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List of popular Television New Zealand shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Television New Zealand TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Television New Zealand TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Television New Zealand, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

List is made up of many different shows, including Dancing with the Stars and Shortland Street.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with Television New Zealand on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Television New Zealand TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Television New Zealand television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Television New Zealand network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Outrageous Fortune is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
_1441456623825 added Outrageous Fortune Antony Starr, Grant Bowler, Antonia Prebble Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal West family after ...more

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The Almighty Johnsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
ManoelRebeloAbranches added The Almighty Johnsons Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme, Dean O'Gorman The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and is produced by South Pacific Pictures and aired from 7 ...more

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Police Ten 7 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Police Ten 7 Police Ten 7 is a New Zealand reality television show, produced by Screentime with the assistance of the New Zealand Police for Television New Zealand's TV2. The show profiles wanted criminals ...more

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Step Dave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Franco added Step Dave Sia Trokenheim, Jono Kenyon, Rawiri Jobe

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This Is Not My Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
This Is Not My Life Charles Mesure, John Bach, Tania Nolan This Is Not My Life is a 2010 New Zealand television mystery thriller airing on Television New Zealand's TV ONE channel on Thursday nights. The program centres on Alec Ross, played by Charles ...more

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Cult Renato Bartolomei, Latham Gaines, Gareth Reeves The Cult is a New Zealand serial drama television series in which a group of people try to rescue their loved ones from a mysterious cult called Two Gardens. The Cult held the 8:30-9:30 spot on ...more

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Westside is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Franco added Westside Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove

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Strassman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Strassman

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Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby David McPhail^! Paul McLaughlin^! Jason Hoyte Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby is a satirical New Zealand television series, created and written by Danny Mulheron, Dave Armstrong and Tom Scott. It stars David McPhail as the titular Mr Gormsby, ...more

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Top Town is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Top Town Top Town was a New Zealand game show series where teams from different towns in New Zealand competed in various obstacle challenges against each other, along the lines of the earlier British ...more

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Go Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Franco added Go Girls Anna Hutchison, Jay Ryan, Matt Whelan Go Girls is a New Zealand comedy/drama television series that has been the subject of a US adaptation, whose first four seasons centered on four adult friends, three female and one male, living ...more

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The Unauthorised History of Ne... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Unauthorised History of New Zealand The Unauthorised History of New Zealand is a New Zealand comedic history talk show series that tells the "real truth" behind the history of New Zealand. Some of the archive footage ...more

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20/20 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
20/20 Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters 20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes ...more

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Diplomatic Immunity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Diplomatic Immunity Lesley-Ann Brandt, Craig Parker, John Leigh Diplomatic Immunity is a New Zealand comedy that follows the misadventures at the consulate of The Most Royal Kingdom of Feausi and a fallen New Zealand Foreign Affairs high-flier who has been ...more

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The Insider's Guide To Happine... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Insider's Guide To Happiness Madeleine Sami, Paolo Rotondo, Loren Horsley The Insiders Guide To Happiness is a New Zealand drama series that explores the lives of a group of six previously unconnected people. Each life is connected by a bizarre car accident, the ...more

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Sensing Murder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Sensing Murder Rebecca Gibney Sensing Murder is a television series in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, in which alleged psychics are asked to act as psychic detectives to help provide evidence that might be ...more

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Under the Mountain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Under the Mountain Roy Billing, David Weatherley, Bill Johnson Under the Mountain is an eight-part television series based on the novel of the same name written by Maurice Gee, first transmitted in 1981 and produced by Television New Zealand. Many of the ...more

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NZ Smashes Guinness World Reco... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
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Million Dollar Catch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Million Dollar Catch

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Duggan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Duggan John Bach Duggan was a TVNZ police drama from 1997, featuring New Zealand actor John Bach as Detective Inspector John Duggan and Fiona Mogridge as Ruth Duggan. Unlike other New Zealand police drama ...more

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Jase TV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Jase TV Jase TV was a short-lived New Zealand children's television show in which hosts Jason Gunn and Thingee introduced cartoons. It aired on TVNZ in 1992 and eventually led into The Son of a Gunn

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Play School is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Play School Brooke Satchwell, Jay Laga'aia, Justine Clarke Play School is an Australian Gold Logie award-winning educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is the longest-running children's show in ...more

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Saturday Disney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Saturday Disney Vicki Lin Saturday Disney was a New Zealand Saturday morning children's series. The last episode aired in 2006, with Studio 2 taking on the Saturday show, called Studio 2 Saturday which finished later ...more

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Radio with Pictures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Radio with Pictures Radio with Pictures was an early music video program, airing on New Zealand broadcaster TV2 from 1976 to 1989. "RadPix" aired as a weekly, late night series featuring adult and ...more

