TVNZ Highlights Week 50 2017

SAT 09 - FRI 15 DECEMBER 2017

Offspring Has A New Sibling

Coming to OnDemand this week is the new series from the makers of Offspring and Puberty Blues - Sisters. Starring our very own Antonia Prebble, this Aussie drama follows the story of three very different women who discover that they are sisters.

On 2, Ferndale is always an extremely risky place to reside around the festive season and this year may well prove to be no exception! The build up to this year's cliff-hanger shifts up a gear on Shorty.

And what do you do if you’re mega rich and you child really does have everything? In the 1 special, meet the elite toy makers behind the World's Most Expensive Toys.

Plus, the topic for Re: this week, is all things "fashion." Keep an eye on facebook.com/renewsnz to check out their coverage. 

All TVNZ channels can be live streamed on tvnz.co.nz.

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Special: The World's Most Expensive Toys

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER, 8:30PM

From rocking horses covered in more than 82,000 Swarovski crystals, to doll's houses worth a jaw-dropping £25,000, nothing is too extravagant for Britain’s super-rich.

Meet the craftsmen and inventors who create these pricey pressies, all of whom go to great lengths to perfect their bespoke products.

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Final Week of 2017: Shortland Street

WEEKNIGHTS, 7:00PM

As the 25th Anniversary year of Shortland Street comes to an end - the final week is here and will see confessions made, love declared and sights set on destroying some of Ferndale’s favourite residents.

“It’s not your usual cliff-hanger. This year we go on a ride of a different kind," comments the show's producer, Maxine Fleming.

Movie: Harry Potter Fridays

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER, 7:00PM

For nearly 20 years, the world has been captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter stories from J.K. Rowling.

Now 2 brings you every spell, every battle, and every magical moment, in an eight week Harathon!

Relive the magic from the beginning with Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

When Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is, in fact, a wizard - he is quickly swept up into the spellbinding world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside new best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

As the three best friends get to grips with Levitation Charms, and the rules of Quidditch, one of the darkest wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort, returns to threaten the very future of the wizarding world.

Movies: Movies on 2

 

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

Saturday Family Blockbuster - Norm Of The North: Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn't know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When a real estate development threatens his Arctic home, he must take action! 9th December, 7pm

Saturday Blockbuster - What To Expect When You’re Expecting: Five couples experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realise that life does not always deliver what is expected. Starring Cameron Diaz. 9th December, 8.45pm

2 Family Movie - A Country Christmas Story: A small town chorus singer dreams of becoming a country music star. Starring Dolly Parton. 10th December, 5.20pm

Sunday Premiere Movie - The Night Before: On Christmas Eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. 10th December, 8.30pm.

Special: Police Ten 7

THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER, 8:30PM

To celebrate 15 years of Police Ten 7 on our screens, we bring you a one hour special of the very best, and the very worst moments from the past 24 seasons.

Reminisce the "always blow on the pie" and other moments that have come about from the 560 episodes of the show.

This episode will also include the usual wanted faces and Rob needs your help to crack a serious unsolved crime.

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Sport: Sport on DUKE

MONDAY 11 DECEMBER

With just four rounds to go until the playoffs start and teams qualify for the Road to Super Bowl LII,

Monday’s action gets underway with the Buffalo Bills hosting the struggling Indianapolis Colts at 7am.

Then, the Los Angeles Rams are up against the red hot Philadelphia Eagles at 10:25am.

And, at 2:30pm, the clash of the AFC North, with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on fierce rivals, the Baltimore Ravens from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Movie: End Of Watch

8:30PM FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

Long-time LAPD partners and friends, Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Peña) patrol one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in Los Angeles.

Though they may bend the rules, their honour and dedication to the job are unquestioned.

One day, all hell breaks loose for the officers when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

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New Series: Sisters

FULL SEASON AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 11 DECEMBER

Imagine you had a family you didn’t know about?

From the makers of Offspring and Puberty Blues, Sisters is an uplifting story about what happens when a group of very different people are suddenly united by a genetic and biological revelation.

Starring, kiwi actor Antonia Prebble as Edie.

Seasons 1-4: Underbelly

STREAM NOW ONDEMAND

Based on real events, Underbelly tells the stories of the bloodiest crime battles to take place in Australia.

The critically acclaimed drama shows the rise and fall of real-life Australian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law.

Each season unfolds in a different time period and city, with new crime bosses and the police who try to bring them to justice.

Full season: Sunshine

STREAM FROM FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey and introducing Wally Elnour, Sunshine is a high-stakes crime drama that explores the hopes and heartbreak felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land.

Jacob, an aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player, is on the cusp of being picked up by US scouts for the US College league. He gets caught up in a police investigation that could damage his dreams.

New Season: Pot Luck

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

Look out world – Pot Luck is dishing up another season!

Pot Luck serves up contemporary lesbian life in three great flavours - Debs, Beth and Mel - as they negotiate friendship, family, and finding love at their weekly pot luck dinners.

Made with support from NZ On Air.

Full series: Stake Out

FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

Two hapless private detectives, one 1998 Toyota Starlet, and all the time in the world to kill.

Semi-professional private eyes Tom and Chris (comedians Tom Sainsbury and Chris Parker) get a little too much one-on-one time as they work to maintain their burgeoning stake out business.

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