HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s bright, it’s shiny, and all those promos talking about new programs coming in 2012 means we’ll hopefully see them this year (we’re all looking at you, Episodes). Nonetheless the first week of the year has brought with it some new offerings and some good repeats of existing shows. There’s also two Tennis tournaments (ONE and 7Two) and the Cricket (Ch9) so summer finally pays off for sporting fans too.


  • David Attenborough’s Madagascar – Sun 6:30pm, Ch9
  • Video Killed The Radio Star (Duran Duran) – Sun 7pm, ABC2
  • The Videos That Shaped The 80’s – Sun 7:30pm, ABC2
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Ponyo – Sun 7:30pm, SBS one
  • ANVIL! – The Story of Anvil – Sun 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Terra Nova – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • The History of Safari With Richard E Grant (part 1 of 2) – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • The Glades – Mon 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Kevin McCloud: Slumming It (part 1 of 2) (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC1
  • The Almighty Johnsons – Mon/Tue/Wed (final) 10:30pm, Ch10
  • Freak Encounters – Tue 7:30pm, 7mate
  • Phoneshop – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Office (US) (rpts) – Tue 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Commercial Kings – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • Person Of Interest (rpts) – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Deep Blue Sea – Tue 9:30pm, GO!
  • American Horror Story – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • From Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Misbehaving Mums To Be – Wed 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Fast Food Baby – Wed 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Jimmy’s Food Factory – Thu 8pm, ABC1
  • The Family – Thu 8:30pm, SBS one
  • 24 Hours in Emergency – Thu 9:30pm, SBS one
  • Southland – Thu 11:30pm, Ch9
  • Last Man Standing (Brazil) – Fri 8:25pm, ABC2
  • MOVIE: A Few Good Men – Fri 8:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Ghost – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Top Boy – Fri 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight (rpts) – Fri 10:45pm, ABC1
  • MOVIE: The Siege – Sat 8:30pm, Ch10
  • RocKwiz (rpts) – Sat 8:35pm, SBS one
  • MOVIE: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Sat 9:30pm, SBS one


  • MOVIE: Fletch – Sun 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Animaniacs – Weekdays 6:30am, GO!
  • Boston Legal (rpt) – Mon 11pm, 7mate
  • The Unusuals – Tue 11:30pm, Ch9
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • 30 Rock – Thu 10:40pm, Ch7


  • It’s A Knockout – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Project – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Harry’s Law – Mon 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Hell’s Kitchen – Mon 9:30pm, GEM
  • Modern Family (rpts) – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 7:30pm, Ch10
  • MOVIE: Lethal Weapon 4 – Wed 9:30pm, Ch9


  • Freddie Flintoff Versus The World – Mon 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Outnumbered – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10


  • Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil – Tue 10:25pm, ABC2
  • Outsourced – Thu 10:45pm, Ch7


  • Two and a Half Men – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Jersey Shore – Fri 10:30pm, 7mate
  • Top Gear USA – Sat 6:30pm, GO!

What is there not to love in two series on ABC2 that talk 80’s music? Video Killed The Radio Star & The Videos That Shaped The 80’s both look to be great series, especially the former starting with 80’s video clip icons Duran Duran.

The first series of The Almighty Johnsons wraps up this week – it’s been an enjoyable ride into NZ comedy and drama. Catch-up on the Ch10 website and prepare for a big week as Odin continues to search for the Frigg.

24 Hours In Emergency is a dramatic look into one of the busiest emergency wards in the UK, at King’s College Hospital in London. Each episode follows patients treated within the same 24 hour period. It’s stark, confronting and incredible viewing.