TVNZ Highlights: 21-27 October

Love, death and everything in between, this week with TVNZ.

Love Connection

Starts Friday 27 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2

Get loved up on Fridays with TVNZ! 

The U.S. hit show Love Connection has rebooted, it's back and better than ever. 

Hosted by well-known TV personality, Andy Cohen, the show features singletons in search of romance. 

In this audacious new series, the single are sent on three blind dates. 

Then they dish the dirt in front of a live audience. 

With love comes drama, watch it all unfold...

The Walking Dead

Returns Monday 23 October, 9.30pm on TVNZ 2

Back for its highly-anticipated eighth season, it's all-out war in The Walking Dead.

Rick faces Negan and his forces, and the Saviors are larger, better-equipped and ruthless. 

The unified communities are all fighting for the promise of a brighter future. 

Screening on 2 and OnDemand, same day as the U.S., fans should be prepared for more drama and zombie mayhem. 

My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

Monday 23 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2

It's time for the much-anticipated Instant Restaurant of Chris & Bex.

The couple entered the competition as the show's lovebirds, but have recently decided to end their relationship. 

They've gone their separate ways, but they're still best friends and they're in it to win it!

They've shown the other contestants that their knowledge of food is something to be rivaled, now it's time to see if they can back it up.

Sunday Special: Wait for Me Hollywood

Sunday 22 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 1

After starring in much-loved Kiwi films Boy and Goodbye Pork Pie, James Rolleston was on his way to Hollywood. 

However, a horrific car crash left him fighting for his life. 

In this exclusive documentary, Rolleston describes his miraculous survival. 

He takes us along for the ride, as he fights back from a traumatic brain injury, relearning how to walk, talk and continue his acting career. 

My Girl 2

Sunday 22 October, 5pm on TVNZ 2

In the sequel to the heartwarming 90s classic, My Girl, teenage Vada is in search of her identity. 

Looking for information about her late mother, she finds herself in Los Angeles. 

Here, Vada meets Nick, and before long they're both wrapped up in Vada's quest to find the truth.

The Russell Howard Hour

Thursday 19 October, 9.30pm on TVNZ 2. Stream the first four episodes OnDemand now.

Russell Howard is here to offer his unique take on the week's news and current affairs. 

He picks through the biggest international stories. offering a wise view on the news of the globe. 

With celebrity guests, leading experts and some stand-up comedy in between, this show has everything you need. 

Chris & Kem: Straight Outta Love Island

Stream now on TVNZ OnDemand

Love Island fans, take note. The bromance is back, and they're taking their love on the road. 

Chris and Kem both found romance on Love Island, but it was their relationship that won the hearts of the world. 

Follow Chris and Kem as they kick off their dream career in the music industry. 

The two-part series sees them explore the world of rap, hip hip and grime, working towards performing in front of a sell-out crowd. 

Spooky Comedy Special: Polterguest

Tuesday 24 October, 9.05pm on TVNZ 2

What if the things that went bump in the night... were actually people doing it for cash? 

Polterguest is a simple and compelling idea, with comic jeopardy at the heart of it. 

In this special, notorious internet pranksters, TGFbro, are behind the scenes.

They bring in a friend or family member to carry out a range of challenges, designed to unnerve, confuse and amuse the people in the house.

The "polterguest" wins a cash prize if they're successful.

 

Love Connection host and provocateur, Andy Cohen.
A "walker" in The Walking Dead.
MKRNZ contestants, Chris & Bex from Wanaka.
Kiwi actor, James Rolleston.
Anna Chlumsky and Austin O'Brien in My Girl 2
Comedian and talk show host, Russell Howard.
Love Island's Chris Hughes & Kem Cetinay.
Internet pranksters, TGFbro.



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