James Gandolfini gets new HBO series

James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on The Sopranos, is returning to television in a new HBO series called Criminal Justice. It will be a crime drama set in New York.

Lamar’s ex-wife to star in reality show

Lamar Odom’s (married to Khloe Kardashian) ex-wife Liza Morales, a fashion designer, has signed up to do a reality show. Continue reading »

This Sunday Q +A will screen an exclusive in-depth interview with US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta.

It is the first time in 30 years that a US Secretary of Defence has been in New Zealand, following the breakdown of the ANZUS treaty over New Zealand’s anti-nuclear policy.

TVNZ Political Editor Corin Dann will interview Secretary Panetta, who will meet both New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully during his time in the country. The visit follows the signing of the Washington Declaration in June between Panetta and Coleman, which aims to strengthen and expand the bilateral defence relationship. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 687,460 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 596,610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Close Up: 536,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 503,900 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 470,120 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm) Continue reading »

TV3 have announced the last show they’ll be fast tracking from the US.  The second season of Homeland will hit our screens only hours after it airs on US cable channel Showtime.

Homeland will screen on TV3 from 8:30pm, Monday October 1st.

The visual effects company behind Game of Thrones has released a reel that gives a small insight into how they go about creating the mythical landscapes and characters seen on the show.

Pixomondo was awarded the Creative Art Emmy awards last weekend for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects’ for its work on Game of Thrones.

HIMYM season eight being written as the last

The creators of How I Met Your Mother have confirmed that they are writing the eighth season of the sitcom as if it’s the last. However, they did say that they have a plan B if they are picked up for another season.

de Toro working on new thriller series

Director Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with one of writers of Southland to create a new thriller series for HBO. Nutshell Studies is described as a “Hitchcockian” drama about a 1950s housewife who solves murders. Continue reading »

While the kiwi version of The X Factor was only officially announced last week, there is already a strong rumour floating around regarding the potential host.

The Herald is claiming that Dominic Bowden may already have been signed to host the TV3 series.

Co-executive producer Andrew Szusterman has said that a contract has been signed with a host, although didn’t state that it was Bowden.

Bowden was of course the host of New Zealand Idol and also had presenting jobs on Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? And The Next Great American Band.

Do you think Dominic Bowden would make a good X Factor host? Continue reading »

Between September 20 and October 1, 2012, MediaWorks is making a number of technical changes to the way TV3, FOUR, and C4 are broadcast.

These changes could affect your reception of TV3, FOUR and C4 and the MyFreeview series link functionality for programmes on those channels.

These changes are not part of the switch to digital TV which starts in Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast of the South Island on 30 September and continues across the rest of the country through until 1 December 2013. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Glee (Four, 7.30pm)
Hurray! Finally a channel in NZ is playing episodes of American shows almost immediately after they’ve played in the States! This first episode of the new season of Glee played just 6 days in the US, so a lot of Kiwis will be very happy to see it here so quickly. On the episode tonight, Rachel starts at NYADA, where she meets an attractive older student; and back at McKinley, the New Directions seek new recuits.

Game Of Thrones (Prime, 9.35pm)
I must confess that I’ve been watching this show for a second time (having already seen it on Soho), because it’s just that good! Continue reading »

James Brolin joins Community cast

James Brolin has joined the cast of Community, playing the estranged father of Jeff Winger (Joel McHale).

Two new stars join Supernatural

Former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell (who played BJ) will guest-star on Supernatural on the upcoming season. Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary) will also join the cast.

Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel promises ‘biggest prank ever’ Continue reading »