Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 730,880 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 532,460 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 529,900 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Close Up: 514,070 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 497,270 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Police Ten 7: 529,900 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 497,270 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 474,410 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Random Breath Testing: 449,730 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Motorway Cops: 356,640 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Emmerdale: 142,770 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 137,980 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 129,750 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. Come Dine With Me: 117,840 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)
  5. ONE News 4:30: 112,170 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 730,880 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 514,070 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 497,270 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 474,410 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Motorway Cops: 356,640 (9:35pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 532,460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 529,900 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 449,730 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Chuck: 211,190 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 20/20 Special Edition: 185,150 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 339,370 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Home and Away: 222,530 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 219,350 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: 173,920 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Juno: 168,720 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 152,790 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 82,570 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. That ’70s Show: 81,220 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Futurama: 46,760 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. American Dad: 45,580 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 168,150 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Filthy Cities: 126,870 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 85,330 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. The Block: 76,170 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Nico Above The Law: 71,070 (9:30pm – 11:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 24,340 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 59,420 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: 46,570 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 25,460 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 94,300 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Takers: 26,480 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 79,670
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 144,550
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 114,100
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 28,230
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 30,690
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 46,660
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 26,010
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 37,430
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 129,750
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 38,880
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 730,880
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 339,370
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 514,070
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 219,350
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 183,650
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 108,350

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Emmerdale: TV ONE 142770 – up from 106820 (12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  2. Motorway Cops: TV ONE 356640 – up from 328110 (9:35pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Come Dine With Me: TV ONE 117840 – up from 90560 (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
  4. Emmerdale: TV ONE 137980 – up from 115330 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  5. Rachael Ray: TV3 77650 – up from 58250 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Campbell Live: TV3 219350 – down from 304120 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: TV ONE 474410 – down from 554620 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: TV2 449730 – down from 528200 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Fringe: TV2 88530 – down from 142250 (10:30pm – 11:35pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: TV2 529900 – down from 582780 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)

New

  1. Juno: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Nightline: TV3 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 31.6%
  • SKY Network: 26.1%
  • TV2: 16%
  • TV3: 12.6%
  • PRIME: 4.9%
  • FOUR: 3.7%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.7%
  • Maori TV: 0.7%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

MTV renews Geordie Shore

MTV has renewed the UK Jersey Shore spinoff Geordie Shore for a second season. The series will return in early 2012 for its new run.

Journos seek legal advice

The Aussie journalists who faked a live cross this week are now considering legal action after Channel Nine sacked them for their actions. The pair claimed they were on location on the Sunshine Coast when in fact they were just outside the Channel Nine base in Brisbane. 

Keaton working on TV projects

Diane Keaton has been lined up for several TV project by HBO in the US after the actress singed a development deal with the network. HBO is also developing projects around Kevin Bacon and Julianne Moore.

Graham joins sitcom pilot

Actress Heather Graham has joined a new pilot for Fox called Little in Common. The sitcom centres on a couple who move to a new town but fail to bond with their new neighbours.

Sky TV is planning on flying in more HDi decoders to deal with the demand ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

It has been reported that Sky subscribers looking to upgrade their standard Sky decoders to the MySky HDi decoder would have to wait until well into the tournament before they would be installed due to a shortage.

Sky spokesperson Tony O’Brien said the company is expecting to receive more stock in a couple of weeks.

He said that sky did have enough stock to deal with demand but that customers who were upgrading to the new MySky+ decoder were keeping their old MySky decoders for another room rather than handing them back.

“We normally keep a three-month decoder stock in our warehouse,” he said. “We will now increase this to four months.”

Sky are saying that September 25 will be the closest date that those looking to upgrade for the World Cup would be able to have their HDi decoders installed.

The tournament begins on September 9.

