HD Heads-Up: September 24-30

➢➢ The clash of premium NZ docos will continue on September 27, when Documentary NZ: You, Me & Anxiety (TVNZ 1, 8.45) will premiere opposite the latest Patrick Gower special, On Cyber Crime (Three, 8.40). In the former, Robyn Malcolm, along with National MP Todd Muller and musician Ladyhawke, will share personal experiences with anxiety and panic attacks in a way that’s said to be “frank, funny and illuminating”; in the latter, Gower will investigate the threat of scammers, hackers and cyber criminals in our lives …

➢➢ A discussion programme, Newshub Talks: Cyber Crime, was to have screened on Wednesday night, on a double-bill with The Men Who Sold The World Cup, which will show how exposure of rampant corruption at the heart of FIFA led to the selection of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. But because of Three’s decision to double-up The Block NZ: Redemption on September 20, due to State Funeral coverage the night before, the previously scheduled Tuesday night documentary Newshub Investigates: Enchanter Tragedy will now screen instead of Newshub Talks

➢➢ An elite team of investigators will pursue nine pairs of ordinary Australian “fugitives” for three weeks in Hunted Australia (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Tuesday). Based on a British reality TV format, it ended its first season last month on Ten and has been renewed. The Sydney Morning Herald thought it “enjoyably stupid TV … It’s an elaborate game of tag, but … is enjoyable for all its logistical flaws, bonkers gameplay, paranoia and thriller”. The biggest flaw, of course, is the premise. As the Daily Mail pointed out, “The ‘fugitives’ have a camera crew following them at all times, which would make it impossible for them to hide from the professional ‘hunters'” …

➢➢ Another documentary premiere will be The Black Ferns – Wāhine Toa (Prime, 8.30 Thursday), a two-part chronicle of how the world champions’ preparations to defend the Rugby World Cup. …

➢➢ The latest HBO Max series to screen free-to-air here will be The Flight Attendant (Prime, 9.35 Tuesday), Katey Cuoco’s Hitchcockian comic thriller about a boozy stewardess who wakes up next to a dead man and can’t remember what happened …

➢➢ Pax Assadi  will host Comedy Month: The Comedy Mixtape Pax Assadi (Three, 7.30 Thursday), a stand-up showcase featuring Tofiga Fepulea’i, Bubbah, David Correos and Courtney Dawson among others …

➢➢ Returning for new seasons will be South Seas Spearo (Duke, 8.30 Sunday), Wild Kai Legends (Duke, 9.30 Sunday) and Embarrassing Bodies (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday) while ending their runs will be The Masked Singer NZ, Border Security, WheelburnSuper Pumped: The Battle For UberMichif CountryThe Celebrity ChaseGeorge Clarke’s Flipping Fast and Bull

➢➢ The week’s sole network movie premiere will be burned off overnight: Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island (TVNZ 2, 12.05am Monday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • A Dog’s Purpose (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Just Go With It (Three, 8.25 Saturday)
  • The Grey (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Saturday)
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (TVNZ 2, 9.45 Saturday)
  • Pitch Black (Duke, 10.10 Saturday)
  • Zombieland (Three, 10.35 Saturday)
  • The Light Between Oceans (TVNZ 2, 12.05am Sunday)
  • Are We There Yet? (TVNZ 2, 4.10 Sunday)
  • Wonder Woman (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Sunday)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Three, 8.00 Sunday)
  • Shattered Glass (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • The Revenant (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Sunday)
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (TVNZ 2, 10.10 Sunday)
  • Merata (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday)
  • Ransom (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Legend Of Baron To’a (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Wild Wild West (Duke, 9.25 Friday).
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