Tag Archives: American Crime

This Week in HD: August 12 – 18

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i      Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade  (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Cars (TV2, 4,55, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (TV2, 7.00, […]

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TVNZ 1 Locks Up American Crime

TVNZ 1 at last will screen the final season of the best drama series on the network, American Crime. Like its predecessors, season three will air late-night — 11.00 Mondays from August 14 — but at least the gap between its US and NZ premieres will be only five months, the shortest yet. It averaged […]

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Critical Condition: Shots Fired

Shots Fired (SoHo, 9.30 Thursday) ➢ “A police officer stops a motorist, bullets fly — and almost everything that follows from that moment is contradictory, challenging and influenced by competing agendas. That’s the premise of Shots Fired, a worthy and excellent new series that works as both a television drama and an interlocking array of […]

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Shots Fired on SoHo

In an unusual move, SoHo has picked up the US broadcast TV series Shots Fired. Sky’s premium drama channel has aired numerous BBC series, with next month’s fifth season of Line of Fire, being the latest. But US free-to-air dramas have been exceedingly rare, largely because of the wealth of US cable series SoHo can […]

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Hapless SoHo Snares Guerrilla

SoHo will pre-empt next month’s season two premiere of Hap and Leonard for the latest drama sensation from American Crime scribe John Ridley. Guerrilla will air 8.30 Sundays from May 7, sidelining Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo to a later date that’s yet to be confirmed. About an activist couple whose relationship and values are tested when they […]

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This Week in HD: December 31 – January 6

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Africa (TV3, 4.55) Movie: Adventures in Zambesia (TV2, 5.20, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00) The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson (Prime, 6.30, R) Hyundai Country Calendar – 50 Golden Years (TV1, 7.00, R) Movie: The Spy Next Door (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: A Knight’s […]

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American Crime Makes Belated Comeback

TVNZ 1 at last is about to premiere season two of the one of the best American network dramas in years, American Crime. The courtroom drama will screen around 10.30 Mondays from January 2 — almost a year to the day since it went to air on ABC in the US. It’s been nominated for two Golden Globe  Awards […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 1

Prime reboots English Premiere League … Expect even stranger Things …  Great news for free-to-air soccer fans: this month Prime will start broadcasting English Premier League matches. Coverage will kick off 11.30 on September 12, with Swansea vs Chelsea at Liberty Stadium. Prime will play a featured game every Monday night and a weekly highlights package on Saturday afternoons. Live EPL […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 31

And then there were … Sky eSports … Sun, sea, scousers but no Coro St … Prime will premiere one of the best Agatha Christie dramatisations in years on September 11. And Then There Were None boasts a cast that includes Sam Neill, Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, Noah Taylor, Anna Maxwell Martin and Aidan Turner. Variety called the two-part adaptation “astoundingly entertaining” […]

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Critical Condition: The Night Of

The Night Of (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday) “Adapted by Steve Zaillian and Richard Price from the BBC series Criminal Justice, The Night Of is as much conceit as story. Lives intersect when a beautiful young woman is brutally stabbed and a young man, who appears to be a victim of circumstance, is charged. There will be […]

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