TVNZ Highlights: 20-26 October
Sink your teeth into Legacies, this week with TVNZ
Stream from Friday 26 October at 8pm on TVNZ OnDemand
The iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake.
This continues in Legacies, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be... or the villains they were born to be?
Bad Habits, Holy Orders
Tuesday 23 October at 8.35pm on TVNZ 1
Five party girls abandon booze, boys and smartphones and move into a Catholic convent for four weeks of life-changing spiritual guidance in this authentic, insightful and humorous reality series.
How will these two vastly different groups cope when the wild materialistic lifestyle of the millennial generation collides with the devoted, simple existence of The Daughters of Divine Charity?
Britain's Best Home Cook
Wednesday 24 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
In this brand-new series, Mary Berry (The Great British Bake Off), the queen of home cookery, top chef Dan Doherty and produce expert, Chris Bavin, are putting the UK’s best home cooks through their paces.
To win over the judges and avoid elimination, the cooks will have to demonstrate individual flair, skill, creativity and breadth in their home cooking.
In the premiere episode, the cooks have an hour and a half to prepare their ultimate burger with at least two sides designed to showcase their individual personality.
Meghan and Harry: The Next Chapter
Sunday 21 October at 7pm on TVNZ 1
This one-off special is a celebration of Meghan and Harry’s whirlwind start to married life as told from the perspective of the people who know them best - royal experts who follow their every move!
How has Meghan’s arrival shaken up the palace? Will the previously outspoken actress now be silenced? How will she adapt to the daunting array of royal protocol before her and how will she handle the challenges posed by her American family?
Over the first 100 days we’ll discover what type of princess she has become and how much of that famous Markle Sparkle remains.
My Kitchen Rules New Zealand
Sunday 21 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The timers are set as another team steps up to the plate in their bid to wow superstar judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel with their cooking.
This week, dad and daughter duo Liam and Eden welcome the rest of the teams and the judges to New Plymouth for their rustic Instant Restaurant, where they hope to showcase their hunter-gatherer flair.
While Liam and Eden love to have a laugh, they are dead serious about winning MKR NZ. In a roller-coaster of an evening, will their food be a hit with the other diners?
Project Runway New Zealand
Monday 22 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
Tonight’s episode is all about the environment and the impact fashion has on the planet.
Tasked with the challenge of creating a new look reusable shopping bag for New World that will end up on shelves has the designers working even harder to win.
But, as always, Andreas heads into the workroom to throw another spanner in the works by giving the contestants another brief to meet…don't miss it!
All Round To Mrs. Brown's
Friday 26 October at 8.45pm on TVNZ 1
The mammy of comedy Mrs. Brown has invited the nation back round to her house for more Friday night entertainment - one last time!
In tonight's season finale, Agnes packs the house full of fantastic guests, including Boy George, his mammy Dinah O'Dowd and Jerry Springer.
Dermot and Buster also have fun with survival expert Ray Mears, who fronts their survival masterclass, and Foley gets ready for Years & Years to play out the series in style.
The X Factor UK
Saturday 21 October at 7pm on TVNZ 1
With a fresh batch of singing hopefuls, auditions for The X Factor UK continue.
Hoping to impress the judges with their vocals, a few of the acts will blow the panel away, even leaving some gobsmacked!
From a 21 year old plumber from Ireland to a 53 year old farm-hand from Wales, you don’t want to miss tonight’s showcase of talent.
Wednesday 24 October at 8.55pm on TVNZ 1
Season three of the heart-warming drama, 800 Words continues.
The New Zealand set series follows George Turner, his family and the quirky locals of the sleepy seaside town of Weld. But boy is Weld far from sleepy! There are secrets here and the Turners have to contend with revelations that will change the course of their lives forever.
The season picks up mid-way through season three where Arlo is trying to navigate the ‘Lindsay situation’ and George is in for a shock! Don’t miss it!
Shop Well For Less
Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
Wallet friendly series Shop Well For Less comes to a close this week.
From fashion and beauty products, to cars and power companies, the Shop Well For Less team has proven that you can save more by avoiding traps and trying smart money-saving alternatives.
In this season finale, Alex and Steph are in the West Midlands where gadget mad Kerry is addicted to online shopping and her on click spending is out of control.
Thursday 25 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Also finishing up this week is Alex Polizzi’s culinary restoration show Restaurant SOS.
The tour de force that is Alex Polizzi and food critic Oliver Peyton has helped struggling restaurants get back on their feet after facing closure. Oliver’s experience with the restaurant trade combined with Alex’s critical hospitality eye have made for a powerful pairing.
In the finale episode, Alex and Oliver are called to help rescue a Devon gastro pub under pressure. Can they help bring life back to this fading establishment?
Bride And Prejudice UK
Tuesday 25 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Bride And Prejudice UK tells the stories of soon to be wed couples as they confront a deeply held opposition to their marriage from within their own families.
In tonight's finale, we meet one couple with a 17 year age gap, another with opposing religious beliefs and a 20 and 21 year old who hope to tie the knot despite their young age.
Could love really tear these couples apart?