The new TVNZ U guide

Here’s the guide for the new TVNZ U channel, launching March 13:

Sunday 13 March  

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu 

            7.00 pm Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody U.S 
            Can host Leon Logothetis make it across the U.S. living on just $5 per day? Join him as he preys upon people’s good natures to provide him with food, clothing, shelter & transportation. 

            7.30 pm Worlds Apart 
            Goodbye iPod, hello jungle. Each week a different family is sent to live with and adjust to a new lifestyle in a foreign country. 

            8.30 pm Jasmine tv 
            Each month one lucky viewer wins the chance to choose what we play in this timeslot. This month it’s Jasmine – To enter visit tvnz.co.nz/u 

            10.30 pm Ginx: Game Face  
            Hosted by Julia Hardy each show features reviews, news and previews on what’s hot, and what’s not, in the global video gaming culture. 

            11.00 pm Rehab: Party At The Hard Rock Hotel  
            Go behind the scenes of the ultimate Vegas pool party. The beautiful, the tattooed, the rich and the famous – everyone gets down at Rehab. 

            12.00 am Closedown 

Monday 14 March  

            12.00 pm Jasmine tv 
            Each month one lucky viewer wins the chance to choose what we play in this timeslot. This month it’s Jasmine – To enter visit tvnz.co.nz/u 

            2.00 pm Ginx: Game Face  
            Hosted by Julia Hardy each show features reviews, news and previews on what’s hot, and what’s not, in the global video gaming culture. 

            2.30 pm Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody U.S
            Can host Leon Logothetis make it across the U.S. living on just $5 per day? Join him as he preys upon people’s good natures to provide him with food, clothing, shelter & transportation. 

            3.00 pm Worlds Apart 
            Goodbye iPod, hello jungle. Each week a different family is sent to live with and adjust to a new lifestyle in a foreign country. 

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu  

            7.00 pm One Big Happy Family  
            Meet The Coles, a big happy family who, after shocking news from their doctor decide, to battle their obesity together. 

            7.30 pm Random1  
            A passionate group of good samaritans search the streets of America looking for people in need of a little help and to prove that it doesn’t take much to turn people’s lives around. 

            8.30 pm Sports Unlimited  
            Sports Unlimited covers everything from the extreme to the alternative and plain bizarre. Featuring snowboarding, free skiing, in-line skating, skateboarding, white-water sports, and adventure racing. 

            9.30 pm Kings Of Nitro  
            Kings Of Nitro follows the adventures of drag racer and European custom motorbike supremo Urs Erbacher and his team of tattooed nitro-heads as they aim to become European drag racing champions. 

            10.30 pm Ginx: Faster  
            For petrol-heads, speed-freaks and racing obsessed, ‘Faster’ takes you on a high-octane ride through the world of racing games. 

            11.00 pm Manswers  
            Which bass frequency causes maximum booty bounce? What’s the hardest day of the year to score with a babe? Manswers answers all of the burning questions guys have been dying to ask. 

            11.30 pm Rude Tube  
            The most hilarious, freakish, rude and sexy videos from all over the Internet. 

            12.00 am Closedown 

Tuesday 15 March  

            12.00 pm Sports Unlimited  
            Sports Unlimited covers everything from the extreme to the alternative and plain bizarre. Featuring snowboarding, free skiing, in-line skating, skateboarding, white-water sports, and adventure racing. 

            1.00 pm Kings Of Nitro  
            Kings Of Nitro follows the adventures of drag racer and European custom motorbike supremo Urs Erbacher and his team of tattooed nitro-heads as they aim to become European drag racing champions. 

            2.00 pm Ginx: Faster  
            For petrol-heads, speed-freaks and racing obsessed, ‘Faster’ takes you on a high-octane ride through the world of racing games. 

            2.30 pm One Big Happy Family  
            Meet The Coles, a big happy family who, after shocking news from their doctor decide, to battle their obesity together. 

            3.00 pm Random1  
            A passionate group of good samaritans search the streets of America looking for people in need of a little help and to prove that it doesn’t take much to turn people’s lives around. 

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu 

            7.00 pm Super Agents 
            Nine sports agents compete to be selected as the new agent for defensive lineman Shaun Cody. Each week one agent will be eliminated. 

            7.30 pm Switched Up  
            Two people from different parts of the U.S. switch lives and inhabit each other’s daily routine.  

            8.30 pm The Buried Life  
            Four guys set out with a list of 100 extreme, hilarious and unlikely dreams to achieve before they die, and for every goal they achieve they’ll help a stranger achieve one on theirs. 

            9.00 pm Knockout Sportsworld  
            Knockout Sportsworld features some of the world’s most spectacular sports knockouts. 

