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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Killing, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, Go Girls, and the NRL.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: 65130 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 64330 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Revenge: 48420 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Women Behind Bars Life & Death: 28430 (TV ONE, 9:50pm – 10:45pm)
  5. Step Dave: 26400 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »


Ricky Gervais has revealed that his character, David Brent, who manned The Office is the subject of interest from both the BBC and Netflix for a possible return to TV.

Gervais told the U.K.’s Radio Times magazine that both the public broadcaster and the online subscription giant have expressed a desire to work out a spinoff.

The comedian, who co-created and co-wrote The Office with Stephen Merchant, resurrected the character 10 years after the original program went off the air for Britain’s Comic Relief charity show in 2013, and for the subsequent launch of Gervais’ own YouTube channel. Continue reading »

So much for being light entertainment. Seven Sharp revealed last night that Peter Dunne’s son is working for Chen Palmer and the legal high industry.

This, at least, has the impression that it’s a conflict of interest.

Watch Seven Sharp’s story here.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 696,090 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 478,970 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 418,630 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Super Giant Animals: 412,520 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Nabbed: 402,200 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)

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OLED4CLast night I attended the launch of LG’s new 77″ curved OLED TV at the top of the Sky Tower in Auckland. The vantage point may have been perfect for viewing the blood moon, had the clouds abraded, but what was visible was spectacular in its own right.

There were two incredible things that really caught my eye about the OLED TV’s.  Firstly, the black.  Every TV I’ve ever seen has always had a washed out looking dark grey as the best black they could display on screen.  The OLED has a true black which almost has to be seen to be believed.  It really is quite a revolution and quite amazing that technology has only just got there. Continue reading »


Sex and the City creator Darren Star has Sutton Foster (Bunheads), Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire), Debi Mazar (Entourage) and Miriam Shor (GCB) join the cast of his new series Younger.

Nazneen Contractor (24) has picked up a role on the fifth season of Covert Affairs.

Dominique McElligott (Hell on Wheels) has landed the lead in Astronaut Wives Club

Welcome to our daily general TV discussion thread at Throng. Whatever you’d like to discuss today can be done in the comments below.


Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today.

Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) 49
Jordana Beatty (Legend of the Seeker) 16
Billy West (Ren & Stimpy) 62
Shay Johnson (Flavor of Love) 25
Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon) 43
Lily Loveless (Skins) 24
Alina Foley (The League) 11
Lukas Hass (Criminal Minds) 38
Sean Maher (Firefly) 39

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syfyWhen SyFy announced recently that they were returning to their roots, they were clearly not kidding. Over the last few weeks since that announcement we’ve seen a number of new series put into development that involve original dramas set in space. (Still no new franchise from Stargate or Battlestar Galactica yet though).

The latest is The Expanse, based on the New York Times best seller by Daniel Abraham and Ty Branch.

Set 200 years in the future, the 10-episode thriller follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Continue reading »