2005 in Australian television

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List of years in Australian television

Events[edit]

New channels[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
RocKwiz SBS 31 January
Rollercoaster ABC 31 January
Medical Emergency Seven Network February
Aussie Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Network Ten 9 February
Spicks and Specks ABC 9 February
Streetsmartz Nine Network 4 March
Blue Water High ABC 11 May
Last Man Standing Seven Network 6 June
Outback House ABC 12 June
Toasted TV Network Ten 22 August
Holly's Heroes Nine Network 16 September
Australian Princess Network Ten 5 October
20 to 1 Nine Network 13 October
The Surgeon Network Ten 13 October
The Ronnie Johns Half Hour Network Ten October
headLand Seven Network 15 November
Larry Emdur & Laura Csortan's Wheel of Fortune Seven Network 5 December
Lonely Planet Six Degrees SBS 17 December
Eclipse Music TV Seven Network 2005
Ready Steady Cook Network Ten 2005

Subscription television[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
Australia's Next Top Model FOX8 11 January
Camp Orange[3] Nickelodeon 18 February

New International Programming[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United Kingdom Altered Statesman ABC TV 3 January
United States Dave the Barbarian Seven Network 8 January
Canada Poko ABC TV 24 January
United States ChalkZone ABC TV 24 January
United States Desperate Housewives Seven Network 31 January
Scotland Shoebox Zoo ABC TV 1 February
United States Medium Network Ten 2 February
United States Lost Seven Network 3 February
United States Ozzy and Drix Nine Network 6 February
United Kingdom Shameless SBS 7 February
United Kingdom I Dream ABC TV 7 February
Italy Winx Club Network Ten 7 February
France/Canada Totally Spies! Network Ten 7 February
United States Oobi ABC TV 8 February
United Kingdom Funky Valley ABC TV 8 February
Japan SD Gundam Force Network Ten 10 February
United States/Canada Dragon Booster ABC TV 24 February
United Kingdom Agatha Christie's Marple ABC TV 6 March
United States CSI: NY Nine Network 9 March
United States/France/Republic of Ireland/India/Canada ToddWorld ABC TV 16 March
United Kingdom Nighty Night[4] ABC TV 23 March
United States Baby Looney Tunes Nine Network 2 April
Canada Dragon ABC TV 4 April
France/Canada Tupu ABC TV 11 April
United States Brandy and Mr. Whiskers Seven Network 16 April
 So Frenchy, So Chic SBS 23 April
United Kingdom Christopher Crocodile ABC2 26 April
Australia/Canada/United Kingdom Faireez Network Ten 29 April
France/United Kingdom The Hydronauts ABC TV 2 May
United Kingdom I am Not an Animal ABC TV 4 May
France Flatmania ABC TV 12 May
United Kingdom Barney ABC2 18 May
United Kingdom Doctor Who ABC TV 21 May
United States Star Wars: Clone Wars Network Ten 26 May
Japan Mega Man NT Warrior Network Ten 30 May
United Kingdom Bronski and Bernstein SBS 2 June
Norway/Sweden Sophie's World SBS 24 June
United States Taken Nine Network 5 July
United Kingdom BB3B ABC TV 8 July
United States American Dragon: Jake Long Seven Network 16 July
United States Hot Wheels AcceleRacers Network Ten 30 July
United Kingdom Gordon the Garden Gnome ABC TV 8 August
Canada Being Ian ABC TV 10 August
United States Trollz Network Ten 25 August
United Kingdom Spitfire Ace ABC TV 1 September
Japan Transformers: Cybertron Network Ten 3 September
United Kingdom Bob the Builder: Project Build It ABC TV 13 September
Japan Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex SBS 15 September
Japan Battle B-Daman Seven Network 18 September
United States Grey's Anatomy Seven Network 26 September
United States Global Grover ABC TV 3 October
United Kingdom Charlie and Lola ABC TV 3 October
United Kingdom Planet Cook ABC TV 3 October
United Kingdom/Canada Planet Sketch ABC TV 7 October
Italy/Germany/France W.I.T.C.H. Seven Network 9 October
United States/Japan Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Seven Network 9 October
United Kingdom Fifi and the Flowertots ABC TV 20 October
United States Pet Alien Network Ten 22 October
United Kingdom Pitt & Kantrop ABC TV 31 October
Spain/United Kingdom Pocoyo ABC TV 8 November
France/United Kingdom Lazy Lucy ABC TV 9 November
United Kingdom The F***ing Fulfords ABC TV 10 November
United States Ghost Whisperer Seven Network 29 November
United Kingdom Bromwell High ABC TV 30 November
United Kingdom King Arthur's Disasters ABC TV 15 December
United States American Dad! Seven Network 15 December
United Kingdom Bertha ABC2 15 December
United States Psychic Detectives Nine Network 2005

