This Weekend in HD: June 18-19
America’s Next Great Restaurant (TV3, 4.00)
Season finale: The three finalists tap into the knowledge they’ve gained from the series to launch their restaurants for a soft opening.
Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00)
Farmers become weekend cowboys as their cutting horses hit the arena.
ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00)
The apprentices are put through their paces aboard game fishing boats where the pressures of tough skippers, rampaging marlin and a blocked toilet soon show up their weaknesses.
Let’s Get Inventin’ (TV2, 5.00)
Melanie Puckett from Ashburton creates a perilous game called the Human Skeet Shoot: the 12-year-old’s bungee-powered catapult will hurl kids into a deep-water swimming hole while a team of sharp-shooting kids armed with bazookas aim for them with high-speed tomato missiles.
Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30)
As tensions rise, the girls ponder the true nature of evil; Aria views the school play as an opportunity to get closer to Ezra, but will her plan backfire?
Joey (TV2, 6.30, R)
Joey and Gina’s very wealthy and pretentious sister comes to visit. Christina Ricci guest stars.
Chef Michael Van De Elzen attempts to create healthy, restaurant-quality fish and chips to sell from his Bedford truck at a campsite in Mangawhai Heads.
Modern Family (TV3, 7.00, 5.1)
The Middle (TV2, 7.30)
Brick wants his independence from being Frankie’s weekend errand boy and pleads with her to let him stay home alone; Axl tries to grow a beard – with mixed results. What the critics say: Unreality Shout.
CSI: Miami (TV3, 9.30, 5.1)
When a fisherman narrowly escapes death, the CSIs have to dodge bullets to keep him alive and find out who’s after him. What the critics say: CSI Files.
The Good Wife (TV3, 10.25, 5.1)
Will and Alicia defend a man accused of murdering his father, but they fear their client isn’t getting a fair trial because of the judge’s biased attitude. What the critics say: Wall Street Journal, AV Club, Entertainment Weekly.