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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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Hot Off the Press Release: Three Unmasks 2021 Season

Despite new ownership under Discovery, it looks like business as usual next year on Three, with the network today unveiling a 2021 slate that signals an “if it ain’t broke …” strategy. The only new shows announced were a NZ version of The Masked Singer, a Kiwi take on Bondi Rescue, and crime drama LA’s […]

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Three Fast Tracks The Masked Singer USA

Kiwis will be among the first in the world to see the latest US season of the reality smash, The Masked Singer. Three will screen season four 7.30 on Fridays from September 25, the day after its Fox broadcast. Yesterday I posted the network would premiere S1 eight months after its US debut but a […]

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Three Unveils Election Coverage Schedule

Three’s general election coverage will include a leaders’ debate, an examination of some of the most hotly-contested electorates, primetime debates on the referendum questions and live election night results as well as a “morning after” analysis. Here’s the media release: TOVA O’BRIEN, DUNCAN GARNER AND PATRICK GOWER TO FRONT NEWSHUB DECISION 2020 COVERAGE ON THREE […]

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