At least 16 new or returning shows this week, and with the tennis finally getting out of the way we can start to see how some shows get to line up head-to-head. With The Biggest Loser struggling last week and now meeting Excess Baggage directly at 7pm, with both crossing over at 7:30pm to compete with My Kitchen Rules it a reality-fest we’ve not seen from the commercial networks before. Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war…


  • Young Talent Time – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Video Killed The Radio Star – Sun 7pm, ABC2
  • Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • New Girl – Sun 8pm, Ch10
  • Homeland – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Orchids: My Intersex Adventure – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Kung Fu Kitchen – Mon 7pm, SBS Two
  • Excess Baggage – Mon, Tue, Thu 7pm, Ch9
  • Whoose Line Is It Anyway? – Mon 7:30pm, ONE
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:35pm, SBS one
  • My Kitchen Rules (series return) – Mon 7:35pm, Ch7
  • NCIS: LA (series return) – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Please Marry My Boy (series premiere) – Mon 8:45pm, Ch7
  • Hawaii 5-O (series return) – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
  • The Glades – Mon 10:30pm, Ch10
  • Santo, Sam & Ed’s Sports Fever – Mon 10:45pm, Ch7
  • Bondi Vet (series return) – Tue 8pm, Ch10
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9pm, Eleven
  • Commercial Kings – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (series return) – Wed 8pm, Ch10
  • Zumbo (rpt) – Thu 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Family Confidential – The Nolls (series return) – Thu 8pm, ABC1
  • The Straits (double episode series premiere) – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Desperate Housewives (series return) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • CSI (series return) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • 24 Hours in Emergency – Thu 9:35pm, SBS one
  • Southland – Thu 11:30pm/12:30am, Ch9
  • Glee – Fri 7pm, Ch10
  • Better Homes and Gardens (series return) – Fri 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Last Man Standing (Mongolia) – Fri 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight (rpts) – Fri 10:45pm, ABC1
  • Undercover Boss (series return) – Sat 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Accused – Sat 8:35pm, ABC1
  • RocKwiz (rpts) – Sat 8:35pm, SBS one
  • An Idiot Abroad 2: Karl’s Bucket List – Sat 9:30pm, Ch10


  • Dragon’s Den – Sun 7:30pm, ABC2
  • Animaniacs – Weekdays 6:30am, GO!
  • Boston Legal (rpt) – Mon 11pm, 7mate
  • The League – Wed 1am, ONE
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2


  • The Project – Sun-Fri 6pm, Ch10
  • Hell’s Kitchen – Mon 9:30pm/10:30pm, GEM
  • Blue Bloods (season finale) – Mon 10pm, ONE


  • Freddie Flintoff Versus The World – Mon 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Outnumbered – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • From Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • The Good Wife – Wed 9:10pm, Ch10
  • A Gifted Man – Thu 8pm, Ch10
  • The Graham Norton Show – Sat 8:30pm, Ch10


  • The Biggest Loser – Mon-Thu 7pm, Ch10
  • Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil – Tue 10:25pm, ABC2


  • Two and a Half Men – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Phoneshop – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Marriage Ref – Wed 11:05pm, Ch7
  • Top Gear USA – Sat 6:30pm, GO!

There’s something a little too pleasant about Excess Baggage. There’s no humiliation (other than between contestant’s egos), there’s nobody trying to hook up making it a little bit creepy. A certain surprise package for Ch9 this year, so get on board early.

Please Marry My Boy has had a promo run from hell – everyone thinks the guys involved are mummy’s boys. They may reveal themselves to be, but this Farmer Wants A Wife-in-the-suburbs clone is sure to surprise many and become addictive viewing.

Santo, Sam & Ed’s Sports Fever – from the people at Working Dog. Success!

I really liked The Straits, and with a double episode to start the series this week it will give you a great indication to what this season will be like. Hint: It gets more violent, but that’s not a bad thing.