Most watched

  1. One News: 687,870 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 638,250 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 554,620 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Keep Calm and Carry On: 478,440 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 462,550 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Bieber to guest on The Simpsons

Justin Bieber has landed a cameo role in an episode of The Simpsons. The Canadian singer has already recorded his voiceover for the appearance, in which he will be playing himself.

Bialik’s injury not obvious

The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik has said that the hand injury she suffered in a recent car accident will not be obvious in episodes of the sitcom. Mark Cendrowski is an amazing director, so it’s not going to be obvious,” she told TV Line. “As long as you don’t see me walking and swinging my arm awkwardly, we’re making it work.” Continue reading »

Remember those horrible “You wouldn’t steal a car” ads at the beginning of the movies and DVD’s you forked out honest cash to watch legitimately? It looks as though someone has figured out that was totally the wrong approach.

A new anti-piracy campaign from the Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation in Australia is looking to put a more positive message out there than other campaigns have done in the past.

The ‘thank you’ theme aims to praise audiences who chose to watch content via the official and intended channels as opposed to illegal ones.

The campaign, which features several prominent Australian TV and film personalities, breaks away from the usual themes of fear and punishment of previous anti-piracy messages.

A reworked Speight’s beer label has made a surprise appearance in the pilot of new American remake of British comedy series The Inbetweeners.

During a scene in which one of the teen characters enters a bottle store, a bottle with the label taken from the kiwi beer appears alongside others of a similar style.

The name has been changed to “Speigle’s” with “Three Star Hooch” replacing the “Gold Medal Ale” tagline that appears on the original. Continue reading »

As a child there were a number of shows that my brothers and I would watch and look forward to. Knight Rider, MacGyver, Battlestar Galactica, The Dukes of Hazzard, CHiPs and Quantum Leap.  But the one that we’d act out at the local park, and was our favourite, was Blakes7.  So it is with much excitement that I’ve learnt that SyFy is to develop a remake of the cult UK series. Continue reading »

When Game of Thrones hits free-to-air TV next month on Prime, the more explicit scenes are likely to be missing.

The series will begin airing on the channel from September 5 but to keep the Broadcasting Standards Authority happy, the sex and violence is likely to be heavily edited.

A Sky TV spokesperson has said that they will be looking to keep the storylines intact despite having to carefully edit the more graphic scenes.

However, this morning we watched a screener along side the original and couldn’t spot any changes.  We were told that there was only one edit in the pilot but it may have been language related as the graphic violence and sex scenes were still included on the screener.

There are still plenty of other opportunities throughout the series to keep the editors busy though.
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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Special Victims Unit: 29170 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 24240 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:40pm)
  3. How I Met Your Mother: 23320 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. First Crossings: 16670 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Mentalist: 15960 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Keep Calm And Carry On and The Block NZ

I will be watching Jaquie Brown’s new show, Keep Calm And Carry On, starting tonight at 8pm on TV One. Jacquie shares her experience of becoming a new mum – and all the bumps along with way that naturally come with it.

I expect this show will have me nodding and agreeing a lot, having recently been through the rollercoaster ride of first-time motherhood myself. It’s certainly one of life’s toughest but most rewarding jobs. Can’t wait to see Jaquie’s take on it.

TV One has another new show starting tonight: Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, at 8.30pm. Continue reading »

The Office to end

The nineth season of the US version of The Office will be its last. Executive Producer Greg Daniels said, “This year feels like the last chance to … make an artistic ending for the show. This will be the last season of ‘The Office,’ and we’re planning a big exciting last season. All questions will be answered this year. We’re going to see who’s behind the documentary.”

Dallas Roberts joins The Walking Dead cast

Dallas Roberts, who plays Juliana Margulies’ brother on The Good Wife, will join the cast of The Walking Dead as Milton, the Governor’s right-hand man.  Continue reading »

NZ On Air is pleased to announce support for an exciting new line up of documentaries and comedies set to hit screens in 2013.

The first funding round of the new financial year has seen nearly $12 million committed to comedies and documentaries to screen across five free-to-air channels.

“We had a large number of applications for this round” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.  “That has meant some very tough decisions. But audiences are in for some special treats next year from a particularly varied range of talent behind the successful projects”, she says. Continue reading »