MediaJune 22, 2018

Not even kidding, the Spinoff TV debuts TONIGHT


Our first TV show premieres on Three at 9.45pm – here’s what to expect

Two years after writing the headline “Good news: TV is dead”, The Spinoff has been forced to expediently concede that its obituary came a little early.

Straight after the celebrated New Zealand institution that is 7 Days, we internet urchins will appear in your lounges for a half hour of chaos.

Hosts Alex Casey and Leonie Hayden will be your spirit guides throughout, talking you through the week as we saw it, and introducing the people who’ll make our show over the next 16 (!) weeks. They include José Barbosa, Ra Pomare, Angella Dravid, Thom Sainsbury, James Mustapic and Fricken Dangerous Bro, all of whom will feature heavily throughout the series.

The first episode features:

  • analysis of all the over-excited waiting the media went through while Jacinda Ardern laboured at Auckland Hospital
  • an attempt to repossess Auckland’s golf courses
  • brown dudes reviewing bath bombs, the whitest consumer product on the market
  • a brave correspondent going undercover at a high society party trying to track down his long lost undies
  • a whole lot more

It’s very exciting and very frightening, and we hope you like it. Here’s an on-air promo and a review of New Zealand’s third most popular show, Dog Squad, to help get you into your zone.

Thanks to NZ on Air.

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Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

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