It's the battle of the Kiwi reality TV shows - and it seems wannabe chefs are winning the ratings war.
From the moment it was announced Neil Gaiman was writing last night's episode of Doctor Who I had high hopes.
Simon Cowell believes TV singing competitions are "beginning to look the same".
As with last year, I'm not sure what I think of Once Upon A Time.
The judges of The X Factor are slowly but surely proving that they are unqualified to be mentoring "artists".
Revisiting the 'TV that defined a generation' exposes the true horrors of turn-of-the-century shows.
For more than 25 years Yeardley Smith has been the voice of Lisa Simpson.
How do you top having sex with ghosts and wearing a bra made out of teeth sent in by your fans?
Aussie behind controversial sex documentary says virgins from around the world are lining up to take part.
Has Home and Away jumped the shark? (spoiler)
Home and Away gets more and more sensational as cast member reveals he was dumped after criticising writers.
Brian May thinks The Voice is an "insult to music".
Jen O'Shea's attempt to get on The Ellen show meant revealing a very personal secret.
The final season has begun, with one of the best debut episodes in recent memory.
As the show with the kinkiest leeches on television continues, Nelson Mail reporters and bloggers Sarah Dunn and Adam Roberts continue their discussions about the land of Westeros.
Yeardley Smith has been playing an 8-year-old girl for almost 25 years, but the end is in sight - almost.
That finale, and the plans for next season, may have put me off the show entirely.
What started slow ended without any surprises. But did the judges make the right decision in the end?
We're giving two fans the opportunity to interview the stars of Shortland St live on Stuff.co.nz.
A certain long-running crime series is the most inconsistent show of the year.
The X Factor's judges are right "proud" but too much of the first live show falls flat.
Stan Walker calls fellow X Factor judge Daniel Bedingfield out on his dramatic tendencies.
Former Packed to the Rafters actor is in a serious condition after a car accident in Sydney.
Kiwi supermodel Rachel Hunter is coming home, and she's single.
With only 16 episodes left in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul talks to Kate Mead about his role of a lifetime.
Each year, thousands of Kiwis sing, cook and dance their hearts out in the hope of becoming reality TV stars. Now the A-listers want to make their dreams come true.
BENJAMIN RYANIn a TV world dominated by fake characters and reality stars, The Doctor stands tall, writes Benjamin Ryan.
Exponents frontman Jordan Luck talks to Janie Smith about a documentary filmed to celebrate the band's 30-year history.
Somebody out there does, and they've paid a shocking $2.33 million at auction for the privilege.
Leon Wadham does not consider himself famous, despite having a leading role in the popular New Zealand show Go Girls.
REVIEW: There's lots to like in this late Victorian tale.
Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs has debuted a comedy spoof of himself appearing in his "favourite show of all time," Downton Abbey.
Actor James Nesbitt is in Wanaka filming a Perfect Woman Competition.
FAITH BECKHAMFive nights a week is not enough for Faith Beckham to tune in to Shortland St.
All Sky Television's channels are back on air after Chorus fixed a fault in a fibre-optic cable
Sean "Diddy" Combs will not be appearing on TV drama Downton Abbey despite tweets saying he would join the cast.
Shortland Street has a new bride, but actress Beth Allen isn't happy that her character never got to wear the traditional dress.
Here's what I'm looking forward to among the newly announced US shows.
DANIELLE BALMER'I will continue to support Shortland Street no matter what other people say," Danielle Balmer writes.
Shorty was on the TV when mum was giving birth to me - no wonder the show has made such an impact.
Snooki and JWoww, one with a baby, the other with a serious boyfriend, have all grown up. Kinda.
Fletcher Mills will join the 12 finalists for The X Factor's live shows, starting this Sunday.
Ah, the excitement of Upfronts Week is upon us again - that time of year when the major US networks (CBS, Fox, NBC, ABC and The CW) announce their new schedules (set to debut in September/October), reveal their slate of new pickups, and announce which existing shows have been cancelled or renewed.
Game of Thrones thrives in the steamy affair between fantasy and cartography.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be - though Sky's new Jones! channel makes it superficially tempting.
It was BBC presenter Paula White's last day on the job and it seems she had a few celebratory drinks before going on air.
HIMYM mother finally revealed (spoiler)
After eight seasons of remorseless teasing, How I Met Your Mother finally shows - wait for it - Mrs Ted.
As the show with the highest incidence of bear attacks on television continues, Nelson Mail reporters and bloggers Sarah Dunn and Adam Roberts continue their discussions about the land of Westeros.
Annie Stephens has been obsessed with Shortland St for the majority of her life.
Emmy-winning US television thriller 24 will return next year with its lead star, Kiefer Sutherland, after a four-year hiatus.
What is the worst TV theme song you've heard?
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