DoctorWho2013-2Prime has locked in the long-awaited return of Doctor Who for Thursday, April 11 at 8.30pm on Prime.

The second half of season seven will begin with ‘The Bells of St John’, which will fully introduce the Doctor’s (Matt Smith) new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

Here’s the synopsis of the opening episode:

The Doctor kicks off this new run of adventures by searching for his companion Clara – an Impossible Girl he’s already lost twice.

Together they find themselves battling monsters on distant alien planets, trapped in a Russian submarine with a deadly passenger, chasing terrifying ghosts, delving into the heart of the TARDIS, facing the Crimson Horror in Victorian Yorkshire, and coming face to face with an army of upgraded Cybermen. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Modern Family: 46920 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 40390 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. NCIS: 39790 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Revenge: 37400 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Dangerous Roads: 31020 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:50pm) Continue reading »

A UK entertainment show has played out an elaborate prank on One Direction that involved a fake New Zealand breakfast show.

The prank for ITV series Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway last weekend involved the Geordie hosts dressing up as a breakfast TV presenter and a crazed kiwi fan.

Their accents definitely need work, it must be said. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 544,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 510,970 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 482,720 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 415,170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Kingdom of Plants: 334,110 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »

breakingbad2012Breaking Bad script stolen

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has revealed that a script for the final season of the show was stolen from his car back in December. So far it appears no spoilers have been posted online.

Seth Green joins new comedy

Seth Green will team up with his Family Guy co-star Seth MacFarlane for a new comedy series called Dads. The project has already been picked up for six episodes by the Fox network. Continue reading »

rhys_darbyRhys Darby has scored himself a role in a new US comedy pilot.

The former Flight of the Conchords regular and occasional 7 Days panellist will feature in Keep Calm and Karey On alongside Kelly Preston.

The project centres on Karey (Preston), the “clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists”. When her husband (Darby) is sent to prison, she focusses on raising his kids and her adopted black son and giving them a normal life.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 41410 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. The Following: 29500 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The Blue Rose: 29160 (TV3, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 20180 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:20pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 18740 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

seven-sharp-hostsLast night was a big night for Seven Sharp as it drew in its highest average audience since the beginning of its second week on air with 389,090 viewers.  This was an 8% increase on last Monday.

Campbell Live also drew in an impressive 350,100 viewers but this was down 1% on last week.

As we head towards winter and this glorious weather departs us for the seasonal grey clouds and early sunsets, we can expect the numbers to increase further for both shows.

The big question to be answered is which will be the show of preference during the cold months?

Most watched

  1. One News: 624,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 491,030 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 486,740 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Rapid Response: 397,770 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 393,390 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:10pm) Continue reading »

maori-tv-logo-300pxMaori Television have given their website a refresh.

The new-look website reaffirms Maori Television’s position as the leading Maori media organisation as it continues to adapt to meet the expectations of its viewers on-air and online.

With over a thousand episodes available, viewers will be able to discover and ‘catch up’ on their favourite programmes from both the Maori Television and Te Reo channels. Continue reading »