TVNZ Highlights Week 48 2019

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Comedy legends Hamish Blake and Andy Lee are coming to TVNZ 2, and they're taking us on the holiday of a lifetime! Expect lots of hilarious stitch ups and crazy stunts as the pair plan each others' activities!

And over on TVNZ 1, our new foodie series, Extraordinary Places To Eat  brings you the most unmissable food experiences from across the globe! Mmmm...

Alternate news platform Re: now has a website! Click here to find the latest videos, articles and podcasts on topics that matter to young Kiwis.

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MasterChef Australia Finale

Friday 29 November, 7.30pm

After 12 weeks of competition, the big day has finally arrived and as the Top 3 contestants must make their final journey to the MasterChef kitchen, the judges admit this is the toughest final line up in memory!

The Top 3 will need to create a three course menu – entrée, main and dessert – for 20 diners each. They’ll have four and a half hours of prep time before service starts, and the judges will be scoring each dish out of 10, which means there are 30 points on the line for each course.

Who will be the new MasterChef Australia winner for 2019?

The Abused

Tuesday 26 November, 8.45pm

With remarkable access to the police and to the women telling their own difficult stories, this shocking documentary reveals exactly what it is like to be abused.

In the hope of raising awareness and encouraging other women to speak out, two women bravely let us into their lives as they deal with the aftermath of the attacks and on going abuse.

The Abused is a revealing, disturbing look at the day to day abuse that many women are subjected to by their partners. It chronicles the fear that prevents them seeking help and the long term struggle they go through to seek justice.

Mrs Brown's Boys

Saturday 23 November

Mammy's Spell: It’s party time in the Brown household as the family celebrate the baptism of Dermot and Maria’s triplets! Saturday 23rd Novemver, 9.40pm.

Mammy's Inflation: Agnes is disappointed with Cathy when she decides to get a boob job to impress her boyfriend, Professor Clowne. Saturday 23rd Novemver, 10.20pm.

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Hamish & Andy's Perfect Holiday

Wednesday 27 November, 8.30pm

Follow brilliant Aussie comedians Hamish Blake and Andy Lee as they take us on yet another hilarious "working" holiday!

This time, the pair will divide and conquer - with each planning half of the trip, choosing what they think will be the “perfect” activities for the other person...

But one person’s perfect can be another’s nightmare! In true Hamish & Andy fashion, this trip will see them uncover the bizarre and embrace the unknown - and they'll have us laughing right the way through! 

Movies On 2

Saturday 23 November - Friday 29 November

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE: Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his friends spring into action to save their home when the evil mayor plans to destroy it to build an amusement park! Saturday 23rd November, 7pm.

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Emma Stone star in this hilarious romantic comedy about a serial womaniser who is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends! Saturday 23rd November, 8.45pm.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND:  A team of scientists explore an uncharted island and end up venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong! Sunday 24th November, 8.30pm.

FIGHT CLUB: This critically acclaimed film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton follows an insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker who form an underground fight club! Friday 29th November, 9.30pm.


T2 Trainspotting

Tuesday 26 November, 8.30pm

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Formula E – Round 2 Saudi Arabia

Saturday 23 November, 8.45pm

The new Formula E season continues on Saturday night with Round 2 from Diriyah in Saudi Arabia with Live coverage of qualifying from 8:45pm followed by the main race at midnight.

Two Kiwi drivers take to the start line this season, with Mitch Evans competing in his fourth season looking to finish higher than his fifth place finish in last season. Former Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley is also here, making his all-electric debut in Saudi Arabia.

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 Stream From Friday 29 November

When his college degree is challenged as a fake, lawyer and schemer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is forced to return to school.

As he reluctantly becomes the leader of a misfit collection of fellow students, including businessman Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase), Jeff soon realizes that the easy way out is no guarantee for survival in community college.

Starring: Joel McHale (Spider-Man 2), Gillian Jacobs (The Book of Daniel), Yvette Nicole Brown ( Hotel for Dogs), Danny Pudi (Greek), Alison Brie (Mad Men), and Chevy Chase (Saturday Night Live).



Stream From Tuesday 26 November

Written by Jo Brand, Morwenna Banks and Will Smith, Damned is an eye-opening comedy set in a fictional children’s social services department.

Based in authenticity, it follows the personal and professional lives of Rose (Jo Brand) and Al (Alan Davies) and their colleagues: each week takes us to a new case and a domestic situation in the office. The tone is at times dark, always gritty and brave. This is realism comedy.

Starring Jo Brand, Alan Davies, Kevin Eldon, Georgie Glen, Himesh Patel and Isy Suttie.

The Feed

Stream From Friday 29 November

From the writer and co-executive producer of The Walking Dead, comes this timely and ambitious psychological thriller!

In the near future, people’s brains are directly connected to The Feed. Every interaction, every emotion, every memory can be shared instantly. Then something – or someone – starts accessing people’s minds through The Feed and ‘taking’ them over.

Starring David Thewlis (Harry Potter) and Michelle Fairley (Game Of Thrones), The Feed, tells a very human story about survival, family, and the lengths that you would go to to protect the ones you love.

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