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Critical Condition: White Famous

White Famous | SoHo, 9.00 Thursdays ➢ “White Famous should be better than it is. The half-hour comedy is led by Saturday Night Live veteran Jay Pharoah, a winning impressionist … But White Famous, a shallow show about comedian Floyd Mooney (Pharoah) trying to break into the mainstream, accesses few of its star’s talents. Instead, Pharoah’s […]

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Critical Condition: SMILF

SMILF | SoHo, 9.30 Thursdays ➢ “SMILF certainly has no shortage of ideas. The new comedy delves into a whole host of topics: the ways in which women are objectified, what it’s like to struggle with issues relating to food, how challenging the life of a single mom can be, how demoralising it can be to […]

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FIFA Pushes The Late Show Later

Prime will screen delayed coverage of the FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Playoff between the Peru and All Whites on Thursday night. It will air from 10.30, pushing back The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to 12.30am and The Crowd Goes Wild repeat to 1.30am. And on Saturday, Prime will pre-empt Father Brown and a repeat of […]

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Sky’s Tower Looms Over Amazon’s

Sky has beaten Amazon Prime in NZ for the rights to The Looming Tower, a dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book subtitled Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. The 10-part series was commissioned by US streaming service Hulu and picked up globally by Amazon Prime for more than 200 of its territories. But NZ won’t […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in December

   Sky Movies Premiere Life Pork Pie A Cure for Wellness Don’t Think Twice Fist Fight Before I Fall The Great Wall A Few Less Men Ghost in the Shell Sky Movies Extra Tell Me How I Die Sky Movies Greats Horrible Bosses Before I Go to Sleep The Hunger Games Valkyrie Friday the 13th […]

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SoHo’s New Holy Grail?

Expect more than flesh wounds in a History Channel series about the Knights Templar that will screen on Sky’s premium drama showcase, SoHo. Knightfall will play 8.30 Wednesdays from December 13, a week after its US premiere (where History hopes it will be another Vikings, which Sky lost to the fledgling Lightbox). The 10-episode series […]

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Another Month of Comics and Killers on SoHo

Two new comedies and another serial killer thriller are among next month’s highlights on SoHo. Absentia stars Castle’s Stana Katic as an FBI agent who returns six years after being kidnapped to find herself implicated in a string of murders. The Hollywood Reporter describes the Sony Pictures Television Networks series as “part thriller and part procedural with a […]

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Sky Movie Premieres in November

   Sky Movies Premiere Manchester by the Sea Split T2 Trainspotting Live by Night Gold Patriots Day Miss Sloane Logan Army of One Sky Movies Extra Kids in Love Evening Jackie La La Land The Ides of March Fifty Shades Darker The Secret Life of Bees Sky Movies Greats Hot Fuzz Argo Crazy Stupid Love […]

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Sky Box Sets to Bow Ex-Zone Premieres

The latest seasons of two sci-fi series that previously aired on Sky’s The Zone will premiere next month on Sky Box Sets. Season four of The Strain will screen in its entirety from 7.30 on November 10 and the fourth and final season of Beauty & the Beast from 7.30 on November 26. They will […]

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Sick Note for Sky

Sky’s Box Sets channel will screen season one of the new Nick Frost comedy series, Sick Note, on November 23. The Shaun of the Dead star plays a doctor whose patient, Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, is mis-diagnosed with cancer. Having lost his job and his girlfriend, the seemingly doomed insurance worker suddenly finds himself being […]

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