Headlines:

‘Top End Bub’ Series Set as TV Sequel to Hit Australian Film

Romantic comedy series “Top End Bub” will begin production next month in Australia as a sequel to hit 2019 feature film “Top End Wedding.” Stars Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee will reprise their roles.
April 07 | variety.com

NCIS: Sydney renewed for second season by Paramount+ Australia and CBS

Paramount+ Australia and CBS have now formally renewed NCIS: Sydney for a second season, the first international version of the long running NCIS franchise.
March 20 | tvblackbox.com.au

Stan: 25 new and returning streaming shows and films announced

New dramas including Critical Incident and Good Cop / Bad Cop are part of Stan's lineup for the year ahead.
March 12 | www.screenhub.com.au

Vale: Michael Jenkins

Renowned writer director, best known for Blue Murder, Heartbreak High, Wildside and Careful He Might Hear You, has died.
March 08 | tvtonight.com.au

Population 11: Could this comedy beat original true crime thriller?

If he were alive, what would Paddy Moriarty say over a beer? Seven years after the mysterious disappearance of the much-maligned local from Larrimah in the Northern Territory (population 12), a fictitious series based on his life and presumed death has everyone on the edge of their seats.
February 23 | www.thenewdaily.com.au

Netflix drama The Survivors filming in Tasmania

Filming is underway in Hobart on upcoming Netflix crime-mystery The Survivors, based on a novel by Jane Harper, which will become the largest production ever filmed within the state.
February 15 | tvtonight.com.au

We Applied Rule 3Oh!3

There’s almost nothing you can do to make the [dramedy] format work. Or at least, that’s what we thought until we saw Triple Oh!
February 09 | blog.australiantumbleweeds.com

Phoebe Tonkin boards ‘The Dark Lake,’ Australian crime drama series from Brouhaha Entertainment

Phoebe Tonkin is to star in and executive produce a new Australian TV crime drama series, “The Dark Lake,” based on a novel by Sarah Bailey.
February 06 | variety.com

‘Dream Team’ the secret ingredient to Australian Survivor challenges

Before contestants are unleashed on daily challenges, there are 24 men and women who run the course first.
February 03 | tvtonight.com.au

Mercado on TV: Memorable year already with Boy Swallows Universe, Prosper and Total Control

It’s already a memorable year for Australian TV drama. Boy Swallows Universe (Netflix) and Prosper (Stan) are both superb and Total Control (iview) returns for its explosive final season.
January 19 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Production underway on new ABC drama Plum

Brendan Cowell, Asher Keddie and the team from Love My Way are behind a new ABC drama about an ex-footballer.
January 17 | tvtonight.com.au

New Last King of the Cross: Business as usual for Paramount+ after merger speculation

Paramount+ is continuing production on previously announced commissions with season two of Last King of the Cross underway in western Sydney. The start of production on the second series based on the life of John Ibrahim comes after speculation about the streaming platform’s parent company Paramount.
January 15 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Ten Australian streaming dramas to watch in 2024

Australian TV has drama aplenty in 2024, and we've rounded up some of the best series to look forward to.
January 12 | www.screenhub.com.au

Australian TV shows including Home and Away handed tax breaks in battle against Hollywood

Australian television shows such as Home and Away will be able to compete on a level playing field with Hollywood streaming companies such as Netflix, Apple Tv and Disney+, after federal government changes to tax laws in the industry.
December 15 | www.theguardian.com

Screen Australia announces over $6.9 Million of production funding for 11 projects

Among the projects greenlit for production is... the highly anticipated second season of Last King of the Cross on Paramount+.
December 14 | www.screenaustralia.gov.au

PRIME VIDEO announce new Australian original series THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH

Today, Prime Video, Curio Pictures, and Screen Australia announced the start of production, on the new Australian Original series The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which is based on Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.
November 20 | tvblackbox.com.au

Obituary: James Davern

James Davern, creator and producer of the long-running series A Country Practice, has died at age 90.
November 18 | televisionau.com

Remembering ‘Ocean Girl’ And The Aussie Kids TV Boom Of The ’90s

Since I was a kid, I’ve had two major dreams: to breathe underwater and write my own TV show. The source of both distant dreams is cult Sci-Fi Australian kids series, Ocean Girl.
November 09 | junkee.com

Updates:

April 13...
High Country guide updated with ep 5
Bluey series 3 guide completed
April 5 - 12
High Country guide complete thru ep 4
Bluey episode guide updated
White Fever episode guide started
Heartbreak High series 2 guide started, credits completed

previous updates

premieres:

April
10 - White Fever (ABC)
11 - Heartbreak High - s2 (Netflix)
24 - Swift Street (SBS)
29 - The Brokenwood Mysteries: Season 10 (Acorn)

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)
6 - Hal McElroy (1946)
6 - Jim McElroy (1946)
7 - Russell Crowe (1964)
8 - Cindy Waddingham (1980)
9 - Peta Toppano (1952)
12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
12 - Jared Turner (1978)
13 - Judy Nunn (1945)
15 - Kim Gyngell (1952)
19 - Gillian Jones (1947)
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)
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)