GirlsWGA awards handed out

Girls, Breaking Bad, Louie and Mad Men were among the shows honoured at the Writers Guild of America Awards this week. Breaking Bad claimed the top drama award while the best comedy gong went to Louie. Girls was awarded the best new series title with Mad Men picking up the award for the best single episode of a drama.

Zellweger’s new pilot canned

Renee Zellweger has had her new TV drama pilot Cinnamon Girl turned down by the Lifetime network. The project was set in Los Angeles in the late 1960s against the backdrop of the Hollywood movie and music scene. Continue reading »

reevaThe South African channel that went ahead in airing the reality series featuring the late Reeva Steenkamp has defended its decision.

SABC broadcast the first episode of Tropika Island of Treasure on Saturday, just days after news broke of Steenkamp’s death in the home of Oscar Pistorius.

Samathna Moon, the show’s producer, told the BBC: “I took it after consultation with her family.

“The feeling was that this is an amazing woman who you don’t have very much in the public domain except for the work she was most well-known for… which is her modelling work.” Continue reading »

Neighbours is turning to its fans for a new version of its theme tune.

The Aussie soap is looking to revamp its current opening track and has started what they are describing as an “Ashes-style” contest between Australian and British fans.

They are asking fans to upload their own version of the iconic tune before a UK contender is selected to face off against an Aussie hopeful in order to win the chance to record the new cover.

The Top 16 of the fourth season of Masterchef New Zealand have been decided.

They are: Continue reading »

The weekly Top 25 Programmes is out and here’s some news that may surprise you.  Only one of the two 7pm current affairs shows made the cut.

You’ll recall that last week, Campbell Live beat TV One in the 7pm time slot for the first time ever.  The highly praised feat was then repeated on Friday after Seven Sharp hit an all time low.

It was, however, Seven Sharp that made the Top 25 Programmes of Week 7. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Top Gear: 31280 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  2. American Reunion: 29730 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  3. House Husbands: 29150 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Simpsons: 24410 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. MasterChef New Zealand: 18820 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

TBR 7 (Siobhan Marshall as Linda) (c) SPP1. What does your job entail?
Pretending to be someone else

5. If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
Directing.

7. What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
‘Macgyver’

8. Which TV character/show mirrors your life?
Not anything now but when I was growing up it was the show ‘Blossom’.  She seemed to do everything at the same time as me – getting her driver’s licence, her first kiss, etc.

11. What was your first ever job in television?
‘Shortland Street’. Playing Chris Warner’s nanny.

The Blue Rose screens Mondays on TV3 at 8:30pm

simon-bennettI thought the title of this press release was the announcement of a new show.

South Pacific Pictures this month welcomes the return of Simon Bennett as Producer of Shortland Street as the show’s departing Producer Steven Zanoski steps into the Head of Development role.

Both Zanoski and Bennett have had a long involvement with South Pacific Pictures. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 543,030 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 506,320 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 486,540 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Packed to the Rafters: 345,110 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 3 News: 275,690 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Jehan appears to be the gift that keeps on giving today.