maori-tv-logo-300pxIt’s been dogged by controversy the entire way through but it appears as though the former children’s tv producer and former GM of TVNZ’s Maori and Pacific unit, Paora Maxwell, will be appointed as the new chief executive of Maori Television today and will begin in the role in May.

Sources at the station believe Mr Maxwell’s appointment was moved forward to today to avoid taking the gloss off the station’s 10th anniversary celebrations tomorrow.

A senior staff member said some staff were anxious and disappointed while others were “fatigued and resigned to the inevitable”.

“There’s been a feeling that it was all inevitable, if anything, everybody’s feeling exhausted by it all.” Continue reading »

Morgan Spurlock gets series order from Showtime

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock’s “Seven Deadly Sins,” which offers an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin, has received a series order from Showtime. Hosted by Spurlock, the project will explore each of the seven deadly sins, one per episode.

HBO submitting True Detective as drama, not miniseries, for Emmys Continue reading »

Not a lot of TV watching happened last night due to my five year old son breaking his arm in two places and ending up in Starship children’s hospital for surgery.  Some might say that if he’d been inside watching TV it wouldn’t have happened but he was outside attempting to conquer the monkey bars.

So what did I miss?

Whatever you’d like to discuss about television today, this is the place for you!

House of Thrones.  Says it all.

3-news3 News lead tonight with revelations that political hopeful, Kim Dotcom, owns a signed copy of Mein Kampf, the autobiographical manifesto written by Adolf Hitler.

However, Dotcom claims that he doesn’t subscribe to Nazi ideology and owns no other Nazi memorabilia.

“Let me make absolutely clear, OK. I’m not buying into the Nazi ideology. I’m totally against what the Nazis did.” Dotcom told TV3’s Brooke Sabin.

Last week, Dotcom had a gag order issued by the High Court against his former bodyguard Wayne Tempero who has spent the last few years by his side 24/7. Continue reading »

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Nate gets his comeuppance and it is hilarious. I highly recommend OnDemand-ing tonight’s episode. Continue reading »

This is quite amusing for a promo for a TV Show and very Simon Cowell.

TV3 and the creators of Missing Pieces and Family Secret are looking for people searching for family members for a new show Who Am I.

Is there a family member you want to find? Have you been separated from someone special in your life? Do you have any questions about where you come from?

If you are looking for family members, or would like to learn more about your family history, you can apply here.

Take a look at the new artwork for the new season of 24: Live Another Day


american-horror-story-freakshow2If you hate clowns, the next season of American Horror Story will probably not be the one for you then as it’s going to follow a carnivalesque theme.

Freak Show will take place in the 1950s and star Jessica Lange as “a German ex-pat who is managing one of the last freak shows in the U.S.” The 13-episode run is set in Jupiter, Florida, and will follow Lange’s struggle to keep her business running at all costs. Continue reading »