New Castle turns up on Monday nights, after the X Factor. Scandal and The Amazing Race fall back. Continue reading »
This week sees – after two weeks – a break from Grey’s Anatomy already – but in the US they have a break after the 3rd week – so maybe Seven are playing it safe. In its place (as well as Smash) is one of those trashy top 50 specials – about plastic surgery shockers. Continue reading »
Bondi Vet Africa Special, Ten 6.30pm
On his incredible journey through Africa, Dr Chris gets the opportunity to operate on two lions with facial tumours, microchip a rare black rhino and release a serval back into the wild.
The Block, Nine, 6.30pm
With just one week to go before the final, all four teams experience their toughest day on as they struggle to complete their exteriors in time for the final judging.
Highway Patrol, Seven, 7.30pm
Now moved to Sunday from its Wednesday timeslot. A driver is caught doing 126kph in an 80 zone, and the Senior Constable soon discovers the car is also unregistered and has the wrong number plates. This adds up to a mountain of fines, but his biggest worry is getting the woman he’s with home before her boyfriend finds out. A driver behaving badly is pulled over and decides to keep drinking, even though he’s being breath tested! Two Senior Constables are on the tail of an unregistered bike. When the bike suddenly speeds off, the pursuit becomes dangerous, and they have no choice but to abandon it. They continue the hunt, tracking the address of the bike’s owner and the story gets complicated.
Hubble’s Amazing Rescue, SBS ONE, 9.30pm
The best-known scientific instrument in history was dying. After nearly 20 years in space and hundreds of thousands of spectacular images, the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes and sensors were failing, its batteries running down, and some of its instruments were already dead. The only hope to save Hubble involved a particularly risky mission. This program takes viewers behind the scenes on a riveting journey with the team of astronauts and engineers charged with saving the famous telescope against all odds.
The Big Bang Theory, GO!, 8.30 and 9.00pm.
Can’t get enough of the guys from Big Bang? Need a Sunday night Sheldon fix? Well, GO! are there for you, with two episodes in a row from 8.30pm. Then, from Monday week, its also on Nine 7pm weeknights.
Seven have filled in most of the gaps in their programming, as their line up settles down with numerous new titles and readies the network for the last three months of the ratings year.
That TBA at 7.30pm on Sunday August 14 has been filled with new episodes Highway Patrol from 7.30pm and new The Force – Behind the Line at 8.00pm.
At 7.30 on Monday August 15, is another animal special – this one called Wild and Woolly – An Elephant and His Sheep. Body Of Proof follows at 8.30pm, then new series Suits premieres at 9.40pm.
Tuesday August 16 sees Hung return to Seven at 10.30pm, with the series premiere of season two. That is followed by the series three return of Parks and Recreation at 11.00pm.
Then on Thursday August 18, new factual series called Drug Bust which is a fast paced observational series that follows how New Zealand’s largest policies district battles the war against drugs premieres at 7.30pm. That is followed by Crash Investigation Unit with its series return at 8.00pm.
Moving to the following week, and there is a TBA at 7.30pm Monday August 22 while over on 7mate, No Ordinary Family will finish with a double episode from 7.30pm Monday August 22.
On Tuesday August 23, Winners & Losers is the season finale at 8.30pm – which almost 100% guarantees that the return of Packed to the Rafters will be at 8.30pm Tuesday August 30.
Now where does all this programming leave The X Factor – now being heavily promoted to return in August? Surely not just for an hour on Monday nights replacing the TBA that sits there on August 22?
My guess is it will premiere during the week of August 28 – September 3, most likely airing on Sunday and Monday nights, like it did in 2010, at 7.30pm. That could mean the factuals on Sunday night are only temporary. Another possibility is they play X Factor out on Monday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm as the 7.30-8.30pm programming on Thursday August 18 does not seem like a long term solution for the time slot.
Top Design, Nine, 8pm
Join host Jamie Durie and see how ten creative Aussies transform everyday living spaces in a series of extreme elimination challenges.
Covert Affairs, Seven, 9pm
The Piper Perabo series is back. Tonight after returning from a mission in Sri Lanka with Ben, Annie is assigned as the new handler for Nadia Levandi, a professional tennis player from Estonia and long-term CIA asset.
RPA, Nine, 9.15pm
A scan has revealed a cyst on 24-year-old Lisa’s pancreas; however, she won’t know how dangerous it is until it is removed and may have to lose part of her pancreas in tonights final.
Highway Patrol, Seven, 7.30pm
An officer comes across a damaged car poorly parked in a shopping car park, yet the man behind the wheel claims he wasn’t driving. A senior constable pulls over a driver behaving badly who proceeds to drink in front of him. So it’s no surprise he’s double the legal limit. Then, a car is pulled up by Senior Constable Jeremy Boncher for driving in the hazard lane – so what’s the driver’s emergency?
Bring It On, GO!, 7.30pm
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year’s championships. Stars Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse).
The Chicago Code, Fox 8, 8.30pm
Aussie Jason Clarke, stars as detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago’s toughest cops,this show sees struggles he has to clean up the town’s violence and corruption. Also starring Jennifer Beals (yes, Flascdance).
