Big Bang Leads Big Push for Expedited US Hits on FTA TV

TV2 will screen the next season of The Big Bang Theory within two days of the US.

Season nine will launch September 23 as part of a big boost to TV2’s mid-week comedy block that will include new episodes of The Middle and Black-ish, from 7.30-8.30, and continuation of the current post-Bang line-up of Mom, Mike & Molly and Brooklyn Nine Nine.

While TV2 promoted TBBT’s express-from-the-US programming during last night’s re-run, it’s yet to announce the additional third hour of comedy pencilled in on its ratecards.

Network ratecards are subject to change for delivery and strategic reasons but with TV3 preparing to launch The Block: Villa Wars and The X Factor UK, along with new, fast-tracked episodes of The Blacklist and Heroes Reborn, TV2 will be harnessing all the firepower it can.

This will include not only the comedy block bonus but also the stripped return of My Kitchen Rules NZ and express-from-the-US episodes of The Walking Dead on Mondays and The Flash and Arrow on Thursday nights.

Such free-to-air acceleration of shows from the US is due to not only the impact of social media and piracy but also Sky and its streaming rivals debuting more series here within hours of Stateside.

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2 Responses to “Big Bang Leads Big Push for Expedited US Hits on FTA TV”

  1. Good to see TV3 have got some more great shows coming soon, looking forward to Heroes Reborn 🙂

  2. I hope that they do bring The Big Bang Theory fast from the US. I was considering watching the next series via Channel Usenet.

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