Tag Archives: Dr. Ken

TVNZ to Roll Out New Post-Survivor Comedies

  TVNZ 2 will use the May 7 launch of Survivor NZ to promote two new comedy series and resurrect a third. Survivor NZ will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Mondays, with the former displacing new episodes of The Simpsons. Premiering 7.30 Tuesday on May 9 will be American Housewife while the 7.30 Wednesday lead-in to the return of Dr […]

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This Week in HD: July 23 – 29

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Tiger – Spy in the Jungle (TV3, 4.50) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: Chicken Little (TV2, 5.20, R)  Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Smurfs 2 (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Rio 2 (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Series Premiere: Tonight at the London Palladium (TV1, 7.30) […]

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HD Ratings: Big Bang Back With a Bang

The latest bombshell on The Big Bang Theory won’t screen here for another month but the previous shocker, in which Sheldon and Amy consummated their relationship, largely won its time slot on Wednesday. It averaged 7.3% – 10.8% of the core commercial demographics, and scored channel shares of 26.9 – 33.5. Only among 25-54 year-olds did it […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Dr. Ken

DR. KEN | TV2, 7.30 Wednesday There have been many great sitcoms produced in America: Newhart, Barney Miller, Cheers, Seinfeld to name a few.   Equally, there’s been a lot of dreck put out – Joanie Loves Chachi (a spinoff from Happy Days, itself appallingly weak and guffaw-free), most of those reversioned-for-the-US British sitcoms like The […]

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This Week in HD: February 6 – 12

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Hikoi: The Land March (TV1, 5.00, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Herbie: Fully Loaded (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: Turbo (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Series Premiere: Posh Pawn (TV1 8.10) Network Movie Premiere: Zoolander (TV2, 8.50, R) The Great […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 26

Expect TV2 to have completed its new-season roll-out by the third week in February. That’s when it will replace its summer Monday movie slot with local drama Filthy Rich, which will also air 8.30 Tuesdays, and new episodes of The Walking Dead (9.30 Mondays), with the latter again airing within a day of its US broadcast. How to Get Away With […]

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