Highway Patrol, Seven, 7.30pm
Senior Constable Mick McCrann is called to find a driver who’s crashed and left the scene. Mick spots the car and the driver admits from the start that he has had too much to drink. Senior Constable Christine Boseley pulls over a driver for not wearing a seatbelt and finds that the driver reeks of alcohol. After he refuses a breath test, he then proclaims that there is a mistake with the machine which is showing his past drink drink-driving convictions.
Letters and Numbers, SBS ONE, 6pm
Two contestants pit their linguistic and numerical skills against each other and the clock in this entertaining quiz show. Hosted by Richard Morecroft, with maths whiz Lily Serna and wordsmith David Astle.
The New Inventors, ABC1, 8pm
New inventions include a high speed isokinetic training system for both elite athletes and rehab patients; a personally moulded, quiet and comfortable sleep apnea treatment mask; and a self-fitted hearing aid.
First Love, Second Chance, Gem, 9.30pm
Does anyone ever really forget their first love? That’s the question at the heart of this fun reality series, which reunites couples and gives them a glimpse of what life would have been like if they had stayed together.
Glee, Ten, 8.30pm
In the season finale, New Directions hit the Big Apple, ready to win Nationals! From Central Park to the Empire State Building, our favourite Gleeks pay homage to New York City the only way they know how, in song.
Lawrence Leungs Unbelievable, ABC1, 9.30pm
In this six part series, dubbed Mythbusters meets Ghostbusters, Leung examines the unbelievable, starting off this week with psychics. Look forward to future episoded that include, ghosts and UFO’s.
Highway Patrol, Seven, 7.30pm
A very young driver catches the eye of Senior Constable Nathan Ractliffe, and it turns out everyone in the car is between 15 and 12, including the driver.
Two Weeks Notice, GO!, 7.30pm
Lucy Kelson is a Chief Counsel for one of New York City’s top commercial real estate developers. She’s a brilliant lawyer with a sharp, strategic mind an she also has an ulcer and doesn’t get much sleep. It’s not the job that’s getting to her, it’s her boss. Handsome, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny, so Lucy is calling it quits. Stars Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant.
Precious, showtime premiere, 8.30pm
In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Channel Seven is pleased to announce the series return of Highway Patrol airing on June 1 at 7.30 pm.
This fly-on-the-wall series follows the Victorian Police Traffic Units as they perform their day-to-day tasks in the pursuit of road safety.
In this series, we will be introduced to Highway Patrol’s new faces,Senior Constable Mick McCrann from Bendigo, Senior Constable Christine Bosley from Knox Highway Patrol, Sergeant Mark Rose from Melbourne Highway Patrol and Senior Constable Ryan Burns from Nunawading; as they and the rest of the Highway Patrol team come face-to-face with drunk drivers, drug dealers and speeding hoons.
Seven’s Head of Factual Programming Dan Meenan said;“The series of Highway Patrol has some of the best stories I’ve ever seen in the factual world showing human nature at its best, its worst and its most bizarre. The show’s many fans are in for a treat.”
Vicki Vassilopoulos, Manager, Film & Television Office Victoria Police said;“We are very excited about the return series of ‘Highway Patrol’. Many of our Victorian Police members from both State and Local Highway Patrol units have dedicated a lot of their time to be filmed whilst on patrol, in order to showcase their daily experiences and extraordinary efforts in working together in keeping our roads safe. ”
In Highway Patrol’s series return, Officer Ash Bowden pursues a speeding bike into suburban streets, a driver is pulled over for speeding before nearly causing a major accident on the freeway as he leaves,and Officer Pete Henry checks a vehicle on his database before discovering the driver is already suspended.
Highway Patrol is produced by Greenstone Pictures for Channel Seven with the cooperation of Victoria Police.
9:30pm – Wednesday, November 3 on Seven
This week on HIGHWAY PATROL:
Officer Luke Anderton pulls over an unlicenced 17 year old out with his mate’s in his mother’s car. Luke wants to find out if the boy has his mother’s permission to use the car so he calls her. When the mother admits to letting her unlicenced son use her car she gets a stern speech from Luke!. Instead of issuing a ticket Luke decides to arrange a meeting with the driver and his mother.
Senior Constables Mick McCrann Kevin Hulme Cook pull over a car only to find a small child in the back sharing a seatbelt with another passenger, a woman is smoking in the car and the car itself is unroadworthy. Then one of the passengers decide this is the perfect opportunity to try and pick up one of the police officers.
Officer Dean Pickering pulls over a driver for doing 30ks over the limit and discovers that the driver is suspended. Because the driver has priors his car is going to be impounded but the driver’s not going to make that easy. A long debate rages between Dean and the driver about the condition of the car, with the driver refusing to sign the police report.
A driver u-turns in a busy street directly in front of officer Alasdair Farrell in an unmarked patrol car. The woman’s defence is that she was only going to pretend to turn. But it’s no pretend ticket that’s coming her way and that’s not all… an inspection of the car turns up more problems.