TVNZ Highlights: 1-7 August
Your royal-inspired guilty pleasure is here, this week with TVNZ
Stream from Friday 7 August
Elizabeth Hurley stars in this royal-inspired guilty pleasure!
Set in modern-day England, The Royals follows the lives of a fictional British Royal family who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny and intense public scrutiny.
Prince Liam (William Moseley) is thrust into the spotlight after the death of his older brother puts him next in line to the throne. When King Simon (Vincent Regan) announces that he is considering abolishing the monarchy, the manipulative Queen Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) will do whatever it takes to remain in power.
SAS: Who Dares Wins
New season starts Thursday 6 August, 8pm on TVNZ 2
Follow five ex-Special Forces Soldiers as they put 30 men through a recreation of the SAS’ selection process in the ultimate test of physical and mental resilience.
Led by Chief Instructor Ant Middleton, the recruits are taken to Scotland and put through the toughest, most unforgiving selection course yet. Along with facing tough physical tasks on land, the recruits will have the added challenge of operating on the oceans around the highlands of Scotland. With high adrenaline and high stakes, don’t miss this thrilling reality series.
Bride and Prejudice
New season starts Thursday 6 August, 9pm on TVNZ 2
Five couples are all dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding, but just one thing stands in their way: their disapproving families.
In a bid to fix their fractured relationships, the couples and their families will stay in a secluded country retreat and participate in extreme family counselling with therapist Leanne Hall.
No topic is off limits as they attempt to mend existing relationships and forge new ones. The results are raw, shocking and compelling. Can the love-struck couples turn tragedy into triumph and prove that love can conquer all? Or will they be forced to choose between family or fiancé?
The Koi Boys
Stream from Sunday 2 August
Take an exclusive look inside the inner workings of the Kiwi band The Koi Boys, who burst onto the Australian music scene after taking to the stage on The Voice Australia.
The series follows Kevin Keepa, Ngahere, “Nuz” Ngātai and Danny Fai Fai after they rose to fame on the popular reality show and tracks their footsteps as they play their regular sell-out gig at Broadbeach’s Koi Bar and other venues across Australia and New Zealand.
From heartfelt reconnections and devastating dementia, to internal issues and the pressures of home life – The Koi Boys series provides a frank and honest look into their wild world.
Diana: The Night She Died
Stream from Saturday 1 August
After the death of Diana Princess of Wales, conspiracy theories filled the headlines. But many simple questions about the fatal night of August 31st have never been asked. This compelling program seeks to answer the many questions overlooked by the enquiry and to uncover what really happened the night Diana died.
SPW WrestleFest 2020
Saturday 1 August, 8.30pm on DUKE
Wrestling on the Edge of the World returns to TVNZ DUKE!
This is your ringside ticket to the best moments from the SPW WrestleFest 2020! Find out why SPW has the world talking about New Zealand for its hard-hitting, action-packed Pro Wrestling with entertaining storylines and characters!
Stream from Monday 3 August
Brand new to HEIHEI comes the super exciting homegrown series K-Pop Academy, presented by New Zealand’s very own Queen of K-Pop Rina Chae. We follow the journey of a squad of 11-15 year as they put in some serious hard work learning dances, undergoing vocal coaching and preparing their K-Pop groups to hit big stage!
K-Pop Academy’s Rina Chae has danced with the big guns in the US including Justin Bieber and Beyonce, and now Kiwi kids have the chance to learn to dance alongside Rina with a number of K-Pop tutorials.
Funded by NZ On Air
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Saturday 1 August, 7pm on TVNZ 2
In this hilarious animated comedy, Surly (Will Arnett) the squirrel and his friends spring into action to save their home when the evil mayor plans to destroy it to build an amusement park!