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The Best Television New Zealand TV Shows

Updated November 13, 2018 1.6k votes 394 voters 35.6k views79 items

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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    The Almighty Johnsons

    Emmett Skilton, Timothy Balme

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Television comedy, Drama, Comedy, Fantasy

    The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was...  more
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    Outrageous Fortune

    Antony Starr, Grant Bowler

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July...  more
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    Police Ten 7

    Police Ten 7 is a New Zealand reality television show, produced by Screentime with the...  more
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    61
    24

    This Is Not My Life

    Charles Mesure, John Bach

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

    This Is Not My Life is a 2010 New Zealand television mystery thriller airing on Television New...  more
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    800 Words

    Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy

    800 Words (Seven Network, 2015), stylised as "800 words", is an Australian–New Zealand...  more
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    The Cult

    Renato Bartolomei, Latham Gaines

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller

    The Cult is a New Zealand serial drama television series in which a group of people try to...  more
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    Westside

    Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour

    Premiered31 May 2015

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    Strassman

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    21
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    Diplomatic Immunity

    Lesley-Ann Brandt, Craig Parker

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Diplomatic Immunity is a New Zealand comedy that follows the misadventures at the consulate of...  more
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    Step Dave

    Sia Trokenheim, Jono Kenyon

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Romance

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    The Insider's Guide To Happiness

    Madeleine Sami, Paolo Rotondo

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Insiders Guide To Happiness is a New Zealand drama series that explores the lives of a...  more
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    Saturday Disney

    Vicki Lin

    Premiered2004

    Saturday Disney was a New Zealand Saturday morning children's series. The last episode aired...  more
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    Sensing Murder

    Rebecca Gibney

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Drama, Documentary, Reality television

    Sensing Murder is a television series in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, in...  more
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    The Unauthorised History of New Zealand

    The Unauthorised History of New Zealand is a New Zealand comedic history talk show series that...  more
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    Play School

    Brooke Satchwell, Jay Laga'aia

    Premiered1966

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series

    Play School is an Australian Gold Logie award-winning educational television show for children...  more
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    Million Dollar Catch

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    Play School

    Play School was a New Zealand educational television show for children. It was based on the...  more
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    10
    7

    20/20

    Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir

    Premiered1978

    Genres (Tv)News, News magazine

    20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6,...  more

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    #14 of 66 The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series#140 of 389 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

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    Shortland Street Secrets

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    Duggan

    John Bach

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Duggan was a TVNZ police drama from 1997, featuring New Zealand actor John Bach as Detective...  more
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    14
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    Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson

    Eye to Eye with Willie Jackson or more simply Eye to Eye was a New Zealand current affairs...  more
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    60 Minutes is the name of a television newsmagazine show previously broadcast in New Zealand...  more
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    Jackson's Wharf

    Stephen Whittaker, Sara Wiseman

    Premiered1999

    Jackson's Wharf was a New Zealand television series created by Gavin Strawhan and Rachel Lang....  more
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    NZ Smashes Guinness World Records

    Marc Ellis

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

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    Eating Media Lunch was a satirical New Zealand news show hosted by Jeremy Wells. It aired on...  more