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  • AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION HAS A LONG AND LUSTROUS HISTORY OF QUALITY TELEVISION DRAMA PRODUCTION, ALONG WITH WHICH GO THE NUMEROUS FAMILY GROUPS, BOTH PERFECT AND IMPERFECT.

    Top Aussie TV Families

    With many of them loved the around the world, here are our favourite Australian TV families!

  • AUSTRALIAN DRAMA HAS HAD IT'S UPS AND DOWNS OVER THE YEARS, BUT IF ANYTHING HAS REMAINED CONSTANTS IT IS OUR LOVE FOR ANYTHING SOFT CUDDLY CREATURE THAT GRACES OUR SCREENS, REGARDLESS OF THE QUALITY OF THE TV PRODUCTION.

    Australia's favourite TV animals

    No long-running TV show is complete without a heart-meltingly lovable animal, and its related storylines -- here are some of our favourite Australian animal of the small screen.

  • THANKS TO GLEE, CAMEO APPEARANCES ARE HARDLY A FOREIGN CONCEPT IN THE CURRENT TELEVISION LANDSCAPE.

    Best cameos on Australian TV

    Cameos often pop up when a show's popularity is flagging and a bit of excitement is needed to recapture the audience and attract new viewers. A well-placed pop star or international comedian can often result in a significant ratings boost…

  • FOR DECADES NOW THERE HAS BEEN A STEADY STREAM OF TALENTED AUSTRALIAN ACTORS AND ACTRESSES HEADING TO THE US TO "DEVELOP THEIR CAREERS".

    Top 15 Aussies on US Television

    Some make it and some break it, but either way there is currently a strong crop of Aussie stars making a big impact on US television and doing their home country proud!

  • BBC WORLDWIDE CONTINUES TO BE THE CHANNEL OF CHOICE FOR THOSE WANTING TO DABBLE IN A SPOT OF ANGLOPHILIA FROM TIME TO TIME.

    UK summer premieres in Oz

    Over summer BBC will premiere some of its newest and most popular dramas and documentaries on Australian TV.

  • WHILING AWAY YOUR LAST FEW HOURS AT WORK? THESE VIDEOS SHOULD HELP MAKE TIME FLY EXTRA FAST!

    Friday Afternoon Distractions

    The best of this week's web to help the afternoon glide smoothly by.

  • SET TO BE FILMED AT MELBOURNE'S CROWN CASINO, CHANNEL NINE WILL UP THE ANTE OF THE BIOGRAPHICAL PROGRAM, PROMISING INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY GUESTS AS WELL AS A NEW HOST FOR THE SHOW'S RETURN.

    This Is Your Life resurrected

    Expect big theatrical sets, high profile musical acts and a live studio audience when the revamped version of This Is Your Life premieres in 2011.

  • RENOWNED TALKBACK HOST RAY HADLEY IS MAKING THE MOVE FROM RADIO TO TV, TO PRESENT A NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM ON SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA.

    Ray Hadley moves to Sky

    Hadley will host the eponymous weekly panel discussion show, Hadley! in his first major television role.

  • WITH THE DECISION IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC, VIEWERS LAST NIGHT DECIDED WHICH CONTESTANTS WOULD MAKE UP THE X FACTOR (AUSTRALIA) TOP THREE.

    Mahogany exits The X Factor

    Mahogany has been voted out of the competition, leaving Sally Chatfield, Andrew Lawson and Altiyan Childs to compete in The X Factor grand final.

  • ISABELLA AND JACK, BOTH 12 YEARS OLD, WILL GO SPATULA-TO-SPATULA FOR THE TITLE OF JUNIOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA.

    Isabella vs. Jack for Junior MasterChef Australia

    On Sunday, Jack from Tasmania and Isabella from Queensland were announced as the top two contestants for what is sure to be an intense and emotional grand final on November 15.

  • THE X FACTOR (AUSTRALIA) WILL HAND ALL THE VOTING POWER TO VIEWERS, TO DECIDE WHICH CONTESTANTS DESERVE TO REACH THE GRAND FINAL ON NOVEMBER 22.

    Viewers to pick X Factor top 3

    This week, the remaining contestants were mentored by the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb (who, ironically, once derided the franchise as a "glorified advert").

  • NETWORK TEN HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ITS POPULAR POLICE DRAMA, RUSH, WILL RETURN FOR A FOURTH SEASON IN 2011.

    Rush returns in 2011

    Starring Rodger Corser, Catherine McClements, Callan Mulvey, Samuel Johnson and Ashley Zukerman, the series follows the Police Tactical Response team in Melbourne.

  • WHILING AWAY YOUR LAST FEW HOURS AT WORK? THESE VIDEOS SHOULD HELP MAKE TIME FLY EXTRA FAST!

    Friday Afternoon Distractions

    The best of this week's web to help the afternoon glide smoothly by.

  • FOR TOO LONG NOW, GAY AND LESBIAN SCIENCE-FICTION FANS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR A VOICE OF THEIR OWN, AND HAVE BEEN CALLOUSLY IGNORED BY THE MAJOR NETWORKS.

    Gay geeks in Outland

    Set to address this omission, the ABC is thinking outside the box with its new comedy, Outland, which began filming in Melbourne on Monday.

  • AFTER A LONG BATTLE FOR CULINARY DOMINATION, THE JUNIOR MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA JUDGES HAVE FINALLY WHITTLED THEIR YOUNG CONTESTANTS DOWN TO THE FINAL FOUR.

    Junior MasterChef's final four

    Monday night's Junior MasterChef Australia saw four more contestants leave the competition, with the mass departure intending to soften the blow to the youngsters.

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