gg tinaThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC are sticking with a good thing, inking deals with Tina Fey  and Amy Poehler to return as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015.

“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said NBC’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy in a statement. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.” Continue reading »

brownAfter the news of his affair this afternoon it has been the talking point everywhere.  Tonight, Len Brown is fronting to answer questions in the studio with John Campbell.  Should be interesting.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 83300 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 60790 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The Block NZ: 32750 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: 23880 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Private Practice: 21490 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

simon-bridges-john-campbellAfter a war of words in the media, Simon Bridges finally made an appearance on Campbell Live last night for a live interview about deep sea drilling for oil off the coast of Kaikoura.

I think it’s pretty clear where John Campbell sits on this issue and it’s pretty evident where Simon Bridges does as well.  If anyone was expecting either of them to walk away having convinced the other that they were wrong you would have been highly disappointed by the “discussion” of the issues.

Both parties were passionate, talked over each other, interrupted and yet managed enough restraint from calling each other names.  It possibly came close a few times.  Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 678,650 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 512,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 505,050 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 452,720 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 371,760 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Continue reading »

jackie-thomas-its-worth-itTop 40 Albums

Jackie Thomas: Jackie Thomas

Current position: 29
Movement on last week: -6
Weeks on chart: 9
Certification: Gold

Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. A Place to Call Home: 49830 (TV ONE, 9:05pm – 10:05pm)
  2. Miranda: 22980 (TV ONE, 10:05pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Gulliver’s Travels: 22440 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:50pm)
  4. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 22370 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:05pm)
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly 2: 21360 (TV2, 7:30pm – 10:05pm) Continue reading »

New_Zealands_Got_Talent_logoRenee Maurice does what she couldn’t do in The X Factor New Zealand and makes it through to the next round where the public will get to decide her fate.  The producers are touting her as Wellington’s answer to Whitney Houston.

The bollywood act 50/50 Dance Crew should be entertaining but won’t win as they don’t sing.

The unicycling duo of Christian & Mike will bring the variety to the show but won’t make it much further.

Frankie Stevens will be proud of his daughter who has made the cut with her duo Diamond Divas

The mini nunchuck man Ravi Narayan will no doubt entertain.

Finally, it’s Mayo who we saw during this weeks final round of auditions.

Which is your favourite New Zealand's Got Talent week one semi finalist?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
Continue reading »

nz-on-air-logo-300Our quaky isles, a diva Dame and Jake the Muss feature in latest New Zealand on Air documentary funding round.

New Zealanders’ ongoing fascination with the shifting earth beneath our feet will be catered for with a new three-part documentary series funded by NZ On Air for Prime TV.

Beneath NZ has received $390,000 in support from the Platinum Fund* to show viewers inside the active geological laboratory that is New Zealand’s often shaky tectonic and volcanic foundation.

NZ On Air’s latest documentary funding round has also supported a very special two-hour international co-production to mark Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s 70th year. Kiri Te Kanawa – Breathing Is Singing will take us behind the scenes with our most successful opera star as she discusses her career and continues her work with the next generation of opera singers. Continue reading »

IMG_7848.144522Many of today’s New Zealand TV celebrities made their debut on kids TV.  Dominic Bowden, Jason Gunn and now Erin Simpson who’s 770 episode run with The Erin Simpson Show has come to an end with TVNZ freshening up their afternoon line up.

Afternoons on TV2 will undergo an exciting makeover in 2014, with TVNZ securing funding from NZ on Air for a brand new 4.30pm show.

The new show, which has yet to be named, will premiere as part of TVNZ’s new season line-up next year.

For the past five years, the 4.30pm zone has been dominated by local favourite The Erin Simpson Show. The Erin Simpson Show has been a staple of after school viewing with namesake host Erin entertaining Kiwi kids with her unique brand of humour and wit. Continue reading »