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  1. wikoli October 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm -

    Any word on where Beauty & Geek has gone to please ??

  2. tvaddict October 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm -

    for anyone who cant be bothered going out tonight (or is too poor for foxtel or too lazy to put a dvd on lol) SBS2 has Evil Dead 2 at 9.20 followed by the Devils Rejects & the original 1978 Halloween, then spanish thriller the Orphanage

    @tvf i haven’t seen them yet but am waiting for the onslaught like last time, ugh just puts me off really

    @Lincoln lets hope its soon, then again they’ll probably replace it with something worse. The most boring lot of contestants on any reality show ever except maybe this years Big Brother.

  3. Maev....Sydney October 31, 2014 at 1:02 pm -

    Just watched Midday news on ABC24..have to say I liked Vanessa’s outfit (weather person)…colors, style including right down to the bracelet and hairdo….nicely put together…
    Did not realise, until Jane mentioned it…Halloween colors.

  4. npstanley80 October 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm -

    Please Bring Back Doctors to UKTV it’s a great show I watched it everyday – they have replaced it with repeats of Mystery Murder Shows that have been screened heaps of times before

  5. Bella October 31, 2014 at 10:34 am -

    Is SBS planning to show season 4 of Shameless the US version? As it seems to be linked to Google Play, which only has seasons 1-3. While season 4 is available on iTunes.

  6. jezza the first original one October 31, 2014 at 8:31 am -

    where was beauty and geek show last night…..gutted

  7. The Moops October 30, 2014 at 9:13 pm -

    Anybody watching DWTS tonight? I notice Seven put on an ad for a casting call for a new talent show. Huh???????? It asked for people to come along and audition no matter how obscure or weird the act. No mention of a talent show at their 2015 launch, and I thought they canned Australia’s Got Talent two years ago. Hmmm………..

  8. tvf October 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm -

    Seven are already showing promos for mkr. The show doesn’t air for 3 months and already tired of seeing them.

  9. Mr_AJ October 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm -

    I’m assuming Eleven is done playing Star Trek – at least in prime time – too bad, would’ve like to watch the remaining two shows.

  10. Dalmanic October 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm -

    Yes, and while Fargo was excellent, I don’t want to see it again so soon!
    So instead of watching SBS like I normally would, I’ll be watching elsewhere. Good work SBS.
    The rest of Salamander late on Monday nights? OK, suits me. I have a recorder. (As do we all) Good for fast-forwarding through the ads.

  11. CB October 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm -

    Thanks for the feedback. Obviously missed David’s explanation.

    Very poor by SBS. Didn’t think they had to be overly concerned with “ratings”. Can’t see the umpteenth repeat of Fargo being a ratings winner, btw.

    If it was necessary the best solution would have been to move it to a reasonable timeslot on SBS2.

  12. unclepete October 30, 2014 at 12:19 pm -

    @CB – SBS might not explain the move, but David did ;)

  13. Secret Squirrel October 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm -
  14. CB October 30, 2014 at 11:41 am -

    What’s happened to Salamander on SBS1 (9.30 Wed)?

    Replaced last night with any explanation by Fargo..

  15. Lincoln October 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm -

    @David, I saw on universal channel that their channel is being changed to 112 on Nov 3 – the comedy channel. Are they getting rid of comedy channel or relocating?

  16. Lincoln October 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm -

    When will the big adventure get the bump?
    Around 500,000 viewers or less??

  17. Regional Viewer October 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm -

    Neil Forbes October 29, 2014 at 11:06 am – in respect something you have to get used to as of next year he may be on your screen seven nights a week reading the news maybe

  18. Maev....Sydney October 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm -

    Just tried out Recipe to Riches on Tenplay…and I dont mind it…will watch again…
    Shame I missed buying the cookies…one week..for all that effort….I would think the run of the show would be good….going for the sausages tomorrow… :)

  19. Neil Forbes October 29, 2014 at 11:06 am -

    @David Knox(23/10/2014 at 10.50AM) – reposted: I tried to watch some of his earlier shows a few years ago, saw him for what he was – an absolute ****** I very quickly went off him and I now studiously avoid anything he does like I would avoid the ebola plague.

  20. David Knox October 29, 2014 at 10:09 am -

    Yes but it returns a week later. Looper movie runs long.

  21. Pertinax October 29, 2014 at 9:57 am -

    Arrow is off again next week.

  22. William October 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm -

    @oztvheritage – I haven’t heard any confirmation about it but I don’t think Matt White should host it as he is getting too many hosting duties for motorsport and as for Grant Denyer he should stick to Family Feud and possibly even fill as a weather presenter. Mike Munro should host it or even Sarah Murdoch

  23. David Knox October 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm -

    Thanks Lyn. Good to get the feedback!

  24. Lyn October 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm -

    Hi, David,

    Just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying your newsletter. Keep up the Great Work! :)

  25. David Knox October 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm -

    It was never confirmed by the network although the show did sign off by saying “see you next year.”

