TVNZ Highlights: 28 October - 3 November

The mother of all comedies is back, this week with TVNZ.

All New MomSeason 5 premieres Friday 3 November on TVNZ OnDemand, or stream seasons 1-4 now.

Superstars Anna Faris and Allison Janney return for all-new episodes of the laugh-out-loud comedy, Mom.

We've got the brand new fifth season, first and fast OnDemand, then screening on TVNZ 2 from 8 November. 

Plus, you can go back to the very beginning, and stream the first four seasons right here! 

 

Acceptable RiskPremieres Wednesday 1 November, from midday on TVNZ OnDemand

When Sarah Manning's husband is found dead, her world is thrown into a tailspin. 

The following investigation reveals more questions than answers.

Sarah might not be as innocent as she seems...

Stream the gripping full series, right here on TVNZ OnDemand.

 

Stage SchoolPremieres Wednesday 1 November, from midday on TVNZ OnDemand

Go behind the scenes at a prestigious London performing arts school.

This is The Only Way is Essex meets Glee meets High School Musical.

Every day is a competition for these young hopefuls, and they'll do anything to make their stage dream come true.

New episodes available daily, right here on TVNZ OnDemand.

 

My Kitchen Rules New ZealandMonday 30 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2.

The competition has never been fiercer, as the most anticipated final Instant Restaurant gets underway. 

We head to Christchurch, where it's time for foodie friends, Heather & Mitch, to prove themselves. The outspoken duo have been the most vocal around the dinner table, often stating how good they are.

They're not threatened by the other teams, but now it's time to see whether they'll crumble under the pressure!

 

TaskmasterThursday 2 November, 8.30pm on DUKE

Taskmaster returns for a hilarious fifth season!

Greg Davies is back as the all-powerful Taskmaster, dragging five brave yet terrified comedians with him.

This season features Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips.

You can also stream seasons 1-4 of Taskmaster, right here on TVNZ OnDemand.

 

Michael Jackson's HalloweenSunday 29 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2

Get your thrills this Halloween with our Michael Jackson special!

Michael Jackson's Halloween is a new animated adventure, with the King of Pop's acclaimed music as the soundtrack. 

The hour-long event will end in an unmissable dance finale, featuring an animated version of the King himself. 

 

Three Wives, One HusbandStarts Tuesday 31 October, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2

Rockland Ranch is a community unlike any other. In the middle of the Utah desert, 14 Fundamentalist Mormon families have made a unique home for themselves.

It's a safe haven, where they are free to practice a way of life that's met with both fascination and suspicion...

Half the men are polygamists, meaning they're married to multiple wives. 

 

VictoriaSunday 29 October, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1

The second season of the lavish drama draws to a close this week.

Tensions are running high in the palace, and relationships are pushed to breaking point. 

There's a rift between Victoria and Albert, but when tragedy strikes, sacrifices must be made.

 

Movies OnDemand

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy: Based on the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Starring Hayden Panetierre and Marcia Gay Harden.

Fair Game: Inspired by true events. CIA operative Valerie Plame's (Naomi Watts) life is in danger, when she discovers her identity has been leaked to the press. 

The Patriot: The Oscar-nominated blockbuster. Starring Mel Gibson as a war-veteran-turned-farmer. He reluctantly takes up arms again, when he's forced to join the American Revolution. 

 

Shortland StreetWeeknights at 7pm on TVNZ 2

Shorty always goes all-out on Halloween, and this year's no different!

Dont miss the party, and see who's dressing up as what. 

Meanwhile in Ferndale, Blue is rushed to surgery. 

Kate is faced with the ultimate choice - between her obligation to her son, and her new relationship with Chris

 

5 Star Family ReunionStarts Saturday 28 October, 5pm on TVNZ 1

5 Star Family Reunion is the quiz show with a difference. 

It sees a divided family play to win the ultimate luxury reunion holiday! 

A perfect combination of head and heart, it delivers terrific stories and edge-of-seat gameplay. 

Allison Janney and Anna Faris in Mom.
The cast of Acceptable Risk.
Rachel and Durone, two Stage School students.
MKRNZ contestants, Heather & Mitch.
The season 5 Taskmaster lineup.
Michael Jackson's Halloween.
Three Wives, One Husband.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Mel Gibson in The Patriot.
Laurel Devenie, as Kate in Shortland Street.
5 Star Family Reunion host, Nick Knowles.

















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