I’m planning on watching One Born Every Minute

I’m quite excited about the new series of One Born Every Minute starting at 9.30pm on TV One tonight. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at babies being born in a British hospital’s maternity ward. It’s highly likely to make me cry, particularly because I have a one-year-old, so it wasn’t too long ago that she was born into this world.

As many other mothers (and some fathers, too, I’m sure!) will attest, once you have had a baby, suddenly everything becomes a lot more emotional…and that is certainly the case for me. Sad ads on TV make me cry, happy ads on TV make me cry, a piece of music that I associate with my little girl being a baby makes me cry….and don’t even get me started on the animal shows on TV! Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Missing: 46160 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 23000 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. 2012 Olympics London Closing: 22770 (PRIME, 7:50am – 11:35am)
  4. Unforgettable: 19380 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Private Practice: 19270 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

Sopranos reunion on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is making a kids’ movie that will reunite four cast members from The Sopranos. The film, Nicky Deuce, will star Michael Imperioli (Christopher), Steve Schirripa (Bobby), Tony Sirico (Paulie) and Vincent Curatola (Johnny Sack).

Nicki Minaj in talks to join Idol

Speculation is rife that Nicki Minaj will be joining American Idol as a judge, as sources say that she is currently deep in talks with Fox (who make the show), to work out a deal. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 679,150 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 670,860 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 663,730 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 622,530 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Force: 593,070 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Jenner to make acting debut

Kendall Jenner, the half-sister of the Kardashians, has landed a guest role on Hawaii Five-0. The 16-year-old will be making her acting debut on the show.

Mentalist actress sues

An actress on The Mentalist has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros Television over sexual harassment on the set of the series. The background actress said she faced “a daily barrage of sexually based comments and unsuitable conduct”. Continue reading »

While they may have received the required “yeses” from the judges, the top New Zealand’s Got Talent acts are still waiting to hear if they will advance to the semi-finals.

The selection process doesn’t appear to be as cut and dried as first thought, with a unanimous decision from the three judges not necessarily guaranteeing you a spot on the show.

Blind 47-year-old contestant Marie Jayet found out two weeks after she had received a standing ovation and three emphatic yeses from the judges that she would not be in the semi-finals. Continue reading »

Hearing the word “vagina” on New Zealand TV this year may have ruffled a few feathers among the public but the Broadcasting Standards Authority doesn’t appear to be fazed.

The BSA has this week rejected complaints against the ad for Carefree Acti-fresh Panty Liners that used “vagina” and “discharge” in the same sentence.

Several complaints were submitted to the BSA regarding the use of the words, with one complainant saying: “I have a 9-year-old who is up until 8pm-8.30 and he definitely does not need to hear words like that.” Continue reading »

Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith) vs Cora’s mother Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine).

I’m planning on watching The Newsroom and Masterchef USA

Hurray! Finally we get to see episode two of The Newsroom, tonight at 8.30pm on Soho. After watching the ‘sneak peek’ episode back in July, it felt a bit mean making us wait until now to see the second episode, but oh well, that time has come.

On the episode, Mac asserts her control of the News Night rundown; Jim takes a fall for Maggie; and a breakup secret gets out. Can’t wait.

The Kiwi duo of Simon and Meg are out to prove their worth on tonight’s episode of My Kitchen Rules (7.30pm, TV2). Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Sunday Theatre: 11530 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 11320 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. 60 Minutes: 11210 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: 10730 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 10550 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »