Schedule Watch: September 7

Sky has announced scheduling changes for next month’s movies. Ghostland has been removed from Sky Movies Premiere and will screen on Sky Movies Extra as Incident in a Ghostland. And replacing Cleaning’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (SME, October 8) will be Maria by Callas.

Sky Sport will introduce to its test rugby coverage the visual analysis tool, Libero, with today’s All Blacks v Tonga game (SS1, 1.30). It will allow the Sky Sport team to break down and analyse particular plays or moments within the match and construct visual sequences that tell the story of what’s unfolded on the field.

Prime is replacing Inside the PGA Tour (6.00 Monday) with a repeat of Pawn Stars; the latter also will air instead of ICC Cricket 360 (6.30 Mondays) from September 16 …

This weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30) goes on the frontline of Hong Kong’s uprising – citizens becoming experts in urban warfare as they fight for their rights. Can Hong Kong get this crisis under control before it turns deadly?

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

  • Guests: Trump challenger Rep Joe Walsh and American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Panellists: Rep John Delaney, MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar and Reason magazine editor-at-large Matt Welch.

On Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 10.30): Steve Kroft reports on an unusual lawsuit filed by children against the federal government; Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Sir Paul McCartney as he shares rare details from the Beatles years.

Monday’s Fair Go (TVNZ 1, 7.30) investigates a break-up between a man and his bank, how artists can protect their work from being stolen, and travel insurance in light of the Hong Kong protests.

Tuesday’s 20/20 (TVNZ 1, 9.30) examines the case of Diane Downs and her ambitious attempts to keep authorities from uncovering the truth behind the murder of her children.

Tom Sainsbury, Matt Heath & Bree Tomasel 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: Chris Wallace, Jamie Bell
  • Tuesday: Condoleezza Rice, Bill Skarsgård, BANKS
  • Wednesday: Ansel Elgort, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey
  • Thursday: James McAvoy, Stephen King, Vampire Weekend.

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

  • Monday: Julie Bowen
  • Tuesday: Jake Gyllenhaal and Henry Winkler
  • WednesdayJason Momoa
  • Thursday: George Clooney.
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