Welcome to Week 44 – only 4 weeks of the television year to go. Lots of interesting starts, lots of interesting risks, and lots of vanishing shows… most notably Charlie’s Angels all gone in Australia now that it’s been cancelled in the US, but shows like Unforgettable and Person Of Interest making a go of it. It’s a big start week for a stripped Celebrity Apprentice Australia – who knows how that experiment is gonna turn out (I think it’s gonna be brilliant).


  • 2011 Rugby Union World Cup final (New Zealand v France) – Sun 5:30pm, Ch9/GEM
  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Wide Open Road – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • Wild Boys – Sun 7:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:50pm, Ch9
  • Underbelly Razor – Sun 8:50pm, Ch9
  • Junior Masterchef – Sun/Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Sun 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Terra Nova – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Person Of Interest – Sun 9:50pm, Ch9
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Australian Story – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • Four Corners – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Mentalist – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Breaking Bad – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Housos (series premiere) – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • Good News World – Mon 10:30pm, Ch10
  • Modern Family (rpts) – Tue 7:30pm/8pm; Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • NCIS – Tue 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Survivor: South Pacific – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • The Joy Of Sets – Tue 10:30pm, Ch9
  • Bondi Vet (season finale) – Wed 8pm, Ch10
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Wed 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Gruen Planet – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • The Hamster Wheel – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, ONE
  • MOVIE: Mad Max 2 – Wed 9:30pm, GO!
  • At The Movies: 25 years of Margaret & David – Wed 10:05pm, ABC1
  • Recruits: Paramedics – Thu 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses – Thu 8pm, Ch10
  • The Slap – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Beauty and the Geek Australia – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Unforgettable – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Bazura Project – Thu 9pm, ABC2
  • Crownies – Thu 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Big Love – Thu 10pm, SBS one
  • Choccywoccydoodah – Fri 6pm, ABC1
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:30pm, SBS one
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us – Sat 10pm, ABC1


  • MOVIE: Toy Soldiers – Sun 9:30pm, GO!
  • Suits – Mon 11pm, Ch7
  • MOVIE: Dumb & Dumber – Tue 9:30pm, GO!
  • Can Of Worms (rpt) – Tue 9:30pm, ONE
  • The League – Tue 11:30pm, ONE
  • Lockdown – Thu 9pm, 7mate


  • 6:30PM with George Negus – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:15pm, ABC1
  • CSI: Miami – Mon 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Q & A – Mon 9:35pm, ABC1
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Dinner Date – Tue 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Thu 7:10pm, ABC3
  • The Amazing Race US – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9pm, GEM


  • The X Factor Australia – Mon/Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • William Shatner’s Weird or What – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Packed To The Rafters – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • NCIS:LA – Tue 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Two and a Half Men (feat Ashton Kutcher) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Poh’s Kitchen on the Road – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10


  • Undercover Boss Australia – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • House – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10


  • Ringer – Sun 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Pete Vs Life – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • The One – Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Rush – Thu 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Outsourced – Thu 10:30pm, Ch7

It’s here – 5 nights a week at 7pm, Celebrity Apprentice Australia is a risk for Channel 9, but they are committed to it in their run to the end of the year. There’s been much concern over the “celebrity” roster, but I think that’s what’s gonna make it. So much fun.

The new series from Paul Fenech kicks off this Monday on SBS one – Housos. Irreverant, pollitically incorrect bogan humour at its finest. Check it out, stooges!

The final week of 6:30 with George Negus is upon us. It’s a sad end (especially given there’s 4 weeks left of the TV ratings year, so they could have let the show see it out), however all the staff are being retained by Channel 10. For now. George will slide back into a newly renovated 7pm show now stretching to an hour and renamed The Project. Hooray for inventiveness.