It’s the first of a big few weeks in television land, with Channel 10’s new entertainment-focused digital multi-channel Eleven launching on Tuesday 11/1/11. Couple that with the massive Channel 9 Flood Appeal telethon tonight, and it’s (hopefully) a week of win. With all this rain around, what else are you gonna do? Work?! Relax… Kick your shoes off… and settle in on that comfy couch for the start of the run into 2011 ratings season.


  • Nine’s Flood Relief Appeal – Australia Unites LIVE – Sun 6:30pm BNE, Ch9
  • Modern Family (rpt) – Sun & Wed 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Immigration Nation: The Secret History of Us – Sun 8:30pm, SBS1
  • Glee (rpt) – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Shield (Two rpt eps) – Mon 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Southland – Mon 11pm, GEM
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Californication – Tue 10pm, Eleven 
  • Raising Hope – Wed 8pm, Ch10
  • Party Down – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Chopper Rescue – Fri 8pm, ABC1
  • King King (dir. Peter Jackson) – Sat 9:40pm, Ch10


  • Mork & Mindy – Tue 4:30pm, Eleven
  • The Late Session – Tue 10:05pm, SBS1
  • Wipeout Australia (rpt) – Weeknights 6:30pm, GO!
  • Monty Python: Almost the Truth – The Lawyer’s Cut (part 2) (rpt) – Wed 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Grand Designs (rpt) – Wed 11:35pm/Thu 9:30pm, ABC1


  • Billy Connolly: Journey To The Edge Of The World (rpt) – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Fletch Lives (rpt) – Sun 8:30pm, 7mate
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • Stephen Fry in America (rpt) – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Undercover Boss (USA) – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Most Shocking: Top 20 – Tue 9:30pm, Ch7
  • The Trophy Room – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • That Thing You Do (rpt) – Sat 7:30pm, Ch10


  • Fat & Fatter – Wed 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Bionic Vet – Thu 8pm, ABC1
  • Big J’s place – Sat 11:30am, 7mate


  • High Road, Low Road – Wed 8pm, Ch7


  • Minute To Win It USA – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Beat The Star (AU) – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • The Cube – Sat 7:30pm, Ch9

I’ll be tweeting live from the Call Centre for the Channel 9 Flood Appeal Telethon, as well as interviewing the stars & personalities answering the phones therein. I’ll be posting pics on the fly, and will edit up the video as some exclusive content here on Monday. It’s gonna be big.

So much goodness is being brought to our screens with the launch of Eleven, too. Mork & Mindy, NZ’s Next Top Model, The Simpsons, The Office (US), Californication… so much goodness…

Next week, you can look forward to the Oprah Australian specials she filmed before Christmas, and then the week after 6pm with George Negus and the new 6:30pm News bulletin on Ch10 launch, and we’re into the first week of ratings. Sit down, grab a coffee, hang on.