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Like the rest of New Zealand, the cast and crew of The X Factor NZ want to get behind our cricketers as they contest their first ever ICC Cricket World Cup Final on Sunday, March 29th, so we’ve made a few programming changes

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kristen_wiigWiig to guest on The Simpsons

Kristen Wiig will make a guest appearance in The Simpsons playing an FBI agent who becomes suspicious of Homer after he becomes suddenly polite after returning from a nuclear power conference.

NCIS: Red rejected

Backdoor pilot NCIS: Red will not be picked up to series by the CBS network. The series would have featured 24’s Kim Raver, Sex and the City’s John Corbett and ER’s Scott Grimes. Continue reading »

gillian-andersonAnderson signs up for thriller pilot

Former X-Files actress Gillian Anderson has signed up for a regular role in the new unnamed thriller pilot. Anderson will be joined by Australian actress Rachael Taylor who has featured in the likes of Charlie’s Angels and Transformers.

Homeland actor cast in NCIS

Homeland’s Jamey Sheridan has been cast in NCIS as the father of McGee (Sean Murray). Sheridan featured in Homeland as Vice-President Walden. Continue reading »



THE BOX – Monday to Thursday from 21 January, 7.30pm

NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humour, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.



8:30pm – Tuesday, January 15 on TV 3

Last year’s NCIS season finale left fans with two major questions – what happened after the Navy yard bomb exploded? And will Ducky survive his heart attack?

Now, as the series enters its latest 10 th season, these burning questions will finally be answered! NCIS returns to our screens on Tuesday, January 15 th at 8:30pm on 3. “We have a lot of cleaning up to do,” Rocky Carroll, who portrays NCIS Director Leon Vance, explains. “It was great to go out on a cliff-hanger that way. So many loose ends need to be tied up… It’s a real mess right now.” As for whether everyone will survive, Carroll says: “There could be some casualties… No characters are really expendable. Everybody loves the characters. I’m hoping everybody makes it out in one piece.”

The actor also suggests that the focus on the characters is what makes NCIS such a hit. “These characters are kind of loose and having fun with each other, then all of a sudden it’s a life and death situation,” he says.

“It’s a small element that really makes a big difference as far as how people invest in the characters.” Make sure not to miss the return of NCIS when the series screens on Tuesday, January 15 th at 8:30pm on 3.

THE BOX – Sundays from 5 August, 8.30pm

With liberal doses of humour, NCIS is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.

NCIS illustrates the inner workings of a government agency that investigates all crimes involving Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents traverse the globe to investigate all crimes and crack the hard cases.

Depp to cameo on Family Guy

Johnny Depp will make a cameo appearance in Family Guy, voicing his character Edward Scissorhands.

Arrested Development to film in four weeks

Filming on the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development will begin in four weeks’ time, it has been confirmed. Continue reading »



8:30pm – Tuesday, July 24 on TV 3

It will be an unmissable instalment which will have a ripple effect on all those involved when NCIS concludes its ninth season on Tuesday, July 24 th at 8:30pm on 3. “People are going to be surprised by what happens,” executive producer Gary Glasberg explains. “There’s no doubt about that.”

Glasberg adds that “a lot of planning” has gone into this season finale, which will see Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team hunting Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff).

“This arc is something that we’ve been talking about for a while,” he explains. “And I think people are going to be, not only surprised, but really entertained by how it unfolds…”

“Anytime that the team gets to work mode as a cohesive unit, people enjoy that and respond to it. That’s definitely the case in terms of this storyline.”

According to Glasberg, this week’s finale will be much more than your average cat-and-mouse game. As the story unfolds, he says, “there are so many elements to it that connect directly to Gibbs that explain a lot of the motivation on Harper Dearing’s part [and] that will connect to Jamie Lee Curtis and even connect to Scott Wolf’s character…A lot of planning has gone into it.” But as NCIS deals with this very intense threat, there’s also a bit of joy to be found, as their friend and colleague Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) prepares to wed in Florida. Glasberg says this storyline will diffuse some of the tension caused by the Harper Dearing arc. “It’s a really fascinating juxtaposition of this Palmer moment with the manhunt that’s going on for Harper Dearing,” he says. “[Co-executive producer] Steve Binder came up with a really clever way of jumping back and forth between the two and weaving the two together. I think it worked really nicely and people are going to get the lighter moments that only NCIS could pull off. At the same time, we don’t miss a beat in terms of keeping the hunt going as well.” Make sure not to miss this when NCIS concludes its ninth season on Tuesday, July 24 th at 8:30pm on 3.

Oprah to guest on the Kardashians

Oprah Winfrey will make a guest appearance on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Behind-the-scenes footage will be shown on the E! series of Winfrey’s interview with the Kardashian family for a TV special.

Chenoweth joins The Good Wife

Glee and GCB actress Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of The Good Wife for a recurring role. Continue reading »

Romano joins Parenthood

Everybody Loves Raymond actor Ray Romano will feature in an ongoing role in Parenthood’s next season.

Friend cast in Homeland

Homeland has added Rupert Friend to the cast for its second season later this year. The actor will play a CIA analyst. Continue reading »