TVNZ Highlights: 18-24 May
The biggest show of 2019 is here, this week with TVNZ
Stream the full season from Saturday 18 May on TVNZ OnDemand
Based on Joseph Heller’s satirical 1961 novel, Catch-22 follows the incomparable, artful dodger Captain John Yossarian – a U.S. Air Force bombardier in Italy during World War II who is furious that thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
But his real problem is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.
Don't miss George Clooney's exciting return to television screens as he’s joined by Hugh Laurie, Christopher Abbott and Kyle Chandler.
Tuesday 21 May at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Critically acclaimed show, What Next? is back on screens for a second season. This time it's bringing New Zealanders bold new ideas for the future!
The second season examines four key themes: technology, environment, an ageing population and inequality - all presented by four charismatic hosts - Miriama Kamo, Carolyn Robinson, Jehan Casinader and Nigel Latta.
Join the conversation as the team explore what the future will look like for New Zealand in the next 20 years!
Who Killed Lucy the Poodle?
Stream the full season from Tuesday 21 May on TVNZ OnDemand
As an eight-year-old child, Kent Briggs and his younger brother, witnessed a dramatic event where circus lions escaped into a crowded lakefront in Rotorua.
This genre-bending documentary series follows Kent as he attempts to uncover exactly what happened 30 years ago, and who may have fed a performing poodle to the three escaped lions.
Follow Kent as he pieces together one of New Zealand’s most outrageous slices of history - full season OnDemand!
Travel Guides Australia
Wednesday 22 May at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The hilarious and addictive, Travel Guides Australia returns to TVNZ 2 with some new and returning faces!
Fasten your seat belt and prepare for take-off, as each episode sees our guides go on the same week-long holiday, sampling the food, accommodation, and taking in the local sights. Their adventures will entertain and surprise you as they deliver no-holds-barred reviews.
Locations in season three include Taiwan, Argentina, Israel, Canberra and more.
Ellen's Game Of Games
Friday 24 May at 8pm on TVNZ 2
After a wildly successful first season, Ellen's Game of Games returns for season two, promising to bring more fun, laughter and unpredictable twists.
Featuring supersized versions of the most popular and action-packed games from Ellen’s award-winning daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, contestants will face questions under crushing time pressure and venture into the unknown — all in a quest to win a big cash prize!
Mrs Brown's Boys Specials
Thursday 23 May from 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Christmas has come early this year! TVNZ 1's bringing you a double-dose of Mrs. Brown's Boys with two back-to-back Christmas specials this Thursday night.
First up at 8.30pm, Mrs. Brown's Boys: Exotic Mammy sees Agnes enter a Christmas decoration competition while Buster prepares for an internet date.
Then at 9.10pm in Mrs. Brown's Boys: Mammy's Tickled Pink, Rory is getting plastic surgery, Cathy is hiding something and the family are insisting upon a cost-cutting Secret Santa!
Sunday 19 May at 12.30am on TVNZ 2
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away.
Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
Starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.