New to TVNZ 2 in 2022

Here are the TVNZ blurbs for some of the series destined for TVNZ 2 in 2022:

60 Seconds

No need for introductions. No time to warm up. There are just moments to impress. Seconds to make your mark. And every beat counts! 

In this brand-new heart-stopping talent show, hosted by ZM’s Clint Roberts, performers from around the country have just 60 Seconds to grab the attention of three celebrity Scouts for the chance to win their share of up to $200,000 cash and prizes. 

With the Scouts competing against each other to secure the best talent, there is bound to be rivalry, hilarity, and trickery between them as they battle it out for the end goal – to be the scout managing the wining act, as voted by the audience, in the grand finale. The winner of 60 Seconds will take home $30,000 prize money, in addition to what they have scooped up along the way.

Tune in to see who thinks they’ve got what it takes to become famous in 60 Seconds. The clock is ticking!

Beyond the Veil 

Beyond The Veil is an exciting new anthology series from six diverse groups of storytellers, exploring supernatural stories of Māori, Pasifika, and Filipino cultures in Aotearoa.

Beyond The Veil presents familial horror in ‘Albularyo: The Witch Doctor’, found footage thrills in ‘26:29’, a haunted road trip in ‘Tappy’, a supernatural coming of age in ‘Into The Mist’, bloody revenge in ‘Taumanu’, and a flatmate from the afterlife in ‘Giving Up The Ghost’. 

At turns harrowing and hilarious, these six stand-alone stories will keep the audience guessing at every turn. 

Made with the support of NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho, with development support from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Celebrity Treasure Island

The reality juggernaut is back! Celebrity Treasure Island returns to TVNZ 2 with a brand-new batch of celebrity castaways ready to battle it out on home soil in the ultimate treasure hunt!

21 celebrities will travel north and trade the comforts of home for the scarcities of camp life, before going head-to-head for the chance to win prize money for their chosen charity. 

The dramatic Team Face-Offs and Elimination Battles will test team rivalries and push the castaways to the max. There will be plenty of twists along the way, contestants will come and go and of course, strategy will play its part.

A nail-biting finale captivated viewers earlier this month, but who will walk away with the title of Celebrity Treasure Island winner 2022? 

CSI: Vegas

CSI: VEGAS, the sequel to the global hit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” opens a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas—the city where it all began. 

Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Petersen), Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and David Hodges (Wallace Langham). This combined force will deploy the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best—follow the evidence—in order to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.

Down For Love 

We all want love, companionship and affection – to love and to be loved. People who live with Down syndrome are no different.

Down For Love follows six young adults living with Down syndrome on their quest for romance. These vibrant Kiwis have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else, and finding a soulmate is top of their list.

From Rainbow’s End to Larnach Castle, mini golf to a romantic harbour cruise, each of them will take potential suitors on the dates they’ve been dreaming of. Along the way they will learn what to do, and what not to do… on the journey to find a partner.

This heart-warming and inspiring documentary series will see our Romeos and Juliettes take tentative steps toward love, but their honesty and openness might just prove a lesson for us all.

Created in consultation with the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association.

Made with the support of NZ On Air. 


From the makers of the smash hit film Sione’s Wedding comes a coming-of-age story to rock out to!

Duckrockers follows five young Pacific Islanders living in inner-city Auckland during the mid-1980’s. This comedy teen prequel to Sione’s Wedding sees the break-dancing boppers enjoy a last summer of fun before they become ‘real, actual men’ over eight half hour episodes. 

But growing up is hard to do and there are valuable lessons to learn, dance competitions to win and dreams to chase. After all… boys just want to have fun! So, join the baddest bopping crew in Auckland for an irreverent yet respectful, funny and heart-warming dive back into our collective urban past. 

Two of New Zealand’s most experienced creators, James Griffin and Oscar Kightley, weave the stories of these Pasifika families and communities together with the beats and fashion of the eighties. Duckrockers 4 life!

Made with the support of NZ On Air. 

Endangered Species Aotearoa

This compelling factual series takes viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about our most vulnerable wildlife species facing extinction in Aotearoa.

From trekking up the Murchison mountains to find an ancient species of bat, to the wild ocean home of the Māui dolphin – in each episode, the hosts will journey to our remotest places and experience wildlife habitats never seen before. 

Whether it is coming face-to-face with an enormous Hawksbill Turtle or the tiniest of Canterbury Knobbled Weevils, we will meet local conservationists fighting to save these precious creatures and learn how we as New Zealanders can all work together to protect our shared future. 

The series is produced in partnership with WWF, and with the support of NZ On Air.


More than 2.5 million bricks are making their way to Aotearoa for LEGO® MASTERS NZ, the international television sensation coming to TVNZ in 2022.

The LEGO® MASTERS format has been a hit all around the globe, showcasing playful and colourful creativity and awe-inspiring builds. 

Teams of two will be put through their paces in a series of challenges designed to put their LEGO building skills and imaginations to the test, set by Brickmaster and series’ judge Robin Sather. 

The challenges will test our teams with design, creativity, fun, construction techniques, as well as storytelling prowess all under the watchful eye of Robin and our host. 

Who’ll be crowned the winner and take home the title of Aotearoa’s first LEGO MASTERS?

NCIS: Hawai’i 

The world’s most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State with NCIS: HAWAI’I.

The first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey), has thrived and risen through the ranks by equal parts confidence and strategy in a system that has pushed back on her every step of the way.

