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What's ahead for TV ONE's new season?


Offspring returns to TV ONE in 2014

Broadchurch, coming to TV ONE in 2014

Rake, coming to TV ONE in 2014

MasterChef New Zealand on TV ONE and TVNZ Ondemand

It's nearly summer which means not only the beach and Christmas, but heaps of brand new shows on TV to love and cherish.

TV ONE's announced its new season line up - here are all the details for your fave returning shows and new shows, which will soon become your faves!

NEW TO TV ONE

On TV ONE, Doctor Who star David Tennant will lead the cast of Broadchurch, the gripping, highly-acclaimed British whodunnit, which explores the ripple effects of the murder of a local schoolboy on a small, seaside town in Dorset.

Stylish and compelling, the brand new drama Breathless has been hailed as a cross between Downton Abbey andCall the Midwife. Set in the early 1960s, it sees secrets, lies and passions smouldering beneath the surface of the lives of the doctors and nurses of a London gynaecological hospital.

Six-part thriller,Secrets and Lies, starring Martin Henderson, is a nerve-wracking plunge behind the curtains of Brisbane suburbia, exposing the dark secrets that lurk inside the house next door.

The outrageous and self-destructive antics of barrister Cleaver Greene are chronicled in the Australian drama series,Rake. Defending cannibals, bigamists, and racist shock jocks are all in a day's work for the hapless Greene, played by Richard Roxburgh.

Robyn Malcolm joins an all-star cast in Aussie comedy,Upper Middle Bogan, where Sydney's upper middleclass suburbanites clash with drag racing Westies.

In 2014, all-newSunday Theatres will be telling some of New Zealand's most dramatic stories with the very best of local writers, actors and directors at the helm.
Field Punishment No.1 introduces the heroes many of us have never heard of - the Kiwi conscientious objectors who were shipped off to France during WWI; Pirates of the Airways looks back at the 1960s, when the good ship Tiri made radio history for Radio Hauraki; the story of the recovery operation following the tragic Erebus air disaster is told for the first time in Operation Overdue; secrets, betrayal, love and survival are examined in Project L, the story of Louise Nicholas' quest for justice; and the extreme adventure and intrigue of one of the Gestapo's most wanted - Kiwi WWII heroine Nancy Wake - is unravelled in The Nancy Wake Story.

The comedy Cover Band looks at life's disappointments through the eyes of aspiring musicians, The Silhouettes. The band nearly made it with their original material. Now they're on the bottom rung of a very shonky ladder to nowhere special, stuck in a rut playing other people's music.

Remember what John Clarke did with the Fred Dagg interviews in the mid-1970s? In Short Poppies, Rhys Darby lovingly pays homage to one of his comedic heroes and the genre of the spoof-interview, teaming up with David Farrier to present in each episode a day in the life of an 'ordinary' New Zealander.

TVNZ's first show from its million dollar, branded content initiative,Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars, will screen next year. The heart-warming reality series will follow the astonishing journey of rescue dogs given a new lease on life with top animal trainer Mark Vette and his team.

Returning shows -

The fifth season of  MasterChef New Zealand  will tempt taste buds and serve up another sizzling series of New Zealand's favourite local cooking show, but with a new multi-night format, double the contestants and twice the spice.

Viewers will also welcome all-new episodes of  Agent AnnaOffspringThe FollowingHouse HusbandsA Place to Call HomeMr SelfridgePerson of InterestScandal , and  Call the Midwife .


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