Broken hearts, An unexpected win & a friend working on Doctor Who - TV BlackBox S01E08

Spring is in the air here, and Fall TV lands with a delightful thud in the US. TV Blackbox is back to discuss everything going on over here - and there's lots - as well as some of the big new US shows we're gonna be scoring sooner or later.

But the biggest shock of all comes right at the end of the episode with inside news about Doctor Who that literally brings the podcast to a sudden end!

Each week a washed-up TV Producer (Rob McKnight), a TV writer and executive (Dan Bennett), an EMMY award winner (Jay Cagatay) & TV enthusiast and commentator (Steve Molk) take you behind the scenes, wade through the pr spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.

On this episode:

  • Nick Cummins - THE BACHELOR AUSTRALIA - breaks hearts except those of Network Ten PR.

  • The NRL FOOTY SHOW is dumped - what of its AFL brother?

  • ABC controversy - MD Michelle Guthrie dumped and Board Chair Justin Milne resigns.

  • WARNIE paid $2m (plus conditions!) for his I'M A CELEBRITY jungle stint.

  • Jay talks about Tim Worner's feelings regarding sport and FTA TV.

  • What of rumours of a complete Network Ten rebrand?

  • AUSTRALIAN NINJA WARRIOR evicted; moves to Melbourne.

  • Rob lines up this week's hatches and dispatches - special mentions include MARK HUMPHRIES and QUENTIN KENIHAN.

  • Rob wins our first round of "closest to the ratings" and doesn't do much of a victory lap - WORKING CLASS BOY.


  • SEVEN NEWS BRISBANE wins the ratings year (and this signals the start of all the other press releases).

  • KOCHIE talks up SUNRISE as THE TODAY SHOW crashes again.

  • How the Fall Schedule rated in the US, and what that might look like for us - GOD FRIENDED ME, NEW AMSTERDAM, MURPHY BROWN, THE GOOD PLACE and MANIFEST.

  • The panel's first reactions to Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor in season eleven of DOCTOR WHO.

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