Sunday March 11
THE SIMPSONS – FOX8 – Season 22, Episode 1
8.00pm – Channel Premiere
The world’s most popular family, and the longest-running scripted show in television history, returns for its 22nd season. The Simpsons has made a name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general and has been named the ‘Best Show of the 20th Century’ by Time Magazine.
FUTURAMA – FOX 8 – Season 7, Episode 1
8.30pm – Channel Premiere
Matt Groening’s, Futurama Season 7 returns, as the hilarious animated series about a pizza delivery man named Fry who is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999 and wakes up 1000 years later to a brave new world – that in some ways hasn’t progressed much beyond the 20th century.
FAMILY GUY – FOX 8 – Season 10, Episode 1
9pm – Channel Premiere
A subversive animated comedy The Family Guy returns for its 10th season, as the present everyday trials and tribulations of family life, but with a distinctive twist and irreverent slant are highlighted. Set in Rhode Island this animated series features the misadventures of the Sick, twisted and politically incorrect Griffin family. Heading up this eclectic household is Peter, the dim witted and impulsive father who makes life decisions based on what he watches on TV, and Lois, a frustrated social climber and loving mother.
THE CLEVELAND SHOW – FOX 8 – Season 2, Episode 1
9.30pm – Channel Premiere at 9.30pm
The Cleveland Show continues with Season 2, as we follow Quahog’s favorite soft-spoken neighbour, Cleveland Brown, as he settles down in Virginia with his high school sweetheart and her unruly kids.
AMERICAN DAD – FOX 8 – Season 6, Episode 1
10pm – Channel Premiere at 10.00pm
American Dad Season 6! Is the animated story of C.I.A. Agent Stan Smith, and his not so average family. Stan is a hyperactive American Dad that is constantly fighting off terrorists who threaten the safety of the United States, sometimes causing more harm than good. His wife Francine is your average house wife, though she has a past of partying, drinking and drug taking that she had to give up for the sake of her conservative husband. Hayley, Stan’s only daughter, is a rebellious teenager.
CENTENNIAL (Part One) – FOX CLASSICS – Sunday Night Mini-Series
Only the Rocks Live Forever: Pasquinel intrudes on Indian Land along Colorado’s Platte River, encountering hostile and friendly tribes.
THE WORLD FROM ABOVE HISTORY – HISTORY CHANNEL – Season 2, Episode 1
6.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
We reveal some of our globe’s most beautiful and dramatic places– from floating Venice and the mighty Danube to twenty chateaux in the Loire Valley, the Civil War Battlefields of Virginia and one of the world’s largest bridges between two intriguing Danish islands.
BEN 10: DESTROY ALL ALIENS – CARTOON NETWORK
9.00am – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Ten-year-old Ben Tennyson is finally back from his summer vacation – and his life is a mess! Humiliated by his teacher, harassed by bullies, grounded by his parents, upstaged by his cousin and cursed with a malfunctioning Omnitrix that’s vaporising his homework, Ben finally gets the opportunity to get away from it all when his alien buddy Tetrax (from Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix) offers him the chance of a lifetime: to step up his Omnitrix hero training with a ‘total alien emersion’
MY GORILLA LIFE – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD
One woman has spent a decade earning the trust of the silverback Western Lowland Gorillas in the Congo forest. See their most intimate moments and leadership power struggles through her eyes.
ULTIMATE FISH: SNAPPER – DISCOVERY CHANNEL
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
“Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen embarks on a thrilling trans-Tasman adventure in a bid to meet up with a monster Snapper. Can ET come face to face with his ultimate snapper, before marauding sharks beat him to it?”
Monday March 12
FOOTBALLER’S WIVES – ARENA – Season 2, Episode 1
1pm Weekdays – Channel Premiere
They’re young, they’re rich, they’re sexy, and they’ve got everything that fame and money can buy. As the wives of players on the soccer team known as the Sparks, they should be having the time of their lives … but the reality is very different. Three couples: Donna and Ian Walmsley, Tanya and Jason Turner and Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe and Kyle Pascoe; deal with marriage, sex, drugs, high fashion, fast cars, staggering salaries, catfights, mansions, copious affairs and life in the celebrity spotlight (MA).
CHARLIE SHEEN: HOLLYWOOD BLACK BOOK – BIO (One-hour Special)
9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
This exclusive biography special delves into how Charlie Sheen became a media sensation amid a lifetime of controversy. Best-selling author Ian Halperin narrates the tell-all special in which those closest to the former TWO AND A HALF MEN star reveal the man behind the outrageous antics and memorable quotes and will expose never-before-told secrets from the actor’s life.
The special will also present Sheen’s own drug test, and other shocking surprises, while looking at how digital media, from his massive Twitter following and online rants, contributed to his controversial image.
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW – CI NETWORK – Season 2, Episode 1
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere at 7.30pm
This true crime series offers a unique glimpse into the twisted world of thirteen of the worst criminals on file. Riddled with shocking details, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW gives access to the stories of the heartbroken victims and the heatless criminals they loved, offering a rare insight to the criminal mind. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW exposes the machinations of these men and women who have wreaked havoc on the lives of their victims, culminating in crimes from fraud to bigamy and… murder.
