HD Heads-Up: December 14 – 20

➢➢ Network movie premieres will abound in the week starting December 11, as the networks surrender their schedules to phone-in programming: The House (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Sunday), McLaren (Prime, 8.30 Sunday), No (Maori TV, 8.30 Sunday), Collateral Beauty (Three, 8.40 Tuesday), The Layover (Three, 8.40 Wednesday) and CHiPs (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Thursday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Joyful Noise (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Snowtime! (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Mr Holmes (Maori TV, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Why Him? (Three, 8.55 Saturday)
  • The Hot Chick (TVNZ 2, 9.20 Saturday)
  • Panic Room (Duke, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Mom Wars (Three, 11.10 Saturday)
  • Black Mass  (TVNZ 2, 11.30 Saturday)
  • The Fast and the Furious (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Good People (TVNZ 2, 10.20 Sunday)
  • Vacation (TVNZ 2, 9.05 Monday)
  • Universal Soldiers (Prime, 9.35 Monday)
  • Snatch (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Taken 3 (Three, 8.30 Thursday)
  • Mrs Doubtfire (Three, 7.00 Friday)
  • Green Lantern (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Friday)
  • Another 48 Hours (Duke, 8.30 Friday).

➢➢ Yuletide programming also will proliferate in the week before Christmas, with Wellington Paranormal: Christmas Special (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday), Shop Well For Less: Christmas Special (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Wednesday), Rich House Poor House: Christmas Special (TVNZ 1, 8.50 Wednesday) and Michael McIntyre’s Big Xmas Show (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Wednesday) …

➢➢ Other one-off specials will include David Attenborough’s Tasmania (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Sunday), The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018 (Prime, 7.30 Tuesday), Prime Rocks: Liam Gallagher – As It Was (Prime, 8.30 Wednesday) and Motorway Patrol: 20th Birthday Special (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Friday) …

➢➢ Returning for new seasons will be Fish of the Day (Three, 5.25 Sundays), Blue Bloods (Three, 10.35 Sundays), Bondi Rescue (Three, 7.00 weeknights), Wanted (Three, 11.15 Mondays) and Live at the Apollo (Three, 9.25 Fridays) …

➢➢ Shortland Street will end its 2019 run on December 19 with a 90-minute cliffhanger — but fans can still get their fix over summer with Shortland Street: Summer Holiday, a  TVNZ OnDemand exclusive in which Harper and Drew decide to take a well-earned break, only for disaster to ensue as soon as they board their YOLO Airlines flight to Bali …

➢➢ Prime is refreshing its schedule for summer with a late-night strip of SoHo’s sports agent spin on Entourage, Ballers (10.30 weeknights from December 16), and a Thursday double-bill of SpeedWorks Motorsport (7.30), a motorsport magazine show, and Extreme Salvage Squad (9.30), which explores the world of marine salvage and rescue in Australia (TV Tonight dubbed it “a mix of men’s magazine and blue collar demolition, and if it flies in the face of current political messaging, just rev up the big truck one more time. It’s a piece of piss”) …

➢➢ Ending their runs that week will be Your Home Made Perfect, Straight Forward, Prodigal Son, Mom, God Friended Me, Seven Sharp and Moving Out With Kanoa.

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One Response to “HD Heads-Up: December 14 – 20”

  1. Will there be anything new to watch over the next couple of months or will it be mostly repeats as always?

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