TVNZ Highlights: 6-12 October
Doctor Who returns, this week with TVNZ
Stream from Monday 8 October at 7.45am on TVNZ OnDemand or Friday 12 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
After 22 years, the iconic Doctor Who returns to TVNZ!
Bigger and bolder than ever, the new series marks the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker – a super-smart explorer of the universe – alongside a team of new friends and delightful characters.
Stream it first on TVNZ OnDemand, or catch it Friday nights on TVNZ 2.
My Kitchen Rules New Zealand
Sunday 7 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The phenomenon returns to TVNZ 2 with celebrity chefs Pete and Manu once again at the judging table.
Who will rise to the top and be crowned champions and take home the grand prize of $100,000?
Tune into My Kitchen Rules New Zealand every Sunday for high-pressure challenges, epic showdowns and delicious dishes!
The Big Bang Theory
Wednesday 10 October at 8pm on TVNZ 2
After 11 years on your screens, The Big Bang Theory is going out, with, well, a big bang.
In the final season, watch as Sheldon and Amy’s honeymoon runs aground in New York, while Penny and Leonard discover they are uncomfortably similar to Amy’s parents.
Also, Raj insults Neil deGrasse Tyson and starts a Twitter war!
The Walking Dead
Monday 8 October at 9pm on TVNZ 2
The post-apocalyptic horror series is back for its ninth season!
Following Rick and Negan's epic battle at the end of season eight, fans can't wait to see what's next for The Walking Dead.
Season nine brings even more death, destruction, blood and brutality, as we enter the second civilisation-driven war.
Thursday 11 October at 8pm on TVNZ OnDemand
A gripping drama about two families from vastly different worlds, each with their own wins, losses and struggles.
Spencer James, a rising high school football player from South LA, is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High.
Now he must navigate two worlds: the south side neighbourhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.
Friday 5 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
It’s Finals Week in the MasterChef Australia kitchen and the top five contestants battle it out for a chance to compete in the Grand Final!
This season has seen many twists and turns, as well as an array of fantastic guests, including regular heavyweights Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson plus His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.
Who will come out on top during Finals Week and who will be sent packing? Tune in to find out!
Wednesday 10 October at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
Comedy's favourite smartypants isn't done with us yet!
Young Sheldon is back for a second season. Sheldon (Iain Armitage) will return, another year older, and a whole lot smarter.
Watch as he continues to embark on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
Thursday 11 October at 8.30pm on DUKE
It’s series seven of Taskmaster and the comedy challenge show can only get nuttier.
The all-powerful Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies, is back, ably supported by his obedient little man servant, Little Alex Horne.
Once more, they’ll be forcing five helpless comics to complete a vast array of meaningless challenges designed to test their creativity, speed of thought and ability to not look like idiots!
Tuesday 9 October at 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Another season of award-winning drama Wentworth comes to a close.
With a batch of new inmates, the show hasn't been short on drama this season.
In the season finale, the police close in on Vera, Will and Jake, while Rita takes drastic action to protect her sister. A must see!
People On Bikes
Sunday 7 October at 3.55pm on TVNZ 1
People On Bikes has brought us heart-warming and very personal stories of everyday New Zealanders whose lives have been transformed by switching their transport to bikes!
In this final episode, Justin Newcombe continues his adventures on the New Zealand Cycle Trails, this time along the mighty Waikato River.
Carolyn Keep meets Paralympian medallist Emma Foy and the man who’s transforming the way tourists explore Auckland City.
Star Trek Beyond
Friday 12 October at 9pm on TVNZ 2
A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world.
Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, the crew must battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.
Starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana