Deadline is reporting that TV3 comedy Super City will be adapted in the US by ABC.

ABC Studios will produce a low-cost production based on the Madeleine Sami comedy, which was directed by Taika Waititi.

Under the codename Keystone, the production will be written by and feature Sami with Waititi again serving as director.

Carthew Neal, who produced the original series, will executive produce the US production alongside Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

Kaplan and Waititi recently worked on the US remake of popular British comedy series The Inbetweeners. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Rookie Blue: 42580 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 38480 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Suburgatory: 27580 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 27020 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Go Girls: 25660 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 681,760 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 556,830 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 482,230 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. MasterChef New Zealand: 466,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Missing Pieces: 379,670 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

After Mike Hosking’s initial rant that stated that the size of TVNZ7′s audience didn’t justify its existence, he then moved to Twitter to defend his comments.  However he went from saying the numbers weren’t big enough, to that they needed to outrate whatever else it was up against to, to that it didn’t actually matter how well it rated because he just doesn’t like public broadcasting.
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Seacrest returning to Idol

Ryan Seacrest has confirmed he will be continuing on as host of American Idol. His new deal is said to last at least two years.

New series from Sons of Anarchy creator

The creator of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter, is launching a new Discovery Channel series that will focus on the world’s most notorious gangs and crime families. Continue reading »

Dave McKinnon became the ninth contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand on Tuesday 24th April (7.30 pm – 8.30 pm) on TV ONE.

In tonight’s episode the Top Eight contestants made a hamburger cake and a milkshake for baking maestro Mathew Metcalfe, owner of Auckland’s Icing On The Cake.

The contestants had six hours to bake four cakes, shape them, mix fondant icing in several different colours and use them to create a super hamburger cake with buns, patty and trimmings. Within that time they also had to do a pantry run for ingredients to make a milkshake of their choice.

Charlene McGechan and Ana Schwartz took top honours for their standout shakes (Banana Caramel and Vanilla Coconut Orange respectively) and cakes of the day. Continue reading »

I was intrigued to receive an email from TiVo tonight to inform me that Meryl Streep’s The Iron Lady was to premiere on their CASPA service tomorrow, the same day it is released on DVD.

They refer to the release as being “Fast tracked from Cinema”.

It used to be difficult enough to get a legitimate digital copy of the content that you wanted to watch.  DVD and Blueray retailers and rental chains lobbied hard to try to limit digital releases so they could maintain their outdated business model.  Thankfully, as this release shows, that is continuing to change. Continue reading »

This Saturday, April 28, will see the launch of Choice TV on the Freeview HD digital platform. It will be New Zealand’s first broad appeal Free-To-Air TV channel launched in more than a decade.

Choice TV will broadcast an exciting range of programmes twenty fours a day, seven days a week. Each week night will feature shows based around a different theme.

·         Monday night is Our World with shows like “The Vanishing Antarctic” and travel related programming.

·         Tuesday its Property and Design with programmes like “Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 48990 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Homeland: 43870 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. C.S.I: 32380 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Drop Dead Diva: 17590 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:35pm)
  5. Modern Family: 15670 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Following the hugely successful launch of the SKY Apple app, SKY is pleased to announce the Android version is available for download from today. The SKY Android app includes a set of useful features around SKY’s TV guide including the ability to remote record to MY SKY decoders.

Portable access to this extensive listing information for all SKY and free to air channels will benefit all TV viewers in NZ, including SKY’s more than 846,000 customers. Continue reading »