TV ONE - Returning in 2011
Returning to TV ONE in 2011
Animal Rescue returns, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the tough daily assignments and high-pressure work faced by Australia's RSPCA inspectors and veterinary staff; men and women who work tirelessly to fight animal cruelty across Australia.
It's a fierce and sometimes emotional journey for the inspectors as they confront cases of horror and heartbreak, during their job to rescue the lost, neglected, abandoned, and abused animals of Australia - a country with one of the greatest pet populations per capita in the world.
It's a sometimes high drama environment where frontline staff make life and death decisions everyday, occasionally risking their own safety for the life of an animal.
BEYOND THE DARKLANDS
The fourth series of the gritty and revealing documentary series, Beyond The Darklands promises to deliver a wider perspective on violent crime. The psychology of the people who perpetrate it, why they do so, and what we need to be aware of in order to protect ourselves, and our loved ones - as well as providing insight into the early warning signs which could prevent someone getting to this point. Can we recognise the signs of early offenders, but how we can effectively manage and treat them once they have been recognised, if in fact we can treat them at all?
Presented by Forensic Psychologist, Nigel Latta, the new series examines the cases of six of New Zealand's worst and well-known offenders, and considers how they came to commit their crime. Has the life they've lead bought them down the wrong path and tipped them over the edge? What is it that makes a man a murderer?
The new series includes the cases of George Baker who murdered Liam Ashley in the back of a prison van; Liam Reid who murdered a deaf woman named Emma Agnew and Gavin Hawthorne a recidivist drink driver who is responsible for the deaths of four people.
Narrated by Outrageous Fortunes Grant Bowler, Border Security is back with more action from the daily lives of the people who work to keep Australia safe from invaders.
The stars of Border Security remain the officers of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, Quarantine and Inspection Service and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
While most of Border Security is filmed at Australias busy airports and features tourists and people seeking a new life in Australia, some remarkable stories are also coming out of international mail centres, in the field with immigrationofficials and on Customs vessels and aircraft in the waters of Northern Australia.
When viewers first met Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother.
Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle's writer's intuition and Beckett's creative detective work.
During this past season, Castle and Beckett's relationship has grown stronger as they've dodged bullets, captured killers, and solved countless murder cases in their unorthodox partnership. But by the Season Two finale, Beckett's new relationship with a robbery detective has pushed Castle away, forcing them both to confront their feelings for one another.
When the new season of Castle begins, Beckett hasn't heard from Castle since he left for the Hamptons months ago to finish writing his second Nikki Heat novel. The most Beckett, Ryan and Esposito have seen of Castle is a bookstore standee of him advertising an upcoming book signing. So when Beckett and her team burst into a shadowy apartment on the trail of a murderer, the last thing they expect to see is the real-life Castle standing over a dead woman's body holding a gun! As Castle protests his innocence, Beckett has no choice but to arrest him on suspicion of murder, in the season premiere of Castle.
TV One's top-rating series Coastwatch , returns for a sixth season, following the men and women who patrol and protect New Zealand's precious marine environment and waterways - the Ministry of Fisheries, the New Zealand Navy, New Zealand Airforce, the Department of Conservation, Fish and Game NZ plus those who keep our waters safe from risk and accidents - the Maritime Police, Northland Emergency Services Trust and Harbourmaster.
The task facing these organizations is huge. New Zealand's coastline stretches 15,000 kilometers, the 10th longest coastline in the world. Our precious oceans, beaches and rivers are under threat by over fishing. Illegal fishing and poaching is still a major problem throughout New Zealand. As well as poaching there is the relentless tide of reckless or carefree gatherers and recreational fishermen who often exceed their daily limit. This series we follow Fisheries surveillance teams to bust organized illegal fishing networks and fishermen who will go to great lengths to conceal their catch.
The Maritime Police, Northland Emergency Services Trust and Harbourmaster are constantly on the alert around our coastline for mayday calls from fishermen and pleasure craft owners caught off guard by changeable weather and freak storms.
This series we see some new faces - Northland Emergency Services Trust rescue helicopters who have the highest number of coastal incidents in New Zealand. Fish & Game NZ, who protect our fresh water lakes and rivers from being over fished. The Department of Conservation, who are always on the alert for Whale stranding's and marine life emergencies.
As always on Coastwatch, the stakes are high and the incidents fraught with danger, confrontation and excitement.
Expect more drama than ever in Coronation Street 2011 with cat fights, weddings, love affairs and attempted murder stirring up trouble in the worlds longest running soap opera.
After heartlessly murdering Liam and moving in on his widow
Maria, everything finally begins to unravel for Tony, but who will
he try to take down with him? Carla returns and tempers begin to
fray between some of
the women of the street.