Source: Herald

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 687,280 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 561,180 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 534,770 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 525,790 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. $#*! My Dad Says: 524,790 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Fair Go: 534,770 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 525,790 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. $#*! My Dad Says: 524,790 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 508,370 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 490,880 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 136,430 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 118,520 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. ONE News 4:30: 111,000 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  4. Emmerdale: 109,570 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  5. Ned’s Declassified School: 106,930 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:30pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 687,280 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 534,770 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Animal Rescue: 490,880 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 425,850 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Nothing Trivial: 342,380 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 561,180 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 525,790 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. $#*! My Dad Says: 524,790 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 508,370 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Happy Endings: 322,480 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 319,170 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 246,470 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Underbelly NZ Land of the: 237,050 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Destroyed in Seconds: 224,400 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Rocked The Nation 3: 210,480 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 122,210 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. That ’70s Show: 74,990 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Drew & Shannon Live: 43,920 (4:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. The Biggest Loser: 40,420 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)
  5. King Of The Hill: 37,620 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Sea Patrol: 171,370 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 170,160 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. QI: 118,310 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)
  4. Deal or No Deal: 103,800 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 82,200 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 50,830 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI Miami: 56,990 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 40,120 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 127,760 (8:00pm – 9:40pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 76,320 (9:40pm – 9:55pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 74,810 (7:45pm – 7:55pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby: 42,710 (6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  5. RugbyCentre: 25,890 (10:00pm – 10:55pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Home and Away: 32,930 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 85,150
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:50am): 187,810
  • Breakfast (7:55am – 9:00am): 122,600
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 30,150
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 7:55am): 41,170
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 35,810
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 136,430
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 38,890
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 687,280
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 319,170
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 425,850
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 246,470
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 180,040
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:05pm): 141,170

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 231280 – up from 158870 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Neighbours: TV2 157010 – up from 93580 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  3. $#*! My Dad Says: TV2 524790 – up from 484650 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: TV2 508370 – up from 474000 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Destroyed in Seconds: TV3 224400 – up from 190490 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Fair Go: TV ONE 534770 – down from 639030 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Animal Rescue: TV ONE 490880 – down from 588010 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: TV ONE 425850 – down from 511130 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 687280 – down from 762380 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. 3 News: TV3 319170 – down from 392510 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)

New

  1. Born Without Arms: TV ONE (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.1%
  • SKY Network: 25.6%
  • TV2: 18.9%
  • TV3: 13.6%
  • PRIME: 5.3%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.5%
  • FOUR: 3.2%
  • Maori TV: 0.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

The Rock developing wrestling drama

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is said to be developing a new wrestling drama for NBC alongside Jerry Bruckheimer. The series will be set in the 1980s and will focus on the rising popularity of wrestling through that decade.

Glee actor joins The Middle

Glee actor Chord Overstreet has joined the cast of The Middle for a guest appearance. Overstreet, who played Sam, will take the on the role of a new teacher on the sitcom.

No host for MTV VMAs

MTV has decided to have no host for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards this weekend. 

Aussie media boycotting cup

Australian news media is looking to go ahead with their boycott of the Rugby World Cup due to the International Rugby Board’s restrictions on the use of official match footage. News Ltd and Fairfax Australia are rejecting the IRB’s accreditation terms and will not be sending accredited journalists to New Zealand.

On April 29 1990 one of the greatest events of New Zealand entertainment took place in Auckland.  

This was no run of the mill stage show, it was Billy T’s first show after being given a new heart.

No one was even sure he would last the distance.  Now more than twenty years later, Billy T is gracing our screens again on Comedy Central! 

To celebrate the launch of The Billy T James Show on Comedy Central, the channel is airing Billy T’s “Alive & Gigging” Monday August 29 @ 8:30pm.

Following on from “Alive and Gigging”, Comedy Central is bringing the full Billy T James Show back to television screens in New Zealand for the first time in almost 20 years.

The iconic performer with the infectious laugh will have the whole family in fits with his famous skits and gags. Billy T is back and there’s no surprise why he is still hailed as the best comedian New Zealand has ever produced.

Laugh again with The Billy T. James Show on Comedy Central every Wednesday @ 8:30pm

As the race towards the legendary AFL Grand Final heats up, Kiwi sports fans will be able to watch the lead-up on free-to air television on Stratos Television and Triangle Television.

Under a special arrangement with Sky Television, the Australian Football League, and Australian Network both Triangle Television and Stratos Television will be screening an AFL match a week, culminating with the highlight of the season, the ’2011 Toyota AFL Grand Final’, in prime time.

Stratos CEO, Jim Blackman, says even though it’s late in the season, he is delighted that the parties have come together to build the presence of the sport and make it more accessible to its growing fan base.

“There is an assumption that Aussie Rules is restricted to Victoria, but that’s not the case. There are professional leagues right across Australia and there’s growing interest in New Zealand, with some 18 clubs participating nationally.”

The impetus to screen Aussie Rules on Stratos and Triangle came from local fans and supporters who were keen to watch as much football as possible each weekend, and to see the game on free-to-air television

The Stratos and Triangle Television networks have already been screening “The Local Footy Show” - a round- up of state-wide Victorian matches for most of this season, and the addition of the premier matches is seen as a natural addition to the line-up.

With the exception of the Grand Final, the matches screened on Triangle and Stratos will be different to those screened on Sky Sport 3., giving fans the opportunity to see more matches in the critical lead up.

