Rush

Questions over Minogue’s future with The Voice

With possible conflicts with Kylie Minogue’s tour at the end of the year and the next season of The Voice UK, speculation was rife that she wouldn’t be returning.  The BBC is keen to retain her though if the series is recommissioned saying they are aware of Kylie’s touring commitments and are looking to accommodate them.

Belgian teacher discovers new discipline

A Belgian maths teacher, frustrated that threats of detention weren’t working with his students, started to threaten them with revelations as to which characters died in the fourth season of Game of Thrones if they refused to comply with his request for silence. Strangely enough, the tactic worked.

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The X Factor, Seven, 7.30pm
The Grand Final – and of course the obvious “prime pick” for what to watch on TV Tonight. Will it be Reece – seemingly liked by Kylie? Andrew? Or Johnny. Tonight we find out as The X Factor Australia season 2 concludes around 9.30pm.

Happy Endings, Seven, 9.30-ish pm (after X Factor so start time could be 9.45!)
Pilot. Based on what I’ve seen of this show, I don’t think it will be a hit – but give it a go and judge for yourself. Now that they’ve split, does this group have the stuff to stay together? Or do their friends Max, Brad, Jane and Penny have to choose sides? Suddenly every event is a negotiation.

Survivor: South Pacific, Nine, 9.30pm
Nearing the end now – and yes, Nine will continue showing new eps after this week until the season finale. Running the show: The castaways are shocked to learn about a double elimination. At Redemption Island, two ousted players are sent home.

Nothing But The Beat, GO!, 10.30pm
Some rare new content on GO! – David Guetta is currently rattling the foundations of Pop and lighting up the charts, to celebrate his unprecedented success, this film gives a unique insight into his life, career and meteoric rise from underground house DJ into one of the world’s most sought-after DJs and producers.

STV
Doctor Who, UKTV, 7.30pm AEDT
The End of Time. The Doctor has faced Daleks, Cyberman, Angles and Devils, but now stands defeated at the end of his life, as the Master’s victory unleashes the greater terror of all. Can The Doctor stop the cataclysm?

The Real Housewives of NYC, Arena, 8.30pm AEDT
L.O.V.E Dual. LuAnn decides to throw Jacques a surprise party for their one year anniversary (of dating). While at her producer’s studio, Natalie Cole shows up and LuAnn invites her to the party. Much to her surprise, Natalie accepts and offers to sing a song, with LuAnn! At a dinner party Ramona is throwing for Alex, Simon, Sonja, and Brian, Ramona reveals that she would like another baby. All the ladies attend LuAnn’s anniversary party and have no idea that the surprise for the night includes Natalie Cole. Sonja brings a surprise of her own – a pregnancy test for Ramona!

HD Free to air
Rush, ONE, 9.30pm
Want to see Rush in HD? Well, now you can as ONE replays the series. When a container of illegal weapons is broken into, TR races to save the life a security guard and attempt to find the men responsible.

The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, GEM from 8.30pm (repeats)
The Closer: Repeat Offender. Brenda and her squad snoop into the slaying of a young female house-sitter, and just as the LAPD undergoes game-changing organisational shifts, Captain Raydor advances in her audit of Brenda’s department. Rizzoli: We Don’t Need Another Hero. Season two opens with Jane recovering from a shooting and being saluted as a hero at a public event.

 

8.30pm Thursday November 17 on Ten

The past thirteen weeks of Australia’s best cop drama comes to an intense climax this week, in Rush’s Season k finale.

Last time we left Tactical Response they had discovered the ultimate dirty bomb in central Melbourne; combining radioactive material with traditional explosives. As the bomb squad work to defuse the device, Lawson, Shannon and Christian are tasked to fly to Fiji in order to extradite South Korean national Kenta Tomi back to Australia. The leader of the Shining Cloud doomsday cult, this fugitive is the only man who knows how to defuse the bomb.

Also, Josh gets his deserved revenge on Lawson for sleeping with Tash. Shannon also responds to Lawson’s marriage proposal… sort of.

Most of Melbourne has been evacuated with the media, public and government all on high alert. Will Tomi come clean in order to defuse the bomb?

8.30pm Thursday November 17 on Ten

The past thirteen weeks of Australia’s best cop drama comes to an intense climax this week, in Rush’s Season k finale.

Last time we left Tactical Response they had discovered the ultimate dirty bomb in central Melbourne; combining radioactive material with traditional explosives. As the bomb squad work to defuse the device, Lawson, Shannon and Christian are tasked to fly to Fiji in order to extradite South Korean national Kenta Tomi back to Australia. The leader of the Shining Cloud doomsday cult, this fugitive is the only man who knows how to defuse the bomb.

Also, Josh gets his deserved revenge on Lawson for sleeping with Tash. Shannon also responds to Lawson’s marriage proposal… sort of.

Most of Melbourne has been evacuated with the media, public and government all on high alert. Will Tomi come clean in order to defuse the bomb?

8.30pm Thursday November 10 on Ten

As this stunning season of RUSH starts drawing to a close, Lawson and TR take part in the trail of the Cuckoo, a Russian fugitive planning to unleash terrorist-like chaos across the Melbourne cityscape.

However, the team quickly find themselves up against a carefully planned maneuver as the tables are turned and those on trial hold Tactical Response hostage trying to escape from military courtroom.

