Tag Archives: The Brokenwood Mysteries

Hot Off the Press Release: Kiwi Comedy Pilots Funded

NZ On Air this morning announced it would fund as series two of the Kiwi comedy pilots that recently aired on Three: Mean Mums and Golden Boy. It’s also bankrolling a new vehicle for Guy Williams, two TVNZ OnDemand initiatives, including a psychological horror, and a sixth season of Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries. Here’s the […]

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$15M for New and Returning Kiwi Dramas

Several years of flat-lining NZ dramas in primetime haven’t stopped NZ On Air from breathing new life — and about $15 million — into the risky genre both on-air and online. It’s commissioned four new dramas and renewed three more, including Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries for a fifth season. They include a black comedy, a psychological […]

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This Week in HD: October 28 – November 3

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Series Premiere: 5 Star Family Reunion (TV1, 4.55) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 19

➢ “Pretty much one long OMG WTF” — that’s how The Guardian summed up TVNZ 2’s polygamy documentary series, Three Wives, One Husband, which will air 8.55 Tuesdays from October 31. It’s a four-part Channel 4 take on how 14 Mormon families live in harmony in a desert community when half of the men have multiple wives. “Apart from the […]

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Fourth Season for Brokenwood

NZ On Air is bankrolling four more two-hour episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries for $3.63 million, despite the last season never averaging more than 2.6% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. However, the picturesque whodunit was competitive by Prime’s standards given the fierce opposition: TVNZ 1’s Victoria, TVNZ 2’s Lethal Weapon and TV3’s Grand Designs. The premiere averaged […]

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Local Shows Gain From TVNZ’s Sunday Woes

  TV3’s Grand Designs NZ and Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries rated higher than usual on Sunday due to viewers deserting TVNZ 1’s Victoria and TVNZ 2 having to pre-empt Lethal Weapon at the 11th hour. Grand Designs averaged a season high, with 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.7% of 18-49s. It won the 8.30 hour against Victoria, […]

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This Week in HD: October 29 – November 4

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 4.55, R) Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00) Series Premiere: Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 4

Home and Away fans left high and dry … Homer gets his own hour … 7 Days turns seven … Brokenwood “fixed” for re-runs … Westside goes west … Home and Away and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon are going “on hiatus” during the Olympic Games. Because the domestic networks on which these shows air in Australia and […]

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