Tag Archives: The Muppets

Muppets High on Networks’ Hit Lists

It’s time to stop the music — cancellations are flying thicker than the Swedish Chef’s accent in the US today, with the networks axing a slew of shows, including The Muppets, Castle and Containment. Variety reports The Muppets’ cancellation came after a mid-season show runner change failed to turn around disappointing ratings. “The show underperformed following a […]

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This Week in HD: November 14 – 20

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Puss in Boots (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: The Bounty Hunter (TV2, 8.45, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (TV3, […]

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HD Ratings: Supergirl Not Super Enough

TV2’s new supersized Sunday line-up still couldn’t topple TV3’s dynamic duo of The Block NZ: Villa Wars and Grand Designs NZ. Because of these shows’ pulling power, TV3 won the night in three of the four core commercial demographics: 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54. The Block averaged 8.5% – 10.8% of these demos against Supergirl’s 5.8% […]

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This Week in HD: October 31 – November 6

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Network Movie Premiere: ParaNorman (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: What We Do in the Shadows (TV2, 8.30) Network Movie Premiere: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters (TV3, 9.00) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: TV2 Plans Killer Changes

TV2 is quitting a series that’s been a drag on its Friday night ratings for new episodes of Killer Karaoke. Season two, in which Mark McGrath takes over from Steve-O, will replace RuPaul’s Drag Race from November 6 at 9.30 in a bid to stiffen competition for TV3’s time-slot winning 7 Days. The overhaul is part of […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 31 – November 5

TV2 is using a hell of a Halloween weekend to try to scare the bejesus out of TV3 the same week it pre-empts its Wednesday comedy block. After failing to defeat or even match TV3’s runaway hit, The Block NZ: Villa Wars, from Sunday-Thursday, TVNZ is banking on The Muppets, Supergirl and movies to restore […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s 2016 Season

TVNZ today unveiled its line-up for 2016 and issued this press release emphasising its “strong focus” on local content and some of the best of what’s available from around the world. Leading the local slate is the new multi-night drama series Filthy Rich; spectacular Sir Edmund Hillary drama series Hillary; and gritty new drama Dirty Laundry. Other […]

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It’s Time to Light the Lights: TVNZ Unveils New Season Highlights Early

Today TVNZ will reveal its new season coups two months earlier than normal, as it fast-tracks increasingly more shows from the US fall line-up Most of these will screen first in SD on TVNZ’s Ondemand service but a significant number, including the latest seasons of hits like The Big Bang Theory and The Flash, will […]

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New to Blu: May 16-22

You can’t go past the Blu-ray 3D release of Hugo. “Breathtaking is perhaps the best way to describe this reference quality transfer from Paramount. “Hugo won Oscars for its cinematography, art direction, and visual effects, and this often jaw-droppingly beautiful 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 effort showcases all those elements to perfection, while transforming the 3D presentation from […]

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