With just over a week until SKY Sport and Prime start Olympic coverage with the live Women’s Football preliminary match on July 26 featuring New Zealand v Great Britain, I thought it might be helpful to send a snapshot of the SKY channels.

Using your SKY remote, the dedicated Olympic channels will follow after SKY Sport 3 by simply using the SKY remote to scroll up. Prime’s continuous Olympic coverage will remain on Channel 4. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 39730 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 32220 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 31880 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 29540 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Castle: 25900 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching All the Queen’s Horses, Police Ten 7 and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

It’s a bit of a royal entertainment extravaganza tonight, as Prime screens All the Queen’s Horses: A Diamond Jubilee Special, at 7.30pm.

Narrators including Dame Helen Mirren and Martin Clunes take the audience through the 261 overseas visits that the Queen has undertaken during her reign.

Then, over 550 horses and more than 1200 performers (including Joss Stone, Il Divo and Susan Boyle) take to the arena to showcase the traditional dances and horse displays from each country in front of the Queen. Crikey. Continue reading »

New role for Paget Brewster

Criminal Minds alum Paget Brewster will appear on the two-hour season 14 premiere of Law and Order: SVU as the head of Public Integrity Unit at the District Attorney’s office.

Cast shakeup for Unforgettable

Revived drama Unforgettable is set for a few cast changes for season two. Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin have signed on for the new season, but Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Dava Vaidya won’t be returning. Continue reading »

Each day this week, the contestants from The Block NZ will answer one question related to the show.

What’s your most treasured possession in your house?

Rachel and Tyson:
It would have to be our collection of mirrors.

Ben and Libby:
Ben: My hard drive of photos. So many memories you could never replace.
Libby: I’m pretty fond of my vintage dressmaker’s mannequin that houses all my (many!) colourful necklaces. I also have some artwork from my travels that would be hard to replace. Continue reading »

TV interviewer tries to talk to a seemingly asleep interviewee…

Most watched

  1. One News: 709,980 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 651,470 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 595,000 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 543,240 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 524,060 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Next Underbelly to be set in Melbourne

The next season of Aussie crime drama Underbelly will be set in Melbourne and based around the infamous early 1900’s gangster Squizzy Taylor.

No Breaking Bad movie any time soon

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has played down talk of a movie spin-off, saying it is unlikely to happen any time soon. “If we’ve got enough story left over for a movie then, then who am I to say no?” he said. “But I can tell you it’s not on my mind in the least little way at the moment.” Continue reading »

Sonny Bill Williams – the most talked about person in New Zealand sport – makes a special guest appearance on Code, filmed live at Maori Television tonight, Thursday July 19 at 8.30pm.

The Code team – anchor Jenny-May Coffin and celebrity rugby and league co-hosts Glen “Oz” Osborne, Awen Guttenbeil, Wairangi Koopu, Karl Te Nana and Liam Messam find out about Sonny Bill’s career since he debuted in 2004, aged 18, for the first grade Canterbury Bulldogs teams in the NRL.

Later that year Sonny Bill’s rapid rise to sports stardom continued when he appeared as the youngest Bulldog to play in a Grand Final…a championship ring capped off a remarkable breakthrough year for the player who would soon become known simply as SBW. Continue reading »