TV3 has just issued this statement regarding the scheduling of the new crime series Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud:
Due to concerns about the scheduled date and time of Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud, TV3 has announced changes to the August schedules that also affect the launches of new series Rocked the Nation 3 – 100 NZ Sporting Moments and The Borgias.
– Rocked the Nation 3 – 100 NZ Sporting Moments will now premiere at 8.30pm, Wednesday 17 August.
– Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud will now premiere at 9.30pm, Wednesday 17 August.
– The Borgias, TV3’s new international drama series, which was to screen Wednesdays at 9.30pm from August 17th will screen at a later date.
– On Wednesday 10 August, TV3 will screen Destroyed in Seconds at 7.30pm, Worst Animal Nightmares at 8pm and a comedy special will play at 8.30pm.
Director of Programming Kelly Martin says:
“It is disappointing to be making these changes so close to the original broadcast dates, but for a broad range of reasons we feel that this is the right decision.”