Name: Kylie Newman

Job Title: Production Secretary for Shortland Street

What does your job entail?
Giving the actors annoyingly early wake-up calls.

Share your favourite work story.
When the Production Coordinator sent a text from her iPhone asking the runner to collect an item from Cinestuff but it autocorrected to vibrators; and when Oliver Driver’s puppy pooped in the Line Producer’s office. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 713,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 663,970 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 600,750 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 539,140 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Animal Rescue: 533,140 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Romano joins Parenthood

Everybody Loves Raymond actor Ray Romano will feature in an ongoing role in Parenthood’s next season.

Friend cast in Homeland

Homeland has added Rupert Friend to the cast for its second season later this year. The actor will play a CIA analyst. Continue reading »

After a very short six weeks, The GC has ended but before all those teary-eyed snivelers can finally put their handkerchiefs away I’d like to say a few words.

The GC was absolutely brilliant television.  It should win awards and accolades, if not for its storytelling, for its ability to set up the entire demographic outside of its target and have them gnashing their teeth.  The pilot had old, Pakeha media commentators frothing at the mouth over a single episode which they assumed would be representative of the entire series.  They whined about the pitch.  They complained about the investment.  If there was some way they could justify the fact that television shows should only be made for their demographic, they found it.

By the time the second week came around and the lives of the cast returned to normal, it was less about partying and more about, surprise surprise, being a Maori living on the Gold Coast.  It didn’t take long to realise that the producers had performed one of the biggest publicity stunts in New Zealand television history, and all those media commentators had taken the bait. Continue reading »

Angry Boys creator Chris Lilley has had his Facebook privileges revoked after posting a “sneaky nuts” photo of a fan on his page.

The Australian comedian tweeted that he had been ”banned from Facebook cause [sic] someone reported a nuts pic”.

Lilley’s comedy series Angry Boys features his characters of Nathan and Daniel taking part in what they call “sneaky nuts”, which is exposing your genitals in an otherwise normal photo. Continue reading »

Flight of the Conchords have added a third Auckland show to their current New Zealand tour.

Jemaine and Bret will now play at the Vector Arena on Saturday, June 30, as well as the Friday and Sunday.

“In response to nationwide demand, this Vector Arena show will be the final announcement of the tour – there are simply no dates left to play,” they said in a statement. Continue reading »

Transmission of TVNZ 7 will cease at midnight on the evening of Saturday June 30.

The TVNZ 7 website will close at the same time, but the TVNZ 7 Learning Hub website and resources will continue to be available online until 2013.

The current commissioned series hosted by Tim Wilson – The Big Idea – will be available on TVNZ Ondemand following the closure of the channel. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The GC and The Big Bang Theory

Hands up who has actually been watching The GC? (TV3, 8pm). I have to admit that I sometimes have it on in the background if I’m doing something else (like checking Facebook), and then more often than not, I actually start watching it.

Last week’s episode certainly had plenty of the cultural factor that TV3 has been promising would feature more in the show, as DJ Tuini visited New Zealand to find out about her background. It was actually quite an emotional episode! I was watching it with my sister, and we both agreed that when set in New Zealand, the show is far better than usual, as we get to see ‘real’ people; not just the bronzed, buff, slightly plastic-looking folk of the Gold Coast. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: 32520 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. GCB: 24400 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Suburgatory: 22730 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Law & Order: 21070 (TV3, 11:15pm – 12:15am)
  5. MasterChef New Zealand: 20760 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »