There’s not a whole lot you would normally expect from Week 29. If things were finishing they should have by now, and if they were starting they would have started by now. Not so – with at least four series finishing up this week (either for the season or entirely), it opens a few gaps that are yet to have their replacements announced. Add in that there’s a couple of new shows starting this week and while some supposed these new shows may fill the old gaps – not so.

One thing is for sure – the 6:30pm Sunday timeslot is going to be an interesting battle ahead.


  • Dancing With The Stars (season final) – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • MasterChef Australia – Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Mentalist (season final) – 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 8:45pm, Ch10
  • Flight Of The Conchords (rpt) – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • 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
  • Top Design – Wed 8pm, 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
  • Inside The Human Body (season final) – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Up Late – Thu 11:40pm, GO!
  • The Glee Project – Fri 7:30pm, Eleven
  • The Great Food Truck Race (final) – Sat 7:30pm, ABC2
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:20pm, SBS one


  • Compass – Sun 10pm, ABC1
  • Deadwood (rpt) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Victorian Pharmacy – Wed 8:30pm, SBS one
  • American Pickers – Wed 9:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, 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
  • 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
  • Operation Repo – Thu 9:30pm, 7mate
  • NRL – Fri 7:30pm/9:30pm, Ch9


  • 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 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Australia’s Got Talent – Tue 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Winners & Losers – Tue 9:15pm, Ch7
  • Sea Patrol: Damage Control (series final) – 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
  • Desperate Housewives – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • NRL Footy Show – Thu 9:30pm, Ch9
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7

The HMAS Hammersley sails off into the sunset this week as the final ever Sea Patrol goes to air Tuesday night on Channel 9. It’s helped reconnect Australia’s love with drama (even if this year the writing has seemed a little pedestrian) and encouraged networks to develop serialised drama again. Does the boat explode? Will The Captain get his girl? Will anybody care?

Such attempts at serialised drama has spawned the latest series on ABC1 this Thursday – Crownies. They’re young, hip, funky, sexy, recently-graduated lawyers and all working for the Department of Public Prosecutions. Do they have what it takes to separate themselves from the often emotional and still catch up for drinks after work?

What do you do with a series based in a school when the characters only have one more year/season to go before they graduate? Either entirely recast the show, change the focus on younger talent, or graduate with them. Not when you’re the most popular show to launch in the last two years… you start a nationwide talent hunt for a new cast member who’ll get a 6 episode arc in the show. Welcome to The Glee Project.