Meanwhile, Kevin and Mollys affair heats up until Sally drops a devastating bombshell on Kevin. And as Joe and Gail decide to make things more permanent, Nick Platt makes a return to the famous cobble-stoned street.
COUNTRY CALENDAR 2011
New Zealand's longest-running TV programme will celebrate its 45th anniversary in a special way when it returns to air in 2011. Country Calendar first went to air on March 6, 1966 and the latest series is scheduled to start on March 5 in its prime-time Saturday evening slot.
The programme is all about people on the land - but this time, Episode One will be a profile with a difference. The subject - Frank Torley, small farmer and long-time Country Calendar producer. The episode will be a chance for Frank to look back on his 35 years with Country Calendar and revisit some of his favourite moments on film, as well as giving viewers an insight into how the programme is put together.
Frank always had a hankering to have his own patch of dirt. As a young man, he worked on farms and then as a junior stock and station agent. That led him to doing 'spots' on radio - and his natural warmth and talent soon led him to an unplanned career in Country Calendar .
Frank has finally achieved his wish to get close to the land - he runs a Manawatu lifestyle block as well as continuing his role on Country Calendar, both as consultant producer and as a reporter and director.
But he says his many years on the programme didn't fully prepare him for life on the land. "I've always had a huge admiration for famers - but it's not till you've got your own bit of dirt that you realise how tough it really is," he says.
The Country Calendar team is now finalising decisions on the subjects for its other 25 new episodes for 2011, with filming due to start in late October.
Producer Julian O'Brien promises a wide selection of subject matter, ranging from South Island high-country farmers to coastal fishermen.
The BAU team closes in on the serial killer as he continues his murder spree throughout Los Angeles - with Detective Spicer's kidnapped daughter as his hostage in the new season of Criminal Minds .
Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyse the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people's trust and unlock their secrets.
Also on the team are Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer "JJ" Jareau (A.J. Cook), a confident young agent who acts as the unit liaison for the team, and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), a computer wizard who helps research the cases. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators' motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.
In this series Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) returns as serial killer Billy Flynn and Robert Davi reprises his role as Detective Adam Kurzbard.
TV ONE favourite Fair Go will continue to bring strong journalistic stories focusing on relevant consumer issues in 2011.
Viewers will get industry insights from insiders who know the tricks and tips. Plus, there will be more opportunity for consumer research, road tests and viewer interaction.
I SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE
Using harrowing reconstructions of life or death scenarios, combined with first person testimony from survivors, I Shouldn't Be Alive demonstrates the power of the human spirit and reveals the qualities needed to survive in extreme circumstances.
In each episode, the survivors relive their 'moment of truth', when the choice they make could mean a chance to live - or certain death - for themselves or their companions. Some stories come from the world of the professional adventurer and extreme sports enthusiast, the men and women who deliberately confront danger.
Others are about ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances and left fighting for their lives.
Dust off the atlas, TV One's award-winning travel juggernaut Intrepid Journeys is on the go again. From joining camel farmers in Oman's desert to living in tents inTajekestan, seeing Iranian smugglers run the gaunlet to buying caviar on the blackmarket at the Caspian Sea, this much-loved series is heading well off the beaten track with another batch of brave travellers.
On a good day our celebrity travellers have a bed, a roof over their heads and running water. On a bad day, anything is possible.
This series continues to prove that cocktails by the pool keep you amused for a minute but exploring the less-travelled parts of the world make for a rewarding adventure packed with culture clash, personal triumph and memories that last a lifetime.
Following the huge success of his highly acclaimed one-off documentary investigation into the case against Robin Bain, award-winning director and investigative journalist, Bryan Bruce returns for season three of his intriguing series The Investigator.
Bruce promises new evidence in five more high profile New Zealand murder cases - including the murder of Janelle Patton on Norfolk Island in 2002 by New Zealander Glenn McNeill. A case which was tragically significant as it was the first murder to be committed on the island for 150 years.
Bruce unravels each case to reveal the sometimes embarrassing, sometimes tragic, and sometimes deadly reasons cases remain puzzling or unsolved in New Zealand.
KATH AND KIM
Look out suburban sirens Kath and Kim are back on TV ONE, opening their mock-colonial front door to the cameras, in a fly-on-the-slice-of-life series.
Kath Day (Jane Turner) is a forty-something single lady who likes to keep herself trim, and is proud of her townhouse and is happily high maintenance. Her daughter Kim (Gina Riley) is a pouting princess who believes shes a horn bag in anyones language. Shes separated from her husband of two months and is consoling herself by stuffing her face.
With Kaths new fiancé Kel, Kims second best friend Sharon and her estranged husband Brett (and his Rottweiler), Kath and Kim are suburban nightmares living the suburban dream.
