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TV nostalgia

Friends fans flock to New York pop-up cafe


9:38am Obsessed Friends fans have mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy TV series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia.


Comb is where the art is for snippers

Ben Pobjie dinkus

BEN POBJIE ''There are thousands of passionate home hairstylists all over Britain,'' says the voice-over at the beginning of Hair (ABC2, 8.25pm), which came as a bit of a shock to me. I mean, really? Passionate ones? You wouldn't want to be friends with one of these people, they'd always be trying to style you when you came over for lunch.

Shaun Micallef is back on TV, and he's Mad as Hell

<i>Mad As Hell</i>: Shaun Micallef.

PAUL KALINA 12:15am New episodes of Shaun Micallef's current affairs show are returning to television, but he agrees audiences of the future may be increasingly outside the TV arena.

Friends With Better Lives' Rick Donald is happy to come home

Friends with Better Lives.

PAUL KALINA 12:15am Rick Donald hams up the chilled-out Aussie alongside James Van Der Beek in US sitcom Friends With Better Lives.

Channels kick for NFL touchdown on Australian TV

Owen Daniels, of the Baltimore Ravens.

JON PIERIK 12:15am A battle is building over coverage of the American National Football League.

Big Brother a sinister social experiment

Deceptively sweet: <i>Big Brother</i> host Sonia Kruger chats to Sam and Cat.

Debi Enker 12:15am This is a production that is coldly manipulative at every level.

New Netflix comedy BoJack Horseman is a bizarre and increasingly dark take on fame

BoJack Horseman.

Kathryn Kernohan 12:00am Pop references, wry observations and laugh-out-loud moments pepper Netflix's new binge-watch offering.

Hamish McLachlan: the Brownlow red carpet challenge

Brynne Edelsten.

BRIDGET MCMANUS 12:00am The prelude to the AFL's night of nights has upstaged the main event.

Readers love Rove, hate Big Brother

Professionals: Rove McManus and Carrie Bickmore win approval for their hosting of <i>The Project</i>.

12:00am The latest offerings on our screens and airwaves delight, amuse and irritate in turn.

What's on

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Sunday September 14

Intriguing: The sort-of Alien prequel Prometheus is visually gorgeous.

Melinda Houston The Last Days of Michael Hutchence, Anzac Girls and the slightly unresolved Prometheus.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Monday September 15

Suggestion: Could we have more females in Have You Been Paying Attention?

Melinda Houston Home and Away, Legally Brown and the problem with Have You Been Paying Attention?

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Tuesday September 16

Uneven: Friends With Better Lives is lazy but has potential.

Melinda Houston Please Like Me, Jamie's Comfort Food and the very standard Friends With Better Lives.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Wednesday September 17

Revelation: Reality Check is worthwhile.

Melinda Houston The Bold & The Beautiful, Bob's Burgers and the revelations of Reality Check.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Thursday September 18

 Classic: The 1990s comedy Clueless has only become better with age.

Melinda Houston Tension on The Block, Catalyst: Testosterone Special and the satirical edge of Clueless.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Friday September 19

Pies: Better Homes & Gardens is a footy finals special with host Johanna Griggs.

Melinda Houston The British, Giggle & Hoot, and a footy finals special on Better Homes & Gardens.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Saturday September 20

Beauty queens: Brazil's Next Top Model is slyly addictive.

Melinda Houston Rango, Apocalypse Now Redux and the sly addiction of Brazil's Next Top Model.


Sleepy English town to take Game of Thrones name

Westeros may not be anyone's ideal place to live, but one town in rural England is giving it a shot. For one week at least.

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