            9.30 pm Take Me To The Edge  
            Five adults travel to different parts of the world, where they experience local rites of passage – including running through fire, drinking blood from a cow’s neck & climbing into a swarm of bees. 

            10.30 pm Ginx: Gamesport  
            Welcome to the world of sports based Video games! Each week we’ll show you the hottest simulators & emulators around & get you up and out of your seat with the best in motion-based gaming. 

            11.00 pm Manswers  
            Which bass frequency causes maximum booty bounce? What’s the hardest day of the year to score with a babe? Manswers answers all of the burning questions guys have been dying to ask. 

            11.30 pm Secrets Of Aspen  
            Follow the lives of six single women who live in the resort town of Aspen, Colorado. A playground for the rich and famous, there is no better place for a single woman looking for love.  

            12.00 am Closedown 

Wednesday 16 March  

            12.00 pm The Buried Life  
            Four guys set out with a list of 100 extreme, hilarious and unlikely dreams to achieve before they die, and for every goal they achieve they’ll help a stranger achieve one on theirs. 

            12.30 pm Knockout Sportsworld  
            Knockout Sportsworld features some of the world’s most spectacular sports knockouts. 

            1.00 pm Take Me To The Edge  
            Five adults travel to different parts of the world, where they experience local rites of passage – including running through fire, drinking blood from a cow’s neck & climbing into a swarm of bees. 

            2.00 pm Ginx: Gamesport  
            Welcome to the world of sports based Videogames! Each week we’ll show you the hottest simulators & emulators around & get you up out of your seat with the best in motion-based gaming. 

            2.30 pm Super Agents 
            Nine sports agents compete to be selected as the new agent for defensive lineman Shaun Cody. Each week one agent will be eliminated. 

            3.00 pm Switched Up  
            Two people from different parts of the U.S. switch lives and inhabit each other’s daily routine.  

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu  

            7.00 pm Hotter Than My Daughter 
            The mums are hot and the daughters are not! Tune in to watch mums and their offspring get makeovers. 

            7.30 pm Junk Raiders  
            Five construction and design professionals team up to go through dumps to find still-useful items in the ultimate salvage challenge: transform an old factory space into a trendy, live/work space. 

            8.30 pm The Pick Up Artist  
            Eight hapless suitors learn the art of seduction from a modern Don Juan in this extraordinary competitive ‘how-to’ series. 

            9.30 pm Stag  
            A film crew follows stags on their bachelor parties and then the footage is shown to the brides to be – can their relationships endure, or have too many lines been crossed? 

            10.00 pm Dating The Enemy  
            When it comes to love there are certain types we’d never date. But is this justified, or could we be missing out on the love of our life? Dating the Enemy puts our prejudices to the test. 

            10.30 pm Ginx: Ginx Files  
            The latest news, reviews and previews on what’s hot and what’s not in gaming. 

            11.00 pm Manswers  
            Which bass frequency causes maximum booty bounce? What’s the hardest day of the year to score with a babe? Manswers answers all of the burning questions guys have been dying to ask. 

            11.30 pm People’s Book Of Records 
            Filmed on location around Britain, this series offers everyday people the chance to be champions. 

            12.00 am Closedown 

Thursday 17 March  

            12.00 pm The Pick Up Artist  
            Eight hapless suitors learn the art of seduction from a modern Don Juan in this extraordinary competitive ‘how-to’ series. 

            1.00 pm Stag  
            A film crew follows stags on their bachelor parties and then the footage is shown to the brides to be – can their relationships endure, or have too many lines been crossed? 

            1.30 pm Dating The Enemy  
            When it comes to love there are certain types we’d never date. But is this justified, or could we be missing out on the love of our life? Dating the Enemy puts our our prejudices to the test. 

            2.00 pm Ginx: Ginx Files  
            The latest news, reviews and previews on what’s hot and what’s not in gamming. 

            2.30 pm Hotter Than My Daughter 
            The mums are hot and the daughters are not!  Tune in to watch mums and their offspring get makeovers. 

            3.00 pm Junk Raiders  
            Five construction and design professionals team up to go through dumps to find still-useful items in the ultimate salvage challenge: transform an old factory space into a trendy, live/work space. 

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu 

            7.00 pm TV Made Me Do It 
            Meet ordinary people who have been inspired to change their lives by what they’ve seen on TV. From chasing tornadoes, to hunting bad guys, to coming out of the closet to their closest friends, because… TV made them do it. 

            7.30 pm Stop Treating Me Like A Kid  
            Eight 16 year olds undergo the ultimate rite of passage – living alone without any support from mum or dad. 

            8.30 pm Australian Princess  
            Twelve very ordinary Aussie girls battle it out to win thousands of dollars in prize money and the chance to be crowned Australia’s Princess! 