Together with her unwavering team of specialists, they balance duty to family and country while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the sun-drenched island paradise itself. Starring Kiwi Alex Tarrant (800 Words, Shortland Street). 

Snackmasters NZ

Snackmasters is a cooking challenge like no other, as each week, two well-known chefs battle it out to make perfect replicas of one of NZ’s best-loved snacks.

With nothing to help them other than limitless supplies of the snack and their taste buds, can they work out the genius behind these seemingly simple snacks?

Follow some of NZ’s top chefs and share in their culinary triumphs and failures, while also getting an inside look at the heart of the product’s factories to unlock the mysteries of how the snacks are really made.

Each episode culminates with the two chefs cooking their version of the snack head-to-head before a judging panel of the factory’s workers. Which chef will be crowned champion? And can either capture the magic of the iconic snack? 

The Drew Barrymore Show 

The Drew Barrymore Show is brand-new on TVNZ 2!

The show is optimism TV, bringing information, inspiration, and entertainment to the daytime audience.  

Known world-wide for her infectious brand of humour and positivity, host Drew Barrymore will share her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way. 

Drew’s creating a movement to march in the army of optimism with a multi-topic format. She will elevate, inspire and entertain in every area and in every segment from human interest stories to happy news to lifestyle segments and celebrity guests. 

One signature segment to look forward to is “Drew’s News,” a topical segment where Drew and her guest break down the day’s most surprising and compelling stories from pop culture to human-interest. Funny, informative and inspiring, these stories are curated and shared through Drew’s personal lens of heart, humour and optimism.

The Ex-Best Thing

Could your ex help you find your next?

Relationships don’t always work out – bad timing, personality issues, different locations, mis-matched sex drives, differing values, interests – the list goes on…

An end in a relationship shouldn’t mean you don’t want the best for your ex – it might even be in your best interests to get them hooked up and happy with someone else!

The Ex-Best Thing follows five ex-couples as they try to find each other new romance right here in Aotearoa. After all, who knows you better than your previous partner? 

Will our singles strike a new match thanks to their ex, or could they re-light an old flame?

Returning to TVNZ 2 next year will bee:

Shortland Street – 30th Anniversary 2022 

New Zealand television history will be made on May 25, 2022, when everyone’s favourite drama series, Shortland Street, celebrates 30 years on air. A significant occasion for a New Zealand series and a milestone no other New Zealand serial drama has achieved.

With memorable and much loved (or loathed) characters, relatable stories, and even lines that have been firmly cemented as part of television history, Shortland Street has changed the way we view television and ourselves forever. 

Continuously pushing the envelope on ideas, issues and behind the scenes processes usually associated with bigger shows with bigger budgets, 2022 promises to continue to deliver the Ferndale drama.

Shortland Street’s 30th year on screen will see the show continue to pull out all the stops to deliver even more of the excitement, romance and drama and continue the tradition of shocking viewers with events that will challenge and threaten our most loved characters – exactly what has kept Shortland Street at the top of its game for so long.

Stan and the Walkers S2: Stan Walker navigates his way through 2021 as a brother, son, musician, friend…and husband! With his loved ones split across both sides of the Tasman, this is an unfiltered look at the lives of Stan and his whānau. Made with the support of NZ On Air. 

Wellington Paranormal S4: New Zealand’s favourite spooky investigators, Officers Minogue and O’Leary, keep the streets of Aotearoa’s capital safe from the unexplainable in Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do In The Shadows spin-off. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

Have You Been Paying Attention?: New Zealand’s best and brightest comedians showcase their current affairs prowess unpacking the hot topics of the week: politics, sports, pop culture news and international affairs to test just who’s been paying attention…

MasterChef Australia – foodies Vs favourites: MasterChef Australia is back for its 14th season, jam-packed with the biggest, boldest challenges and culinary delights.

Travel Guides: The TripAdvisor of television, Travel Guides is a fly-on-the-wall series that follows different groups of travellers on their international escapades. Bon voyage!

Patriot Brains: The fast-paced quiz show pits two teams of comedians against each other, to find out once and for all who’s best – Kiwis or Aussies. Bill Bailey hosts the fast-paced quiz show that pits two teams of comedians against each other, to find out once and for all who’s best – Kiwis or Aussies.

Taskmaster: In this British game show five comedians must complete bizarre tasks for the merciless taskmaster, Greg Davies with the help of his assistant Alex Horne. 

Young Sheldon: From the brains behind The Big Bang Theory, comes this perfectly eccentric portrait of Sheldon Cooper’s young life. While the gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown: It’s Letters and Numbers with a whole bunch of comedians as the 8 Out of 10 Cats crew take over the classic quiz show.

Renters: You won’t believe how some tenants treat other people’s homes in this fly-on-the-wall series.

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4 Responses to “New to TVNZ 2 in 2022”

  1. Phil, something seems to be going wrong with the site. I’m getting some articles coming up for 5 seconds or so before then showing a 404 error. It says something about API-create in the URL when it does it. Have tried 2 different Android devices. For some reason this page isn’t doing it now on this device but others still are on my other device (eg the Duke 2022 article and the latest Heads-Up).

  2. Thanks, Michelle, and everyone else who contacted me about the problems. Don’t know what happened but happily things seem to have come right.

  3. I never noticed any bugs, too bad there’s no fix for this lacklustre lineup.

  4. Well I think we have way better content ahead so I will be promoting this with my Facebook site so we are all ready until 2022 rolls over.

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