Network Ten is delighted to announce it has commissioned the Australian production of The Bachelor, one of the world’s most successful event television brands.
Produced by Shine Australia, The Bachelor will feature Australia’s most eligible bachelor on a quest to find true love.
The prime-time television event, which has just celebrated its 17th season in the United States, will give one Australian bachelor and a collection of bachelorettes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find true love. Continue reading »
Instead, GO! is showing The Bachelorette each night at around 2am. Between The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, they have a lot of seasons to catch up on – its one of those shows that fans love and should be aired as close to US time as possible. Continue reading »
Who Do You Think You Are? SBS ONE, 7.30pm
Kerry O’Brien. Television journalist Kerry O’Brien was born in Brisbane into a working class, Catholic family. He embarks on a journey to find the first of the O’Briens to come to Australia and to test the validity of some old family myths.
The Bachelor, GO!, 7.30pm
In the season premiere, new Bachelor and fan favourite Ben Flajnik, the 29-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, California, meets 25 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love.
Bondi Vet, Ten, 7.30pm
Special double episode. It’s a busy time at the clinic for Chris this week- a morning walk has gone tragically wrong for Tigger and his distressed owner Bernadette. A street cleaner spooked the five year old and sent him charging into a car. Chris is trying to calm them both down to ! nd out the extent of Tigger’s injuries.
Ross Kemp on Gangs, ONE, 9.30pm
Bulgaria. Ross Kemp journey’s into the underbelly of some of the world’s most notorious gangs. From South Africa to El Salvador, Ross goes beyond the gangster’s local haunts and finds out what makes them tick.
Go For It! MOVIE ONE, 8.30 AEST
Aimee Garcia and Gina Rodriguez star in this drama about a young Latino woman torn between her family’s expectations and her passion for hip hop whose dream of a dance career hangs in the balance when she gains an audition for a top dance school. Motivated by her consuming desire to dance, Carmen (Aimee Garcia) frustrates her hard working parents who want her to succeed academically instead. While she continues studying, her heart is focused on hip hop, which she throws herself into at every opportunity. Her junior college professor (Al Bandiero) sees Carmen’s potential and encourages her to audition for a professional dance school in California, (where she could then go on and pursue her mfa degree) but with the lack of support from her parents, pressure from her boyfriend (Derrick Denicola) and her own insecurity makes her hesitate. As her life becomes more and more complicated and making her decision is imminent, Carmen is pushed to the edge and must dance for her life and her future.
While the main channels fill up with repeats and alternative programming over the two weeks of Easter non-ratings, GO! has managed to program some new content from next week, including new (to free to air) episodes of Chuck, season 16 of The Bachelor and unaired episodes of Top Gear Australia.
Chuck airs on Monday night (April 2) at 11.40pm, with the first episode of season three Chuck Versus the Pink Slip. Meanwhile, season 5 is underway on FOX8, and available in HD (and Chuck looks brilliant in HD – worth the money for the HD package just for Chuck in HD!).
The Bachelor will air at 7.30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 3. This is the 16th season of the show. GO! never aired the 15th season.
New episodes of Community find their way into Thursday nights, at 8pm. Suburgatory, on the other had is in repeats during Easter, with new episodes possibly to return from April 15.
Rumours on Facebook suggest new episodes of Fringe will air in GO! soon, as will the new series of Spartacus. Not holding my breath though, those rumours have been around for months.
The remaining few episodes of Top Gear Australia that Nine never aired will play out on GO! in the usual Top Gear USA timeslot of 6.30pm Saturday from April 7.
Meanwhile, with Excess Baggage finishing Thursday March 29 (sighs of relief can be heard), Two and a Half Men return to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday and Australia’s Home Videos to 7pm those days.
Still no sign of Survivor: One World on either Nine or GO! Hoping for after Easter?
This is where Throng used to maintain an up to date TV Guide for GO! After running the guide for two years, we decided to leave it be as there are enough internet TV guides out there that also provide an accurate TV Guide for GO! (and all the other channels), subject to amendments.
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Updated October 11, 2011
Remember when GO! started August 9, 2009 promising to deliver themed nights?
Well, one of the themed nights is back in a way of sorts from next Tuesday as GO! premieres the US version of hit reality competition series The Voice at 7.30pm, followed by The Bachelorette at 9.30pm making for a night of reailty, remeniscent of those early days on GO! where shows like Survivor, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette played out usually on Tuesday nights as well.