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Shortland Street Secrets is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Shortland Street Secrets

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Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson or more simply Eye to Eye was a New Zealand current affairs programme on TVNZ which looks at the main events from a Māori point of view. Willie Jackson, or back up ...more

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Gloss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Gloss Lisa Chappell, Andy Anderson, Ilona Rogers Gloss was a television drama series in New Zealand that screened from 1987 to 1990. The series was about a fictional publishing empire run by the Redfern family. It was a starting point for many ...more

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Mitre 10 Dream Home is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Mitre 10 Dream Home Mitre 10 Dream Home is a reality television series that screens on TV2 in New Zealand, originally presented by Jayne Kiely and, as of series 11, Simon Barnett. Two couples are challenged to turn ...more

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Eating Media Lunch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Eating Media Lunch Eating Media Lunch was a satirical New Zealand news show hosted by Jeremy Wells. It aired on TV 2 and online on TVNZ ondemand from 2003 to 2008. The show was frequently controversial during its

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Children of the Dog Star is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Children of the Dog Star Children of the Dog Star is a science fiction television program for children produced in New Zealand in 1984. It consists of six episodes of thirty minutes each. It was written by Ken Catran ...more

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Motorway Patrol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Motorway Patrol Motorway Patrol is a New Zealand observational documentary show created by Greenstone Pictures. The show follows the daily lives of police officers patrolling the motorways Series 16 is in ...more

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U live is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
U live U live is the flagship show of TVNZ U. It is a live show airing from 4pm - 7pm daily. The show features music, interviews, and other general interest content. Viewers are invited to participate ...more

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Intrepid Journeys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Intrepid Journeys Intrepid Journeys is a New Zealand television series, which screens on TV ONE in New Zealand and on Vibrant TV Network in the United States. Making its debut in 2003, the show focuses on New ...more

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The Lion Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Lion Man The Lion Man is a New Zealand television documentary series about a New Zealand big cat park called Zion Wildlife Gardens. The series was named after Craig Busch, the park's founder, who had ...more

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Play School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Play School Play School was a New Zealand educational television show for children. It was based on the British Play School show.

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Colonial House is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Colonial House Chloe Colonial House is an American reality series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Wall to Wall Television in the United Kingdom, following the success of The 1900 House, an exercise in ...more

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60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
60 Minutes 60 Minutes is the name of a television newsmagazine show previously broadcast in New Zealand on TV3. The show began in New Zealand in 1989 based on an American programme by the same name. The ...more

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The Rich List is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Rich List The Rich List is a TV ONE New Zealand television game show, which debuted on 23 June 2007 and screens at 8:30PM. The show is hosted by Jason Gunn and is produced by Imagination Television. A ...more

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Jackson's Wharf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Jackson's Wharf Stephen Whittaker, Sara Wiseman, Paul McLaughlin Jackson's Wharf was a New Zealand television series created by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang. Set in a fictional coastal town, the series told the story of a sibling rivalry between brothers ...more

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Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Ghost Hunt Colleen Clinkenbeard, Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious ...more

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The Zoo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
The Zoo The Zoo is an award winning New Zealand observational documentary series, made by Greenstone TV, that follows the lives of Auckland Zoo's animals and zookeepers. The series explores the new ...more

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Country Calendar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Country Calendar Country Calendar is a television series covering rural life in New Zealand. Established in March 1966 and screening every year since, it is New Zealand's longest-running television series. It is ...more

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Flat3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Franco added Flat3 Ally Xue, JJ Fong, Perlina Lau

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Mataku is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Mataku Renee O'Connor

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Miss Popularity is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Miss Popularity Vadim Dale

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Agenda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Agenda Agenda was an hour-long current affairs show in New Zealand. It screened at 10 am on Sundays on TV ONE. Its final host was Rawdon Christie with political interviews conducted by Guyon Espiner. ...more

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It's in the Bag is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
It's in the Bag It's in the Bag was a long-running New Zealand radio and, later, television game show. The show began on radio in 1954 and was hosted and directed by Selwyn Toogood. In the 1970s a television ...more

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Ride with the Devil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Ride with the Devil Angela Bloomfield, Andy Wong Ride with the Devil was a New Zealand drama which aired at 11pm on Tuesdays night on TVNZ's TV2. The story was about two great racing fans - Alex Mack and Lin Jin. Williams was a local kiwi ...more

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This Is Your Life is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
This Is Your Life Michael Aspel, Eamonn Andrews This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964, and then from 1969 ...more

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Back of the Y Masterpiece Tele... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows
Back of the Y Masterpiece Television Back Of The Y previously known as Back Of The Y Masterpiece Television is a cult New Zealand TV series, created by Chris Stapp and Matt Heath. Featuring such memorable characters as Randy ...more