Television

CW orders more ‘90210′

Sep 23rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The show opened big, giving The CW its highest-rated premiere ever in its target audience, women 18-34 audience, as well as adults 18-34 and 18-49. The series dipped in week two but then started to tick back up last week, when it posted a 3.3 rating/10 share with women 18-34 and 3.3 million viewers; “90210″ also has added a third more viewers once full live-plus-seven DVR numbers are factored in.



‘30 Rock’ cleans up at the 2008 Emmy Awards

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

There’ll be reason to go on celebrating post the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards for the cast of ‘30 Rock’, with the comedy series taking out the Emmy award for best comedy series for the second consecutive year. Its lead star, Tina Fey, took the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series while it’s male lead, Alec Baldwin, won Best Actor in a Comedy Series.



Gallery: 20 Dumbest TV Shows Ever

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

You think ”Hole in the Wall” is ridiculous? Here are 19 more — including ”Fear Factor,” ”Jackass,” and ”Temptation Island” — designed to remind you it’s not IQ ratings that TV networks track.



Farmer wants a… husband?

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The reality show which has proved a huge hit for Channel Nine over the last two years, has been helping hard-working men on the land meet the lady of their dreams, but the third series will see a female farmer also getting the chance to find love on the small screen.



Kathy Griffin signs for more ‘D-List’

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

News of the “My Life on the D-List” pickup came on the same day that several publications speculated that Griffin was set to ankle the comedy-reality skein that follows her everyday adventures as an actress and standup comic.



House gets a raise

Sep 19th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Hugh Laurie is getting a raise for his role as the grumpy diagnostician, Dr Gregory House. The ‘House’ star has had his salary bumped to US$400 000 (AU$503 000) per episode for the upcoming fifth season of the top-rating medical drama.



Colbert plans Christmas special

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The Sunday-night special, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!,” will feature the comedian performing duets with Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello and John Legend. “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will also exercise his vocal chords alongside “The Colbert Report” host. In addition, Toby Keith will be on hand to perform.



‘The Strip’ star lays it bare

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

It’s impossible to talk about The Strip without mentioning, well, ‘the strip’. The Gold Coast setting has such a strong presence in Nine’s new crime drama that it should almost get a character credit.



‘John Adams’ tops Creative Emmys

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

HBO’s “John Adams” led the winners list Saturday at the Creative Arts ceremony with eight nods, including the trophies for longform cinematography, for Director of Photography Tak Fujimoto, and longform casting. The period mini-series led this year’s Emmy nomination brigade with 23 bids.



Stars scrubbed from series finale

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

For the show’s final send-off, ‘Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence got all of the major guest stars from the last eight years to return for one epic scene farewelling the series. Unfortunately, two actors currently working on NBC shows were prevented from taking part - ‘Chuck’s Sarah Lancaster and Masi Oka from ‘Heroes’.