Headlines:

Netflix reveals Territory is now the name of its next big Australian original plus cast reveal

Netflix has been on a roll this year and its next big Australian original series is Territory. The series will be released on October 24, 2024 and could just keep the streamer’s momentum going.
July 18 | www.mediaweek.com.au

Filming begins on new ABC comedy Optics

A new workplace comedy for ABC centres around crisis management PR firm who battle weekly public relations crises from celebrities, sports stars and corporate titans.
July 12 | tvtonight.com.au

Shortland Street Resuscitated for 2025

Shortland Street will screen three nights a week from next year as part of a funding overhaul to save the long-running soap.
July 05 | www.screenscribe.net

Fake [review]

This bingeworthy new drama will drag you down the rabbit hole, as the best thing Asher Keddie has done since Offspring.
July 02 | tvtonight.com.au

Neighbours on 10 farewells Ryan Moloney

Ryan Moloney will farewell Ramsay Street later this year after a long and impressive career with the iconic Australian soap, Neighbours.
June 27 | www.tvcentral.com.au

Stuff the British Stole to become scripted heist drama

The successful factual series will become a six-part scripted heist drama created and written by Anchuli Felicia King and produced by Wooden Horse.
June 27 | www.screenhub.com.au

Teresa Palmer heads up new Irish-Australian series alongside Ben Lawson

Fans of Aussie and Irish television are in for a treat as a new co-production begins filming in Ireland after wrapping up in Sydney last month.
June 26 | www.msn.com

Mercado on TV: Austin is another hit Aussie comedy as audiences warm to local sitcoms

Austin is a fantastic new Aussie comedy that nails it from the first episode. Whoever decided to centre a sitcom around Michael Theo, based on his work in Love On The Spectrum, is a deadset genius
June 7 | www.mediaweek.com.au

‘Superwog’ duo working on Netflix series ‘Son of a Donkey’

Theo and Nathan Saidden are taking their Superwog characters to Netflix with new series, Son of a Donkey. Production has begun on the six-part comedy, which picks up with Theo just as he moves out of his home to claim his independence — until he’s faced with the harsh realities of adulthood.
May 31 | if.com.au

Australian children’s television production has tanked. Blame Paul Fletcher

Bluey won't save us — the latest ACMA report shows the devastating consequences of the Coalition’s decision to remove local content quotas for children’s television in 2021.
May 30 | www.crikey.com.au

Australian TV drama ‘on the ropes’, ground-breaking study finds

Once upon a time in Australia, suburban lounge rooms were sacred ground for watching locally made dramas on free-to-air TV. They featured our favourite stars delivering compelling and authentic Aussie storylines... But an extensive study by Queensland University of Technology has found that Australian TV drama has nosedived in the past two decades.
May 28 | www.thenewdaily.com.au

The challenges of producing local TV drama

Making new Australian television drama in an age of global competition is a continual challenge. How do we support it? And how do we determine its cultural value?
May 25 | thesaturdaypaper.com.au

Exposure on Stan: first look at new Australian drama series

Exposure, a new Australian drama series about grief and truth comes to Stan this June
May 24 | www.screenhub.com.au

Vale: Brian Wenzel

Actor Brian Wenzel, best known for A Country Practice has died aged 94.
May 06 | tvtonight.com.au

Swift Street review – this fresh, bingeable crime drama is an absolute blast

Tanzyn Crawford and Cliff Curtis are great as a father and daughter who must raise $26,000 by whatever means necessary
April 23 | www.theguardian.com

Bluey's surprise new episode was based on this dad's chaotic family camping trip

Unexpected coda to cartoon’s powerhouse season finale based on 'real moment’ from a British reporter's life
April 23 | www.cbc.ca

Janet King actor Marta Dusseldorp talks to Virginia Trioli on ABC TV's Creative Types

Marta Dusseldorp starred as crown prosecutor Janet King for three years. Now she finds herself working more and more behind the camera.
April 22 | www.abc.net.au

The Bluey season finale is here and grownups are not OK

Why 'The Sign,' an episode of a kids cartoon about a dog family, has adults in tears.
April 15 | www.cbc.ca
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Updates:

July 11 - 21
Fam Time added, cast page and guide completed
Madam [NZ] added
The Twelve series 2 guide started
Little J & Big Cuz series 4 guide added
The Circuit series 1 guide upgraded with new pics and full cast
The Circuit series 2 guide upgraded with new pics
July 01 - 10
Fake added
30 Seconds guide upgraded, cast page added
Bluey minisodes guide updated
Troppo series 2 guide started
Fake guide completed

previous updates

premieres:

July
4 - Fake (Paramount+)
4 - Madam (NZ, TV3)
5 - Troppo (ABC/Prime)
8 - Little J & Big Cuz (ABC Kids/NITV)
11 - The Twelve (Showcase/Binge)

birthdays:

July
1 - Nick Giannopoulos (1963)
2 - Andrew Curry (1972)
2 - Grant Dodwell (1952)
3 - Jane Allsop (1975)
4 - Ben Tari (1972)
4 - Scott Major (1975)
4 - Ray Meagher (1944)
5 - Stephanie McIntosh (1985)
5 - Kip Gamblin (1975)
6 - Geoffrey Rush (1951)
8 - Ian McFadyen (1948)
10 - Danielle Horvat (1991)
10 - Jeffrey Walker (1982)
14 - Kristy Wright (1978)
14 - John Wood (1946)
14 - Deborah Mailman (1972)
14 - Joy Smithers (1963)
17 - Matthew Holmes (1976)
18 - Shaun Micallef (1962)
18 - Andy Anderson (1947)
18 - Grant Bowler (1968)
19 - Ivar Kants (1949)
24 - Chris Haywood (1948)
24 - Rose Byrne (1979)
25 - Christopher Gabardi (1969)
26 - Madeleine West (1979)
26 - Abe Forsythe (1981)
26 - Jonny Pasvolsky (1972)
27 - George Kapiniaris (1962)
27 - Jeremy Callaghan (1967)
27 - Ewen Leslie (1980)
27 - Indiana Evans (1990)
28 - Rachel Blakely (1968)
30 - Simon Baker (1969)
30 - Philip Quast (1957)
31 - Brittany Byrnes (1987)
31 - Ernie Dingo (1956)
31 - Christian Byers (1993)