Stream from Monday 13th July on TVNZ OnDemand

This new dramedy starring Tom Sainsbury has an election for the ages - with the politics of family, who are also in politics!

Darren Bellows (Sainsbury) is a dithering, married Christian politician who enjoys bizarre fetish sessions with his local dominatrix. In the lead up to the election, and his first year taking over the ‘CUP Party’ from his father (Mark Mitchinson), a video of these awkward bondage sessions come to light with a blackmail message…and the chaos begins!

With his reputation hanging by a thread, Darren must also navigate the impending election and the barbs of his fierce rival Shayne Bubbler (Cohen Holloway).

What lengths will he go to keep his S&M sessions a secret?


MKR: The Rivals
Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th July on TVNZ 2

It’s the final week of MKR: The Rivals – will it be a fan or fave who takes out the title?

On Monday night, tune in to the fourth Ultimate Instant Restaurant as our last semi-finalist team cooks for Manu, Colin and Pete, as well as the other semi-finalists and a jury of eliminated contestants. The stakes are high as this team will need a high score to make it through to the Grand Finale, so an extravagant three-course meal must be on the cards.

Then on Tuesday night, it’s what we’ve all been waiting for! The top two teams must cook a mouth-watering four-course meal for the judges, eliminated teams, and their family and friends. Both teams will be cooking under their restaurant name in the hopes of winning the $100,000 cash prize.


Monday 13th July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1

The riveting, multiple award-winning drama Bodyguard comes to a close this week in a gripping series finale episode!

Principal Protection Officer David Budd (Richard Madden, 'Game Of Thrones') has made a major breakthrough in the investigation into the attack on the Home Secretary, but his enquiries have put him in mortal danger.

When Budd's connection to the shooter is revealed, he himself becomes a police target. But his reunion with Chanel also creates much more serious problems.

With the clock ticking and no one left who believes him, David attempts to prove his innocence. But the evidence against him begins to stack up...


MasterChef Australia: Back To Win
Sunday 12th - Wednesday 15th July on TVNZ 1

The MasterChef kitchen opens this week with an immunity cook between the top five from the last Mystery Box. Round one is a fan favourite – a taste test! But not everyone will taste the same food. The three judges have each cooked one of their favourite dishes, and the contestants choose which judge’s dish they will taste. Who will win the all-important immunity from Sunday’s elimination?

Next, the second elimination takes place. Which returning contestant will be saying goodbye to the competition once again?

Later in the week, the contestants take on a rapturous team challenge in front of a live audience and finally, an intense Pressure Test to cap it off!