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Air Crash Investigations
SCU: Serious Crash Unit, Seven, 7.30pm
The Serious Crash Unit investigates where a vehicle has slammed into a palm tree along Te Irirangi Drive. The force of the crash has left the twisted wreck wrapped around the trunk and the outcome for the 23-year-old male driver looks grim.
The Glades, Ten, 8.30pm
Sort of a mix of Burn Notice and your typical crime procedural – set in Florida. Pilot – free to air first. Longworth’s golf game is interrupted after a decapitated, unidentifiable woman is found in a creek. He does everything he can think of to try and identify the victim and un-cover the killer.
Air Crash Investigations, Seven, 9.30pm
Panic on the Runway. Investigators try to uncover how a British Airtours flight with 137 people on board, never even left the ground, yet turned into one of the worst disasters in British aviation history.
Wipeout, GO!, 6.30pm
New episodes of Wipeout return to GO!, 6.30 Monday to Thursdays.
Gossip Girl, FOX8 8.35pm AEDT
Season premiere. Yes Then Zero. Serena loves her new job in Hollywood, but makes a costly misstep when she tries to impress her boss. Chuck and Nate arrive in Los Angeles as the last stop of their Lost Summer trip, joining Serena at a glamorous Hollywood Hills party, where Nate meets a sexy older woman. Blair and Louis return from Monaco and begin planning their royal wedding, but when Louis refuses to stand up to his family and support Blair’s choices, his weakness threatens their relationship. A magazine is planning to run an excerpt of Dan’s book until an unlikely ally steps in to help him kill the story.
The Wild Boys have trotted away, Three Wishez have won X Factor (well, that’s my prediction anyway) and Beauty and the Geek finishes for its third season. It can only mean one thing - time for summer TV, which this year, will last for one more week than usual – with 2012 ratings season not kicking off until February 12, 2012.
Seven have released their guide for the first week of non-ratings, which, although includes a few TBA’s shows what we can expect from the network in December. The full summer schedule will be released next Monday on Throng.
Here’s the summary.
Sunday Nov 27
8.30 Bones rpt
9.30 Castle rpt
10.30 Royal Pains
Monday Nov 28
7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (continues 7pm weekdays)
7.30 SCU: Serious Crash Unit – series return
8.00 Drug Bust – series return
8.30 Criminal Minds – rpt
9.30 Air Crash Investigations – new episode to Seven
10.30 Speical – The Air Show
Tuesday Nov 29
8.30 Movie TBA
10.50 Parks and Recreation
11.20 Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Wednesday Nov 30
7.30 World’s Strictest Parents – return
8.40 Criminal Minds rpt
9.40 Air Crash Investigations – new episode to Seven
10.40 Great Escapes – final
Thursday Dec 1
7.30 The Amazing Race – continues at earlier time
8.30 Movie – TBA
11.20 30 Rock rpt
11.50 Trauma rpt
Friday Dec 2
7.30 Better Homes and Gardens
8.30 Movie TBA
Sat Dec 3
7.30 Movie TBA
9.30 Movie TBA
1. My Kitchen Rules encore on 7TWO.
The weekly Sunday morning My Kitchen Rules encore is confirmed again for this Sunday, April 10 from 8.30am. All three episodes this week play out in a row.
2. Missing programming from the week commencing April 17 on Seven confirmed.
A repeat of Bones (S4E20) will air on Monday April 18, at 8.30pm. Tuesday at 7.30, is a repeat of the special “Unlikely Animal Friends” – the story about how two animals who don’t normally socialise with each other come together to help each other out.
On Wednesday April 20, at 7.30pm – a new (to free to air) episode of Air Crash Investigations covering Flight 007 which crashes into the sea, after being shot down by Soviet officials after a very bad case of mistaken identity.
3. The Million Dollar Drop on Thursday again.
For the fourth week in a row now, The Million Dollar Drop will again air on Thursday night. Next Thursday, April 14, the show replaced new CSI at 8.30pm. With Easter non-ratings the following week, no new episodes of CSI will air until May, or even later.
The Thursday episodes of Million Dollar Drop are rating better than those on Monday. After next Thursday, 8 of the 12 episodes made will have aired, 7 in Melbourne who have not seen episode 5.
7:30pm – Wednesday, January 13 on Seven
This week on AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, in January 2007, an Adam Air Boeing 737 crashed into the Makassar Strait killing 102 people on board.
After taking off from Indonesia’s Suribaya airport, Adam Air Flight 574 settles in for the two-hour trip to Manado. But somewhere over the Java Sea, the plane hits turbulence, and air traffic controllers notice the aircraft is hundreds of miles off course and headed for a major storm.
7:30pm – Wednesday, January 6 on Seven
This week on AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, October 31, 1994 – it’s a cold Halloween night in the skies above Chicago. Bad weather is delaying dozens of flights, including flight American Eagle 41-84 waiting to land. As the plane starts to descend, it spins wildly out of control. The pilots fight desperately to right it but can’t and the plane smashes into a field, killing all 68 people on board.
