7 Days

BestontheBoxlogoWe may no longer have the NZ Television Awards to celebrate but at least we can still find out whether Ali Mau is hotter than Rachel Hunter.

The nominees for the TV Guide’s Best on the Box awards have been announced and voting is now open.

So if you really want Mark Richardson to take home the ‘Sexiest Man’ award then we suggest you head over to bestonthebox.co.nz and get your vote in.

Of course, there are some genuinely interesting categories in the awards, such as ‘Best News’, ‘Best Drama Series’ and ‘Best Current Affairs’ (although Seven Sharp was too late to make the list). Continue reading »

I can only imagine how much fun the 7 Days crew are going to have with Jesse Mulligan tonight.

7 Days returns tonight at 9:30pm on TV3 with 2 new comedies.  We loved Sunny Skies (Tammy Davis, Oliver Driver) which airs at 8pm and The Radio looks good after 7 Days as well.


Ali Mau, Greg Boyed, and Jesse Mulligan will host TV ONE’s new 7pm show, Seven Sharp.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs Ross Dagan says the Seven Sharp presenting line-up is an experienced team with strong journalistic pedigree, who collectively personify all of the attributes of the new show.

“We have brought together an enthusiastic team of presenters with unsurpassed news and current affairs credentials and the proven ability to be entertaining. We are confident this team will tell compelling stories in a refreshing way that will engage New Zealand viewers. Seven Sharp will reflect the day’s events with smart thinking, different viewpoints, and plenty of laughs along the way. Continue reading »


7 Days

9:30pm – Friday, November 23 on TV 3

They’ve kept us laughing for a better part of the year, but the time has come to say goodbye to 7 Days when the hit series wraps up their 2012 season on Friday, November 23 rd at 9:30pm on 3.

So what’s in store for the series’ final 2012 instalment? This week will see Jeremy Corbett referee as team captains Paul Ego and Dai Henwood, along with their team members – Ben Hurley, Madeline Sami, Jesse Griffin and Cal Wilson – dissect the news, not of the last seven days, but of the year!

Make sure not to miss this when 7 Days wraps up its 2012 season on Friday, November 23 rd at 9:30pm on 3.

New series of The Almighty Johnsons and 7 Days and a variety of new and returning TV programming is being supported by NZ On Air.

In the latest funding round a third season of The Almighty Johnsons has been supported for TV3 and 7 Days gets the green-light to return to the channel in 2013. Continue reading »

On Friday, 5 October, TV3 will broadcast the 100th episode of 7 Days – a milestone for local comedy and New Zealand television.

7 Days debuted in 2009 and soon set the standard for comedy on New Zealand screens with its hilarious and boundary pushing content.

TV3’s Head of Drama and Comedy, Rachel Jean says: “7 Days launched when there was no local satire screening on New Zealand television. We were relying on international comedians to make viewers laugh. The reason 7 Days has been so successful is that, not only are these comedians at the top of their game, but they also understand what makes New Zealanders laugh. Continue reading »

Kiwi comedian (by way of South Africa) Urzila Carlson has sold-out the Auckland season of her show, I’m Going To Need A Second Opinion, running at the Vault in Q Theatre from the 1st – 5th of May.

Such has been the public demand for the 7 Days regular that an extra show has been announced. The additional show will take place Saturday 5 May @ 5:15pm, but this time at the Loft at Q Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

With only a few seats left for his solo show This Way to the Spaceship, NZ Comedy Legend Rhys Darby is also adding an extra night to his Auckland season performing Friday 11 May at 5pm at SKYCITY Theatre. Continue reading »

9:30pm – Friday, April 27 on TV 3

Coming to you from the NZ International Comedy Festival, this week’s unmissable 7 Days – Comedy Festival Special sees New Zealand take on the world on Friday, April 27th at 9:30pm on 3.

Recorded in Sky City in front of 700 people, this very special one-hour edition of 7 Days sees a team of plucky locals take on the rest of the world – with one team comprising entirely of local comedians, and the other, lead by team leader Pete Helliar, of international guests.

“New Zealand has an inferiority complex that can only be overcome with comedy,” 7 Days producer Jon Bridges explains about the one-hour special.

“And it turns out The International Comedy Festival is all a ruse to lure the top international stand-up comedians to New Zealand, then invite them on 7 Days and smash them.” Make sure not to miss this “smashing” when 7 Days – Comedy Festival Special screens on Friday, April 27 th at 9:30pm on 3.

Following a 2011 sell out North Island tour the team are back with TV3’s 7 Days, LIVE on stage for three shows only at SKYCITY Theatre from May 3 as part of the 2012 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Without the restrictions of the TV cameras and the censors, the team rip the piss out of the news, the newsmakers and each other – right in front of your eyes. 7 Days stalwarts Dai Henwood, Paul Ego and Jeremy Corbett are joined by a revolving guest panel of some of the country’s top comedy talent including Jesse Mulligan, Rhys Mathewson, Urzila Carlson and Jesse Griffin for a riotous evening of local comedy.

7 Days- LIVE reviews the week that was and plays all the games from NZ’s favourite comedy show, live. Audiences will get a chance to participate in “My Audience Member Could Draw That” where someone in the audience draws one of the week’s news stories and the 7 Days team have to decipher what news story they are drawing. Everyone in the audience gets a chance to draw a picture and the team will choose the best one after half time. The best caption supplied by the audience will also win a prize on the night! Continue reading »

Remember when Rove dominated the Friday night slot? Gosh that seems a looong time ago. Now everyone talks about sitting down to enjoy a few laughs on TV3 thanks to The Graham Norton Show and local shows 7 Days and WANNA-BEn.

My favourite part of 7 Days is the panels choosing captions for the photos, or explanations for a word in the news that week. I haven’t found the viewer caption competition very funny to date, but I think that’s more a limitation of just seeing the words printed on screen versus hearing comedians joke around and bounce ideas off each other.

WANNA-BEn is really growing on me too – I love all the well-known Kiwi cameos and his interactions with American celebrities – especially how they handle his randomness with such dignity and control. Here’s the preview for tonight’s episode (the final for this season): Continue reading »