Here are some important dates for some channel 9 shows.
1. Domestic Blitz – which only returned a few weeks ago – will have its season finale on Sunday Sept 13 at 6.30pm.
2. The Farmer Wants A Wife will finish with a special two hour finale on Monday September 14 at 8.30pm. That means, for the east coast, that Drop Dead Diva will not be seen that week (and Adelaide and Perth – Mentalist repeats will be off that week).
No doubt the two hour finale is in a bid to both finish the show off as it has not done that well this season as well as attract a better share of the ratings that night.
The conclusion of Domestic Blitz and Farmer Wants a Wife means that there will be two openings in 9’s schedule for the week commencing September 20. One of those times – my guess would be Monday 8.30 – will be the Apprentice Australian Version.
3. NRL States: 7.30 Friday September 11 sees the first NRL Qualifying Final live. While on Saturday the 12th, the 2nd and 3rd qualifying finals are played back to back from 6.30pm.
That means that Australia’s Funniest Home Videos will be seen at 5pm on Saturday September 12. The video show remains at 6.30pm for the AFL states (but this may change in Melbourne if the Melbourne Storm are in the finals). Currently planned programming shows the 2nd Qualifier on at 11.30pm in Melbourne, after 2 yet to be confirmed movies.
4. NRL States: 7.30 Friday September 18 sees the 1st Semi Final air, while on the following Saturday night, the 2nd semi final will be seen at 6.30pm.
That means that Australia’s Funniest Home Videos will be seen at 5pm on Saturday September 19. The video show remains at 6.30pm for the AFL states (but this may change in Melbourne if the Melbourne Storm are in the finals).
5. Tuesday nights: Remain the same, with 20-1 at 7.30, 2.5 Men at 8.30 and a movie at 9.30. The movie for Sept 1st is Blades of Glory and the movie on September the 8th is Goldmember. Some guides, however, show this as a “TBA” so maybe some programming changes to come here.
6. Wednesday nights see the new series Money For Jam airing from Sept 2 at 8pm. Two and A Half Men still on at 7.30pm Wednesdays.
As always, this information subject to late change by channel 9. Check guides (internet or EPGs) closer to the date of airing.