Week 31 smells just a little but nicer, a little bit newer, mainly due to the addition of a whole bunch of new television. At least 5 new shows hit the airwaves this week, including the much promoted The Renovators on Channel 10 (didn’t you know?) and Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year on Channel 9. Top Design is starting to struggle already, even with the second best lead in available in TV at the moment… but future eps show it gets far more interesting, if we ever get to them. This week, however, it will be all eyes on Ch10’s new bright yellow baby…


  • 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 8:30pm; Mon 8:40pm; Tue 8pm; Wed/Thu 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Border Security – Mon 7:30pm, Ch7
  • The Amazing Race Australia – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Can Of Worms – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Flight Of The Conchords (rpt) – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Dinner Date Australia – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Wilfred (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Californication (rpt) – Tue 10pm, Eleven
  • Top Design – Wed 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Angry Boys (series final) – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Swamp People – Thu 7:30pm, 7mate
  • 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
  • Lady Gaga Live at Sydney Monster Hall – Fri 6pm, GO!
  • The Glee Project – Fri 7:30pm, Eleven
  • Sex: An Unnatural History – Fri 10pm, SBS one
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one


  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • SAS: The Search for Warroirs (rpt) – Tue 8:30pm, SBS one
  • American Pickers – Wed 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • 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
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9:30pm, GEM
  • The NRL Game Plan – Thu 8:30pm, One
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Operation Repo – Thu 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Up Late – Thu 11:40pm, GO!
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9


  • Marie Clare: Under the Cover – Sun 6:30pm, 7Two
  • MOVIE: Panic at Rock Island – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Everyday Gourmet – Weekdays 4pm, Ch10
  • Rescue Special Ops – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Australia’s Got Talent (season final) – Tue 7:30pm, 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

In case you’d been living in a cave with no TV (and who’d do that – really?!), finally we get to see Ch10’s new DIY reality baby The Renovators, starting tonight. It’s certainly big and fun – everything this season of MasterChef should have been. It’s a long haul, however, with at least 5 nights a week at the start. Will everyone care that long? Likely.

Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey starts this week with the first episode aptly titled “Genesis”. It’s an alarmingly honest & hilarious insight into Judith’s thoughts about faith, should she ever need it again.

If you were given a truckload of money and told to make a TV show about whatever you wanted, wouldn’t you move to New York and look around a bit on the company dime? Well that’s what you can expect from Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year, with an added dose of the kind of fun this duo always deliver with their road trips from previous years. It’ll be light, whacky & inoffensive TV.