Couple of changes to late nights on Nine with Southland (last seen on GEM) on Sunday nights, and Nikita (last seen on GO!) on Monday nights. Otherwise – very stable programming for Nine. Continue reading »
8:00pm – Tuesday, May 31 on Channel Nine
The Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands was one of the defining clashes of World War II. Sixty years on the explosives used in the epic battles are still killing people.
We follow Federal Agent Dennis Sweeney, an explosives expert, and his local team as they continue the dangerous task of cleaning up the tens of thousands of bombs that litter the island chain.
Meanwhile two Sydney men have been making thousands of dollars selling fraudulent Pay TV cards. But Federal Agent Tim Underhill has picked up the signal and now he’s on a mission to shut their operation down.
8:00pm – Tuesday, May 17 on Channel Nine
Federal Agent Joshua Walsh aspires to be part of one of the elite parts of the AFP – the Close Personal Protection team. They are in charge of protecting dignitaries like the Prime Minister of Australia. Joshua has made it through to the final week of the training course, but the trainers are about to turn up the heat. Will he make the cut?
8:00pm – Tuesday, May 10 on Channel Nine
Federal Agent Joshua Walsh aspires to be part of one of the elite parts of the AFP – the Close Personal Protection team. They are in charge of protecting dignitaries like the Prime Minister of Australia. Joshua has made it through to the final week of the training course, but the trainers are about to turn up the heat.
Will he make the cut?
AFP: Australian Federal Police, the new observational documentary series from Zapruder’s other films will make its international debut in New Zealand later this month, following its sale to TV3 NZ.
“The stories in this series have universal appeal, revealing the extraordinary work police do that we never normally see” says Executive Producer Andrew Denton. “So I’m delighted AFP will screen on TV3.”
The sale will see the series launch on the popular channel on May 17.
AFP: Australian Federal Police follows agents as they undertake major operations dealing with people smuggling, counter terrorism; bomb disposal, international drug syndicates; child sex exploitation and disaster victim identification. Three years in the making, the series was filmed in more than eight countries.
Debuting on the Nine Network on Tuesday 26 April, the first episode of the eight-part series won its timeslot watched by 1.248 million people across Australia, making it the third most watched program of the night and the network’s highest rating show for the evening.
A second series is now in post-production.
AFP: Australian Federal Police is executive produced by Andrew Denton and Anita Jacoby. Supervising Producer, Allan Hogan.
It screens Tuesdays 8pm on Channel Nine.
Abdul confirmed for The X Factor US
Paula Abdul has been confirmed as the fourth and final judge on the new US version of The X Factor. The former American Idol judge joins Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Cheryl Cole on the panel for the new show.
Scherzinger to co-host The X Factor US
Former Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger has landed the role of co-host on The X Factor US alongside British TV presenter Steve Jones.
Californication signs William and Kate actress
William and Kate telemovie actress Camilla Luddington has landed a recurring role on the new season of Californication. Luddington, who featured alongside NZ actor Nico Evers-Swindell in the Royal wedding special, has been cast as a nanny in the show’s upcoming fifth season.
Glee covers Friday single
The cast of Glee have covered Rebecca Black’s single ‘Friday’ which became a viral hit on the internet for its average vocals and poorly written lyrics. The song will feature on the Prom Queen episode of the series.
NZ picks up AFP
TV3 in New Zealand has picked up Channel Nine’s new documentary series AFP: Australian Federal Police. The series will begin screening across the ditch from May 17.
8:00pm – Tuesday, May 3 on Channel Nine
The AFP Parcel Post Team has been alerted to a box of children’s lollies filled with a deadly surprise: three kilos of heroin. When a second box is detected by Customs, the stakes rise and Federal Agent Matthew Murray and Team Leader Rob Gilder must quickly try to uncover and disrupt the syndicate that is behind this potentially deadly operation.
The AFP unveils their new weapon in the fight against crime – Currency Dogs. Labradors especially trained to find large sums of cash that crooks try to hide from police. We follow handler, Jarrod Cook, as he takes two new dogs through the Currency Detection Course. Do either of them have what it takes to be a fully operational Currency Dog?
AFP, Nine, 8.00pm
Nine are getting a week up on the post Easter return of the ratings survey, launching two of their new high profile shows on the one night. AFP gives us an unprecedented look into the goings on of the Australian Federal Police.
Sea Patrol: Damage Control, Nine, 8.30pm
Back for it’s fifth and final season. In this episode, a suicide bomb attack in a nightclub has a shocking impact on the crew of HMAS Hammersley.
Survivor: Redemption Island, GO!, 8.30pm
After being off for a week, Survivor Redemption Island returns to the later timeslot of 8.30pm.
Nikita, GO!, 9.30pm.
