Sky Rounds Up All Creatures

The top-rating remake of All Creatures Great and Small will screen on Sky TV. It will air 8.30 Mondays on Vibe from November 16. The original adaptation of Jim Herriot’s Yorkshire vet tales originally ran from 1978-1990 on the BBC. But the broadcaster passed on the reboot, apparently because of concern it wouldn’t appeal to […]

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New to View: October 11 – 17

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Late Night Big Breakfast Duke, 8.30 “At 50, the crown prince of cringe Kiwi comedy is bringing back Late Night Big Breakfast, a cult favourite from his huge back catalogue of pisstake programming,” Stuff said of the show’s first season in five years. First […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 10 – 16

Saturday Pan (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Cast Away (Three, 8.25) A Time to Kill (Duke, 8.30) Mr. Holmes (Maori TV, 8.30) The Campaign (TVNZ 2, 8.55) Magic Mike XXL (TVNZ 2, 10.50) Manson’s Lost Girls (Three, 11.15)   Sunday Broken Arrow (TVNZ 2, 1am) We Bought a Zoo (Three, 7.00) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (TVNZ 2, 7.30) Stray (Maori TV, 8.30) Friends With […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Totally Under Control From Tuesday

Apple iTunes will stream the covid-19 documentary Totally Under Control from Tuesday. The trailer for the Alec Gibney-directed indictment of the Trump administrational’s handling of the pandemic amassed six million views in the first three days of its release. Here’s the media release: Director Alex Gibney, named “the most important documentarian of our time” by […]

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Apple Springs Streaming Treat for Springsteen Fans

A documentary about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Letter to You, will stream on Apple TV+ from October 23. The Apple Original films production will, surprise-surprise, land the same day as the album’s release on Apple Music. Hopefully, the smart Apple TV app will have expanded from LG and Samsung TVs to Sony […]

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Coming Soon: For Life

TVNZ OnDemand has confirmed October 19 as the release date for a true-life legal drama. For Life was inspired by the life of Isaac Wright J but has been fictionalised by Hank Steinberg (The Last Ship, Without a Trace). It stars Nicholas Pinnock (Criminal: UK, Counterpart) as Aaron Wallace, a prisoner who becomes a lawyer and […]

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HD Heads-up: October 17 – 23

➢➢ The networks are poised to roll out what they hope will be big primetime winners post-election. As expected, the scheduling upheaval will include TVNZ 1 demoting long-in-the-tooth procedural Criminal Minds to 9.30 Mondays from October 19. The network risked going back to the well once too often for the show’s 15th and final season, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ’s Pooch Scoop

TVNZ this morning announced its first Jono & Ben vehicle, Dog Almighty!, will be unleashed on October 19. Here’s the media release: TVNZ RELEASES THE HOUNDS Jono & Ben return to the silver screen this October in TVNZ 2’s brand-new series, Dog Almighty! Premiering on Monday 19th, this pawsome new reality competition is on the […]

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HD Ratings: Westside Crushes Criminal Minds

The return of Westside for its sixth and final season won its 8.30 Monday slot in all the core commercial demographics as well as viewers 5+. The premiere rated lower than the previous week’s Patrick Gower: On Weed but still thrashed the TVNZ competition and could jettison from primetime a long-running TVNZ 1 staple. It […]

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Good Lord! Where’s Bird?

Sky TV has yet to schedule one of the most acclaimed drama series of the year, The Good Lord Bird. The irreverent Civil War abolitionist saga was to have screened on SoHo2 and streamed on Neon back in February before the Covid-19 outbreak disrupted postproduction. It debuted to outstanding reviews over the weekend in the […]

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