Also, things get a little romantic for Shannon and Lawson with a proposal! Will our hero couple finally get their act together? Tune in to find out.

Rush to End

Next Thursday’s season finale of Rush looks like to be the show’s last episode ever.

Rush has so far has not been renewed for a fifth season, and it looks like it probably will not be. Ratings for the show have been average this year, usually down around the 700,000 mark.

Today we released a statement from TEN’s Executive Producer of Drama and Production, Rick Maier, regarding the future of RUSH:

‘RUSH remains one of the most successful and loved drama series on TEN. We could not be more proud of all that RUSH has achieved to put TEN back on the drama map, including winning the AFI award for Best Television Drama series in 2010. You can only have praise fo…r any drama series successfully completing four seasons. While we don’t discount a return series it is not on the cards at this stage – but we do intend to finish season four with a bang, literally.’

Series Producer, John Edwards, also has this to say:

‘It’s a sad fact in Australia commercial realities come in to play with all series after 65 episodes. You don’t get the tax rebate, and as a consequence producing shows of this high calibre become cost prohibitive. That said we are all incredibly proud of the series.’

We realise all of you are so supportive of Australian drama and this show in particular. Thank you for watching Lawson, Kerry, Josh and the TR team for four incredible seasons.

Rush airs Thursday at 8.30pm on Ten, with the final Thursday November 17, 8.30pm.

Wipeout, GO!, 7.30pm
Winter Wipeout: This Little Piggy Went to Wipe out. Twenty-four thrill seekers must endure the Wipeout obstacle course with a winter theme. This time obstacles will include the Spinning Ski Lift, Snowplow Sweeper and Big Balls with a new twist, the Snow-tivator.

Baby Planet, GEM, 7.30pm
Focusing on the important work of zoos, animal parks and conservation groups, this program uncovers the amazing stories of nature’s maternity ward.

RUSH, Ten, 8.30pm.
Second last episode. Lawson and TR take part in a cat-and-mouse chase when a Russian fugitive plans to unleash terrorist-like chaos across the Melbourne cityscape. Also a rumour exists of a proposal between Shannon and Lawson.

America’s Got Talent. FOX8, 7.35pm AEDT
Las Vegas Boot Camp 1. The Las Vegas auditions begin as contestants compete to go to Hollywood and battle for a top spot.

Glee, FOX8, 9.35pm AEDT
The Lady Gaga episode – Born This Way. New to FOX8. Will teaches the kids a valuable lesson about self-acceptance through the music of Lady Gaga. Lauren and Quinn go toe-to-toe for the prom queen crown, as Rachel struggles with a life-altering decision.

The second last week of 2011 ratings for Ten sees Junior Masterchef air on a third nightwhie new NCIS drops out of the schedule, allowing NCIS: LA to move into the 8.30pm Tuesday night timeslot. It is also the first week without any Modern Family – not even a new episode, while RUSH has its season finale on Thursday November 17.

Sunday November 13
6.30 Merlin
7.30 Junior Masterchef
8.30 Terra Nova
9.30 Ringer
10.30 NCIS: Los Angeles rpt

Monday November 14
7.30 Junior Masterchef (Top 8 return from US for double mystery box challenge)
8.30 Undercover Boss US – University of California Riverside
9.30 Law & Order: SVU rpt

Tuesday November 15
7.30 Junior Masterchef
8.30 NCIS: LA – new time
9.30 NCIS rpt

Wednesday November 16
7.30 Glee
8.30 Hawaii Five-O
9.30 NCIS rpt
10.30 White Collar

Thursday November 17
7.30 Recruits Paramedics
8.00 Keeping Up With the Joneses
8.30 Rush – season finale (and likely to be the last Rush ever)
9.30 Law & Order: SVU rpt

Friday November 18
7.30 Rules of Engagement x 2
8.30 House
9.30 Movie: The Full Monty

Saturday November 19
6.30 Back to the Future (part 1)
8.55 True Lies
11.55 Get Rich or Die Trying

8.30pm Thursday November 3 on Ten

Last week Tactical Response were seemingly relieved after discovering that the burnt out body found in Josh’s (Callan Mulvey) abandoned car wasn’t in fact him. Tonight, we find out what he’s been up to…

Ridden by the guilt of letting a fellow TR member die on his watch. Josh has gone underground, working to his own agenda and leaving the task force to pick up the pieces.

In cahoots with a mystery female, the taskforce play a cat-and-mouse game with the pair across Melbourne to discover that Josh is pursuing the men who killed Michael. As his renegade behaviour goes further off the rails, Lawson clashes with Stella and Charlie on how to fairly handle the situation.

In a brilliant end to this episode; Josh, the remainder of TR and Michael’s killer all converge outside an apartment complex where it all gets too much for one taskforce member…

8.30pm Thursday October 27 on Ten

Lawson’s world is crumbling .Along with having to deal with the death of a team member, he is now faced with the fact Josh (Callan Mulvey) is missing, presumed dead. To make matters worse, his grief causes him to make a serious judgment error that could destroy the one good thing left in his life: his relationship with Shannon. The error in judgment comes in the form of Josh’s girlfriend, Tash (Jane Allsop).

The team pull out all the stops in their pursuit of the man they believe is responsible for Michael’s death and Josh’s disappearance. But the closer they get to him, the quicker he slips away from them, leaving Lawson to, literally, cross the line in order to catch him.