Some more staples return for Week 20 (Dancing With The Stars the most notable), and we even get some new material (welcome Angry Boys). While the first week of the 2nd ratings period of the year was dominated by that cooking show – and expect it to continue for its entire season – the networks are continuing to fiddle with their line ups. Winners and Losers while still strong is losing viewers for Ch7; Top Gear has been unceremoniously dumped by Ch9 due to audiences turning off because it’s been treated badly; and Detroit 187, like Blue Bloods has been buried because the network responsible don’t know how to treat it.

“Television programming as blood sport” 101.


  • Dancing With The Stars (new series) – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MasterChef Australia – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • No Ordinary Family – Mon 7:30pm, Ch7
  • AFP – Tue 8pm, Ch9
  • Winners & Losers – Tue 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Sea Patrol: Damage Control – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Survivor: Redemption Island – Tue 8:30pm, GO!
  • The Office (US) – Tue 9pm, Eleven
  • Madagascar – Wed 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Spicks and Specks – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • East West 101 – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Glee (90min Lady Gaga special) – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Fringe – Wed 8:30pm, GO!
  • Angry Boys – Wed 9pm, ABC1
  • Hungry Beast – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Detroit 1-8-7 – Wed 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Air Ways – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Party Down – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Secret History of Eurovision (part 2) – Fri 7:30pm, SBS One
  • The Eurovision Song Contest (semi-final 1) – Fri 8:30pm, SBS one
  • Jamie’s Food Revolution – Fri 9pm, Ch10
  • MOVIE: The Matrix – Fri 10:20pm, GO!
  • The Eurovision Song Contest (semi-final 2) – Sat 7:30pm, SBS one
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one
  • A Quiet Word With… Catherine Tate – Sat 9:30pm, ABC1


  • Fawlty Towers – Sun 6:30pm, 7Two
  • Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour (MSG) – Sun 8:30pm, Eleven
  • MOVIE: Lethal Weapon – Sun 9:30pm, GO!
  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Boston Legal (rpt) – Sun 11pm, 7mate
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Warehouse Comedy Festival – Tue 9pm, ABC2
  • Hoarders – Tue 8:30pm, GEM
  • Mighty Structures – Thu 7:30pm, 7mate


  • 6:30PM with George Negus – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Weekdays 5:30pm, ABC3
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • Wipeout – Mon 7:30pm, GO!
  • CSI – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares – Tue 11pm, Ch9
  • Bob’s Burgers – Wed 9:30pm, Eleven
  • The Game Plan – Thu 8:30pm, One
  • Undercover Boss (USA) – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9
  • The Cape (double episode) – Sat 1am, 7mate


  • Bones – Mon 8:30pm, Ch7
  • Everyday Gourmet – Weekdays 4pm, Ch10
  • CSI: Miami – Mon 10:30pm, Ch9
  • Australia’s Got Talent – Tue/Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • BIG: Extreme Makeover – Wed 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • The Cape – Fri 8:30pm, 7mate


  • Hawaii Five-O – Sun 9pm, Ch10
  • The Amazing Race – Wed 6:30pm, 7mate


  • Million Dollar (Droop?) Drop – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Cougar Town – Tue 11pm, Ch7
  • Hellcats – Tue 7:30pm, GO!
  • Desperate Housewives – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • NRL Footy Show – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7
  • The Event – Fri 9:30pm, 7mate

The long awaited, much promoted Angry Boys starts this week, and it’s a long series (16 episodes). From all accounts, previews, trailers, released sneak peaks… it’s hilarious. Wednesday nights on ABC1 have become very hard to look away from.

It’s Eurovision time, which means we have the joy of Sam Pang and Julia Zemiro leading the SBS one broadcast of The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, starting this Friday night with the first of two semi-finals. Lovers of all things tragic, now is your time to shine.

Eyes open next week for Come Fly With Me, from the stars of Little Britain, Monday 16/05 8pm, Channel 9. You may like it, you may not… but it’ll be on. For at least a couple of weeks.