Paddy Gower Has Issues, The Traitors NZ, Married at First Sight NZ all return as part of Three's new season of shows

The return of Paddy Gower Has Issues, The Traitors NZ and Married at First Sight NZ and a drama set in post-earthquake Kaikoura all form part of Three and ThreeNow's brand-new season offerings, Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has announced. 

The second season of Gower's show comes just days after he was awarded the Best Presenter: Current Affairs at the New Zealand TV Awards and his show co-host Karen O'Leary was awarded Best Entertainment Presenter. 

Paul Henry will return as the host of a second series of The Traitors NZ, the series which pits the Faithful against the Traitors for a prize pot. And after four years off Kiwi screens, Married at First Sight New Zealand will return with a new set of hopefuls looking for love. The latest season of the phenomenally popular Australian version of the show will also screen in 2024. 

AM co-host Ryan Bridge will begin a new role as the host of Newshub's new 7pm news and current affairs show. The move will mean he will leave the couch presenting AM - Lloyd Burr will take his place as co-presenter with Melissa Chan-Green. 

Meanwhile, new local show Friends Like Her is set in post-earthquake Kaikoura and explores a friendship in turmoil when a surrogacy deal goes wrong. The series stars Kiwi talent Morgana O'Reilly, Tess Haubrich, Vinnie Bennett and Jarod Rawiri. 

Martin Henderson and Rachel Griffiths will feature in Madam, a dramedy centered around the true story of American mom Mack, who divorces her husband and starts an ethical brothel in Whangarei, New Zealand to provide for her family. 

Jono Pryor returns to Three and ThreeNow in Vince, the story of a television presenter who is the nation's "father" but who suffers a fall from grace. Happiness is a musical set in Taranaki which is New Zealand's answer to Glee, while n00b, set in Gore in 2005, follows five Kiwi teenagers who use the newly invented internet to escape their depressing everyday realities - Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ said the show was the Kiwi answer to the popular Netflix show Sex Education

True crime documentary series Black Coast Vanishings will explore the mysterious disappearance of six people at Piha Beach. All six have disappeared since 1992 and no traces have ever been found. 

Dai Henwood's emotional health journey will feature in Live and Let Dai, as he faces his battle with stage four cancer. 

And Patrick Gower: On... will get another run as the journalist will investigate climate change in Patrick Gower: On The Climate Crisis. 

Comedy shows 7 Days, Guy Montgomery's Guy Mont Spelling Bee and New Zealand Today will also return.  

Docuseries include the ever-popular David Lomas Investigates as well as new seasons of Match Fit, Nadia's Farm and Wild Heroes.  

Warner Bros. Discovery senior director of commissioning Vicki Keogh said it was a strong slate of New Zealand shows. 

"In 2024 we're bringing New Zealand audiences even more of the shows they love as we double down on our commitment to local content. We've got an incredible range of quintessentially Kiwi premium dramas, laugh out loud comedy, hard-hitting factual and documentary series and the hottest reality formats in the world. We've got something to appeal to everyone, delivered whenever, wherever, and however audiences choose to watch." 

A brand-new dedicated movie channel will also launch on ThreeNow. Fast-channel MovieSphere will debut as the only premium global movie channel offered by a major studio. The streaming channel already operates several Fast-channels, with WBTV Deadliest Catch, WBTV Motor Heads and West Family Sagas just being added to the lineup. 

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has also announced a series of new international titles for ThreeNow.  

Included among the shows are global hit Nightsleeper, a drama told in real time across six, nail-biting hours onboard a usually peaceful sleeper train; A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, based on the New York Times' number one best seller and bookTok sensation, follows a smart and single-minded woman (Emma Myers), who becomes determined to solve the murder of a local schoolgirl after growing convinced the police had pinned the case on the wrong person.   

Compelling new Australian series Paper Dolls follows the meteoric rise and fall of a fictional girl band Harlow and popular Australian actress Asher Keddie returns to the screen in Strife

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ unveiled a redesign of its ThreeNow streaming service, aimed at "offering audiences an enhanced viewing experience".  

The revamp includes all-new menus as well as five new live streaming channels.  

WBTV Paranormal, WBTV Reality, WBTV House Hunters International, WBTV True Crime and WBTV 90 Day Fiancé have all launched on the platform alongside channels Three, Bravo, Rush and eden.