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Grey’s Anatomy to Replace The Walking Dead

Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy will start its run earlier as TVNZ 2’s replacement for The Walking Dead. The ageing hospital drama will screen 9.45 Mondays from April 13. The Walking Dead was meant to end its 10th season on that date but will now conclude with the penultimate episode on April 6 because of […]

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TVNZ 2 Pulls Have You Been Paying Attention?

This afternoon TVNZ announced tonight’s broadcast of Have You Been Paying Attention? (TVNZ 2, 7.30) wouldn’t proceed because of COVID-19. Said Rachel Howard, general manager of corporate communications: Have You Been Paying Attention will not air tonight as planned. The show was filmed earlier in the week. However, the format of the programme doesn’t line […]

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First Dates NZ Replaces All Rise

Struggling courtroom drama All Rise has been sentenced to late-night so repeats of First Dates NZ can rule instead at 9.35 Tuesdays. The change is effective from March 10, when All Rise will shift to 11.35 and re-runs of Station 19 to 12.45am Wednesday, replacing The Resident (which is being dropped from the schedule). I haven’t […]

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Big Mac Gets Big Heave

TVNZ 2 is pulling Michael McIntyre’s Big Show from 8.30 Wednesdays. The chat show was meant to resume in the slot tomorrow night, with Have You been Paying Attention? returning to its original 7.30 Wednesday berth. But today the network announced MMBS was being dropped for new episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats does […]

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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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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s New Season Launch

   TVNZ tonight announced its 2020 highlights, including a new multi-year BBC deal for wildlife documentary series and OnDemand exclusives like The Dead Lands, Glow Up and Doctor Who. Many of the local series already have been announced through NZ On Air funding rounds (One Lane Bridge, Black Hands) or co-pros (The Luminaries), but among the […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Bake Off’s Back On

TVNZ 2’s taken the lid off when The Great Kiwi Bake Off will return. The new season will launch 7.00 on November 3 in a new, expanded format of 90-minute episodes. Reads the press release: The tent is up, the oven mitts are off and our bakers are ready to do delicious battle when The […]

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Critical Condition: Batwoman

Batwoman | TVNZ OnDemand, 7.00 Monday/TVNZ 2, 8.30 Tuesday ☆☆☆☆ “Gritty and fiercely feminist, the series is very much an Arrowverse show but also stands as its own thing. It’s exciting and new and filled with intriguing characters and complex relationships that set up the series as a potentially worthwhile experience. And while deeply rooted in […]

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TVNZ 2 Dishes Up MKR Spin-Off

TVNZ 2 this morning took the lid off a My Kitchen Rules spin-off in which Kiwi restaurateurs will compete. My Restaurant Rules will screen 7.30 Mondays and Tuesdays from September 30. According to the press release: This brand-new format will see five local restaurants battling it out for $100,000 and the bragging rights to say their […]

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TVNZ 2 Dumps Will & Grace to Late Night

TVNZ 2 at last has admitted defeat with Will & Grace by pulling the reboot from primetime. The next episode was due to screen 8.40 tomorrow but the sitcom has been suddenly demoted to around 10.30 Wednesdays, where the rest of the latest season will air instead of Two and a Half Men re-runs. Replacing […]

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