TVNZ Highlights: 29 December - 4 January
Happy New Year, this week with TVNZ
Doctor Who New Year's Special
Stream from Wednesday 2 January at 9am on TVNZ OnDemand
Breaking the tradition of annual Christmas specials, this year Doctor Who celebrates the festive season with a New Year's Special!
In this festive episode, a terrifying evil is stirring, from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor and her friends return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
Catch the episode OnDemand in the morning of Wednesday 2nd, then later on TVNZ 2 at 7.30pm!
Review of the Year
Monday 31 December at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Kicking off this December 31st at 7pm on TVNZ 1 is Review Of The Year, hosted by Seven Sharp's Hilary Barry and Jeremy Wells.
The presenting duo will recap the best and the worst of the year that’s been across news, current affairs and pop culture.
The 2018 special will also play out at 11pm on TVNZ 2.
Stream from Friday 4 January at 8pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Gotham returns for a fifth season, continuing the origin story of the city's super villains.
Last season we witnessed the city inch closer toward the criminal landscape for which Gotham is best known, with GCPD Detectives Jim Gordon (The O.C.'s Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains.
What will await our heroes in the all new season?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire UK
Tuesday 1 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Fifteen questions, four lifelines and one million pounds… Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is back!
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the global hit, this iconic series returns with a brand new host, Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear). It’s the classic show with new twists and turns along the way: Fastest Finger First is back and there’s a brand new lifeline: Ask The Host!
But can the contestants keep their cool in the world famous Hotseat?
The Royal Variety Performance
Wednesday 2 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Held annually in the United Kingdom, The Royal Variety Performance gala evening is attended by some of the most senior members of the British Royal Family.
The event promises a night of quality family entertainment, including comedy, singing, dancing, magic and other specialty acts.
Featuring performances from the likes of Take That, George Ezra, Andrea Bocelli and Rick Astley, you’re guaranteed to be wowed!
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby
Sunday 30 December at 8pm on TVNZ 1
This aspirational series exploring extraordinary hotels, their staff and communities is checking in for round two, on TVNZ 1.
Writer and critic Giles Coren teams up once again with international chef Monica Galetti to embark on a journey through the world’s most remarkable hotels.
In tonight's premiere, Giles and Monica work in one of the world's most luxurious eco resorts on the small island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia.
The Job Interview
Sunday 30 December at 9.15pm on TVNZ 1
The Job Interview returns bigger and bolder, taking us back inside that most nerve wracking of places – the interview room.
In this intimate and upbeat series, we are allowed in as an eclectic group of real job seekers from across the country interview for real roles at some of Britain’s biggest and best-known brands.
Save the date and don't be late, The Job Interview season two premieres this week!
Stream from Tuesday 1 January at 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars.
Veronica (Kristen Bell) used to be one of the popular girls, but it all came crumbling down around her after her best friend, Lilly, was murdered.
Check out this classic crime-drama, following the fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator OnDemand!
The West Wing
Stream from Tuesday 1 January at 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Winning a whopping 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, The West Wing is regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time.
Starring Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe as the U.S. President and his deputy communications director, and Allison Janney (Mom) as the iconic C.J. Cregg, go behind the scenes and experience the inner workings of the White House in this beloved comedy drama series.
Stream the full series from Tuesday!
British Shows OnDemand
Stream from Thursday 3 January on TVNZ OnDemand
Another fresh batch of British drama is launching this January OnDemand and there's plenty to choose from!
There's more than 14 titles and 130 hours worth of content so keep an eye out.
Monday 31 December at 9.25 on DUKE
Seth MacFarlane and the crew of The Orville return to DUKE!
In this hilarious comedy, follow The U.S.S Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship whose crew are on a space adventure 400 years in the future.
Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.
The Island With Bear Grylls
Wednesday 2 January at 9.25pm on DUKE
In this series of epic survival, Bear Grylls maroons two sets of people from two different generations on deserted islands in the Pacific.
16 brand new Islanders face extreme tropical weather, limited resources and environmental hazards, with none of the home comforts everyone relies upon.
Cop Car Workshop
Sunday 30 December at 8.30pm on DUKE
John Heussi and his team at Cheshire Constabulary’s Vehicle Maintenance Unit tackle the crashes, prangs and varied demands of a police force hell bent on using vehicles to catch bad guys.
This new series reveals how an inventive bunch of engineers and mechanics keep the Police on the road to catching crooks.