 01 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Erik packs a lot into 800 Words

With reality TV overload on the small screen in recent years, actor Erik Thomson believes audiences are crying out for a fresh Aussie drama series.
august 28 | au.news.yahoo.com

Traditional scripted Aussie drama shows are under threat by reality TV and funny cat videos

WHEN 1.5 million people will watch funny animal video clips from the internet, why would a television network spend big bucks on a scripted drama?
august 31 | www.news.com.au

Down and dirty man-puppet duo

After a couple of years seeing other people and testing the solo waters, musical comedy duo Sammy J and Randy have reunited for a new six-part sitcom.
august 23 | www.news.com.au

Matthew Le Nevez has been cast as legendary race driver Peter Brock in the upcoming Ten telemovie

As a child, Matthew Le Nevez not only avidly watched Peter Brock's Bathurst races, one of the actors' favourite toys was a miniature Brock car. So when he was approached to take on the role of the motoring legend in Ten's upcoming telemovie Brock, it was a no brainier
august 23 | www.news.com.au

Jarrod 'Toadie' Rebecchi looks back on 20 years with Neighbours

[Ryan] Moloney, who first walked along Ramsay Street when he was 15, is celebrating his 20th year on the iconic soap.
august 18 | www.theage.com.au

It's the 10 minutes of a television show you were never meant to see — and now it's about to go to air

When Channel Seven axed A Place To Call Home midway through its second season last year, the last few moments of the finale episode were scrapped and quickly replaced with an alternative ending... Now Foxtel, which saved the show after an impassioned campaign by fans, has announced it will air the real ending on Sunday September 13
august 15 | www.couriermail.com.au

Anthony LaPaglia, Sigrid Thornton join ABC drama The Code

Veteran Australian actors Anthony LaPaglia and Sigrid Thornton are joining the cast of the second season of ABC TV political thriller, The Code, as production gets under way on the limited run series this week.
august 17 | www.mediaday.com.au

Play School star Justine Clarke relishes new role on House Husbands, ready for new national tour

SHE might be beamed into thousands of homes every day singing about watermelon and her shadow, but in some ways Justine Clarke is not so different from any other mum.
august 14 | www.heraldsun.com.au

Rob Sitch says reality outpaced satire during the making of season two of comedy series Utopia

UTOPIA may have won the Logie for best comedy this year, but co-creator and star Rob Sitch admits he'd lost faith in the project on more than one occasion.
august 15 | www.news.com.au

Production begins on Wentworth season four

Production started this week on season four of Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia's drama Wentworth. The cast and crew are settling in to a new location and studio in Melbourne's western suburbs to shoot the 12 episode season.
august 14 | if.com.au

'Glitch' director Emma Freeman on the strengths and limits of Australian TV

Freeman is one of the many unsung and unseen creators who are lifting the reputation of Australian television from soapie content... to more ambitious series that can compete with the overseas offerings of TV's new golden age.
august 13 | junkee.com

Television satire: Rob Sitch returns with new season of Working Dog's Utopia

"Nothing is happening on an even bigger level," says Rob Sitch, describing the second season of Working Dog's workplace satire, Utopia, on which he multitasks as co-producer, co-writer, director and actor.
august 13 | www.theage.com.au

TV show recalls crime that shocked NZ

A cop's bizarre Satanic assault claim is headed for the small screen.
august 09 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Updates:

August 31...
House Husbands episode guide updated
Winners & Losers episode guide updated to finale
Step Dave [NZ] episode guide updated
Utopia episode guide updated
August 24 - 30
Outrageous Fortune: series 5 guide upgrade complete
House Husbands episode guide updated
Winners & Losers episode guide updated
Utopia episode guide updated
Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane added
Outrageous Fortune: first half of series 6 guide upgraded
Step Dave [NZ] series 2 guide started

previous updates

airdates:

September
01 - Step Dave - series 2 (TV2)
13/20 - Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door (Seven)
15 - 800 Words (Seven)
27 - A Place to Call Home (SoHo)
October
07 - The Principal (SBS)
15 - Please Like Me (ABC)
tba - Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane (ABC)
November
tba - No Activity (Stan)

New DVD releases:

August 05
Banished
October 01
Winners & Losers: Season 4 - Part 2
Glitch: Season 1

birthdays:

August
1 - Les Hill (1973)
2 - Sam Worthington (1976)
4 - Jamie Croft (1981)
4 - Reg Grundy (1924)
5 - John Jarratt (1951)
6 - Melissa George (1976)
7 - Sophie Lee (1968)
7 - Graeme Blundell (1945)
9 - Eric Bana (1968)
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 - John Noble (1948)
21 - Peter Weir (1944)
21 - Roger Oakley (1943)
22 - Shane Withington (1958)
23 - Rowena Wallace (1947)
23 - Ron Falk (1935)
24 - Rachael Carpani (1980)
25 - Aaron Jeffery (1970)
29 - Jay Ryan (1981)
30 - Kimberley Joseph (1973)
31 - Jack Thompson (1940)