One week into The Renovators and the response has been varied. It’s not horrible by any standards, but the 8:30pm timeslot is doing it no favours. Still, this week it’s all about the finals: final week of MasterChef Australia, final of this season of Criminal Minds, the final episode of The Amazing Race Australia and the final of Australia’s Got Talent – finally. Everything just feels so… final.


  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • The Block – Sun 6:30pm; Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9
  • Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Great Migrations – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MasterChef Australia – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Renovators – Sun/Mon/Tue 8:30pm; Wed 9pm; Thu 8:30pm; Fri 9pm, Ch10
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • The Amazing Race Australia (season final) – Mon 9pm, Ch7
  • Can Of Worms – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Flight Of The Conchords (rpt) – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Wilfred (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Californication (rpt) – Tue 10pm, Eleven
  • Top Design – Wed 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Gruen Transfer – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Crownies – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • James May’s Toy Stories (rpt) – Fri 7:30pm, SBS one
  • The Glee Project – Fri 7:30pm, Eleven
  • Sex: An Unnatural History – Fri 10pm, SBS one
  • Tri-Nations Rugby Union: The Bledisloe Cup (AU v NZ) – Sat 5:30pm, Ch9
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one


  • MOVIE: Bruno – Sun 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Family Guy: Blue Harvest – Mon 9:30pm, 7mate
  • SAS: The Search for Warroirs (part 2 rpt) – Tue 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Family Guy: Something Something Dark Side – Tue 9:30pm, 7mate
  • MOVIE: Silence Of The Lambs – Wed 9:30pm, GO!
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Family Guy: It’s A Trap! – Thu 9:30pm, 7mate
  • MOVIE: Shaun Of The Dead – Fri 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections – Sat 7:30pm, SBS one


  • 6:30PM with George Negus – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Weekdays 7:10pm, ABC3
  • 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
  • American Pickers – Wed 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Swamp People – Thu 7:30pm, 7mate
  • The NRL Game Plan – Thu 8:30pm, One
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9:30pm, GEM
  • Operation Repo – Thu 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Up Late – Thu 11:50pm, GO!
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9


  • Marie Clare: Under the Cover (final) – Sun 6:30pm, 7Two
  • Everyday Gourmet – Weekdays 4pm, Ch10
  • Rescue Special Ops – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Australia’s Got Talent (finally the season final) – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Winners and Losers – Tue 9pm, Ch7
  • Top Gear UK – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9


  • CSI: Miami – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • The Defenders – Wed 10pm, Ch10
  • Detroit-187 – Wed 10:30pm, Ch7


  • Teen Wolf – Mon 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Tue 11pm, Ch7
  • NRL Footy Show – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

Welcome back to The Gruen Transfer – you’ve been away too long. And even though this season is a shortened one, we’ll all be paying attention.

The second episode of Hamish and Andy’s Gap Year will be telling. Will they have tightened up the things that weren’t so good in the first ep? Will they still be pilloried in the Murdoch press? Will Jack look less like a bad mime artist? We’ll find out Thursday.

If you want a show to watch that will ultimately make you feel better about yourself, try Hardcore Pawn. It’s deliciously joyous to see the Gold family that run America’s Biggest Pawn Shop interact with each other and their clients. Who wouldn’t pawn a pole-dancing pole or a horse?!