TVNZ Highlights: 23 - 29 May
Never Gonna Give You Up - The 80's Are Back Baby, This Week With TVNZ!
Survive The 80s
Stream from Thursday 28th May
Are you ready to travel back in time? Survive the 80s is coming exclusively to TVNZ OnDemand and it promises to take Kiwis of all ages on an epic, retro journey through the decade that was the 1980s!
This brand-new reality series will see four teams of technology-dependant Gen Y and Z-ers compete in a series of 80s-themed challenges – all without their smartphones and social media. Each episode focuses on one year of the 80s and our fresh-faced contestants will be tested to their limits – we’re talking 80s makeovers, cooking challenges, jazzercise classes, and plenty more nostalgia that will leave you wanting more.
Stay tuned for the host and team announcements, and get ready to find out whether our teams really can Survive the 80s.
You Got This! Celeb Special
Thursday 28th May, 7.00pm on TVNZ 2
In this celebrity edition of You Got This!, three well-known bubbles go head-to-head!
Art and Matilda, Jono and Ben and Toni Street and her family have a go at recreating famous paintings with materials that can be found at home. Will a Picasso be uncovered?
And more importantly, which team will impress Bree to take out the win?
Race Across The World
Wednesday 27th May, 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
Is it possible in our modern world to travel internationally without a smartphone or taking a single flight?
The popular UK entertainment format is back on TVNZ 1 for a second season. Pairs of competitors will race around the world – but there’s a catch, no mobile phones, electronic devices or credit cards and no flights!
As the intrepid travellers work their way around the globe by land or by sea, the teams have to make their way to predetermined checkpoints or face elimination. Up for grabs, a mega cash prize and of course the all-important bragging rights.
How To Look Good Naked
Tuesday 26th May, 8.45pm on TVNZ 2
The wait is finally over! How to Look Good Naked is back with a brand-new, 6-part series for 2020!
Our favourite super stylist and body confidence expert Gok Wan returns to tackle people’s low self-esteem and guide them to a place of loving themselves - flaws and all. But it’s no easy task.
In this uplifting and emotional series revival Gok takes pairs of best friends, mothers and daughters, sisters and cancer survivors on a journey of body acceptance using his unique Naked therapy.
After years of hiding their bodies away Gok helps them face their fears and embrace their lumps, scars and dimples with a process that sees them getting naked and looking amazing.
With a Naked Catwalk as the ultimate test for how far they’ve come, how many of our ladies will make it down the runway?
One Lane Bridge
Monday 25th May, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
A startling revelation at One Lane Bridge puts Ariki (Dominic Ona-Ariki) in a deeply compromised position.
As the locals take their personal vendettas out during an isolated rabbit hunt, the ongoing tension between Ariki and Stephen (Joel Tobeck) builds to a deadly climax.
Meanwhile, Ariki’s gift solves the final piece of the puzzle – who killed Grubb?
Funded by NZ On Air.
Gordon, Gino And Fred's Road Trip
Thursday 28th May, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
After four weeks on the road, the three amigos will cruise along to their final destination within the U.S. - Texas!
Along the way, they will attempt skinny dipping, dressing up as authentic cowboys, visiting a local 'honkytonk' bar and partake in cowboy dancing...all before they head to a traditional state Rodeo.
The boys will also serve up their final meal together on this incredible road trip. A “last supper” style BBQ, followed by a drink and a game of road trip roulette to decide where to head for their next adventure!
The Sex Clinic
Stream from Thursday 28th May on TVNZ OnDemand
The Sex Clinic is reopening its doors once more in a brand-new season, to help young people get their sex lives back on track!
Set in a specially constructed clinic, this is a sexual health service like no other, and nothing is off limits.
Each week a new set of young people visit the clinic ready to bare all – both physically and emotionally - as they seek solutions and advice for all their sexual health needs.
A team of sexperts aim to cut through the taboos about sexual health, offering a full sexual ‘warrant of fitness’ to anyone who walks through their doors.
Movies On 2
Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th May
I AM LEGEND: Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. Starring Will Smith. Saturday 23rd May, 8.40pm.
THE FOREIGNER: Jackie Chan won't stop until they pay in this riveting action-thriller! A man with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. Also starring Pierce Brosnan. Sunday 24th May, 9.30pm.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: The story of eccentric London inventor, Phileas Fogg, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Ceciel De France. Thursday 28th May, 8pm.