Tag Archives: Black-ish

Critical Condition: One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time (Netflix, from Friday) “Well, they only had to remake a jillion TV shows from yesteryear to finally get one exactly, perfectly right. Not only is Netflix’s reimagined One Day at a Time a joy to watch, it’s also the first time in many years that a multicamera sitcom (the kind […]

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This Week in HD: December 3 – 9

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Special: Fantastic Beasts and JK Rowling’s Wizard (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Zookeeper (TV3, 7.00, […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 10

   Black-ish Emmy-ish? … Sex&Drugs rolled … Prime scores netball tests … Next Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony, which will air live in SD on Sky’s Vibe channel, traditionally kick-starts the fall season on US TV. Variety’s critics reckons Black-ish has the edge but point out Veep’s prospects couldn’t be timelier to win best comedy. They’re torn between […]

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Critical Condition: The Real O’Neals

The Real O’Neals (TV2, 8.00 Tuesday) “For years, ABC has been the home of the gently quirky family comedy, with each entry putting some new tilt on the nuclear unit: Modern Family, The Middle, Black-ish, The Goldbergs. The latest addition to that crop of shows is The Real O’Neals, in which a seemingly perfect Catholic family in Chicago have their […]

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New Season: Thunderbirds Are Going Soon?

Thunderbirds Are Go may soon be Thunderbirds Are Gone. TV2’s much hyped and ridiculously overpraised reboot nosedived on Sunday, when it averaged only 3.6% – 3.7% of the 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, to finish third after TV1’s Sunday (8.4% – 13.4%) and TV3’s The X Factor NZ (7.0% – 8.4%). It was more popular among […]

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New Season: Thunderbirds Not Enough Go

TV2’s Thunderbirds Are Go did not have enough go to win the seven o’clock hour in most of the commercial demographics. Sunday’s double-episode premiere won its slot among household shoppers with kids. But it finished third to TV3’s The X Factor NZ and TV1’s Sunday and Our First Home in TV2’s target demo, 18-49 year-olds. […]

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Saturday

Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00)

The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.40, 5.1)

Movie: New York Minute (TV2, 6.40, R)

Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00)

Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1)

Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1)

Network Movie Premiere: Silver Linings Playbook (TV2, 8.30)

CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1)

Chicago PD (TV3, 9.25, 5.1)

Nashville (TV1, 9.40, 5.1)

Hawaii Five-O (TV3, 10.20, 5.1)

Movie: The Ides of March (TV1, 10.35, R)

Movie: Youth in Revolt (TV2, 11.00, R)

The Blue Rose (TV3, 11.20, R)

English Premier League (TV1, 1.50)

Movie: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (TV2, 12.45, R)

Movie: The Double (TV2, 2.40, R)

Sunday

Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 5.00, 5.1, R)

Friends (TV2, 6.00, R)

Joey (TV2, 6.30, R)

Series Premiere: Thunderbirds Are Go (TV2, 7.00, 5.1)

Our First Home (TV1, 7.30)

Series Premiere: Black-Ish (TV2, 8.00, 5.1)

In the Club (TV1, 8.30, F)

Movie: Men in Black 3 (TV2., 8.30, 5.1, R)

State of Affairs (TV3, 10.00, 5.1, R)

A Place to Call Home (TV1, 10.40, R)

Gotham (TV2, 10.40, 5.1)

Jono and Ben (TV3, 11.00, R)

Movie: The Final Destination (TV2, 11.40, R)

The Flash (TV2, 1.15, 5.1, R)

Arrow (TV2, 2.00, 5.1, R)

Bunheads (TV2, 4.45, R)

Monday

The Block: Fans vs Faves (TV3, 4.55)

Home and Away (TV2, 5.30)

Neighbours (TV2, 6.30)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00, 5.1)

Our First Home (TV1, 7.30)

The Middle (TV2, 7.30, 5.1, F)

The X Factor NZ (TV3, 7.30)

Cougar Town (TV2, 8.00, 5.1, F)

Stalker (TV1, 8.30, 5.1)

The Mysteries of Laura (TV2, 8.30, 5.1)

Forever (TV1, 9.25, 5.1)

Season Premiere: Car Crash Britain (TV3, 9.30)

Criminal Minds (TV1, 10.55, 5.1, R)

Sons of Anarchy (TV3, 10.55, 5.1, R)

Super Fun Night (TV2, 11.00, 5.1, R)

Samantha Who? (TV2, 11.30, 5.1, R)

The Mentalist (TV1, 11.55, 5.1, R)

Miss Guided (TV2, 12.00, 5.1)

Shameless (TV2, 12.25, 5.1, R)

Scandal (TV2, 2.30, 5.1, R)

