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Welcome to Series Two of House Rules, from the makers of My Kitchen Rules.

I really enjoy this show because even the team who finishes last still walks away with a renovated house. That is more than you can guarantee on The Block or Mitre Ten Dream Home. Last year there were some cracker couples – that older lady Michelle who constantly yelled “STEEEEEEEVO” was a hoot. I am sure the producers have found a good bunch for this season too.

The premise is pretty simple for the unfamiliar – “Six teams from around Australia put their own homes on the line and their renovation skills to the test to try and win a mortgage free life on HOUSE RULES” – (Thanks House Rules website).

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Phil Miller (Will Forte) was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank — now he’s humanity’s last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much?

Based on the Dutch hit of the same name, UTOPIA is a bold new series that moves 15 everyday Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location — for an entire year — and challenges them to create their own civilization. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos?

Based on a best-selling novel and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”), WAYWARD PINES is an intense, mind-bending 10-episode thriller starring Academy Award nominee Matt Dillon (“Crash”) as a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID. Every step closer to the truth makes him question if he will ever get out of Wayward Pines alive. The all-star cast also includes Academy and Emmy Award winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”), Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”), Carla Gugino (“Entourage”), Shannyn Sossamon (“How to Make It in America”), Toby Jones (the “Harry Potter” franchise) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”).

The world of ancient Egypt — a time of magic, Pharaohs, gods and thieves — lives again in FOX’s new adventure series HIEROGLYPH.

I am amazed that this is going to be only the third time the All Blacks have played on US soil. Will it screen on free to air or will American’s have to pay to watch it live like the rest of us?

Quickflix_throng_200x175Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

Must Watch:

House Rules (TV3, 7:30pm)
The new season gets underway tonight. Roger is back with his recaps of the show so check back at Throng afterwards to discuss the season premiere.

Last Resort (Four, 8:40pm)
Any show that was filmed in Hawaii is compulsory viewing in our house. Despite being a couple of years old, Last Resort is a good watch if you need a bit of action in your primetime viewing.

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Welcome to EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hit-maker Timbaland.