  26. luke85 October 27, 2014 at 11:47 pm -

    just wondering if there is any news on if and when ten will be bringing back Wanted? i am sure they confirmed a second series last year, and i really thing it’s important to have shows like that.

  27. Xephyrise October 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm -

    Big Adventure spoiled Jess’ exit tonite. A note at the bottom of the screen at the beginning of the ‘team selection’ segment invited viewers to go to the yahoo7 website to view videos of Jess’ time on ‘elimination island’, some 3 or so minutes before the actual elimination

  28. oztvheritage October 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm -

    I did here confirmation today that TEN are bringing back. This is your Life in 2015.

    The host is not confirmed but Grant Denyer or Matt White is tipped for the role.

  29. Craig October 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm -

    ‘By the way on another topic when is 2 broke girls and parenthood starting here??’

    Yes when?

    Parenthood is in it’s final season and already 5 or the 13 eps have aired in the US. 2BG new season starts in less than 24 hours in the US.

  30. Loz October 27, 2014 at 12:04 pm -

    Thanks David, my post meant to be more of a complaint about the Facebook page and it’s multiple posts on the one topic (which it has continued today).

    By the way on another topic when is 2 broke girls and parenthood starting here??

  31. David Knox October 27, 2014 at 9:42 am -

    Thanks Loz. This info is under Programming on the front of the site. You can check this info via Tags or Search, thanks.

  32. Mr_AJ October 27, 2014 at 8:39 am -

    Congratulations to the W.A. Warriors on winning the Matador Cup.

  33. Loz October 27, 2014 at 8:00 am -

    In case you didn’t know four new intruders are going into the house tonight at 8.30pm. Bb Facebook page has added the same post at least 12 times since yesterday. Talk about excessive and desperate. Everyone on the page including myself has complained but that didn’t help. Plus we hardly see the current house mates so what is the point? I love bb but ch 9 is killing it this year, very slowly. Which sucks.

  34. David Knox October 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm -

    A reminder V8 stories are under Programming, best place for discussion. TV Lounge is for those not covered elsewhere, thanks.

  35. William October 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm -

    In relation to V8s, do we know if Greg Rust is leaving Ten

  36. SashaSorak October 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm -

    Thanx for reply, keep up the good work :)

  37. Secret Squirrel October 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm -

    I’m pretty sure that V8 Supercars TV are responsible for producing the race feed but that Seven are responsible for the lead-in, lead-out, and a lot of the filler. Think they do some of the pit-lane and the exterior stuff (such as the beach volleyball game) too.

    @Craig – we are going to have to agree to disagree. I much prefer to miss out on a couple of minutes of the field trundling behind the safety car rather than a couple of minutes of racing. I reckon most people would feel the same.

  38. Craig October 26, 2014 at 8:45 pm -

    In better news the Matthew Perry reboot of ‘The Odd Couple’ will feature Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Gilmore Girls) it will also star Thomas Lennon (Reno 911), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) Lindsay Sloane and Wendell Pierce.

    The show is expected mid season in the US on CBS.

  39. Craig October 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm -

    Still too many ad breaks during the V8s this weekend. Worse part is when a safety car is on the track, they often take a break then we get 30s of ‘still under safety car conditions’ and go for another break. I know they have to do a set number of breaks and yes they are better off while nothing is happening on the track but why not talk to the drivers or teams when under those conditions?

    I guess since the V8s produce the coverage nothing much will change under TEN next season.

  40. William October 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm -

    Seven does some things when it comes to producing V8s but it will be interesting next year. Seven only produces coverage that doesn’t have anything got to do with racing

  41. David Knox October 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm -

    Loops 75,000

    V8s produces their own coverage not Seven.

  42. SashaSorak October 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm -

    How is The Loop rating? I love that show!

  43. JM October 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm -

    Has anyone else noticed that Channel 7 are cheating with some of the aerial shots for their V8 Supercars Coverage?
    They have shown the same shots multiple times yesterday and today. Most of the aerial shots at the start of the show. If you look closely you can see the construction of the Tram track (which has been completed) in the shots. There is also a shot of the helicopter flying in over the water and hovering over the start line zooming into the words “Gold Coast Australia”…. If you look closely again you can see the tram construction… but the biggest telling point is the start line only has “Gold Coast” printed on it this year. They left off “Australia”.
    Cost saving maybe?

  44. tvf October 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm -

    Listening to tonight’s sold out Melbourne Derby on radio tonight because there is no free to air coverage. Missed opportunity for the a league and a poor decision not to have more games on free to air.

  45. Pete October 25, 2014 at 8:04 am -

    US version of Biggest Loser returns to One Saturday week at 6.30. It aired in the U.S. 18 months ago.

  46. ryan October 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm -

    OMG how kool does next weeks the living rooms special Halloween ep look!!

  47. sf1965 October 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm -

    Hi David,

    With Geoffrey Robertson on Q&A on Monday night, is there any chance he may do another Hypothetical?? I so miss those!!

  48. David Knox October 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm -

    Thanks Maev!

