Craig McMillan is a Sky Sport cricket commentator.

What are you most looking forward to for the upcoming cricket season?
I’m just looking forward to some cricket after a saturation of rugby over the last 12 months, hopefully good weather and some exciting cricket.

What is your most memorable moment from watching cricket on TV as a kid?
I enjoyed watching any time the NZ cricket side were playing when I was young. I remember watching Lance Cairns swinging 6′s all over the place against England back in 1987. Continue reading »

David Farrier is a freelance reporter.

What was your first television job?
Cabling for a Trinity Roots gig at the St James. Just holding cables, winding them up, letting them out…just doing cables. I wasn’t very good because I was tall and lanky and not very subtle on stage. This was pre-degree. And then in the second year of my study I got a job doing autocue at TV3, turning the autocue knob and organising scripts. Then I got a job at the news desk, and then they let me do some stories. Eventually I graduated, and I kept doing stories.

You’re a big social media person, how has that evolved since you started working in the TV3 newsroom?
When I started on Nightline six years ago, I felt really special to find something that people didn’t know a lot about and share it, and go and find people who were into it Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 529,830 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 454,540 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Motorway Patrol: 451,190 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 446,040 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 437,170 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

3 News anchor Mike McRoberts and Deputy Political Editor Patrick Gower will be on the ground in the USA to cover the year’s most important global political event, as America goes to the polls to elect the next President of the United States.

TV3’s comprehensive election coverage includes a Wednesday 7 November special hosted by Guyon Espiner, as well as special editions of Firstline, 3 News’ 6pm bulletin and Nightline.

MediaWorks TV Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says: “The President of the US, despite the rise of China, is still the world’s most powerful person and the phrase ‘when America sneezes the rest of us catch a cold’ still holds true. Continue reading »

Hathaway and Renner hosting SNL

Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Renner have been added as hosts of Saturday Night Live this month. It will be Hathaway’s third appearance on the show and Renner’s first.

666 Park Avenue set damaged

The sets for new horror drama series 666 Park Avenue have been damaged due to storm Sandy this week. “I went to check them out on the night of the storm at 10pm and they were under 6 feet of water – the entire complex,” said studio owner Peter Kapsalis. “It wasn’t in very good shape. The main sets stayed in place even with the water rushing in [but] everything is extensively damaged.” Continue reading »

Sky Sport will screen LIVE coverage of all New Zealand games at the World Baseball Classic this month as the New Zealand Senior Men’s Baseball team compete in Chinese Taipei with the aim of qualifying for baseball’s equivalent of a World Cup.

New Zealand is the only unranked team invited to the tournament and they’ll face the host nation, and 7th ranked nation in the world, Chinese Taipei at the Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City in the first of three games.

The New Zealand Senior Men’s team – otherwise known as the Diamondblacks – have leapfrogged more than 50 nations to become a Top 28 baseball nation in the world. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (Rialto, 8.30pm)
If only I had the Rialto Channel, I would be watching this with great interest. For those of you who do, though, it’s a 2011 documentary by director Nick Broomfield. He goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for an unauthorised perspective on one of America’s most polarising politicians.

Downton Abbey (Prime, 8.35pm)
On tonight’s episode, Edith’s big day finally arrives. Will her enthusiasm convince her family that Strallan’s age does not matter? Meanwhile, it’s the end of the line for Downton’s finances, and Mary takes charge.  Continue reading »

Leland Orser and Patrick St. Esprit join Revolution
Revolution has two new cast members: Leland Orser, from the Taken movie franchise and ER, and Patrick St. Esprit, from Sons Of Anarchy, have joined the show. Orser will play John Sanborn, a tense scientist who loves to build weapons; and Esprit will play Wayne Ramsey, a tough leader in the rebel resistance against Gen. Monroe.

Nicholas Sparks working on new TV projects
Author Nicholas Sparks, who has seen several of his novels turned into films already, including The Notebook, A Walk To Remember, Dear John, and The Last Song, is now going to be executive producer for several new TV projects:  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revolution: 43430 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 33540 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Cougar Town: 30980 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Criminal Minds: 26930 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Game Of Thrones: 25410 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:45pm) Continue reading »