The ABC must think twice, though, before hacking into Lateline, 7.30 or certain radio programs. Quality news and current affairs are not simply a cost, easily measured by their ratings.
Somewhere in the bush, three indigenous Australians are having an argument about belief - the young man is cynical, the young woman is not, an older man plays peacemaker. Tempers flare under a sky of spectacular stars and then... all three are suddenly abducted by aliens.
TV hits Rake, Time Our Lives and Wentworth lead the nominations charge.
Award-winning artist and former TV newsreader Rodney Milgate, who has died of a heart attack, had an amazing range of talents
Production on the US television drama series Strike Back - halted when its Australian star Sullivan Stapleton was injured - has resumed.
Australian actress Jacki Weaver is to star in a new television series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.
The good news is: no one died. The even better news: there's a second unexpected bombshell awaiting fans.
First there was Sharknado, the low-budget blockbuster about sharks sucked out of the ocean by tornadoes and propelled into American cities like airborne man-eating torpedoes.
It could have been a scene from Anchorman. At the end of a typical evening news report on Alaskan network KTVA, television journalist Charlo Greene spectacularly quit her job live on air.
The original star, who exited the series in spectacular fashion three years ago, wants to be part of the show's final episode.