Tag: Big Brother

MasterChef delivers a master win

When Network Ten announced in 2008 that it had purchased the MasterChef franchise to replace Big Brother as a major reality format, there were more than a few people that scoffed.  Who would want to watch a cooking competition in prime-time?  After all, the benchmark of cooking contests on Australian TV had been set with …

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Adriana Xenides

Former television personality Adriana Xenides has died in a Sydney hospital after being admitted a few days ago with a stomach complaint. Born in Argentina, model Xenides rose to fame in Australia as the co-host of game show Wheel Of Fortune. She was with the show alongside host Ernie Sigley when the Adelaide-based show began …

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Bert Newton to host the Logies

TV Week is expected to announce Bert Newton as the host of this year’s TV Week Logie Awards. The TV legend, a four-time Gold Logie winner and inductee into the Logie Awards’ Hall of Fame, has hosted the awards a record-breaking 18 times already – the last time he hosted the awards was in 1993 …

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Ding Dong Denise back on daytime TV

Denise Drysdale is set to make her return to TV as a panellist on the upcoming Ten Network program, The Circle. One of Australia’s true TV veterans, Drysdale was a performer in children’s television in the 1960s, later featuring in pop music shows Kommotion, Uptight and Dig We Must and on Graham Kennedy’s In Melbourne …

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Remembering the Noughties

At this time of year, and this time of decade, comes the inevitable “lists” of some of the highlights, and possible lowlights, of the year or decade coming to a close. So who are we to be any different?  Time to look at some of the events, programs and people that have stood out for …

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Beautiful one day, Logies the next?

The Queensland Government has reportedly made a bid for the Gold Coast to host the TV Week Logie Awards in an attempt to take the awards away from their traditional home of Melbourne. Queensland Government representatives made the offer to executives of PBL Media, owners of TV Week and the Nine Network, to pay for …

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From Big Brother to big bother

Newsflash for anyone living under a rock or on Mars for the last few days – the axe has fallen on Big Brother after eight years, over a hundred talent-starved celebrity wannabes, just about as many horrendous outfits worn by (the otherwise very able host) Gretel Killeen, and the ongoing scorn of the nation including …

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The Year That Was… #8: Reality check

The lights may have faded a bit on reality TV’s ratings this year but the genre still has some life left in it. Network Ten‘s big name franchises The Biggest Loser, Big Brother and Australian Idol all came back for more this year. The Biggest Loser largely followed the formula of last year but this …

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