With Week 40, thus begins the first week of lots of fast-tracking. Multiple shows across Channels 9 & 10 getting the fast-tracked treatment, though it means different things to different shows. Glee is being shown in Australia within hours of it airing in the US. Survivor: South Pacific is nearly two weeks behind with it’s premiere this week, though still considered fast-tracked by Ch9. It’s crazy. But don’t get too settled…

To throw one final spanner in the works, daylight savings kicks in for NSW & Vic this Saturday night – meaning next week gets all interesting for any shows Qld’s enjoy live tweeting. Just a heads up.


  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • The Renovators – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed 8pm/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Wild Boys – Sun 7:30pm (rpt following Sun 10am), Ch7
  • Underbelly Razor – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9 (rpt Fri 8:30pm, GEM)
  • Junior Masterchef (series return) – Sun/Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Person Of Interest – Sun 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Australian Story – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • Four Corners – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Breaking Bad – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • NCIS (series return) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Joy Of Sets – Tue 9pm, Ch9
  • Survivor: South Pacific – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • NCIS:LA (series return) – Tue 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (series return) – Wed 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Glee – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Gruen Planet (series premiere) – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • At Home With Julia (series final) – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Four Weddings – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Crownies – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Beauty and the Geek Australia – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year (series final) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Bazura Project – Thu 9pm, ABC2
  • AFL Grand Final (Collingwood v Geelong) – Sat 1:30pm, Ch10
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Sat 9:25pm, ABC1
  • MOVIE: Die Hard – Sat 9:10pm, Ch10


  • The Chaser’s War On Everything – Sun 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Camelot – Sun 10:30pm, GO!
  • Suits – Mon 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Can Of Worms (rpt) – Tue 9:30pm, ONE
  • Jennifer Byrne Presents: Christos Tsoilkas – Tue 10pm, ABC1
  • Lockdown – Thu 9pm, 7mate
  • Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections – Sat 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Ross Noble’s Australian Trip (rpt) – Sat 9pm, ONE


  • 6:30PM with George Negus – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:15pm, ABC1
  • Q & A – Mon 9:35pm, ABC1
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • The NRL Game Plan – Thu 8:30pm, One
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9:30pm, GEM
  • Operation Repo – Tue 8:30pm, Wed 10:40, Thu 9:40pm, 7mate


  • The X Factor Australia (Live shows) – Tue/Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Farmer Wants A Wife – Mon 7:30pm, Ch9
  • AFL: The Brownlow Medal – Mon 7:30pm, Ch7/7mate
  • Undercover Boss Australia – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Charlie’s Angels (season premiere) – Tue 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Packed To The Rafters – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Two and a Half Men (feat Ashton Kutcher) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Dinner Date (UK) – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • twentysomething – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • World’s Strictest Parents – Wed 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Poh’s Kitchen on the Road – Wed 8pm, ABC1


  • Good News World – Mon 10:30pm, Ch10
  • Rush – Thu 9:30pm, Ch10


  • Swift & Shift – Mon 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Pizza – Mon 90pm, Ch9
  • NRL Footy Show (season final) – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9

Junior MasterChef returns to remind us of our inadequacies, sans Matt Preston but with added Anna Gare (who? correct). It’s a lot of fun and the kids are treated quite kindly while turning out some rock-solid and amazing dishes. Prepare to be dazzled, etc.

Zapruder’s & ABC1 launch the next extension of their popular brand – this time, it’s The Gruen Planet. Focusing on spin doctoring and public relations management, this Gruen is sure to be the ratings hit that past Gruens have been for Aunty. It’s a smart move.

With the “last Saturday in September” upon us, the AFL Grand Final takes over Channel 10 from midday with pre-game entertainment (make your own call on that) and the spectacle that will be Collingwood vs Geelong. Sure to be a blockbuster.

A Saturday night special, magic legends Penn & Teller deliver their new series Fool Us, featuring Jonathan Ross as the master of ceremonies. The duo offered a support slot in their Las Vegas show to whichever amateur magician could present them with the best trick/spot. It’ll be a series of magic, insight and very direct comment.