Television

iTunes restores NBC Universal TV

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Apple has lured NBC Universal back into the iTunes fold after a yearlong pricing dispute that flared last summer, when Apple declined to sell new ‘Peacock’ episodes because its deal with NBC was set to expire in a few months.



Russian prosecutors in bid to ban South Park

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

‘South Park’, a cartoon aimed at adults and featuring a group of nine-year olds in a Colorado town, has courted controversy since its 1997 debut, lampooning celebrities, politicians, religion, gay marriage and Saddam Hussein.



Underbelly to screen after ruling

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Supreme Court Justice Peter Vickery granted permission for Channel Nine to immediately screen a version of the first five episodes of the hit TV series, which have been edited for Victorian viewers.



‘24′ production shuts down

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The decision to take a breather came after executive producer Howard Gordon expressed displeasure with the direction of the season seven’s final six episodes. The producers will take the time off to rethink the show’s ultimate direction and rewrite scripts. 20th Century Fox said the show should be back in production by Oct. 9.



Gallery: TV’s craziest actor to character age differences

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Which actors are guilty of being much older (or much younger) than the character they’re playing? Find out why that 13-year-old high-schooler has a voice like Barry White, and whether it’s wrong to perve on his supposedly 50-year-old mother, with our look at some of the craziest character-to-actor age differences on TV.



Oprah rocks… 30 Rock, that is

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

According to E!’s TV insider Kristin Dos Santos, the talk show queen will play herself in the quirky sitcom. She’ll appear alongside comedy writer Liz Lemon (played by ‘30 Rock’ star and creator Tina Fey) in every scene, and be involved into a storyline that ties into an ongoing feud between the show’s eccentric characters.



‘90210′ scores for CW

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Young US audiences returned to “90210″ on Tuesday, as The CW’s update of the iconic Fox sudser “Beverly Hills 90210″ set network records for a premiere. For The CW, the strong launch of “90210″ gave the net two potent premium nights this week, following “Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” on Monday.



Audiences click with revamped shows

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

US TV audiences are more clued into NBC’s “Knight Rider” than any other new show so far. More than 60% of viewers are aware that the action series is zooming back into primetime — perhaps no surprise, given the talking car franchise’s place in pop culture history.



MTV launches global HD service

Sep 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

The 24-hour channel, MTV Network HD, which includes a Nickelodeon-branded block, is to launch in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. Territories in Asia are expected to follow later, although at this stage there is no specific date.



Gallery: Scorched blazes onto the Internet

Aug 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Television

Characters and events from the Nine Network’s telemovie ‘Scorched’ are also featured in an online series of webisodes - one of the first times an Australian-made TV production has ventured into cyberspace. Check out our gallery of other international TV shows that have already discovered the power of the Internet.