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After 25 years working in the TV industry, Rob McKnight is a washed up producer with nothing to lose.

Now he's spilling the inside secrets in a podcast that anyone interested in media will absolutely love. Expect news, reviews and a little dash of gossip as Rob is joined by: an Aussie sitcom actress; an Aussie TV Drama insider; and an enthusiastic media commentator who knows what questions to ask.

Also on this podcast feed you'll get the McKnight Tonight podcast, an interview series where Rob McKnight talks to people in the industry as they share their personal stories and hilarious anecdotes. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox

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After 25 years working in the TV industry, Rob McKnight is a washed up producer with nothing to lose.

Now he's spilling the inside secrets in a podcast that anyone interested in media will absolutely love. Expect news, reviews and a little dash of gossip as Rob is joined by: an Aussie sitcom actress; an Aussie TV Drama insider; and an enthusiastic media commentator who knows what questions to ask.

Also on this podcast feed you'll get the McKnight Tonight podcast, an interview series where Rob McKnight talks to people in the industry as they share their personal stories and hilarious anecdotes. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox

    S05E04 Ding Dong's HOLEY MOLEY accident to be shown, Larry Emdur chats about THE CHASE and did the ABC kill Q&A?

    S05E04 Ding Dong's HOLEY MOLEY accident to be shown, Larry Emdur chats about THE CHASE and did the ABC kill Q&A?

    It’s an episode where you’ll learn waaaaaaaay too much about sex in retirement homes!
     
    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
     
    But we’ll also chat with the legendary Larry Emdur after official confirmation he wilkl be hosting Channel 7’s The Chase Australia. Larry is one of the nicest guys on TV and he opens up about the audition process and whether he’s feels the pressure of taking over a successful format.
     
    We’ll also meet the Executive Director of BINGE. Alison Hubert-Burns is on a mission to stand out from the crowd and she shares inside information on how she plans to compete with the other streamers.
     
    Also in this episode:
    ·     1.48 – Google comes to the party but FaceBook chucks a wobbly. But who’s right and who’s wrong?
    ·     12.01 – INTERVIEW: Larry Emdur on his new role on The Chase and the highs and lows of his career
    ·     26.05 – Now the tennis is over just how is the ratings race shaking up?
    ·     29.32 – Has the ABC killed Q&A with its move to Thursday nights or was it already dying?
    ·     33.22 – Channel 7 to show the Denise Drysdale accident on Holey Moley
    ·     37.59 – Hatches & Dispatches
    ·     41.06 – INTERVIEW: Alison Hubert-Burns from BINGE
    ·     50.15 – TV Bingebox: we find out what the team have been watching this week

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    • 57 min
    S05E03 Have we just witnessed the death of television?

    S05E03 Have we just witnessed the death of television?

    There’s been good news and bad news in the world of TV this week.
     
    THE GOOD:
    Seven has posted a profit despite a soft advertising market, 10 has been given millions of dollars by the Government and Beau Ryan is apparently making mega-bucks
     
    THE BAD:
    TV ratings are dire despite the fact the official ratings survey has just begun, a TV producer is on indefinite leave and does anyone actually understand the News Media bargaining code?
     
    In this episode:
    ·     2.04 – Did we just witness the death of free-to-air TV?
    ·     8.45 – Serious charges laid against a TODAY show producer
    ·     14.47 – Beau Ryan’s massive payday at Channel 10 – Fact or fiction?
    ·     23.18 – Some good news as Seven announces profits for the second half od 2020
    ·     26.05 – A new twist in the News Media Bargaining code
    ·     Australian Survivor gets a bucketload of money from the Australian Government for shooting in Australia… even though they were going to shoot in Australia anyway
    ·     39.11 – Hatches & Dispatches
    ·     41.20 – Singer Normie Rowe reveals how PTSD played its part in that infamous fight with Ron Casey on the Midday Show
    ·     46.40 – TV Bingebox

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    • 52 min
    S05E02 Larry's hired but Ranger Stacey's fired

    S05E02 Larry's hired but Ranger Stacey's fired

    In this episode, we welcome our contributor Rod Morris - a veteran who's done more TV than just about anyone.
    We also speak to the experts from Married at First Sight and bring you up-to-speed with the biggest TV stories of the week.


    - 3.07 – Larry Emdur to replace Andrew O’Keefe on THE CHASE
    - 8.23 – Surgery for Allison Langdon after an accident on The Today Show
    - 11.23 – Ranger Stacey speaks about her sacking from 10
    - 19.03 – Why TV networks love 90-minute shows at 7.30pm
    - 23.55 – Foxtel’s $10m sports funding under fire
    - 30.57 – First night of official TV ratings for 2021
    - 33.32 – Hatches & Dispatches
    - 35.41 – The experts from Married at First Sight speak to us
    - 45.37 – TV Bingebox

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    • 49 min
    S05E01 Ben Fordham and Eddie McGuire

    S05E01 Ben Fordham and Eddie McGuire

    We're back and things are a little different.
    Radio and TV host Ben Fordham joins us to talk all things TV... and boy is there a LOT to talk about!


    In this episode:
    ·     5.42 – Andrew O’Keefe and Ash Williams face court
    ·     17.43 – Rob brings everyone up-to-speed on LIVE+
    ·     20.354 – STAN makes a big play for sport and reveals its pricing
    ·     23.51 – We break down Sunday night’s ratings and try to work out what it means for the year ahead
    ·     30.57 – Is Seven looking to replace Mark Ferguson at 7 News Sydney
    ·     36.55 – Hatches and Dispatches
    ·     38.32 – Eddie McGuire
    ·     45.57 – Hatches & Dispatches

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    • 52 min
    McKnight Tonight with ASH WILLIAMS from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

    McKnight Tonight with ASH WILLIAMS from I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

    Ash Williams is a legend! Pure and simple.
    As he finds fame on the 2021 edition of Channel 10's I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE! we find out why he didn't want to do the show, how he missed out on being THE BACHELOR and there are plenty of secrets revealed along the way.
    Strap yourself in for a wild ride with the most unpredictable man in showbusiness

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    S04E40 Launch Dates, Protocols & Remakes

    S04E40 Launch Dates, Protocols & Remakes

    Settle in with a bit of eggnog as we bring you the Christmas tale of Australian television. It’s the final episode of TV Blackbox for 2020 and we have some tall tales to tell! We also welcome special guest producer to the stars Abbey Mikkelsen!


    Each week the TV Blackbox team take you behind the scenes, wade through the PR spin and launch into the reality that is the Australian television business.
     
    In this episode:
    ·     3.33 – Seven’s secret launch date for Holey Moley revealed
    ·     8.11 – Nine gets angry with Sam Mac from Sunrise
    ·     16.00 – Today claims key wins over Sunrise in the demos
    ·     22.55 – Netflix reboots Aussie drama Heartbreak High
    ·     35.15 – Nine wants Tennis Australia to pay up for delaying the start date of the Australian Open (even though it’s great news for Nine)
    ·     38.45 – Hatches & Dispatches
    ·     43.18 – We look at the big TV stories of 2020
    ·     51.54 – TV Blackvault


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    • 55 min

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A bit of home

Living in the US, I love listening to this and keeping up with all the stuff from home that my friends are doing.
I also love that this isn’t a bunch of blokes who all have the same opinion and just “yes” each other. Also great that it’s not all insiders, because sometimes what people inside the industry think the audience wants, vs what the audience actually wants is totally different.
Keep it up.
Just don’t listen on an airplane or a train. Sometimes the gasps or out loud laughing will make people look at you funny.

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