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Three to Relaunch Head High

Three is shifting Head High from Sunday nights to Wednesdays following this weekend’s disastrous debut. Despite excellent press, the premiere averaged only 2.5% of the network’s 25-54 demographic versus 7.4% for TVNZ 1’s Beat the Chasers. Three will repeat episode one of the high school rugby drama 8.35 on Wednesday, which will be its new […]

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Three to Air The Love Australia Project

Three is pre-empting Saturday afternoon’s 2.45 broadcast of The Goldbergs to screen The Love Australia Project. The hour-long special goes to air 7.30 tonight on Channel Ten but will screen here as an edited half-hour. According to the blurb, the Tourism Australian initiative will “feature high-profile celebs and everyday Aussies, from Tassie to the Top […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: The Block NZ Delayed

Three has had to can one of its biggest building blocks for 2020, The Block NZ, because of COVID-19 complications. It’s the network’s biggest local casualty since the cancellation of this year’s Dancing With the Stars. Here’s the media release: THREE’S THE BLOCK NZ POSTPONED TO 2021 MediaWorks has made the difficult decision to postpone […]

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Three Adds ANZAC Day Concert

Three will erase its Saturday night movie Eraser and replace it with a live ANZAC Day concert. Music From the Home Front will feature “some of Australia and New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists” celebrating that spirit that binds the two countries. The line-up will include Ben Lee, Birds of Tokyo with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Dave Dobbyn, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Party at Dai’s Place

Three’s newest comedy series will premiere only days after NZ On Air announced funding for the project. The network will launch Dai’s House Party in a high-profile 8.30 Thursday slot on April 23, as the lead-in to The Graham Norton Show, which premieres tonight with a shorter, half-hour format because of COVID-19 logistics. Here’s the […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Paul Henry Returns to Three

Heeee’s baaaack … Here’s the media release: PAUL HENRY TO HOST NEW SHOW ON THREE, STARTING NEXT WEEK MediaWorks is excited that Paul Henry will be making his return to New Zealand TV screens on its brand new news and current affairs programme Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry. Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry will be […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Kids’ Show for Three

The latest in an amped-up line-up of children’s shows sparked by the CORVID-19 pandemic will launch Wednesday on Three. Here’s the media release: BRAND NEW KIWI KIDS SHOW AMPED KICKS OFF THIS WEEK ON THREE Made especially for ‘lockdown’, MediaWorks and Meridian have come together to fast track a daily children’s television show hosted by former […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: MediaWorks Halts The Block and DWTS

MediaWorks is stopping production of Dancing With the Stars and The Block because of the COVID-19 crisis. DWTS was to have aired next month without a studio audience but now has been delayed indefinitely. “We will be reviewing all of our local content and our capacity to return to full production as soon as it […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: MediaWorks Terminates ThreeLife

In yet another troubling sign for the future of free-to-air TV, MediaWorks is shutting down ThreeLife and replacing it with HD music channel The Edge TV and the SD-only Breeze TV. Here’s the media release: THE EDGE TV AND BREEZE TV COMING TO TV SCREENS On 26 March MediaWorks will be changing ThreeLife and ThreeLifePlus1 […]

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Three Unveils New-Season Slate

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — and if you are broke, make the best of what you have. That seems to be the strategy behind Three’s line-up for 2020, which leavens a slate heavy on returning reality and procedural hits with a handful of ambitious new local series, including two new dramas, the final […]

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