The move is a welcome break from GO! programming of late which sees the majority of nights filled with movies and episodes of The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men during prime time.
Later this week, in the lead up to GO!’s second anniversary on August 9, we will post a look back over the last two years of GO!
The Voice (US) premieres on GO! at 7.30pm Tuesday August 9, 2011 with a new (to GO!) series of The Bachelorette following at 9.30pm.
Lopez “on the fence” over Idol return
Jennifer Lopez says she is “on the fence” about returning to American Idol as a judge next season. “I don’t know.,” she said. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.”
Actors speak over “low-paying” acting jobs
Rob Lowe and Ed O’Neill have spoken at the recent Emmy Comedy Actor Roundtable where they admitted their frustration at low-paying acting jobs. Modern Family’s O’Neill said he turned down $40,000 for six weeks work with Al Pacino because the pay was too low.
Rugby player to play the bachelor
Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson will feature in the new UK version of The Bachelor set to kick off later in the year. Henson is no stranger to reality TV after appearing in several shows last year.
Marin joins Schneider’s pilot
Cheech Marin has joined Rob Schneider’s comedy pilot for CBS where he will play the father-in-law to Schneider’s character.
Sons of Anarchy aquires McKinnon
Actor Ray McKinnon has joined the cast for the fourth season of Sons of Anarchy. McKinnon has featured in the likes of Deadwood as well as the 2009 film The Blind Side.
Seacrest named most powerful reality figure
Ryan Seacrest has been named the most powerful person in reality TV by the Hollywood Reporter’s fourth annual list of reality moguls. The American Idol host surpassed Simon Cowell, who took the title in both 2009 and 2010.
New reality project
Former Bachelor Jake Pavelka and Hills cast member Heidi Montag have reportedly teamed up for a new reality project. Montag wrote on Twitter: ”Filming’s been great so far. Can’t wait to show you all the new show! People keep asking what my new show is about. I say – imagine if Chekhov & Tolstoy wrote for reality TV.”
Conrad to pen more books
Former Hills cast member Lauren Conrad has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins to pen a trilogy called The Fame Game. The books will follow fictional character Madison Parker, who Conrad wrote about in her LA Candy novels.
30 Rock not ending in 2012
NBC has denied the reports that 30 Rock will be ending in 2012 despite claims to the contrary by Alec Baldwin. The network says there have been no discussions as to concluding the show next year despite Baldwin announcing otherwise.
Being Human given fourth season
BBC series Being Human has been commissioned for a fourth season by its network. The supernatural series, which screens here on ABC2, will return for a further eight 60-minute episodes.
Larry King to join Daily Show?
The New York Post is reporting that former talkshow host Larry King may become an occasional contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Benz lands pilot role
No Ordinary Family actress Julie Benz has joined the cast of an upcoming pilot for American network CBS. Benz’s No Ordinary Family co-star Michael Chiklis has also joined a pilot project, fuelling speculation the supernatural series will not be renewed for a second season.
Bachelor, Bachelorette renewed
The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have both been renewed for more seasons in the US, with the former coming back for a 16th run while the latter will mark its seventh season later this year.
Micheal and Jessie win Beauty and the Geek
Michael and Jessie have taken out this year’s season of Beauty and the Geek, beating out fellow finalists Thomas and Tamika for the $100,000 prize. The pair each take home the same amount of prize money as Adam Liaw scored for his Masterchef win earlier in the year.
Sherlock picks up craft and design awards
BBC series Sherlock has picked up three awards at the recent Royal Television Society’s Craft and Design Awards for its picture enhancement effects, editing and title music. Doctor Who claimed the digital effects award and teen series Misfits picked up prizes for sound and special effects.
Mixed reviews for Warnie debut
Critics and fans alike have given Shane Warne a mixed reception following his debut as a chat show host. The former cricketer’s new series Warnie pulled an average audience for his first up effort which included interviews with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, media mogul James Packer and former Aussie cricketing great Merv Hughes.
Former Bachelor returns to day job
Former Bachelor contestant Jake Pavelka has returned to his airline job after attempting to break into the acting world following his stint on the reality dating show. Pavelka, who featured on the recent series, has returned to his job as a commercial pilot in Dallas.