Blue Rose

Here is the list of new shows and returning shows to TV3 in 2013.  You will notice a stong line up of new local shows with a number of new ones from the various stars of 7 Days.  There is no specific word on a return of The GC or The Ridges but both were represented at the TV3 New Season launch today so don’t be surprised if they make a reappearance next year. Continue reading »

NZ On Air has announced funding for a range of television projects throughout 2012.



Two drama projects were supported including the new 13 hour drama series, Blue Rose, for TV3.  This project comes from the red hot pen of Rachel Lang and promises to be a fresh and engaging primetime series.  The second project is feature film Mt Zion from Quinton Hita and Tearepa Kahi that is being produced with support from NZFC and Te Māngai Pāho, and will screen on Māori Television.  


Three comedy projects were supported for TV3 including Comedy Festival Bonanza that will see several programmes emanate from the 2012 International Comedy Festival including coverage of the traditional opening gala.  A second series of Madeleine Sami’s award winning Super City has also been supported along with new comedy series, The Wilde Bunch. 



Two documentary programmes were approved at this meeting including a second series of Global Radar for TV One that will once again see Te Radar (pictured) investigate sustainability and environmental issues that impact on New Zealanders.  A new series Family Report was supported for TV3 that will be made by The Gibson Group.



New 7 part series Behind the Brush was supported for Māori Television and will profile the work of Gottfried Lindauer as well as revealing the stories of the subjects of his well known portraits.  This series is being produced in conjunction with Te Māngai Pāho.


The Platinum Fund meeting saw current affairs programmes Q+A and The Nation receive support for 2012.  Both series play an important role in the discourse around political and current events within New Zealand and 2012 will no doubt present a wide range of subject material for them to canvass.