HD Heads-Up: May 28 – June 3

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will launch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on an off-peak double-bill with Star Trek: Discovery. It will screen 3.55 Saturdays from May 28, ahead of the season two premiere of Superman & Lois (5.00). Strange New Worlds is set before the original Star Trek and already is streaming OnDemand. In the US, it was reviewed positively, earning a 98% Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score based on 37 reviews. The consensus: “Strange New Worlds treks across familiar territory to refreshing effect, its episodic structure and soulful cast recapturing the sense of boundless discovery that defined the franchise’s roots” …

➢➢ Three will use the 90-minute season finale of Dancing With The Stars NZ (7.00 Sunday) to maximise the lead-in to the premiere of Masterchef NZ, which will continue 7.30 Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday Warner Bros. Discovery announced Alex Vaz will return to the competition following Eric Murray, who beat him in Monday’s dance-off, testing positive for Covid-19 …

➢➢ Inside Prison: Behind Bars (Prime, 9.45 Wednesday) goes inside the walls of six British prisons (nearly three years after it screened in the UK). The Times likened it to “watching an episode of Porridge … Some inmates were almost too funny and camera-ready to be true. There are so many jail documentaries that prisoners have perhaps got wise and practise their persona for when a camera crew walks in. This was the most entertaining of its ilk I’ve seen in a while. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not” …

➢➢ The latest SoHo/Neon series to make its free-to-air debut will be the quirky Cinema Toast (Prime, 11.50 Wednesday), “where old movies are reinvented and re-dubbed by your favourite actors,” says Decider. “Chaotic, creative, and totally compelling, and it’s made all the more memorable by some truly great voice performances” …

➢➢ Stand-up special Chris Ramsey: Approval Needed (Three, 8.30 Thursday) will premiere opposite the season two debut of Prime’s FBI: Most Wanted …

➢➢ Also returning, for S3, will be Heritage Rescue (Maori TV, 6.30 Sunday) while ending their runs will be George Clarke’s Remarkable RenovationsThe Pembrokeshire MurdersHalifax RetributionHell’s Kitchen: Young GunsParental Guidance10 Years Younger Changed My Life and Ice Airport Alaska ……

➢➢ HD coming attractions in the week starting May 28 will include:

  • Cars 3 (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Minions (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • The Silver Brumby (Maori TV, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Suicide Squad (TVNZ 2, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Love & Other Impossible Pursuits (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Tangerines (Maori TV, 8.40 Saturday)
  • Girls Trip (Three, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Finding Your Feet (TVNZ 1, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Don’t Say a Word  (Duke, 9.25 Saturday)
  • Vows of Deceit (Three, 11.20 Saturday)
  • Police Academy (TVNZ 2, 12.05am Sunday)
  • Antz (TVNZ 2, 4.15 Sunday)
  • Fast & Furious (TVNZ 2, 8.15 Sunday)
  • Selma (Maori TV, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Vice (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Battle: Los Angeles (Prime, 9.30 Monday)
  • Looper (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Longest Week (Maori TV, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Big Momma’s House 2 (Duke, 8.30 Friday).
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