12_monkeysRe-imagined shows can either get it incredibly right, or horribly wrong. SyFy had great success with Battlestar Galatica and now 12 Monkeys the movie turned TV series has been positioned as another re-imagined series.

The producers behind Syfy’s upcoming apocalyptic drama, “12 Monkeys,” distanced the series from the Terry Gilliam film during Monday’s Television Critics Association press tour.

“It’s a complete re-imagining,” said co-executive producer Terry Matalas. “We’re all big fans of the original film and we didn’t want to just re-do what the movie does. Everything from the top-down changed. While the story has a lot of the same themes, it wouldn’t make sense to tell the same story again.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 54390 (TV2, 8:45pm – 9:15pm)
  2. The White Queen: 47210 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Nashville: 36170 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Supernatural: 32750 (TV2, 10:45pm – 11:40pm)
  5. Elementary: 29760 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »


MediaWorks has launched the ‘plus one’ version of popular entertainment channel FOUR on the Freeview and SKY platforms. The new channel is an exact duplicate of FOUR, broadcast an hour later, and is available on Freeview channel 9 and SKY channel 512.

FOUR Plus 1 began broadcasting on Freeview Satellite and SKY at 10am today (Thursday 17 July, 2014). The channel has been available on the FreeviewHD service since June 26, and has already proven popular with those viewers. Now it is available to all New Zealanders. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 718,000 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 574,610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Fair Go: 527,510 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 478,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 465,780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

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Leanne’s moving in with Vinnie and Nicole, Emma is still taking the blame, and Harper is feeling responsible for a young girl’s injuries. Continue reading »