The popularity of Patrick Gower's On Weed series will see him return to Three next year with two new documentaries, alongside a slate of beloved homegrown content.
The Newshub journalist's investigative deep dive into cannabis culture became the highest rating free-to-air series of 2019 with Kiwi viewers aged 25 - 54. As well as revisiting the topic of marijuana, Gower has plans for a second programme about another issue facing New Zealanders.
"I actually cannot put into words how stoked I am to have the chance to do this again," Gower said in a statement.
"With the government releasing details of the plan for legislation just this week, it’s a perfect time to do another investigation on exactly how that would look in New Zealand.
"The topic for the other documentary is another big issue for Kiwis, I can’t say what it is except that it is something as a society we all need to deal with."
Local favourites Dancing With The Stars NZ, The Block NZ and Westside will also make their comeback on the 2020 line up of MediaWorks, who also owns Newshub.
Two new local drama series are also on the way. Head High is billed as a gritty look at the highly competitive world of secondary school rugby, while Lucy Lawless stars in new series Toke, which follows a group of kiwifruit workers who stumble across a strain of super weed.
In the comedy realm, local sitcoms Golden Boy and Mean Mums return for second seasons, while topical panel show 7 Days will be back for the US and NZ election seasons.