XFactorNZThe first tickets for The X Factor NZ’s live shows go on sale on May 13.

The wait is almost over! Tickets to the first LIVE shows of hit series The X Factor NZ will be released after this Monday night’s episode (approximately 8.30pm, Monday 13 May).

Broadcast LIVE on TV3, the May 19 and 20 shows feature performances by The X Factor NZ Top 12, guest star Willy Moon, the Kiwi-born singer making waves in the UK, a special performance by one of The X Factor NZ judges, and the first Top 12 elimination! Continue reading »

Jono and Ben at Ten, we salute you.

AmericanIdol2013Is Randy Jackson’s departure from American Idol today the final nail in the coffin for the once mighty series?

The show certainly isn’t the behemoth it used to be. It was unstoppable in the days of Jackson, Cowell and Abdul, owning the #1 position in its US timeslot from 2003-2011.

Nowadays, the show pulls an average of 11 million per episode, which is less than half of what it was managing a few years ago.

Modern Family now regularly beats it head-to-head. Continue reading »

24-jack-bauerIt’s been a big day for Kiefer Sutherland.

The Canadian actor has seen his new drama series Touch cancelled by its American network and at the same time news has spread of a potential return of 24.

The Fox network is looking at the bringing 24 back as a limited series with Sutherland returning as the bad-ass Jack Bauer.

No deals are in place yet but the idea is in motion with former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon (Homeland) involved. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Bones: 51170 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 48410 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Once Upon A Time: 43030 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 29010 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:45pm)
  5. Bones: 28660 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

StevePeacockeHome and Away actor Steve Peacocke will be seen alongside the likes of Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt and Rufus Sewell in a new movie from Brett Ratner.

Peacocke, who plays Brax in the Aussie soap, has nabbed himself a role in the new action movie Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

He will return to his Home and Away role after taking a couple of months off to film the movie.

He said: “This is an incredible opportunity for me to experience film on a massive scale, work with a world-class director, actors and two of the biggest studios in the world. I’m grateful Seven is allowing me time out to get a taste of that world.” Continue reading »

AMERICAN IDOL: Randy Jackson. CR: Tony Duran / FOX.After 12 years on the show, Randy Jackson has confirmed he is leaving American Idol.

Jackson was the last remaining member of the original judging panel that consisted of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season,” he told E! News. “I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.”

Most watched

  1. One News: 685,340 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 492,620 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 470,930 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 462,350 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:45pm)
  5. Random Breath Testing: 449,730 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

espn_logoESPN will air the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final between German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund later this month.

The pair will do battle at London’s Wembley Stadium on May 26, with coverage beginning on ESPN (Sky channel 61) at 6.30am.

Plenty of beer and bratwurst will be consumed at London’s Wembley Stadium, the venue for this year’s final. The iconic football arena has hosted seven Champions League finals, the last time in 2011 when Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1. Continue reading »

HomelandDarAHomeland promotes pair to series regulars

Homeland has promoted Sarita Choudhury and F Murray Abraham to series regulars for season three. The pair play Saul’s wife Mira and retired black-ops whiz Dar Adal respectively.

New JJ Abrams show picked up

The new JJ Abrams TV project Believe has been picked up for series by the NBC network. The drama is about a former prisoner who watches over a young magical girl who is constantly under threat from dark forces. It will feature Kyle MacLachlan, Delroy Lindon and Jake McLaughlin. Continue reading »