Schedule Watch: 1 News Tonight, Yellowstone, Phoenix Rising

The new-look Newshub Late will open its first week as NZ TV’s only late-night news show.

It launches on March 21, with a livelier approach and more attitude, but its chief rival, 1 News Tonight, will be off-air because of Omicron’s impact on TVNZ news gathering.

“It is to help with staffing across other news programming due to Omicron disruptions,” a spokesperson said.

TVNZ 1 will replace it with same-day repeats of Shortland Street.

In other scheduling news, Prime will pre-empt Yellowstone on March 20 to carry live coverage of two Super Rugby Aupiki matches from 7.30: Blues vs Chiefs and Matatu vs Hurricanes.

And Sky’s SoHo will replace the previously scheduled The Rising on March 30 with Phoenix Rising, a two-part HBO documentary in which actress and activist Evan Rachel Wood uses her experience as a survivor of domestic violence “to pursue justice, heal generational wounds, and reclaim her story”.

Said IndieWire of its 2022 Sundance Film Festival premiere: “Wood’s courage shines through in an affecting exploration of power dynamics and relationships in Hollywood.”

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3 Responses to “Schedule Watch: 1 News Tonight, Yellowstone, Phoenix Rising”

  1. I see Discovery shareholders have approved the merger with WarnerMedia so it will definitely become official in April when it closes and becomes Warner Bros. Discovery. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out, this is WAY bigger than TVNZ merging with Radio New Zealand ?

  2. Good timing for Three. Ingrid is about the only Newshub presenter I like after the ruination of The AM Show.

  3. I agree, I used to record The AM Show and watch it when I got home, since the new (TVNZ copy) format been introduced, it just seems that it’s lost its mojo now, I guess there’ll be more ‘vanilla’ to come from Discovery now.

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