MASTERCHEF NEW ZEALAND
Legendary Kiwi chef Josh Emett will be joining the esteemed MasterChef New Zealand judges, Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie, for series two of the hit local series.
Emett is no stranger to pressure in the kitchen having
successfully run restaurants for Gordon Ramsay in London, New York,
Los Angeles and now Melbourne, and has picked up four prized
Michelin stars along the way.
This year, TV ONE is also introducing MasterChef Masterclasses, an opportunity to see Josh, Simon and Ray's expert knowledge in action. As mentors to the contestants, the judges illustrate some of the skills and techniques they've learnt over the course of their prestigious careers, as each week they cook fantastic dishes across a range of culinary styles, with special tips for viewers.
The standard is higher than ever for this year's amateur chefs and the pressure is on, as the prize at stake is the prestigious MasterChef New Zealand title and over $100,000 worth of prizes.
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS
Rafters parents Dave and Julie and their three children Rachel, Ben and Nathan return for a new series with more heart-break, family turmoil and romance in the third season of Packed To The Rafters.
Julie is recovering in hospital after the birth of baby Ruby , reflecting on how simple Rubys life is at the moment, while her adult children juggle the complexities of theirs. Ben and Melissa are newlyweds sharing a house with Carbo, which is affecting their marriage. Rachael and Jake are deciding whether to take their relationship to the next level. While Sammy was last seen walking out on Nathan which has left their relationship hanging in the balance.
As for Dave and Julie they are faced with the reality of being on call for baby Ruby 24 hours a day and Julie is also dealing with other peoples prejudices towards older mums.
Kiwi actress Hannah Marshall joins the cast as Loretta Schembri, Carbos new love interest.
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO TEENAGERS
Following the success of The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show, comes the next series from clinical psychologist Nigel Latta, as he focusing on the hormone-filled, angst-ridden world of the teenager.
The Politically Incorrect Guide To Teenagers blends Nigel's irreverent and provocative approach to parenthood, with sound and informed parenting advice based on his 20 years work with New Zealand families.
Are teenagers today that much more problematic than we were? How did our parents just get on with it yet we worry about every last little thing? Why do modern teenagers seem to think that the world really does revolve around them? And should parents worry about the technology they use, from social networking sites to non-stop texting. Nigel ponders these questions and more.
In this fast-paced, entertaining mixture of live stage show, animation, documentary, sketches and some choice archive from 'the good old days', Nigel peels back the layers of silliness which have gradually sucked a lot of the fun out of teen years, and have layered guilt on parents whilst at the same time destroying our confidence in our basic ability to grow happy, healthy teenagers.
In a brand new series of
Relocation Relocation, hosts
Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have been set massive,
life-changing challenges by go-getters who want to seize the moment
and enjoy a whole new existence, and this involves not buying one,
but two new homes.
From whole families to trailblazing couples who are desperate to make sure life doesn't pass them by, these people are releasing the equity in their houses to buy their very own get-out-of-the-mundane-lifestyle card. This isn't simply about buying a couple of new homes anymore, this is about buying a dream way of life.
SCU: SERIOUS CRASH UNIT
When a car crash results in injury or death, specialised police teams called Serious Crash Units are called in. SCU: Serious Crash Unit follows the work of one such team of crash investigators.
Each half-hour episode takes viewers inside every stage of the investigation of a fatal road accident, as the SCU team put all their scientific and detective skills to the test to find out exactly what happened, and why.
It's not unusual to see news reports of the many deaths on our roads caused by dangerous driving, unsafe vehicles, drugs or alcohol. Much rarer is the insight this series offers into the complex chain of events that can make the difference between survival and death on the road. SCU: Serious Crash Unit is a potent exploration of important road safety issues that are of urgent relevance to all drivers everywhere.
Undercover Boss is the hit reality series that follows high level corporate executives as they take the extraordinary step of going undercover in their own companies.
The bosses slip anonymously into the lowest level jobs to find out what their employees really think of them and their company. They discover what needs fixing, who deserves praising and who needs a wake up call. Its an experience that transforms the bosses and the people who work for them.
THE WORLD'S STRICTEST PARENTS
The Worlds Strictest Parents follows unruly teens as they get a taste of adolescent life from around the world. In each episode, two rebellious teens leave their own family lives to spend ten days living under the rules and roofs of some of the worlds strictest parents.
The teens collide head on with the daily discipline, educational
values and unflinching strictness of parents
who know how to demand the best behaviour from their kids. Arguments are sparked by subjects such as smoking, homework and sex before marriage, whilst the experience provokes genuine emotional journeys and personal turnarounds in the teens behaviour perhaps they will realise theyve had it easy back home.
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