Prime Belatedly Adds Late-Night Premieres

Prime’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will screen even later than normal tonight and tomorrow because of two last-minute additions to Prime’s schedule.

Pacific Brothers, which starts 10.30 tonight, is an Oscar Kightley-hosted series that’s billed as the “first ever, in-depth look at the way Pacific Islanders watch, experience and interact with sport in New Zealand and abroad”.

RNZ reports Kightley was looking forward to having “deeper conversations” and showing aspects of life not previously shown on TV.

“Kiwis are sports mad, Pacific people are sports mad, but we don’t often get to participate when it comes to media coverage or media shows about sports,” he said.

“As more of us [Pacific Islanders] kind of get into the media, we’re able to cover stuff like sports and things in a way that maybe is more true to us and resonates with how our community approaches these things.

“I think we’re able to look a bit deeper and ask those questions but also look at aspects of life which other shows maybe wouldn’t.”

New tomorrow night at 10.30 will be Loosehead Footy. Reads the blurb: “Alice Soper, Hamish Bidwell and All Black great Frank Bunce are joined by a new guest each week around the podcast table to talk about everything rugby” (first up is Alama Ieremia).

If you miss either premiere because of the 11th hour scheduling, both will be repeated Saturday afternoon: Loosehead Footy at 2.00 (pre-empting Borderforce USA: The Bridges); Pacific Brothers at 3.00 (pre-empting Outback Truckers).

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