New to TVNZ+: June 22-28

Mary & George (June 26) stars Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine in the outrageous true story of Mary Villiers, Countess of Buckingham who moulded her beautiful son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. Vanity Fair called it “a compelling trip to the gay 1600s” but thought the Starz series “eventually becomes […]

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Network Movies in HD: June 15-21

Saturday Red Dog (Sky Open, 3.35) The Mitchells vs. The Machines (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Around the World in 80 Days (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Hustlers (Three, 8.30) Pans Labyrinth (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) The Aviator (Eden, 8.50) Snowpiercer (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Takers (TVNZ 2, 11.25)   Sunday Halloween Kills (Duke, 12.45am) A.I. Artificial Intelligence (TVNZ 2, 1.20am) Shrek (TVNZ 2, 3.55) Like a Boss (Three, […]

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New to ThreeNow in July

A BBC comedy/drama about an autistic Scottish woman’s life being upended by her sister’s hasty engagement premieres next month on ThreeNow. The BBC billed the six-part Dinosaur (July 21) as “a coming of age series exploring those moments of change we experience in the various relationships in our life including sisterhood, friendship and romance”. “This spiky and […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 22-28

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will test the appeal of lightweight American drama on its schedule with the premiere of a series about a quirky lawyer who first appeared in a show that ran for seven seasons on Three. Elsbeth (8.25 Tuesday) is named after Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston), who often clashed in the courtroom with The […]

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New to TVNZ+: June 15-21

It’s a big week for sport on TVNZ+, with live coverage of  the 17th edition of the UEFA European Championship and a 2023 docuseries about a Queensland team’s inaugural NRL season. Dawn of the Dolphins (June 15) follows legendary supercoach Wayne Bennett and the Queensland-based Dolphins as they prepare to transition from a community club to the […]

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New House Show Big Sunday Hit

TVNZ 1 has a new Sunday night hit with the premiere of its latest property porn show, New Zealand’s Best Homes With Phil Spencer. It averaged 113,679 viewers aged 25-54 to earn a 5.37 rating and a 33 share of the network’s core commercial demographic. That made it the fourth-most watched programme of the night […]

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ThreeNow to Stream Swift Feud Expose

A two-part documentary about the $300 million copyright row between superstar Taylor Swift and music industry titan Scooter Braun will stream on ThreeNow from June 21. Here’s the media release: TAYLOR SWIFT VS SCOOTER BRAUN: BAD BLOOD PREMIERES 21 JUNE, ONLY ON THREENOW Monday 10 June 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ today announced the highly anticipated Taylor […]

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Madam to Set Up Shop in July

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has announced a new comedy/drama series starring Rachel Griffiths and an all-star Kiwi cast will premiere next month on Three and ThreeNow. Madam stars Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Muriel’s Wedding) as McKenzie ‘Mack’ Leigh who, when faced with a philandering husband and a mountain of debt, opens an ethical brothel in small-town NZ to provide […]

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Network Movies in HD: June 8-14

Saturday The Water Horse (TVNZ 2, 7.00) A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Demolition Man (Three, 8.10) The Words (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) The Accountant (Eden, 8.50) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Blacklight (TVNZ 2, 11.15)   Sunday Philomena (TVNZ 2, 1am) Halloween (Duke, 1am) The Secret Life of Pets 2 (TVNZ 2,  3.55) […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 15-21

➢➢ TVNZ 1 uses the 10th anniversary premiere of The Brokenwood Mysteries (8.30 Sunday) to launch a week of newcomers. Promises the publicity for the offbeat Kiwi whodunit: “From a brutal murder with a Jurassic twist to a spooky crime scene amidst the Day of the Dead, a lovestruck dental patient and a vicious visit to […]

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