Tag Archives: Californication

New to Sky Box Sets in September

The first two seasons of Billions and all three seasons of Penny Dreadful are among next month’s Sky Box Sets highlights while Hank Moody addicts can get their Californication fix in a nightly binge of all seven seasons. Screening in order of their transmission will be: Jane the Virgin S3a Fargo S3 The Borgias S2 Banshee […]

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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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SoHo Says Hello to Ladies

Sky’s SoHo channel has exclusively secured a new comedy series from Ricky Gervais collaborator Stephen Merchant and the next season of the Matt LeBlanc sensation, Episodes. It’s picked up Merchant’s Hello Ladies through its alliance with HBO. He plays a gawky Brit in LA who’s obsessed with finding the woman of his dreams amid the […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 2-5

Homeland’s been renewed for a third season but it’s unlikely to return in a plum primetime slot if its ratings don’t improve. While the Emmy-winner has hit a series high in the US, on TV3 it comes up sharply short against TV2’s Grey’s Anatomy and TV One’s Beyond the Darklands. True, that’s exceptionally tough competition […]

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This Week in HD: September 29-October 5

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday NZ’s Got Talent (TV One, 4.55, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Movie: The Children of Huang Shi (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: September 29-October 5

Forget about Four’s “same week as the States” programming – what about same day? That’s essentially what TV3 will do when it does an X Factor with Homeland and launches season two within a few hours of its US premiere. It starts on Showtime on September 30 and on TV3 on October 1 (at 8.35, […]

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At Last – True Blood, Uncut and in HD!

Sky has announced the latest season of True Blood will premiere in HD on SoHo 10 days after its SD run ends on Prime. “Catch the brand new season of True Blood, fresh from its HBO airing, uncut and in high definition,” reads the press release. Peculiarly, however, the first-run episodes will air as a […]

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Tonight in HD: May 16

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Chandler can’t deal with Kathy’s handsome co-star; Rachel struggles to get a customer to ask her out; Monica misses being the hostess. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Jill struggles with her feelings; Brodie makes a promise he can’t keep; Phoenix gets out of his depth. Situation Critical (TV One, 8.00) A new […]

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Tonight in HD: April 25

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Afflicted with a mysterious skin condition on his butt, Ross seeks advice from Phoebe’s herbalist; Monica can’t decide what to do about Pete when she thinks he is going to propose. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Murray faces an unforeseen rival; Daniel backs his vision; Hunter learns a dark secret. Modern Family […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 18

HD newcomer Drug Bust was an instant hit on TV3 last night, when it proved much bigger, better, faster, stronger than its rivals. The premiere won its slot, opposite TV2’s The Amazing Race and TV One’s The Claim Game, in the demographic TV3 is targeting this year, 25-54 year-olds (which traditionally has been TV One’s […]

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