Schedule Watch: August 24

Prime is pre-empting Monday’s ICC Cricket 360 for Silk Way Rally (6.30), a post-event magazine show. It follows Inside the PGA Tour and is the latest example of Sky using its free-to-air channel to showcase what’s on its pay-TV service.

This weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30) takes an exclusive look inside the world of our biggest gun dealer, Gun City owner David Tipple. While he believes he is under siege, his critics ask if NZ’s gone far enough?

Appearing on this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo/SoHo2, various times) are:

  • Heidi Heitkamp, a former Democratic Senator from North Dakota and the Founder of the One Country Project initiative
  • Michael Smerconish, the host of CNN’s Smerconish and the author of Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right
  • Eric Klinenberg, a Professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life
  • Kevin D. Williamson, a reporter, columnist and author of The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics
  • Rep. Katie Porter (D).

On Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 10.30): Bill Whitaker reports on how Stellate Ganglion Block is being used as a treatment for veterans with PTSD and Anderson Cooper goes behind-the-scenes of Game of Thrones.

On Monday’s Fair Go (TVNZ 1, 7.30), the team takes a trip across the ditch to investigate a water purifying filter company who have not delivered on their promises to NZ consumers.

Tuesday’s 20/20 (TVNZ 1, 9.30) examines the B.T.K. serial killer, who would ruthlessly murder more than 20 individuals over three decades.

James Roque, Lloyd Langford and Karen O’Leary will appear on Wednesday’s Have You Been Paying Attention? (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Wednesday).

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

  • Monday: Idris Elba, Maude Apatow, Perry Farrell
  • Tuesday: Sofía Vergara, David Cross, Tove Lo
  • Wednesday: Rahm Emanuel, Michael Ian Black
  • Thursday: Samuel L. Jackson, Ash Carter
  • Friday: Amanda Seyfried, Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Keith L. Williams.

And lined up for TVNZ 1’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show are:

  • Monday: Pink and O’shea Jackson Jr
  • Tuesday: Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson
  • Thursday: Bradley Cooper
  • Friday: Lily Tomlin and Teyana Taylor. Adam Sandler.
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3 Responses to “Schedule Watch: August 24”

  1. YAY, Disney+ will be adding Avengers: Endgame in December. I hope that includes New Zealand. Anyhow, I’m so impressed by what’s coming up especially the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s so exciting. I also love it that they will be including extras for the movies, hope they include commentaries. I wish November 19th would hurry up :)

  2. Thanks for the update, Trevor. Yes, it will include NZ. Here’s the full release.

  3. YAY, that’s wonderful to know, Philip. I hope they also include the oldie but goodie Zorro. I loved that show growing up :)

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