Tag Archives: Underbelly

Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: How to Murder Your Wife

TV Preview: How to Murder Your Wife | TV1, 8.30 Sunday When you’re putting together a telemovie about the sad case of a hen-pecked bloke who finally snaps and kills his wife before chopping her into six bits and burying her in the backyard, playing it for laughs is quite an unusual approach. But that’s what […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Westside

TV Preview: Westside | TV3, 8.30 Sunday I’m clearly disadvantaged when it comes to watching Westside – I’ve never sat through an entire episode of Outrageous Fortune. I gave it a go once, but it was two commercial breaks before I’d realised there were twins not slack continuity, and by then it was too late. I suspect you […]

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Fat Tony’s An Offer You Can’t Refuse?

The Underbelly franchise switches from TV3 to TV1 tonight with the 9.40 premiere of Fat Tony & Co. Although the Sydney Morning Herald reports the true-crime drama is a stand-alone series, “its bloodlines can be directly traced to the original Underbelly and it features an array of characters and actors from that first season”. “It […]

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Good Wife Resurfaces As TV3 Loses Not Just Fox Touch But Also Other Touchstones

One bright spot over the programming upheaval at MediaWorks TV is it opens up TV3’s schedule for an overdue “new” season of The Good Wife. But the series it replaces from 11.15 Tuesday next week, Chicago Fire, isn’t a 20th Century Fox property but an NBC Universal show. It turns out Fox series aren’t the […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: September 8-14

Who has the most talent? Viewers will find out when NZ’s Got Talent and The X Factor USA go to air next month within days of each other. NZ’s Got Talent will premiere on September 9 (TV One 7.30), with judges Rachel Hunter, Ali Campbell and Jason Kerrison, while X Factor will have a two-hour launch on […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: January 28-February 3

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i  Saturday TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30) Keeping Up With the Joneses (TV One, 7.00) Movie: Deception (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, R) Winners & Losers (TV One, 10.40, R) Sunday Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, R) North (TV One, 7.00, […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: January 28-February 3

Monsters vs Aliens and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian will have their free-to-air HD premieres on TV3 in the last week of January. It’s also the week in which TV3 and TV2 will clear the decks for a raft of new-season programmes. Expect TV3’s February highlights to include Homeland, Terra Nova, Bones, […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 7

Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud last night sunk to its lowest ratings yet. The fourth of six episodes was watched by only 5.5% of 25-54 year-olds, which was almost half of the 9.9% that tuned into its premiere three weeks earlier. The trend was similar in other demographics but viewership across all […]

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Will the Walking Dead-vs-Sons of Anarchy Shootout Be Fatal for Underbelly NZ?

Will the Walking Dead-vs-Sons of Anarchy Shootout Be Fatal for Underbelly NZ?

How Underbelly NZ fares 9.30pm Wednesdays could be determined by tonight’s season-three finale of Sons of Anarchy. After months of dominating this slot, Anarchy last week took a big hit from episode two of TV2’s new HD rival, The Walking Dead. With males aged 18-39, The Walking Dead rated 10% versus Anarchy’s 5.8% and with all […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: May 7-13

ScreenScribe.tv’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Sunday Bigger Better Faster Stronger (TV3, 5.00, R) Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) Joey (TV2, 6.30, R) Modern Family (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) The Middle (TV2, 7.30) CSI: Miami (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The Good […]

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