Follow the ensuing investigation and find out how the “Roselawn” crash became one of the most important accidents in aviation history.
7:30pm – Wednesday, December 9 on Seven
This week on AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, it’s August 6th, 2005. High over the Mediterranean two pilots struggle with a stalled engine and 73 kilometres from land are faced with an impossible decision.
The accident will tear families apart, set in motion a massive rescue effort at sea and trigger a multinational investigation to discover why both engines on one of the world’s most popular planes stopped in mid flight.
7:30pm – Wednesday, December 2 on Seven
On the return of AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, February 6, 1996 – moments after take-off, the pilots of Birgenair Flight 301 are bombarded by confusing alarms. Completely bewildered, the pilots of the Boeing 757 struggle to regain control but within minutes the plane slams into the ocean below killing all 13 crew members and 176 passengers.
What caused this tragic accident? The 757′s blackbox is found but reveals more questions than answers.
Seven have finally revealed their complete summer programming line up. New shows continuing during summer at least for the first few weeks include the Amazing Race (although on a different night), Border Patrol, The Force, Destroyed in Seconds and Private Practice.
Repeats of Bones, Castle, City Homicide and Better Homes and Gardens will allow fans to catch up or see these shows again. Garry Unmarried is back, as is 30 Rock in repeats and new to Seven is Parks and Recreation airing Tuesday nights.
Sunday night’s time slot is occupied by a Today Tonight special although many viewers would have already thought that Sunday Night was simply a weekly version of Today Tonight in any case.
Movies occupy timeslots Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Deal or no Deal is in repeats, MASH is replaced by Come Dine with Me while 7pm will see How I Met Your Mother back in a weeknight timelsot like last summer.
Sunday Nov 29
6:30pm Today Tonight Special: 24 hours in 60 Minutes
7:30pm Border Patrol
8:00pm Outback Wildlife Rescue
8:30pm Bones rpt
9:30pm Castle rpt
10:30pm Band of Brothers
Monday – Friday From Nov 30
5:00pm Come Dine with Me
5:30pm Deal or No Deal rpt
6:00pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00pm How I Met Your Mother rpt
Monday Nov 30
7:30pm The Force
8:00pm Destroyed in Seconds
8:30pm FlashForward final (From Dec 7 I would guess the movie would start at 8.30. Also – repeats of Flashforward can be seen on 7TWO from Wed Dec 2 9.30)
9:30pm Movie: Signs rpt
11:35pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Tuesday Dec 1
7:30pm Gary Unmarried 2 eps
8:30pm Private Practice
9:30pm The Amazing Race
10:30pm 30 Rock rpt
11:00pm Parks and Recreation
11:30pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Wednesday Dec 2
7:30pm Air Crash Investigations
8:30pm City Homicide rpt
9:30pm The Take
10:30pm Band of Brothers
11:30pm The First 48
Thursday Dec 3
7:30pm Gary Unmarried
8:00pm Whacked Out Sports
8:30pm Movie: Cinderella Man
11:30pm Louis Theroux
Friday Dec 4
7:30pm Better Homes and Gardens Summer rpt
8:30pm Movie: The Santa Clause rpt
10:30pm Movie: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy rpt
Saturday Dec 5
6:30pm No Leave, No Life
10:30pm Movie: Road to Perdition rpt
Programming Information from TV Tonight. Subject to late change (and we know this happens alot!).
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS:
‘Comet Air Crash’
Wednesday September 19
This week on AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS, January 10, 1954 and one the world’s first passenger jets, the de Havilland DH-106 Comet-1 took off from Rome. The plane was the ultimate in passenger luxury, but 26 minutes into the flight it exploded catastrophically killing 35. Then months later, another Comet crashed in the same way. A team of investigators must find out why this state-of-the-art aircraft had a habit of breaking up in the air. What was the fatal flaw?
In early 1954, De Havilland is at the forefront of commercial aviation, introducing the first passenger jet airliner to the world. On 10 January, 1954, a flight takes off in Rome at 10:31 AM to finish the last leg of its international journey, carrying children returning home for the school term, a famous BBC reporter and others travelling to Britain.
Approximately 30 minutes later, the plane disappears from radar at high altitude and crashes into the Mediterranean Sea. Authorities confirm that all 35 passengers and crew have died, and post-mortem examinations show unusual injuries to many victims.
As officials work to identify a cause, a second Comet plane crashes just three months later, with its victims also exhibiting similar injury patterns. With the entire fate of commercial jet aviation in jeopardy, Prime Minister Winston Churchill calls for a government investigation of the crash, examining everything from potential sabotage and conspiracy theories to possible faulty mechanics and human error.
What brought down this flight and what could have caused the victims\’ strange injuries?