TVNZ Highlights: 13-19 October
The Great Kiwi Bake Off begins, this week with TVNZ
The Great Kiwi Bake Off
Tuesday 16 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
Get ready for the ultimate Kiwi baking battle!
Over 10 weeks, 12 amateur bakers will have their cake-baking, pastry, bread-making and patisserie skills put to the test in the hope of being crowned New Zealand's best amateur baker.
Hosted by Madeleine Sami and Hayley Sproull, The Great Kiwi Bake Off will bring conflict, drama and bowlfuls of comedy as our bakers prepare to go spatula to spatula in this cake-tastic new series.
Wednesday 17 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
After 12 weeks of competition, the big day has finally arrived for the top two contestants of MasterChef Australia.
With culinary legend Heston Blumenthaal starring as a guest judge, the 2018 finale will take place at familiar grounds: the MasterChef garden.
Both finalists are ready to enter their final hurdle – and will fight harder than ever before to take out the title of Australia’s MasterChef for 2018!
The Great Kiwi Bake Off: An Extra Slice
Stream from Tuesday 16 October on TVNZ OnDemand
Has your Bake Off obsession got you craving even more baking magic?
Chris will delve into the world of baking with a funny and irreverent look at all the behind the scenes action from inside the tent, shine a spotlight on the good and the bad bakes from each episode, and talk to the eliminated bakers.
Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
The HOMEmade team is back surprising Kiwi families whose homes are in need of major improvements.
From a small house inadequate for a growing brood, to an eco-friendly dream home in need of guidance, the HOMEmade team steps in and gives these families the inspiration they need!
The catch? The families have no idea what to expect until they return to the house 48 hours later when the makeover is complete.
Monday 15 October and Tuesday 16 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ
Australian Survivor is back – and the competition has never been so fierce!
Themed ‘Champions vs Contenders,’ contestants will be pitted against players who are champions in their field and have all the strengths of what a Survivor tribe member needs to win.
Will a Contender take out a Champion? Or will the Champions prove to be the ultimate Survivors?
Will and Grace
Wednesday 17 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
That's right, honey! Comedy's most fabulous foursome is back once again!
Last year’s revival series of the 90s original saw superstars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen.
With a brand new 2018 season, get ready for a slew of razor-sharp jabs and dirty martinis!
Stream from Thursday 18 October at 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
The local and international hit New Zealand web series, AFK, is back for a second season!
This series follows the adventures of six gamers trapped inside their avatars’ bodies in the world of an online computer game.
These disparate individuals are forced to work together in a new land with no rules, no game masters, and no multiple lives ... only the fittest, fastest, strongest and most cunning will survive.
Monday 15 October at 9.30pm on TVNZ 1
Another season of escapades from 1’s sexy, dark and irreverent fallen angel comes to an end.
Lucifer’s third season has been most devilish with the addition of Tom Welling (Smallville) as Marcus Pierce.
In the season three finale, Lucifer finds himself in an alternate reality where he not only has never met Chloe, but is granted the freedom of choice. You’ll be damned if you miss it!
The X Factor UK
Friday 19 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
With fresh new talent, this year's acts are better than ever before, and are guaranteed to impress!
Who will be this year's X Factor winner?
The Family Chase
Sunday 14 October at 4.55pm on TVNZ 1
The international hit quiz show just got personal!
The Chase is now a family affair on 1, with Sunday episodes featuring a family team working together in an attempt to outwit the Chaser.
Splitting Up Together
Stream from Wednesday 17 October on TVNZ OnDemand
Divorce forces some families apart - not Lena and Martin though.
Based on the Danish original series, Splitting Up Together stars The Office’s Jenna Fischer and Nashville alum Oliver Hudson as a divorced couple embracing the unconventional as they co-parent their children.
Returning to TVNZ OnDemand for a second season, there’ll be more laughs and heartfelt moments as Lena and Martin continue their unique approach to family life.
Project Runway New Zealand
Monday 15 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The third episode sees the designers face their first unconventional materials and they're forced to work in pairs to create a cohesive look.
While some thrive working with others; others falter and the cracks begin to show.
Will the designers throw their partner under the bus when it comes to judging?
Stream from Tuesday 16 October on TVNZ OnDemand
From Columbus, Ohio to Guerrero, Mexico and countless cities in between, the opioid epidemic has ravaged communities on both sides of the border.
But what about the lives behind the headlines and statistics?
This timely, provocative docu-series spotlights the crisis through the eyes of those most affected: the growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement hopelessly caught in its web.
Don't Tell The Doctor
Thursday 18 October at 9.30pm on TVNZ 2
Don’t Tell The Doctor is a series about a team of doctors come to the aid of men and women who have made their medical problems worse by self-diagnosing them online.
Each episode sees the Hot Docs fix online misdiagnoses and DIY disasters.
From angry acne and dermatitis ravaged bodies to fungal infections, stinking feet, irritated private parts, diet pill junkies and steroid swallowing gym addicts, you'll have to see it to believe it!
Jack Racher: Never Go Back
Sunday 14 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name.
On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Starring Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders.