TVNZ Highlights: 30 September - 5 October

Settle in for some good times with old friends, this week with TVNZ.

All New Will & Grace

Monday 2 October, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2

Will & Grace are back, baby!

Did someone say encore? It's been 11 years since we last saw our favourite Manhattenites, but they're back and the banter is as on-point as ever!

Like all great friendships, Will & Grace had their disagreements, but they always made up. Tune in to find out where our favourite pals went before the infamous season eight finale.

Get your dose of nostalgia on Saturday 30 September as TVNZ 2 airs the entire first season from 10.30AM, then watch the all-new premiere episode on Monday 2 October, straight after it airs in US. 

My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

Monday 2 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2

The heat is on in My Kitchen Rules New Zealand!

Now, the competition turns to Auckland, where childhood buddies Jaryd and Ben step up to the plate to host their Instant Restaurant.

As the teams let loose with their culinary critiques, there’s one team in particular not holding back. Outspoken foodie friends Heather and Mitch from Christchurch are not afraid to tell it how it is.

Look out New Zealand, there’s a Heather-storm coming!

The Last Post

Premieres Monday 2 October on TVNZ OnDemand

A new order is approaching for British Royal Military Police. It's Aden 1965, and they're battling a fierce insurgency.

But life and love must continue... As war and romance collide, pressure and passions intensify.

Travel back in time, to the intense desert heat, with this premium BBC drama.

Available to stream the same day it airs it the U.K, and starring Call the Midwife's Jessica Raine.  

Sunday Premiere Movie: Ant Man

Sunday 1 October, 7pm on TVNZ 2

Forced out of his own company by a former protégé, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison.

Lang becomes Ant-Man, armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size and possess superhuman strength.The mini-hero must use his new skills, to prevent Yellowjacket from using the suit as a weapon for evil.

Marvel's Inhumans

Premieres Saturday 30 September on TVNZ OnDemand.

The highly-anticipated story of Marvel's Black Bolt and his Royal Family is finally here! 

When a military coup splinters the Royal Family of Inhumans, they escape to Hawaii. There, they find that their interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but planet Earth itself. 

Don't miss this double-episode premiere event. 

Crow's Blood

Stream the full season from Sunday 1 October

From iconic Japanese producer Yasushi Akimoto, comes the Japanese horror suspense Crow's Blood.

A captivating new series that centres around a mysterious transfer student at an all-girls school. 

In a world where the regeneration of human organs is a reality, the series asks the haunting question: when we lose someone we love, are we allowed to regenerate them?

Galapagos - Islands of Change

Saturday 30 September, 7pm on TVNZ 1

Come with us on a journey to the Galapagos Islands - the wilderness that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Untouched by humans until relatively recently, the archipelago is experiencing a population boom.

Can its animals life thrive in this changing world?

The X Factor UK

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm on TVNZ 1

The hit talent show that has brought us One Direction, Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Little Mix is coming to 1.

The search for a superstar continues in an all-new season of The X Factor UK.

Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh reunite with music mogul Simon Cowell on the judging panel. 

The Mick

Monday 2 October, 9pm on TVNZ 2

The Mick is back, for more shenanigans in the hilarious second season!

In the premiere episode, Mickey and the kids are forced to downgrade their lifestyle due to excessive spending.

Refusing to accept this, Mickey and Sabrina cook up a plan that will prevent anyone from breaking their stride.

All New Family Guy

Monday 2 October, 8pm on DUKE

The Griffins are back for another hilarious run on DUKE!

This season sees Pete find a newfound "coolness" and make new friends, but what of the old gang?

Louis looks for a nanny for Stewie, and Peter decides to raise goats.

Guest voices this season icnlude Sophia Vergara, Louis C.K., Ian McKellan, and of course the late, great Adam West. 

Professor Green: Suicide and Me

Stream now on TVNZ OnDemand

In the second instalment of DUKE’s Professor Green series, the UK rapper takes an intensely personal journey, to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father seven years ago. 

Through this journey Green explores the complex factors behind male suicide in the UK, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled.

Professor Green's other specials, Dangerous Dogs  and Hidden & Homelessare also available to stream now.

Scandal

New season premieres Friday 6 October, from 8pm on TVNZ OnDemand

After leaving her team of "gladiators in suits" at Olivia Pope & Associates (OPA), Olivia takes her rightful position in the White House as Chief of Staff.

With a new President to look after, she and the OPA team prepare to take on new and unexpected challenges, both personally and professionally.

Stream all-new episodes of the final season of Scandal, straight after they air in the U.S.

Filthy Rich

Tuesday 3 October, 9.05pm on TVNZ 2

The unmissable season finale of the lavish local drama is here.

Brady vanquishes her foes, only to find there are traps at every turn.

Joe makes a romantic declaration, as John performs an act of heroism.

Savannah’s triumph turns to betrayal and Vader faces a horrifying truth about his true love.

The Vietnam War

Premieres Monday 2 October on TVNZ OnDemand

Revisit one of the most controversial events in history, in this immersive, revealing documentary.

Watch the events unfold, through the eyes of over 80 witnesses.

With footage that's never been seen before, see the Vietnam War in a completely different light.

Live Sport on DUKE

Saturday 30 September - Friday 6 October

Bundesliga: See Schalke play Bayer Leverkusen from Veltins-Arena this Saturday LIVE from 7.20am.

AFL: Live coverage on Saturday of the season ending Grand Final. Build up starts at 2:30pm with first bounce at 4:30pm.

Major League Soccer: Watch Toronto FC host the New York Red Bulls on Sunday at noon followed by Sporting Kansas City up against the Vancouver Whitecaps  at 2:05pm.

NFL: Huge day on Live NFL starting at 2:30am on Monday with New Orleans playing Miami at Wembley, followed by Cleveland hosting Cincinnati at 6am, then Oakland up against Denver at 9:25am and finally Seattle hosting Indianapolis at 1:30pm. Friday sees New England playing Tampa Bay at 1:25pm.

Movies on DUKE

Monday 2 October, 9.25pm

White Chicks: FBI agents Marcus and Kevin Copeland (Marlon and Shawn Wayans) are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons.

When the girls refuse to cooperate with their plan, Marcus and Kevin decide to pose as the sisters, transforming themselves from African-American men into a pair of blonde, white women.

Friday 6 October, 8.30pm

Poseidon: A monstrous tidal wave capsizes a luxury liner in the North Atlantic.

Survivors band together to traverse a treacherous upside-down maze in the hopes of making it to safety.

Will, Grace, Jack and Karen in the 2017 reboot.
MKRNZ contestants, Heather and Mitch.
A new captain arrives in The Last Post.
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
Black Bolt, his queen, and younger brother, in Marvel's Inhumans.
Japanese actress Anna Iriyama in Crow's Blood.
Some of the Galapagos' wildlife.
The X Factor UK judges.
Kaitlin Olsen as Mickey.
The Griffin family.
Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green.
Olivia Pope returns for the final season of Scandal.
The cast of Filthy Rich.
Exclusive images from The Vietnam War.
NFL team the Miami Dolphins.
The Wayans brothers in White Chicks.






























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