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Aim higher! The Starling City defender returns in an all new action-packed season, fast-tracked just hours behind the United States (US)!

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Star-Wars-The-Clone-WarsNetflix acquires slice of Star Wars

Online streaming service Netflix has acquired the rights to the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and like many of their recent acquisitions, will screen a sixth, previously unreleased season titled “The Lost Missions”.  The episodes will become available on March 7th.

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The_Flash_(TV_series)_logoTV2’s hit fantasy series Arrow will introduce a new character in the new season of the show, The Flash.

CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed the news today at the networks executive panel during the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “We plan to introduce a recurring character and the origin story of Dr. Barry Allen, who you know as the Flash,” he said. “We do want to expand upon the DC Universe. We think that there are rich characters we can use, and we felt like this was a very organic way to get there.”

Not only that, there is talk The Flash will end up with his own series. Continue reading »

Season 3 of The Almighty Johnsons on TV3 hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts.  The debut last week was the lowest rating episode the series has ever had but last night appears to have unfortunately beaten that record as well.

The average audience for last nights episode was only 114,830 viewers, considerably down on the 194,000 which was the season average per episode in 2012.

The move to a new night coupled with an aggressive move by TVNZ to put superhero drama Arrow up against it just hasn’t helped.  In the new timeslot, Arrow drew an average audience of 290,610 which was well up on the 211,850 that the finale of Once Upon a Time had last week.

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the-almighty-johnsons-2013We’ve heard it said a number of times that there is a common courtesy between broadcasters where they don’t deliberately program content against locally funded shows. This appears to be broken with the new season of The Almighty Johnsons set to be challenged by some sneaky programming changes from TVNZ.

Late last year there was rumour that TV3’s The Almighty Johnsons had been axed, presumably because the ratings weren’t that flash.  However, a month later NZ On Air confirmed funding for a third season.

In 2011, TV3 broadcast the fantasy series about Norse gods who have wound up in New Zealand on a Monday night.  In 2012, it was shifted to Wednesdays and subsequently had a drop in ratings.  This year, TV3 have scheduled the show to screen at 8:30pm on Thursdays from July 4th.  In 2011, the first season drew an average audience per episode of 251,485 viewers while season two drew 193,669 viewers per episode.

The 8:30pm Thursday timeslot on TV2 has had the US fantasy series Once Upon a Time screening.  The series comes to an end this next week with a double episode finale.  The last six episodes have had an average audience of 210,140 viewers per episode.

At the start of the week we heard that TVNZ had sent out an amendment to their schedules (we don’t receive these because we’re not one of those TV praising print organisations) with an interesting change to their Thursday night line up.  We asked TVNZ to confirm if what we’d heard was correct but they were cagey about it and told us that the listings wouldn’t be finalised until Wednesday.  This morning, TVNZ confirmed what we already knew, that they were going to be counter-programming Arrow against The Almighty Johnsons. Continue reading »