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Nine’s MasterChef wannabe announced

August 15, 2009

Best known for co-hosting Sale of the Century, Jo Silvagni is making a return to national television as the host of the Nine Network’s answer to MasterChef Australia, The Great Aussie Cook Off. Silvagni – formerly Bailey – will join comedian Vince Sorrenti to host the eight-part family-friendly program, which will air from October 11. […]

Nine and FOX Sports team up for Australian Masters

August 11, 2009

Further to the breaking news last night. The Australian Masters announced today a multi-year broadcast partnership with the Nine Network and FOX SPORTS. In 2009, Nine will broadcast live coverage from Kingston Heath Golf Club on each of the four days with FOX SPORTS also providing live coverage on pay television. Nine will also incorporate […]

Nine wins Australian Masters Golf rights

August 10, 2009

Nine have won the rights to televise the Australian Masters Golf this year which will feature Tiger Woods, whatsonthetube reports.

beyondblue injunction makes 60 Minutes sad

August 10, 2009

A TV program on the suicide deaths of four students at a Geelong school has been withdrawn from screening at the 11th hour following an injunction against its broadcast by beyondblue, the mental health organisation. The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes was scheduled to show a segment titled Searching for Answers on Sunday but received notice […]

Penny and Leonard finally have their big “bang”

August 10, 2009

The Big Bang Theory will finally make a go of a Leonard and Penny relationship this fall, but things get off to a rough start. “After two years of foreplay, they finally [have sex] and it doesn’t go so great,” reveals exec producer Bill Prady. “There was so much anticipation that when they finally make […]

More GO! videos

August 10, 2009

GO! premiered at 6.30 last night on D99 and D88 (regionals). Here are some more videos of presentation of the Nine Network’s new youth channel. Knowfirst loved The Big Bang Theory marathon and enjoyed Aliens In America as well.

2009’s most-watched revealed

August 10, 2009

Reality, Rugby League and Australian drama are leading the pack when it comes to 2009’s top television programmes, new figures reveal. 2009’s top shows at the half-way point of the ratings year are: 1. MasterChef Australia: The winner 3.7m 2. MasterChef Australia: Finale 3.3m 3. State Of Origin: First match 2.3m 4. Underbelly: A Tale […]

Nine unleashes GO!

August 9, 2009

GO!, Australia’s newest free-to-air network, went live at 6.30pm AEST Sunday August 9th with a clean, fresh and youthful graphical design. More to come…

Fall Preview: Hank

August 9, 2009

Hank premieres September 30 on ABC (US) and will air in Australia on the Nine Network. Sometimes scaling back is the best way to get ahead. Wall Street legend Hank Pryor (Kelsey Grammer) and his wife Tilly have been living the high life in New York City. That is until Hank is forced out of […]

Kyle and Jackie: let us have our say

August 9, 2009

Sydney’s top-rating breakfast FM announcers, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, are furious that Austereo have gagged them from talking about the controversy that has plagued them for the past two weeks. Sandilands has faced a media onslaught since a 15-year-old girl, coaxed by her mother live to air, revealed that she was raped when she […]

Miss Universe Australia set to heat up MasterChef

August 9, 2009

Rachael Finch, Miss Universe Australia, is set to star in Ten’s Celebrity MasterChef, which boils over in living rooms across Australia Wednesday nights at 7.30 from mid-September. The Townsville glamour auditioned for the original MasterChef before competing in the Miss Universe pageant, but was knocked out before she reached the televised portion of the show, […]

ABC (US) puts faith in ambitious programming

August 9, 2009

ABC said on Saturday it wanted to be the place for ambitious TV programing in a busy market place where viewers are shrinking and costs are rising. ABC is launching a bumper 11 new shows for the upcoming 2009-10 prime-time TV schedule in a bid to climb up from its current third place among the […]

Ready? Set? GO! from 6.30pm

August 9, 2009

The Nine Network’s new supplementary service, GO! officially kicks off its soft launch at 6.30pm tonight. The first program to be screened is the likeable Wipeout. Knowfirst is hanging out until 7.30pm when there will be four episodes of The Big Bang Theory back-t0-back. GO! will screen 24 hours a day with music videos from […]

Eddie fronts Not The 7PM Project pilot for Nine

August 9, 2009

In news that will please his fan (!), Eddie McGuire has shot a pilot at Nine Melbourne alongside of Peter Berner cheekily titled Not The 7PM Project, where panelists will have a “real opinion.” Nine will get the series up within weeks if it proves successful in its trial runs. Knowfirst has been saying for […]

Seven and Nine to team for AFL rights? Surely not…

August 9, 2009

An interesting tidbit in the Sunday Telegraph today from Ros Reines intimating that Seven and Nine will be teaming up for the new AFL rights contract, which is expected to fetch $1b plus. Reines says that Ten will be left out in the cold. Knowfirst would think that hell would freeze over before Seven and […]

Review: Three Rivers

July 31, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. Network Ten is likely to premiere new CBS drama Three Rivers in 2010. Here is that show’s first review by Travis Yanan Watches TV Alex O’Loughlin fans will be […]

HBO renews three series

July 31, 2009

Breaking news from the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in Pasadena, Calif. HBO just announced that it has picked up True Blood for a third season. Entourage and Hung also received one-season pickups. All three series are slated to return next summer.

Rescue: Special Ops

July 30, 2009

Does this show look shit-hot or what???

GO!88 good to go for NBN

July 28, 2009

NBN has just screened a new promo for GO! and officially called it GO!88. It commences August 9th.

Hot Seat – will the $1m go off tonight?

July 27, 2009

We sure hope so!

Review: Glee

July 26, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. In late September, Ten is likely to premiere FOX’s new musical comedy Glee. Glee is about a high school teacher (Matthew Morrison) who attempts to transform the Glee Club […]

Review: The Vampire Diaries

July 26, 2009

Over the next few weeks in the lead-up to Fall Season, Knowfirst Blog will look at some of the new shows about to hit the airwaves. In October, Nine/WIN and NBN’s new channel GO! will premiere The CW’s new big hope, The Vampire Diaries. The Vampire Diaries is reviewed by BuzzSugar after the jump, along […]

Hey Hey returns to Nine

July 25, 2009

Daryl Somers has answered a Channel Nine mayday as the network seeks a return to its heyday with variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday. The presenter, 58 in August, will front two one-off specials of the program in November as Nine digs into its vaults to try to boost ratings. Hey Hey It’s Saturday first […]

NCIS: Los Angeles promo

July 25, 2009

The Knowfirst team is all excited, ready for the launch of CBS’ spinoff to NCIS, imaginatively titled NCIS: Los Angeles. Here’s CBS’ first promo spot for the new show, which debuts in September.

All systems GO! for new channel

July 25, 2009

Nine’s new digital channel GO! will premiere 7am, August 9, on Channels 99 metro, 80 (WIN) and 88 (NBN). The Kids WB will feature prominently on the first day, with four episodes back-to-back of Knowfirst favourite The Big Bang Theory commencing at 7.30pm. Sundays will feature comedy, Mondays will focus on reality, Tuesdays will be […]