2004 in Australian television

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Events[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
Surfing the Menu [1] ABC 14 January
My Restaurant Rules [1] Seven Network 1 February
Deal Or No Deal [1] Seven Network 1 February
ttn Network Ten 3 February
Fireflies ABC 7 February
Strictly Dancing [2] ABC 11 February
At the Movies ABC 1 July
John Safran vs God SBS 30 August
Dancing with the Stars [1] Seven Network 5 October

Pay TV[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
Love My Way [1] FOX8 22 November

New International Programming[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United States The Fairly OddParents ABC 1 March
United Kingdom Boohbah ABC 1 March
Japan Astro Boy (2003) ABC 15 April
United Kingdom Metalheads ABC 5 May
France Canada Potatoes and Dragons ABC 7 June
United States Cold Case Nine Network 7 September
Japan Sonic X Network Ten 13 September
United Kingdom Peppa Pig ABC 4 October
United States Firefly Seven Network 24 November

Subscription Television[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
All Grown Up! United States All Grown Up![2] Nickelodeon February
ChalkZone United States ChalkZone[3] Nickelodeon Q2
Stuart Little: The Animated Series United States Stuart Little: The Animated Series[3] Nickelodeon Q2
United States Duck Dodgers [4] Cartoon Network 10 April
Cassidys, The United Kingdom The Cassidys [5] UKTV 26 April
My Dad the Rock Star Canada My Dad the Rock Star[3] Nickelodeon 27 April
Romeo! United States Romeo![3] Nickelodeon 31 May
United States Pimp My Ride [6][7] MTV Australia 2 July
Drake & Josh United States Drake & Josh[8] Nickelodeon August
Martin Mystery Canada/France Martin Mystery[8] Nickelodeon August
Ashlee Simpson Show, TheUnited States The Ashlee Simpson Show [9] MTV Australia 5 August
United States Dr. 90210 [10] E! 12 September
United States Phil of the Future[11] Disney Channel 20 September
Assistant, TheUnited States The Assistant [12] MTV Australia October
United States Maybe It's Me[13] Nickelodeon 14 October
United States Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County[14] MTV Australia 2 December

Specials[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
2004 Kids' Choice Awards Australia/United States 2004 Kids' Choice Awards[8] Nickelodeon 25 September

Programming Changes[edit]

Subscription premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian subscription television that had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original free-to-air television network.

International[edit]

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
Operation Good Guys United Kingdom Operation Good Guys [5][15] UKTV SBS TV 26 April

Television shows[edit]

ABC

Seven Network

Nine Network

Network Ten

Ending / Resting this year[edit]

Date Show Channel Debut
(2004 – the whole year) Behind The News ABC 1969
26 November Burke's Backyard Nine Network 1987

Revamping this year[edit]

Date Show Channel
February Wheel of Fortune Seven Network

TV movies[edit]

Miniseries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Idato, Michael: Aches and gains, The Age, 30 December 2004.
  2. ^ "What's New On Nick? – IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL WITH NICK!". Nickelodeon (Australia). 2004. Archived from the original on 18 February 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d "What's New On Nick? – Term 2". Nickelodeon (Australia). 2004. Archived from the original on 5 June 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Highlights (Kids & Family)". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 1 April 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Bellman, Annmaree (22 April 2004). "PAY TV – Monday". The Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 24. 
  6. ^ Frilingos, Matt (30 June 2004). "Be the bling of the road - PREVIEWS". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia: News Limited). p. T10. 
  7. ^ "Xzibit A: the custom car". The Gold Coast Bulletin (Gold Coast, Queensland: News Limited). 1 July 2004. p. T03. 
  8. ^ a b c "What's New On Nick? – Term 3". Nickelodeon (Australia). 2004. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "McCabe". The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia: News Limited). 30 June 2004. p. T13. 
  10. ^ Bellman, Annmaree (9 September 2004). "PAY TV – Sunday". The Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 22. 
  11. ^ Bellman, Annmaree (16 September 2004). "PAY TV – Monday". The Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 24. 
  12. ^ "the hit list nine things we love this week". The Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia: News Limited). 21 October 2004. p. IO2. 
  13. ^ Bellman, Annmaree (14 October 2004). "PAY TV". The Age (Melbourne, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 28. 
  14. ^ "Orange county". The Gold Coast Bulletin (Gold Coast, Queensland: News Limited). 25 November 2004. p. 4. Reality drama, Laguna Beach launches on Thursday, December 2. 
  15. ^ Oliver, Robin (26 October 1998). "THUMBS". Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media). p. 25.