TVNZ Highlights: 11-17 January
The X Factor like you've never seen before!
The X Factor UK: Celebrity
Friday 17th January, 8.30PM TVNZ1
In a brand-new twist to the hit show, celebrity hopefuls will battle it out on stage for a life changing record deal!
Some of the biggest names from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media will be fighting for the chance to be crowned champion in The X Factor: Celebrity.
The celebrities with dreams of becoming superstar singers include: Talk show host Ricki Lake, Kiwi dancing sensation Brendan Cole, The Chase’s Jenny ‘The Vixen” Ryan, Glee actor Kevin McHale, model and actress Hayley Hasslehoff, as well as reality stars from Love Island UK.
Plus, fan-favourites Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh are all returning as judges.
You don’t want to miss it!
T20 Black Clash
Friday 17th January at 4pm on TVNZ1
The Clash is back!
One of the best and most watched sporting events of last summer is back!
The Hot Spring Spas T20 Black Clash will see the annual battle between New Zealand’s most loved codes take place in the sunny haven of Napier.
Team Rugby will once again go head to head with Team Cricket on the field at McLean Park.
Team Coaches Sir Graham Henry and Stephen Fleming lead an all-star roster of players including: Richie McCaw, Israel Dagg, Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Brad Weber, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Grant Elliott, Jacob Oram and Nathan Astle.
The inaugural event smashed it out of the park, reaching over 1 million New Zealanders on TVNZ 1. 2020’s match promises to bring viewers even bigger and better things.
Shortland Street 2020
New season premiering Monday 13th January, 7pm on TVNZ2
Who will survive?
Shortland Street has firmly secured its position as a New Zealand icon - so you can count on New Zealand’s number one drama series to continue to bring on the excitement when the show returns for its 28th year in 2020.
After the explosive season finale in 2019, where tragedy rocks the hospital leaving many lives in Ferndale changed forever, 2020 will see the return of some familiar faces, a wedding or two and an angry widow looking for vengeance!
The country’s longest running drama series will explore stories of family, romance, betrayal, and will continue to push the boundaries and explore the social issues facing New Zealand today.
Don’t miss the epic one hour return of Shortland Street!
Britain's Got Talent: The Champions
Season Finale airs Saturday 11th January, 7.30pm on TVNZ1
The ultimate battle of the Champions concludes!
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions has brought together the world’s most talented and memorable acts from past series of Got Talent. Viewers were treated to the return of previous BGT winners including Paul Potts, Collabro, Twist And Pulse and more.
But only one act will be crowned the ultimate champion and walk away with the cash prize and coveted Champions trophy. Who will it be?
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Stream from Friday 17th January on TVNZ OnDemand
Flash back to the 90s with the hit sitcom that launched Will Smith into stardom as all episodes launch OnDemand!
With the iconic theme tune, colourful 90s fashion, and the Carlton dance - what's not to love!
As the story goes, Will leaves the rough streets of Philadelphia behind for his new kingdom - Bel-Air. He moves in with Uncle Phil, Aunt Vivian, and his cousins, Hilary, Carlton and Ashley and well, you know the rest...
Stream every episode ever of this iconic sitcom from today!
Monday 13th January, 8.30pm on TVNZ1
This compelling drama explores what it really means to be a twenty-first century woman!
In England's Lake District, three vastly different women are struggling to keep their heads above very deep water.
Connected by the school gates, the mothers' lives intertwine, taking a turn into a world of sex, blackmail and murder.
Starring Anna Friel (Butterfly), Rosalind Eleazar (Harlots) and Sinead Keenan (Little Boy Blue), this series investigates the tangled issues of modern parenting, women's friendships and relationships, as well as their sexual desires.
Inside The Ritz Hotel
Tuesday 14th January, 8.40pm on TVNZ1
Go behind the scenes of one of the most famous hotels in the world!
Inside The Ritz Hotel shows residents from both upstairs and downstairs; from resident pianist Ian Gomes, who used to play for Frank Sinatra to Michelin-starred executive chef John Williams, who regularly cooks for the Royal Family!
You’ll get a first-hand glimpse into a glamorous, gilded world of afternoon teas, celebrity parties and old-fashioned British gentility!
The Celebrity Chase
Monday 13th January, 7.30pm on TVNZ1
The latest season of The Celebrity Chase is here! And this time, it’s bigger than ever!
Some of your favourite celebs will compete to win thousands of pounds for charity by putting their general knowledge against one of the show's resident trivia experts.
Can they stay one step ahead of The Chaser?!
Paul Chowdhry Live: PC's World
Thursday 16 January, 9.30pm on TVNZ Duke
Paul Chowdhry is back at London's Hammersmith Apollo with his brand new stand up special, PC's World!
Recorded as part of his 100 date UK sell out tour, including three night's at the legendary venue, Paul is close to the edge as he takes his audience on a comedy journey through vicious weather, unimaginable pets, discrimination, family values and his trade mark off the cuff comedy improvisations.
Don't miss a night of laughter with Paul on TVNZ DUKE!
Movies On 2
Saturday 11 - Monday 13 Janurary on TVNZ2
The Age Of Adaline: Blake Lively & Harrison Ford star in this wonderful romantic drama about a woman (Lively) who stopped aging after an accident, but meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. Sunday 12th January, 9pm.
What Happens In Vegas: Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher star in this award-winning rom-com! After a wild night in Vegas, Jack and Joy end up getting married...and after a big win, the pair battle it out for the cash! Monday 13th January, 9.10pm.