Most watched

  1. One News: 670,850 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 643,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 591,530 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 474,000 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 469,960 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Chase critical of Community 

Chevy Chase has dissed Community, saying that it was a “big mistake” for him to join the series in the first place. “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television. That’s my feeling about it,” he said. “Then they hired me and I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread, every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want.”

Contemporary Wuthering Heights series being developed

A modern day update of Wuthering Heights has been announced by the NBC network. The events of the 1847 romantic novel will be moved to contemporary Napa Valley, California. Continue reading »

Former Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria will make an appearance in New Zealand next week.

The actress will appear on The Shopping Channel during its launch week, which begins October 1 at 7pm.

Longoria will attend the VIP launch party held by The Shopping Channel, Woman’s Day and L’Oreal in Auckland on Wednesday, October 3. Continue reading »

Must see:

Keep Calm And Carry On (TV One, 8pm)
It’s the final episode of this really good little series toinght. Jaquie looks at what growing up in New Zealand means today; and she meets a family who have built their first home and had their first child in the same year. Phew.

America With Lisa Ling (National Geographic, 8.30pm)
I watched this show for the first time last week, and it’s very good. Even if you haven’t seen it so far, however, you can easily tune in tonight, because each episode is about a different aspect of American life. Continue reading »

Jeanne Tripplehorn hadn’t heard of Criminal Minds before being cast
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) has been cast on the upcoming eighth season of Criminal Minds, but admits she hadn’t heard of the show before going to audition for it. Tripplehorn will play Alex Blake, a linguistics expert who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Tripplehorn told the Huffington Post: “I’m not a fan of these type of shows, and [the producers] know that. I’d never heard of Criminal Minds until it came my way…[but] when I was younger, I used to love reading about serial killers. I read Zodiac, so it kind of appealed to that side of me. I’ve always found the human mind and crime, that mix, to be incredibly interesting.”

The Voice renewed for two more seasons
NBC has renewed The Voice for two more seasons. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 43190 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Special Victims Unit: 33270 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Natural World: 24330 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 24070 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. What’s Really In Our Food?: 22030 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

The build up to New Zealand’s most glamorous Television event began today, with the announcement of this year’s Television Awards finalists.

The 46 categories cover the full spectrum of Television production, from News, Drama, Reality, documentary and everything in-between. New categories, such as One-Off Drama and Breaking News, were well received and reflect the changing nature of Television programming. Leading the nominations was Tangiwai: A Love Story, a finalist in nine categories, while perennial favourites likeUnderbelly and Go Girls were also multiple nominees.

The Awards will be presented at a full, formal dinner event to be held at The Langham, Auckland on Saturday, 3 November.Highlights will screen on TV ONE on Sunday, 4 November.

Tickets for the Awards event are now on sale and are available at www.televisionawards.co.nz.

The New Zealand Television Awards 2012 finalists are: Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 702,550 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 665,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 555,310 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Dog Squad: 549,350 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Coastwatch: 544,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Alistair Wilkinson: NZ News Director, SKY NEWS / PRIME NEWS

Why did you decide to go into the field of broadcast journalism?
Because it looked like a varied and exciting career. I haven’t been disappointed, often.

What’s the most challenging news story you’ve ever worked on/been faced with?
The February 22nd earthquake. Continue reading »

Check out this appalling story from One News this morning.

Seemingly desperate for a headline, One News tells us there’s an earthquake just before a national drill.  Before you get to any details, there’s a photo of a broken footpath with what looks like demolished buildings in the background.  OMG!  Really?  What an incredibly unfortunate coincidence.  Then we read it was only a 2.8… a 2.8?  Are you kidding me? I doubt anyone in Wanganui would even have felt it.