  49. Maev....Sydney October 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm -

    Received my TV Tonight newsletter in my email box….full of goodies as usual…
    Congratulations to Secret Squirrel for his post that made ‘Comment of the Week’..very funny…
    If you want to know what it was…get the newsletter!

  50. harrypotter1994 October 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm -

    @Lincoln @mandyJ Dancing With the Stars has to be on 2 times next week for it to finish within the ratings season. Guess thats why they have had double BATG on in other weeks too

  51. Lincoln October 23, 2014 at 5:40 pm -

    What’s happened to beauty and the geek next week, replaced by dancing and something about dogs, not happy pushing back Covert Affairs back to 10:30pm

  52. herald October 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm -

    Been catching up on the replay of Resurrection on Seven .Glad I did.Missed it first time around Quite thought provoking & intriguing.All set to go with series2 on Sunday Night with a double shot.

  53. Dalmanic October 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm -

    Watched Lateline last night, and cried at the terrible mindless cruelty inflicted on the poor cattle and sheep in Gaza and Jordan, Egypt.
    What’s wrong with these disgusting people, and why are we still sending them live exports?
    Thank you ABC for exposing this, while most other news outlets can only talk about reality “stars” and publish dozens of rubbish celebrity stories for their bogan readers/viewers.

  54. poss October 23, 2014 at 10:50 am -

    Did anyone else hear about the CC for Doctor Who shown on BBCA. Danny rings Clara and is sitting on a bench and he says “I’ve got our bench” but on BBCA the CC read as “yo”.

    Who the heck does the CC and it didn’t remotely sound anything like that!

  55. David Knox October 23, 2014 at 9:11 am -

    It was absolutely gorgeous. Julia and Wendy, both national treasures. Don’t agree on your view of Micallef though.

  56. Neil Forbes October 23, 2014 at 2:11 am -

    An oasis of good TV in the middle of a dessert of absolute S**T!, That’s Julia Zamiro’s “Home Delivery”, tripping around in vintage cars with comic legends and visiting their childhood haunts. Last night’s edition with Wendy Harmer was one of the best episodes thus far of the show, all up(including episodes from the previous series). The S**T I refer to is that waste-of-space Shaun Mikalef(don’t care if I misspell that idiot’s name) and those utter morons and their puerile Media Circus(had the utter misfortune of having to sit through 6 minutes of it while waiting for Home Delivery) The hour between 8.00 pm and 9.00 pm is utterly wasted on Wednesdays on ABC!

  57. Maev....Sydney October 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm -

    How many episodes of The Block can you watch on Nine’s catchup….399… read it right.

  58. MandyJ October 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm -

    David do you know what’s happening to Beauty and the Geek next week? Replaced by DWTS and a special about pampered dogs???

  59. Secret Squirrel October 22, 2014 at 11:33 am -

    Context is everything. I think if it had been 5000 English-speaking white people it might be a different story.

  60. Pertinax October 22, 2014 at 11:14 am -

    So one person gets beheaded and they pull anything with a reference to beheading so as not to cause offense.

    But 5000 people die of a horrible disease, and they put Contagion on.

    Political Correctness can be tricky.

  61. David Knox October 22, 2014 at 10:50 am -

    Gotham replay replaced by Movie: Contagion -originally due last Friday. Reacting to Ebola?

  62. Belinda October 22, 2014 at 10:40 am -

    What happened to the repeat of Gotham tomorrow? I couldn’t watch this week due to XFactor and other shows, so I was relying on that. Are there any other replays or do I give up on this show now. Not going to bother with useless Jumpin.

  63. Mr_AJ October 22, 2014 at 10:04 am -

    There be a single episode of Alphas on Friday night.

  64. Lincoln October 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm -

    What was that channel 9?
    Saying that “wake up with today, Sydney’s best”
    I don’t think this was suppose to be shown in Adelaide..

  65. npstanley80 October 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm -

    Bring back Doctors to UKTV Please

  66. npstanley80 October 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm -

    What has happened to Heartbeat On Gem they keep moving it around the schedule and now it seems to have dissappeared all together

  67. Xephyrise October 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm -

    So I sit back to watch a nice game of cricket on GEM, and then they tell us that ‘oh, sorry but we cant be bothered seeing this thru to the end, so we’ll only show half the match’ … and just what are they rushing off to air instead? Friends (x2), something called Wild China (sounds like a doco) and the movie Man On Fire. Pathetic, C9, if you dont want to air it in prime time, then dont ask the authorities to play day/nighters, and if that still doesnt satisfy, then dont air the bloody match at all, cause half a match is just lazy, piss-weak, audience-killing nonsense. Put it back on Foxtel ASAP

  68. Lincoln October 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm -

    I personally thought that The Big Adventure was quite boring, don’t think I will be watching the second episode. I wish channel 7 brought back The Mole instead, but maybe do a special season with celebrities and the celebrity who won got to give the money to their picked charity??

  69. Maev....Sydney October 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm -

    Just turned on the TV to watch TEN was on ABC24…I am watching their news instead…Bill Woods is reading the news with Kim Landers.

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