TVNZ Highlights Week 41 2017

SAT 7 OCT - FRI 13 OCT
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Law, Order & Betrayal

The critically acclaimed hit drama Doctor Foster is back on TVNZ 1 and OnDemand with more drama and betrayal than ever before. Let the mind games begin!

Also new to 1 is Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, based on the real-life case in 1989 in the US; as well as a brand new season of locally-produced series 800 Words.

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

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New Season: Doctor Foster


MONDAY 9 OCTOBER, 8:30PM

Life seems to be back on track for talented doctor Gemma Foster, and her now teenage son Tom after the turmoil that followed her husband Simon’s betrayal. But can you ever really move on from your ex – especially when a child is involved?

As Simon and his new wife move back to town, this dark, adult, and psychologically raw series sees Gemma go further than she ever has before to protect the people she loves.

Stream entire first season on TVNZ OnDemand from Saturday 23 September. 

New Series: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER, 8:30PM

The Menendez Family appeared to embody the American drean, but all of this turned into a horrendous nightmare on the night of August 20 1989, when brothers Joseph and Erik brutally shot and killed their parents. The crime, the characters and the televised trial gripped the nation.

Edie Falco stars as Leslie Abramson, the controversial defense attorney who represented Lyle and Erik, in this gripping true-crime drama.

New Series: Moving Out With Tamati

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7PM

As the cost of living in Auckland continues to rise, more and more families are finding they can discover the lifestyle they want outside the city limits.

Join host Tamati Coffey as he follows the fortunes of city dwellers turning their backs on city life and attempting to forge new futures and better quality lifestyles in Provincial New Zealand.

Made with funding from Te Mangai Paho.

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My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER, 7:30PM

The timers are set as another team steps up to the plate in their bid to wow superstar judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel with their cooking. And no, Johnny Depp hasn’t joined the show, that’s contestant Teal, the “Asian Johnny Depp”.

Tonight, the competition heads to the capital, where hairdressers Teal and Sophie hope to come out on top with their Asian-inspired Instant Restaurant.

It’s not just competition that’s getting the teams hot under the collar this week. Around the dinner table, things are heating up between two of the contestants…

Shortland Street

MONDAY 9 – FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

Liesha Ward Knox returns this week with impeccable timing, set to bring more trouble for Vinnie as family drama comes to a head. The shock arrival of an old flame shakes the roots of Vinnie’s tentative new family.

How will Jemima’s (Ward-Knox) presence affect Vinne’s relationship – and what does she want? Will Jemima’s return spell disaster, and rip apart the family Vinnie worked so hard to build?

As one family struggles, elsewhere in Ferndale, Frank bides his time, practicing patience as he shuffles his cards into place for revenge against the man who ruined his relationship. Will Drew ever see it coming?

New Season: The Barefoot Bandits

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 6PM

Tane, Fridge and Riley are back for more hilarious adventures!

As they embark on more mysterious exploits across the island, the Barefoot Bandits find themselves facing off against new foes including an evil garden gnome, a swarm of angry cicadas, pirate ghosts and an ancient vampire.

Made with funding from NZ on Air.

Special: Miranda Hart - My What I Call A Live Show

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER, 9PM

Always entertainingly honest, Miranda reveals hilarious and – somewhat worryingly – completely true anecdotes about her own mishaps and misdemeanours.

Whether discussing flatulent first dates or the freedom enjoyed by socially inept children, she animates each topic with her megawatt charisma.

2 Family Movie: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER, 5:30PM

Sail away withour 2 family feature! 

Accompanied by his ragtag crew, an enthusiastic pirate captain sails the high seas and dreams of besting his bitter rivals, Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz, in a quest to win the coveted title of Pirate of the Year.

Faturing the voice talents of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Selma Hayek and Jeremy Piven.

School Holiday Sunday Premier: Pixels

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER, 7PM

When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth using games like PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults.

President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet!

Sunday Premier Movie: Stolen

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER, 9PM

Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) is a master thief who after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry is sent to prison for eight years.

Upon his release, he's ready to leave his criminal past behind and try to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter, Allison.

Season Finale: Love Island

WEEKNIGHTS WITH A SPEICAL REUNION EPISODE ON FRIDAY

The sizzling season of Love Islandconcludes this week on 2!

But which Islanders will put all their eggs in one basket?

And it's not over until Caroline says it's over, with a special reunion show on Friday night (Love Island: The Reunion). Join our favourite host with the most for a reunion party like no other as she gets down and dirty with all of this year's Islanders.

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Live: WRC LIVE Spain

SATURDAY 7 & SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER

Don’t miss the chance to watch New Zealand’s very own Hayden Paddon as he attempts to win the World Rally Championship’s only mixed surface rally circuit.

Each driver will face their own challenges as they navigate Spain’s fast asphalt circuits and difficult gravel stages through Spain’s picturesque Catalonia countryside.

Stream the World Rally Championships LIVE from Spain live on DUKE.

Click 'Read More' for race times. 

DUKE Movies

MONDAY 9 & FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

Little Man: A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son. Starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans. Monday 9 October, 9.25PM.

Conspiracy Theory: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is. Starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. Friday 13 October 8.30PM.

Special: Professor Green: Hidden & Homeless

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER, 9:25PM

Professor Green sets out to reveal the modern face of homelessness, challenging our perceptions of who the homeless are and the reality of their lives.

Taking a shocking look at how young people failed by the system live, Professor Green meets those trapped in the same cycle of rough sleeping, temporary hostel life, and sofa surfing. This is a generation of people without access to normal society, or even their futures.

New Season: Live Sport on DUKE

SAT 7 – FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER

WRC: Live coverage from the Rally of Spain starting with Super Stage 10 at El Montmell from midnight on Saturday. Sunday sees Super Stage 16 from Santa Marina at 7:30pm followed by the final Power Stage at 11pm from Costa Daurada.

MLS Soccer: Watch New York Red Bulls host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday at 10am followed by Minnesota Utd up against Sporting Kansas City at 1:05pm.

NFL: Big day on Monday with Live coverage starting at 6:00am with Tennessee playing Miami, followed by Green Bay at Dallas at 9:25am and then Houston hosting Kansas City at 1:30pm. Friday sees Philadelphia playing Carolina at 1:25pm.

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New Season: Once Upon A Time

MONDAY 16 FEBRUARY, 8:35PM

Welcome to Storybrooke, Maine, a small town that probably won’t show up on your GPS, but it’s a magical place to visit.

This season, new fairy tale characters will be revealed and old acquaintances will be revisited. Not everyone can be trusted but one thing remains true -- you never give up on the people you love…

Watch the seventh season on TVNZ OnDemand, fast-tracked from the U.S.

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