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New Friends for Friends Post-Perry

Friends has found new friends in the wake of star Matthew Perry’s tragic death. Monday’s 6pm broadcast of a sitcom that’s been in perpetual re-run since it went off-air 20 years ago posted its highest 25-54 viewership in months, if not years. It drew 25,266 adults — roughly 10,000 more than the previous week’s. And […]

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Celebrity Castaways Named for New Treasure Island

The latest season of Celebrity Treasure Island will premiere September 18 on TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+. Here’s the media release: 🏝️ The Return of Celebrity Treasure Island 🌟   New Faces, New Twists, and Endless Adventure Await! The anticipation is nearly over – Celebrity Treasure Island is set to make its return to TVNZ 2 […]

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TVNZ’s Maori Language Week Line-Up

TVNZ will use warhorses Shortland Street and Hyundai Country Calendar, specials, the premiere of a series about tā moko and the return of Origins to mark Māori Language Week across its broadcast and digital channels. Here’s the media release: Whakanuia Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori ki Te Reo Tātaki!  Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) with Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) in 2023 and enjoy a raft of new […]

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TVNZ Starry-Eyed Over Matariki

As part of its Matariki 2023 celebration, TVNZ+ will stream a 4K digital preservation of groundbreaking 1974 documentary series Tangata Whenua. “In partnership with Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, the iconic series has now been digitised to 4K quality to faithfully reproduce the characteristics of the original analogue image in digital format, providing clarity and […]

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New Walking Dead on the Move

TVNZ 2 has changed slots for the newest addition to The Walking Dead franchise even before it premieres and there’s still no word on when it will stream on TVNZ+. Walking Dead: Dead City was to have launched next week in a late-night Monday slot. But today TVNZ said it would now screen 10.25 Tuesdays […]

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TVNZ 2 Pulls C**k Off Air

TVNZ 2 is pulling My Massive C**k from its schedule. The self-explanatory documentary was to have aired on Wednesday night but a re-run of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (S14a, E9) will screen instead. No word on why the broadcaster’s had second thoughts about the controversial doco or if the certification breached the 8.30 watershed. […]

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New Walking Dead for TVNZ 2

TVNZ 2 will premiere the latest Walking Dead spin-off on June 19. Walking Dead: Dead City will screen 10.35 Mondays in a slot previously allocated for the linear broadcast of TVNZ+ series Poker Face. Moreover, it was meant to be one of the prized gems of the AMC+ streaming service here before the platform was […]

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New Taskmaster Kiwis Revealed

The next season of Taskmaster NZ will welcome five new Kiwi comics to the fold. Here’s the media release: Season four Taskmaster NZ contestants revealed: Bubbah, Dai Henwood, Karen O’Leary, Melanie Bracewell, Ray O’Leary A new group of contestants will place themselves at the mercy of Taskmaster Jeremy Wells and the scrutiny of stats, assistant Paul […]

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MasterChef to Screen From May 14

TVNZ will screen the new season of MasterChef Australia from May 14. As originally planned before the sudden death of judge Jock Zonfrillo, the series will air a week behind its Australian broadcast. Here’s the media release: Network Ten has confirmed they will move ahead with the broadcast of the new season of MasterChef Australia […]

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MasterChef Judge Death Disrupts TVNZ 2’s Master Plan

TVNZ 2 programmers have yet to determine how they will replace one of their programming linchpins for 2023, MasterChef Australia, following the sudden death of judge Jock Zonfrillo. The series was to have launched here on Sunday and anchor the next three nights. But because Channel Ten in Australia isn’t airing the show this week, […]

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