TVNZ Highlights Week 51 2017


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

The lives of Ferndale's most loved are on the line in a not-to-be-missed one hour finale of Shortland Street.

And, we'll have you feeling festive with Christmas specials!

Laugh along with comedy icons Will & Grace, sing along with Coca-Cola Christmas In The Park, or test out your brainpower with The Celebrity Chase - Christmas Special. And for those Christmas grinches, there's Bad Santa 2

Let the holiday season begin!

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Special: The Celebrity Chase – Christmas Special


1's hit quiz show makes a primetime appearance for a very special Celebrity Christmas edition!

Four celebrities have to work together to try and win thousands of pounds for charity. But can they outwit all four festive Chasers?

Special: Eat Well For Less At Christmas

THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER, 8:00PM          

In this festive edition, Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin don their Santa hats and help one family save money and time without scrimping on indulgence this Christmas.

The team will show you how to save time, money and our sanity when feeding the family this Christmas

Special: The Real Full Monty

MONDAY 18 DECEMBER, 7:00PM             

It was the box office smash of the 90s, not least for its iconic strip, and 20 years later, The Full Monty is back…with a twist.

This is The Real Full Monty, where eight celebrity strippers will have only six days to learn and rehearse their unique take on the famous routine, before ultimately performing it in front of an audience of thousands at The London Palladium.

Special: Kim Dotcom: Caught In The Web


Discover the story of the most wanted man online.

This impressively detailed documentary from Kiwi filmmaker Annie Goldson, uses archive material (including the NZ police raid of his mansion) and interviews, to explore intellectual property, privacy, profit and piracy in the digital age.

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Season Finale: Shortland Street


It’s finally here – this Monday will see Shortland Street wrap up for 2017 with a one hour episodes sure to leave viewers on the edge of their seats!

This year the residents of Ferndale have pulled together to face a deadly volcanic eruption, watched as lives were lost, there has been winners and losers in matters of the heart, we also welcomed back some old friends, introduced some new faces - so how will this massive year end?

Special: All New Will & Grace Christmas Special


For this special Christmas episode, the Will & Grace gang are travelling 100 years back in time!

Will, Grace, Karen and Jack wish they could have experienced Christmas in old New York City, but realise the past was not quite as romantic - or open to diversity - as they pictured it.

Special: Coca-Cola Christmas In The Park


Celebrate the festive season with a magical night of home-grown, world class entertainment. From Christmas carols to dance anthems to fireworks, it’s a fun-filled night!

This year our host Jason Gunn is joined by Kiwi entertainers The Koi Boys, Hollie Smith, Caleb Jago-Ward, Lavina Williams and Santa himself, for a spectacular showcase. 

Sunday Premiere Movie: Bad Santa 2

SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER, 9:00PM               

He’s giving the holidays another shot….

Billy Bob Thornton dons the Santa suit once again for your Sunday Premiere movie, Bad Santa 2.

Fuelled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, anti-hero Willie teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Joined by Willie’s mom, Sunny Stoke (Kathy Bates), they’re about to take Christmas to a whole new level of bad!

Home And Away Summer Season


Get ready for a scorcher of a summer as the Home and Away Summer Season hits our shores.

Settling into the 7pm weeknight timeslot, there’ll be no shortage of surf, sunshine and sizzling drama these summer holidays!

You thought this year was big? Wait till you see what’s coming …

Special: Obsessed With My Body


Buff, bronzed and beautiful – meet the new face of beauty…

Gender stereotypes are thrown out of the window in this special, which follows several young men whose lives are dominated by having the perfect pecks or “on fleek” eyebrows.

From bodybuilding to facial waxing, these youths are forever seeking peer approval. In a selfie-addicted culture, social media also plays a pivotal role. But is this obsession healthy?

Movies: Movies on 2


Gremlins: In this 80's classic, a boy inadvertently unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. 17th December, 7pm 

Fred Claus: Santa's bitter older brother, Fred Claus, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas - in exchange for cash. 19th December, 8.40pm

A Knights's Tale: After his master dies, a peasant squire creates a new identity for himself as a knight. Starring Heath Ledger. 20th December, 7.30pm

Elf: A man raised as an elf (Will Ferrell) at the North Pole is sent to the US in search of his true identity. 21st December 7.30pm

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks. 22nd December 7.30pm

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Special: Travel Man Christmas


Richard Ayoade will be joined by Hollywood’s favourite funny girl Rebel Wilson in Florence for a 48-hour mini-break.

Richard and Rebel scale Florence’s majestic Duomo to check out the breath-taking view, then marvel at masterpieces by Botticelli and Michelangelo.

They go for a drive in a classic Alfa Romeo, hunt for truffles, enjoy a Christmas feast and top off their journey with glorious gelato!

Sport: Sport on DUKE


Bundesliga: Live on Saturday at 8:20am, Borussia Monchengladbach host Hamburg from Borussia-Park in Monchengaldbach as round 17 starts before the Christmas break.

NBA: Catch the Live coverage of the Boston Celtics hosting the Utah Jazz from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday at 1:30pm.

NFL: Round 15 continues on Sunday at 10:30 with live coverage of Detroit hosting Chicago, followed by Kansas taking on the LA Chargers at 2:25pm.

On Monday the action continues with Jacksonville up against Houston at 7am, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New England Patriots at 10:25am and Oakland host Dallas at 2:30 to round off a big weekend of NFL.

Movie: The Conjuring

SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER, 9:00PM          

A terrifyingly true tale…

The Conjuring tells the horrifying true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.

Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

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New Series: Streetmate


In a world where dating is all about apps, Scarlett Moffatt is out on the streets of Britain doing it the old-fashioned way.

This dating show takes those looking for love literally onto the streets in order to find someone to go on a date with.

Will a Streetmate date lead to romance?

Kids’ Content OnDemand


TVNZ OnDemand has an additional 150 hours of kids' content  in time for school holidays!

The line-up includes full seasons of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: Rescue Bots, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Pound Puppies, Littlest Pet Shop and Kaijudo.

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