We’re a week into the new year already!  50 weeks to Christmas…  Did you catch the new Paul Henry Show trailer yet?  Are you done waiting for all the regular shows to come back?  I find it interesting that while we suffer with a bit of a vacuum, the US are still screening new episodes.

As always, the floor is yours to discuss whatever you want to do with TV.

60 Minutes in the US this week screened a story on Kim Dotcom and the Mega Upload extradition and copyright infringement case. Not sure when it will screen here on Prime but CBS have made it available to view outside of America.

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Netflix are ramping up for season two of one of the best shows of 2013, House of Cards.

Meanwhile… Mediaworks, who announced their new deal with Sony back on the 26th of July would see House of Cards coming to TV3, still haven’t announced when the first season will screen.

What do you think?

Movie director Michael Bay was to discuss Samsung’s new curved HDTV at CES today but ended up embarrassingly walking off stage in less than 2 minutes after the teleprompter failed him and he was unable to wing it.

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Hot Set (Four, 7.30pm)
The reality competition, in which contestants are asked to create movie sets to a particular theme, is starting to heat up with only two episodes left. Tonight, the contestants are asked to put their spin on the serial killer lair. Creepy! Continue reading »


Firstline and 3 news at 12 return back on Monday the 20th of Jan – Sacha McNeil and Michael Wilson front the morning news show for 2014. At present, a 3 news special is airing at 10:30pm weeknights where the Paul Henry show will eventually takeover on the 3rd of February –

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Red Widow: 57660 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Undercover Boss: 23030 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace: 23000 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 20470 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
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60-minutesThe Poynter Institute has named 60 Minutes’ Benghazi report as the worst media error of 2013 from the seemingly increasing list of mainstream media botch-ups.

As is often the case with Error of the Year, the award is given partly because of the mistake itself, and partly because of the mistake’s fallout.

In late October “60 Minutes” aired a report that called into question the official version of what happened when the U.S. diplomatic compound was attacked in Benghazi, Libya. At the core of the story was a source, Dylan Davies, who worked as a security contractor for the State Department. Davies had a book coming out that purported to share new facts about what happened that night, and what he did.

Problem one: he lied to the show about what he did and saw, thereby making a core piece of evidence in the “60 Minutes” counter-narrative false and undercutting the entire segment. Continue reading »