“Do you hear what I hear?”

More and more TV’s constantly flicking to find just the right show to pass the time. Quite often that’s how the non-ratings gems are discovered – just by tripping over them. Or that’s how hours are wasted as you realise you just watched two hours Jersey Shore. TV can be a blessed mistress or a god-forsaken time machine. Settle in… we’re nearly at Christmas.


  • Christmas With The Stars – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Christmas With The Australian Women’s Weekly – Sun 6:30pm, Ch9
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Upstairs Downstairs – Sun 9:30pm, ABC1
  • CSI (rpts) – Sun 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Mythbusters – Mon 7:30pm, SBS one
  • The Glades (2 eps) – Mon 8:30pm, Ch10
  • The Hour – Mon 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Harry’s Law – Mon 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Breaking Bad (Season 3 final) – Mon 9:30pm, ABC2
  • Blue Bloods – Mon 9:30pm, ONE
  • Housos – Mon 10pm, SBS one
  • Go Back To Where You Came From (part two rpt) – Tue 8:30pm, SBS one
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm, Eleven
  • Survivor: South Pacific – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • Green Wing – Tue 9:30pm, ABC2
  • The Unusuals – Tue 11:30pm, Ch9
  • Toughest Place To Be A… – Wed 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Sherlock (part 3 rpt) – Wed 8:30pm, Ch9
  • The Killing – Wed 9:30pm, One
  • Recruits: Paramedics – Thu 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Keeping Up With The Joneses (final) – Thu 8pm, Ch10
  • Jimmy’s Food Factory – Thu 8pm, ABC1
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas (part 1) – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Happy Endings – Thu 8:30pm, Ch7
  • The Family – Thu 8:30pm, SBS one
  • MOVIE: Brokeback Mountain – Thu 8:30pm, GEM
  • Jamie’s Great Britain – Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • MOVIE: Ocean’s Thirteen – Fri 8:30pm, Ch9
  • MOVIE: The Day The Earth Stood Still – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight (rpts) – Fri 10:45pm, ABC1
  • Going Postal (part 1) – Sat 7:30pm, ABC1
  • The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol – Sat 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Carols In The Domain – Sat 8pm, Ch7
  • MOVIE: The Wrestler – Sat 8:55pm, Ch10
  • Tim Minchin vs the Sydney Symphony – Sat 9:10pm, ABC1
  • RocKwiz – Sat 9:30pm, SBS one
  • MOVIE: The Devil’s Advocate – Sat 11:30pm, Ch9


  • MOVIE: Smokey & The Bandit – Sun 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Warehouse 13 – Sun 10:30pm, 7mate
  • The League – Tue 11:30pm, ONE
  • Hardcore Pawn – Wed 8:30pm, 7mate
  • Arrested Development – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Miami S.W.A.T. – Fri 9:30pm, ONE
  • MOVIE: Mars Attacks! – Sat 10:00pm, GO!


  • It’s A Knockout – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Project – Weeknights 6:30pm, Ch10
  • Hell’s Kitchen – Mon 9:30pm, GEM
  • Modern Family (rpts) – Mon/Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Amazing Race US (final) – Thu 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas (part 1) – Thu 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Embarrassing Bodies – Thu 9:30pm, GEM


  • I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 7:30pm, GO!
  • Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? – Mon 8pm, ABC1
  • Offspring (rpts) – Weeknights 11:30pm, Ch10
  • Lewis Black’s Root Of All Evil – Tue 10:25pm, ABC2
  • Outnumbered – Wed 8pm, ABC1
  • Hawaii Five-0 – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10


  • Outsourced – Thu 10:30pm, Ch7


  • Ringer – Sun 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Love Bites – Sun 11:30pm, Ch7
  • Two and a Half Men (feat Ashton Kutcher) – Tue 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Jersey Shore – Sat 10:30pm, 7mate

It’s here – finally! The season 3 final of Breaking Bad. Will Hank discover Walt’s secret? How will Walt’s boss deal with the death of his guys by Walt after he demanded peace from Jessie? What is Skylar going to do? TOO MANY QUESTIONS… and we’ve still got S04 to come, and the final season S05 starts mid-next year. Oh. Em. Gee.

The two-part series based on Terry’ Prachett’s novel Going Postal launches this Saturday night. One for nerds everywhere.

The corrected audio version of Tim Minchin vs the Sydney Symphony airs Saturday night on ABC1, and even though it’s a repeat it’s a fine example of the work of the very talented comedia/musician. Well worth the second sitting.