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2009 in Australian television

This is a list of Australian television events and premieres which occurred, or are scheduled to occur, in 2009. The year 2009 is the 54th year of continous operation of television in Australia. It also marks the introduction of digital multichannels for the three commercial television networks (the Seven Network, the Nine Network and Network Ten), which were each able to launch an alternate standard-definition digital channel, seperate from their primary channels, from 1 January. Network Ten launched their channel, One, on 26 March, whilst the Nine Network plans to have a channel operating by August 2009.[1] It is currently unknown when the Seven Network will launch their channel.

Events[edit]

  • 10 January - Peter Overton takes over as the anchorman of Sydney's 6pm Nine News after Mark Ferguson is dumped after poor ratings at the network, losing to Seven News.
  • 7–14 February - All Three Commercial Networks in Melbourne and Across Australia take Extensive News Coverage of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which around 181 People lost their Lives including Former Nine Newsreader Brian Naylor and Actor Reg Evans.

Deaths[edit]

Date Name Age Occupation
21 January Bourne, ErnieErnie Bourne 82 Actor (Adventure Island) [2]
7 February Evans, RegReg Evans 80 Actor in numerous Australian films and TV series [3]
8 February Naylor, BrianBrian Naylor 78 Seven Network and later Nine Network newsreader [4]
24 February Gallacher, FrankFrank Gallacher 65 Actor in numerous Australian films and TV series [5]
23 March Wherrett, PeterPeter Wherrett 72 Host of Torque [6]
10 April Sorell, John John Sorell 72 Former Nine News Melbourne director (1975 – 2003) [7][8]
1 May (death reported) Asbury, Albert Albert Asbury 69 Former ABC News Brisbane journalist and chief of staff (1976 – 2008) [9][10]

New channels[edit]

Defunct channels[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Premieres (including scheduled)[edit]

Domestic series[edit]

International series[edit]

Telemovies[edit]

Miniseries[edit]

Documentary specials[edit]

Specials[edit]

Programming changes[edit]

Changes to network affiliation[edit]

Date Program To From
Domestic
Still to debut Thank God You're Here Seven Network Network Ten [18]
International
19 June United Kingdom Torchwood ABC2 Network Ten/Ten HD [19]
Still to debut United Kingdom Little Britain Nine Network ABC1
Still to debut United States Home Improvement Nine Network Seven Network
Still to debut United States Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX8 Nine Network [20]

Free-to-air premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on Australian free-to-air television in 2009, and had previously premiered on Australian subscription television. Programs may still air on the original network.

Date Program FTA Pay TV
1 January United Kingdom Secret Millionaire Nine Network The LifeStyle Channel [21][22][23]
12 January Airtime! Nine Network Nickelodeon
12 January United Kingdom Killing Hitler Seven Network ?
15 January The Unteachables ABC1 UK.TV [24]
21 January Chandon Pictures ABC1 Movie Extra [25][26][27]
8 February United Kingdom Cranford ABC1 UK.TV [28][29]
9 February United Kingdom Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive ABC1 ? [30][31]
22 February E! True Hollywood Story: Heath Ledger Network Ten E! [32]
8 March United States Infamous Assassinations Seven Network The History Channel [33]
17 March United States Bridezillas Nine Network Arena [34]
Still to debut United States Little Britain USA Network Ten Showcase [35]
Still to debut United States Mad Men SBS TV Movie Extra [36]

Subscription television premieres[edit]

This is a list of programs which premiered on Australian subscription television in 2009, and had previously premiered on Australian free-to-air television. Programs may still air on the original network.

