GO! sinks its teeth into The Vampire Diaries

If you haven't already seen the ads, The Vampire Diaries launches on GO! from 8:30pm Monday, September 28th.

The new drama by writer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer) stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Lost's Ian Somerhalder. With its story of two vampire brothers, one good, one evil, it is bound to make for eye-catching television. Steven R McQueen, grandson of movie star Steve McQueen, also appears.

After just premiering in the US the series will now have its Australian premiere on GO!

Shortly, the channel shifts from its "soft-launch" last August to becoming a fully-fledged channel. That will signal some adjustment to the current schedules, but there are more tasty titles being added.

The sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm will premiere on Sunday nights. The Larry David comedy is currently filming its seventh season in the US, including those highly anticipated Seinfeld cast reunions. It will be followed by the long-awaited return of Weeds. GO! will screen the third series starring Mary-Louise Parker from October 4th.

Fans of Nip/Tuck will finally get to lay their eyes on the fifth season with its two outrageous plastic surgeons from "McNamara/Troy". Starring Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh, this season sees the show shift its on-screen setting from Florida to Los Angeles -- the ultimate city of perfect glamour. Guest stars this season will include Jennifer Coolidge, Oliver Platt, Portia de Rossi, Rosie O'Donnell, Jai Rodriguez, Daphne Zuniga, John Schneider, Marlee Matlin and Sharon Gless. Repeat after me: "Tell me what you don't like about yourself."

Nip/Tuck returns 9:30pm Monday, October 5th.

Early South Park episodes will also screen on Sunday nights.

Some of the other changes to the channel will see prime-time block programming getting a late-night repeat. At midnight, GO! will repeat its shows all over again in timeshift. Great for those who missed them the first time or were busy watching another channel.

A new-look website will also launch from next week including blogs and catch-up TV.

And if you've been waiting for GO! to be added to the Foxtel platform, the word is "it's coming soon".

GO! has been very well received by its younger viewers, and given Nine an extra boost in ratings.

Looks like it's about to get even better.

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Sep 01, 2010
Def going to watch Vampire Diaries at 8:30pm and the Hellcats premiere is on just before at 7:30pm. Both look good.
Sep 25, 2009
Same here, but i'm gonna watch the first episode of flash forward (to see if i like it or not) since i've already seen the 1st episode of vampire diaries... go.... GO!!!!
I wonder if anyone is australia is gonna pick up melrose place?!! its quite interesting!!
Sep 25, 2009
I was planning to watch The Vampire Diaries, but Flash Forward is on at the same time.