TVNZ Highlights: 19-25 January
The battle for survival begins, this week with TVNZ
Sunday 20 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Presented by Sir David Attenborough, this breathtaking new BBC series follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals, as they do whatever it takes to survive and protect the next generation.
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit has painstakingly filmed these animals over four years as they play politics, fight battles, make alliances, launch take-overs, battle rivals and win family feuds.
Dynasties will show perhaps the most intimate and intense stories of their kind that have ever been captured before. An absolute must see!
T20 Black Clash
Friday 25 January at 4pm on TVNZ 1
The T20 Black Clash sees Sir Graham Henry’s Team Rugby take on Stephen Fleming’s Team Cricket in a unique celebration of our countries sporting talent – promising to be a captivating contest.
With the likes of Brendon McCullum and Grant Elliot on side for Team Cricket, and Team Rugby securing the star power of current All Black captain Kieran Read and the multi-talented Beauden and Jordie Barrett, we’ve got a real game on our hands.
Hosted by Jeremy Wells (Seven Sharp) and commentated by The Alternative Commentary Collective (ACC).
Monday 21 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Seven Sharp is back! Join Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells for another year of entertainment and current affairs.
In 2019, the show returns with an all new look and feel, still keeping Kiwis informed and focusing on what people around the country are talking about every night.
Catch the duo every weeknight from Monday!
Monday 21 January at 6am on TVNZ 1
Also returning Monday is Breakfast!
Start your day off right with Hayley Holt, Jack Tame and the Breakfast team as they bring you the perfect morning blend of news, entertainment, weather and sport.
Having just celebrated its 21st birthday milestone, this 2019, Kiwis can continue to wake up and begin their day with a team that delivers the information they need, and are great company.
The X Factor UK
Saturday 19 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Are you ready for The X Factor UK's Grand Final?
The X Factor UK is the UK’s biggest reality television music competition, discovering the freshest singing talent around. This season featured a brand-new panel joining Simon Cowell at the judges desk, including Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams as well as pop sensation Louis Tomlinson.
After yet another season of stellar vocals, it has finally come down to this. Tonight, one talented group or individual will be crowned the winner. Who will it be?
Friday 25 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Already a sensation OnDemand, drama The Split premieres on TVNZ 1 tonight.
This series follows The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers who are forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence.
Starring Nicola Walker (Spooks, Collateral) and Stephen Mangan (Hang Ups, Green Wing) The Split is a powerful drama exploring family, love, loyalty and the messy business of divorce.
Stream from Friday 25 January on TVNZ OnDemand
Almost Sunrise tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey.
Treking 2,700 miles on foot across America, these men hope to release themselves from their self-destructive impulses and begin life anew.
Almost Sunrise is a story of hope and potential solutions revealing holistic practices for treating moral pain by using methods other than pills.
The Dukes of Hazzard
Wednesday 23 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Just some good old boys, never meaning no harm.
Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane - with hilarious results.
Starring Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, and Jessica Simpson.