Most watched

  1. One News: 725,820 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 583,280 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  3. The Force: 530,370 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 518,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 496,960 (TV2, 8:05pm – 9:20pm) Continue reading »

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Poor Fletcher Mills.

24-224 return confirmed

The return of 24 has been officially confirmed by Fox network president. Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to reprise his role as Jack Bauer in the 12-episode limited series titled 24: Live Another Day.

Bean keen on Game of Thrones return

Sean Bean says that even though he was killed off Game of Thrones, he would love to reprise his role if it was relevant to the books. When asked about it, he said: “I hope so. Maybe even as a zombie? It would be nice to come back, if it’s relevant to the books, and do a few days. It would be nice to see everybody and it’s a great show.” Continue reading »

There is an element of reality TV talent shows that says it doesn’t matter who the judges put through because they only need one winner.  On the one hand, producers will want a fairly diverse group of finalists.  On the other, whoever makes it through is purely there to make up the numbers.

While the judges have their own agenda to win on The X Factor, the reality is only one of their three acts can.  Who you put through then becomes a case of, can I take them to the top or are they the collateral damage that gives my preferred act an extra week to improve against the rest?

With this in mind, let’s take a look at the decisions. Continue reading »

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This post updates:

First up to learn their fate tonight are Gap5.  They are through!

Next up to learn their fates are Anabac, Voltech and Moorhouse.  Anabac and Voltech are out.  Of course Moorhouse are in the finals.

Finally is comes down to TYP and L.O.V.E. TYP are told they’re not ready so L.O.V.E make it through to the finals.

First up for the Overs is Anna Wilson, Jessie Matthews and Bryan Townley.  Jessie is cut.  Bryan is cut.  Anna Wilson is through.

Taye Williams is up next.  He is through to the finals.

Finally are Grace Ikanasio and Maka Fiso.  Grace is going home and Maka is through to the finals.

First up for the boys is Whenua Patuwai. He is through.

Next up, Tom Batchelor, Taiaroa Nehu and Liam Kennedy-Clark learn their fate.  Liam and Taiaroa are cut.  Tom is through though.

Finally, Benny Tipene and Fletcher Mills.  Benny is through.

And lastly the girls find out what’s what.

Oriana Faunu, Eden, Findlay Robertson and Maddie Bradley.  Oriana is out.  As is Maddie Bradley. Eden is through. Findlay Robertson is also cut.

Cassie Henderson is not missing out on a spot in the finals.

And then there were Aotea Beazley and Jackie Thomas.  Aotea is going home.  Jackie is in.

The Groups:
Gap 5
Moorhouse
L.O.V.E

The Overs:
Anna Wilson
Taye Williams
Maka Fiso

The Boys:
Whenua Patuwai
Tom Batchelor
Benny Tipene

The Girls:
Eden
Cassie Henderson
Jackie Thomas

DoctorWhoMattSmithThe final episode of Doctor Who has been leaked early in the US after a DVD blunder.

The episode entitled ‘The Name of the Doctor’ – which is due to air in the UK next weekend – was accidentally released early as part of the ‘Series 7 Part 2’ Blu-ray that was dispatched ahead of schedule.

Fans who had pre-ordered the boxset received it before the final two episodes had been screened on TV.

The official Doctor Who Twitter feed urged fans not to ruin it for others: “Some US DVDs of this series have gone out early. The #DoctorWho team would be hugely grateful if fans helped keep spoilers off the net.” Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TVNZ has today announced John Gillespie as its new Head of News and Current Affairs.

TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick says it’s extremely pleasing to appoint a leader with an unquestioned commitment to New Zealand and to TVNZ.

“John is well-known and respected in the industry for his editorial experience and has a thorough understanding of the multi-media environment our news team now works in.

“Because he knows our organisation so well we expect John to make a smooth leadership transition and there’ll be no loss of momentum as we further develop New Zealand’s most watched news and current affairs service.” Continue reading »

The first trailer for the new Arrested Development season has been released.

The new episodes will all debut on Netflix on May 26 in some parts of the world. Unfortunately, we’ll have to find some other way to watch them.

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Should we be surprised if Mr Bedingfield is being escorted into the finals by 4 young girls instead of 3?