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There has been a little bit of criticism of TVNZ for their decision to can Nothing Trivial.  Shifting it from Sunday night had a huge impact on the shows ratings after it lost the enormous lead in that New Zealand’s Got Talent had provided it. What replaced Nothing Trivial on TV One this year is A Place Called Home which has rated 19% higher despite the NZGT audiences being lower.

I was asked to take a look at a few more numbers so here they are.


The first thing to really address is how the 8:30-9:30pm timeslot has fared in 2013 compared to 2012.  In 2012, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant and Criminal Minds were the shows that Nothing Trivial has replaced and despite the argument that it was the move to Wednesdays that affected the rating, the numbers would suggest that isn’t the full story. Continue reading »

8:30pm Monday, January 21 on TV One

The nail-biting Criminal Minds season premiere welcomes a new face – Emmy Award-nominated actor Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love).

Last year, the team were forced to take drastic action when Garcia was taken hostage, and Emily Prentiss said an emotional goodbye.

This season, an intriguing new profiler, Alex Blake (Tripplehorn), is introduced, but how will this seasoned agent handle the challenges of the BAU team?

Alex hits the ground running when a Texan inmate known as ‘The Silencer’ escapes, only to leave a trail of victims all found with their mouths sewn shut.

The Criminal Minds team must work faster and harder than ever to bring this case to a close. But how can the search get underway if the team are at odds?

Gallagher heading to HIMYM

Peter Gallagher has scored a guest role on How I Met Your Mother’s eighth season. The former O.C. actor will play one of Ted’s (Josh Radnor) former college professors who he is trying to impress.

Coldplay drummer lands Game of Thrones cameo

Coldplay drummer Will Champion has bagged himself a guest role on the third season of Game of Thrones. The musician will guest alongside Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody. Continue reading »

Jeanne Tripplehorn hadn’t heard of Criminal Minds before being cast
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) has been cast on the upcoming eighth season of Criminal Minds, but admits she hadn’t heard of the show before going to audition for it. Tripplehorn will play Alex Blake, a linguistics expert who joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Tripplehorn told the Huffington Post: “I’m not a fan of these type of shows, and [the producers] know that. I’d never heard of Criminal Minds until it came my way…[but] when I was younger, I used to love reading about serial killers. I read Zodiac, so it kind of appealed to that side of me. I’ve always found the human mind and crime, that mix, to be incredibly interesting.”

The Voice renewed for two more seasons
NBC has renewed The Voice for two more seasons. Continue reading »

Emmy Awards presenters announced

The 2012 Emmy Awards organisers have announced who will be presenting awards on 23 September (24 September, NZ time): Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mindy Kaling, Jim Parsons and Amy Poehler have the honours. As previously announced, Jimmy Kimmel will be the host.

Mae Whitman returning to Arrested Development

Mae Whitman, who played George Michael’s (Michael Cera) girlfriend Ann on Arrested Development, will make an appearance on upcoming fourth season. Continue reading »

Dexter to end after season eight

Dexter will “definitely” end after season eight, confirmed show exec Sara Colleton. “We don’t know what the final scene is, but we know where [the show is] going,” she said. “We know now exactly how it’s going to end.”

ER actress joins The Good Wife

ER actress Maura Tierney has been cast in The Good Wife for its fourth season. The actress played Abby on ER from 1999 to 2009. Continue reading »

8:30pm Monday, June 25 on TV One

Tonight’s season finale of Criminal Minds concludes the dramatic story arch from last week’s episode.

A Federal bank remains under attack by a group of serial killers who are holding hostages. The lives of these hostages are in serious danger, and they include one of their own – Will.

Get ready to say goodbye to a beloved member of the team as the action comes to a close with a surprising turn of events.

THE BOX – Sundays from 20 May, 8.30pm

Catch double episodes of the first season of the ever-popular crime drama, Criminal Minds.

An elite group of profilers analyse the nation’s most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again. Each member brings their own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in an attempt to stop them.

THE BOX – Wednesday 25 April, 8.30pm

The plot is reversed in this unique Criminal Minds episode where the serial killer is in custody right from the beginning. Jason Alexander guest stars as a narcissistic psychopath who confesses to killing seven women with another five hidden and on the verge of death. The BAU must work faster than ever to locate the distraught victims before it is too late.