Date Program Pay TV FTA
Domestic series
13 June Packed to the Rafters Hallmark Channel Seven Network [37]
December Rush Hallmark Channel Network Ten [37]
International series
3 January United States Psych TV1 Network Ten / TEN HD
19 January United States Roots FOX Classics Network Ten [38]
13 February United States Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Network Network Ten [39]


Ending this year[edit]

Date Program Channel Debut
23 January Temptation Nine Network 30 May 2005 [40][41][42][43][44][45]
31 January McLeod's Daughters Nine Network 8 August 2001 [46][47]
13 March Fresh Nine Network 2000 [48][49]
1 March The All in Call Seven Network 8 February [50]
Still to end The Strip Nine Network 4 September 2008 [51]
Still to end The Great Outdoors Seven Network 5 February 1993 [52]

Returning this year[edit]

Date Program Channel Debut
Still to return The Block Nine Network 1 May 2003 [53]
Still to return Money Nine Network 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (3 April 2009). "Nine multichannel aims for August". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Knox, David (21 January 2009). "Vale: Ernie Bourne". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (10 February 2009). "Vale: Reg Evans". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (8 February 2009). "Vale: Brian Naylor". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (25 February 2009). "Vale: Frank Gallacher". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  6. ^ Knox, David (24 March 2009). "Vale: Peter Wherrett". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (13 April 2009). "Vale: John Sorell". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  8. ^ Australian Associated Press (13 April 2009). "Former Nine news director John Sorell dies of heart attack". news.com.au. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (2 May 2009). "Vale: Albert Asbury". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "ABC News legend Albert Asbury dies". news.com.au. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  11. ^ Archer, Lincoln (8 December 2008). "A-SPAN, non-stop public affairs channel, launched". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  12. ^ Knox, David (15 January 2009). "A-PAC Channel nears". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
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  15. ^ a b Knox, David (30 October 2008). "ONE HD bumps TEN HD into limbo". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
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  17. ^ Knox, David (16 January 2009). "Sports Selector channel disappears". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  18. ^ Knox, David (2 December 2008). "Thank God You're Here switches to Seven". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  19. ^ Knox, David (4 February 2009). "Torchwood to ABC2". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  20. ^ "Nine sells Daisies, Chuck, Priveleged, Terminator to Foxtel"
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  22. ^ "Nine's 'first quarter' in '09"
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  25. ^ Knox, David (8 December 2008). "Pay TV comedy heading to ABC". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  26. ^ Knox, David (27 December 2008). "Airdate: Chandon Pictures". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  27. ^ Knox, David (12 January 2009). "Gallery: Chandon Pictures". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  28. ^ Knox, David (19 January 2009). "Airdate: Cranford". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
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  30. ^ "Airdate: Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, The Machine That Made Us"
  31. ^ "TV highlights 9 February"
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  33. ^ Knox, David (3 March 2009). "Bumped: 24". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  34. ^ Knox, David (5 March 2009). "Airdate: Bridezillas". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  35. ^ "Airdate: Little Britain USA"
  36. ^ Carla Cametti PD tops SBS summer"
  37. ^ a b Knox, David (29 April 2009). "Airdate: Packed to the Rafters". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  38. ^ Knox, David (2 December 2008). "Back to their Roots". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  39. ^ Johnson, Matt (2009). "Send in the clones". Foxtel magazine. ACP Magazines (February 2009): p.46.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  40. ^ Knox, David (4 June 2008). "End of the round for Temptation?". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  41. ^ Knox, David (25 November 2008). "Returning: Temptation". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  42. ^ Knox, David (29 November 2008). "Game over for Ed Phillips". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  43. ^ Knox, David (23 December 2008). "The last Temptation". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  44. ^ Knox, David (7 January 2009). "No Temptation in this finale". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  45. ^ Knox, David (22 January 2009). "Nine takes axe to Temptation". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  46. ^ Knox, David (9 January 2009). "McLeod's marathon mercy killing". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 9 January 2009. 
  47. ^ Knox, David (13 January 2009). "McLeod's goes out blazing". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 13 January 2009. 
  48. ^ Knox, David (19 February 2009). "Axed: Fresh". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 19 February 2009. 
  49. ^ Byrne, Fiona; Metlikovec, Jane (19 February 2009), "Cooking show goes stale", Herald Sun, p. 16 
  50. ^ Knox, David (10 March 2009). "Axed: The All in Call". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  51. ^ Knox, David (15 November 2008). "Axed: The Strip". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 1 December 2008. 
  52. ^ Knox, David (19 January 2009). "The Great Outdoors in great limbo". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  53. ^ "the block, local ramsay"
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