London 2012 Olympics – Wednesday August 8

MORNING:

Triathlon:
Men’s race finishes – 12.50am

Athletics:
Men’s 1500 final (Nick Willis) – 8.15am

Hockey:
NZ men v Germany 8.15am

Sailing:
Medal races midnight till 6am Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Missing: 42000 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 22230 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 20990 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 19170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 15880 (TV ONE, 4:45pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Sharon Osbourne explains why she left America’s Got Talent

The mystery of why Sharon Osbourne quit America’s Got Talent has been solved. Osbourne left the show in June, without giving a reason why, except to say it wasn’t about money. Now she’s revealed that she made the decision to leave after NBC (which screens the show) decided to cut ties with her son Jack, after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I just can’t be fake,” she explained. “It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.”

Khloe Kardashian to host The X Factor?

It’s been revealed that Khloe Kardashian is in the running to host the second season of the US version of The X Factor, along with six other possible candidates. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Band of Brothers, Coppers and the Olympics

I’m so addicted to Band of Brothers (Soho, 8.30pm). It’s just such a quality production and the acting is fantastic. Additionally, since it was made about a decade ago now, all sorts of now well-known actors keep popping up, obviously getting their big breaks at the time. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen James McAvoy and Jimmy Fallon!

On tonight’s episode, it’s a cold, harsh Christmas for the men of Easy Company, as they try to hold the line around Bastogne against German soldiers.

Coppers (TV One, 9.30pm) is always a good watch on a Tuesday night. Continue reading »

The Onion: Reporters struggling to maintain energy until US election.

Most watched

  1. One News: 703,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 678,800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 623,620 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 610,070 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 492,150 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Spartacus exec developing new series

Spartacus exec Steven S DeKnight is developing a new series for the Starz network in the US. The network president said: “Steven DeKnight has an overall deal with Starz, and he just returned from Hawaii where he shot a proof of concept piece. It’s not a pilot. It’s just a scene or two for a show that he’s developed, that we are very high on.”

Posey to guest in New Girl

Actress Parker Posey will make a guest appearance in the second season of New Girl. Posey has recently appeared in the likes of The Good Wife and The Big C. Continue reading »

Four New Zealand films are set to screen on Maori Television for the first time this month.

The Insatiable Moon, I’m Not Harry Jenson, After The Waterfall and Hook, Line and Sinker will make the leap to the small screen starting August 12.

First up is The Insatiable Moon starring Rawiri Paratene as psychiatric patient Arthur, who claims to be the second son of God.

The 2010 film, which also stars Ian Mune, Sara Wiseman and Greg Johnson, was shot on a shoestring budget and went on to win national and international awards. Continue reading »

One of Sky’s promises for their Olympic coverage is “Never Miss a Moment” but it appears their iSky customers did in fact miss one of the most exciting moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games so far.

Subscribers hoping to watch the men’s 100m final featuring the likes of Usain Bolt, Johan Blake and Tyson Gay were met with a black screen and a message that said the item was unavailable.

Disgruntled viewers took to the iSky Facebook page was vent their frustration at missing Bolt’s defence of his Olympic title. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Tuesday August 7

MORNING:

Boxing:
Women’s lightweight quarterfinal 4 – Alexis Pritchard vs Sofva Ochigava RUS – 2.15am

Athletics:
Women’s shot put final (Valerie Adams) – 6.15am

Track cycling:
Women’s Omnium day one (Joanne Kiesanowski) – 250m flying lap 3.08am, 20km points race 4.06am, elimination race 5.18am Continue reading »