The Gallaghers are back with more Shameless behavior as Fiona scrounges for cash, Lip gets arrested, and Frank wakes up in Mexico without ID.
Sunday February 26 at 9.20pm on W
It’s summertime and the Gallaghers of Chicago are cooking up fresh ways to bring home the bacon. Their ventures may not be moral – or even legal – but they certainly are outrageous. Between beating the heat and keeping their cool, the Gallaghers are in for one crazy summer.
I only watch the stories I am interested on Sunday Night on Seven – which sometimes, is none, sometimes is one, but hardly ever the whole show. Last night, it was the first story. Border Security – really don’t watch anymore as it is too much of the same. The Force – never got into. Bones and Castle – nothing wrong with both shows actually, but one can only watch so much TV in a week, and not everything we would like to watch ends up being watched.
On Ten – of course it is YTT at 6.30 – uplifting and full of energy! (our recap here). Although not as good as it used to be, new Modern Family still gets a look in. As for New Girl – we defy the ratings trend as we gave up after the second episode. Same with Homeland, while the Concordia Special didn’t grab our attention either – having seen enough new on the disaster when it happened.
To Nine – the first session of the cricket ran late, meaning it flicked over to GEM at 6pm (Sydney market) – I turned over around 6.15 after seeing the main stories on the news to see what target Australia had set the Indians. Later in the night – around 9.30 – I was back to see that Australia would win – and they did. All over soon after 10. The movie on Nine after the cricket has been on GO! so many times over the past few years, I’d be amazed if there was anyone left who would be choosing to watch it first time on Nine last night.
ABC1 – Definitely not into Grand Designs, nor Midsomer Murders – but my parents are! Wonder if Seven is eying off Midsomer Murders for 7TWO – would really fit in with all those other British mysteries! Have been recording The Code on SBS ONE but yet to watch any of them.
Not sure how I missed this one – as I check every few days online TV guides and EPGs of Nine, GO! and GEM for programming changes – seeing that Nine do not send out amendments to those of us who write for TV – but Suburgatory was on GO! as two episodes last night (and next Sunday as well). Thankfully my series link on IQ caught the second episode – BUT – with recording The Code on SBS ONE from 8.30-9.30, and Suburgatory now on GO! 8.30-9.30, that meant Shameless on W – which we could not wait for last night – with a 9.20 start had its first 10 minutes chopped off. We went to watch it after seeing where the cricket was up to – only to see the start was missing. If I knew that before hand, either The Code or Suburgatory would have been moved to TIVO to record.
We then decided to re-record Shameless from W+2 from 11.20pm, and watch it another night – only to have Foxtel satellite lose signal from an hour from 11pm-midnight thanks to a huge storm up our way. Thankfully, it is Foxtel and there are many repeats to chose from!
That’s Sunday night – what did you watch? Your thoughts?
Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, 9.30pm, Ten
Join us for exclusive interviews and on-board footage of the events leading up to the enormous cruise ship hitting a sandbar off the Italian island of Giglio Porto with devastating consequences.
Shameless, 9.20pm, W
In the series one finale, Steve tries to convince Fiona to leave town with him after Tony discovers his true livelihood and threatens him with jail if he doesn’t leave. Series two starts next Sunday.
Bones, 8.30pm, Seven
After the remains of a female toy company executive are found shrink wrapped with a Prince Charming doll, the company’s CEO gives Booth and Sweets access to the company headquarters’ highly classified prototype lab, where details of the victim’s personal life begin to emerge.
Modern Family, 7.30pm, TEN
Claire organises a donation drive to help neighbours whose house burned down. Cameron has trouble convincing the family that he can drive a delivery truck.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 10.40pm, GEM
A machine has been invented which allows individuals to erase selective portions of their memory. Former lovers Joel and Clementine elect to rid themselves of their memories to secure a clean separation.
Shameless – which will have it’s first season finale on February 19th, has been renewed in the USA for a third season.
The show focuses on an alcoholic father who lives in a perpetual stupor, while his eldest daughter Fiona tries to raise his other five children and deal with her own dilemmas.
The fast paced and witty show will have it’s season two premiere on Sunday, February 26th on W at 9.20pm
Terra Nova, 8.30pm, TEN
The 11th pilgrimage arrives. With the assistance of Lucas and Mira, the Phoenix Group tries to pillage resources from Terra Nova.
