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Taskmaster to be More Ego-driven

TVNZ 2 has announced season three of Taskmaster NZ will premiere in July with 7 Days vet Paul Ego among the new recruits. Here’s the media release: A brand-new cast of celebrity contestants revealed for Taskmaster NZ season three Taskmaster Jeremy Wells and his loyal assistant Paul Williams return to their thrones when the third season […]

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TVNZ Spins Pact With Spidey’s Crowd

TVNZ has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures Television that covers movies and TV series for broadcast and streaming. It was announced this afternoon following Monday’s rebranding of TVNZ OnDemand as TVNZ+. Here’s the release: TVNZ announces new multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television TVNZ and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today announced an […]

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Oh Brother!

TVNZ 2’s Big  Brother Australia experiment is over. The reality flop will shift to Duke from May 25, allowing TVNZ 2 to reinstate The Simpsons at 5.00, Friends at 5.30 and The Big Bang Theory at 6.00. Pre-empting its stable comedy roster to accommodate BBA was always a baffling strategy given the franchise lost its lustre […]

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Will You Be Watching Big Brother?

TVNZ 2 has picked up the latest series of Big Brother Australia to strip weeknights at 5.00. It will open with a two-hour premiere on May 11 and thereafter screen in 90-minute instalments. The show will replace the channel’s comedy line-up of The Simpsons, Friends and The Big Bang Theory. It will stream a day […]

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New Look for Crimestoppers

Top-rating Police Ten 7 is being rebranded Ten 7 Aotearoa and will launch on Thursday (TVNZ 2, 7.30). The refresh coincides with its 20th year on air and follows charges of racial stereotyping after former host Graham Bell’s straight talking came under fire. Here’s the media release: Rob Lemoto and Sam Wallace host TVNZ’s new-look Ten […]

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Schedule Alert: 60 Seconds, Skin A&E, Guessable

TVNZ 2 is rejigging its schedule to put its best foot forward against Three’s season premiere of Dancing With the Stars NZ this weekend. As previously posted, it will roll out Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday night barely a week after the variety show’s UK launch. And on Monday, it’s pre-empting 60 Seconds and Skin […]

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Schedule Watch: TVNZ 2 Revamps Sundays

TVNZ 2 is rejigging its Sunday line-up by jettisoning two low-rating shows for a family movie triple-feature. Both The Dog House Australia and The Void are being dropped from their respective 6.00 and 7.00 berths while the afternoon comedies are moving to earlier slots. American Housewife is being pre-empted by United States of Al at […]

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Not Enough Kiwis Star Struck

Acclaimed comedy series Starstruck, which stars Kiwi Rose Matafeo, is the first casualty of the new season. It will still screen Wednesdays but but no longer in peak hour: from tonight it will swap slots with repeats of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and shift to 10.05 (the latter will air at 9.05). […]

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New to TVNZ 2 in 2022

Here are the TVNZ blurbs for some of the series destined for TVNZ 2 in 2022: 60 Seconds No need for introductions. No time to warm up. There are just moments to impress. Seconds to make your mark. And every beat counts!  In this brand-new heart-stopping talent show, hosted by ZM’s Clint Roberts, performers from […]

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Hello! Guess Who?

TVNZ 2 and TVNZ OnDemand will screen the two-hour concert special, Adele One Night Only, on November 22 — three days after the release of her latest album. Here’s the media release: ‘ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY’ SPECIAL TO SCREEN ON TVNZ INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH OPRAH WINFREY TVNZ will screen the highly anticipated Adele One […]

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