HD Heads-Up: September 28

Just as Tamati Coffey moves into Parliament, the ex-weather presenter-cum-MP will be moving out to the country in a series he made before his election. TVNZ 1 will screen Moving Out With Tamati 7.00 Saturdays from October 7. In the series, he follows city slickers in search of a better life in the provinces …

Coffey’s new show is one of a raft of premieres TVNZ 1 has lined up for that week. The others include Cold Feet (9.35 Sunday), Doctor Foster (8.30 Monday), Outback Truckers (7.30 Tuesday), 800 Words (8.30 Wednesday) and Law & Order True Crime: The Melendez Brothers (8.30 Thursday) …

TVNZ 1’s also dusting off the excellent but scarcely new Kelsey Grammer drama, Boss, in which the former Frasier star plays the corrupt mayor of Chicago. It first aired on SoHo six years ago and more recently had a box set run on TVNZ’s on-demand service. TVNZ 1 will screen it post-11.00 Tuesdays from October 10 …

➢ On October 10, Prime will premiere the last series of The Great British Bake Off be-fore it switched from the BBC to Channel 4. It will air 7.30 Tuesdays while resurfacing for an 8.00 Wednesday run the same week is Bondi Rescue

The Guardian described TVNZ 1’s How the Rich Get Hitched (9.30, October 10), which follows “the glamorous goings-on at Knightsbridge bespoke wedding boutique” as “a nicely frivolous documentary looking at the weddings of the wealthy” …

Ending their runs the same week are Love Island, The Force, Border Security, Five Star Babies: Inside The Portland Hospital and SAS: Who Dares Wins

Marvel’s Inhumans, which premieres this weekend with a double-ep (TVNZ 2, 9.05 Sunday), will switch to Duke for the rest of its run (9.30 Sundays). The good news is it’s being fast-tracked, the bad news is it will go from looking super heroic in HD to puny in SD. At least Duke can be streamed in near-HD quality (as can tvnz.co.nz) …

Appearing on Prime’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert are: Nick Kroll, Michael Bloomberg and comedians Tim and Eric (10.35 tonight); and Steve Martin, Mark Feuerstein, and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (10.30 tomorrow) …

TVNZ 2 will screen the free-to-air premiere of Pixels on October 8 at 7.00. Other HD coming attractions for the week starting October 7 include:

  • Eight Below (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Nim’s Island (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Cruel Intentions (Three, 8.55 Saturday)
  • Horrible Bosses (TVNZ 2, 9.15 Saturday)
  • The Broken Shore (Three, 10.50 Saturday)
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (TVNZ 2, 11.05 Saturday)
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits (TVNZ 2, 5.30 Sunday)
  • Bridesmaids (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Stolen (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Sunday)
  • Reflections (Three, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Safe House (Three, 8.30 Thursday)
  • Babe (Prime, 7.30 Friday).
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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: September 28”

  1. Interesting that they are still showing the Tamati show. But I guess they couldn’t show it before the election.

  2. You have to question the wisdom of commissioning a series with a presenter who’s had parliamentary aspirations since the 2014 election. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/85021744/coffey-to-take-on-flavell-for-waiariki-seat And by the time production got under way late last year, he’d announced he would be standing in the Waiariki electorate http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503432&objectid=11741442. The show was destined to premiere mid-year but clearly was held back until next month so it wouldn’t screen in the run-up to the election. I think David Farrar described it best.

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