Based on the movies The Assassin and La Femme Nikita, this action packed series finally returns to GO after being off for nearly five months. Double episode.
William & Kate: A Royal Love Story, ABC1, 8.34pm.
With the imminent wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, this documentary is an account of the love story between William and the girl who is to become his Queen.
Will & Kate, Seven , 7.30pm
In a week filled with Royal specials, this is one that stands out for all the wrong reasons. As it was made months ago, accounts of the planning for the wedding are now out of date. Seven would have been better off doing their own news special with all the latest information. Still, seeing the extent to which those involved with putting on the wedding – the chefs, the cake maker, the dress maker, etc will be interesting to many.
Movie: The Queen, Seven, 8.30pm.
It you haven’t seen this movie about how the Queen and the palace handle the death of Princess Diana, then this is a must see. You can also see the actual wedding between Charles and Di on Pay TV’s Bio channel. It airs a number of times over the course of this week.
AFL on a Tuesday? Seven, 2.00pm.
On the fifth day of a rare 5 day weekend there is an AFL game on during the day. Seven will be airing the match between Hawthorn and Geelong to all markets from 2pm. This week, there is also a game on Thursday night which will air on Ten. That means, this week, there will have been at least one AFL game played every day except for Wednesday.
Sunday May 1.
60 Minutes airs at the earlier time of 6.30pm, as the Logies will be telecast from 7.30pm. Throng will be live blogging and tweeting (#logies) all the Logie news as it happens.
Monday May 2.
New episodes of The Big Bang Theory moves to its new time of Monday, 7.30pm. New Mike & Molly follows at 8pm. At 8.30pm, is new CSI, followed by new CSI: Miami. Note that new CSI & CSI: Miami commence on Monday nights from Monday April 25.
Tuesday May 3.
7.30pm Tuesday is the new timeslot for Customs from Tuesday April 26, which of course continues into May. AFP is at 8.00pm and Sea Patrol 8.30pm. Top Gear 9.30, followed by new Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA at 10.50pm.
Wednesday May 4.
Another all new night – with documentary series David Attenborough’s Madagascar at 7.30pm, then new RPA at 8.30pm. At 9.30, the premiere of new series BIG – which has been nearly two years on the making. While BIG is all about losing weight, it is not an attempt to copy Ten’s The Biggest Loser.
Thursday May 5.
The line up for Thursdays at this stage remain TBA. Getaway should remain at either 7.30 or 8pm. Obviously the Footy Shows remain at 9.30pm.
Friday May 6.
NRL Markets. Australia vs. New Zealand is at 7.30pm, while at 9.30pm, City Vs Country as part of the lead up to the State of Origin.
Sunday May 8.
At 6.30pm is the premiere of In Their Footsteps – a series currently being heavily promoted by Nine. 60 Minutes remains at 7.30pm, while Blood Brothers premieres at 8.30pm. 9.30 TBA.
Monday May 9.
7.30 New The Big Bang Theory, 8.00 new Mike & Molly, 8.30 new CSI, and 9.30 new CSI: Miami
Tuesday May 10.
7.30 New Customs, 8.00 AFP, 8.30 Sea Patrol, 9.30 Top Gear rpt.
Wednesday May 11.
7.30 Madagascar, 8.30 RPA, 9.30 Big.
Friday May 13.
NRL markets – The Bulldogs take on the Dragons (again) at 7.30pm in Sydney, while Brisbane will see their Broncos take on the Panthers at 7.30pm. At 9.30, swap the matches over.
Programming and details subject to change.
Never before has an Australian audience been given such unprecedented access to the work of Australia’s national police force.
AFP will take viewers behind the scenes with the men and women of Australia’s peak law enforcement agency, the Australian Federal Police.
Produced over more than two years, and filmed in more than eight countries including Indonesia, Colombia and the Philippines, video journalists were embedded in major operations from people smuggling to counter terrorism; bomb disposal to international drug syndicates; child sex exploitation to disaster victim identification.
AFP captures these stories on the ground as they unfold, drawing on surveillance, warrant and arrest footage and other evidentiary material provided exclusively by the Australian Federal Police.
At the heart of the operations are the compelling, untold stories of the people working on the frontline of everything Australians fear. We will find out how these men and women, working in often extraordinary circumstances, deal with the stressful situations they face. This is Australian policing like you have never seen it before.
In the first episode, the AFP targets people smugglers who put the lives of asylum seekers in danger as they attempt to reach the shores of Australia. We also see the elite of the Australian Federal Police as they undergo advanced training which sees them at the frontline of crime, arresting the most dangerous of criminals.
The series has been produced by Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films, with Anita Jacoby as its Executive Producer and Jennifer Byrne narrating.
AFP: PREMIERES TUESDAY, APRIL 26 AT 8.00PM ON CHANNEL NINE