Matches will screen on Sunday night at 7:00 pm on Stratos and 8:30 pm on Triangle Television from September 3rd. Details of the games that are selected will be available on both the Triangle Television website (www.tritv.co.nz) and the Stratos website ( www.stratostv.co.nz) from Monday prior to broadcast each week.

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 768,790 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 516,670 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 513,390 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 495,360 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 432,050 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 513,390 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Chef On A Mission: 414,380 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 406,910 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Target: 353,990 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Grey’s Anatomy: 349,910 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 133,640 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 121,320 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. Ned’s Declassified School: 116,120 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 109,150 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:05pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 108,220 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 768,790 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 513,390 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 495,360 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Chef On A Mission: 414,380 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 261,400 (5:25pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 516,670 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 406,910 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 349,910 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Private Practice: 256,550 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 208,350 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 432,050 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Target: 353,990 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 307,280 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 302,890 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 229,640 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 146,210 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Bring It On All Or Nothing: 99,930 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. America’s Next Top Model: 86,400 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. That ’70s Show: 52,670 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. 90210: 31,210 (10:35pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 202,240 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 113,820 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. The View From River Cottage: 111,020 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Scott & Bailey: 90,840 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 78,590 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 43,760 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. C.S.I: 40,830 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Law & Order: 22,630 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 118,670 (8:00pm – 9:45pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 71,040 (7:45pm – 7:55pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 57,570 (9:45pm – 9:55pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby: 42,150 (6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  5. Reunion: 31,810 (10:00pm – 10:55pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 89,820
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 183,080
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 149,570
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 22,620
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 33,200
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 48,770
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 26,840
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 45,770
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 133,640
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 24,730
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 768,790
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 432,050
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 495,360
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 307,280
  • Tonight (10:35pm – 11:05pm): 189,740
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 121,040

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Deal or No Deal: PRIME 78590 – up from 45320 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  2. Sports Tonight: TV3 92590 – up from 67990 (11:00pm – 11:20pm)
  3. Nightline: TV3 121040 – up from 105610 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  4. Neighbours: TV2 107740 – up from 95810 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 208350 – up from 198820 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Shortland Street: TV2 516670 – down from 610910 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Target: TV3 353990 – down from 440580 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Jeremy Kyle Show: TV2 49020 – down from 131840 (12:35pm – 1:35pm)
  4. 3 News: TV3 432050 – down from 511450 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Campbell Live: TV3 307280 – down from 386120 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. Chef On A Mission: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Crowd Goes Wild: PRIME (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 29.7%
  • SKY Network: 25.4%
  • TV2: 16.6%
  • TV3: 14.4%
  • PRIME: 4.5%
  • FOUR: 4.3%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.9%
  • Maori TV: 0.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Lady Gaga scores Simpsons cameo

Lady Gaga has confirmed she will have a cameo on The Simpsons early next year. The singer said her character heads to Springfield to help boost Lisa’s confidence.

Jekyll and Hyde series in the works

A new TV adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is in the works at the ABC network. The series will be written by Up In The Air co-writer Sheldon Turner.

Dawsons’s Creek actress joins Hawaii Five-0

Former Dawson’s Creek regular Meredith Monroe has signed up for a guest role on Hawaii Five-0. Monroe featured on Dawson’s Creek as Andie from 1998 to 2001.

New time-travel comedy in development

A new time-travel comedy is in development at ABC that centres on a man who believes he is living the perfect life in 2016 before he is transported back to 2011. Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison will produce the series alongside Sony Pictures.

The 30-man All Blacks squad for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup has been announced this afternoon.

Richie McCaw will lead the New Zealand team into the tournament, which begins on September 9 against Tonga at Eden Park.

Notable players to miss selection include Hosea Gear and Sitiveni Sivivatu in the backs and Liam Messam and Jarrad Hoeata in the forwards.

Coverage of the tournament is available across a range of broadcasters in New Zealand with Maori Television and Sky Sport screening all 48 games.

 

The squad:

Backs: Mils Muliaina, Israel Dagg, Isaia Toeava, Corey Jane, Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Richard Kahui, Ma’a Nonu, Sonny Bill Williams, Dan Carter, Colin Slade, Jimmy Cowan, Piri Weepu, Andy Ellis

Forwards: Kieran Read, Victor Vito, Richie McCaw (capt), Adam Thomson, Jerome Kaino, Ali Williams, Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Anthony Boric, Owen Franks, John Afoa, Ben Franks, Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Andrew Hore, Corey Flynn