XfactorlogoFinal two X Factor NZ judges named

The final two X Factor NZ judges have been named by TV3. Former All Saints singer Melanie Blatt and kiwi singer Ruby Frost will join the previously announced Stan Walker and Daniel Bedingfield. Full story here.

Duffy says Hagman will get sensitive Dallas send-off

Dallas actor Patrick Duffy has said that former co-star Larry Hagman will be given a “sensitive” send-off on the show. Duffy said: “We’ll be dealing with the situation [of Larry's passing] in a really artistically sensitive, correct way. In lesser hands – more commercial hands, if you will – my fear is that it might not have been done nearly so well.” Continue reading »

Californication2013The often controversial Californication has been renewed for another season by the Showtime network.

The series, which follows the drunken adventures of David Duchovny’s troubled novelist Hank Moody, will return for a seventh season.

Season six is currently airing in the US and is proving a fan favourite, averaging 3.1 million per episode, which is up 21 per cent on last season.

Showtime has also renewed Shameless and House of Lies for new seasons. Continue reading »

ENTOURAGE2013The green light has been given for an Entourage movie.

Vinnie Chase and his crew are returning for a one-off outing on the big screen two years after the show wrapped its eighth and final season.

Warner Bros. has given the go-ahead for the movie, which will be directed and written by the series creator Doug Ellin and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.

Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven are all starting to negotiate deals to reprise their roles. Continue reading »

WalkingDeadAppIf you want to play dead, now you can.

The AMC network has released an official Walking Dead app that turns ordinary photos of you into Walker pics.

Best of all, it’s free.

HomelandCarrieOn an entertainment level, a lot of people would agree that Homeland really hits the mark but it should come as no surprise that in terms of accurately portraying the intelligence community, it appears to leave a lot to be desired.

“At the very least the show is entertaining, albeit very very unrealistic” is how one actual intelligence analyst described the drama series.

“[No TV show] really gets intelligence work right, and the reason is because intelligence work makes for boring TV. A “real” spy [show] would probably involve lots of Powerpoint presentations, and lots of people huddled over computers (still running windows xp) with empty cans of Redbull/Monster surrounding them.”

They also pointed to the character of Carrie (Claire Danes) as being highly unrealistic, given some of her actions on the show. Continue reading »

The first full show rehearsal for new TVNZ current affairs programme Seven Sharp took place earlier tonight.

The show’s supervising producer Mauricio Olmedo-Perez tweeted a photo of the presenters on set with the caption: “First proper full show rehearsal tonight went pretty well, we are almost ready.”

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How many people are excited about a fourth season of Masterchef? Continue reading »

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Our money is on Natasha Bedingfield.

1. Cancel long running series that has close to twice as many viewers as the competitor

2. Come up with a silly name

3. Be vague about the new format Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: 35990 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Africa: 33200 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  3. NCIS: Los Angeles: 32320 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Block: 22130 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Ali G Indahouse: 12780 (FOUR, 8:30pm – 10:20pm) Continue reading »