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The Cadbury Dream Factory van is for sale on Trade Me.  Does this imply that there won’t be a second season?

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Arrow: 49760 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. 20/20: 34070 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Mr Selfridge: 33340 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Art of the Architect: 31870 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
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After a series high last week, TV3′s feel good show that turned dreams into reality ended last night with its second lowest rating for the 8 episode series. With an average audience of 118,610 viewers, it was well down on the series high of 175,320.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 671,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 489,400 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 479,360 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Motorway Patrol: 469,110 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Art of the Architect: 430,410 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

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That was quick. Stephen Colbert from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report has been named as the replacement for David Letterman on The Late Show.

The decision comes about a week after Letterman announced during a taping of his program that he would retire from the program – and the longest tenure as a latenight host on broadcast TV – sometime in 2015. In doing so, Letterman will turn the time period over to an entirely new generation of hosts, severing TV’s last link to the days when Johnny Carson dominated the daypart. These days, latenight is a splintered environment, with three broadcast programs as well as wee-hours bastions in place on Viacom’s Comedy Central, Time Warner’s TBS and NBCUniversal’s Bravo and E! Continue reading »

There have been a number of shows being given reboots or made into movies recently, the latest of which is Candid Camera.

With its signature catch phrase, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!”, Candid Camera introduced the hidden camera concept to television in 1948, and the series continued in several iterations over the course of more than 50 years.

The show will screen on TV Land in the US, a network celebrating classic television, and as such Candid Camera will likely feature classic clips from the past decades. But the show will mainly be “about delivering a fresh show for today’s audiences with great bits”. Continue reading »

TV3′s 3rd Degree bounced back from all time lows to an average audience of 191,900 viewers last night.  The increase came off the back of daylight saving ending on the weekend and an expose on the battle going on between sex industry rivals, the Chow brothers and Jacqui Le Prou.  Perhaps it was the shorter days. Perhaps it was the topless women.  In any case, I doubt very much if it was the new pairing of Duncan Garner and Samantha Hayes.

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The Truman Show, the 1998 movie starring Jim Carrey, is about to be adapted for the small screen.

There are few details at this point but one must wonder if it may end up looking like a scripted version of Big Brother.