Family Confidential, ABC1, 8.00pm
The Nolls. Shannon Noll grew up on his family’s 100-year-old farm in Condobolin NSW with two brothers. In 2001 a freak accident killed their father which triggered a series of events including his success on Australian Idol.
The Straits, ABC1, 8.30pm
Set to be one of the big Aussie dramas of the year. When Harry, the head of a family of modern day smugglers, reveals his unexpected succession plan it sparks conflict in the family. Without his father’s knowledge Noel sets up a methamphetamine lab in PNG.
Desperate Housewives, Seven, 8.30pm
Final season. Susan, Gaby, Bree, Lynette and Carlos must dispose of the body of Gaby’s evil stepfather, but feelings of guilt begin to overcome them. As Lynette and Tom are grappling with their disintegrating marriage, a sexy, new neighbour moves to town and he’s Renee’s first order of business. Susan discovers a dangerously thrilling way to help ease her guilt over being an accessory to murder. Meanwhile, Bree learns an interesting tidbit about her new lover Detective Chuck’s past.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nine
New season premiere. As CSI and the FBI work together to solve the murder of a gunrunner working for a private defence firm, they discover that hundreds of very dangerous black market weapons may be out on the street.
Kings Cross ER, CI, 7.30pm AEDT
New sreries premiere. Set in one of the busiest and most unique emergency departments in the country, the world-class St Vincent’s Hospital is just a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s pumping CBD and its entertainment underbelly, Kings Cross. The ER’s proximity to the heart of the city and to its darker side provides both sheer volume of cases and an eye-opening reality for the most diverse patient population of any emergency department in Australia. It’s the place where John Ibrahim was treated after he was shot, where Marianne Faithfull was treated after her heroin overdose, where James Packer landed when he was flung from his horse, where Kerry Packer came after his heart attack. Through its doors come rock stars, celebrities, billionaire moguls, captains of industry and the homeless. All are in need of urgent care. An extraordinary team of doctors, nurses and specialist consultants pull together to perform lifesaving surgery. They treat multiple stab wounds, gunshot injuries, alcohol-fuelled head traumas, drug overdoses, car crash casualties and everything in between. There’s nothing this high-calibre team can’t handle. The work is exhilarating and exhausting; the pace, relentless. St Vincent’s Hospital is a crossroads of humanity at its best and worst, a window into a world of medicine that is fascinating, challenging and uplifting.