Subscription television[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
United States American Casino[5] Discovery Channel 3 January
United States Brandy & Mr. Whiskers[5] Disney Channel 3 January
United Kingdom Don't Drop the Coffin[5] The LifeStyle Channel 3 January
United States Unfabulous [3] Nickelodeon 31 January
United Kingdom Making Spaces [6] The LifeStyle Channel 1 February
United Kingdom Property Ladder [6] The LifeStyle Channel 2 February
United States Blue's Room [7] Nickelodeon/Nick Jr March
United Kingdom Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares [8] The LifeStyle Channel 9 March
United States Love Is in the Heir [9] E! 21 March
Gastineau Girls, The United States The Gastineau Girls [10] E! April 2005
Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The United States The Suite Life of Zack & Cody[11] Disney Channel 15 April 2005
United Kingdom Green Wing[12] UKTV June
United States Meet the Barkers[13] MTV 16 June 2005
United States Meet Diego! [14] Nick Jr July/August
United States Zoey 101 [14] Nickelodeon July/August
Hogan Knows Best United States Hogan Knows Best [15] VH1 12 August 2005
United States Rescue Me[16] Fox8 26 September
Breaking Bonaduce United States Breaking Bonaduce [17] VH1 October 2005

Programming Changes[edit]

Changes to network affiliations[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the platform (free-to-air to subscription/subscription to free-to-air). are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.

Domestic[edit]

Program New Network Previous Network Date
Bambaloo ABC TV Seven Network 11 July

International[edit]

Program New Network Previous Network Date
United States Sex and the City Network Ten Nine Network 7 February
Canada/France Inuk ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 7 March
United States Angel Network Ten Seven Network 29 April
United Kingdom Spider! ABC2 ABC TV 1 June
United States/Canada The Little Lulu Show ABC2 ABC TV/ABC Kids (now defunct) 28 June
United States Smallville Network Ten Nine Network 20 November
United Kingdom The Human Body Network Ten ABC TV 3 December

Free-to-air premieres[edit]

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

International[edit]

Program Free-to-air network Subscription network Date
United States MythBusters SBS TV Discovery Channel 3 January

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
What I Like About You United States What I Like About You [3] Nickelodeon Nine Network 31 January
United Kingdom Bob the Builder Disney Channel ABC TV 2005

Specials[edit]

Program Channel Debut date
2005 Kids' Choice Awards United States 2005 Kids' Choice Awards[18] Nickelodeon 23 April
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie United States Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie[19] Seven Network 7 October

Television shows[edit]

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2000s[edit]

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Ending / Resting this year[edit]

Date Show Channel Debut
January 2005 Wheel of Fortune
(Wheel Of Fortune will not be reinstated on Channel Seven until December 2005 with a major-revamped set and the theme musak and font remained)
Seven Network 1981
13 January The Cooks Network Ten 18 October 2004
23 February 2005 Aussie Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Network Ten 9 February 2005
6 May The Big Arvo Seven Network 1 February 2001
13 May 2005 Our Place Nine Network 15 April 2005
29 May 2005 Celebrity Circus Nine Network 1 May 2005
29 May My Restaurant Rules Seven Network 15 February 2004
5 June 2005 Let Loose Live Seven Network 29 May 2005
22 July 2005 Scooter: Secret Agent Network Ten 28 January 2005
31 July 2005 Outback House ABC 12 June 2005
20 August Cheez TV Network Ten 10 July 1995
31 August 2005 We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year ABC 27 July 2005
22 September MDA ABC 23 July 2002
October 2005 The Alice Nine Network 28 September 2005
25 October 2005 Last Man Standing Seven Network 6 June 2005
28 October The Mole Seven Network 27 February 2000
18 November Strictly Dancing ABC 13 February 2004
26 November The Price Is Right Nine Network 23 June 2003
1 December 2005 The Surgeon Network Ten 13 October 2005
4 December 7 Days ABC 4 August 2001
9 December 2005 The New Tomorrow Seven Network 17 September 2005
16 December GMA with Bert Newton Network Ten 1991
28 December The Secret Life of Us Network Ten 16 July 2001

TV movies[edit]

Miniseries[edit]

International[edit]

Miniseries Network Airdate(s)
United Kingdom North and South [20] ABC TV 8, 15, 22, 29 May

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ a b "Highlights (Kids & Family)". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 31 July 2005. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
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  16. ^ "September Highlights (Entertainment)". Foxtel. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
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  18. ^ "What's New On Nick? – APRIL HOLLIDAYS ON NICK!". Nickelodeon (Australia). 2005. Archived from the original on 17 June 2005. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  19. ^ "What's New On Seven? – OCTOBER HOLLIDAYS ON SEVEN!". Disney Television Animation (Australia). 2005. Retrieved 27 July 2010. [dead link]
  20. ^ North And South – ABC TV Guide