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When in Brome …

TVNZ 2 is girding its Friday night loins with a comedic gladiatorial game show to replace Naked Attraction from December 1. Bromans was meant to be ITV’s next Love Island, but with its “21st century lads” and their girlfriends carrying on in Ancient Rome. It originally was going to be called Ladiators — until the […]

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Family-Sized Mom OnDemand

Mom is the latest fast-tracked sitcom to have all of its previous seasons online at the same time as the newest episodes. Season five goes to air on TVNZ 2 on November 8 but fans can already view the previous seasons at tvnz.co.nz and will get the jump on season five from November 3, the same day […]

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TVNZ 2 Rejigs Thursdays With New Trump-Bashing Gig

TVNZ 2’s wall-to-wall reality fare on Thursday nights is soon to be leavened by a new “spiky satire” show starring a Bristolian comedian who toured here in July. The Russell Howard Hour will air 9.30 Thursdays from October 19, a month after its UK debut — which may be too big a gap for this […]

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Critical Condition: Will & Grace

Will & Grace | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Monday ➢ “Beneath the pile of strenuously topical pop-culture references — Shonda Rhimes, Kellyanne Conway, Ryans Gosling and Reynolds — that fly like wigs in a Drag Race turf war, the DNA of the show remains essentially unchanged. Its loopy charm still rests on deft physical comedy, shrewdly […]

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TVNZ’s New-Season Line-Up 2017/18

  Here’s the list of the new and returning series TVNZ has announ-ced will screen on TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2, Duke, on-demand or online over the next year or so. LOCAL: Comedy Paranormal Unit (New) – created by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement Baby Mama’s Club (New) – webseries Stakeout – season 3 and back catalogue […]

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The Slings and Arrows of TV Deals

On the eve of announcing a new online Warner Bros package, TVNZ isn’t commenting on why it’s abruptly pulled the latest seasons of WB’s Arrow and Supergirl. Seasons two of Supergirl and five of Arrow had already completed their on-demand and Duke runs but were only a few episodes into their off-peak HD runs on TVNZ […]

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TVNZ Pulls WB Superhero Shows

  TVNZ 2 is pulling Arrow and Supergirl from its overnight Sunday schedule following Sky’s announcement that it has locked up new seasons of these series. It will replace Arrow with a new season of The Vampire Diaries and Supergirl with re-runs of Marvel’s Agent Carter. The changes take effect from this weekend, which is […]

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TVNZ 2 to Fast Track Marvel’s Inhumans

TVNZ 2 will premiere Marvel’s Inhumans within two days of the US. The latest superheroes series will launch 9.05 on October 1 after the free-to-air premiere of another comic book adaptation, Ant-Man. Marvel’s Inhumans will go to air on September 29 in the US, where early reviews suggest it could be another ABC bomb (Agents […]

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Will & Grace to Bow Next Month

TVNZ 2 will premiere the Will & Grace revival on October 2. It will air 8.30 Mondays after My Kitchen Rules NZ, which starts on September 25. As a curtain-raiser to season nine of Will & Grace, the first in 12 years, TVNZ 2 will re-run the first episode of the original series after the […]

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Big Bang Theory Back With a Bang

TVNZ 2 will re-run season 10 of The Big Bang Theory back-to-back in a marathon broadcast ahead of season 11’s premiere the same week it screens in the US. The Big Bang Theory Birthday will run from 10.30am-8.50pm on September 23 while new episodes will resume 8.40 Wednesdays from September 27. CBS has renewed its […]

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