Dr. Brain to Host Parasite Star on Apple TV+

The first Korean language series to premiere on Apple TV+, Dr. Brain, starring Parasite’s Lee Sun-kyun, will stream from November 4. Here’s the media release: Apple Original Series Dr. Brain to Premiere Globally on Thursday, 4 November to coincide with the Apple TV+ launch in South Korea Dr. Brain, a new six-episode Korean-language Apple Original series directed and […]

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New to Netflix in November

The Club (05/11/2021) In 1955 Istanbul, a mother and daughter reunite after a 17-year separation. Based on a true story. The Unlikely Murderer (05/11/2021) This series dramatises how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme may have gotten away with murder. Big Mouth: Season 5 (05/11/2021) Romantic […]

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New to View: October 24 – 30

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Royal Flying Doctor Service TVNZ 1, 8.30 Airing opposite the return of TVNZ 2’s First Dates Australia is the premiere of this next-generation Flying Doctors. “This series is more about cutting into patients than cutting-edge drama. A tightly scripted eight-part series (though presumably […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 23 – 29

Saturday Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Swallows and Amazons (Maori TV, 7.00) Logan Lucky (Three, 8.30) Point Break (TVNZ 2, 8.40) A Serious Man (Maori TV, 8.40) The Grudge 2 (Duke, 9.30) Deadly Rideshare (Three, 10.50)   Sunday Meet the Fockers (TVNZ 2, midday) The Grand Seduction (Maori TV, 8.30) Kong: Skull Island (TVNZ 2, 8.35) […]

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New to Neon in November

November is shaping up to be a vintage month on Sky’s streaming service Neon, with new seasons of Yellowstone, Dexter and The Great as well as the premiere of a survival horror starring Melanie Lynskey. After waiting years to catch up with Yellowstone, Kiwis will be able to stream S4 of the Kevin Costner ranching […]

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New to Disney+ in November

Here’s everything coming to Disney+ in November: November 12 Dopesick DISNEY+ DAY 2 EPISODE PREMIERE NEW EPISODES WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS From executive producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicentre of America’s struggle […]

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HD Ratings: The Wheel TVNZ 1’s Midweek Weakest Link

UK game shows Taskmaster and Would I Lie to You? continued to win for TVNZ 2 on Wednesday but TVNZ 1’s The Wheel is that network’s weakest link. Taskmaster averaged 3.0% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.7% of 18-49s on the back of Celebrity Treasure Island’s 6.0% / 4.3%. It was challenged by Three’s Love Or […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 30 – November 5

➢➢ Can TVNZ 1’s top-rating streak with Bradley Walsh (The Chase and its incarnations, Breaking Dad) continue with Bradley Walsh’s The Larkins, which will air 8.30 Sundays from October 31? The first adaptation of the H.E Bates Darling Buds of May novels since the 1990s vehicle for David Jason that launched Catherine Zeta-Jones’ career, it’s set in […]

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HD Ratings: Treasure Island Celebrities Unbeatable

Moving Houses again took a back seat to Celebrity Treasure Island on Tuesday but Married at First Sight UK was the night’s biggest casualty. TVNZ 2’s CTI rated a season-high 8.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 6.2% of 18-49s, which was up sharply on the previous Tuesday’s 5.3% / 3.7%. Viewership of TVNZ 1’s Moving Houses […]

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New to Acorn TV in November

A Channel 5 adaptation of PD James’ Dalgliesh novels starring Doctor Foster’s Bertie Carvel will stream exclusively on Acorn TV next month — around the same time it screens in the UK. It’s the second time the enigmatic sleuth has had his own TV series, the first being in the 1980s when Roy Marsden memorably […]

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HD Ratings: Doggone Good Bow (Wow) for Barkley Manor

Monday’s premiere of doggy daycare show Barkley Manor rounded up enough viewers to out-run Australian Ninja Warrior but not Celebrity Treasure Island. The TVNZ 1 newcomer improved sharply on the previous week’s season finale of Border Patrol in the 18-49 demographic but was “ruff”-ly the same with 25-54 year-olds. It averaged 4.0% of 25-54s and […]

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Squid Game Swims Against the Tide for Netflix

Squid Game may be a giant in the streaming wars but Netflix’s share of global and US demand for digital originals has “hit a record low”, reports data research agency Parrot Analytics. Here’s the analysis: For the third straight quarter, Netflix’s share of global and US demand for digital originals has hit a record low, […]

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November Auction Date for Belated Block Finale

The Block NZ season finale, in which the season-nine homes will go under the hammer, will screen in November. Three had to postpone the event because of the COVID lockdown’s impact on production. Here’s the media release: THE BLOCK NZ 2021 AUCTION GRAND FINAL IS COMING TO THREE IN NOVEMBER! In one of the most […]

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Grey’s Anatomy Skips TVNZ for Disney+

Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy will premiere exclusively on Disney+ this week – ahead of S17 ending its run on TVNZ 2. It will stream weekly under the Star banner from Wednesday but it isn’t clear from the media release if there will be an immediate catch-up with US broadcasts (ABC will air episode four […]

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New to View: October 17 – 23

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ Barkley Manor TVNZ 1, 8.00 “Goes behind the gates of one of Auckland’s most prestigious doggy daycare facilities to meet the pampered pooches within and the human in charge of training them, grooming them and apparently pushing some off them around […]

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