TVNZ Highlights: 14-20 April
A new take on an old story, this week with TVNZ.
The New Legends of Monkey
Starts Friday 20 April, 8pm on TVNZ 2
In this highly anticipated TV remake, a motley trio of fallen Gods unite with a young girl in disguise and begin a perilous journey into a World…
The New Legends of Monkey is a collaboration between TVNZ, ABC Australia and Netflix.
First Dates NZ
Returns Thursday 19 April, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
The Kiwi love experiment is back for a second season!
Who will strike it lucky with Cupid’s mysterious bow?
Our couples, who are complete strangers, will share a meal as discreet cameras placed throughout the special First Dates restaurant record every detail.
Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
Sunday 15 April, 10.30pm
After experiencing all the Kiwis in action on the last day of competition, be sure to witness the spectacle that is the Closing Ceremony.
Toni Street, Peter Williams and Jenny May Clarkson will present TVNZ 1’s live coverage of the Closing Ceremony from 10.30pm.
Rich House, Poor House
Starts Tuesday 17 April, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Does money really buy happiness?
With the gap between rich and poor greater than ever, Rich House, Poor House follows two families from opposite ends of the wealth divide.
They'll trade places, homes, budgets and lives for a week.
One Night with My Ex
Starts Friday 20 April, 9.30pm on TVNZ 2
In this new series, former couples spend one night together, and confront their past.
With humour, tears and life-changing jeopardy, this is a hugely revealing look into relationships.
Will they get answers, find closure or fall in love again?
Returns Monday 16 April, 9.30pm on TVNZ 1
As Lucifer returns for a devilish third season!
This time, he’s facing an even greater challenge.
He needs to find out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.
Call the Midwife
Returns Friday 20 April, 8pm on TVNZ 1
This hugely successful drama returns with its cast much-loved characters.
This year, they're joined by West Indian midwife Lucille Anderson.
Lucille is a funny and clever nurse, who brings a fresh burst of energy to life at Nonnatus House.
This Is Us
Returns Wednesday 18 April, 9.30pm on TVNZ 2
The critically acclaimed drama returns for a second season, two nights a week!
The season two premiere picks up during the 37th birthdays of triplets Randall, Kate and Kevin as they face new challenges.
It’s going to be another emotional season of This Is Us.
Returns Wednesday 18 April, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Everyon'es favourite bad doctor is back for a brand new season.
Hugh’s on probation, but time is running out.
The Knight family must decide whether their struggles will bring them closer together … or tear them apart.
Sunday 15 April, 8.40pm on TVNZ 2
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark.
Her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate test of her will to survive.
Starring Blake Lively.
Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
Stream on TVNZ OnDemand
The late legendary comic Joan Rivers, decides to move across the country to California, to live with her daughter, Melissa, and grandson, Cooper.
But what Joan doesn't know is that Melissa's boyfriend, Jason, also lives in the house!
Can the outspoken mother-daughter pair co-exist, or will chaos ensue?
Live PD: Police Control
Starts Friday 20 April, 7.30pm on DUKE
From drugs busts to prostitution, high speed pursuits to domestic disputes, car theft to gang violence, or just minor traffic violations.
Live PD: Police Patrol offers a transparent look at the daily encounters between police and civilians.
Each episode highlights the daily life-and-death situations faced by Sheriff’s Departments, Highway Patrols and local Police Departments across America.
Available Monday 16 April, 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
It’s the ultimate game of life and death. Welcome to Insomnia.
An illegal game, held once a year in an exclusive casino where only the rich and powerful play. Contestants receive a drug that will kill them if they fall asleep, and compete to be the last one standing.
Nobody is safe, and the world is watching... The game has begun.