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Critical Condition: The Resident

The Resident | TVNZ 2, 8.50 Monday ➢ “Dr. Conrad Hawkins (The Good Wife’s Matt Czuchry), The Resident of Fox’s new medical drama, doesn’t play by the rules. He’s foul-mouthed, obnoxious, has no respect for authority but he gets results. We’ve seen him before. And we’ve seen him on much better shows. Resident (★½ out of four) is an exercise […]

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Don’t Overlook … People of Earth

People of Earth | TVNZ 2, 12.45am Saturday ➢ “TBS’s comedy hot streak continues with this new comedy executive produced by Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation). Starring The Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac, this idiosyncratic series centers on incredulous reporter Ozzie Graham (Cenac) as he probes a support group for alien abductees —sorry, I mean […]

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Don’t Overlook … Clique

Clique | TVNZ 2, 11.45 Wednesday ➢ “This glossy six-parter, another smart commission from the bold types at BBC3 (Thirteen is nominated for all the awards this season), features a beauteous cast of demographically appealing youngsters, going about their financially uninhibited university social lives, taking drugs, smoking and drinking till they’re sick … It’s part teen […]

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TVNZ 2 Monkeys Around With Friday Night Light Ent

  TVNZ 2 is refreshing Friday nights to try to dent the enduring dominance of Three’s light-ent juggernauts The Graham Norton Show and 7 Days. Back-to-back reality shows failed to gain traction, so after a month of Friday night movie double-bills, the network will run more more varied series programming from April 20. The new-look schedule […]

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TVNZ 2 Pulls Young Sheldon for The Resident

TVNZ 2 is dropping Young Sheldon from its Monday night line-up. The Big Bang Theory spin-off is being pulled mid-season, with next week’s episode being the last to air at 8.30, ahead of the season finale of Will & Grace. The  network will replace it with the documentary, Sex Bots Are Coming, on April 16 […]

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Gloriavale Miniseries Online Only

Despite being one of TVNZ 2’s highest-rating drawcards, the next instalment in the Gloriavale franchise will be exclusive to TVNZ OnDemand. Gloriavale: The Return will be available to stream from May but, unlike most on-demand content, isn’t destined for broadcasting in HD. “It’s an OnDemand exclusive,” TVNZ publicity manager Lucy Ewen says. “Episodes will be of […]

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TVNZ 2 Launches New Season With Little Bang

  TVNZ 2 at last will premiere The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon on February 12. The prequel will follow the season premiere of My Kitchen Rules Australia (above) and be the new lead-in to the return of Will & Grace. TVNZ 2 will round off the night with a repeat of the two most […]

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Critical Condition: The X-Files (S11)

The X-Files | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday ➢ “With a confidence that was lacking in the six episodes that made up Season 10, there are some intriguing mysteries, some eerie moments, solid action, and — praise the Lord and little green men — a fantastic comedy installment written and directed by the always-amazing Darin Morgan […]

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Spooky Summer for X-Files Fans

TVNZ 2 will screen the latest season of The X-Files within hours of the US. The 11th season will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 4, ahead of season five re-runs of Sensing Murder. “Season 11 appears to centre on Mulder and Scully’s son, William, whom Scully had to give up for adoption for his safety not […]

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Christmas Week HD Highlights on TVNZ 2

Movies dominate TVNZ 2’s Christmas Week schedule, with the onslaught of re-runs being leavened by the network movie premieres of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and San Andreas. In order of their transmission: Movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol Movie (7.00 Saturday) Movie: The Pursuit Of Happyness (8.50 Saturday) Christmas Eve Movie: […]

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