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TVNZ: The Year in Review

  A 25-year-old sitcom and a soap opera that this year marks its 60th anniversary were among the five most streamed TVNZ shows of 2019/20. Kiwi crowdpleaser Shortland Street was #1, followed by Friends, Home and Away, Coronation Street and The Big Bang Theory. Among the most popular broadcast shows in key demographics were Eat Well […]

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Sneak Peek: TVNZ 2 October to January

The latest Chuck Lorre sitcom, B-Positive, starring Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, will be a key anchor for a new Tuesday night comedy block on TVNZ 2. The show was among the October-January highlights the broadcaster has promoted to media buyers. It stars Middleditch as a newly divorced therapist who falls in love with a rough […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Jeremy Wells New Taskmaster

TVNZ this evening announced Seven Sharp co-presenter Jeremy Wells would helm Taskmaster New Zealand with comedian Paul Williams at his side. Here’s the media release: Jeremy Wells and Paul Williams take to the thrones in Taskmaster NZ Seven Sharp’s Jeremy Wells will reign supreme as he takes to the throne as the all-powerful “Taskmaster” in […]

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TVNZ 2’s Got America’s Got Talent

TVNZ 2 has acquired Three’s Saturday night variety staple America’s Got Talent. After a heads-up from reader Leo, the network’s confirmed it will premiere within the next couple of months. Season 15 went to air a month ago on NBC, with judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell and Modern Family’s Sofía Vergara. Vergara’s sitcom co-star, Eric Stonestreet, has […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Jono and Ben at 2

There’s doggone good news for fans of Jono and Ben — the former Three identities are switching channels to front a TVNZ 2 variation on Pooch Perfect. Here’s the media release: Jono and Ben to make their TVNZ debut Jono and Ben are returning to Kiwis screens as they take on their first ever roles […]

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New Late-Night Shift for Prison Girls

TVNZ 2 will run off the rest of Prison Girls: Life Inside late-night. The documentary series had been airing 8.35 Mondays and was due to complete its run next week. But due to low ratings the final will now air 11.15 on May 11 instead of Whiskey Cavalier and Booze Patrol will replace it on […]

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TVNZ 2 Halts Not-So-Amazing Race

TVNZ 2 has dropped its Sunday instalment of The Amazing Race Australia. It’s being replaced by an earlier screening of the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which will air at 7.00 instead of 8.00. Another movie is being added to the schedule: a re-run of Hancock at 9.30. To accommodate Hancock, the scheduled […]

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Shortland Street to Resume Shooting

Filming of Shortland Street will resume on April 30 after being suspended because of COVID-19 concerns. But there’s no word on when TVNZ 2 will return to screening it five night a week or if there will be the annual ‘winter season’ of hour-long episodes. Here’s the media release: South Pacific Pictures has today announced […]

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Pay Attention: TVNZ 2 Revamps Wednesdays

TVNZ 2 is dropping its Wednesday night comedy movie slot a week earlier than planned. Next week’s repeat of The Intern is being pre-empted by a new-look line-up that will be anchored by a COVID-19 revamped Have You Been Paying Attention?. The Kiwi quiz comedy will screen an hour later than normal, at 8.30, is […]

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TVNZ 2 Fast Tracks New ‘Bubble’ Show

TVNZ 2 will follow Three in fast-tracking to air a newly com-missioned family show fronted by Celebrity Treasure Island co-host Bree Tomasel. You Got This! will replace 7.00 Thursday repeats of Motorway Patrol from April 30. Reads the blurb: “Hosted by Bree Tomasel, this hilarious family competition sees four ‘at home’ whānau teams take on […]

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