Headlines:

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries movie smashes Kickstarter goal in hours

TV's chicest detective Phryne Fisher is officially headed for a lush big screen adventure, after a Kickstarter campaign for a Miss Fisher movie hit its goal within hours.
september 19 | www.smh.com.au

Sherazade: The Untold Stories is being buried by Network Ten

At a time when broadcasters are under review for not supporting Australian Kids TV, you'd think a network would want to promote the hell out of a $12.5m animated drama, created by one of this country's leading animation companies, before it goes to air.
september 16 | thenewdaily.com.au

Netflix and ABC commission political thriller from Screentime

Netflix and the ABC have commissioned Screentime to produce a six-hour drama series entitled Pine Gap.
september 14 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Inside the Oakville property made famous by 'A Country Practice'

One of the most famous properties in Australian television history is set to be auctioned — and we've chatted to the owners of Oakville's Wandin Valley Hospital.
september 11 | www.news.com.au

Essential Media sells drama division, Ian Collie departs for new venture

Essential Media and Entertainment has sold its scripted division to FremantleMedia for an undisclosed sum. In an associated deal, FremantleMedia has acquired a majority stake in the new Australian drama company Easy Tiger Productions.
september 12 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Wrong Girl the right move for Nat Bass

Natalie Bassingthwaighte wanted to be a part of The Wrong Girl since before it began... This week's episode sees Bassingthwaighte join the season-two cast as pastry chef Gillian, the ex-girlfriend of Jack, played by Rob Collins.
september 05 | thewest.com.au

Obituary: Alan Cassell

Alan Cassell, actor on Australian stage, film and television, died last week at the age of 85.
september 04 | televisionau.com

Mystery reborn as Glitch returns to screens

When filming wrapped on the first season of the ABC's paranormal drama Glitch, actress Emma Booth had a barrage of questions she hoped would be answered in season two... It wasn't until Netflix added Glitch to its TV content last year that the series, dubbed by some US critics as "the next Stranger Things", went on to amass a cult international following and subsequently set the wheels in motion for season two.
september 04 | thewest.com.au

Is the tide turning for Australian sci-fi on the small screen

Australia has lagged when it comes to making influential science-fiction TV. Why is this the case, when sci-fi is such an influential genre overseas?
august 29 | theconversation.com

Miss Fisher film, prequel in development

Plans for a feature film for Miss Fisher continue, and a prequel Miss Fisher's First Murder Mysteries is in the pipeline
august 24 | tvtonight.com.au

'Wandin Valley' hospital for sale

Oakville homestead "Clare House", famously used as the "Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital" in A Country Practice is up for sale.
august 21 | tvtonight.com.au

Ex Rafters star turned WAAPA grad makes TV return

When Packed to the Rafters came to an end in 2013, actor Angus McLaren decided it was high time for a gap year...
august 15 | thewest.com.au

ABC to explore Australia's gay rights movement

As the same-sex marriage debate rages in Australia, the ABC is going back to where it all began. The national broadcaster has announced it has started filming a telemovie that explores the gay rights movement in 1970s Australia.
august 15 | www.theherald.com.au

Good, bad and the ugly

Richard Roxburgh has made the lists of Australia's hottest men and with his wife, TV chef and cookbook author Silvia Colloca, is part of one of Australia's sexiest couples. But there's nothing vaguely sexy about Roxburgh in his latest TV role, reprising disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson for the mini-series Blue Murder: Killer Cop.
august 06 | thewest.com.au

Romper Stomper series headed to Stan

Geoffrey Wright's 1992 feature Romper Stomper is to be turned into a 6-part drama series for Stan. The film which starred Russell Crowe will see Jacqueline McKenzie and Dan Wyllie reprising their roles in a continuation of the story 25 years later.
august 01 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Updates:

September 19...
Filthy Rich [NZ] episode guide updated
800 Words episode guide updated (x2)
The Letdown added
September 12 - 18
Filthy Rich [NZ] episode guide updated
800 Words episode guide updated
The Coral Island added
Doctor Doctor episode guide updated (x2)
The Wrong Girl episode guide updated (x2)
The Doctor Blake Mysteries guide updated
Glitch episode guide updated
Mustangs FC episode guide started
Dear Murderer [NZ]episode guide updated

previous updates

airdates:

October
08 - A Place To Call Home (Showcase)
11 - Mustangs FC (ABC)
25 - Rosehaven (ABC)
25 - The Letdown (ABC)
26 - The Ex-PM (ABC)

birthdays:

September
1 - Taryn Marler (1988)
1 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte (1975)
1 - Melissa George (1976)
1 - Craig McLachlan (1965)
2 - Darcy Bonser (1986)
4 - Kevin Harrington (1959)
4 - Noah Taylor (1969)
5 - Aaron Pedersen (1970)
5 - Alicia Banit (1990)
10 - William McInnes (1963)
10 - Jay Laga'aia (1963)
12 - Pippa Grandison (1970)
12 - Rachel Ward (1957)
12 - Hayley McElhinney (1974)
14 - Sam Neill (1947)
16 - Mary Coustas (1964)
16 - Janet Andrewartha (1952)
17 - Baz Luhrmann (1962)
17 - Bruce Spence (1945)
18 - Don Hany (1975)
18 - Josh Quong Tart (1975)
18 - Nicole da Silva (1981)
19 - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (1973)
20 - Peter Phelps (1960)
21 - Anthony Hayes (1977)
21 - David Wenham (1965)
25 - Colin Friels (1952)
26 - Brett Climo (1964)
27 - Ella Scott Lynch (1982)
28 - Marzena Godecki (1978)
28 - Sean Scully (1947)
28 - Matt Day (1971)
28 - Naomi Watts (1968)
29 - Mark Mitchell (1955)
30 - Mitchell McMahon (1981)
30 - Kaarin Fairfax (1959)