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Tonight in HD: May 8 CSI: Miami’s David Caruso Bigger Better Faster Stronger (TV3, 5.00, R) James Coleman and Greg Page try to come up with a power-shower that uses the least amount of water. Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) As the girls try their best to support Hanna when she returns from the hospital, everyone has their own ‘surprises’ to deal with; Aria and Ezra suspect someone is on to them. Joey (TV2, 6.30,…

HDTV Ratings: September 5 September 6, 2012 3 Comments TV3′s penultimate episode of The Block NZ helped the network to win Wednesday night but couldn’t stop viewers from deserting its new drama series, The Killing. The whodunit that originally aired on SoHo averaged 5.6% – 7.7% of key demographics, which is a strong result for a 9.30 drama on TV3. But viewership halved over the hour. For instance, The Killing opened with 11.0% of TV3′s…

HDTV Movie Premieres: June 4-10 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: TV3, 8.30pm Saturday. The whip-cracking bone-kicker’s back – older, crankier and with a whippersnapper who wants to try on his Fedora for size. Indy IV amusingly completes the family circle but can’t keep up with the other Joneses in the 30-year-old francise, largely because of a convoluted plot that lurches from one cliffhanger to another and surprisingly cruddy visual effects. Steven…

HD Heads-Up: Twilight, Br > 21. Jan, 2010 0 Comments Twilight will make its HDTV premiere on February 7 when it screens 8.30pm on Sky Movies. The teen vampire romance that could have been a 90210 with fans instead explores the mythology of the undead with the bewitching intrigue, if not adult sophistication, of TV’s True Blood. The channel’s other HD premieres that week include Bride Wars (February 10, 8.30pm) and Traitor (February 12, 8.30pm).…

HD Heads-Up: March 8-14 February 27, 2014 0 Comments Here’s ripping good news ahead of Sherlock’s belated third-season premiere on Saturday: the BBC is reviving the axed Victorian crime drama Ripper Street. Both series, coincidentally, will be released on Blu-ray over the next few weeks: Ripper Street on March 12 and Sherlock on March 26. Ripper Street’s revival is a joint initiative between the BBC and Amazon, which has commissioned a third season to help…

HD Heads-Up: March 30-April 5 Easter Weekend will deliver ad-free, free-to-air, HD movie mania. TV3 will drop its Simpsons/Family Guy double-bill on Easter Sunday to screen the network HD premiere of Hop at 7pm. It will air opposite TV2’s HD re-run of the Adam Sandler comedy, Bedtime Stories. TV2’s Easter Sunday schedule will overflow with HD movies, starting in the morning with a “Batmania” double-bill — Tim Burton’s Batman (11.40) and even better Batman Returns…

HD Heads-Up: March 22-28 Mr Selfridge re-opens for business the same week the return of Professor Proton (above) sparks more big laughs on The Big Bang Theory. “The Big Bang Theory creative team clearly enjoyed having Bob Newhart guest star on the show last season, so it brings back Professor Proton for another episode of old person jokes, but in this story he’s used as a tool to explore the relationships between the characters on…

HD Heads-Up: June 7-13 You don’t have to subscribe to Sky to enjoy HD coverage of the FIFA World Cup, which screens from June 13 on TV One and has kicked off a promotional big-screen stoush between two TV giants. The broadcaster will air 22 live games in HD, including: Opening ceremony at Arena de São Paulo, along with the first group stage match: Brazil vs Croatia Nine other group matches, including all of England’s…

HD Heads-Up: June 28-July 4 TV3 will launch two mid-week dramas in HD the same week it reverts to Sunday night movies and resumes one of it longest-running procedurals for the first time time in HD. SVU will make its HD debut on June 28, as the first half of a Saturday night double-bill with season two of Blue Bloods. It’s a long overdue upgrade and follows MediaWorks TV renegotiating its deal with NBC Universal;…

HD Heads-Up: July 6-12 Fans of The Almighty Johnsons will have to start praying to the Almighty if they want the Kiwi gods comedy/drama to endure beyond season three, which starts 8.30 tonight. Having seen off one NZ drama, Harry, with Arrow, TV2 is now setting its sights on another by relocating the comic book adaptation to 8.30 Thursdays from July 11. The primetime promotion isn’t unexpected given how huge Arrow’s been 9.30 Wednesdays, where…