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Shortland Street on a 7two hiatus until February

January 5th, 2015 at 05:31am

One of my guilty pleasures is the often comical New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Of late, 7two has been airing it roughly 31 months behind New Zealand television (and catching up slowly, I think) with episodes from May 2012 airing in the last few weeks.

Unfortunately as 7two will be filled with tennis for most of the day for the next four weeks, Shortland Street will not be on. The tennis tends not to clash with Shorty’s 9:30am airing in the AEDT timezone, but does in other timezones and so will not be airing, as this would cause some states to either be out-of-sync or miss out on episodes completely, and the overnight 4:30am-ish replay often clashes with 7two replaying old tennis matches.

For poor Dr. Chris Warner this means another month in prison while he waits to see if anyone can prove that he didn’t kill Hayley, and for me it means a month without such amusing low-budget shenanigans as the helicopter crash from the show’s 20th anniversary episodes which aired over the last few weeks on 7two.

Oh well, I suppose a month without Shortland Street gives me some extra time in my day to devote to other things, such as my dogs and this blog.

Update January 8: It looks like Shortland Street will be back a week earlier than I thought. January 26, Australia Day. I can’t thoroughly confirm this yet, but I’ll keep you posted. End Update
Update January 15: It is now confirmed by Seven’s advance schedules that Shortland Street returns on January 26 at 9:30am. The late night replay does not return in that week due to continued late night tennis replays. End Update


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  • 1. nbrettoner  |  January 5th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Good morning Samuel,

    It’s good to see that you will perhaps more time have to deliver daily delvings here; upon your blog. And of course, quite rightly so, the dogs take precedance.
    Thankyou for your blog entry concerning redundant analogue TV frequency spectrums. Most interestingly enlightening.

  • 2. hopefulau  |  January 5th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I thought I was the only one that watched it sometimes… miss the afternoons when it was on

  • 3. Samuel  |  January 5th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one watching it. It reminds me a bit of a German show called 112 Emergency which SBS ran about five years ago, except that 112 Emergency had a much lower budget and seemed to be incapable of making the scenes in which people did their jobs interact in any way with the soap opera storylines, making the show very clunky.

    I do hope to write more on here this year, but we’ll see how things go.


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