TV & Radio
2013 has been 12 months of illusionists, idols and infotainment on Kiwi television. James Croot reveals what he considers to be the year's best on the box.
Dannii and Kylie Minogue may invite unhappy comparisons in competing talent shows.
Last month a traumatising death rocked Family Guy fans, now the creators came up with another plot twist.
NZGT winner Renee Maurice was close to ditching her Wellington singing job before winning $100K.
If tonight’s season finale is anything to go by, New Zealand's talent is deep in hiding.
REVIEW: It's as though somebody at the BBC has a time machine.
Stuff didn't ask me to write this blog.
When Downton Abbey's Crawley family sit down to Christmas lunch this year, the meal will have a decidedly royal flavour.
Martin Bashir resigns after suggesting someone should defecate in the mouth of Sarah Palin.
Well, here we are - the penultimate blog post at On The Box...
The Walking Dead brought the first half of its fourth season to a close last night (TV2, 9.30pm) with an action packed hour of television.
TV2 manage to hold on to the top spot for the second straight month, even though we have a new champion at the top of the monthly power rankings!
KATE MEAD - © Fairfax NZ NewsThree celebrities who twerk: Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Beau Bridges.
Mallika Sherawat shouts down a female reporter in an impassioned talk on women's rights.
Expat Kiwi Alan Dale talks about Auckland Daze and exploring his inner bad boy.
STEPHANIE HOLMES - © Fairfax NZ NewsMartin Henderson is playing a "weird version of himself who likes to sit around and talk about himself a lot".
The last analogue television broadcast switched to digital today, but a growing number of viewers couldn't care less.
Mike Tyson is aiming to bag a part in Downton Abbey as he looks to boost his new career in entertainment.
Lewis Collins, a star from the hit British seventies show The Professionals, has died aged 67.
REVIEW: The Tenth Planet starts with the TARDIS materialising on Earth without a sound, proof that Professor River Song was right when she accused the 11th Doctor of landing with the parking brake on.
Broadcaster Geoff Robinson's decision to retire from Radio New Zealand was entirely his own.
Well, this news sucks: TVNZ have announced that Nothing Trivial has been cancelled and will not be returning in 2014.
She sang her heart out in her NZGT audition, and Upper Hutt's Renee Maurice is promising something special in the final.
Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.
I'm not sure how, but a show cancelled 18 months ago has become one of my favourites.
OPINION: Fans are reeling after the death of one of Family Guys' favourite characters - but it is really the end? (SPOILER)
TVNZ gives the two dramas the boot after rating declines, but says new programmes on the way.
Family Guy fans have launched a protest petition after the death of one family members.
Maori TV has brought the old fashioned game show back to Kiwi primetime.
Cricket-mad Laura McGoldrick is the ideal host of Sky TV's The Cricket Show.
A complaint made about a Radio NZ show's discussion about the three strikes law has been partially upheld.
BSA says Futurama episode containing sexual references and innuendo should have aired later.
The creator of The Walking Dead, has spoken for the first time about the rift which nearly tore the hit US series apart from the inside.
As far as "event" episodes go, I reckon The Day Of The Doctor was a winner.
If there was such thing as a time traveller's check list, Frank Danes would tick every box with his short History of Doctor Who.
I wish I hadn't seen Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor at Hoyts Te Awa, Hamilton, yesterday.
Doctor Who delivers on anniversary (spoiler)
Anniversary episode - The Day of the Doctor - is a tale steeped in the Time Lord's own history.
REVIEW: The world will go Doctor Who mad today with the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor.
Exploring the vastness and beauty of Australia's coast for a TV series tasked to some Kiwis and a Scotsman.
Fans queue for 400m in Wellington waiting to see Game of Thrones author George RR Martin.
REVIEW: Doctor Who - Daleks Among Us
News broke this week that Netflix had given Veena Sud six episodes to wrap up The Killing. Which shows should Netflix save next.
They didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition. The first question after Mony Python announced their comeback was from a Spanish journalist, asking why now?
More than 300,000 peoples sign petition urging SA government to deny entry to 'hardcore huntress' Melissa Bachman.
The final new season launch of the season of new season launches took place a couple of nights ago, with Prime revealing their plans for next year.
TV regular Judy Callingham has cancer of the oesophagus, her husband says.
TV channel isn't saying whether it will punish host who wanted someone to defecate in Sarah Palin's mouth.
Former Neighbours' actor Kym Valentine has settled her lawsuit against the producers of the long-running television soap.
The Golden Era of Television has officially come to a close!
It's clear that a threat of cancellation really made the creators think about where the story was going and gave them a focus.