Sunday, January 22
AMERICAN IDOL – FOX8 – Season 11
6.30pm (continues Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7.30pm) Australian Exclusive Premiere
Join Ryan Seacrest, J.Lo, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson in the nation wide search for the next AMERICAN IDOL. Follow the journey of America’s finest aspiring young singers, from their first audition right through to their ultimate brush with superstardom. And with the nation voting for their favourites, tune in weekly to see who is eliminated and who in the end is revealed as the next American Idol, winning a massive record deal!
AN AUDIENCE WITH…THE CAST OF ANNIE – BIO
Before it hits the stage in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, join the cast of beloved musical Annie as they perform songs from the show and answer questions from the audience. Featuring Anthony Warlow, Todd McKenney and Alan Jones.
Monday, January 23
SICILY’S MUMMIES – HISTORY
Beneath the streets of Palermo there is a dark secret… Lifeless faces frozen in silent screams. Crypts full of thousands of upright, clothed mummies, posed in ghastly parodies of life. Most look like something out of a horror movie. But some are so intact they appear alive…
Tuesday, January 24
FASHION HUNTERS – ARENA – Season One
9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
From the classic Chanel suit to this season’s hottest Jimmy Choos, the team working at the Second Time Around highend consignment shop have access to the best fashion finds New York City has to offer. Far from the land of thrift, this sassy shop makes dreams come true for shoppers looking for designer fashions on a budget. Fashion Hunters follows four eccentric store employees as they go out searching the attics, closets and garages of New York’s elite.
MAD FASHION – ARENA – Season One
10.00pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Mad Fashion presents an up-close look at the over-the-top world of celebrity fashion designer Chris March. From concept to delivery, each episode follows March, the former Project Runway alum, and his eccentric crew of fashion misfits as they create one-of-a-kind designs for his loyal clientele. From Jennifer Coolidge’s Mardi-Gras float ensemble to model Chrissy Teigen’s gown for the MET Costume Gala – no event is too outrageous for this team.
DR G MEDICAL EXAMINER – BIO – Season Four
8.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
One of America’s most respected and charismatic forensic pathologists, Dr. Jan Garavaglia, returns for a fourth season of her fascinating series in which she takes viewers on an unprecedented look behind the scenes at the world of science, mystery and justice.
Thursday, January 26
STAND UP AUSTRALIA DAY – THE COMEDY CHANNEL
3.30pm to 11.30pm
It’s the very best in Stand Up Comedy with STAND UP AUSTRALIA DAY! The laughs start at
3.30pm Jimeoin on Ice
4.30pm Wayne Brady Live Does Australia
5.30pm Fiona O’Loughlin Live
6.30pm The Umbilical Brothers Don’t Explain
7.30pm Strassman Get Chuck’d Tour
8.30pm Carl Barron Walking Down the Street
9.30pm Akmal Live and Uncensored
10.30pm Arj Barker Forever
TOUGH NUTS: AUSTRALIA’S HARDEST CRIMINALS “GEORGE FREEMAN – THE KING OF SYDNEY” – CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK
Season Two, Episode Eight (Final Episode)
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Presented by bestselling crime author, Tara Moss. George Freeman: The King Of Sydney. Murderer, race fixer, SP bookmaker and crime lord, Freeman and his gang ruled Sydney’s underworld for 30 years. Although he could turn on the charm, Freeman’s violence and ruthlessness were legendary.
ALL WORKED UP – CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – Season 3
9:00pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
This high voltage real life series showcases stories of people whose jobs enrage the people they encounter. All Worked Up travels across the USA to bring viewers larger-than-life characters for whom ducking punches and dodging bullets is all in a day’s work.
CONVICT AUSTRALIA – HISTORY
3.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Convict Australia is the first ever documentary about Australia’s convict past. It visits the locations where convicts lived and worked, talks to historians and descendants of convicts and experiences the legacy of the dramatic, brutal birth of a nation. Between 1788 and 1868 165,000 British and Irish convicts made the arduous journey to an unknown land we now call Australia. The majority of these convicts transported to Australia were poor and illiterate, victims of the Poor Laws and social conditions in Georgian England and eight out of ten prisoners had been convicted for larceny of some description.
Friday, January 27
STAFFORD BROTHERS – FOX8 – Season 2
8.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere.
Season two of the Stafford Brothers follows the professional journey and personal turmoil of DJ brothers Matt and Chris Stafford, fighting to stay on top of the ultra-lucrative entertainment industry. As their nightclub and music empire continue to expand, drama and chaos consumes their personal lives, leaving mayhem to ensue as the DJ’s continue to work hard and play even harder.
REHAB: PARTY AT THE HARD ROCK HOTEL – FOX8 – Season 2
9.00pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Go behind the scenes of Rehab, the hottest party in the world’s sexiest city, Las Vegas. Get an inside look at how security and staff indulge big-spending customers but still keep the chaos under control.
Saturday January 28
NEFERTITI AND THE LOST DYNASTY – HISTORY
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Over 3,000 years ago, they tore ancient Egypt apart. And then they vanished… Nefertiti, the perfect one and the legendary beauty, and her husband, Akhenaten, the radical king… This revolutionary couple would shake the foundations of Egypt as they set out to reinvent a civilisation. They threw out the old government, the old capital city, and even replaced the old gods. In less than 20 years they would turn Egypt on its head, and they themselves would disappear from history. Where did they end up?