the-x-filesThe X Files creator, Chris Carter, has given a few hints as to what’s coming in the series reboot currently underway.

1. There’s “a big chance” the Lone Gunmen will join returning X-vets Mulder, Scully, Skinner and The Smoking Man. Continue reading »

Last night’s The Bachelor rose to its highest level for the season with an average audience of 323,620. This was an increase on Campbell Live’s average audience of 284,330.

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I’m on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon at 11:45am to discuss TV and ratings. I’ll post the audio up afterwards.

Most watched

  1. One News: 721,090 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 559,710 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 488,690 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Rapid Response: 438,000 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 393,830 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)

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GlorivaleThere have been a number of accusations that Seven Sharps coverage and an insider look at Gloriavale tonight is just copying of Campbell Live’s recent expose on the community. It’s not the first time this has happened, as you’d well expect. Current affairs is current affairs.

I do have a question though. I know that TV One’s Sunday had a feature on Gloriavale on the 19th of April and that Campbell Live has had extensive coverage since then but what I’m not aware of is, was there any specific coverage prior to this?

I can see that there was a story in March about a family that left the community and went to Timaru but has there been any coverage that you’ve seen other than this on either channel?

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Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Which other Big Bang Theory star shares a birthday with Johnny Galecki? Continue reading »

Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street, where everyone’s falling back into old habits (or at least trying to).


-Vinnie tries to go back to being the fun guy everyone knew and tolerated him as. Unfortunately,as Vinnie finds out, there’s nog oing back. Everyone’s pretty surprised at the way he acted towards Prue (although we were all secretly egging him on, admit it). Leanne is particularly pissed about her sort-of son-in-law sacking one of her oldest friends. Luckily Nicole is on Vinnie’s side.

-Boyd has crossed to the dark side of buttkissing and schmoozing and Garrett has become his padawan in the world of networking. Except Harper is not down with her brother being trained to kiss ass and she accidentally-on-purpose sabotages Boyd’s meeting with some lady named Anne and some guy named Phil by giving it to them straight about life in ED. However Anne is a delicate flower who is disturbed by Harper’s ramblings and Boyd ends up back at square one, with no funding. Harper (once again) sees the error of her ways and (once again) vows to be supportive of her boyfriend (who it seems she is constantly undermining).

-Wendy and Murray are still fighting and Bella and Jimmy form an awkward alliance to solve the issue. Jimmy’s great idea: seduce Wendy. Bella’s great idea: threaten to make like her younger siblings and gap it overseas. Wendy and Murray pretend to be back on good terms for the sake of the children – and the immature adults. In a moment of excitement Bella and Jimmy end up kissing yet again. When is Bella leaving? Surely it’s becoming a little too obvious that Amelia Reid is pregnant.