We’re starting to warm up here, people. You can smell the new shows as they drop into the schedule and there’s more to come next week and then the new ratings season is but a fortnight away. HOORAY! THE DROUGHT IS OVER! And yet, now it begins to pour – PVRs at the ready, please…

The ABC offer a great variety this week, including the reasons behind the fame of ABBA (& it’s all our fault) with ABBA: Bang A Boomerang. Craig McLachlan returns to TV in a cracking new period crime/drama series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, & the joys of working in the first big department store in London come to pass on Saturday night in The Paradise.

Seven finish up the tennis tonight with the Men’s final, then launch into the far-too-often promoted My Kitchen Rules, to run Mon-Wed this week. Dave & Julie Rafter return on Tuesday in Packed To The Rafters, though all is still not well in their relationship.

If you don’t like Twenty/20 Cricket, old movies or 9 REPEAT episodes of The Big Bang Theory, you won’t be watching Channel Nine this week.

Ten continue with MasterChef The Professionals Sun-Tue and it keeps getting better (even as the professionals vanish two a week). Glee returns with a double episode followed by the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards on Wednesday night, the latter hosted by New Zealand’s own Russell Crowe.

[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!]



  • 2013 Australian Open – Men’s Final – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes (summer series) – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • MasterChef The Professionals – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Upstairs Downstairs – Sun 8:30pm, ABC1
  • 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debate – “You Can’t Handle The Truth” – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Rev – Sun 9:30pm, ABC1

  • The Project – Mon-Fri 6:30pm, Ch10
  • My Kitchen Rules (series return) – 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
  • Commercial Kings (series return) – Mon 8:15pm, ABC2
  • Kevin’s Grand Design (rpt – ep 2 of 2) – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists – Mon 8:30pm, ABC2
  • How I Met Your Mother (series return) – Mon 9pm, Ch7
  • Who Makes The News? (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC1
  • The Mindy Project (series premiere) – Mon 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Hawaii 5-O (series return) – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
  • American Horror Story: The Asylum – Mon 9:30pm, Eleven

  • My Kitchen Rules – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • MasterChef The Professionals – Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • NCIS (season return) – Tue 8:35pm, Ch10
  • Packed to the Rafters (series return) – Tue 8:45pm, Ch7
  • Next Stop Hollywood (ep 4 of 6) – Tue 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Parenthood (season premiere) – Tue 9:45pm, Ch7
  • The Cult – Tues 10:40pm, 7Two
  • Against The Wall (series premiere) – Tue 10:45pm, Ch7

  • My Kitchen Rules – Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Glee (series return – double episode) – Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • How To Get A Life (ep 3 of 6) – Wed 8:30pm, ABC2
  • ABBA: Bang A Boomerang – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • 2nd Annual AACTA Awards hosted by Russell Crowe (edited down to one hour) – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life (ep 2 of 3) – Wed 9:35pm, SBS one
  • The Cult – Wed 9:50pm, 7Two

  • Getaway (summer series) – Thu 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Nigellissima – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Hour – Thu 9pm, ABC1
  • The Set List feat. Greg Proops, Rich Hall, Maria Bamford (ep 2 of 14) – Thu 9:05pm, ABC2
  • Grimm (series return) – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • MOVIE: District 9 – Thu 9:30pm, GO!
  • 24 Hours In Emergency – Thu 9:35pm, SBS one
  • This Is Jinsy – Thu 9:55pm, ABC2
  • Agony Uncles (rpt – ep 4 of 6) – Thu 10pm, ABC1
  • Up All Night (series return) – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

  • Planet America – Fri 6:30pm AEST, ABC News 24
  • Better Homes and Gardens (series return) – Fri 7:30pm, Ch7
  • The Living Room (summer series) – Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries (series premiere – ep 1 of 10) – Fri 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Teen Dad (series premiere) – Fri 8:45pm, ABC2

  • David Attenborough’s Blue Planet – Sat 6:30pm, Ch10
  • The Paradise (series premiere – ep 1 of 8) – Sat 7:30pm, ABC1
  • The True Story: True Grit (ep 5 of 6) – Sat 7:30pm, 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 9:30pm, Ch9


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