There is a saying that goes it’s not what you know, but who you know.  This most certainly seems the case for Tori Spelling.  I never understood why she landed a role on Beverly HIlls 90210 until I realised her father’s involvement.  I don’t recall anyone at the time thinking she’d landed the role on her own merits.  Anyway, here we are, many years later, and there is still this interest in her and her life.  Furthermore, she’s got her own series about to debut about, drum roll please… her celebrity lifestyle and failing marriage.

In case you’re one of the people who actually are interested of if you just like watching slow motion train wrecks, here is the trailer.

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If you haven’t gauged how excited I am about the return of 24, you’re not keeping up. With 24 days until 24: Live Another Day debuts in the US, the marketing machine is clicking into gear some pretty cool stuff for fans.

 Fox launched Open Cell Friday morning, a repository for (fictional) paperwork that proves Bauer’s innocence. (The new 24 picks up with Bauer on the lam in London, wanted for terrorism.) Promotional spots of Mary Lynn Rajskub in character (Chloe) and the event series’ latest hashtag, #ChloeHack, are now running to point viewers to the website.

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One of the big TV villians of my childhood was MacGyver’s Murdoc. He freaked me out and possibly even gave me nightmares.  Now, however, one crazy fan is acting as Michael Des Barres very own Murdoc which now has actor fearing for his safety.

Michael Des Barres played master assassin Murdoc for several years on “MacGyver,” but now he’s afraid for real because of threats to kill him and his family. Continue reading »

glaad-awardsThe Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 25th annual Media Awards were held over the weekend with The Fosters picking up the gong for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 84630 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 71210 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Tomorrow People: 43860 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Top Gear: 43020 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
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If TV3 have any ratings to be happy with in 2014, it has to be The Paul Henry Show.  Despite dropping the average audience from the previous week by 5%, the late night news and current affairs program beat Tonight 4 out of 5 nights and furthermore, increased the separation between the two programs.

TPHS had an average audience of 111,234 viewers per night, slightly down from last weeks high, while Tonight had 97,502.  This was the first time that the average audience for Tonight has dropped below 100,000 since the two programs have been head to head.

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TV One’s Seven Sharp had its best week of the year thanks to the new record the program set on Tuesday, breaking the half million viewer mark.  The average audience for the week was up 8% to 433,452 viewers per night.  This was, however, slightly lower than the best week the program had back in July 2013 when the average audience peaked just over 439,000 per episode.

Campbell Live was up 1% on the previous week to an average audience of 236,350 viewers.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 689,000 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 644,660 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 484,490 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Incredibles: 314,770 (TV2, 6:15pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 287,360 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Last week, a giant statue of Game of Thrones King Joffrey came toppling down as part of Sky Television’s marketing campaign for the new season premiere on SoHo. The episode went on to become one of the most downloaded of all time.

While Sky’s #bringdowntheking campaign attempted to convince viewers to fork out a considerable amount of cash and subscribe, Haydn Green from Consumer is suggesting that the only king that needs to be bought down is Sky themselves. Continue reading »

coalition-for-better-broadcasting-logoRemember the Save TVNZ7 campaign?  Today, the Coalition for Better Broadcasting has launched in a bif to revitalise New Zealand’s public broadcasting.

A new organisation launching today, aims to tap into the support thousands of Kiwis have shown for public broadcasting and media, to help rejuvenate the floundering sector.

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting is a non-profit charitable trust formed by organisers of Save Radio NZ and Save TVNZ 7. Both campaigns uncovered a huge groundswell of public opinion in favour of public service broadcasting, says CBB chief executive, Myles Thomas.  Continue reading »