TV & Radio

Royal prank DJ 'groped' by taxi driver

Ready for work again ... Former 2Day FM host Mel Greig arrives at the Radio Festival 2014 industry conference in Salford.

Radio host Mel Greig, famous for her involvement in an infamous royal prank call, has claimed she was indecently assaulted by a taxi driver.

Prime News production moves to NZ

TV3, MediaWorks

Future of news anchors Eric Young and Charlotte Bellis is uncertain as MediaWorks takes over production of Prime News.

A recipe for an unlikely hit

LEAD CHARACTERS: Lars Knutzon plays Bent Sejro, finance minister of the moderate party; Sidse Babett Knudsen is Moderate party leader Birgitte Nyborg; and Pilou Asbaek is spin doctor Kasper Juul in the show Borgen.

How has a Danish political drama captivated a nation and become the hottest show in Europe?

Demi wants a Scandal

Does Olivia Pope need an assistant? Demi Lovato has put her hand up for the job.

Demi Lovato wants a role in Scandal.

Girls on a mission

CLEAR AMBITIONS: Allison Williams as Marnie on Girls.

In this season of Girls, Hannah and friends are each chasing their own goals and dreams.

Downton's happy Christmas

Joanne Froggatt as Anna on Downton Abbey.

The Downton Abbey Christmas special promises good cheer … and romance.

Ido's Offspring romance

Ido Drent plays counsellor Lawrence Pethbridge in Aussie drama Offspring.

Former Shortland Street star Ido Drent talks about his role in Offspring and his plan to find work in America.

GoT: Coldhands theory debunked video

NIGHT'S WATCHMEN: Benjen Stark with Jon Snow before he disappeared ranging beyond the Wall.

A popular Game of Thrones fan theory regarding the identity of the character Coldhands has been debunked. Spoiler alert!

Crime and punishment

DRUG ADDICT TO DOCTOR: Dr Paul Wood appears in the first episode of The Trouble With Murder, talking about his life behind bars and how he turned his life around.

The Trouble With Murder goes inside NZ's criminal justice system, aiming to give a better understanding of how sentencing for murder works.

TV Guide's top 5 picks

OFFSPRING RETURNS: The Proudmans are back in a new series of the Aussie drama.

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

Is this the worst TV show in history? video

Meet the Royals ... Elizabeth Hurley stars as Queen Helena, centre, and Vincent Regan as King Simon in a show so bad it might be good to watch.

Television is no stranger to scraping the bottom of the barrel. And then, along comes The Royals.

Nelson stars in crowdfunded sitcom

FUNNY PEOPLE: The cast and crew of B-Rabbit, a pilot sitcom that has just finished filming in Nelson, are Breigh Fouhy, from left, Daniel Allan, Laura Irish, Isaac Thomas and Steve Wilson.

A Nelson actor took matters into her own hands to create a sitcom pilot, using local people, local places and helped by local generosity.

Soap actress sacked after lying about her age

Sacked actress Katie Redford was due to join the Coronation Street cast as Sarah-Louise Platt’s daughter Bethany.

Soap operas aren't known for being very realistic, but for British series Coronation Street casting a 25-year-old to play a 14-year-old was one step too far.

NZ On Screen's video vault

Ewen Gilmour in Pulp Comedy NZ On Screen

This week we remember Prince Tui Teka, Ian Morris and Ewen Gilmour, while Auckland turns 175.

Coronation Street's Anne Kirkbride dies video

BELOVED ACTRESS: Coronations Street's Anne Kirkbride has died.

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street for 44 years, has died.

Fox confirms X-Files reboot talks

BACK FOR A REBOOT The X Files' Scully and Mulder.

Maybe now FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully will have the chance to get to the bottom of the spooky, supernatural events plaguing the US.

Big TV deals for Sydney siege victims

Marcia Mikhael is rescued from the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney.

Siege survivors are reportedly being paid about $1.6 million combined in deals by Australian rival networks Seven and Nine.

The Bachelor NZ host named

The Bachelor NZ host Mike Puru.

The Edge radio host Mike Puru has been announced as the host of the upcoming series The Bachelor New Zealand.

Mixed reviews for Whitney biopic

Biopic ... Yaya DaCosta (left) as Whitney Houston.

A biopic on iconic vocalist Whitney Houston had aired in the US, and rave reviews were hard to come by.

Hail the great off-screeners

Cheers to you Vera: The only view Cheers viewers get of the wife of Norm, centre, is a back one.

We salute our best-loved and most intriguing invisible stars of television.

From whale rider to warrior monk video

NEW CHALLENGE: Keisha Castle-Hughes GOT character weilds a 7-foot spear.

The new season of Game of Thrones hits screens in April with fights to the death and even more skin on display promises Kiwi star Keisha Castle-Hughes.

'Girls' go back to school

GIRLS IS BACK: Lena Dunham plays Hannah Horvath in the series and says the fourth season will see signs the girls are maturing.

Season four of Girls is here and Lena Dunham says we will finally see signs the girls are maturing.

Kiwi Bachelor hunt heats up

Rose

Sorry ladies - the hunky "headless horseman" on the teaser ads for upcoming TV show The Bachelor NZ has already been rounded up!

Can you believe it? Sharknado 3 gets confirmed

Chain(saw) reaction: Ian Ziering to return after <i>Sharknado 2</i>.

A third outing is planned for Sharknado, with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid to reprise their roles.

Gillian Anderson sparks X-Files campaign

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: Sci-fi series The X-Files, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, could be getting a reboot.

Gillian Anderson has kicked off a drive to bring back spooky sci-fi series The X-Files.

Thunderbirds new look revealed

THE NEW CREW: The Tracy brothers new look has been revealed.

Thunderbirds Are Go has released the first picture of International Rescue's new look Tracy brothers.

What's really cooking at Breakfast

UP EARLY: Breakfast's Rawdon Christie and Ali Pugh.

Instead of asking Breakfast crew how their 2014 went, thought we’d give you a glimpse of Breakfast banter behind the scenes.

Guy Williams' Tweet talk

SERIAL TWEETER: Guy Williams.

What does Guy Williams have in common with Pope Francis, Kim Kardashian and John Key?

Masculinity in crisis - Is it time to man up?

TIME TO MAN UP? Bear Grylls

Action man Bear Grylls is concerned that masculinity is in crisis. "In the old days, you had your bow and arrow. Now? Everyone's just Tweeting and Facebooking."

Ellen shuts down anti-gay Christian pastor video

Ellen DeGeneres hits back at the pastor, saying she isn't "married", instead she is married (no quotation marks).

Ellen DeGeneres has lambasted an article written by a Christian pastor who accused the comedian of pushing a gay agenda on her television show. 

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