Tag Archives: The X-Files

Critical Condition: Project Blue Book

Project Blue Book | TVNZ OnDemand, from Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “History’s new scripted drama is ‘based on true events,’ or at least the recorded instances of possible UFO sightings and the Air Force’s subsequent investigations during the 1950’s and ’60s … It digs into a specific and perhaps forgotten portion of history, brings it to life, and […]

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Don’t Overlook … People of Earth

People of Earth | TVNZ 2, 12.45am Saturday ➢ “TBS’s comedy hot streak continues with this new comedy executive produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). Starring The Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, this idiosyncratic series centers on incredulous reporter Ozzie Graham (Cenac) as he probes a support group for alien abductees —sorry, I mean […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 15

➢ TVNZ 2 is exiting The X-Files from primetime — when the rebooted series returns, it will be in a late-night slot: 11.10 Fridays from March 2. The network is using its US hiatus to replace it with the reality hour, First Dates Australia, which starts its 8.30 Thursday season tonight. Last week’s X-Files rated […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 1

➢ TVNZ 2’s The X-Files is going off-air for a couple of weeks because it’s being pre-empted in the US (it screens here within 24 hours of its Fox TV broadcast). TVNZ 2 will replace it with First Dates Australia on February 15 and 22, which coincides with the network re-instating its wall-to-wall reality block, with the return of  Police […]

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HD Ratings: Food for Thought

TVNZ 1’s Thursday line-up took a tumble after dominating last week’s 25-54 ratings. A History of Comedy plummeted more than four ratings points, with its 25-54 average collapsing from 5.1% to this week’s 1.8%. Similarly, lead-in Eat Well for Less shed two points, from 6.2% to 4.2%, opposite TVNZ 2’s surging Family Food Fight, which averaged […]

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HD Ratings: Stand-Up Comedy a Stand-Out

TVNZ 1’s new History of Comedy series is leaving the network laughing in the ratings. Thursday’s episode averaged 5.1% of the channel’s 25-54 target audience, compared to 3.3% for TVNZ 2’s The X-Files and 2.9% for Three’s re-run of the movie Jarhead. It also largely won the hour in the other core commercial demographics but […]

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Critical Condition: The X-Files (S11)

The X-Files | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday ➢ “With a confidence that was lacking in the six episodes that made up Season 10, there are some intriguing mysteries, some eerie moments, solid action, and — praise the Lord and little green men — a fantastic comedy installment written and directed by the always-amazing Darin Morgan […]

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New Year HD Highlights

   Saturday The X Factor UK (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Agent Cody Banks (TV3, 7.00) MasterChef Junior USA (Prime, 7.30) The Toy Box (TV1, 8.25) Movie: Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls (TV2, 8.30, R) Agatha Raisin (Prime, 8.30) Movie: Romancing the Stone (TV3, 8.55, R) Coronation Street (TV1, 9.20) Father Brown (Prime, […]

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Spooky Summer for X-Files Fans

TVNZ 2 will screen the latest season of The X-Files within hours of the US. The 11th season will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 4, ahead of season five re-runs of Sensing Murder. “Season 11 appears to centre on Mulder and Scully’s son, William, whom Scully had to give up for adoption for his safety not […]

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Critical Condition: Lore

Lore | Amazon Prime, from today ➢ “The challenges of transferring an audio-only format to a video medium can be seen in Amazon’s Lore, based on the popular and award-winning podcast from Aaron Mahnke. Boasting a superstar team of producers including Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Ben Silverman (The Office) and Glen Morgan (The X-Files), […]

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