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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.

tv_flight_of_the_conchords01In an interview with The Guardian, Jermaine Clement has once again spoken out about the lack of foresight in New Zealand television, referring to those who declined the pitch for Flight of the Conchords as Idiots!

New Zealand television producers refused to fund Flight of the Conchords before it became a sublime smash hit on HBO. “They’d say, ‘Middle New Zealand won’t get it.’ Idiots! I’d go, ‘What are you talking about? I’m from middle New Zealand, and you’re not.’ I always have a working-class chip on my shoulder about those people.”

The mild-mannered Clement still agrees with his past critique. “Not being too clever is a concern in New Zealand TV. It does really annoy me.”

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

Netflix’ new series about the iconic Italian explorer Marco Polo premieres on December 12 and the first stills from the production have been released.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 74560 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Wentworth: 49820 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Criminal Minds: 43500 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: 39490 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Purina Pound Pups To Dog Stars: 34570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »