Crash PalaceOctober 10, 2001
The trials and tribulations of a group of young backpackers living in the same Sydney hostel.
DangerousJanuary 16, 2007
Dangerous is an Australian television drama series that first screened on 16 January 2007 on FOX8 and was shown in Ireland on RTÉ One. In mid-2008, it began running on The WB's online network in the US.
It features a "Romeo and Juliet" story of forbidden love, set against the culturally diverse backgrounds of Sydney's western suburbs street crime and the affluence of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. It explores youth culture, including taboo subjects like party drug use and the underground world of drag racing and ramraiding. Dangerous is produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Writers include Fiona Seres and Brendan Cowell, acclaimed for their work on Love My Way. It is directed by David Caesar and Shawn Seet. The series' theme song is "Set The Record Straight", performed by New Zealand hip hop group Fast Crew, although the lyrics "Auckland City, let's go" has been changed to "Sydney City, let's go" for use on the show.
Australia's Next Top ModelJanuary 11, 2005
Australia's Next Top Model is an Australian reality television series, based on a franchise that was created by Tyra Banks with America's Next Top Model. It is produced by Granada Productions and broadcast on the Australian subscription television channel, FOX8. The series' objective is to find a promising but as-yet undiscovered Australian fashion Model and reward her with a platform to boost her chances of forging a successful career within the modelling industry.
The series was last formerly hosted by Australian model Sarah Murdoch, who also served as lead judge and co-executive producer of the show for cycles five to seven. Jodhi Meares and Erika Heynatz also served as former hosts. An eighth cycle was confirmed for production and broadcast during 2013. Producers had to find a replacement host before production re-commenced.
In April 2012 it was announced that the series would take a break for 2012 due to the fact that producers of the show were having trouble finding a replacement for Sarah Murdoch. It was announced on 19 November 2012 that beauty queen, model, and television personality Jennifer Hawkins was chosen as the new host for the ongoing eighth cycle.
An Aussie Goes BarmyNovember 29, 2006
An Aussie Goes Barmy was an Australian reality television series which aired on the pay TV channel FOX8 in 2006. The series featured Australian cricket fan Gus Worland infiltrating the Barmy Army, an organised group of supporters of the England cricket team.
The series was narrated by Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who had been "best mates" with Worland since they attended the same kindergarten in Australia. The production company owned by Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, Seed Productions, devised and produced the series with Granada Productions and Foxtel. The premise of the series was that Worland, who had lived in England for twenty years and had an English wife, must follow the Barmy Army as they travel from the UK to Australia for the 2006-07 Ashes series. Jackman makes a bet with his friend—if England wins the Test series, Worland must join the Barmy Army permanently and become an England supporter.
An Aussie Goes Barmy was followed by a sequel, An Aussie Goes Bolly, in 2007, which featured Worland travelling through India during a tour by the Australian cricket team.
Rove LASeptember 19, 2011
Rove LA is an Australian television comedy talk show which debuted on Fox8 on 19 September 2011. The show is hosted by Rove McManus and is set in Los Angeles. The show is presented in a similar fashion to McManus' previous talk show Rove, featuring comedy segments and interviews with celebrity guests. The show has been picked up for a two-year run on the Fox8 subscription channel.
An Aussie Goes BollyJanuary 6, 2008
An Aussie Goes Bolly was an Australian reality television series which aired on the pay TV channel FOX8 in 2008. The six-part series featured Australian cricket fan Gus Worland following the Australian cricket team during their 2007 tour of India.
The series was a sequel to Worland's 2006 series An Aussie Goes Barmy, and was narrated and produced by Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who had been "best mates" with Worland since they attended the same kindergarten in Australia.
During a match in Mumbai, Worland stood up to 47,000 Indian fans who were making racial taunts against Australian player Andrew Symonds.
The series won the Astra Award for best Sports Program on Australian Pay Television
An Aussie Goes CalypsoDecember 3, 2008
An Aussie Goes Calypso is an Australian reality television series which airs on the pay TV channel FOX8. The series features Australian cricket fan Gus Worland following the Australian cricket team during their 2008 tour of The West Indies.
The series is a sequel to Worland's previous series An Aussie Goes Barmy and An Aussie Goes Bolly.
Its debut is on 3 December 2008.
