HeroesHeroes to be revived?

There is talk that Heroes may be revived in a new programming initiative by MSN who are looking to launch original programming via its Xbox entertainment studio.

MTV developing theme park drama

MTV is developing a new drama series that is set in a theme park. The project is coming from the pen of the 10 Things I Hate About You TV series writer Ben Epstein. Continue reading »

Coroset

The first official photo of the new Coronation Street set has been released by ITV in the UK.

The new set is located at the new MediaCityUK site on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal to allow for “greater production flexibility”.

An official statement released this week states that “19 different different types of brick, seven types of mortar and a whole heap of cobbles” were used in the construction. Continue reading »

TheVoteWith Australia being described this week as “comfortably racist”, TV3’s The Vote will ask New Zealanders next week whether we think we are as well.

This month, Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner each lead a team to debate whether ‘New Zealand is a racist country’.

A coin toss will determine who leads the for and against teams, and broadcaster and lawyer, Linda Clark is the referee, charged with keeping the debaters in line and on topic. Continue reading »

XFactorNZ2If you can’t wait until Sunday for your first glimpse at The X Factor NZ then you’re in luck.

FOUR Live has announced on Facebook that they will be airing the first two and a half minutes of the show on Friday, ahead of the Sunday night premiere on TV3.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 41070 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:50pm)
  2. Fringe: 40690 (TV2, 10:50pm – 11:50pm)
  3. NCIS: 38670 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. NCIS: Los Angeles: 35850 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 32050 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

PrimevalNew.ZealandNZ documentary Primeval New Zealand has won one of the gold world medals for best nature and wildlife documentary at the New York Festivals Film and Television Awards.

TVNZ commissioner Jude Callen says: “Primeval New Zealand was one of TVNZ’s first local forays back into the natural history genre for many years and we were thrilled that it struck a real chord with our TV ONE audience when we first screened it in January last year.

“To then go on and get such a strong and positive international response is hugely satisfying especially for a documentary that has such a strong Kiwi accent. Our story about our unique country and the weird and wonderful creatures that made it home has gone global.” Continue reading »

Family_Guy_Turban_CowboyAn internet hoax has fooled some into believing that a Family Guy episode was depicting the Boston Marathon bombings.

The video was in fact two separate clips edited together from a recent episode to make it look like Peter Griffin won the Boston Marathon by detonating explosions.

The show’s creator Seth MacFarlane shut down rumours that the circulating clip was real, tweeting: “The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent. The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.” Continue reading »

Seven Sharp has once again increased its Monday night rating by an extra 7% on last week delivering an average audience of 450,390 viewers for TV One.  TV3’s Campbell Live was also up 7% on last week but was was 100,000 viewers behind with an average audience of 350,120.

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Was Seven Sharp fishing for a reaction from critics by displaying this tweet last night?

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Photo: Twitter (nzigel)

Most watched

  1. One News: 781,780 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 534,460 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 477,220 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 462,120 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 450,390 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »