7 Days

Tonight sees 1995 America’s Cup winner Matthew Mason joining 7 Days for the show’s history game!

After watching footage of the historic red socks moment, the episode will see comedians Paul Ego, Jesse Griffin, James Coleman (Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger), Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley and Jamie Bowen attempting to pick Mason from a line-up of four men.

7 Days screens at 9:30pm on 3.

Rhys Darby has reportedly landed a role in a new pilot for American network CBS.

According to Digital Spy, the Flight of the Conchords actor has signed on for a part in How To Be A Gentleman, a comedy revolving around an uptight man who learns to make the most of his life with the help of an old friend.

The pilot is written by and features David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia) as the lead character, Alan.

Darby is said to be playing Alan’s brother-in-law alongside Nancy Lenehan and Dave Foley.

Tonight sees opposition leader Phil Goff joining 7 Days for the show’s ‘Yes Ministry’ segment.

Featuring the comical talents of Paul Ego, Michele A’Court, Chopper, Dai Henwood, Steve Wrigley, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and Jeremy Corbett, 7 Days screens at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Friday, February 11 on TV 3

“It’s a Gas”, “Laugh-out-loud funny”, “professional idiots”. These are just some of the things people said about last year’s series of 7 Days. Now 7 Days is back, the brand new 7 Days 2011 season starts on Friday, February 11th at 9:30pm on 3.

So what can we expect from 7 Days in 2011 we hear you ask. “The news changes every week, but 7 Days is staying refreshingly the same,” reveals producer Jon Bridges.

“The same Jeremy Corbett at the helm, with the same lovable team leaders Dai Henwood and Paul Ego, along with some increasingly familiar characters like Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, Jeremy Elwood, Michele A’Court and Cori Gonzalez Macuer.”

Make sure not to miss this, and so much more, when 7 Days returns to our screens on Friday, February 11th at 9:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Friday, December 24 on TV 3

Following in the footsteps of The Graham Norton Show Christmas special, this week sees 7 Days bringing viewers their own Xmas celebration with 7 Days of Christmas, screening on Friday, December 24th at 9:30pm on 3.

According to 7 Days producer Jon Bridges, this week’s special finds 10 of the country’s top comedians, including; Dai Henwood; Jeremy Corbett; Paul Ego; Rhys Darby; Cal Wilson; Ben Hurley; Jeremy Elwood; Jesse Griffin; Steve Wrigley; and Michele A’Court pitting their wits against the biggest news stories of 2010.

“It’ll be a very special 7 Days year-in-review, Christmas bonus bonanza extravaganza,” Bridges explains.

“There will be a substitution bench, and at the end of every game the comedian identified as having let him or herself down the most will be sent to the bench and another comedian will be subbed in,” he continues, explaining the “rules” of the end-of-year special.

Bridges also says that on top of “reviewing” the year past, 7 Days of Christmas will also see two very special guests appearing on the series.

“The subject matter of the show will be the whole of 2010,” he explains, “and it will also see Wilson Dixon appearing in the ‘Slice of Seven Game’, and Labour MP Stuart Nash in the ‘Yes Minister Game’!”

Make sure not to miss all this when 7 Days wraps up it’s 2010 season with 7 Days of Christmas, screening on Friday, December 24th at 9:30pm on 3.

November was the month for entertainment to shine on 3 with local series Outrageous Fortune, 7 Days, and international hit The X Factor Australia achieving a cumulative audience reach of 2,550,100 people (all people 5+).  

Outrageous Fortune ended its final season ever on an enormous high, with the highest rating show ever – averaging a whopping 21 rating, and 43.8% average share amongst the 18-49 demographic in November.

Also winning in TV One’s 25-54 demographic, Outrageous Fortune beat the opposition’s offering with an overall rating for the month of 20.8 and a 42.0% share, versus a 7.4 rating and 17.1% share on TV One.

7 Days also pulled in huge numbers ending November with an 11.8 average and 30.6% share in the 18-49 demographic for November.

It also won the month against TV One’s all important  25-54 demographic – averaging an 12.0 rating and  29.5% share versus 5.1 rating and a 14.0% share with TV One’s offerings in the same slot.

Director of Programming, Kelly Martin says the numbers reflect the high calibre of TV3’s broad entertainment offerings.

“Most gratifying for us is that it’s the locally made content that audiences are really responding to. Both Outrageous and 7 Days clearly demonstrate the depth of talent we have in NZ both in front and behind the cameras.”

As well as the local drama and comedy ratings successes, The X Factor Australia also came to an end with viewers finally seeing the forklift driving rocker Altiyan Childs, crowned as the winner.

The series ended overall with an 11.2 rating, and 27.4% share, averaging over 370,000 people each week (5 +).  For the month of November it averaged a 10.8 rating and a 28.9% share.

Its final results show where the winner was crowned drew in nearly half a million people (5+).

The show ended on a high with a 13.9 rating and a 39.7% share.

