Schedule Watch: October 4

TVNZ 2 is replacing season four of Naked Attraction, which was to have premiered on October 11, with The Sex Clinic, which TVNZ OnDemand has streamed. Reads the blurb: “In this series, a team of sexual health experts aim to cut through the taboos about young people’s sexual health – offering a full sexual exam to anyone who walks through the doors!” Why the switch? “There was a delay in the distribution of materials [for Naked Attraction],” TVNZ says. “It’ll screen early 2020 instead.”

In its new, later slot, Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 11.30) reports on the artificial intelligence revolution in China and profiles the phenomenally successful writer, John Green.

Prime will screen a replay of the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens from 3pm on Monday, pre-empting Judge Judy, Jeopardy, The Chase Australia and 3rd Rock From the Sun.

On Monday’s Fair Go (TVNZ 1, 7.30): Whenever we get into a car we’re told we have to buckle up. And yet, school buses don’t have to have seatbelts. The team goes to the NZTA and Ministry of Transport to find out.

Booked this week for Prime’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert are:

  • Monday: Jon Hamm, Pete Alonso
  • Tuesday: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Susan Rice
  • Wednesday: Will Smith, Andrew Scott
  • Thursday: Jonathan Van Ness, Brett Gelman, Big Thief, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg

TVNZ 1’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be pre-empted by Rugby World Cup coverage on Monday and Thursday. Lined up for the rest of the week are:

  • Tuesday: John Cena and Pete Yorn
  • Wednesday: Tiffany Haddish
  • Friday: Tyler Perry.
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2 Responses to “Schedule Watch: October 4”

  1. Is Prime still having its planned relaunch?

  2. I don’t think it was ever going to be an “event” relaunch. Just an ongoing makeover. We’ve already seen much of this transition, with far more free-to-air sport, a spike in Turbo channel-type reality fare (ranging from the soon-to-start Truck Night to the acquisition of RAW and Smackdown), and the demotion of some staples (re-runs of Antiques Roadshow have gone from primetime to off-peak, 60 Minutes has slipped from 9.30 Sundays to 10.30 to 11.30).

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