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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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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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