Four weeks in and The Ridges have shed more than half of the 325,000 viewers who tuned in for the first episode.

Must watch:

Camelot (Prime, 9.35pm)
Another recycled series from Soho. I started watching this show and then forgot about it, so I’m quite pleased it’s shown up on Prime. It’s quite violent, but I guess that’s to be expected, given the storyline. Tonight, after Merlin explains Arthur’s heritage to him, Arthur travels to Camelot to claim the throne and face Morgan.

The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30pm)
The contestants enter the bootcamp round tonight, where they are sorted into categories before having to perform for their survival in the competition. Judging by the promos on TV, it’s going to be brutal. Continue reading »

On Friday, 5 October, TV3 will broadcast the 100th episode of 7 Days – a milestone for local comedy and New Zealand television.

7 Days debuted in 2009 and soon set the standard for comedy on New Zealand screens with its hilarious and boundary pushing content.

TV3’s Head of Drama and Comedy, Rachel Jean says: “7 Days launched when there was no local satire screening on New Zealand television. We were relying on international comedians to make viewers laugh. The reason 7 Days has been so successful is that, not only are these comedians at the top of their game, but they also understand what makes New Zealanders laugh. Continue reading »

‘Captain Hook’ to be series regular on Once Upon A Time
Producers of Once Upon A Time have upgraded Colin O’Donoghue, who plays Captain Hook on the show, to series regular, before his character’s first episode has even aired in the US. His first episode is called ‘The Crocodile’.

Ryan Seacrest discusses Nicki Minaj’s fight with Mariah Carey on Idol
As reported yesterday, production on American Idol had to be shut down yesterday, as Nicki Minaj got into a verbal altercation with fellow judge Mariah Carey, threatening to punch her. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 26800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Killing: 21730 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Game Of Thrones: 18290 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:40pm)
  4. Criminal Minds: 14120 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Cougar Town: 13750 (TV2, 9:05pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Look who the Prime Minister met on set today.

Most watched

  1. One News: 574,780 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 558,370 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 533,250 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 497,980 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Close Up: 438,730 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »


What is your favourite show on TV right now?
Can I choose three? As a big fan of 24, there was a large space left vacant for a counter-terrorism show post Jack Bauer and Homeland has filled the shoes nicely.  Not being limited to “damn it” by being on cable has made it a bit more edgier. Kelsey Grammar in Boss is superb. Such a different role from Frasier and well deserving of the Golden Globe he won earlier in the year. The Newsroom, despite some of the criticism, is fantastic television. Fast paced and brilliantly written, it is the third show of my favourites on TV at the moment, all of which are coming to us via cable TV networks.

What other shows do you hate to miss?
I hate missing pilots for shows and then discover them later on and have to catch up via DVD. That happened with the reboot of Battlestar Galactica which became one of my favourite series of all time. Same happened with Boss. Continue reading »

House actress joins Elementary

House actress Lisa Edelstein will make an appearance in the new US Sherlock Holmes series Elementary. She will appear in the seventh episode of the first season.

No Freaks and Geeks reunion

Freaks and Geeks creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have said that reunion or movie version of the show is highly unlikely. “I love the question mark at the end of the series, so I never want to know more than that,” Apatow said. “It is the reason why you don’t want to find out what happened.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Natural World: 38970 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  2. The Mentalist: 29840 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. One Born Every Minute: 23130 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 21170 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Dog Squad: 20250 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »