Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Embarrassing Bodies: 45730 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Bones: 32550 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 19220 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 14130 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Men In Black 3: 13950 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 31020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Glee: 20310 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Undercover Boss: 20000 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Ross Kemp Extreme World: 18110 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Unsung Heroes: 13270 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 587,700 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 577,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 456,800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Patrol: 415,700 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Random Breath Testing: 410,960 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

The Claire Danes “cry face” meme did the rounds last year and it appears we’re not done with it just yet.

American website CollegeHumor has released a new “Homeland RPG” video that parodies the show and its characters, especially Danes and her “cry face”.

jonfavreau2Iron Man director boards About A Boy pilot

Iron Man director Jon Favreau will direct the pilot for a new US series based on About A Boy. The comedy will pull material from the Nicholas Hornby novel of the same name as well as the 2002 Hugh Grant movie.

50 Cent working  on cartoon

50 Cent is developing a new cartoon that will be based on his childhood. The project – which would follow a mischievous young boy who gets into trouble with his family – is said to be close to being picked up to pilot by Fox. Continue reading »

Super Bowl ads are such a big deal in the US that Samsung has released a teaser for theirs.

The company has enlisted Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd for their 120-second Super Bowl ad and the pair feature in this minute-long teaser where they pitch ideas to use. Continue reading »

himym2012The worst kept secret in TV has finally come out.

After months of speculation How I Met Your Mother has officially been renewed for a ninth and final season.

While several cast members have said in the past that the show was definitely returning, the CBS network had yet to make the official announcement until now.

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement: “Through eight years, How I Met Your Mother has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch-phrases. We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television’s most mysterious mother to some of TV’s most passionate fans.” Continue reading »

I guess it takes one to know one.

anna_kinston-robyn-malcolmWe sat down to watch the pilot of Agent Anna on the weekend, excited at the prospect of Robyn Malcolm’s return to the small screen after her epic performance over six incredible seasons of Outrageous Fortune.  TVNZ had pegged the show quite closely to OF in its description as the story of an embattled solo mum who is down on her luck and turns to the world of real estate to reverse her fortunes but it is there that the comparisons end.

Malcolm wanted to play a different type of character to the Westie mum Cheryl West.

Anna (my character) was built on the idea that I wanted to play someone who had no hint of hero about her at all.

And hero Anna most certainly is not. Continue reading »