2006 in Australian television

List of years in Australian television

EventsEdit

RatingsEdit

New channelsEdit

PremieresEdit

Free-to-air televisionEdit

Program Channel Debut date
RAN – Remote Area Nurse SBS TV 5 January
9am with David and Kim Network Ten 30 January
Larry Emdur and Laura Csortan’s Wheel Of Fortune
Axed after six months on air, the original Wheel of Fortune returned to Seven with 20 unaired episodes, featuring Steve Oemecke with Sophie Falkiner, began airing 7 August.
Seven Network 30 January
The Biggest Loser[3] Network Ten 13 February
Bert's Family Feud Nine Network 13 February
Bondi Rescue Network Ten 15 February
The Chaser's War on Everything[4] ABC TV 17 February
Head 2 Head[5] ABC TV 18 February
Clever Nine Network 19 February
Magda's Funny Bits Nine Network 21 February
Where Are They Now? Seven Network 26 February
Thank God You're Here Network Ten 5 April
Hello/Goodbye Nine Network 11 May
It Takes Two Seven Network 28 May
What's Good For You Nine Network 29 May
The Wedge Network Ten 30 May
Can We Help? ABC TV 9 June
Wine Me, Dine Me[6] Nine Network 21 June
Mortified Nine Network 30 June
H2O: Just Add Water Network Ten 7 July
Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice Nine Network 11 July
Honey, We're Killing the Kids Network Ten 12 July
Quizmania Nine Network 25 July
jtv ABC TV 29 July
First Tuesday Book Club ABC TV 1 August
Cybershack[7] Network Ten 1 August
Yasmin's Getting Married Network Ten 1 August
You May Be Right
Axed after four episodes
Seven Network 13 August
Two Twisted Nine Network 14 August
The Master
Axed after one episode but returned later in the year
Seven Network 16 August
David Tench Tonight[8] Network Ten 17 August
The Force: Behind the Line Seven Network 22 August
Real Stories Network Ten 22 August
Police Files: Unlocked Seven Network 6 September
Good Game[7] ABC2 19 September
What a Year Nine Network 2 October
The Real Seachange Seven Network 8 October
Operatunity Oz[9] ABC TV 8 October
Big Questions Nine Network 19 October
Tripping Over[10] Network Ten 25 October
Do It Nine Network 5 November
Speaking in Tongues SBS TV 7 November
Food Safari SBS TV 6 December
Puzzle Play Network Ten 21 December

Subscription televisionEdit

Program Channel Debut date
Crown Australian Celebrity Poker Challenge[11] FOX8 5 January
An Aussie Goes Barmy[12] FOX8 29 November

