But I have to say, while one is in a stable timeslot hours after the US – on a night that there isn’t much else on TV, the other is becoming near impossible to keep up with. Continue reading »
Who Do You Think You Are?
Highlights include four-part drama series Better Man, which tells the true story of Vietnamese-Australian Van Nguyen, who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005. His hanging was the first execution of an Australian in Southeast Asia since 1993. Continue reading »
CSI: Miami moves back into Thursday nights, while CSI: NY continues on Monday nights – but still no sign of the original CSI franchise based in Las Vegas. 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.
My Kitchen Rules, 7.30pm, Seven
It started with twelve teams and now it’ s down to two. They’ve cooked for their fellow contestants in their own homes, tantalised tastebuds across the streets of Australia and impressed the judges at Kitchen Headquarters. Tonight, in the ultimate test, the two final teams must prepare an impressive five-course meal for a full restaurant. With 100 plates to serve per team, the pressure is on. Judges Pete Evans and Manu Feildel guest judges Guy Grossi, Tobie Puttock, Liz Egan and Karen Martini will score each team out of 10 to determine this year’s winner. In a suspenseful and exciting not-to-be missed grand final, who will be crowned My Kitchen Rules 2012 champions and walk away with the $250,000 cash prize?
Pictures of You, 9.30pm, Seven
Well-known personalities open up their childhood photo albums and share personal stories from their formative years in front of a live studio audience. Guests include Anh Do and Shane Jacobson.
Who Do You Think You Are? Shaun Micallef – 7.30pm, SBS HD
Comedian Shaun Micallef was never told much about his family’s past and is worried that his ancestors will all be a bit dull. He begins his journey by investigating his maternal line. It leads Shaun to a most unexpected place, Turkey, and the discovery that his great, great, great grandfather on his mother’s side fought in an epic battle and had a brush with one of the most famous women of the eighteenth century. But what he discovers on his father’s Maltese side of the family will amaze him even more.
Rizzoli & Isles, 10.30pm, GEM
Jane and the squad probe the stabbing death of a star dancer’s mother. Elsewhere, Korsak’s stepson is accused of shooting a cop.
What not to watch –
Superhero Movie, 10pm, GO!
The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre. Rick Riker is a nerdy teen bitten by a radioactive dragonfly. Imbued with superpowers, Riker assumes a new identity as the Dragonfly.
Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, 10.25pm, ABC2 / ABC4
Both high school and American Idol feature harsh social criticisms, popularity contests, and shady characters – be it Ryan Seacrest, or the neighbourhood creep. But which is more evil?
Cutting Edge – Terror Island, 9.30pm, SBS ONE
On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, set off a bomb in the heart of Oslo. He then raced to a small island in the Oslo fjord and used a high-powered weapon to systematically murder 69 innocent young people. This horrific act is documented, along with interviews with some of the survivors whose lives will be forever changed.
Constantine, 9.30pm, GO!
Just beneath the streets of modern-day Los Angeles lies a world of demons, and angels. Renegade occultist John Constantine enters this world to help the investigation of a mysterious suicide.
Nigella Kitchen, 8.01pm, ABC1
It’s a long weekend of comfort cooking in Nigella’s kitchen where the food is delicious and the cooking is easy.
Who Do You Think You Are? – Ben Mendelsohn, 7.30pm, SBS ONE
Bad boy larrikin actor Ben Mendelsohn embarks on a journey into his ancestry to find out if he really is related to the famous composer of the Wedding March, Felix Mendelssohn
The Office, 8.30pm and 9pm, ELEVEN
Michael, about to leave for Colorado, wants a day without drama to say his goodbyes to each co-worker.
Commercial Kings, 9pm, ABC2 / ABC4
Internet stars Rhett and Link travel to North Hollywood to make local TV commercials for a presidential-themed carwash and a hot dog restaurant.
Who Do You Think You Are? 7.30pm, SBS ONE
Australian film and TV industry luminary, actress Sigrid Thornton has cornered the market in feisty leading roles. She is possibly best known for her role as the ‘starting life over again’ magistrate Laura in Sea Change.
Top 5 Eaten Alive, 7.30pm, Seven
A dramatic depiction of five of the most amazing stories of shark attack survival, told by the victims themselves. It takes the viewer into the experience of confronting the sea’s top predator and living to tell the tale.
Injustice (Premiere) 7.30pm, W
Barrister William Travers is reluctantly called back to London to represent his old friend Martin Newall, who is accused of murdering a young intern he was sleeping with.
Spicks & Specks, ABC1, 8.30pm
Adam, Alan and Myf revisit their favourite moments from the past seven years including Adam’s very first opening monologue, a diverse range of artists who have featured in Look Ma, and some of the greatest comedian guests.
The Killing, SBS TWO, 8.30pm
The original Danish version. The body of the missing 19-year-old student is found in an abandoned car, and details of her suffering are uncovered. Suspicion falls on local politician Troels Hartmann when it is found that the car is registered to his campaign office. Detective Inspector Sarah Lund keeps postponing her departure, and tension arises between her and her new partner as they investigate the connection to city hall.
The Killing, ONE, 9.30pm
The new version. El Diablo. City Councilman Richmond suspects a leak within his own team, causing a shake up in his campaign, and a new witness leads to a new suspect.
Who Do You Think You Are? Nine, 10.30pm
Tim McGraw. Tim McGraw researches his father’s ancestry. He discovers a link to descendants who were among the US’s first settlers and a connection to George Washington.
White Collar, Ten, 10.30pm
Mozzie needs Peter and Neal’s help with a scam to take down a mobster from Detroit.
An Idiot Abroad, 9.30pm, TEN
In this hilarious series Ricky Gervais sends an average Englishman, Karl Pilkington, off to see the seven wonders of the world. Tonight he starts in China.
Who Do You Think You Are? – Steve Buscemi, 10.30pm, Nine
Actor Steve Buscemi (Fargo, Armageddon) delves into his family tree to unearth information about possible rogues and rebels in his genealogy.
Bondi Vet, 8pm, TEN
While Dr Chris deals with a feisty channel billed cuckoo and two dogs on a roof, the staff at SASH do their best to help a very special Koala.
Poh’s Kitchen on the Road, 8.01pm, ABC1
Poh’s road trip takes her to King Island. She tries milking a cow, meets a master cheese-maker and visits an organic egg farm where the chooks have their own retirement paddock.
The Hasselhoffs, 9.30pm, LifeStyle YOU
This show goes into the home life of “The Hoff”, it got cancelled after 2 episodes – but here they are!
The Renovators Finale, 7.30pm, TEN
In the final episode, it’s the auction of our six houses. The profit from all six properties will become the prize for one very lucky renovator. The hammer is raised, bidding is open.
Who Do You Think You Are? Rosie O’Donnell, 10.30pm, Nine
Rosie O’Donnell explores her ancestry by focusing on her late mother’s life. Her familial sleuthing directs her to Jersey City and then Ireland, where she uncovers various hardships faced by her family.
Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7.35pm, FOX8
Amy, still unaware that Adrian is pregnant, is off to New York for the summer, as she and Ben profess their love at the airport.
The Kite Runner, 10.05pm, SBS ONE
Prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an unlikely friendship develops between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. During a kite-flying tournament, an unspeakable event changes the nature of their relationship forever. Nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 2007.
Amazon with Bruce Parry, 7.30pm, SBS
Travelling over 10,000km by foot, light aircraft and boat, Bruce Parry explores the environment, peoples and cultures along the full length of the Amazon – from its source in Peru to its mouth in Brazil.