With Rush, Neighbours and Recruits finished, the week leading up to Christmas on Ten is packed with encores, classic episodes and repeats.
First season episodes of Modern Family are back on Sunday nights from Dec 19, this time at 7.30, followed by Simpsons repeats at 8pm. The Sunday movie is Inside Man, followed by American Pie.
At 6.30pm weeknights from Mon Dec 20, is Jamie’s Family Christmas. Celeb chef Jamie Oliver shows simple ways to get the main elements of Christmas dinner absolutely perfect – the best turkey in the world, the best gravy, the best roast potatoes, the best stuffing.
Classic Glee continues at 7.30 Monday followed by the first episode of Undercover Boss Australia which saw applications to work for Dominos Pizzas explode.
For this week, Outrageous Fortune will air three episodes. One at 10.30 Mon Dec 20, the other two from 9.15 Sat Dec 25.
On Tuesday Dec 21, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation is back – well for a replay anyway. The episode of season 2 where each of the GENerals invited a member of their family to be part of the team plays from 7.30. NCIS: LA remains at 8.30, followed by Lie to Me.
Wednesday Dec 22 remains unchanged with classic Modenr Family from 7.30, new Raising Hope at 8pm, NCIS: LA at 8.30 and new White Collar at 9.30.
Thursday Dec 23 has two episodes of Bondi Vet from 7.30, followed by a double Law and Order: SVU.
Now – as we move into Christmas Eve Friday Dec 24 – Simpsons at 7.30 BUT – here is why I did not watch the Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Christmas special when it aired in November – it is on again Christmas Eve at 8.30pm – seems to be a much more appropriate time to watch a Christmas special than November 23 was! TAYG Xmas is followed by the movie The Core.
And, finally, on the big day itself – Sat Dec 25. Video Hits at 10am, Celebrate Christmas 2010 special at 12 midday, the movie Miracle on 34th Street at 1pm, and the Grinch at 3.05pm. After the news at 5pm, is the movie Garfield Two – a Tale of Two Kitties at 5.30, followed by Back to the Future 3 at 7pm. Outrageous Fortune, as mentioned before, from 9.15, then the classic movie The Blues Brothers at 11.15pm.