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Prime Scheduling Changes

Prime has revamped its schedule for the next week. New programmes and/or time slots are highlighted in yellow.

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HD Heads-Up: January 25 – 31

➢➢ The fruits of TVNZ’s BBC deal for its wildlife output continues with the premiere of First Year On Earth (TVNZ 1, 8.00 Tuesdays from January 28). In following the dramatic lives of six baby animals as they experience their first year in the wild, it purportedly “casts a new light on their world – […]

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TVNZ 1 Bags Harry and Meghan Doco

TVNZ 1 will dump next Wednesday’s Extreme Cake Makers and Location Location Location to premiere Harry & Meghan: A Royal Crisis?. Reads the blurb: “Following the announcement of the royal couple withdrawing from senior duties, we look at the extent of the repercussions this decision will have on the House of Windsor in the coming months.” […]

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TVNZ 2 Drops 100k Pound and Deposes Spartan

TVNZ 2 has ditched The 100k Pound Drop and Spartan: New Zealand vs Australia from its Saturday night schedule and is reinstating an evening movie slot. After only three weeks, the transTasman reality competition is being relegated to 5.30 Saturdays, displacing the 6.05 broadcast of the UK game show. I haven’t seen the ratings for […]

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Westworld Rides Again

Expect season three of HBO’s Westworld to premiere here on March 16. The US cable giant announced today the futuristic hit will return on March 15 and traditionally Sky’s SoHo airs the series the same time as HBO. It will take over the 3pm and 8.30 Monday slots that HBO’s latest drama series, The Outsider, […]

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Network HD Movie Highlights: January 11 – 17

Saturday Happy Feet Two (Three, 7.00) Hall Pass (TVNZ 2, 8.30) The Lincoln Lawyer (Prime, 8.30) Deep Blue Sea (Three, 9.05) Fear Dot Com (Duke, 9.25) Seduced (Three, 11.00)   Sunday Sex and the City 2 (TVNZ 2, 12.35am) Sex Tape (TVNZ 2, 3.05am) Cinderella (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Fast Five (Three, 8.30) Step Brothers (Prime, 8.30) A […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 18 – 24

➢➢ Three will start to roll out its 2020 season in the week starting January 18, with the return of NCIS for its 17th season (8.30 Tuesdays) and new-look Thursday and Friday nights. The network’s switching long-standing Friday night staple The Graham Norton Show to 8.35 Thursdays, ahead of the 9.35 premiere of a dating […]

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Neon Nabs Love Island UK

Sky’s Neon will start streaming Love Island UK from January 14. The series bombed last year on Three, when the broadcaster tried to shoehorn the racy show into a 5pm slot as the lead-in to Newshub Live. But it performed well on ThreeNow and there will be six new episodes a week on Neon “Express” […]

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Leaving Neon in January

This month is your last chance to stream on Neon seasons one of MacGyver and Save Me, and six of Elementary. Among the movies leaving the platform will be Avengers: Infinity War, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Ready Player One. Here’s the full list of departures:

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Network HD Movie Highlights: January 4 – 10

Saturday Big (Three, 7.00) Crazy, Stupid, Love (TVNZ 2, 8.30) Catch Me If You Can (Three, 9.00) Vermilion (TVNZ 1, 9.25) Outbreak (Duke, 9.25) Dumb and Dumber (TVNZ 2, 10.45)   Sunday Someone Marry Barry (TVNZ 2, 12.50am) Beauty and the Beast (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Fast & Furious (Three, 8.30) Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (Prime, 8.30) […]

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