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New to Blu: May 12 – 18

The original Scarface makes it mark here on Blu-ray for the first time as part of ViaVision’s excellent Imprint series of vintage restorations. It includes both the theatrical and censored versions of Howard Hawks’ 1932 gangster classic, as well as: Audio commentary with film historian Drew Casper (on theatrical cut) Video interview with film critic Matthew […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 22 – 28

➢➢ Given the themed programming of its Monday and Tuesday crime franchise double-bills, you would thought Three might have replaced The Rookie with Magnum P.I. as the new Wednesday night Hawaii Five-O stablemate. Instead, it will launch on May 26 a two-year-old procedural that’s since been canned. L.A.’s Finest stars Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union as the […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ 1 Top Dog on Tuesday

TVNZ 1’s The Dog House has bounded back to being a top performer two weeks after the second season started “paw”-ly. Tuesday’s episode easily won the 8.30 hour, with 5.1% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 4.4% of its next key demographic, 18-49s. That’s a big leap from its April 27 return, when […]

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Neon Adds Gomorrah in May

Neon will stream the great Italian gangster saga Gomorrah from May 24 — but at this stage it will be only season one. Sky has yet to confirm when or if the rest of the series will stream but it seems likely given S4 is about to premiere on HBO Max in the US. “Gomorrah […]

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New to SoHo in June

The third and final season of the knockout Australian hitman dramedy Mr Inbetween will premiere next month on SoHo. It will air 8.30 Thursdays from June 24, a month after its FX and Foxtel bows, as the anchor for a comedy block that includes S3 of Motherland and newcomer Intelligence. Mr Inbetween opens with Ray […]

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HD Ratings: Apprentice Has Work to Do

TVNZ 1’s premiere of The Apprentice Aotearoa improved on the previous series in the network’s 8.30 Monday time slot. But it couldn’t top Three’s 9-1-1 and benefitted from soft competition on TVNZ 2, the low-rating Kiwi drama Vegas. The debut averaged 2.8% of TVNZ 1’s core 25-54 demographic and 1.9% of 18-49 year-olds. The season […]

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New to Sky Movies in June

Sky Movies Premiere Monsoon Dragged Across Concrete Unhinged Dinner With Friends 100 Things Radioactive The New Mutants Disclosure After We Collided Jiu Jitsu Greed David Crosby: Remember My Name Baby Done Charlatan Secret: Dare to Dream Sky Movies Greats Speed Southpaw Sky Movies Classics The River Wild Three Amigos! The Freshman The Thomas Crown Affair […]

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HD Ratings: IOU Pays Off for Three

Three’s new Thursday night show Celebrity IOU turned out to be a big plus after Holey Moley’s sub-par ratings. Despite being a late addition to the schedule, the Discovery series appealed to far more 25-54 year-olds, Three’s target audience, than its time-slot predecessor. It averaged 3.6% of this demo to challenge the supremacy of TVNZ […]

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HD Ratings: Three Unmasks Another Winner

As expected, Three’s premiere of The Masked Singer NZ on Sunday was a foot-stomping crowdpleaser. The Married at First Sight Australia successor averaged 6.7% of the network’s core commercial audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 5.4% of its next key demopraphic, 18-49 year-olds. And despite critics carping it was “more cringe than binge” and “likely to get real-old, […]

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New to View: May 9 – 15

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ The Masked Singer NZ Three, 7.00 Here’s The Spinoff’s guide to who the mystery singers may be behind the masks. Continues 7.30 Monday, when it will compete with TVNZ 2’s Popstars. Monday ➢ The Apprentice Aotearoa TVNZ 1, 8.30 A more apt title could […]

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