Fey describes Ryan Lochte’s role on 30 Rock

Tina Fey has dropped a few hints regarding US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s upcoming cameo on 30 Rock. Fey said on the Emmy’s red carpet: “He played – if I may use this term on television – a sex idiot. He was good at it!.”

Abrams working on new drama pilot

JJ Abrams and director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter) have teamed up for a new drama pilot for the NBC network. The drama centres on a girl with a gift or powers which are to come to fruition in seven years’ time and a man who is tasked with keeping her safe from those who want to do her harm. Continue reading »

Shortland Street and the Starship Foundation are offering viewers a chance to have a walk on role on the kiwi soap.

A TradeMe auction is currently underway where the highest bidder will be given the opportunity to feature in a scene on the show.

South Pacific Pictures has donated the experience to the Starship Spring Clean, with all proceeds from the auction benefiting the kids at Starship. Continue reading »

The 64th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards have delivered TV3 a big win with Homeland, which they’re fast-tracking to air only hours after the USA, picked up the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series, both the Best Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series titles as well as the top award for Writing For A Drama Series.  TV3′s Modern Family also picked up four Comedy Awards including Outstanding Comedy Series.

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Must watch:

The Newsroom (Soho, 8.30pm)
Tonight’s episode sounds like it’s going to be a good one (mind you, they pretty much all are, in my opinion). The staff’s anniversary party is cut short when they learn the President will be making an impromptu national address on a matter of national security.

Private Practice (TV2, 9.35pm)
Fans of Private Practice won’t want to miss tonight’s episode. Continue reading »

Treme to get 4th season
Treme series creator David Simon has said the 3rd season of Treme will not be its last – the show will have a shortened 4th season to wrap up the story and the series.

Matthew Broderick to guest star on Modern Family
Matthew Broderick will appear on season four of Modern Family. He will play Phil’s (Ty Burrell) neurotic new friend. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 31270 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Nothing Trivial: 26710 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Offspring: 23530 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street Omnibus: 19320 (TV2, 10:00am – 12:00pm)
  5. City Homicide: 18360 (TV ONE, 11:30pm – 12:30am) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 850,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 705,880 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 672,460 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nothing Trivial: 377,460 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 324,800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Name: Rewa Harker

Job Title: Programme Scheduler, Maori Television

What does your job entail?
In a nutshell my role as Programme Scheduler is to schedule all programmes as strategically as possible on Maori Television and Te Reo Channel and distribute that information in advance to all the relevant departments within the Network in order for them to do their jobs effectively.

What is the best part of working in the TV industry?
Getting to watch great programmes and get paid for it! Continue reading »

Must watch:

60 Minutes (TV3, 7.30pm)
In the ‘shudder’ stakes, this one is right up there. On tonight’s episode, 60 Minutes talks with a woman who discovered the reason she couldn’t get pregnant was that a parasite was living inside her. Sounds a bit like the movie Alien. There’s also an interview with Gordon Wood, who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend by throwing her off a cliff close to Sydney. Then, in February this year, after three years in jail, Wood was acquitted by the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 41990 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 31730 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Grand Designs Revisited: 18810 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Hyundai Country Calendar: 17710 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Location Location Location: 16370 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »