2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, FOX8
10am – LIVE, Australian Exclusive Premiere
The awards reflect Billboard’s chart rankings based on key fan interactions with music, including album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay and touring as well as streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Vevo, Youtube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music.
These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards will be based on the reporting period of March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012. Top artists will be recognised in a variety of genres, including R&B, Rap, Pop, Country, Rock, Latin and Alternative.
8.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
In 2010 conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf underwent a 14 hour operation to separate them. With exclusive access to the family, this insightful documentary was filmed with them at their home in Ireland in the lead up to the procedure, through to their arrival at the hospital for surgery, as well as the first stages of their recovery. Separate Lives features interviews with the boys’ parents, Angie and Azzedine, the medical staff who have helped the family and poignant footage of the family’s experiences in their journey to this life-changing operation.
Wednesday May 23
FOXTEL ON DEMAND
• HUGO (PG) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
• THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (MA15+) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
• JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (PG) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
• TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (MA15+) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE ON THURSDAY MAY 17
10.00pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
People with severe anxiety disorders live in a world of invisible monsters that can strike at any time – threatening their lives, their relationships and their sanity. For some, the attacks become so frequent and terrifying that the disorder consumes their whole lives. Anxious will follow real people battling severe anxiety disorders and their attempts to control their anxiety and take back their lives.
PANORAMA: SECRETS OF SCIENTOLOGY, CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK
9.30pm – Subscription Television Premiere
Reporter John Sweeney investigates the Church of Scientology where one of their officials turns whistleblower to help him reveal the dark secrets of the church.
Thursday May 24
AMERICAN IDOL – LIVE FINAL, FOX8
10.00am, encore at 7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
After a long season of competing alongside America’s best singers, the two remaining finalists go head to head in their last chance to impress the judges, and America, with the hope of being crowned American Idol 2012! With a million dollar recording contract up for grabs, don’t miss the excitement! Also featuring performances by the Top 10 as well as some of Hollywood’s biggest singing stars!
GOT TO DANCE UK – SEASON 3
7.30pm – Continues Thursdays and Fridays. Australian Exclusive Premiere
GOT TO DANCE is a nationwide wide search of the UK where dance acts of all ages, styles and sizes compete for the ultimate prize of £250,000! This season will see 30 semi-finalists selected to battle it out in the hope of reaching the Grand Final at Olympia London. Tune in each week to watch all your favourites perform, and share in the joy and heartache as they battle it out for the ‘Got to Dance’ crown.
Friday May 25
AMANDA KNOX: MURDER ON TRIAL IN ITALY, W
This original movie poses the question of whether Knox, the Seattle honours student accused of murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and acquaintance Rudy Guede, actually committed the crime or was herself a victim. Starring Hayden Panettiere, Marcia Gay Harden.
PAWN STARS, SEASON 2, A&E
Daily at 7.30pm – Subscription Television Premiere
Pawn Stars brings you inside the doors of a family-run pawnshop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men from the Harrison family grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey jointly run the business, with clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. This family lives and breathes the pawning business, using their sharpeyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colourful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic.
Saturday May 26
CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES, SEASON 3, BIO
Saturdays at 6.30pm
Australian Exclusive Premiere
Cinematic recreations bring to life the personal accounts of respected actors, musical artists, and athletes who believe they have experienced the other side. The stars’ narrations reveal a fascinating side to the celebrity that has never been made public. This episode features Hart Of Dixies – Jamie King