MASTERCHEF: THE PROFESSIONALS – LIFESTYLE FOOD – Season 4
7.30pm Weeknights -Australian Exclusive Premiere
Legendary double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and Masterchef dining expert Gregg Wallace are joined by Michel’s trusted sous chef Monica Galetti as they hunt for Britain’s next culinary superstar who has what it takes to go to the top of the culinary world. Ten chefs must deal with the pressure of an elimination round. In front of the watching Monica and Gregg, they must earn the right to cook for Michel. In the six-ingredient invention test, the 10 chefs grapple with their nerves as they have one hour to prove their skill, palate and creativity, preparing a dish from only six ingredients – duck breast, leeks, blackberries, garlic, thyme and cinnamon. The pressure is on if they are to impress the awesome palate of Michel’s sous chef Monica and stand a chance of cooking for her boss. For now they are all safe, but in the next episode, five of these 10 chefs must return and face their final test before Monica and Gregg decide who will be the first to cook for culinary giant Michel Roux Jnr.
Tuesday March 13
GHOST WHISPERER – 111 HITS – Season 4, Episode 1
9.30pm – Channel Premiere Weeknights
Season 4 of the 111 HITS favourite has arrived. Reluctant ghost whisperer Melinda Gordon (Jennifer Love Hewitt)continues to help the spirits of the deceased wrap up any unfinished business so they can move to the other side in the fourth season of this popular supernatural series. Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim.
PAWN STARS – A&E – Season 4, Episode 1
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive 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 sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colourful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic. The Pawn Stars are blown away when they meet a guy selling his homemade mortar that fires a very unique brand of ammunition, bowling balls. Will the gang line up their aim and strike a deal or will a misfire send the deal into the gutter? Then Rick is handed an extremely rare World War II gas mask believed to have been designed for baby. Will Rick try to buy this unusual artifact, or will he throw the baby out with the bathwater? And later, the Old Man has a chance to buy an original unused ticket to the 1965 classic bout between Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson. Will the Pawn Stars go the distance for this piece of boxing memorabilia or will a surprise uppercut sting like a bee?
KHLOE AND LAMAR – E! – Season 2
9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
With Lamar in a funk due to the lockout, Khloe attempts to bring the sexy back to her and Lamar’s relationship. Lamar and Robs relationship begins to suffer when Rob moves out.
Wednesday March 14
IN TIME – ON DEMAND
Every 60 minutes
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage – a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. Stars Justin Timberlake.
OUR IDIOT BROTHER – ON DEMAND
Same day as DVD – Every 60 minutes
A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.
OPERATION REPO – CI NETWORK – Season 4, Episode 1
7pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Uncover the fast-paced, high-pressure world of repossession with a team of highly trained professionals. If you can’t make your payment, the team will find you.
CRICKET SUPERSTAR – FOX 8 – Season 1, FINAL Episode 10
7.30pm – LOCAL PRODUCTION – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Tonight find out who takes out the title of Australia’s first cricket superstar.
WORK OF ART – STUDIO – Premiere
Project Runway meets visual arts in this exhilarating new reality series to find the next great artist. Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, in each episode fourteen up-and-coming artists compete to create the best artwork
WINTER X GAMES EUROPE – LIVE – ESPN2
Thursday March 15
BREAKING DAWN PART ONE – ON DEMAND
Same day as DVD – Every 30 minutes
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.
Friday March 16
AXE MEN – A&E – Season 1, Episode 1
4.30pm – Channel Premiere
Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, rugged men make their living doing one of the deadliest jobs in the world, logging. Their mission is to retrieve timber perched on mountainsides too steep to access with machines, but it’s no easy task. Plagued by mechanical failures, relentless weather, and unpredictable terrain, these brave men risk their lives retrieving the timber with which we built our country.
Saturday March 17
HARRY’S LAW – UNIVERSAL – Season 1, Episode 1
7.30pm – Channel Premiere
In the series premiere episode, once-successful patent attorney Harriet Korn is fired and decides to begin anew with her own practice. With the help of her happy go lucky secretary, Jenna, she sets up shop in an abandoned shoe store in a rough section of Cincinnati. Her first case is to defend Malcolm Davies, a troubled young man, facing his third drug offense. Meanwhile, up and coming attorney Adam Branch joins the firm, and defends Damian Winslow, a “private security officer” after he shoots a man who is attempting to rob a laundromat.
THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES – NICKELODEON – Season 5
Sarah Jane discovers an abandoned baby girl on her doorstep and attempts to find out who left her there.
THE QUEENS PALACES – BBC KNOWLEDGE – Premiere
Buckingham Palace may be just about the most famous building in the world, but its story is much less familiar. Fiona Bruce reveals how England’s most spectacular palace emerged from a swampy backwater in just 300 years. The journey of discovery takes her from the sewers of London to the magnificent State Rooms; from a home for camels and elephants to the artistic brilliance of C18th-century Venice; and from a prince’s Chinese fantasy to the secret of how the Palace’s glittering chandeliers are cleaned today.