HD Heads-Up: May 29 – June 4

➢➢ Prime is pulling The Equalizer from its Thursday line-up after weeks of dire ratings. The reboot of the franchise has been a disaster for the channel since it launched on the back of the equally abysmal Young Rock. The latter ends its double-episode run next week and Prime is taking the opportunity to replace both it and The Equalizer with 7.30 movies, starting with Here Comes the Boom. A spokeswoman told ScreenScribe: “We are taking a small hiatus from The Equalizer to free up the schedule for some great new movies we have acquired but at this stage we are looking to bring it back early July” …

➢➢ Other HD coming attractions for the week will include:

  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (TVNZ 2, 6.50 Saturday)
  • A Dog’s Way Home (Three, 700 Saturday)
  • Sometimes Always Never (Maori TV, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Testament of Youth (Maori TV, 8.40 Saturday)
  • The Layover (Three, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Pompeii (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Saturday)
  • Ladies in Black (Three, 10.30 Saturday)
  • Speed (TVNZ 2, 11.45 Saturday)
  • Live By Night (TVNZ 2, 1.50am Sunday)
  • The Mountain Between Us (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Sunday)
  • Bumblebee (Three, 8.00 Sunday)
  • The Bank Job (TVNZ 2, 9.10 Sunday)
  • The Exorcist (TVNZ 2, 11.25 Sunday)
  • 27 Dresses (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Monday)
  • Riddick (Prime, 8.30 Monday)
  • Whitney (Maori TV, 8.30 Monday)
  • Stormbreaker (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (Duke, 10.20 Tuesday)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (Duke, 8.30 Friday)
  • Last Holiday (Maori TV, 8.30 Friday) …

➢➢ TVNZ 1’s Heaven and Hell – The Centrepoint Story (May 30, 8.30) is a movie-length documentary in which former members and children of the notorious Centrepoint commune tell their stories for the first time, “giving intimate, raw and harrowing insight into life inside this country’s most notorious cult” …

➢➢ Other premieres in the week starting May 29 will include Attenborough’s Global Adventure (Prime, 7.30 Sunday), the Mary Berry-fronted Celebrity Best Home Cook 2021, whose contestants include ex-Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati and Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Friday), and the free-to-air debuts of SoHo’s C.B. Strike: Lethal White (Prime, 9.30 Tuesday) and TVNZ OnDemand’s Upright (TVNZ 1, 11.50 Sunday) …

➢➢ Returning for new episodes will be Location Location Location (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Wednesdays from June 2) while ending their runs will be Anika Moa ReunitedMichael Palin: Travels of a LifetimePopstars, Starstruck and Motorway Patrol.

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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: May 29 – June 4”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/screenscribe.net/public_html/wp-content/themes/headlines/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66
    May 26, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Good riddance! It was absolute rubbish. As bad as it was, new show LA Finest is even worse! Are we up to date with The Rookie?

  2. Yes, thx1138, Three’s screened all 14 eps of S3.

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