Must watch:

Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind (Discovery, 7.30pm)
Explore the mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed assassin behind the 2011 Norway shooting spree, in which 77 people were killed.

Crownies (Prime, 9.30pm)
Crownies follows five young lawyers as they face the pressures of a fast-paced workplace, combined with the pressures of modern single life.

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Brendan Fraser to star in new TV pilot
Brendan Fraser, the star of The Mummy film franchise, is going to be starring in a new pilot called Legends, from the executive producer of Homeland. Fraser will play Martin Odum, a deep-cover agent who has the power to become a different person for each job he does.

Bret Michaels to host series on the Travel Channel
Musician Bret Michaels is going to be hosting a new series on the Travel Channel called Rock My RV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will “feature a team of skilled, custom RV designers and fabricators who transform travellers’ ordinary RVs into the most outrageous mobile mansions on the road.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 32840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 31640 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  3. Embarrassing Bodies: 28650 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. The X Factor USA: 24760 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Doctor Who: 24370 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

With Petra Bagust announcing that she is leaving Breakfast at the end of 2012, TVNZ find themselves in the familiar postion of having to find a replacement for her.

In the comments below, tell us who you’d like to see paired up with Rawdon Christie as the new co-host or name a completely different pairing that you’d like to see on the early morning TV show.

Most watched

  1. One News: 659,110 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Motorway Patrol: 594,680 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 578,190 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 539,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Embarrassing Bodies: 463,790 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Gareth Neame is the executive producer on Downton Abbey.

In many ways being the man in charge of Britain’s current most successful television export should be an easy job two series in. But Downton Abbey just keeps getting bigger and that means Gareth Neame, the man who is everything from the second pair of eyes on each and every script to the ambassador for what has become a global brand, has got his work cut out.

“We had this extraordinary phenomenon in the first season. Then in the second season we had a 20-25 percent increase in the ratings and during the course of series two we saw the whole global phenomenon take off – all of the US awards and the rolling out of the show across the world. In the course of the last year we’ve seen the huge success it’s had in America – so we have this very hot property. But it’s one that has to be loved and cherished. We’re now one of the best-loved and well-known TV shows on the planet and we have to protect it. Continue reading »

TV One’s Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has announced that she is leaving the show at the end of the year.

The announcement was made live on air this morning and will end her short two year run on the program.

“I’ve loved taking on the challenge of Breakfast, 2011 was the biggest news year in a decade, and it was a privilege going live to the country three hours a morning, keeping Kiwis informed and trying to help make sense of natural disasters like the Christchurch earthquake, Japan’s quake and tsunami,” said Bagust. Continue reading »

From the moment that The Ridges was announced, the expectation as to the quality of the show was fairly low.  While the show debuted to reasonable ratings with an average audience of 325,130 viewers, the numbers fell week after week after week until Jaime Ridge stepped into the ring to play fisty-cuffs with The GC‘s Rosanna Arkle, more than doubling the previous week’s low point to just shy of 300,000.

While the critics lambasted the poor socialites, in another corner of the television world the decry over the investment into current affairs continued. Continue reading »

On Thursday November 1, FOUR is bringing viewers all the action from the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at the Vector Arena.

FOUR’s coverage kicks off at 8:00pm with the The Mentos Red Carpet Special.  Hosts Guy Williams (Jono and Ben at Ten) and Sharyn Casey (FOUR Live) bring viewers exclusive interviews with the who’s who ofNew Zealand music.

The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards starts at 8:30pm. For the second consecutive year TV3’s comedic force Ben Boyce (Jono and Ben at Ten) and FOUR’s music and fashion guru Shannon Ryan are hosting. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Downton Abbey (Prime, 8.30pm)
Hurray! I’m so happy this wonderful show is back for a new season. On this episode, Cora’s mother sweeps into Downton for Mary and Matthew’s wedding, but will they make it to the altar? Plus, Robert’s shocking news brings financial worries to the fore.

The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30pm)
The auditions at the judges’ houses continue, as the contestants try their hardest to be chosen for the next round.  Continue reading »