The X-Files

The X-Files

Thursday 4 January, 8.30pm, TVNZ 2

Thirteen years after its original run, The X-Files returned in 2016 with a thrilling new season.

In 2018, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will re-inhabit their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, as they once again open up the “X-Files” and investigate unexplained cases that involve paranormal phenomena.

Remember… The Truth Is Out There.

The Bachelor

The Bachelor

Streams from 8.30pm Tuesday 2 January on TVNZ OnDemand

Get ready for romance, roses and, of course, drama! One lucky man is offered the chance to find the woman of his dreams - and hopefully his bride-to-be!

Bachelorette runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr is looking for love. Six years ago, he had his heart broken - now he's back and ready to find love!

New Year's Eve Fireworks

New Year's Eve on TVNZ

Sunday 31 December, 11.50pm

Share the moments that matter with TVNZ!

At 11.50PM on New Year's Eve, all TVNZ channels (1, 2, DUKE and OnDemand) will broadcast and simulcast a special New Year's Eve message from TVNZ's biggest talent. 

Then at midnight, watch the spectacular fireworks from the Sky Tower. 

Blue Murder: Killer Cop

Blue Murder: Killer Cop

Tuesday 2 January, 8.30pm, TVNZ 1

This two-part television miniseries is based on the true story of Australia's most notorious former detective, Roger Rogerson, and is the sequel to the 1995 miniseries Blue Murder. 

Richard Roxburgh (Rake) reprises his role as Rogerson, struggling to make a living in a world that’s rapidly changing, caught between the pressures of criminals, police and a love that might save him. Also starring Toni Collette.

The Royal Variety Performance 2017

The Royal Variety Performance 2017

Monday 1 January, 7pm, TVNZ 1

Queen of Comedy Miranda Hart will make history as the first woman to host The Royal Variety Performance 2017!

The event will come from the iconic London Palladium Theatre - hosting venue for the 41st time.  

This show promises to be an unforgettable evening of the best UK and international musical performers, extraordinary theatre and brilliant comedy as well as a number of surprises along the away.


Eat Well For Less

Eat Well For Less

Thursday 4 January, 7.30pm, TVNZ 1

Should you pay more to eat better? This series looks at whether it’s worth paying extra for premium brands, and gives fascinating and surprising myth-busting food facts.

Each week Chris and Gregg confront a family whose food bills have spiralled out of control and show them simple and effective ways to save a fortune on their shopping.

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly And Me

Thursday 4 January, 8.40pm, TVNZ 1

Celebrating 50 years of Billy Connolly’s exceptional career, this special TV tribute recognises Billy’s influence on those who have come in to his orbit.

The ‘me’ is Billy’s public, some of them famous faces (Andy Murray, Judi Dench etc) but most of them everyday people with extraordinary stories of how Billy’s humour has touched, and in some cases changed their lives.

Amazing Hotels

Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby

Wednesday 3 January, 8.30pm, TVNZ 1

Giles Coren and Monica Galetti go beyond the lobby to see the areas that the public never see and roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff.

Their extraordinary trips include visits to the Ice Hotel in Sweden, as well as the Giraffe Manor in Kenya where giraffes, staff and guests all co-exist.





Movie highlights

Monday 1 January, 9.30pm, TVNZ 2
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia

Dirty Dancing
Monday 1 January, 7.30pm, TVNZ 2
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective
Monday 4 January, 12pm, TVNZ OnDemand 
Ace Jr is the the son of the famously eccentric pet detective. He has to step into his father's shoes, when his mother's accused of stealing a baby panda.