15 October 2012
New series of The Almighty Johnsons and 7 Days and a variety of new and returning TV programming is being supported by NZ On Air.
In the latest funding round a third season of The Almighty Johnsons has been supported for TV3 and 7 Days gets the green-light to return to the channel in 2013.
Other firm favourites making a comeback are the documentary series First Crossings for TV One, Polyfest 2013 for TV2, and Anzac Day commemorative programmes for both TV One and Māori TV.
New programming includes a satirical series showcasing the country's top comedic talent, The Best Bits, which has been funded for TV One.
A new documentary series, The Works, taking an insider's look at one of the country's oldest meat processing plants, has been funded for Prime.
ARTS, CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE
Anzac Day 2013, 1 x 180, Māori Television Service, Māori TV $100,000
Anzac Day National Commemorative Service 2013, 1 x 90, Television New Zealand, TV One $44,992
Polyfest 2013, 6 x 30, Television New Zealand, TV2 $251,257
7 Days 2013, 26 x 30, TV Works, TV3 $760,000
The Best Bits, 13 x 30, The Downlowconcept, TV One $385,280
First Crossings 2, 8 x 60, Eyeworks New Zealand, TV One $1,037,748
The Works, 1 x 60, Top Shelf Productions, Prime $120,266
What Makes Us Who We Are? (additional funding), Razor Films, TV One $58,000
The Almighty Johnsons 3, 13 x 60, South Pacific Pictures, TV3 $6,900,000
The Patriarch, 1 x 90, Jump Film and Television, Māori TV/Prime $250,000