Tag Archives: The Simpsons

TVNZ 2 Refreshes Fridays — Again

TVNZ 2 is dropping re-runs of The Simpsons and the latest season of Little Big Shots for Friday night movies. This follows two weeks of low ratings for Little Big Shots in its new 8.00 Friday slot. The latest revamp of the network’s light-ent line-up will take effect from September 28, when the movie Wild […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 6

➢➢ TVNZ continues to put many of its best shows online instead of on-air. Coming soon to TVNZ OnDemand are: Deep Water: The Real Story, which explores the truth behind the violent gay-bashing epidemic that tarnished Sydney in the ’80s and ’90s (from September 15); The Last Animals, which exposes the killing of African elephants and […]

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Critical Condition: Disenchantment

Disenchantment | Netflix, from Friday ➢➢ “Disenchantment, Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s new animated fantasy parody for Netflix, uses the same art style that’s been the cartoonist’s trademark his entire career. Sweet, hapless Elfo (Nat Faxon) doesn’t look too far removed from Lisa and Maggie’s beloved Happy Little Elves; an obnoxious prince gets transformed into a […]

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TVNZ 2 Monkeys Around With Friday Night Light Ent

  TVNZ 2 is refreshing Friday nights to try to dent the enduring dominance of Three’s light-ent juggernauts The Graham Norton Show and 7 Days. Back-to-back reality shows failed to gain traction, so after a month of Friday night movie double-bills, the network will run more more varied series programming from April 20. The new-look schedule […]

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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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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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American Sniper Gets Both Barrels

TVNZ 2’s movies dominated on Saturday night but the network’s free-to-air premiere of American Sniper on Sunday was slaughtered by the competition. It averaged 2.5% of 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.8% for Broadchurch and 3.9% for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Broadchurch won the 8.30 hour in this demo and Transformers was tops from 9.30-11.30, winning in the […]

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The Bachelor Wins Hearts and Ratings

Three’s Sunday night season premiere of The Bachelor NZ won its slot in the core age demographics. It averaged 6.6% of 25-54 year-olds, 6.4% of 18-49s and 6.7% of 18-39s. My Kitchen Rules, which started half-an-hour later, averaged 4.3% of 25-54s, 3.5% of 18-49s and 2.8% of 18-39s. The Bachelor’s popularity helped the network movie premiere of […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 15

TVNZ 2 will screen a one-off episode of The Simpsons as an unusually late Saturday night special on March 25. It will be an 8.45 broadcast of the latest in the Treehouse of Horror trilogies, one that was deemed inappropriate for The Simpsons’ 7.00 Sunday slot. Treehouse XXVII also happens to be the 600th episode of the long-in-the-toon […]

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