…and with that – MasterChef Australia is over. Well, almost. In what is either the most disgustingly brilliant or despicably horrible ratings move, the MasterChef finale starts at 6:30pm tonight and has an episode of The Renovators at 7:30pm, leaving the announcement of the winner to run from 8:30pm (the actual “winner announced” ep is scheduled for 9:15pm, so it’ll be all padding and drama until then). It will allow, however, the Renovators to move into it’s proper spot and start to build a MasterChef-sized audience (which it’s likely to do, with it’s first 1 million plus rating last week). Week 33, you’re sure not going to disappoint.


  • 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 FINALE(S) – Sun 6:30pm & 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Block – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9
  • The Renovators – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Can Of Worms – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Flight Of The Conchords (rpt) – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • Modern Family – Tue 8pm (rpt Thu 8pm), Ch10
  • Top Gear UK – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Four Weddings – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Dinner Date – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Wilfred (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Californication (rpt) – Tue 10pm, Eleven
  • Top Design – Wed 8pm, Ch9
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Hotel – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Gruen Transfer – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Pawn Stars – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • 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 10:05pm, SBS one
  • MOVIE: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Sat 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Face/Off – Sat 9pm, Ch7
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one
  • MOVIE: The Dark Knight – Sat 10pm, Ch9


  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • 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
  • 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


  • Everyday Gourmet – Weekdays 4pm, Ch10
  • Body Of Proof – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Winners and Losers – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Law & Order: UK – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10


  • CSI: Miami – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • The Defenders – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Detroit-187 – Wed 11pm, Ch7


  • Rescue Special Ops – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • 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

It’s a welcome return to Shaun Micallef and the team from Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, bumped out of the way for MasterChef, even the Renovators couldn’t keep them from our screen. A show that is built on the accessibility of the host and the team captains, while not taking anything seriously and inviting the whole family to play along. If you’ve not watched before, it’s a complete joy.

Another joyous occasion in that Channel 10 are blessing us with new episodes of Modern Family. Cam, Mitch, Phil, Gloria & the gang – I can’t get enough, and would move in as neighbours (especially to Cam & Mitch) in a heartbeat. A glorious celebration of life and bizarro family realities.

The second last week of The Block is upon us, and while the drama is anything but toned down (it’s what has made this season so successful at 7pm – Channel 9’s very own soapie!) the focus turns outside the house as the couples have only 1 week to complete the painting and landscaping of their houses. It’s crazy, including everyone working 30 hours straight to meet the final deadline.