Luddington added to Grey’s cast

Camilla Luddington has been given a recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy. The actress featured on the last season of Californication and played the role of Kate Middleton in the William & Kate telemovie alongside kiwi Nico Evers-Swindell.

Emmy nominations announced

The list of nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards have been announced. See the list here. Continue reading »

Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures has teamed up with two universities to create a new course that will aim to provide guidance for student’s wishing to forge a career in animation.

Pukeko, who are the team behind the successful WotWots series, have collaborated with Victoria University and Massey University to give screenwriting and creative design students extra guidance in the packaging and pitching of animated TV series, video game concepts and other live action TV and film projects.

Most children’s TV shows are made as a co-production where one company owns the intellectual property of the characters while the other produces the animation. Continue reading »

Stuff is reporting that former MasterChef New Zealand contestant Cameron Petley has had his Toyota Hilux stolen from outside his Putaruru home.

Petley was one of the fan favourites from the second season of the TV One series, reaching the top six before his was eliminated on The Chocolate Tower off Terror challenge.

He said the car was stolen from the driveway of his house during the early hours of Monday morning. Continue reading »

Prepare to be shell-shocked this October when Nickelodeon debuts the all-new, CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a one-hour special event on Monday, October 8 at 4.30pm.

The 26-episode, half-hour action-comedy series breathes new life into the wildly popular band of reptile brothers played by Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo,” Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael,” Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo” and Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” (Paulsen also voiced the original “Raphael” from 1987-1996 in the very first TMNT series). Continue reading »

With just over a week until SKY Sport and Prime start Olympic coverage with the live Women’s Football preliminary match on July 26 featuring New Zealand v Great Britain, I thought it might be helpful to send a snapshot of the SKY channels.

Using your SKY remote, the dedicated Olympic channels will follow after SKY Sport 3 by simply using the SKY remote to scroll up. Prime’s continuous Olympic coverage will remain on Channel 4. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 39730 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 32220 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 31880 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 29540 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Castle: 25900 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching All the Queen’s Horses, Police Ten 7 and Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

It’s a bit of a royal entertainment extravaganza tonight, as Prime screens All the Queen’s Horses: A Diamond Jubilee Special, at 7.30pm.

Narrators including Dame Helen Mirren and Martin Clunes take the audience through the 261 overseas visits that the Queen has undertaken during her reign.

Then, over 550 horses and more than 1200 performers (including Joss Stone, Il Divo and Susan Boyle) take to the arena to showcase the traditional dances and horse displays from each country in front of the Queen. Crikey. Continue reading »

New role for Paget Brewster

Criminal Minds alum Paget Brewster will appear on the two-hour season 14 premiere of Law and Order: SVU as the head of Public Integrity Unit at the District Attorney’s office.

Cast shakeup for Unforgettable

Revived drama Unforgettable is set for a few cast changes for season two. Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin have signed on for the new season, but Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Dava Vaidya won’t be returning. Continue reading »

Each day this week, the contestants from The Block NZ will answer one question related to the show.

What’s your most treasured possession in your house?

Rachel and Tyson:
It would have to be our collection of mirrors.

Ben and Libby:
Ben: My hard drive of photos. So many memories you could never replace.
Libby: I’m pretty fond of my vintage dressmaker’s mannequin that houses all my (many!) colourful necklaces. I also have some artwork from my travels that would be hard to replace. Continue reading »