HD Heads-Up: April 9 – 15

➢➢ Social Media Murders: Grace Millane (Three, 9.00 Monday) will spearhead a new-look weeknight line-up for the Discovery network. The documentary about the 22-year-old  British tourist who went missing while on a Tinder date here in 2018 will premiere on the back of the season final of the top-rating Married at First Sight Australia. Replacing MAFS on Tuesdays will be a double-bill of Bondi Rescue first-run episodes and repeats, ahead of the season premieres of NCIS (8.30) and NCIS: LA (9.30). The former will be entering its 19th season and the latter its 13th. (Taking over from MAFS on Wednesdays from April 6 will be S2 of Parental Guidance) …

➢➢ Star Trek: Discovery (TVNZ 2, 3.05 Saturday) will premiere on linear TV here with S4 (the first three can be streamed OnDemand). Another express-from-the-US OnDemand series, Bel-Air, also will air off-peak, after the Saturday night movies from the same weekend …

➢➢ Also new will be S2 of UK thriller Smother (TVNZ 1, 10.30 Saturday, in double-episodes) and S2 of Why Women Kill (TVNZ 2, 10.30 Sunday) while ending their runs will be Home EconomicsPunky BrewsterGrand Designs UK, HoldingAustralian Crime StoriesBeyond the VeilThe Walking DeadDog SquadQuestion TeamMotherland: Fort Salem and Our Flag Means Death 

➢➢ Screening for the first time on free-to-air TV will be H is for Happiness (TVNZ 2, 3.55 Sunday), Little (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Thursday) and Knives Out (TVNZ 2, 9.40 Thursday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Wonder (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Hotel for Dogs (Maori TV, 7.00 Saturday)
  • The Assistant (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • The Duchess (Maori TV, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Deepwater Horizon (TVNZ 2, 9.05 Saturday)
  • Night School (Three, 9.10 Saturday)
  • Dodgeball Thunderdome (Three, 11.25 Saturday)
  • The Dark Knight (TVNZ 2 12.25am Sunday)
  • Trolls (TVNZ 2, 5.50 Sunday)
  • The Huntsman – Winter’s War (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Sunday)
  • The Hustle (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Mabo (Maori TV, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Official Secretes (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes (Maori TV, 8.30 Monday)
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 (Prime, 9.30 Monday)
  • Enter the Dragon (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Curse of the Dragon (Duke, 10.25 Tuesday)
  • Robot and Frank (Maori TV, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Peter Rabbit (TVNZ 2, 7.05 Friday)
  • The 5th Wave (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • The Green Mile (TVNZ 1, 7.45 Friday)
  • Ride Along (TVNZ 2, 8.35 Friday)
  • Evan Almighty (Duke, 10.10 Friday)
  • Vanity Fair (TVNZ 1, 11.55 Friday).
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One Response to “HD Heads-Up: April 9 – 15”

  1. Odd to see the ad-funded premiere of Knives Out on a Thursday night. And Star Trek: Discovery on a Saturday afternoon given the schlock of Halo on Duke in primetime.

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