The actress who voiced The Simpson character Edna Krabappel in more than 175 episodes of the animated series, Marcia Wallace, was given a send off this week with a special tribute on the show. Wallace, who died in October, won an Emmy for her role.
This bodes well for The X Factor UK. If only it was available legally outside of the UK
It's official. Cheryl is back.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) March 10, 2014
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- NCIS: Los Angeles: 46080 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
- Revenge: 42450 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
- NCIS: 39900 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
- Step Dave: 34370 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
- Shortland Street: 32500 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »
Freeview’s status as the nation’s preferred way to connect with and consume digital television took a big leap as New Zealand made the final transition to Digital only Television broadcasting.
The latest Nielson CMI Q4 2013 survey shows a total of 61.7 per cent of all New Zealand households, with at least one TV, are now using one or more Freeview devices – an increase of 8.2 per cent from the beginning of 2013 and means that 8 of 10 households that were still to go digital chose Freeview during the digital switchover (DSO). Continue reading »
- One News: 643,630 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Shortland Street: 459,730 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
- Seven Sharp: 429,630 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
- Nabbed: 424,400 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
- Neighbours At War: 396,740 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
TVNZ has launched a new ondemand service called Firsts. It’s a step in the right direction, providing viewers with access to shows prior to them being broadcast in New Zealand. The service provides shows categorised into either “Fast”, where shows are available for viewing 2 days after they’ve screened overseas or “First” where episodes are available for viewing prior to being scheduled for broadcast.
Another pilot shelved due to casting difficulties
You would think that Hollywood wouldn’t have a shortage of actors wanting work but NBC’s The Money Pit is the lasted recently commissioned series that has been shelved due to “difficulty casting the leads”. This is the second series to be shelved for this reason after NBC’s The Fifth Wheel.
SAG announce 2015 Awards date Continue reading »
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Nate’s metamorphosis into a semi-decent guy lasted all of 15 minutes. Continue reading »