Tag Archives: Dallas

Doug Coutts: Empire

TV Preview: Empire | TV2, 8.45 Tuesday There’s a school of thought that reckons there are only seven stories and that every story ever written is a variation of one or more of them. And that goes a long way to explain the feeling of déjà vu you might be feeling while watching Empire. The […]

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This Week in HD: January 3-9

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Movie: Mr Magoo (TV2, 5.15, R) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Dumb and Dumber (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: Johnny English Reborn (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Network Movie Premiere: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (TV3, 9.00, 5.1) Movie: The Mask (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 3-9

TV1 will screen in HD a BBC variation on Prime’s ANZAC Girls starring Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) as a Western Front nurse during World War I. Crimson Field is being run out as a miniseries over three nights (Sunday-Tuesday) after its surprise axing in the UK. Writer Sarah Phelps (EastEnders) was “gutted” to learn the […]

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This Week in HD: July 12-18

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV One, 5.25) Modern Family (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) The Amazing Race (TV2, 6.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Movie: Hoodwinked (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 7.00) Undercover Boss USA (TV One, 8.35) Saturday Murder […]

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HD Ratings: 666 Loses Numbers Game

666 Park Avenue has become the first HD casualty of the new season, with TV2 consigning the supernatural flop to late-night. It will air 11pm-ish Sundays from February 10, with this week’s episode, the third, being the last to air 8.30 Friday (it and lead-in The Amazing Race are being replaced by Mr T’s World’s Craziest Fools […]

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HD Ratings: Alice and Rings Lord It Over Rivals

TV2’s HD transmissions of Alice in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won their time slots in most of the key demographics. Sunday’s Alice averaged 8.3% – 10.3% opposite TV3’s HD re-run of Madagascar (4.8% – 6.1%) while Friday’s King drew 5.0% – 8.0% over its four-hour broadcast. King’s […]

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This Week in HD: December 22-28

NZ’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30, R) The Food Truck (TV One, 7.00, R) The Voice (TV2, 7.30, F) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.25, 5.1) Pan Am (TV One, 9.35, 5.1) Homeland (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R, F) Sunday ITM […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: December 22-28

The Ewings will ride again when TV One saddles up the HD reboot of Dallas on December 28. It will air 8.30pm Fridays in double-episodes on the same channel that aired the original Southfork soap 30 years ago. People magazine thought it “a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure” and […]

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TVNZ Announces ETA for New Season Shows

One of TV One’s HD high-flyers for 2012, Pan Am, heralds an influx of US drama on the network. Others include Alcatraz, which stars Sam Neill in a new Lost-like mystery from JJ Abrams, Unforgettable (ex-detective with “the memory of an elephant” goes back on the beat) and Person of Interest (ex-FBI agent becomes a […]

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