Hart of Dixie (TV2, 3.15, 5.1, R)

Neighbours (TV2, 5.05, R)

Tuesday

The Block: Fans vs Favourites (TV3, 4.55)

Home and Away (TV2, 5.30)

Neighbours (TV2, 6.30)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00, 5.1)

Our First Home (TV1, 7.30, F)

Motorway Patrol (TV2, 7.30, F)

The Bachelor NZ  (TV3, 7.30)

Person of Interest (TV1, 8.30, 5.1)

How to Get Away With Murder (TV2, 8.30, 5.1)

NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1)

Unforgettable (TV1, 9.25, 5.1)

Grey’s Anatomy (TV2, 9.30, 5.1)

NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 9.30, 5.1)

Revenge (TV2, 10.30, 5.1)

Major Crimes (TV1, 10.50, 5.1)

The Good Wife (TV3, 11.00, 5.1)

Scandal (TV2, 11.30, 5.1)

Scandal (TV2, 2.30, 5.1, R)

Hart of Dixie (TV2, 3.15, 5.1, R)

Neighbours (TV2, 5.05, R)

Wednesday

The Block: Fans vs Favourites (TV3, 4.55)

Home and Away (TV2, 5.30)

Neighbours (TV2, 6.30)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00, 5.1)

Two and a Half Men (TV2, 7.30, 5.1, F)

The Bachelor NZ (TV3, 7.30)

Rapid Response (TV1, 8.00)

I Am Innocent (TV1, 8.30)

The Big Bang Theory (TV2, 8.30, 5.1)

Movie: Failure to Launch (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R)

2 Broke Girls (TV2, 9.00, 5.1)

The Fixer (TV1, 9.30)

Once Upon a Time (TV2, 9.30, 5.1)

Resurrection (TV2, 10.30, 5.1)

NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 11.05, 5.1, R)

Dallas (TV1, 11.15, 5.1, F)

Anger Management (TV2, 11.30, 5.1)

English Premier League – Highlights (TV1, 12.10)

Sullivan & Son (TV2, 12.25, 5.1, R)

Scandal (TV2, 2.35, 5.1, R)

Hart of Dixie (TV2, 3.20, 5.1, R)

Neighbours (TV2, 5.05, 5.1, R)

Thursday

Home and Away (TV2, 5.30)

Neighbours (TV2, 6.30)

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00, 5.1)

Season Premiere: George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (TV1, 7.30)

Police Ten 7 (TV2, 7.30)

Series Premiere: Wild Weather With Richard Hammond (TV3, 7.30)

Highway Patrol (TV2, 8.00)

Offspring (TV1, 8.30)

The Flash (TV2, 8.30, 5.1)

Movie: Repo Men (TV3, 8.35, 5.1, R)

Arrow (TV2, 9.30, 5.1)

Was It Something I Said? (TV1, 10.05, F)

Police Ten 7 (TV2, 10.30, R)

The Originals (TV2, 11.00, 5.1)

Holden Golf World (TV3, 11.20)

Monday Mornings (TV2, 12.00, 5.1, R)

Bones (TV2, 11.50, 5.1, R)

Scandal (TV2, 2.30, 5.1, R)

Hart of Dixie (TV2, 3.15, 5.1, R)

Neighbours (TV2, 5.05, R)

Friday

The Block: Fans vs Favourites (TV3, 5.05)

Home and Away (TV2, 5.30)

Mom (TV2, 7.30, 5.1, R)

Jono and Ben (TV3, 7.30)

Best of The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30, 5.1)

Movie: Gridiron Gang (TV2, 8.30, R)

7 Days (TV3, 9.30)

Fail Army (TV3, 10.05)

Rake (TV3, 11.10, 5.1)

Supernatural (TV2, 11.00, 5.1)

The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 12.00, 5.1)

TV Preview: Black-ish

Black-ish: TV2, 8.00 Sunday Black-ish is a new sitcom from the US in which the hero is an African-American doing very well indeed – he’s a professional, lives in a lovely house, has an equally lovely and professional wife and some sassy kids … Why, it’s The Cosby Show for the new millennium! No, it’s […]

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This Week in HD: April 11-17

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i   Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.40, 5.1) Movie: New York Minute (TV2, 6.40, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: Silver Linings Playbook (TV2, 8.30) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Chicago PD (TV3, 9.25, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 11-17

Thunderbirds are go on Sunday nights, where the no-strings-attached sci-fi reboot will air 7.00 on TV2 from April 12. Early UK reviews are promising. “‘5-4-3-2-1… Thunderbirds are go!’ If there was any doubt that the iconic launch sequence still had the power to quicken the pulse after 50 years, it was dispelled within one minute […]

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