Warner Bros. Discovery reveals 2024 line-up

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has revealed its 2024 plans for New Zealand audiences on ThreeNow and Three, headlined by a new news and current affairs show.

The new 7pm show, which starts early next year, will be hosted by Newshub’s Ryan Bridge. 

“It’s an absolute privilege to front this brand-new show,” says Bridge. “Live news interviews are returning to 7pm on ThreeNow and Three and I can’t wait to show New Zealand what we have planned. Expect lively debate, context around the day’s big stories and both local and international guests.”

“The show will tackle the big conversations – conversations that connect us – and conversations you won’t want to miss,” says Sarah Bristow, Senior Director News, Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ. “We’ll challenge, provoke, entertain, spark emotion and drive a live conversation with our audience. The show will be gutsy, courageous and won’t shy away from the hard topics.” 

Morning show AM returns, co-hosted by Melissa Chan-Green and her new co-host Lloyd Burr, while Paddy Gower Has Issues returns, hosted by this year’s NZTV Awards News and Current Affairs Presenter of the Year Patrick Gower and Entertainment Presenter of the Year Karen O’Leary.  Newshub Late, Newshub Nation and The Hui will also return in 2024. 

Warner Bros. Discovery has also announced several premium international titles for 2024 on ThreeNow, New Zealand’s fastest growing streaming platform.

These include global hit Nightsleeper, a drama told in real time featuring passengers trapped on a train from Glasgow to London, and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, based on the New York Times number one best seller, which follows a smart and single-minded woman (Emma Myers), determined to solve the murder of a local schoolgirl. 

Compelling new Australian series Paper Dolls follows the meteoric rise and fall of a fictional girl band Harlow, while popular Australian actress Asher Keddie returns to the screen in Strife, from the producer of Big Little Lies.

Kiwi shows are also in the line-up for 2024, including Friends Like Her, set in post-earthquake Kaikoura, and Madam, a dramedy Starring Australian actress Rachel Griffiths and Kiwi actor Martin Henderson. 

Vince, written and starring Jono Pryor, is the story of a television presenter who is the nation’s ‘father’, while Happiness is a musical set in Taranaki which is New Zealand’s answer to Glee. n00b, set in Gore in 2005,  follows five Kiwi teenagers who use the newly invented internet to escape their depressing everyday realities.

Documentaries coming out in 2024 include the true crime series Black Coast Vanishings which explores the disappearance of six people at Piha Beach, Live and Let Dai, which follows the raw and emotional journey of comedian and presenter Dai Henwood as he faces his battle with stage four cancer, and Patrick Gower: On The Climate Crisis. 

Married At First Sight New Zealand is also back on our screens after a four-year break, building on the massively popular MAFS Australia which returns for the 11th season. The Traitors NZ is also returning for a second season hosted by Paul Henry. 

Comedy shows 7 Days, Guy Montgomery’s Guy Mont Spelling Bee and New Zealand Today return, along with docuseries including David Lomas Investigates as well as new seasons of Match Fit, Nadia’s Farm and Wild Heroes. 

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