I’ve Loved You So Long, 9.30pm, SBS ONE
Juliette Fontaine is a frail, haunted woman, an ex-doctor who’s a shell of her former self. Having served 15 years in prison for an unspeakable crime, she’s back on the ‘outside’. With nowhere else to go, she comes to live with her loving but estranged sister Lea.
Shameless, 9.20pm, W
When a letter from Carl’s teacher arrives at the Gallagher home, Fiona is thrown into action to prove it’s a suitable domicile for rehabilitating a delinquent.
Bran Nue Dae, 8.24pm, ABC1
Accompanied by the joyous sounds of country gospel with Broome-style Broadway dancing, comes a road musical that celebrates the adventure of finding your way back home.
The Last Lioness, 6.30pm, Seven
In the early nineties, a scourge of illegal poaching and trophy-hunting tore through Liuwa Plain. Many species were lost. Liuwa’s lions, once famous for their size and beauty, were reduced to one resilient survivor.
Sunday December 4 at 9:20pm on W
William H. Macyy stars in this racy and edgy adaptation of the long-running, BAFTA Award winning British family drama as Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family. In the U.S. version, the sprawling Gallagher family has been transplanted to working-class Chicago during the challenging times of today’s recession. Making ends meet is always difficult, especially with a mother who is AWOL and a father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor. Emmy Rossum stars as oldest daughter Fiona, who is left to the often impossible task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on track. Bearing the de facto parent badge/burden, she’s donned the proverbial apron and makes sure her younger siblings do their chores, keep a clean(ish) home and feed the kitty – the Gallagher family fund jar – because the gas bill is due, and everyone (no matter how small) works to keep the house lights on, as well as food on the table. Brothers Lip (Jeremy Allen White), Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) use their intellect to break every rule in the book to survive and make the bank, while younger sister Debbie (Emma Kenney) would sooner steal her share. Toddler Liam, the youngest, isis just happy to be along for the ride The Gallaghers are irreverent endearing resilient just happy to be along for the ride. The Gallaghers are irreverent, endearing, resilient – and and they they re ‘re absolutely wildly absolutely, wildly and unapologetically Shameless.
The series also features Justin Chatwin as Steve, Shanola Hampton as Victoria, Steve Howey as Kevin and Joan Cusack guest stars as Sheila Jackson. Series creator Paul Abbott (Clocking Off, State of Play) is an executive producer.
*W presents Shameless commercial free on Sunday nights.
Shameless, W, 9.20pm AEDT
Premiere, commercial free.
Terra Nova, Ten, 8.30pm
Last new episode for now.
Upstairs Downstairs, ABC1, 8.30
If you loved Downton Abbey, you’ll love this.
Movie: Max Q, GEM, 8.30
Touvhing story about a father just wanting to get treatment for his sick child amongst the beaurocracy associted with the hospital system in the US.
W – SHAMELESS
Sundays from December 4 at 9:20pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
William H. Macy stars in this racy and edgy adaptation of the long-running, BAFTA Award winning British family drama as Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family.
W – THE GLADES
Sundays from December 4 at 8:30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
In the second season of The Glades, Australian actor Matt Passmore returns as the attractive, brilliant yet hard to get along with homicide detective Jim Longworth. While trying to sort out his more than complicated love life, Jim will be faced with Cuban mobsters, poisonous snakes and a community populated with the descendants of human-sideshow oddities.
BIO – THE DAY JOHN LENNON DIED
Sunday, December 4 at 8.30pm
Subscription TV Premiere
On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle’s death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.
CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – AMERICAN OCCULT
Sundays from December 4 at 7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Hiding in the shadows of major cities and rural communities across America are groups of people seeking power, thrills and acceptance through worshipping the devil. These are true stories of how people involved in occults use devil worship and its rituals to intimidate enemies, satisfy twisted desires and justify heinous, bloody and sadistic crimes.
MAIN EVENT – COTTON vs MARGARITO II
LIVE from the USA
Sunday, December 4 at 1.00pm LIVE – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Three division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto will make the second defense of his WBA super welterweight title in this long-awaited rematch against professional rival and three times welterweight world champion, Antonio ‘The Tijuana Tornado’ Margarito of Mexico on Dec 4 at the boxing Mecca, Madison Square Garden.
W – LAW & ORDER
Mondays from December 5 at 9:30pm – Subscription TV Premiere
Filmed entirely on location in New York, the realistic program looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective.
