Tag Archives: The Walking Dead

Critical Condition: American Gods

American Gods (Amazon Prime, from today) “Adapted from the 2001 bestseller by erudite geek icon Neil Gaiman, the new Starz series is the latest act of aesthetic derring-do and sophisticated irreverence from Bryan Fuller, the cult TV producer-god who made Hannibal Lecter mesmerising and biting again. Fuller’s eclectic work (which includes the more whimsical but no less […]

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New Life for The Walking Dead

The season seven finale of The Walking Dead was the lowest rating on US TV since season two’s in 2012 and down sharply on season six’s. But here it improved on what’s been a lacklustre mid-season and exited with the zombie drama’s highest ratings this year. It won the 9.45 hour in all the core demographics, […]

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Fear the Walking Dead Nears

SoHo will air season three of Fear the Walking Dead within hours of the US. Sky’s premium drama channel is still finalising slots for the Walking Dead spin-off but has confirmed each week’s episode will go out on Monday afternoons, starting June 5. Unlike Game of Thrones, which HBO allowed to be simulcast globally, FTWD’s licensing deal […]

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End is ‘Nigh for Grimm

The final season of Grimm will premiere here three days after it ends in the US. Season six will screen 8.30 Mondays from April 3 on The Zone. Why the channel has taken so long to schedule it is unclear, given its heroic catch-up last year with previous seasons. Like SoHo’s belated bow of Bates Motel’s final season, the […]

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APB All But DOA

TVNZ 1’s Monday line-up must be on borrowed time as the ratings for APB and Blindspot continue to languish. Monday’s episode of APB averaged only 2.0% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, while Blindspot averaged 1.9% and was out-rated by the second half of Prime’ movie, Exit Wounds. In the 18-49 demographic, the crime dramas and […]

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This Week in HD: February 11 – 17

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Wonder of Animals (TV3, 4.55)  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Animals Make You Laugh Out Loud (TV2, 5.00, R)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson (Prime, 6.30, R) Posh Pawn (TV1, 7.00, R) Movie: […]

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TVNZ 2 Upends Scheduling Legacy for New Line-Up

TVNZ 2 will use the return of My Kitchen Rules and the premiere of 24: Legacy to shake up its schedule. The Australian MKR will air 7.30 Sunday-Tuesday from February 12 while 24: Legacy and new episodes of Lethal Weapon will turn traditionally touchy-feely Tuesday nights into an action expo. This Is Us, which originally aired […]

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24: Legacy to Screen Within 24 Hours of the US

TVNZ 2 will be one of more than 160 channels that rolls out 24: Legacy worldwide within 24 hours of the spin-off’s US premiere. The thriller goes to air on Fox on February 5 and will screen here 8.30 Mondays ahead of The Walking Dead. “The 24 franchise is a true cultural phenomenon and we are excited to […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 7

Glum about Grimm … Bare bones Zone … Harrowing Darryl hour …  Grim news for Grimm fans: the sixth, shortest and final season won’t premiere on Sky’s The Zone channel until March. The first of the last 13 episodes goes to air in the US on January but The Zone will delay its debut  for […]

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Humans Fans to See Double

If you missed Monday’s season premiere of Humans, and can’t bear to catch up with it on MediaWorks’ SD streaming service, 3Now, TV3 will repeat it on Sunday night. The re-run will pre-empt Best of Graham Norton at 9.30, after Grand Designs NZ, and spearheads a same-week repeat strategy that TV3 hopes will boost audience […]

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