Tonight in HD: August 30
Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫
Chandler finds out who Monica really wanted to be with on the night they became lovers; Ross is furious after Rachel teaches Ben practical jokes.
Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫
Phoenix suffers to keep Chris happy; Brooke goes it alone; Lana misses out.
Under the Grill (TV3, 8.00) ✫✫
Sean tests potential head chefs, and ongoing construction delays bringing the project to breaking point.
Chef on a Mission (TV One, 8.30) ✫✫✫
At Bendigo sheep station in Central Otago, chef Simon Gault joins a shearing gang and cooks the crew a three-course dinner to remember.
As Mark, Callie and Arizona’s baby drama continues, Meredith discovers her eyesight is failing due to her fertility treatments. Review: Unreality Shout.
NCIS (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) ✫✫
The team works with the deputy district attorney to find a missing Navy petty officer who is the only witness in a murder trial. Review: Boom Tron.
Private Practice (TV2, 9.30) ✫✫
The Oceanside doctors are divided when an expectant couple wishes to put their ill-fated baby’s eggs to future use.
Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (TV3, 9.30) ✫✫
Rove’s Hamish and Andy broadcast their gap year trip to America from a makeshift studio in a Brooklyn factory in front of a live audience.
Nothing Trivial (TV One, 11.00, R) ✫✫
Mac fears for Catherine’s mum when an old reprobate hits town; Brian wants to get rid of an interloper – but is it too late to save Emma?
Medium (TV3, 11.15, 5.1, R) ✫✫
What seems like a standard missing person’s case becomes more and more complicated as Allison begins to suspect that the missing mother may be a victim of her peculiar children.
Cold Case (TV One, 12.00, R) ✫✫