Tag Archives: The Big Bang Theory

Will & Grace to Bow Next Month

TVNZ 2 will premiere the Will & Grace revival on October 2. It will air 8.30 Mondays after My Kitchen Rules NZ, which starts on September 25. As a curtain-raiser to season nine of Will & Grace, the first in 12 years, TVNZ 2 will re-run the first episode of the original series after the […]

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Big Bang Theory Back With a Bang

TVNZ 2 will re-run season 10 of The Big Bang Theory back-to-back in a marathon broadcast ahead of season 11’s premiere the same week it screens in the US. The Big Bang Theory Birthday will run from 10.30am-8.50pm on September 23 while new episodes will resume 8.40 Wednesdays from September 27. CBS has renewed its […]

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Home Sweet Home for Modern Family

Fans of one of the best-looking HD comedies on TV, Modern Family, will be able to see the show within weeks if not days of the US from next month. MediaWorks today announced it had closed a deal with 20 Century Fox TV Distribution that included free-to-air rights to not only season nine but also all […]

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This Time Next Year on Three

Three will try to thwart TVNZ 2’s Wednesday night dominance with a new six-part reality series from March 15 that could be just the kick-start you need to enact those New Year resolutions. Radio Times described This Time Next Year, in which ordinary people transform their lives in extraordinary ways over 12 months, as “the time-bending reality TV show […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 2

TVNZ 2 will take on Three’s top-rating 7 Days with the return of First Dates UK on March 17, from episode three of series two (above). Despite being five series behind Channel 4 in the UK, the show performed strongly on Monday nights and should improve on its predecessor, Balls of Steel, in the 9.00 Friday […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 22

Upstart Windsors … Big Bang fades … Room UK’s back … Last rites for The Exorcist … TVNZ 1 will launch a two-hour British comedy block on December 8. It will open at 8.35 with The Windsors, continue at 9.10 with Upstart Crow and conclude at 9.45 with Mountain Goats. The Windsors reimagines the lives of that […]

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Stupid Crazy US Election Usurps This Is Us

NBC’s pre-emption of This Is Us on November 8, which will be election day in the US, means TVNZ 2 will replace the episode that it would have aired a week later with the movie, Stupid Crazy Love. This Is Us’ ratings have declined steeply since its September 27 premiere, when it averaged 6.3% of 25-54 […]

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HD Ratings: Dirty Laundry Makes Its Mark

TV One’s new local drama, Dirty Laundry, didn’t make a clean sweep of the ratings when it launched on Wednesday but improved on the British series that previously aired in the 8.30 slot. It averaged 5.4% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which was well ahead of TV3’s Chicago Med (2.1%) but well behind […]

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This Week in HD: September 17 – 23

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Animal Super Senses (TV3, 4.55) Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (TV2, 5.10, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Johnny […]

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New US Season Triggers TV2 Revamp

   The start of the fall TV season in the US will see a slew of new dramas fast-tracked on TV2. Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory premieres next week and in the last week of September the network will launch Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and This Is Us. The movie spin-offs will replace […]

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