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Big Chance for 2nd Chance Charlie

Three has recruited ex-All Blacks Stephen Donald and Liam Messam to lead a super-sized second season of 2nd Chance Charlie that will air twice-weekly in primetime. It will screen 9.30 Thursdays from May 6 and repeat 5.30 Sundays. Here’s the media release: RUGBY LEGENDS STEPHEN DONALD AND LIAM MESSAM JOIN THREE’S 2ND CHANCE CHARLIE PLUS […]

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Mega-Monday Ratings for Meghan and Harry

Three will repeat its Harry and Meghan special on Saturday night following last night’s historically high ratings for the network. CBS Presents Oprah With Meghan and Harry will air at 9.15, instead of the previously scheduled movie Second Act. Three reports the Monday broadcast delivered the channel the highest ratings in 26 years. Reads the media […]

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Harry and Meghan Make Belated Bow

NZ looks like being one of the last members of the Commonwealth to broadcast CBS Presents Oprah with Meghan and Harry. It will air 7.30 tonight on Three, almost two days after the CBS broadcast drew 17 million viewers and 22 hours after it aired on Australia’s Channel 10. You would have thought the network […]

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TVNZ 2 Orders More of Taskmaster and Comedy Gala

Taskmaster NZ will return for a new 10-week run this year on TVNZ 2, which also will serve up two more Best Foods Comedy Gala specials. And Three is supporting a movie, based on a true story, about two Tongan rugby fans who concoct a scheme to secure front row seats for the 2011 Tonga […]

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Princely Coup for Three

Three will screen Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday, a day after its US broadcast. It will replace Married at First Sight Australia at 7.30 and also stream on ThreeNow. Episode seven of MAFS will screen Wednesday and E8 on Thursday, instead of the re-run […]

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Another Chance for 2nd Chance Charlie

Three has renewed 2nd Chance Charlie and will expand the length of each episode from five minutes to a commercial half-an-hour (about 23 minutes without ad breaks). The Spinoff thought the first season, which you can still view on ThreeNow, was “annoyingly brief” but praised it for exposing “some glaring issues in NZ rugby”. Here’s […]

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Three to Launch Extra Newshub Bulletin

Fears that Three’s new owner Discovery would cut back on local news and current affairs are proving unfounded, with the broadcaster announcing a new Newshub slot. Moreover, Discovery says it will continue to develop Three’s “news product” to help grow the business. Newshub Live at 11.30AM will screen weekdays from February 1 — just half-an-hour […]

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Three Unveils New Masked Singer Strategy UPDATED

Three has opted to air The Masked Singer’s swansong over two nights rather than concluding the season with a double-episode. Originally, Three scheduled a double-bill of a retrospective special and the actual final from 7.30-9.30 on December 18. But this morning the network announced they would screen as consecutive one-hour episodes on the Thursday and Friday nights. […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: MediaWorks TV Sale Completed

The ink has dried on the deal to sell MediaWorks’ TV arm to Discovery. Here are the media releases from MediaWorks and Discovery: MEDIAWORKS COMPLETES SALE OF ITS FREE-TO-AIR TV BUSINESS TO DISCOVERY INC. New Zealand’s leading radio and out of home media company, MediaWorks, has today completed the sale of its free-to-air TV business […]

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Three’s Blacklist Delayed Until 2021

Three has pushed back the season eight premiere of The Blacklist to next year. The series was meant to resume next week, 10 days after its return to NBC. But Three has opted to hold the season until 2021, so it can run all the episodes without interruption. In the US, the show’s expected to take […]

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