TVNZ Highlights: 9-15 November
Goodnight Kiwi is back, this week with TVNZ!
Premieres Monday 11 November, 8am on TVNZ OnDemand
Goodnight Kiwi brings the magic of reading to life. Celebrity storytellers keep kids enthralled with imaginative and lively storytelling.
The show will reignite the nostalgia for a whole new generation, while bringing all the warm fuzzies too!
Some of the legendary entertainers bringing these stories to life include Hilary Barry, the Topp Twins, Madeleine Sami, and more.
Premieres Tuesday 12 November, 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
This pioneering series follows the interconnected stories of a cast of iconic savannah animals over one year.
With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, we capture the drama of the animals’ daily lives and the emotional moments they face.
Join the lonely lioness, exiled from the pride, the passionate baboon desperately trying to win back his lost love and the cheeky, fun-loving mongoose family on the lookout for a free lunch!
Spiky Gold Hunters
Premieres Wednesday 13 November, 8.30pm on DUKE
Spiky Gold Hunters follows six courageous, rough, tough and charismatic characters as they battle the turbulent elements of Southern New Zealand. Their mission: to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of diamonds to fine diners around the globe - sea urchin!
These real cowboys of the southern oceans take us on a wild ride both on and off the water as they look to get rich in the pursuit of Spiky Gold.
New season starts Friday 15 November, 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
Martin Clunes is back as everyone’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new season of Doc Martin!
All is not quite well for Doctor Martin Ellingham. Despite proving himself in front of his colleagues last season, Martin’s medical career is still under scrutiny.
All of our favourite Portwenn characters are back too - some old, some new, some frequently ill.
Premieres Tuesday 12 November, 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
An insightful and hilarious glimpse into the life of a Muslim American family. Ramy perfectly articulates the precarious nature and nuances of identity in this funny and sensitive comedy.
A first generation Egyptian-American, Ramy is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood.
Based on the life - and stand-up material - of Ramy Youssef, Ramy is a guy torn between praying and partying.
The Russell Howard Hour
New season starts Thursday 14 November, 9.30pm on DUKE
Russell Howard is back to pick through the biggest news stories, and offer a wise and hilarious view on the world's current affair.
He'll also welcome celebrity guests and leading experts, as well as hear from fledgling global correspondents.
Of course, there will be stand-up too, as Russell showcases some of the comedy scene's finest and most exciting stars.
New season available Friday 15 November, 12pm on TVNZ OnDemand
Hopeless long distance runner ‘Dancing Darryl’ Walker is feeling pretty good - in fact, he’s feeling like a winner.
However, the pessimistic voice in his head returns to remind him he’s a loser, suggesting he steer clear of an upcoming Outward Bound reunion.
Darryl arrives at the reunion and is instantly ostracised, but when a former watchmate tries to promote her network marketing business with video snippets from an epic multi-sport event - The Beach to Snow - Darryl decides to enter the race.
The Great Kiwi Bake Off
Sunday 10 November, 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The second episode of Bake Off sees the remaining contestants wear their aprons once again for Biscuit Week!
There's something for everyone with helpings of crumbly goodness that are both sweet and savoury.
Who's cookie will crumble this week?
Big Momma's House
Saturday 9 November, 7pm on TVNZ 2
Settle in for some laughs with this comedy classic!
FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) is tough, smart and a master of disguise. And his next mission? The role of a large grandmother!