breaking-bad-saulBreaking Bad creator talks spin-off

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has offered some details on the proposed spin-off featuring Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). “We’re in early discussions for a spinoff,” Gilligan confirmed to Vulture. “In my dream version of it, I would help create the pilot and arc out the first season and then basically transition away and let Peter Gould, who created the character, run it. We’re still trying to figure out whether it’s a half-hour or an hour. It’s lighter than Breaking Bad, but it’s not a sitcom.”

Hudson linked to Idol judging role

Jennifer Hudson has been strongly linked to the judges panel on American Idol for next season. Other former Idol finalists Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken and Kelly Clarkson have also been approached. Continue reading »

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Tonight’s episode of The X Factor was a massive improvement on last week.  The show flowed beautifully and the song choices, for the most part, were well chosen.

However, the stand out for me tonight though was Daniel Bedingfield.  Throughout the series so far we’ve seen the high energy, bounce-off-the-walls Bedingfield deliver his renown crazy.  He’s made his bold fashion statements and given The X Factor a colourful character that’s great for television but tonight he finally gave us the thing that proves the producers made an excellent decision appointing him to the show.

Bedingfield’s comments to the contestants tonight were considered, insightful and anything but generic.  We’ve heard the other mentors tell their acts that they shouldn’t listen to a word he says but the truth is, their ears should all be eagerly listening to every syllable that rolls off his tongue. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 663,480 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 530,600 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef MasterClass: 289,910 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Tron: 285,120 (TV2, 7:00pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 282,610 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. C.S.I: 51440 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 49530 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Whitechapel: 26470 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. New Tricks: 25800 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Hyundai Country Calendar: 14910 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 716,470 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 526,430 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Voice Australia: 399,500 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 372,670 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Millionaire Hot Seat: 357,640 (TV ONE, 5:25pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Graham Norton Show: 48480 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 36180 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Ben & Steve: World Famous In: 30050 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Restoration Man: 28540 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 27080 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

pukekopicturesPukeko Pictures is describing its latest high-end project The Maid as “Game of Thrones with Joan of Arc in the middle of it”.

The Kiwi company’s executive vice-president of development Adam Fratto told Broadcast magazine that The Maid – which is based on the best-selling novel by Kimberly Cutter about Joan of Arc’s childhood – is their priority project.

“We’re going to take on the project as a full series, a historical Game Of Thrones with Joan of Arc in the middle of it,” Fratto said of the project that is being written by Craig Pearce (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juiliet).

The project is one of a number on the go at the company, with others including a District 9-style sci-fi series that has been sold to a US cable network and the UK reboot of Thunderbirds. Continue reading »

Georgie WrightThe winner of the Samsung Insider job for The X Factor NZ has been announced as Georgie Wright.

The 19-year-old student will now have the opportunity to report backstage from the TV3 series.

As the the proud technology partner of The X Factor NZ, Samsung provided Georgie with the latest Samsung GALAXY S4 smartphone, GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet and GALAXY camera.

Armed with these and an access-all-areas pass, Georgie is backstage at the LIVE shows, rubbing shoulders with contestants and judges, asking the questions the fans want answered, and covering the stories you won’t see on television. Continue reading »

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  1. One News: 678,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 561,160 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 541,130 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 506,520 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Miranda: 476,620 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:10pm) Continue reading »