HD Heads-Up: April 13 – 19

  

➢➢ Movie fans can look forward to three blockbuster free-to-air premieres in the week leading up to Easter. Three will debut Despicable Me 3 (7.00 Saturday) and The Mummy (8.40 Sunday) while TVNZ 2 will pre-empt its Thursday programming for Spider-man: Homecoming (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Thursday). Both TVNZ 2 and Three also will screen primetime movies on Good Friday: the former will air Avatar for the first time and the latter will double-bill Hop and Saving Private Ryan

➢➢ Other HD coming attractions for the week starting April 13 will include:

  • The Medallion (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (TVNZ 2, 8.45 Saturday)
  • Jaws 3 (Three, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Manson’s Lost Girls (Three, 10.50 Saturday)
  • Fury (TVNZ 2, 11.10 Saturday)
  • Maleficent (TVNZ 2, 8.15 Sunday)
  • A Wedding (Maori TV, 8.30 Sunday)
  • June (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Big Driver (Prime, 9.30 Monday)
  • Captain Phillips (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Three, 8.35 Thursday)
  • Secrets in Suburbia (Three, 12.10am Friday)
  • Hidden Camera (Three, 1.45am Friday)
  • 12 Feet Deep (Three, 3.20am Friday)
  • Yogi Bear (TVNZ 2, 9.10am Friday)
  • City Slickers: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (TVNZ 1, 10am Friday)
  • The A-Team (Duke, 8.30 Friday)
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (Maori TV, 8.30 Friday) ..

➢➢ Dancing with the Stars and My Kitchen Rules will go head to head when both launch on April 14. TVNZ 2 will open MKR’s season with a 10th anniversary special and begin the series proper the next night. MKR will screen Sunday-Tuesday, facing off against DWTS on the first two nights of the week. On Tuesdays at 7.30, it will compete against a new season of Three’s top-rating Lost & Found

➢➢ The same week Three will resume NCIS: Los Angeles, on a Tuesday double-bill with NCIS, and Grand Designs UK (7.30 Thursdays), and broadcast live the three-and-a-half-hour Christchurch mosque attacks fundraising concert, You Are Us/Aroha Nui – A Concert For Christchurch (7.00 Wednesday). It also will stream live on ThreeNow …

➢➢ Other newcomers that week will include season two of Station 19 (TVNZ 2, 9.30 Wednesday), Holding Court with Steven Adams (Maori TV, 8.30 Wednesday), in which the NBA superstar engages with young Kiwis at basketball camps in three major cities, and The Pacific War In Colour (Prime, 10.30 Thursday), which uses new contemporary footage to explore different stages of the 1937-46 conflict …

➢➢ Ending their runs will be Who Wants To Be A Millionaire UKPilgrimage: Road To Santiago and CB Strike while returning for a Good Friday repeat will be Prime’s epic train journey, Go South, in both the 12-cut cut (from 5.30am) and the three-hour edit (from 7.00).

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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: April 13 – 19”

  1. Hi Phil. Are we going to see the second half of season 2 of 911 any time soon? It’s nearly finished its season 2 run in the US, so would be good to know if I have to hit my bandwidth if it isn’t being shown here!?!

  2. Hey, Rosco. The Rookie is halfway through its run, so should be off-air mid-June, which would leave the Monday drama slot open for 9-1-1’s return.

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