Tag Archives: Mrs Brown’s Boys

HD Heads-Up: December 29 – January 4

➢➢ It won’t be a happy new year for WWE fans who have enjoyed pro-wrestling free-to-air in HD on Maori TV: from January 4, WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown will become a 9.30 Friday tag team on Prime. The same night Maori TV will end its WWE deal with the final of This Week at 11.00. […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 3

➢ The networks are rolling out the red carpet for the latest royal wedding with a slew of HD specials. TVNZ 1 will screen Extreme Cake Makers: Royal Wedding Special (May 18, 7.30), which will run for an hour instead of the usual half-hour, while 24 hours earlier Prime will “uncover the most surprising, shocking and bizarre […]

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Easter Hatches Ratings Surprises

   It wasn’t a happy Easter for The Bachelor NZ, with Monday’s episode getting crushed by the HD competition. It averaged only 2.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.9% for TVNZ 1’s Saving Mr Banks and 6.6% for TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules. TBNZ’s low turnout also was bad news for lead-out The […]

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Easter Comes Early for Coro Fans

No, its not an April Fool’s Joke: Coronation Street fans can look forward to four extra half-hour episodes of the soap over Easter. Because of holiday weekend programming, TVNZ 1 will pre-empt Code Black for a Mrs Brown’s Boys special on April 13 and follow it with a 90-minute Coro broadcast from 9.10. And on […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 30

TVNZ is considering buying a new talk show starring Mrs Brown. The series  started this week in the UK and coincides with TVNZ 1 premiering the latest Mrs Brown’s Boys special, Mammy’s Forest, on April 13. Said The Telegraph: “Where Dame Edna and Mrs Merton boldly ventured Agnes Brown has inevitably followed. Having conquered British comedy […]

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This Week in HD: December 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale (TV3, 4.50) Movie: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (TV2, 5.15, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  Special: Posh Pawn at Christmas (TV1, 7.00) Grease Live! (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Night at the Museum (Prime, 7.30, R) Special: A Kylie Christmas (TV1, 8.05)  […]

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TVNZ 1 to Deliver Midwife Early for Christmas Week

TVNZ 1 will deliver the Call the Midwife Christmas Special 2016 within 12 hours of the BBC’s broadcast. It will air Christmas Day in the UK whereas TVNZ 1 will premiere it 8.30 on Boxing Day (see the trailer here). According to the blurb, “As Poplar celebrates a white Christmas, Nonnatus House receives an SOS call from Hope […]

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This Week in HD: July 30 – August 5

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Tiger – Spy in the Jungle (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (TV2, 5.10, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Shark Tale (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Eragon (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Tonight at the […]

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Nothing Namby-Pamby About New Nan

Catherine Tate’s Nan is not your mother’s nan. TV2 will screen the controversial “foul-mouthed and racist” comedy special on July 20 at 9.30, after the two-hour season finale of My Kitchen Rules. Reads the innocuous publicity: “Nan’s aggressive attitude to harmless pensioners sees her forced to attend anger management classes.” But the Express reports she also makes […]

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This Week in HD: July 18-24

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Race to Witch Mountain (TV2, 7.00, R) Safe Crackers (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Dolphin – Spy in the Pod (TV1, 7.30, F) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Motive (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Network […]

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