The second week of non-ratings brings a few surprises – not least of which is a new channel! NITV launches on Wednesday at 12 midday AEDT with an afternoon full of good content culminating in a concert live from Uluru. A fantastic way to welcome in a channel dedicated to quality indigenous programming.

Geraldine Doogue presents Who Makes The News on ABC News 24 this week – a one off special looking at the news makers as well well as those that reported the big events in Australia over the last 30 or so years.

Louis In Hell: Return to the Most Hated Family has Theroux revisiting the Westboro Baptist Church and the family at the centre of the controversy. He is again allowed access to the family who continue to deride and chastise him for his weak demeanour and lack of faith. There’s also interview with children of the family who have left the cult.

Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia matches Prue MacSween, Chloe Maxwell, Kris Smith & Josh Thomas in what will surely be a delightfully entertaining and chaotic look at these four celebs and their attempt to put on a dinner party for each other.

A year in the life of one of the toughest talking female comics in the business – Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work is an intriguing warts and all insight into life with the comedian, the works she’s had done, and how she continues to grow opportunities just by being herself.

Finally Up All Night returns to the primetime hour of 11:15pm Thursday. Set your PVRs for this enjoyable sitcom starring Wil Arnett & Christina Applegate that can’t get a break on Ch7.


  • Auction Room (season finale) – Sun 6pm, ABC1
  • Sunday Night (summer series) – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Christmas with the Australian Women’s Weekly – Sun 6:30pm, Ch9
  • The Manor Reborn (season premiere – 4eps) – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Christmas With The Stars – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • 60 Minutes (summer series) – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Border Patrol – Sun 8pm, Ch7
  • The Pillars Of The Earth (series premiere) – Sun 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender – Sun 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Homeland – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Mentalist – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Animal Kingdom – Sun 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Vegas – Sun 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Southland – Sun 11:45pm, Ch9
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:35pm, SBS one
  • Ben and Kate – Mon 8pm, Ch10
  • Louis In Hell: Return To The Most Hated Family – Mon 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Mentalist – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The New Normal – Mon 9pm, Ch10
  • Who Makes The News – Mon 9:30pm, ABC News 24
  • The Amazing Race US (double episode) – Mon 9:30pm, Ch7
  • House Husbands (S01E02 repeat) – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • Ten Late News – Mon-Thu 10:40pm, Ch10
  • Whitney – Mon 11:30pm, Ch7
  • Once Upon A Time – Tue/Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year (S01E02 repeat) – Tue 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Jamie’s 15 Minutes Meals (double episode) – Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia (Prue MacSween, Josh Thomas, Kris Smith, Chloe Maxwell) – Tue 7:30pm, Lifestyle
  • NCIS – Tue 8:35pm, Ch10
  • Covert Affairs (series return – double episode) – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • NCIS:LA – Tue 9:35pm, Ch10
  • Survivor: Philippines – Tue 10:30pm, Ch9
  • NITV Launch – Wed 12pm, NITV
  • Dynamo: Magician Impossible (S02 premiere) – Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Glee – Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • From the Heart of our Nation Concert – Wed 8pm, NITV/SBS one
  • Grimm (double episode) – Wed 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Beauty and the Beast (season finale) – Wed 8:45pm, ABC2
  • Problems (series finale) – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Red Dwarf X (series finale) – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work – Wed 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War (E02/finale repeat) – Wed 9:30pm, Ch9
  • The Cult – Wed 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Jamie’s Xmas With Bells On – Thu 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Getaway (summer series) – Thu 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong 2 – Thu 8pm, SBS one
  • The Warehouse Comedy Festival (Frank Woodley: Bemusement Park) – Thu 9pm, ABC2
  • House Of Lies – Thu 9:30pm, ONE
  • Up All Night (series return – Thu 11:15pm, Ch7
  • The Living Room (summer series) – Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Moone Boy (series finale) – Fri 8pm, ABC1
  • New Tricks (series finale) – Fri 8:30pm, ABC1
  • When We Left The Earth: The NASA Missions (6eps series premiere) – Fri 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays – Sat 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Young James Herriot (series finale) – Sat 8:20pm, ABC1


  • Hit & Miss – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate

      • The Project – Sun-Fri 6pm, Ch10
      • Compass – Sun 6:30pm, ABC1
      • Person Of Interest – Sun 11pm, Ch9
      • Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Mon 7:30pm, ONE
      • Yes Chef – Sat 3pm, Ch10
      • A Taste Of Travel – Sat 3:30pm, Ch10
      • Love To Share – Sat 4pm, Ch10


      • Merlin – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10
      • Nazi Hunters – Sun 9:30pm, Ch7
      • Go Girls – Sun/Fri 10:30pm; Sat 9:30pm/10:30pm, Ch10
      • Grandstand – Mon-Thu 7:30pm, ABC News 24
      • Castle – Mon 8:45pm, Ch7
      • Hawaii 5-O – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
      • Grey’s Anatomy – Tue 9:40pm, Ch7
      • The Good Wife – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
      • Better Homes and Gardens – Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch7
      • Burn Notice – Fri 9pm, Ch10


      • 2 Broke Girls – Tue 9:00pm, Ch9

      DO. NOT. BOTHER.

      • Emily Owens MD – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10
      • Cougar Town – Thu 11:45pm, Ch7
      • Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Summer Series – Sat 6:30pm, Ch9