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Dancing With the Castaways

Dancing With the Stars’ Candy Lane and Game of Thrones’ Joe Naufahu (above) will be among those who sink or swim on the next season of Celebrity Treasure Island. Here’s the media release: FIVE MORE KIWI CELEBRITIES PREPARE FOR CAMP LIFE ON CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND Brynley Stent, Candy Lane, Casey Frank, Joe Naufahu and Tegan […]

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More Washed Up Celebrities Announced

TVNZ 2’s drip-feeding of who’s who on this year’s Celebrity Treasure Island continued this morning with the revelation of the next group of castaways, including comedian Kimberley Crossman (above), and another raft of names promised for Friday. Here’s the media release: FIVE MORE CELEBS HEAD TO THE SANDY SHORES OF CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND Anna Simcic, […]

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Celebrity Castaways Set Sail for TVNZ 2

Celebrity Treasure Island will return to TVNZ 2 in September. Here’s the media release revealing the new celebrity castaways: FIRST KIWI CELEBS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND  Celebrity Treasure Island returns to TVNZ 2 this September and this time a brand-new batch of celebrities will battle it out on home soil as the show […]

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TV Legoland to be Made in New Zealand

TVNZ is taking apart block by block one of its competitor’s most popular series by commissioning a local version of the international format. Today the broadcaster announced production of a Lego Masters NZ series that will air next year on TVNZ 2. The international series have been a hit for Three, so it’s surprising that […]

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Coronation St to Change Channels

Coronation Street will soon switch channels to TVNZ 2 — but only for the duration of the Tokyo Olympics. TVNZ 1 will screen saturation coverage of the Olympics daily from midday, breaking only for 1 News at 6pm and Seven Sharp. Normally that would disrupt continuity of a serial like Coronation Street. But instead of […]

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The One With the Great Ratings

Friends: The Reunion was a big TVNZ 2 crowdpleaser last night, drawing 888,000 overnight viewers, TVNZ reports. It won its time slot in the core commercial demographics, with 379,300 18-49 year-olds tuning in, and 449,300 25-54 year-olds. At the same time, there were more than 20,000 live streams of TVNZ 2 and 78,000 OnDemand streams. […]

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The One With the Mixed Reviews

The early reviews for the year’s most hyped special are friendly and, well, less-than-friendly. Deadline Hollywood said Friends: The Reunion (TVNZ 2, 7.02 tonight) was a “filler-packed special … for hardcore fans only” while Variety thought it a “glossy, poignant, careful trip down Memory Lane”. The New York Times called it “the superexpressway of memory […]

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Are These Your 25 Favourite Friends?

TVNZ 2 will follow Thursday’s 7.00 global premiere of Friends: The Reunion with a weekend of curated re-runs that will pre-empt afternoon/evening programming. While the stunt’s being promoted as the Friends Top 25 Omnibus, it actually will comprise 28 half-hours because some of the episodes are multi-part. The first 14 will air back to back […]

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Turns Out TVNZ 2 Will Screen the Friends Reunion

TVNZ 2 will screen the Friends reunion special after all, at 7.00 on May 27 — the same day as the US. The broadcaster announced the deal this evening, despite  previously advising ScreenScribe that TVNZ had missed out on being able to license the HBO Max special. “We didn’t have an option to buy the […]

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Will Popstars Prospects Boost Ratings?

TVNZ 2 executives will be hoping tonight’s revelation of the 12 Popstars contenders will rescue the show’s ratings, as it continues to struggle against Three’s Married at First Sight Australia and TVNZ 1’s Dog Squad duo. Tuesday’s episode lost to TVNZ 1’s Dog Squad and Dog Squad: Puppy School in both the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics and barely […]

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