Paul Henry's new show kicked off with much fanfare this morning, but reviews have been mixed.
The controversial host is fronting The Paul Henry Show on TV3, with Hilary Barry reading news, Jim Kayes fronting sport and Perlina Lau fronting social media coverage.
It is a new format for TV3, with the 6-9am show being simulcast on Radio Live.
Today's debut featured interviews with John Key, with Henry practically begging the Prime Minister to give him a story.
Henry also interviewed pregnant Kiwi singer Brooke Fraser, questioning her about morning sickness and gluten intolerance.
Though the show's early moments were patchy, some people took to Twitter to say it would get better and they'd keep watching.
Others called the show's format "awkward".
Some took aim at the show's odd camera angles and studio set-up, which features the presenters sitting around an oddly shaped desk in front of giant microphones.
Several commentators were more critical.
But many were glad to have Henry back on their TV screens.
Other TV3 personalities used the show as a platform to make jokes.
* nzherald.co.nz will have a full review of The Paul Henry Show later in the day. Check back for updated reports.