TVNZ Highlights: 21-27 July 2018
Get ready for kick-off, this week with TVNZ.
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
Saturday 21 - Monday 23 July on DUKE
Over three action-packed days of competition, our national teams will defend their world titles, at the first Rugby World Cup played on U.S. soil.
Kimberlee Downs and Chris Chang will present event coverage live from Auckland, sharing the sporting spectacle with viewers daily.
Matt Manukia and Guy Heveldt will also be inside the U.S. venue, for up to the minute coverage and reactions.
Britain's Got Talent
Saturday 21 July, 7pm on TVNZ 1
This week, Britain's Got Talent comes to a close in spectacular fashion with the Grand Final.
This is the very last chance for the top contenders to make an impression, and win the opportunity of a lifetime.
As well as £250K, the winning act will perform at the annual Royal Variety Performance.
In Dark Places
Sunday 22 July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
The gripping true story of Teina Pora, an innocent man imprisoned for two decades for a crime he didn't commit.
A 17-year-old kid lost half his life to a wrongful conviction, and a heroic ex-cop battled to win him his freedom.
The Crown vs. Pora is, without question, the worst miscarriage of justice in New Zealand history.
New season starts Tuesday 24 July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
Don't miss a moment of TV's most compelling prison drama.
The bar is set high for the next chapter.
Catch up on all the previous seasons right here.
School of Hard Knocks
New season starts Wednesday 25 July, 8.30pm on DUKE
Sir John Kirwan is back, welcoming a squad of newcomers with a barrage of gruelling tests.
Disadvantaged youths will be pushed to their physical and mental limits, by a groundbreaking charity that uses sport and other challenges to teach life-changing lessons.
Who's got what it takes to survive this year?
The Cul de Sac
New season starts Saturday 21 July, 6pm on TVNZ 2
Thrilling teen drama The Cul de Sac returns with further mysteries in the third season.
Imagine waking up to find your world had changed. No adults, no technology, no explanation.
Rose continues to unravel the curiosity of what happened to their world, and strives to maintain a normal life for her siblings on the farm.
Trial and Error
New season starts Friday 20 July, 6.30pm on TVNZ OnDemand
A bright-eyed New York lawyer continues to adapt to life in a small town.
Meanwhile, the eccentric first-lady of East Peck is accused of a bizarre murder.
Will Josh and his team of quirky local misfits be able to prove his client innocent?
Children Who Kill
Tuesday 24 July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
What is the correct punishment for the most shocking of crimes, when they're committed by a minor?
In this documentary, Susanna Reid is in America with exclusive access to high-profile cases involving children who kill.
Should teenagers be held criminally responsible to the same degree as adults, or do they deserve a second chance?
Available Thursday 26 July, 12pm on TVNZ Ondemand
When a brilliant drone engineer is taken hostage by a terrorist group, a series of dangerous events are set in motion.
Victoria must risk everything, while working as a double agent for the security police, who will do anything to stop a terrorist attack.
Stream all 10 episodes of this high-octane Scandinavian thriller.
Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back
Starts Monday 23 July, 8.30pm on TVNZ 2
The restaurant business is tough, with failure just one bad review away.
In 24 Hours to Hell and Back, legendary chef Gordon Ramsay works around the clock, to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster.
It's the culinary boot camp that is "Hell on Wheels."