Dr Glen Richards joins Shark Tank

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Dr. Glen Richards is set to join Shark Tank, when the entrepreneur-inspired show returns to our screens in 2016. Richards will replace former shark John McGrath, who has left the program due to scheduling conflicts in relation to his business. Fellow sharks Janine Allis, Naomi Simson, Andrew Banks, and Steve Baxter are all set to return…

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Where does Tropfest go from here?

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It was every short filmmaker’s worst nightmare last night, when creator John Paulson announced that Tropfest was no more. “It is devastating for me to announce today that Tropfest will not be taking place as scheduled in Centennial Park this year,” Polson said in a statement. “In the past week or so, I have been…

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Classification overhaul to allow M-rated content from 7:30pm

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Broadcasters will soon be allowed to screen M rated content from 7:30pm and MA rated content from 8:30pm in sweeping classification changes. The Australian Communications and Media Authority today approved key changes proposed by Free TV earlier in the year, which are set to take effect on the 1st December this year. Key changes in the…

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Aussie BBQ Heroes

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The network that gave us the delicious My Kitchen Rules, and the unappetising Restaurant Revolution is back with a third cooking contest to round out 2015. Channel Seven is set to launch Aussie Barbecue Heroes next Wednesday night at 7:30pm, featuring Ben O’Donoghue, Jess Pryles and MKR’s own Robert Murphy. With official 2015 ratings set to end…

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How The Bachelor Saved Network Ten

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It was the day when the shit hit the fan for Ten. On the 24th August 2012, the network’s long standing Programming Chief David Mott resigned suddenly after 16 years in the job. Mott’s lengthy tenure with the network delivered a string of landmark and distinct programming to Australian screens including Masterchef, Australian Idol, Rove…

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Box Office: August 20-23 2015

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New release Vacation got off to a solid opening last weekend, topping the Australian box office. The Ed Helms and Christina Applegate led comedy reboot raked in $1.65 million, slightly ahead of Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing epic Southpaw. Trainwreck continued its strong performance in the charts, settling in 3rd place and a total gross now in…

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Radio Ratings: Survey #5

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The fifth ratings survey for the radio year have been revealed, with Hamish & Andy already making an impact with their return to the airwaves. In Sydney smoothFM is now the new number 1 FM station, while 2GB holds its place as the number 1 AM station. Meanwhile Melbourne’s Triple M is top for FM, as 3AW remains…

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Matthew Le Nevez to star as Peter Brock in new Ten drama

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Channel Ten has announced Matthew Le Nevez will steer the new biographical drama Brock when it hits our screens in 2016. Peter Brock was one of Australian’s most successful sporting heroes, a multiple champion of Bathurst and the ultimate “King of the Mountain”. The television event will also star Ella Scott Lynch, Steve Bisley, Natalie Bassingthwaighte. From the press…

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