Kristin Chenoweth leaving The Good Wife

Kristin Chenoweth signed on for a recurring role as a political reporter on The Good Wife, but is now leaving the show, due to an injury she suffered on the set in July, when she was hit on the head by scaffolding.

Chenoweth said in a statement: “It is with deep regret to inform everyone that due to my injuries, I am unable to return to The Good Wife. [I'm] getting better slowly, and thank you everyone for your concern.”  Continue reading »

Great news local celebrity and reality tv viewers! Sally and Jamie’s new show The Ridges is coming to TV3 next month.

The six-part, 30 minute fly-on-the-wall series will no doubt deliver the same love/hate comments as The GC did earlier in the year.

Ridge has TV executives counting on the fact we don’t have to like her, we just have to watch her. They predict that we’ll tune in in droves.

We can’t wait!

Most watched

  1. One News: 725,290 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 705,240 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 684,440 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Force: 658,060 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 540,890 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

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I can’t imagine anyone will be letting him write his Prime News scripts anytime soon.

There is more good news this morning for TVNZ7 fans as NZ On Air has committed funding, in principle, for Back Benches to run on Prime.

Back Benches looks set to live on after the demise of TVNZ7 with NZ On Air committing funding “in principle” to the programme running on Prime.

NZ On Air spokeswoman Gina Rogers said the agency was having talks with Prime about its financial contribution to the show. Continue reading »

In her not so subtle way, Julie Christie has said what most of us already knew, that TVNZ7 could have been saved – with some clever integration.  Being clever is a trait that left that building long before Rick Ellis did.

Christie believes that the channel could have used TVNZ’s local programming that typically aired in poor time slots on TV One and TV2, in primetime on TVNZ7.

Christie asks, “What are your choices at 7pm? It’s current affairs or Shortland St. What would you rather have?” The smart arse may reply The Crowd Goes Wild, but you get her point.  TVNZ have a vast catalogue of content and a there is a good amount of it that is funded by the taxpayer already but is barely seen due to being tucked away late in the evening.  It would make absolute sense to have that content available elsewhere at a more reasonable hour but there are commercial realities at stake.

Interestingly, Media7 has now been picked up by TV3 and become Media3 while there seems to be a fairly good chance that Backbenches will be heading to Prime.  Can anyone name a show from TVNZ7 that TVNZ are picking up?

 

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. My Kitchen Rules: 15100 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. 60 Minutes: 12480 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Modern Family: 12410 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. I Love You, Man: 11610 (TV3, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Sunday Theatre: 10790 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:15pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Grey’s Anatomy and America’s Next Top Model

Grey’s Anatomy fans, rejoice! The new season starts tonight at 8.35pm on TV2. After reading a few spoilers, I know much of what is to come this season, as probably many of you do too, but it will no doubt be an enjoyable season to watch anyway.

On tonight’s episode: The careers and relationships of Seattle Grace’s finest hang in the balance – who will sink and who will shine?

If you’ve been watching America’s Next Top Model: Brit Invasion (like I have!) then you’ll probably be intrigued by the sound of tonight’s episode. Continue reading »

Say goodbye to Ridge Forrester

After more than two decades of playing Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, actor Ronn Moss is leaving the show, reportedly over salary issues. He has played the character since the show’s beginning in 1987.

Cleopatra: The TV show

American network NBC has ordered a pilot for Cleopatra, the TV show. The series is being described as “an epic romance set in a world of sorcery, gods and monsters that centres on Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. Continue reading »