Filthy Rich American-Style

Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall will star in a Fox TV re-make of TVNZ 2’s Filthy Rich. Filthy Rich, which is being eyed as a companion for hip-hop family drama Empire, was one of five Fox drama pilots which generated strong buzz consistently throughout the pilot process,” Deadline reports. This marks a happy ending for Filthy […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in June

Next month’s Sky Box Sets will screen a slew of series new to the channel and a True Blood marathon. None of the newcomers are NZ premieres but include an early HBO series not seen in years, the outstanding Carnivàle (the bad news is it will be in SD). Other debuts will include Patrick Melrose, Britannia, […]

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Schedule Watch: May 12

Fans of The Big Bang Theory get a huge bang for their buck this week with Wednesday’s episode (TVNZ 2, 8.00), Friday’s double-episode series finale (TVNZ 2, 7.30) and a cast takeover of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert later the same night (Prime, 11.30). A trailer for the final hour includes clips from the […]

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TVNZ OnDemand Adds The Victim

Widely acclaimed BBC thriller The Victim will be available to stream as a complete series on TVNZ OnDemand from May 27. It stars Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) as a grieving mother who accuses online the man she suspects killed her son. But is he a notorious child murderer or a victim of mistaken identity? “Grab a […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 11 – 17

   Saturday     Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad      Day | TVNZ 2, 7.00     Star Wars: Return of the Jedi | Three, 7.00    The Italian Job | TVNZ 2, 8.30    The Purge: Anarchy | Three, 9.30    Con Air | TVNZ 2, 10.45    The Silence of the Lambs | Three, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 18 – 24

➢➢ With the departure of The Big Bang Theory, TVNZ is dismantling its Wednesday night comedy block. From May 22, new episodes of Travel Guides Australia will screen from 7.30. The first will be teamed with the season finale of Young Sheldon and A Big Bang Theory Farewell. Thereafter, tabloid documentaries will air at 8.30 to create a […]

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Schedule Watch: May 8

TVNZ 2 is revising its Friday night schedule to improve its prospects against Three’s top-rating light-ent line-up. It’s pre-empting this week’s episode of The Simpsons so Best Foods Comedy Gala can start earlier at 7.30. This will provide it a stronger lead-in from Shortland Street and give it a head-start on Three’s The Graham Norton […]

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New to Blu: May 8 – 14

The Mule ➢ “While the transfer does have some minor problems, like a few moments of aliasing/shimmering in the image, for the most part, viewers will be pleased. Details are sharp and many of the outdoor scenes provide some real depth to them, although indoor and nighttime sequences do come off as a bit ‘flatter’ […]

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HD Ratings: MKR Continues to Lead DWTS

Dancing With the Stars lost to My Kitchen Rules for the second night in a row on Monday. The extra-long edition of MKR won its slot in all the core commercial demographics, beating not only DWTS but also its popular stablemate, The Rookie. MKR averaged 8.3% of the 25-54 demo (vs DWTS’ 6.7% and The […]

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SoHo Nukes Tonight’s Chernobyl

SoHo’s premiere of Sky-HBO drama Chernobyl has been postponed until 5.00 Friday. It was meant to have screened tonight at 9.30 but hasn’t been delivered in time. “It was a delivery issue – outside our control and literally just happened,” a Sky spokeswoman said this evening. The premiere also won’t stream on Neon until Friday. […]

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