paul-giamattiAmerican actor Paul Giamatti will join Downton Abbey’s fourth season later this year.

Giamatti will join the scattering of Americans on the cast, playing the role of Harold Levinson, the “maverick playboy” brother of Cora (Elizabeth McGivern) and the son of Martha (Shirley MacLaine).

Carnival Films’ managing director, Gareth Neame said: “We’re excited that Paul Giamatti will be joining us on Downton to play Cora’s brother Harold, the rather free-spirited uncle to Mary and Edith. Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport has confirmed their coverage of The Ashes this winter.

The five-match test series between England and Australia will begin on Wednesday, July 10 on Sky Sport 3 and run through until Wednesday, August 21. Continue reading »

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The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln says he isn’t bothered by the show’s lack of Emmy recognition so far. While the series has received two Emmys, it has never been nominated in the writing or acting categories.

Veteran TV producer dies

Veteran TV producer Gary David Goldberg has passed away at the age of 68. The producer was best known for creating the likes of Family Ties and Spin City. Continue reading »

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Last night we went to a bad movie, tonight one of the acts go home.  Despite them not being that great, I really hope Gap5 stay in the competition.

Daniel let his arrogance run rife and mocked Mel saying how hard it must be having an act in the bottom two every week.

Stan gets mocked by Mel for crying before he snaps and defensively tells her that she’s cried during the show too. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Arthur: 47650 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  2. Packed to the Rafters: 35790 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 32740 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:10pm)
  4. Die Hard 4.0: 22420 (TV3, 8:45pm – 11:25pm)
  5. Prometheus: 20690 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

NIKDaredevil or freak (you decide) Nik Wallenda will bid to become the first man to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope today, LIVE at 12pm on The Discovery Channel, admitting failure will make great TV.

The record-breaker has said he will wear no harness for the stunt, but he will be rigged up with multiple cameras and microphones.
There will be a seven to 10-second delay on a live broadcast by the Discovery Channel but Wallenda, a seventh generation member of the Flying Wallendas circus family, admits a mishap would doubtless boost ratings. Continue reading »

Two new milestones were set last week for TV One’s 7pm current affairs show Seven Sharp. Firstly, Monday night saw the show pick up its highest rating episode since debut with an average audience of 465,870 viewers.  This result gave TV One a nice boost for the overall weekly viewership with a 7% jump up to a new record of 416,418 average viewers per episode.

Campbell Live also had a good week, picking up 8% with an average audience per episode of 356,482 viewers.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 847,560 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 600,750 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The X Factor: 431,200 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:40pm)
  4. The Food Truck: 404,380 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Packed to the Rafters: 377,890 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

GameofThrones AryaGame of Thrones most-pirated

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Game of Thrones was the most-pirated TV show of the US spring, according to TorrentFreak. The drama topped the list ahead of The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

Anger Management casting new role

Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management series has put out a casting call for a replacement for Selma Blair, who was dumped from the show last week. The new role has been written for a “sexy” Latina or white actress to play a psychiatrist to help Sheen’s character. Continue reading »