The RecruitJuly 16, 2014
Playing somewhere in Australia right now is a weekend warrior that AFL recruiters have either never seen, or missed. A man dreaming of an AFL career. He is ‘The Recruit’; and he will win arguably the biggest prize ever given away on a TV show – a guaranteed place at an AFL club. Hosted by former AFL player turned popular radio host Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, THE RECRUIT is a reality football entertainment series that will follow 12 ‘Recruits’ who will live and play together as a team, while at the same time competing against each other, in order to win this life-changing prize. Joining Fitzy as head coach on the series is AFL Hall of Fame legend Michael “Vossy” Voss. A three-time AFL Premiership Captain with the Brisbane Lions and winner of the 1996 Brownlow Medal, Vossy is one of the most respected players in AFL history. It is up to him to lead, motivate, teach a
the slotDecember 14, 2017
The Slot: Each week, The Slot will unearth established and emerging creators from the online world and showcase their original and classic viral sketches, which have made them famous around the globe.
The Face is an Australian reality television modeling competition series to be aired on Fox8 of Foxtel and to be produced by Shine Australia. Naomi Campbell will also be the show's executive producer and act as one of the three supermodel coaches of the series like she did with The Face and The Face. It is reported that the channel and production team acquired the right to create an adaptation for Australian TV on 31 August 2013. The casting process is now underway. Filming for the series is scheduled to take place from 1 November to 4 December 2013. The series is set to air on television in early 2014.
Cricket Superstar is an Australian cricket-based reality television series that airs on Fox8. Working on an weekly elimination format, the winner will receive a rookie-contract with his state and a scholarship to the Centre of Excellence. The winner was 21 year old Victorian, Ian Holland.
Dating In The Dark AustraliaDecember 1, 2010
Dating in the Dark Australia premiered on the Fox8 subscription television on 30 November 2010. The show's format is based on a Dutch dating show called Daten In het Donker. The series is hosted by Laura Dundovic. A second season premiered on 10 April 2012.
The premise of the show involves three single guys and three single girls who are brought together in one house. They only come into contact with the opposite sex in a dark room, with high definition night vision cameras capturing their meetings. The contestants are encouraged to touch each other to see if they like the physical body of the person they may go on a romantic date with.
The Stafford Brothers is an Australian reality series screened on Fox8. The series follows the lives of Chris and Matt Stafford, a dance music duo taking on the European scene.
The series was developed by WD Entertainment Group and began broadcast on Fox8 Australia in 2009.
The first season of The Stafford Brothers premiered on 21 January 2011 and consists of 6 episodes.. Season 1 was based around the premise of "What happens on Tour, No Longer Stays on Tour" as the series followed the real life of Matt and Chris Stafford as they toured and performed around Europe. The series shot at locations including Ibiza, Mykonos, Santorini, Belfast, Majorca and London.
The second series premiered 27 January 2012.
Series two is ten brand new episodes that follows several new story-lines including the production of new Stafford Brothers music, including Pressure, along with auditioning across Australia for new vocalists for their upcoming tracks. Nightclub manager Joey, who was featured heavily in the series, went through rehab in Thailand, and followed his progress managing two Gold Coast nightclubs Platinum and Love, both venues are part owned by the Stafford Brothers.
Brooke Evers, also featured in the series, is Matt Stafford's girlfriend. The two have been dating since 2006 and Brooke works for men's magazine Zoo Weekly.
The Contender AustraliaNovember 3, 2009
The Contender Australia is a reality television show based on the sport of boxing, but with an added element of insight into the competitor's lives and relationships with each other within the show's living quarters. The series was filmed in Sydney, Australia and was first aired on Australian Pay-Television channel Fox8 on 3 November 2009. The winner will win the Contender Australia title and a A$250,000 prize-"fight" with Anthony Mundine.
The PhoneJanuary 19, 2009
The Phone is an Australian reality television show, based on the Dutch version of the same name.
Action Earth is an Australian environmental series that airs on The Weather Channel and FOX8 on the hour, every hour. It is narrated by Olympic medallist Ian Thorpe.
Action Earth was produced as a 20-part series, with each episode 5 minutes long. Each episode focuses on a different environmental aspect, and aims to educate the public on how to improve our planet.
Blood, Sweat and Gears is an Australian television series that airs on FOX8. It debuted on 18 January 2008, and is hosted by Scott McGregor, and judged by Ian Luff and Nathan Luck. In Season II, Luck was replaced with Samantha Stevens
Football SuperstarJune 19, 2008
Football Superstar was an Australian reality television series that aired on FOX8. It was hosted by Lee Furlong and Brian McFadden, with Kris Smith replacing McFadden in the third season. The show aimed to find a new football star from male contestants aged 16 to 21. In its three seasons, the winners were Adam Hett, Luke Pilkington and Liam McCormick.