Most watched

  1. One News: 682,670 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 538,090 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 512,060 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 508,820 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Border Security: 508,510 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Almighty-Johnsons640For the second year in a row, The Almighty Johnsons has been nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

The awards celebrate the best endeavours in the science-fiction, fantasy and horror fields across a range of media including TV, Movies, books and artwork.

The Almighty Johnsons will be up against The Hobbit in the Best Dramatic Presentation category.

The awards are named after former NZ Prime Minister Sir Julius Vogel, who is credited as the first Kiwi to write a full-length science fiction novel. Continue reading »

JohnCampbellTV3 has released a statement responding to the criticism an Auckland judge reportedly levelled at Campbell Live regarding a story from 2011.

The story in question was about Tracy Hibberd, an early childhood teacher who was last month found guilty of forging her New Zealand Tertiary College qualification documents.

Campbell Live ran the story in 2011, prior to Hibberd’s case entering court.

Today, Judge Roy Wade is reported to have criticised John Campbell for a comment he made regarding a document that was later identified as a forgery. Continue reading »

Would you watch a reality series set on Mars?

With the Dutch planning the massive interplanetary project Mars One, it can’t be ruled out that one day we could possibly be watching shows that are filmed and set on other planets besides Earth.

If you haven’t heard already, Mars One are planning to send four astronauts to Mars to set up a colony in what they intend will be a global media event available for viewing right from lift-off. Continue reading »

BlueRoseNew Kiwi drama series The Blue Rose has picked up some recognition overseas by being nominated in the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo.

The South Pacific Pictures drama, which features former Outrageous Fortune duo Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall, is one of the 12 productions nominated in the Drama TV Series category.

It’s fair to say The Blue Rose will have some tough competition. It’s up against the likes of Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Doctor Who to name a few. Continue reading »

nothing-trivial-300pxNZ On Air has released its annual Local Content Report for 2012, which shows a small increase in the total local content screened on NZ’s premiere channels.

The report outlines the amount of local programming on TV One, TV2, TV3, FOUR, Prime and Maori Television.

Overall, there were 12,051 hours of local content screened on the six channels (6am – midnight), which was an increase of 7.4% from 2011.

However, first run content decreased by 6% to 7,667 hours while repeats were up 8%, which was boosted by the extended hours of Maori Television. Continue reading »

GordonRamsayTV chef Gordon Ramsay is heading to New Zealand in support of The Rising Foundation.

The Hell’s Kitchen, F-Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares star will headline a gala dinner as well as paying a visit to Papakura High School.

Let’s hope he actually makes it this time around.

Ramsay is headlining a glittering gala dinner sponsored by international appliance giant Beko, raising support and money for The Rising Foundation. Continue reading »

GoGirlsTai Berdinner-Blades1. Share your favourite work story
We were in the middle of shooting a scene in the Taka sports bar and one of the extras walked past and farted really loudly. We completely lost it and couldn’t stop laughing for about 10 minutes.

2. What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Girls, Game of Thrones, and Sex in the City.

3. Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
Game of Thrones season 3!!!!

4. What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
We didn’t have a TV when I was a kid so I missed out on pretty much every TV show that was made between 1990 and 2005. But I love watching ‘Friends’ reruns. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 707,940 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 531,790 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 510,940 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 439,360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 375,880 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

voice_uk_willThe Edge radio station this morning said that a New Zealand clothing chain is bringing Will.i.am for a 24 hour visit but that there is something else he’ll be doing while he’s here.

Of course, it could be a visit to Starship but our guess is that he’ll be making an appearance of sorts on The X Factor New Zealand.