New international programmingEdit

Program Channel Debut date
  Garth Marenghi's Darkplace SBS TV 30 January
  Prison Break Seven Network 1 February
  Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Nine Network 5 February
  One Piece (4Kids version) Network Ten 13 February
  Mew Mew Power Network Ten 13 February
  Doc Martin[13] ABC TV 18 February
  Roobarb and Custard Too ABC TV 20 February
  The Gnoufs ABC TV 20 February
  The Buzz on Maggie Seven Network 25 February
  /   Pinky Dinky Doo ABC TV 27 February
  A Town Called Panic ABC TV 28 February
  /   Edgar and Ellen ABC TV 2 March
  /   Zombie Hotel ABC TV 2 March
  /   Skyland ABC TV 2 March
  Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet ABC2 6 March
  Lunar Jim ABC TV 14 March
  Samurai Champloo SBS TV 23 March
  Bratz Network Ten 31 March
Worst Week of My Life, The  The Worst Week of My Life[14] ABC TV 5 April
  Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw ABC TV 11 April
  Class of the Titans ABC TV 18 April
  /   Gerald McBoing-Boing ABC TV 1 May
  ATOM Seven Network 20 May
  Dr. Dog ABC TV 23 May
  /   Jane and the Dragon ABC TV 25 May
  /   Bernard ABC TV 25 May
  All Grown Up! Network Ten 13 June
  The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss ABC2 15 June
  The New Adventures of Old Christine Nine Network 6 July
  My Life as a Teenage Robot Network Ten 7 July
  Planet Earth ABC TV 9 July
  Bleak House[15] ABC TV 9 July
  City of Men SBS TV 17 July
  The Emperor's New School Seven Network 22 July
  Dora the Explorer Nine Network 23 July
  /   Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs ABC TV 31 July
  Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Network Ten 15 August
  Avatar: The Last Airbender ABC TV 24 August
  Naughty, Naughty Pets ABC TV 29 August
  Monkey Dust ABC2 29 August
  Princess Natasha ABC TV 29 August
  /   Miss BG ABC TV 5 September
  Stuart Little: The Animated Series Network Ten 9 September
Sensitive Skin  Sensitive Skin[16][17] ABC TV 15 September
  Jericho Network Ten 21 September
  The Batman Nine Network 23 September
IT Crowd, The  The IT Crowd[18] ABC TV 27 September
  The Secret Show ABC TV 5 October
  Time Warp Trio ABC TV 6 October
  Biker Mice from Mars (2006) Network Ten 13 October
  /   Staines Down Drains Seven Network 22 October
  Curious George ABC TV 23 October
  The Unit Seven Network 25 October
  Those Scurvy Rascals ABC TV 30 October
  Code Lyoko Network Ten 1 November
  Dougie in Disguise ABC2 12 November
  /   PollyWorld Seven Network 12 November
  Little Princess ABC TV 13 November
  Louie ABC TV 22 November
  Russian Dolls: Sex Trade SBS TV 2 December
  Wild at Heart[19] Network Ten 3 December
  SCU: Serious Crash Unit Seven Network 5 December
  Life As We Know It Seven Network 5 December
  Top Gear SBS TV 12 December
  /   Erky Perky Seven Network 26 December

Subscription televisionEdit

Program Channel Debut date
  Entourage[20] Arena 1 January
  Hannah Montana[21] Disney Channel 21 April
Surreal Life, The   The Surreal Life (Beginning with season 3, seasons 1[22] and 2 aired later)[23] VH1 June
  Kept[24] VH1 June
  Emmerdale[25] UKTV 2 July
  Strange Love[26] VH1 5 September
  SuperGroup[27] VH1 6 September
  So NoTORIous[28] VH1 2 October
  House of Carters[29] E! 4 November
Celebrity Fit Club   Celebrity Fit Club[30][31] VH1 2 December

Programming changesEdit

Changes to network affiliationEdit

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 in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite 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.

Program New network Previous network Date
  Mopatop's Shop ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 3 April
  Fourways Farm ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 5 April
  Fireman Sam (Original series) ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 11 April
  /   /   Anthony Ant ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 4 June
  Teletubbies ABC2 ABC Kids (now defunct) 3 July
  /   Yakkity Yak ABC TV Network Ten 13 September
  /   Sonic X Seven Network Network Ten 18 November

Subscription premieresEdit

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.

InternationalEdit

Program Subscription network Free-to-air network Date
  Lost[32] Fox8 Seven Network 27 November

Television showsEdit

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1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Channel Debut
21 January headLand Seven Network 15 November 2005
23 January Speaking in Tongues SBS TV 7 November 2005
4 June Blue Heelers Seven Network 18 January 1994
28 July Larry Emdur and Laura Csortan’s Wheel of Fortune Seven Network 30 January
27 August Business Sunday Nine Network 2 March 1986
1 September Wheel of Fortune Seven Network 21 July 1981
4 September You May Be Right Seven Network 13 August 2006
21 October 2006 Midnight Zoo Seven Network 31 July 2006
29 October 2006 Operatunity Oz ABC TV 8 October 2006
26 November Sportsworld Seven Network 1987
29 November The Glass House ABC TV 10 August 2001
9 December Head 2 Head ABC TV 18 February 2006
20 December In the Box Network Ten 21 December 1998
27 December 2006 An Aussie Goes Barmy FOX8 29 November 2006

TV moviesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ The Worst Week Of My Life – ABC TV Guide
  15. ^ Bleak House – ABC TV Guide
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