I’m planning on watching Hamish And Andy’s Caravan of Courage and the MTV Video Music Awards

Friday night TV is rather uninspiring at the moment, if I’m being honest. I will give Hamish And Andy’s Caravan of Courage (TV3, 7.30pm) a go, mostly because I like seeing the beautiful Irish scenery! Hamish and Andy take their van to their ancestral home – the isles of Great Britain and Ireland.

There’s another new episode of Would I Lie To You? tonight, also on TV3, at 9.30pm. This show is okay…but in my opinion it’s not a patch on the much funnier 7 Days, which usually screens in that slot. Continue reading »

Tina Fey to voice character on The Simpsons

Tina Fey (30 Rock) will voice a teacher on The Simpsons in an upcoming episode. She’ll play Ms Cantwell, a substitute teacher who (gasp!) gives Lisa a B on an assignment.

Ryan Lochte to do cameo on 30 Rock

US swimmer Ryan Lochte is apparently making the most of his time in the spotlight, as he’s now been booked in to do a cameo on 30 Rock. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 629,800 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 520,920 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 491,790 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 488,140 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 477,900 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Ricci to guest on The Good Wife

Christina Ricci will reportedly make a guest appearance in The Good Wife’s fourth season. “More casting from #thegoodwife! Christina Ricci will guest star as a controversial comedienne needing Lockhart/Gardner’s help,” the official CBS Twitter feed said.

De Niro making Good Shepherd TV series

Robert De Niro is developing a TV based on his 2006 film The Good Shepherd. The film centred on the birth of counter-intelligence in the CIA. Continue reading »

Prior to Rachel & Tyson’s house going to auction, they sat in the green room and told host Mark Richardson that as long as they came away with $50, their son Otis would be happy as he knew that was about the cost of a trip for them to go to the movies together.

As the auctioneer started the bidding, the reserve price of $798,000 flashed on the screen.  While all of the bidders in the room at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel were locked inside and unaware of what the reserve prices were, one solitary bidder was on the phone to a client who had access to a TV.  When the bidding reached $795,000 it was still shy of reserve.  With the advantage of knowing the reserve, the bid was made for not $1,000 more, or $2,000 but $3,000.  That bid secured the house for the buyer. Continue reading »

Now that The Block NZ has finished, here’s what your Wednesday night viewing on TV3 looks like:

Following sell out performances in Australia and the UK, Adventurer Bear Grylls will present his live stage show in New Zealand late November.

Bear Grylls has become one of the most recognised faces of adventure worldwide. He is the star of the global hit TV show Man vs. Wild and the author of fourteen books, including the number one bestseller Mud Sweat & Tears.

During the 2 hour live show Bear will share his experiences of survival in some of the world’s toughest jungles, mountains and deserts. Audiences will see footage and hear stories from his time with the SAS, the French Foreign Legion, Everest and many more of Bear’s hair-raising adventures. Continue reading »

- Hamish Bohannan, CEO Bathurst Mining on the future for coal mining in NZ. Can Bathurst succeed where Solid Energy appears to be failing?

- Maori – Pakeha water management in practice. In advance of the big water hui ext week, Natasha Smith, investigates how the co-management of the Waikato River works.

- Southland Mayor, Frana Cardno; Clutha District Mayor, Bryan Cadogan and Ashburton Mayor, Angus McKay on why Gerry Brownlee was wrong last weekend on “The Nation” on funding for provincial roads. Continue reading »

Tonight’s live blog of The Block NZ finale and live auction is coming to you from the Rendezvous Grand Hotel in Auckland.

There are a lot of people here tonight for the auction and I’ve heard two lots of figures in regards to the number of bidders.  One was that there were over 450 bidders who registered while another stated that there were at least 10 for each house.

The auction will be live tonight while other aspects of tonight’s show have been pre-recorded. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 38010 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Strike Back: 20340 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Cougar Town: 17280 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Rescue Special Operations: 15740 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Slap: 15670 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:50pm) Continue reading »