Tag Archives: MasterChef Australia

Coro St Scramble Unnecessary

TVNZ 1 programmers are to be applauded for ensuring the continuity of Coronation Street having leap-frogged 18 months to catch up with the UK broadcasts. But the programming verges on the peculiar. For instance, tonight the network’s running a half-hour instalment at 9.30 that will push back Under the Influence to 10.00 and force the […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 31

➢ The Big Three HD networks are refreshing their primetime line-ups in the week starting June 9. TVNZ 1 will screen Coronation Street 9.30 Monday-Friday to launch its audacious catch-up gambit. It will be preceded by a two-hour compilation of 18 months’ worth of storylines (8.30 Sunday) and narrow the gap between NZ and UK […]

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This Week in HD: May 20 – 26

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice (TV3, 4.50) Saving Lives at Sea (TV1, 4.55, F) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) Premiere: Kitten Impossible (TV2, 5.10) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Ireland With Simon Reeve (Prime, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 4

As the curtain raiser to the return of Westside, Three will premiere a newcomer from Filthy Rich writers Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan, Hyde and Seek. It will air 8.35 Mondays from May 15 and follow a detective’s progress in apprehending the killers of his best friend. “This long-form cop drama represents a bold, if long overdue, move […]

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TVNZ 1 Washes Hands of Dirty Laundry and Love Child

  Love Child will air in peak hour for the last time tonight at 9.50. As of next week, the Australian drama will screen 11.10pm Fridays and its Wednesday slot will be filled by an extra episode of Dirty Laundry. TVNZ 1 appears to be burning off the Kiwi drama as quickly as it can […]

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This Week in HD: September 10 – 16

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday Series Premiere: Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Animal Super Senses (TV3, 4.55) Movie: Escape From Planet Earth (TV2, 5.15, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: Monsters University (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Johnny English (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Tonight at […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 23

Shorty’s streams streets ahead … They haven’t killed Kenny after all … Gone Girl gone for now … TV One to lift the lid on MasterChef Australia … Shortland Street last month notched up a record 1.2 million streams on TVNZ OnDemand (July 1-20). It averaged 42,000 streams an episode, with The Bachelorette posting the next highest average of 37,000 […]

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This Week in HD: November 21 – 27

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00, F) Movie: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Shrek 2 (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Premonition (TV2, 8.40, R) Movie: Out of Time (TV3, 9.00, R) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 9.35, F) Movie: Extract (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 21 – 27

TV2 will compensate for the pre-emption of Arrow and The Flash in the last week of November by screening the network movie premiere of Thor: The Dark World. Neither superhero series will air in the week starting November 21 because each will be off-air that week in the US. TV2 is replacing them with The Day I […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 28-October 4

TV One will launch a top new Australian drama series in HD the same week it rolls over the shockingly low-rating Scandal for its second season. A Place to Call Home is a big-budget period drama set just after World War II that includes Kiwi Craig Hall in its cast. Creator Bevan Lee told The […]

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