Tag Archives: The Originals

Critical Condition: Legacies

Legacies | TVNZ OnDemand, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “Julie Plec borrowed from Twilight to make The Vampire Diaries on CW. That show was such a hit, it spawned the spinoff The Originals. Now she cribs from the Harry Potter and X-Men franchises in her latest spinoff, Legacies, about a school for the cursed. The new series features several characters […]

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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 Ratings: Schapelle Gets Early Release on DVD

The Aussie telemovie dramatising the arrest and trial of Schapelle Corby can be bought on DVD from Friday. Schapelle’s release comes barely a week after its Thursday HD broadcast drew 247,150 viewers. While it won its slot with viewers aged five-plus (5.9%), it couldn’t beat Arrow on TV2 in the key demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, […]

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HD Ratings: Arrow’s Bow Doesn’t Wow

TV2’s season premiere of Arrow on Thursday couldn’t pierce the appeal of TV3 warhorse CSI. Arrow averaged 5.7% – 9.6% of the major demographics compared to CSI’s 6.2% – 7.2%. It was more popular with household shoppers and had the edge in the 18-49 demo (6.6% vs 6.3%). But CSI was tops with adults 25-54 […]

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This Week in HD: February 8-14

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) IRB World Sevens (TV One, 6.30) Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) CSI: NY (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Hannibal (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The Blacklist (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R) Movie: Flightplan (TV2, 11.40, […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 5-11

The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals are the latest series to launch online ahead of on air. TVNZ Ondemand will premiere season five of Diaries and the series premiere of The Originals barely a day — 28 hours — after they bow in the US. It’s a double-edged sword for fans: they’ll be […]

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