It has begun – the 2013 ratings season starts today. Not that you’d notice given the chaos of the last two weeks with over 50 shows new or returning in that period. Cray cray.

ABC offers some interesting series this week – Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home shows the Grand Designs chief going through the trauma of building his own home, while four couples look to repair their relationships on Making Couples Happy (happy Valentine’s day!). Tuesday night proffers the return of Good Game for it’s NINTH season and all is well with the gaming world.

Downton Abbey pops back up for season three and it’s sure to big another ratings winner for Seven.

After so many seasons shunning and ruining it for fans, Nine finally comes to its senses and offers up the latest season of Survivor: Caramoan – fans v favourites fast-tracked on GO! The same day it airs in the US. THANK YOU, SURVIVOR GODS. OUR SACRIFICES HAVE BEEN HEARD!!!

Ten have left their run a little late, but for other shows they’ve already run things early. Too hard to work out. But what they’re offering is pretty good – the return of Can Of Worms for its third season; the start of the new David Attenborough documentary series Africa (followed by Bondi Vet); and the new series The Living Room. Over on Eleven they start the final season of The Office US. Ahh, eases the pain.

[Remember to check out the daily Molk Picks & Must Watch, all listed below & tweeted for your convenience. Let me know if I’m off the mark or spot on, too!]



  • The Simpsons (S24 premiere) – Sun 6pm, Ch10
  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Bondi Rescue (S08 premiere) – Sun 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Modern Family (new episodes) – Sun 7pm, Ch10
  • Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home (series premiere) – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • MasterChef The Professionals – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • World’s Toughest Trucker (series premiere) – Sun 7:30pm, ONE
  • Midsomer Murders (series premiere) – Sun 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Saving Face – Sun 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Downton Abbey (S03 premiere) – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Elementary (series premiere – ep 2 of 24) – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Rev (series finale) – Sun 10pm, ABC1

  • The Project – Mon 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Block: All Stars – Mon 7pm, Ch9
  • My Kitchen Rules – Mon 7:30pm, Ch7
  • MasterChef The Professionals – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Mon 7:30pm, ONE
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:35pm, SBS one
  • Australian Story – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • Four Corners – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Can Of Worms LIVE (S03 premiere) – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Raising Hope (S03 premiere) – Mon 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Revenge – Mon 8:45pm, Ch7
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:20pm, ABC1
  • Q&A – Mon 9:35pm, ABC1
  • American Horror Story: The Asylum – Mon 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Happy Endings (double episode) – Mon 11:15pm, Ch7

  • The Project – Tue 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Block: All Stars – Tue 7pm, Ch9
  • My Kitchen Rules – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • MasterChef The Professionals – Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Office US (S09 premiere – final season!) – Tue 8pm, Eleven
  • Good Game (S09 premiere) – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • NCIS – Tue 8:35pm, Ch10
  • Packed to the Rafters – Tue 8:45pm, Ch7
  • Next Stop Hollywood (series finale – ep 6 of 6) – Tue 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Against The Wall – Tue 10:45pm, Ch7

  • The Project – Wed 6:30pm, Ch10
  • My Kitchen Rules – Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Glee – Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Shock Horror Aunty (series finale – ep 2 of 2) – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • The Agony Of Life (series premiere – ep 2 of 8) – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Adam Hills: The Last Leg – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • How To Get A Life (ep 5 of 6) – Wed 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Blue Bloods (S02 premiere) – Wed 9:30pm, ONE

  • The Project – Thu 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Block: All Stars – Thu 7pm, Ch9
  • My Kitchen Rules – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Survivor: Caramoan – fans v favourites (S26 premiere) – Thu 7:30pm, GO!
  • Making Couples Happy (series premiere – ep 1 of 8) – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Set List feat. Judah Friedlander, Josie Long, Rich Hall (ep 4 of 14) – Thu 9:05pm, ABC2
  • 24 Hours In Emergency – Thu 9:35pm, SBS one
  • This Is Jinsy – Thu 9:55pm, ABC2
  • Up All Night – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

  • The Project – Fri 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Planet America – Fri 6:30pm AEST, ABC News 24
  • The Block: All Stars – Fri 7pm, Ch9
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries (ep 3 of 10) – Fri 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Living Room (series return) – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10

  • Good Game SP (S04 premiere) – Sat 9:05am, ABC3
  • David Attenborough’s AFRICA (series premiere – ep 1 of 7) – Sat 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Paradise (ep 3 of 8) – Sat 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Bondi Vet (S05 premiere) – Sat 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Good Game: Pocket Edition (series premiere) – Sat 8:20m, ABC2
  • Prisoners Of War – Sat 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (rpt) – Sat 9:20pm, ABC1


  • Grandstand – Mon-Thu 7:30pm, ABC News 24
  • The New Normal – Mon 9pm, Ch10
  • 2 Broke Girls – Tue 9pm, Ch9
  • Better Homes and Gardens – Fri 7:30pm, Ch7


  • The Mindy Project – Mon 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Two and a Half Men – Tue 10pm, Ch9
  • Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Summer Series – Sat 6:30pm, Ch9