            9.30 pm G Girls  
            Follow the team behind Glamour Magazine as they search for the hottest new talent, hit the cities that create the best fashion and check out the latest must haves. 

            10.00 pm Talk To The Hand! 
            An extremely addictive comedy video mash-up show. 

            10.30 pm Ginx: Games Evolved  
            Take a look at the biggest, best and most notorious gaming franchises and trends around.  

            11.00 pm Manswers  
            Which bass frequency causes maximum booty bounce? What’s the hardest day of the year to score with a babe? Manswers answers all of the burning questions guys have been dying to ask. 

            11.30 pm No Signal   
            No Signal pokes fun at American TV, covering everything from infomercials to game shows. 

            12.00 am Closedown 

Friday 18 March  

            12.00 pm Australian Princess   
            Twelve very ordinary Aussie girls battle it out to win thousands of dollars in prize money and the chance to be crowned Australia’s Princess! 

            1.00 pm G Girls  
            Follow the team behind Glamour Magazine as they search for the hottest new talent, hit the cities that create the best fashion and check out the latest must haves. 

            1.30 pm Talk To The Hand!
            An extremely addictive comedy video mash-up show. 

            2.00 pm Ginx: Games Evolved  
            Take a look at the biggest, best and most notorious gaming franchises and trends around. Look at their development & see how they have evolved. 

            2.30 pm TV Made Me Do It 
            Meet ordinary people who have been inspired to change their lives by what they’ve seen on TV. From chasing tornados, to hunting bad guys, to coming out of the closet to their closest friends, because… TV made them do it. 

            3.00 pm Stop Treating Me like A Kid  
            Eight 16 year olds undergo the ultimate rite of passage – living alone without any support from mum or dad. 

            4.00 pm U live
            Music videos, giveaways, surprise guests and more…U live is interactive, live and on every day! Connect with the U live app to take part facebook.com/tvnzu 

            7.00 pm Fresh 
            Fresh kicks off this week with presenters Adeaze who host the show from Samoa. Plus, you’ll get to meet the young pacific actors from the movie Matariki. 

            8.00 pm Hollyscoop  
            Hollyscoop is TV’s hottest new entertainment program for all things Hollywood. Each juicy, star-studded episode brings viewers the latest in celebrity news, fashion, movies, music, gossip and more! 

            8.30 pm Britain’s Missing Top Model  
            Eight young disabled women find out what it takes to be a model – but which of them will win a photo shoot and appear in a top fashion magazine? 

            9.30 pm Mission Beach USA  
            Eight British teenagers tackle sun, sea and survival in the real life OC, training at the San Diego Junior Lifeguard School. 

            10.00 pm Crusty’s Dirt Demons
            Hold on tight for a wild ride through the radical world of the Crusty Demons and meet young riders who will risk it all to join the ranks of these infamous daredevils. 

            10.30 pm Ginx: That Hollywood Thing 
            A weekly look into the link between the latest blockbuster movies and the latest blockbuster video games. 

            11.00 pm Manswers  
            Which bass frequency causes maximum booty bounce? What’s the hardest day of the year to score with a babe? Manswers answers all of the burning questions guys have been dying to ask. 

            11.30 pm Snog, Marry, Avoid?
            The world’s first make-under show, which strips fake obsessed girls of their hair extensions and tan-addicted boys of their bronzer, transforming them into natural hotties. 

            12.00 am Closedown 

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  • Bogues

    Surely this is not the real guide? Everything (except ulive) seems to be a reality show. Is this what we gave up Kidszone for? (and why couldn’t they keep kidszone between 6am and midday)

  • reece_555

    This lineup is nothing like I thought it would be, I was thinking it would be like the Nine Networks Go!, this channel poses little threat to any channel.

  • Red Nicholson

    Looks like a bunch of MTV knockoffs, really :/

  • reece_555

    lol yes MTV knockoffs not actual MTV stuff maybe its sourced from Canada.

  • openmedia

    Underwhelmed. And I agree why not give Kidszone 6am – Midday

  • JDC

    Wow this line up is really average.

  • David Finch

    Can there really be any demand anywhere for these shows? Will anyone, of any age, miss then if they never screen? I agree with the other comments above.  Bring back Kidzone – and no, don’t just squeeze it into the daylight hours of TVNZ7, a compromise no-one wants.  

     

     

  • Logan

    Being over the age of seven .I hated kidzone and never watched tvnz 6 as it just featured shows for toodlers and reruns of old tvnz shows no one cared for.. I agree the lineup looks terrible , not what i was hopeing for at all. The only thing i’d watch is the gaming show . You’d think they would be able to afford some decent shows ?