TODAY: Grease Live! gets its Pink Ladies, Amazon moves into movies, a Real Housewife gets her Revenge, and the most frustrating post-game interview ever!

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revenge_coverMarvel to turn Revenge into graphic novel

TV2’s Revenge is to be turned into a graphic novel by Marvel Entertainment.  Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne will follow a young Amanda Clarke through her first mission of revenge across 112 pages.  The book is scheduled for release on September 3.

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quickflixlogoThis is some very good news for Quickflix that will no doubt have upset both TVNZ and Sky.  The good news for viewers is that Doctor Who might finally be available to view in HD here.

New deals with Disney, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand expand Quickflix offering in quality TV drama series Quickflix today announced that it has entered into agreements with The Walt Disney Company Australia, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide ANZ to license popular and award‐winning TV series programming for its streaming service.

Content licensed under these new agreements includes seasons of Emmy Award‐winning drama series Downton Abbey, Golden Globe Award‐winning US comedy series Parks and Recreation, BAFTA‐winning Mrs Brown’s Boys and other series from NBC Universal; drama series Revenge, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and other series from Disney/ABC Television Group; as well as hit series Sherlock, Orphan Black, Doctor Who and many other series from BBC Worldwide ANZ. Continue reading »

StepDave.092309On Wednesday we published an article that stated that the ratings for TV2’s new drama Step Dave rated considerably lower than the final season of Go Girls and even Revenge from the year before.  As it now turns out, the ratings data we had been provided was incorrect.  It was initially reported that the show had only drawn an average audience of 194,250 viewers.  The actual average audience was significantly higher and was in fact 272,200 viewers.  That 40% discrepancy justifiably caused anguish amongst those at the network and production company who have been inundating me with complaints.

If we make the same comparisons as we did in the original post, Step Dave in fact rated higher on debut than any of the episodes from the fifth season of Go Girls. Combine that with the fact that it is February and people are still generally not inside watching TV in their droves just yet and the numbers don’t look anything like they did 24 hours ago. Continue reading »

olivierOlivier Martinez (Kylie’s ex, now Mr Halle Berry) has joined the cast of Revenge as the father to Karine Vanasse‘s character.

The 48-year-old actor will take on the recurring role of Pascal LeMarchal, “Margaux LeMarchal’s (Vanasse) media magnate father.

He is a cutthroat businessman and has a competitive history with Conrad (Henry Czerny), and an even more complicated one with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe).”

Freebies 2013Shortland Street has edged out Coronation Street in the battle for the best TV show at the 2013 Freeview Awards.

The winning margin was a narrow 35 votes with Tv2’s Revenge taking the third place spot.

TV One reigned supreme in the best channel category ahead of TV2.

Freeview General Manager Sam Irvine believes the results are great for local TV.

“As Kiwis we like to see ourselves on TV, hear our accent and watch characters who deal with the same issues in life as we do,” he said. Continue reading »

RevengeRevenge creator leaves series

Revenge creator Mike Kelley has confirmed that he is stepping down from his role as showrunner and executive producer on the series. “I’m excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all,” he said.

M*A*S*H actor passes away

M*A*S*H actor Allan Arbus, who played the role of psychiatrist Dr Sidney Freedman, has died aged 95. Continue reading »

The Kiwi actress just posted this photo collage to her Instagram account with the caption: “Amazing day on the set of Revenge with @benrenschen @hamishpinkham @katiewilbert #dreamteam”

Look’s like fun.

24 star to guest-star on Revenge
24 star Joaquim de Almeida is set to guest-star on the new season of Revenge. He will play an investor in Grayson Global.

American Network offers $10 million for proof of Bigfoot
American network Spike TV is creating a new reality show called 10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, and will feature teams on a mission to find proof of Bigfoot’s existence. The teams will include scientists, zoologists, seasoned trackers, and “actual Bigfoot hunters”, according to the network, and will be shot in various parts of the US. Continue reading »