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TVNZ 2 2021 Highlights

Here are the new 2021 shows TVNZ 2 unveiled yesterday (blurbs courtesy of TVNZ): VEGAS  A drug deal gone wrong sets off a chain of events for three rival gangs and an innocent bystander, in the small tourist town of Wairoto. Toni Poulan, local tavern owner and solo mother, is pulled into a world of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Big Comeback for Singing Sensation

TVNZ and the producers of the rebooted Popstars are seeking talent for the 2021 competition. Says format originator Jonathan Dowling: “The timing feels right with outstanding New Zealand artists like Benee and Jawsh 685 going global. “Our music industry has changed massively in 20 years, and the 2021 Popstars will be an exciting re-boot for new performers.” Here’s the media […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s Pooch Scoop

TVNZ this morning announced its first Jono & Ben vehicle, Dog Almighty!, will be unleashed on October 19. Here’s the media release: TVNZ RELEASES THE HOUNDS Jono & Ben return to the silver screen this October in TVNZ 2’s brand-new series, Dog Almighty! Premiering on Monday 19th, this pawsome new reality competition is on the […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Kiwi Taskmaster Tasked With October Premiere

TVNZ 2 will launch its own version of Taskmaster on October 21, when it’s expected to air 8.30 Wednesdays after Motorway Patrol and Renters. Here’s the media release: Celebrity contestants revealed for TVNZ’s Taskmaster NZ Taskmaster New Zealand will make its highly anticipated debut on Wednesday 21st October, with Seven Sharp and Radio Hauraki host […]

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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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