I’m planning on watching The Big Gypsy Eviction and I Escaped A Cult

The Big Gypsy Eviction screens on TV One at 8.30pm tonight. It looks at the plight of gypsies, or ‘travellers’ living in Dale Farm, England, which is the largest traveller site in Europe. For 10 years, gypsies have been fighting for their right to live there, but now a court order has come through, which means they have to leave.

I enjoy the wedding-themed show more than these one-off documentaries, but they’re still very interesting to watch, because their lives are so different from how most of us here in New Zealand live. I will be watching this documentary tonight. Continue reading »

Lucy Lawless to guest star on Parks and Recreation

New Zealand’s Lucy Lawless is set to guest star on US comedy Parks and Recreation. She will appear in two episodes as a single mother in Pawnee, who catches the eye of Ron (Nick Offerman).

Michael J. Fox working on TV comeback

Michael J. Fox is working on a new TV show – a single-camera comedy series, which will be directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) and written by Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town, Arrested Development). Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 705,890 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 673,650 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Fair Go: 589,030 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Animal Rescue: 569,660 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 509,750 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

If you were one of those who hated The GC, thanks for not allowing that hate to manifest into a drama similar to what has unfolded in Sydney today.

Two of the cast of Network Ten’s show The Shire have been involved in a brawl involving a knife.

A Current Affair has obtained exclusive video of a knife attack and bashing of The Shire stars Vernesa and Sophie at a Sydney shopping centre. Continue reading »

I missed this while we were away but TVNZ has removed all the TVNZ7 content from ondemand.  Their reasoning?

“We’re more sensitive than we used to be about leaving material online indefinitely because we do have to pay for data storage

This is both hilarious and appalling all at the same time.  It would seem that no one has checked the cost of data storage recently. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Anger Management and Cougar Town

TV2 has a new comedy lineup starting tonight: The new season of Hot in Cleveland at 8pm, the new Charlie Sheen show, Anger Management, at 8.30pm, and the new season of Cougar Town at 9pm.

Anger Management stars Charlie Sheen as a baseball player with anger issues, turned anger management therapist. He decides to return to therapy after a bad run-in with his ex-wife’s new boyfriend.

This series is based on the Adam Sandler movie of the same name, with Charlie playing a role similar to Jack Nicholson’s one. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 31380 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 30960 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Body of Proof: 21060 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 19750 (TV ONE, 4:45pm – 6:00pm)
  5. First Crossings: 19250 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Kathryn Erbe to appear on Law and Order: SVU

Kathryn Erbe is set to reprise her Law and Order: Criminal Intent role as Alexandra Eames on Law and Order: SVU, as a detective working for a joint City/Federal Homeland Security Task Force, who crosses paths with the SVU squad.

Gold Medallist Ryan Lochte to guest star on 90210

Swimmer Ryan Lochte will guest star on 90210, playing himself. He will be holidaying at a resort where Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) are also staying.  Continue reading »

Jono makes the grown-up version of the movie ‘Boy’, called (you guessed it), ‘Man’.

When it was revealed that Belarus shotputter Nadzeya Ostapchuk had been stripped of her gold medal due to doping, and due to the dramas that had plagued Valerie Adam’s Olympic campaign, there was an overwhelming sense of jubilation that there was some justice in the world.  And once we’d all gotten over the excitement of realising our over-achieving country was walking away with an impressive six gold medals, we hardened our gaze on the perpetrator and unleashed our wrath. Continue reading »