BIO – EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION
Weekdays from Monday, December 5 at 3.00pm – Channel Premiere
Extreme Makeover Home Edition is extremely uplifting, it’s extreme transformation and it’s extremely communityoriented. See dingy kitchens get completely tricked out, spa-inspired bathrooms built where icky ones once were, and Olympic-sized swimming pools installed in what were once shabby overgrown yards. Host Ty Pennington and his crew do it from the ground up.
111 HITS – BONES
Weeknights from Monday, December 5 at 7.30pm – Channel Premiere
Here’s your chance to see the series from the start.
Based on the real-life experiences and best-selling works of novelist-forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who solves crimes using evidence supplied by skeletal remains. The show follows Dr. Temperance Brennan, a bones specialist, doing her best to solve crimes for the FBI and Homeland security.
THE HISTORY CHANNEL – THE GLADIO: FOOT SOLDIERS
Monday December 5 at 7.30pm – Channel Premiere
Explore the influence of Gladio, a secret terrorist network operating in Europe. Discover the development in the 1980s of a type of terrorism which used the media in order to influence public opinion and destabilise democratic society. The programme includes an examination of the kidnap and subsequent murder of the former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro.
W – WHITE COLLAR
Tuesdays from December 6 at 8:30pm – Subscription TV Premiere
White Collar is about the unlikely partnership of a con artist, Neal Caffrey, and an FBI agent, Peter Burke. The second season kicks off with all new cases, more intrigue and more bromance!
THE COMEDY CHANNEL – OLIVIA LEE: DIRTY, SEXY, FUNNY
Tuesdays from December 6 at 10.00pm – Subscription TV Premiere
Dirty, Sexy, Funny … and you can add cheeky, cruel and totally off-the-hook as BALLS OF STEEL’s Olivia Lee shows her skill for on-the-spot comedy, naughty hi-jinks and outrageous pranks.
FOXTEL ON DEMAND – Wednesday, December 7
GREEN LANTERN (M) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
TREE OF LIFE (PG) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. Stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn
TREASURE BUDDIES (G) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
Disney’s talking puppies embark on a mission to Egypt.
W – DAMAGES
Wednesdays from December 7 at 8:30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Ellen Parsons returns to Hewes & Associates to pursue a lawsuit against military contractor High Star Security and its powerful CEO, Howard Erickson. Turning to an ex-employee for information about a secret High Star mission gone awry in Afghanistan, plunges Ellen into a side of the war on terror that’s rife with torture and deceit.
THE COMEDY CHANNEL – THE MIDDLE
Wednesdays from December 7 at 8.30pm
Subscription TV Premiere
Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton stars in this warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations.
CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – MOTORWAY COPS
Wednesdays from December 7 at 7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Motorway Cops is returning for a third thrilling series.
FOXTEL ON DEMAND – Thursday December 8
JANE EYRE (M) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret. Stars Aussie Mia Wasikowska.
SENNA (M) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
W – ARMY WIVES
Thursdays from December 8 at 8:30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
The women’s friendships continue to grow stronger as they band together through their most difficult challenges yet, including life with a newborn, career changes and the tragic loss of a loved one.
W – LIE TO ME
SEASON 3 (Final Season)
Fridays from December 9 at 8:30pm – Subscription TV Premiere
Season three focuses on testing the relationships and dynamics of The Lightman Group as a wedge is driven between Lightman and Foster, creating devastating consequences for the group’s future.
CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – OCEAN FORCE
Fridays from December 9 at 8:30pm – Subscription TV Premiere
It’s real hard-driving action direct from some of the world’s most beautiful, and sometimes most dangerous, beaches. Handling everything from drunken brawls to dangerous open water rescues, see why life’s a beach for the lifeguards who never stop working to make playtime safe.
ARENA – ONE TREE HILL
Saturdays from December 10 at 6.00pm – Channel Premiere
Now in its seventh season, One Tree Hill continues to explore the journeys of its beloved characters, while seamlessly introducing new favourites. As the series jumps ahead 14 months, these new relationships infuse the history of Tree Hill and change the lives of those who live there.
CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – MURDER SHE SOLVED
Saturdays from December 10 at 9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Murder She Solved takes you into the minds of female criminal investigators as they reveal the untold stories behind the capture of the most notorious killers.