If you thought that in Week 28 we’d still be getting dished up the same old thing… we’ll you’d have partially been right. The Block has taken a firm hold of the 7pm timeslot as people seem to be tuning in to the long form renovation/reality show (although creator Julian Cress did post on the Facebook page for the show this week that this coming week would have more actual renovation – a sign people are watching and listening to criticism).

Downton Abbey delivers it’s second last episode for its first series, and Australian fans cannot get enough – Channel 7 will do well to deliver the second season fast-tracked else have the audience pool watered down as people seek it elsewhere, such is the appetite for the show.

There’s some exciting (other) content this week, nonetheless…


  • Dancing With The Stars – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Grand Designs – Sun 7:30pm, ABC1
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MasterChef Australia – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Downton Abbey – Sun 8:30pm, Ch7
  • The Mentalist – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Block – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7pm, Ch9
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • The Amazing Race Australia – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Can Of Worms – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Bondi Vet – Tue 8pm, Ch10
  • Behind The Force – Tue 8:30pm, SBS one
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Wilfred (US) – Tue 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Californication (rpt) – Tue 10pm, Eleven
  • State Of Origin (Game 3) – Wed 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Angry Boys – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Sons Of Anarchy – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Swamp People – Thu 7:30pm, 7mate
  • Leaky Boat – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Inside The Human Body – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Q & A: Stopping The Boats – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Up Late – Thu 11:40pm, GO!
  • MOVIE: Any Given Sunday – Fri 8:30pm, GEM
  • The Great Food Truck Race – Sat 7:30pm, ABC2
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one


  • MOVIE: Flying High – Sun 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • MOVIE: The Dark Knight – Mon 8:50pm, GO!
  • Eastbound and Down (season final) – Tue 10:30pm, 7mate
  • Victorian Pharmacy – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • American Pickers – Wed 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • MOVIE: Mars Attacks – Thu 9:30pm, GO!
  • Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America – Sun 12:00am, ABC2


  • 6:30PM with George Negus – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Weekdays 7:10pm, ABC3
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • An Idiot Abroad (season final) – Mon 8:30pm, Eleven
  • 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
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: Hellboy – Sat 8:30pm, GO!


  • Marie Clare: Under the Cover – Sun 6:30pm, 7Two
  • Hawaii Five-O – Sun 9pm, Ch10
  • Everyday Gourmet – Weekdays 4pm, Ch10
  • Rescue Special Ops – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Teen Wolf – Mon 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Australia’s Got Talent – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Winners & Losers – Tue 9pm, Ch7
  • Sea Patrol: Damage Control – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Offspring – Wed 9pm, Ch10


  • CSI: Miami – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • The Defenders – Wed 10pm, Ch10


  • Cougar Town – Tue 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Grey’s Anatomy (season final) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Desperate Housewives – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • NRL Footy Show – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

Kevin McCloud is back with a new series of Grand Designs on ABC1 starting tonight at 7:30pm. His architectural background puts him in good stead to understand the challenges faced by the people in questions looking at renovating or building their dream houses. It’s always a sobering reminder to order the glass weeks earlier than you thought you should.

Can Of Worms launches onto our screens Monday night, hosted by Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson and featuring Meshel Laurie & Dan Ilic. The first guests/panelists/players of the game are George McEncroe, Craig Reucassel & Jason Akermanis. This will be watercooler television at it’s finest. One to watch and argue about on Twitter immediately.

This Thursday ABC1 offers another Q & A special event. Launching off the back of the success of Go Back To Where You Came From over the last two weeks, it will first air the doco The Leaky Boat and then hold a forum Q & A: Stopping The Boats. Hopefully it will be more enagaging than the last time they did this.