TVNZ Highlights: 12-18 January
Local favourites return, this week with TVNZ
Weeknights from Monday 14 January at 7pm on TVNZ 2
Get ready for another great year of New Zealand’s favourite drama when Shortland Street returns tonight with an emotional hour-long episode!
Fans were left shocked following a dramatic final episode of 2018 that left the fate of several favourite characters unknown!
Shortland Street has already served up its share of shocks, but as the devastating news spreads, more lives hang in the balance and the effects are felt by all of the Ferndale residents.
Will more lives be lost when Shortland Street returns for 2019? Tune in to find out!
Monday 14 January at 8pm on TVNZ 1
Two of the most passionate proprietors you could ever meet, Francis and Kaiora Tipene, are back, taking viewers behind-the-scenes of their bustling business.
Season two of The Casketeers gives further insight into the funeral process: from that first phone call, through embalming, dressing, and burial.
The Casketeers is a warm, humorous and unique opportunity to observe our culture’s last taboo being addressed with dignity and aroha.
Anika Moa Unleashed
Stream from Wednesday 16 January on TVNZ OnDemand
But wait, there’s Moa!
Anika invades the home of infomercial queen and cultural taonga Suzanne Paul; mother of Natural Glow, the Suzanne Clip and the novelty hit single The Blue Monkey.
In this brand new episode, Anika challenges the great saleswoman to create a series of infomercials for increasingly bizarre products and she delves into Suzanne’s past life as a Playboy Bunny!
Bride and Prejudice
Sunday 13 January at 7pm on TVNZ 2
Weddings can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but what does a couple do when their loved ones oppose their marriage because of race, religion, class, or sexual orientation?
Moving series Bride And Prejudice is back for a second season and there's more marital hurdles in store for these new couples.
Will love bring or tear these families apart?
Stream from Tuesday 15 January on TVNZ OnDemand
Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, this epic, character-driven thriller, focuses on Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all diseases.
When a young girl is chosen to be a test subject, Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is tasked with bringing her in and protecting her at any cost.
Stream this epic sci-fi thriller OnDemand from Tuesday!
Roswell, New Mexico
Stream from Wednesday 16 January on TVNZ OnDemand
More than maybe anywhere else on Earth, Roswell, New Mexico is ground zero for those who seek proof that aliens exist.
Roswell native Liz Ortecho left it all behind 10 years ago, after the death of her beloved older sister, Rosa. But with her father ailing, she reluctantly returns to her tourist-trap hometown.
Based on the Roswell High book series, Roswell, New Mexico is a love story in a small town...which happens to have aliens. Romantic and emotional, this is a story about people who feel like outsiders in their world — all alienated for different reasons.
Wednesday 16 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Separated parents Vicky and Stephen must overcome their differences when their son, Max, has increasingly confused feelings around gender.
From a young age, Max has identified as a girl but tried suppressing these feelings to earn Stephen’s approval. Stephen returns to the family home when Max’s distress escalates.
You’re guaranteed to be moved by this timely and intimate story premiering Wednesday on 1.
Saturday 12 January at 12.15pm on TVNZ 2
Set in the Great White North of Canada, Yoga Hosers tells the story of Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie - two teenage besties from Winnipeg who spend their lives doing Yoga with their faces in their phones, 'Liking' or 'Not Liking' the real world around them.
But when these Sophomore girls are invited to a Senior party by the school hottie, the Colleens accidentally uncover an ancient evil, long buried beneath the Manitoba earth.
Starring Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp.
Dara Ó Briain: Crowd Tickler
Thursday 17 January at 8.30pm on DUKE
After 105 sold-out shows across the UK and Ireland, Dara Ó Briain's hit show, Crowd Tickler, is recorded live at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo.
The comedian dissects modern life with surgical precision, turning his laser-like eye for the absurd on a broad range of subjects.
It’s a rip-roaring journey through expertly crafted routines, cracking one-liners and lightning-fast wisecracks.
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Friday 18 January at 8.30pm on DUKE
Oh behave! The third installment in the Austin Powers franchise is playing this week on DUKE!
When Doctor Evil hatches a plan, which involves kidnapping Austin Powers father (Michael Caine), Austin must travel back to 1975 and teams up with the street-smart and stylish detective Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyoncé Knowles).