Tag Archives: The Mick

Doctor Foster Ails From Outset

TVNZ 1 viewers don’t want another dose of Doctor Foster. The season-two premiere flopped on Monday when it drew fewer 25-54 year-olds — the core commercial demographic for TVNZ 1 — than TVNZ 2’s comedies and barely more than Three’s struggling British drama, Tin Star. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s core commercial demographic compared […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 29

➢ The networks will ramp up their local drama slates in the week starting July 8 with the return of Westside (Three, 8.30 Monday) and Filthy Rich (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Tuesday) while Shortland Street will start its “winter season” of hour-long Monday episodes. TVNZ 2 will relaunch Filthy Rich with a 90-minute episode and precede […]

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TVNZ 2 Dumps Comedies for Undateables

TVNZ is replacing its Monday night comedies with new episodes of The Undateables. The latest season of the British reality hit will air 8.45 Mondays from March 27 in place of Life in Pieces and The Mick. The two sitcoms have struggled to rate, even off the back of My Kitchen Rules, allowing Three’s Married […]

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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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Critical Condition: Life in Pieces, The Mick

Life in Pieces (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Monday) “There were signs early on that this CBS show might defy all the usual glum expectations, almost invariably justified, about yet another broadcast family sitcom. By the end of episode one of Life In Pieces, it was clear that this comedy—advertised as being about one big happy family […]

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This Week in HD: January 14 – 20

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Series Premiere: Expedition Tiger (TV3, 4.55) Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud 2 (TV2, 5.00, R)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson (Prime, 6.30, R) Posh Pawn (TV1, 7.00, R)  Movie: The Time Traveler’s […]

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Shortland Street Springboard for New Summer Shows

  TVNZ 2 will use the hour-long season premiere of Shortland Street on January 16 to launch two new comedy series, one of which went to air in the US over the weekend. This year will mark Shortland Street’s 25th on air and its return will follow the resumption of Neighbours, which will kick off […]

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Fox’s Pilots First to Fly

TV dramas spun off the movies The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon are among the first pilots to be picked up as series for the 2016/17 season in the US. The latter stars Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr in the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover odd-couple cop roles that spawned four blockbusters. Being a Warner Bros TV production, it […]

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