HD Heads-Up: June 8

After weeks of Sunday Premiere Movie re-runs, TVNZ 2 at last will offer a “premiere” deserving of the name — Get Hard (June 19, 8.35) — while Three will launch a James Bond season with GoldenEye (June 22, 7.30). Other HD coming attractions that week will include:

  • Planes (TVNZ 2, 5.15 Saturday)
  • Bee Movie (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Despicable Me 2 (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (TVNZ 2, 8.45 Saturday)
  • Into the Blue (Three, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (Prime, 9.40 Saturday)
  • The House Sitter (Three, 11.05 Saturday)
  • Avatar (Three, 7.00 Sunday)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (TVNZ 2, 10.35 Sunday)
  • Ghost Dog – The Way Of The Samurai (Prime, 8.35 Monday)
  • No Direction Home – Bob Dylan (Prime, 8.30 Tuesday) 
  • Brave (TVNZ 2, 4.05 Friday) …

Broadchurch’s David Tennant narrates the 2014 BBC documentary series, Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, which Three will premiere on June 17 at 4.55. “Tennant’s voiceover dutifully applied an anthropomorphic interpretation to every dolphin activity, but still this nature documentary wasn’t so much cutesy as it was spectacular,” said The Independent while The Telegraph praised it for offering footage of “staggering proximity and grace” …

Resurfacing for new episodes the same week will be: Code: 1 (TVNZ 1, 8.00 Monday), Lucifer (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday), Border Patrol (TVNZ 1, 9.10 Tuesday), Grand Designs Revisited (Three, 8.40 Wednesday), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (Three, 10.05 Thursday) and Live at the Apollo (Three, 9.00 Friday) …

Ending their runs will be: Top Gear: The RacesBride and Prejudice, MythBusters, Horror HomesAngie Tribeca, Motorway Patrol, BullMadam Secretary and Blindspot

TVNZ OnDemand will stream season two of Queen Sugar from June 21 at 9.00, the same day it premieres in the US …

Guesting on the June 16 broadcast of The Graham Norton Show (Three, 8.00) will be: Rachel Weisz, Anthony Joshua and Shawn Mendes …

Appearing this week and next on Prime’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon:

  • Norm Macdonald, Chelsea Clinton, Robert Irwin and musical guest Rae Sremmurd (11.30 tonight)
  • Will Arnett, Courtney B. Vance, Laurie Metcalf and musical guest Buckingham McVie (11.30 tomorrow)
  • Kate McKinnon, John Cena and musical guest Mac DeMarco (11.30 Monday)
  • Demi Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff, Charles Berry Jr. and Charles Berry III (11.35 Tuesday)
  • Mark Wahlberg, Heidi Klum and musical guest Lady Antebellum (11.30 Thursday) …

Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 9.30) examines how former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will use his net worth of $47 billion while Judge Alex Kozinski has advice for President Trump as he goes after federal judges …

➢ Filming will start in October of a new Simon Barnett-hosted format for Three, XVenture Family Challenge NZ, which will test all aspects of teamwork for 24 families competing to win $25,000 in cash. Family teams of two adults and two children aged 11-16 years can register at www.threenow.co.nz/xventure …

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3 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: June 8”

  1. I had a feeling Three will be screening James Bond movies what with The Spy Who Loved Me tribute to Roger Moore and I noticed Skyfall in the winter promo 🙂

  2. Come on TV3 (or whatever your called these days?!) Where is Blue Bloods? You’re falling behind … I’ve resisted sourcing the material from elsewhere but you guys are falling behind seriously …!

  3. Good news, Rosco — Blue Bloods is tentatively scheduled to return early next month. And not before time. Three is running three seasons behind CBS. S8 starts in the US in September and Three is about to air S5. At least it’s awarding the crime drama a primetime slot after running out S4 late-night. I don’t know why they didn’t try to build a Saturday night audience for long-running crime dramas like BB and H50, which have small but loyal viewerships with potential to grow if strategically programmed and aired closer to their US broadcasts.

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