Tim Groser on the ETS with Rachel Smalley, John Hartevelt and Alex Tarrant in an extended intevriew.

Natasha Smith investigates a property development row in Christchurch which has seen Gerry Brownleee being accused of backroom deals and another MP receiving large donations after he tried to introduce legislation to help one of the developers.

Brian Edwards and Bill Ralston will be joine don the media panel by Auckland barrister Gary Gotlieb to talk abvout supression in criminal cases.

Saturday  July 7 9.30am and Sunday July 8 8.00am on TV3.

Jaime Ridge’s fight against Rosanna Arkle last week will be included in the TV3 reality show she is filming with her mother, Sally.

The Herald is reporting that the rumoured reality show The Ridges is a go, with a six-episode series set to be screened on TV3 in the next couple of months.

“It will reveal the private lives of a mother and daughter who are in the public eye and will follow them while they renovate their Herne Bay house,” a TV3 rep said. Continue reading »

Sky TV has copped a slap on the wrist from the Commerce Commission for accidentally overcharging around 2500 customers.

Sky was running a promotion where customers could sign up to one of its premium services for a month for only $1 but an error in the automated telephone system caused customers to be charged up to $25 instead.

2634 Sky customers were overcharged as the telephone system had not been updated with the correct pricing information. Continue reading »

Sleeping Beauty and Mulan cast on Once Upon a Time

The second season of Once Upon a Time will include new characters Mulan and Sleeping Beauty. Mulan will be played by Hangover 2 actress Jamie Chung, and Sleeping Beauty/Princess Aurora will be played by The Tudors actress Sarah Bolger.

Andy Griffith’s cause of death revealed

It has been revealed that Andy Griffith’s cause of death was a heart attack. He died recently, aged 86. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Once Upon A Time: 38860 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 36520 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:10pm)
  3. Upstairs Downstairs: 33140 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 27550 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. True Blood: 24060 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 10:50pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Glee, Rain and Vera

It’s Nationals on Glee tonight! Oh I hope the New Directions win, although it always annoys me that they go into these competitions having barely decided what songs they’re going to do, let alone having rehearsed them.

As a former high-school choir girl myself, I can tell you that these sorts of competitions required months of work leading up to them! But I guess seeing the same song rehearsed over and over again wouldn’t make for very good television. Ah well. Lindsey Lohan guest stars as one of the judges on tonight’s episode. Continue reading »

Your Friday funny: It’s a feast of fails!

Most watched

  1. One News: 624,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 561,640 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 495,390 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 478,660 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 462,290 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Name: Rawinia Newton

Job Title: Director of Advertising Sales at SKY TV

What does your job entail?
On a day-to-day basis it entails working with our awesome sales team to generate advertising and sponsorship revenue.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
The Killing, True Blood and Modern Family

Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
The new CBS show Elementary … or Game of Thrones season 3. Continue reading »

Sherlock actor to guest on The Simpsons

Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has scored himself a cameo role on The Simpsons. “I heard there was a part going in an episode,” he said. “I said, ‘I hate to muscle in here guys but could I record it?’ Next thing, I’m standing in a room with all those famous voices; Bart, Marge, Homer, Lisa.”

Clarkson becomes Idol’s highest selling singer

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ has become the biggest selling American Idol single of all time. The single has surpassed Carrie Underwood’s ‘Before He Cheats’. Continue reading »