Tag Archives: Supernatural

Last Rites for The Exorcist?

Could this weekend be the last time The Exorcist (TV2, 9.30) screens in primetime? Last weekend the ratings for the Lethal Weapon stablemate sunk to a season low of 1.1% of TV2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds. The movie spin-off was beaten by both the second half of TV1’s Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and TV3’s Best […]

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HD Heads-Up: Police Ten 7 Heralds Heroic HD Slate

One of TV2’s most popular series, Police Ten 7, at last is making the switch to HD. The long-running crimebusters hit will screen in 1080i from the season premiere on February 12. It will be paired with the return of Highway Patrol while also back that night, in their mid-season premieres, are The Flash and […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 31-February 6

Despite my prediction that many of TV2’s HD staples would return in the first week of February, the network is persisting with more summer movie fodder. But at least one series is back for its final season, Two and a Half Men, which launches with a double-episode 7.30 Wednesday (the last episode airs in the […]

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This Week in HD: February 22-28

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) Dynamo Magician Impossible Specials (TV One, 7.30, F) Season Premiere: Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) The Doctor Blake […]

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This Week in HD: June 15-21

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Coasters (TV One, 7.30) Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown (TV One, 8.00) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: Brothers (TV2, 8.55, 5.1, R) CSI: New York (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) Law […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 15-21

Enjoy the latest camouflaged-camera natural history series in HD on TV One as it appears Penguins: Spy in the Huddle won’t be getting a Blu-ray release here. It premieres on June 18 and is out on Blu-ray in the UK but will be DVD-only in NZ and Australia. The Times called the footage “astonishing … […]

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Pilots Take Leaf Out of Vampire Diaries

Tonight’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 10.30) coincides with news of star Claire Holt (Rebekah) landing her own spin-off series, The Originals. The backdoor pilot for the sister show will be Diaries’ April 25 episode in the US; Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) will co-star. According to the publicity, “The Originals centres on the […]

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HD Highlights: September 14

Sky Movies Greats: Unforgiven (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) Clint Eastwood’s multi-Oscar-winning western shoots accepted conventions full of holes and takes no prisoners when it comes to telling the truth. Rarely has a western redressed the inaccuracies and exaggerations of fiction and film with such steadfast and sometimes amusing authenticity. Yet underlying Unforgiven’s stark revisionism is the genre’s […]

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HD Highlights: August 31

SoHo Highlight: The Promise (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Reading about the dramatic events in her grandfather’s diary, Erin is determined to resolve the mystery surrounding the fate of his charwallah friend Mohammed. This is part three of a four-part epic The New Statesman hailed as “a reflective and excruciatingly well-researched series that throws light on a […]

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HD Highlights: August 10

SoHo Cinema: Iron-Jawed Angels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The inspirational true story of how two young suffragists, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, dared to make a stand for women’s rights and ended up shaping the future of America. Said the US TV Guide: “All the elements for a splendid film about the early days of the women’s […]

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