Minaj announces reality series

Nicki Minaj has announced she will be featuring in a new three-part E! reality series Nicki Minaj: My Truth. The singer tweeted recently about the show: “u guys are going to go crazzzzyyyyy when you see it.”

Klein to feature in new pilot

American Pie actor Chris Klein has signed up for a new untitled pilot project for the Fox network in the US. Klein will play a character based on talent agent Brandt Joel in the comedy that is being produced by Entourage duo Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Continue reading »

The Broadcasting Standards Authority had not upheld complaints against Close Up regarding a piece on the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

The March 2012 item focussed on a former member of the church, X, who said that she had made several large donations to the church that left her in a position of financial hardship.

Complaints were made by the church and two viewers who believed the item to be unfair and unbalanced. They also argued that the story breached the privacy of the church’s members, including X. Continue reading »

TVNZ has upheld a complaint against TV One’s Breakfast after Mike Tyson swore during an interview.

A viewer complained following the phone interview with the former boxer, after Tyson said “I didn’t do that f****** crime” when asked about his 1991 rape conviction by Rawdon Christie on October 2.

Christie and co-presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross apologised for the use of the language later in the show, explaining that the interview was live. Continue reading »

All Sky customers now have access to TVNZ audio description information when viewing TV One (high definition) and TV2 (standard and high definition).

The audio descriptions greatly enhance TV for vision impaired New Zealanders by providing details about what is happening on screen, eg: “John looks shocked as he sees them embrace and kiss passionately”.

Sky spokeswoman Kirsty Way said Sky had been working on the launch for several months,

“We have invested around $50,000 to enable all Sky customers’ access to TVNZ audio descriptions which have been created with NZ On Air funding.” Continue reading »

Hot off the satellite, Prime has secured the rights to screen The World According To Lance Armstrong, the ABC documentary where Australia’s award-winning current affairs journalist Quentin McDermott reports on allegations surrounding the disgraced cyclist, talking to people who worked for him, rode with him and some who raced against him.

This one-hour special has exclusive footage of Armstrong being deposed in 2005 due to the drug allegations he faced, and also includes the deposition of New Zealander Stephen Swart, a former team mate of Armstrong.

Armstrong maintains he has never used performance enhancing drugs. He claims he has never tested positive in hundreds of drug tests. Many who know him well now say he is lying. Continue reading »

Must watch:

New Girl (Four, 8pm)
New episodes are back from tonight. After spending a wild night out with Cece and her model friends, Jess jumps in the driver’s seat when she must fill in for Cece at a car show.

The Mentalist (TV2, 8.35pm)
Jane and the CBI team try to narrow down the list of suspects when a wealthy salesman with terminal cancer is found murdered. Meanwhile, Cho is forced to face his demons.  Continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy halts filming of TV shows
Hurricane Sandy has stopped the filming of many shows that are based on the east coast of the US. They include, Person Of Interest, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law And Order: SVU, Smash, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others which aren’t on New Zealand screens. It’s also closed cinemas and live shows in many areas. Some networks are also postponing new episodes of shows by one week. These shows include How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Mike And Molly, Gossip Girl, and 90210.

Anderson Cooper’s show cancelled
Anderson Live has been cancelled. It was only in its second year of production, but low ratings has meant it won’t be returning next year. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Private Practice: 39650 (TV2, 10:00pm – 11:00pm)
  2. Homeland: 38340 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 31810 (TV2, 9:05pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 18290 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Californication: 18150 (TV3, 9:40pm – 10:50pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. The Force: 785,670 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Border Patrol: 776,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. One News: 624,480 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 587,310 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Beyond The Darklands: 572,180 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Mark Richardson is a SKY Sport cricket commentator, and a presenter on The Crowd Goes Wild.

What are you most looking forward to for the upcoming cricket season?
The England Tour. This is a big tour for New Zealand. Playing England is always a special occasion, as England is country that still rates test results highly. Success against England will earn our team world respect.

What is your most memorable moment from watching cricket on TV as a kid?
The underarm match. My dad went crazy and I cried…never seen my dad so upset at the telly.  Continue reading »