TVNZ Highlights: 22-28 September
Step into the world of Vanity Fair, this week with TVNZ
Sunday 23 September and Monday 24 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Actress Olivia Cooke leads a stellar cast including Martin Clunes and Tom Bateman in an adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Vanity Fair follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society.
Watch as she makes it all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.
Anika Moa Unleashed
Wednesday 26 September at 12.30pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Anika Moa is back for a second season!
Anika Moa Unleashed gives a fresh, unfiltered look into the lives of high profile New Zealanders. And no matter who or what it is - Anika will go there.
This season, she'll meet more well-known Kiwis in places close to their hearts, bringing out the best (and worst) of them with unadulterated interviews, games and songs.
Start Me Up
Tuesday 25 September at 12.30pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Car-crazy MOD and mechanically brilliant Martin's mission is simple: find those overlooked, forgotten or abandoned classic cars hidden around the countryside and start them up.
So let's fuel up, hit the gas and get the show on the road!
Friday 28 September at 7pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Your favourite doctors are back as this critically acclaimed, high-intensity medical drama, enters its 15th season!
Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial are back to face life-or-death situations on a daily basis.
Together they learn that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.
Bride and Prejudice UK
Thursday 27 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Across Britain, thousands of couples dream of tying the knot and sharing a life together. But sometimes even the happiest couples can face the strongest family objections.
In this series, six couples preparing for the biggest day of their lives are determined to win their families’ blessings.
Will love bring the families together? Or tear them apart?
Wednesday 26 September at 8.45pm on TVNZ 1
Season three of the heart-pounding medical drama, Code Black comes to a close this Wednesday.
In the season finale, Angels Memorial descends into chaos when a plane crashes into the eighth floor.
Also, Willis finally tells Rox how he feels as he continues to tend to her medical needs in San Diego, while Noa and Mario face the unthinkable.
My Big Fat Summer
Monday 24 September at 9.30pm on TVNZ 2
Eight plus size Brits, some well over 30 stone, are travelling to the world’s only plus size friendly hotel, The Resort in the Bahamas.
Ready to welcome them are a crack team of staff all experienced in dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of accommodating the plus sized guests.
Baring their souls and bodies across the week, the troupe confronts their deep-rooted body issues and go home ready to change their lives for the better.
Rich House, Poor House
Tuesday 25 September at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Rich House, Poor House returns to TVNZ with a brand new season!
Two families from opposite ends of the wealth and class divide trade places in a bid to find out whether money really does buy happiness.
The two families never meet but after a week of living each other’s lives, how much will they find they have in common? And how much will they think money matters?
Wednesday 26 September at 7pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Lethal Weapon returns to TVNZ with an all new third season available OnDemand!
Combining action and drama with humour as Detective Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) is now joined by Wesley Cole (Seann William Scott) - a new partner in crime.
As always, Murtaugh's also navigating challenging times at home, alongside his wife and kids, while working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger
Sunday 23 September at 9.30pm on DUKE
Two teenagers from very different backgrounds, find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.
Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness.
They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other maketheir already complicated world even more challenging.
The Devil's Own
Tuesday 25 September at 8.30pm on DUKE
Brad Pitt stars as Frankie McGuire, a young Irishman committed to the struggle against the British, who comes to the U.S. on a secret mission.
He seeks refuge in the United States masquerading as Rory Devaney, moving into the suburban Staten Island home of New York Police Sergeant Tom O’Meara (Harrison Ford) and his wife, who know nothing about Rory’s past.
But when violence unforgivably visits Tom’s home and family, he begins to suspect Rory is somehow involved.
Sunday 23 September at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
15 years since his heyday as the world's top male supermodel, Derek Zoolander is lured back into the fashion world.
But all is not what it seems - and soon he and rival Hansel find themselves embroiled in yet another international conspiracy.
Starring Ben Stiller,Owen Wilson and Penelope Cruz.
Sunday 23 September at 9.30pm on TVNZ 2
Two estranged brothers are reconnected, when a sinister plot is revealed.
One a family man and a top MI6 agent, the other an uncouth football hooligan, they form an unlikely alliance in the hopes of saving the world.
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Rebel Wilson.
Saturday 22 September at 9.30pm on DUKE
Based on the novel by Stephen King, Christine tells the story of a killer 1957 Plymouth Fury that takes on human characteristics, developing an evil mind of its own.
High school geek Arnie Cunningham falls in love with "Christine", a bright red 1957 Plymouth Fury which has seen much better days.
Setting himself the task of restoring the car to its original condition, his friends notice that the car is not the only thing that's changing.