Fans of the show can look forward to seeing Altiyan Childs when he performs at this year’s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2010, screening on TV3, Sunday December 12 at 7.00pm.

To catch episodes of 7 Days ON DEMAND go to www.tv3.co.nz

9:30pm – Friday, September 10 on TV 3

“It’s a Gas”, “Laugh-out-loud funny”, “professional idiots”. These are just some of the things people have said about 7 Days.

Now 7 Days is back! This week sees the much anticipated return of Jeremy Corbett and his two teams of “professional idiots” when 7 Days screens on Friday, September 10th at 9:30pm on 3.

So what can we expect from 7 Days now that it’s back after a well deserved five week mid-season break? “The news changes every week, but 7 Days is staying refreshingly the same,” reveals 7 Days producer Jon Bridges.

“The same Jeremy Corbett at the helm, with the same lovable team leaders Dai Henwood and Paul Ego, along with some increasingly familiar characters like Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, Jeremy Elwood, Michele A’Court and Cori Gonzalez-Macuer.”

Sounds like everything fans love about 7 Days!

Make sure not to miss it when the series returns on Friday, September 10th at 9:30pm on 3.

In terms of the revolution that the 2010 New Zealand International Comedy Festival brought across the three weeks, the full scale invasion of the country was a complete success; and converted those neutral to the cause to become part of the overwhelming comedy movement!

Despite the recession’s ominous loom, the Festival achieved its targeted audience and general awareness of the Festival was higher than ever before. Since 2005, the Festival has achieved an 80% growth and figures show a nationwide attendance of over 103,000 in 2010.

Alongside the continued support from Cadbury® Crunchie®, the Festivals major sponsor, this year also saw two big names become “Silver Sponsors” of the Festival; Auckland City Council and TV3 joined SKYCITY Auckland as pivotal sponsors for the season.

Anywhere you turned, you couldn’t miss the Festival – Auckland’s SKYTOWER was lit gold as the shining beacon of the festivities, while TV3’s involvement had it’s successful 7Days feature a variety of comedians both locally and from an exceptional array of internationals, including Jimeoin, Zoe Lyons, Carey Marx, Wil Anderson and Chopper (Heath Franklin) and Rove McManus taking over the Campbell Live set.

This year’s Cadbury® Crunchie® Comedy Gala launched the revolution – the proceedings held at the ASB Theatre sold out on the first day one of public sale, the fastest in the Festivals’ 18-year history!

Also marking the comedy history book was Rhys Mathewson’s Billy T Award win; Rhys became the youngest recipient of the award at just 19 and is a shining example of how important the Class Comedians programme has become to the country’s comedy circuit. Rhys was a graduate of the programme in 2006.

Wilson Dixon’s FRED award win came after a season of sell-out shows, winning over crowds and judges alike and even having to add extra performances; not content with just picking up “the boot”, Dixon also picked up “Best Local Show Auckland” at the Last Laugh awards night.

The Festival also gave critical exposure to a new set of faces that look to be ready to become synonymous with the Festival: locally, Rose Matafeo and Jav Jarquin were award winners and exciting new prospects in this country, while many considered Tom Wrigglesworth’s appearance at the Festival a watershed event; even going as far as to awarding him “Best International Show.”

The 2010 New Zealand International Comedy Festival looked to start a revolution in comedy – not only did it succeed, but it’s full scale invasion has reset the benchmark. One the Festival will be looking to eclipse in 2011.

9:30pm – Friday, May 7 on TV 3

“It’s a Gas”, “Laugh-out-loud funny”, “professional idiots”. These are just some of the things people said about the first series of 7 Days. Now there is a whole new decade, and 7 Days is back. 7 Days returns with a special one-hour extravaganza on Friday, May 7th at 9:30pm on 3.

So what can we expect from 7 Days in 2010 we hear you ask. “The news changes every week, but 7 Days is staying refreshingly the same,” reveals producer Jon Bridges.

He does elaborate just a little though; “Well ok, we’re shooting in a brand new studio, and yes we’ll be playing some brand new games, and granted there are new comedians from here and overseas chomping at the bit to come and dissect the news of 2010 on 7 Days, but apart from that, exactly the same,” he says.

“The same Jeremy Corbett at the helm, with the same lovable team leaders Dai Henwood and Paul Ego, along with some increasingly familiar characters like Ben Hurley, Steve Wrigley, Jeremy Elwood, Michele A’Court and Cori Gonzalez Macuer.”

In celebration of this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival, the series will be starting of with two one-hour extravaganzas, which, according to Bridges, will incorporate some of the festival’s talent.

“7 Days will be harnessing some of the comedy power of the Festival visitors with a ‘NZ vs. The World’ special, followed by a ‘2010 – The Decade So Far’ special,” he explains.

Make sure not to miss this, and so much more, when 7 Days returns to our screens on Friday, May 7th at 9:30pm on 3.

(Also available On Demand at tv3.co.nz)