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8:30pm Monday, January 7 on TV2

When estranged couple Meryl and Paul Morgan witness a murder, the FBI places them in witness protection in Wyoming until the killer is caught. The warring couple must stay with the aging sheriff and his gun-toting wife. Although their New York ways clash against those of the West, having some time out of the city may be just what the doctor ordered – as long as the killer doesn’t catch up with them first!

7:00pm Sunday, January 6 on TV2

In this TV2 premiere Balthazar Blake, a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan, tries to defend the city from his arch-nemesis Maxim Horvath. Realising he can’t do it alone he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden magical potential. Reluctant trainee Dave must muster all his courage if he is to save and girl, save the city and become the sorcerer’s apprentice.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina.

9:55pm Saturday, January 5 on TV2

Chantastic Saturday continues with Jackie Chan’s First Strike. Jackie plays a cop who participates in a sting operation on an international spy-ring. When one of the spy’s gets away, Jackie is ordered to apprehend him. This leads our hero all over the globe starting with the villian’s sister in Australia.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Jackson Liu and Annie Wu.

7:40pm Saturday, January 5 on TV2

Saturday nights have been taken over by Jackie Chan!

First up in TV2’s Chantastic Saturdays series is comedy favourite Shanghai Noon. Chan plays Chon Wang a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China who must journey to America to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pei Pei. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from his group and soon finds himself with an unlikely partner – Roy O’Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur.

5:30pm Saturday, January 5 on TV2

When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement. The Ghostbusters discover that New York is once again headed for supernatural doom, with a river of ectoplasmic slime bubbling beneath the city and an ancient sorcerer attempting to possess Dana’s baby.

Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.

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Fresh

10:00am Saturday, January 5 on TV2

Fresh is returning for an all new season. NRL stars Jared Hayne and Krisnan Inu, Reggae singer Swiss and soul diva Aaradnah are just a few of the iconic Islanders taking over the hosting reigns this year.

This week we follow Swiss on his journey to the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga! The Pani’s are back with more advice as well as ‘iBLOG’ and a number of brand spanking new segments.

7:30pm Friday, December 28 on TV2

Sauron, the dark lord awakens and threatens to conquer Middle-earth. To stop this ancient evil once and for all, Frodo Baggins must destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Men, a wizard, an Elf and a Dwarf form a fellowship to help him on his quest, and so Frodo sets off from the Shire with his best friends Sam, Merry and Pippin on an unforgettable journey.

Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.

10:45pm Wednesday, December 26 on TV2

The action packed mid-season finale of this post-apocalyptic zombie thriller shows that our band of survivors don’t just have ‘walkers’ to content with. In this episode, the people of Woodbury prove they are just as sinister. Rick, Daryl, Michonne and Oscar decide to invade Woodbury to rescue Glenn and Maggie. Michonne sneaks away to the Governor’s quarters where she ends up facing the Governor himself and his infected daughter. Daryl and Merle will also face their toughest challenge yet against an angry Woodbury mob.

Missed an episode of The Walking Dead? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

5:01pm Wednesday, December 26 on TV2

In New Orleans, an African-American girl named Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant. Her best friend Charlotte is a privileged girl whose wealthy father employs Tiana’s mother as a dressmaker. When Charlotte’s family hosts a party for Prince Naveen Dr. Facilier, an expert in black magic, turns the visiting royal into a frog. The now amphibious Naveen convinces Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell, and if she obliges him he’ll provide the money she needs to open her dream eatery. However, their kiss not only fails to turn him back into a human, it also transforms Tiana into a frog!

Featuring the voice talent of Anika Noni Rose, Keith David and Oprah Winfrey.

7:00pm Sunday, December 23 on TV2

Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old moneylender views Christmas with contempt. He refuses to visit his cheerful nephew Fred, at his Christmas dinner party, and forces his underpaid employee Bob Cratchit to beg to take Christmas day off to spend his own family. However on Christmas eve Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who warn him that he will suffer a terrible fate if he does not give up his greedy ways.

Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth star in this Christmas classic.