This is a bit of a shocker, but let's just blame it on the struggling economy. NBC has given a full-season order to Kath & Kim, ordering the back nine episodes of the comedy for a 22-episode debut season. It can be argued that this really isn't a surprise, given the state of NBC today, which is desperate to hang on to anything that can be marginally considered a success (see Knight Rider).
Fifty years of Logies and they finally learned to play it safe. On television's night of nights there were no prize upsets, and barely any of the unscripted highlights for which the show has become so well known.
Kate Ritchie managed to fend off a surge by ABC personalities to take home the Gold Logie at the 50th TV Week Logie Awards.
"The only reason I'm disappointed about winning is I won't get to hear Chris Lilley's acceptance speech," she said. And she was right. Lilley was certainly a crowd favourite on the night, drawing big cheers from his peers for his chameleon work in Summer Heights High, a show in which he not only starred, but also created.
Still it was Kate Ritchie's big night, scoring both Gold and Silver as Most Popular Actress. Clearly viewers were not about to forget her ...
With many of them loved the around the world, here are our favourite Australian TV families!
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.
Kath & Kim stars Jane Turner as Kath Day-Knight, a cheerful 50-something divorcee currently in a happy relationship with her husband, the effeminate Kel Knight, her spoilt, ever complaining 25-year-old daughter Kim Craig, her unlucky second-best friend Sharon Strzelecki, Kim's estranged husband Brett Craig and their baby daughter Epponnee Rae Craig. The series is set in the fictional suburb of Fountain Lakes, in Melbourne, Victoria, however the series is primarily filmed in Patterson Lakes, Melbourne. The Kath & Kim theme song is Anthony Newley's "The Joker", and is performed by show star Gina Riley.moreless