TVNZ Highlights: 5-11 January
Sunday 6 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
Surprising behaviours, wide-ranging species and stunning habitats are revealed, in this new two-part BBC documentary series about Earth’s ultimate predator – the wild cat.
Latest developments in filming technology, and a surge in feline research, bring these cat superstars into the spotlight.
This landmark series uncovers the secret social dynamics of the wild cat family, their complex communication methods, devoted parenting and courtship, and their ability to thrive in all four corners of the globe.
Monday 7 - Tuesday 8 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Get ready, as the Underbelly franchise tackles one of Australia’s most notorious gangsters, Mark 'Chopper' Read.
After vowing to go straight, Chopper (Aaron Jeffery of Wentworth and McLeod’s Daughters) is drawn back to the underworld by his feud with Alphonse Gangitano. As Chopper grapples with his need for revenge he juggles his growing fame and desire to be a loving husband and father.
Catch this two-part drama premiering across Monday and Tuesday this week!
The Bachelor US
Stream from Tuesday 8 January at 9pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Reality TV heavyweight, The Bachelor is back for its 23rd season!
Get ready for romance, roses and of course, drama as one lucky man is offered the chance to find the woman of his dreams.
No stranger to Bachelor fans, this year’s hopeful, Colton Underwood, burst onto the scene during season 14 of The Bachelorette. Now Colton is back and ready for a second shot at love, returning for this brand-new season.
Extreme Cake Makers
Monday 7 January at 7pm on TVNZ 1
1's charismatic group of talented cake makers return to screens this week with all new episodes of Extreme Cake Makers.
No challenge is too great for this magnificent line up of cake making extraordinaires.
This week, Eloise aims to bring back happy memories with a 1940s themed 90th birthday cake and Molly attempts an edible coral reef, her most detailed design to date. Plus, Nastassja realises a baker’s nightmare when she makes a completely shattered cake!
Project Blue Book
Stream from Wednesday 9 January at 10pm on TVNZ OnDemand
From Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back To The Future) comes this new drama series about the U.S. Air Forces' 1952-1970 investigations into the UFO phenomenon.
Starring Aidan Gillen (Game Of Thrones) Project Blue Book is the origin story of everything we now know about UFOs and aliens in pop culture.
It's Mad Men meets real life The X-Files!
Under The Influence
Wednesday 9 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Behind every famous death or downfall is a mess of destructive friends, unfortunate circumstances and bad choices that enable the crash.
This week, Under The Influence unpicks the mysterious circumstances behind the sudden deaths of music icons George Michael and Prince.
Both passing just months apart, each star was adored by the world over.
Our Shirely Valentine Summer
Thursday 10 January at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
For one month, eight women live together under one roof and share the same dream of starting over.
All single and at a crossroads in their life, they are on a mission to transform their lives for the better.
By the end of the summer, can they conquer their fears and find the courage to change their lives forever?
John Bishop: Rollercoaster Tour
Thursday 10 January at 8.30pm on DUKE
The multi award winning stand-up phenomenon is back!
From jumping out of aeroplanes, visiting Downing Street and taking male grooming to the extreme, John recounts what has been a rollercoaster year.
Delivered in Bishop’s signature laid back style in front of a packed-out Manchester Arena, this is a must watch!
Two Weeks Notice
Tuesday 8 January at 9.45pm on TVNZ 2
Lucy Kelson may be a brilliant lawyer but her millionaire boss treats her more like a nanny, and can barely choose a tie without her help.
Now, after one year of calling the shots-on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements - Lucy is calling it quits.
Starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant.
Wednesday 9 January at 8.30pm on DUKE
Concorde was and still is the most advanced airliner ever to take to the skies. Faster than a speeding bullet she flew a mile every 2.3 seconds.
This two part documentary tells the incredible story of how the Anglo-French Concorde saw off competition from the Americans and Soviets to design and build the world’s only supersonic airliner.
Concorde became synonymous with the rich and famous, before a horrific incident ended its service. We explore the real reasons for the Paris crash and how brought an end Concorde’s career far too soon.
Tuesday 8 January at 8.30pm on DUKE
In south Florida, a high school counselor is accused of assault by a manipulative rich girl and her trailer trash classmate.
The cop on the case begins to suspect a conspiracy and dives into an elaborate and devious web of greed and betrayal to find the truth.
Starring Neve Campbell, Denise Richards and Kevin Bacon.