HD Heads-Up: July 4-10
Westside spearheads a slew of season and series finales in the first full week of July.
It will end its six-week, high-rating run on July 4, three days ahead of the series’ release on DVD.
The same night TV2 will take on Westside lead-in Dancing With the Stars with a second weekly episode of The Voice Australia from 7.00-8.30.
Also exiting the schedules are TV2’s Scandal and The Originals, TV1’s Forever, and TV3’s NCIS: Los Angeles and Lost & Found.
Returning are Tabatha Takes Over, which TV2 will air 9.15 Mondays (Take Me Out, which launches in this slot on Monday will screen Fridays only), Surveillance Oz (TV2, 8.00 Thursday) and Age Gap Love (TV3, 9.30 Thursday).
TV1 also is bringing back The Following, but the third and final season, which premiered on TVNZ Ondemand, will screen off-peak: 11.00 Mondays.
TV2 will run out another series that’s lost its primetime lustre, Once Upon a Time, in double-episodes from July 8.
Other HD highlights include The ANZ Young Farmer Contest (TV1, 10.30 Saturday) and the launch of lifestyle hour Kiwi Living (TV1, 7.30 Friday).
TV2 will screen the network movie premieres of Olympus Has Fallen and The Possession back-to-back on Sunday; the rest of the week’s coming attractions in HD include The Shaggy Dog (TV2, 7.00 Saturday), 30 Minutes or Less (TV2, 11.15 Saturday), Warrior (TV2, 3.30am Sunday), Sound of My Voice (TV3, 10.25 Sunday) and Wanted (TV3, 8.45 Friday).