The Throng Guide to post Easter 2012 Australian Free to Air TV Premiere and Return Dates.

Easter non-ratings for 2012 runs from April 1-14 this year, meaning many shows will be either off or in repeats during that time. But come the week after Easter non-ratings, and we a re set to be bombarded with choice for returning shows and premiering shows.

Updated April 15, 2012.

Alcatraz, Nine
Monday April 9, 8.30pm double episode. April 16 9.30pm/10.30pm depending on market.

Australia’s Got Talent, Seven
Monday April 16, 7.30pm. Then on Tuesday April 17 and Wednesday April 18 7.30pm

Beaconsfield, Nine
As predicted, Sunday April 22, 8.30pm

Bones, Seven
Back Sunday April 22, 8.30pm

Castle, Seven
Back Sunday April 22, 9.30pm

Celebrity Apprentice, Nine
Wednesday April 18 after The Block at 8pm. also Thursday April 19, 8pm.

Criminal Minds, Seven
Wednesday April 11, 8.30pm (but not April 18)

Dancing with the Stars, Seven
6.30pm Sunday April 15

Downton Abbey, Seven
Won’t be Sunday April 22, or even Sunday nights at all, unless Seven hold off until the remain episodes of Bones air – which would put Downton airing from June.

Glee, Ten
Thursday April 12, 7.30pm

Good Christian Bitches, Seven
Due to low ratings in the US, Seven will most likely not play this on the main channel.

Masterchef Season 4, Ten
6.30pm Sunday April 29 most likely

NCIS, Ten
New episodes from Tuesday April 17, 8.30pm

Offspring, Ten
Confirmed Wednesday April 18, 8.30pm

Once Upon a Time, Seven
Possible for Wednesday April 18 (but isn’t! – maybe the following week? Plenty of ads on Seven for it now)

Packed to the Rafters, Seven
Tuesday April 17, 8.30pm

Parenthood, Seven
8.30 Tuesday April 10, then back to 9.30 after Rafters April 17

Revenge, Seven
April 16, 9.00pm.

Survivor: One World, Nine
Nine would be doing fans a great injustice if they don’t start playing it in the week after Easter on either Nine or GO! – they’ll need either double episodes or play two per week to catch up though. In the US, the merge has already happened, and there’s less then two months until finale.

The Amazing Race Australia, Seven
Not likely until May

The Big Bang Theory, Nine
Next new episode Tuesday April 17, 9.00pm-ish (after The Voice, so start time will be later).

The Biggest Loser Finale, Ten
Possibly Monday April 30, 8.30pm

The Block, Nine
7pm Monday April 16. Continues weeknights 7pm

The Farmer Wants a Wife, Nine
Surely not until later in the year or face reality overload on Nine. After The Olympics?

The Voice, Nine
Confirmed 6.30pm Sunday April 15. Then airs Monday April 16, 8pm and Tuesday April 17. 7.30pm with three nights of Blind Auditions.

Titanic mini series, Seven.
Wednesday April 18, 8.30pm

Touch, Ten
Confirmed Sunday April 22, 8.30pm

Tricky Business, Nine
Sunday April 29 is our latest pick for this one. 8.30pm.

Winners & Losers, Seven
With no promotion at the moment, our guess is second half of the year.

This list will be updated as needed. Note not all shows are listed. This list free to air commercial networks only. Information correct at time of publishing / update date. Feel free to comment or email directly andrewb@throng.com.au if any information is missing, inaccurate or to contribute. Note some information may be subject to embargoes from time to time. No embargoes are breached in the above information. Any comment that breaches embargoes cannot be published.

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