• Returning: Monster House

    They always promised it would return (we just assumed they meant summer). Monster House will return during Nine’s Olympic counter-programming, in the low profile timeslot of 10:30pm Tuesday August 12. In what is an evolving network schedule, this means Canal Road will now have two rather than three episodes a week (Sunday, Wed, 10:30pm) when […]

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  • Airdate: Freezing

    Next week ABC introduces us to ‘Matt and Elizabeth’ a mid-life couple who both find themselves without much work and forced to spend too much time together at home. In the BBC comedy Freezing, Hugh Bonneville (Iris, Doctor Zhivago, Tipping The Velvet) plays a retrenched publisher while Elizabeth McGovern (Once Upon a Time in America, […]

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  • At the Movies: July 30, Aug 6

    This week At the Movies tackles the X Files feature film* ‘I Want to Believe.’ Margaret and David also review Angelina Jolie’s new flick Wanted, The Square by the Edgerton boys, and The Bank Job. Next week it’s new films for Ryan Philippe, Seth Rogen and a Russian thriller…made in Australia! At the Movies airs […]

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  • Returning: Canal Road, Big Bang Theory

    As alternative Olympic programming continues to be locked in, Nine will return the sitcom Big Bang Theory which it removed after poor ratings. It will replace Two and a Half Men in the 7pm weeknight slot from Monday August 11. Canal Road will also return at 10:30pm Sunday August 10. It also screens 10:30pm Tuesday […]

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  • Returning: RocKwiz

    Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis return for the sixth season of RocKwiz after the Olympics conclude. Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson guest star in the first episode, at 9:20pm Saturday August 30 on SBS, and together they perform an acoustic version of Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head.’ Filmed once again at St […]

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  • Gone: Bondi Rescue. Bumped: Friends

    TEN has removed Bondi Rescue repeats from its weeknight schedule after disappointing figures. It will be replaced with repeats of Friends from Monday. Last night Bondi only attracted 637,000 viewers, thumped by Home and Away (1.31m) and Two and a Half Men (1.28m). TEN will be disappointed in the returns, especially given its first run […]

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  • Airdate: Hole in the Wall.

    Everybody’s a tease. Nine will tempt viewers with one episode of Hole in the Wall before the onslaught of the Olympics hits, just as Seven is doing with Make Me a Supermodel. In fact it will air in direct competition on Wednesday August 6th. Nine has scheduled a new episode of Two and a Half […]

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  • Returning: Double the Fist

    ‘Extreme comedy’ Double the Fist is coming back to ABC. The second season will screen first on ABC2, from 9:30pm Thursday August 14 and a day later on ABC1 at 11:20pm. Guests this series will include Bruce Spence, Kate Fitzpatrick, Hollie Andrew, Ahn Do, John Leary, Ian Turpie, and The Umbilical Brothers. The comedy team […]

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  • Airdate: Make Me a Supermodel

    Seven will whet appetites with audition episodes of Make Me a Supermodel prior to the Olympics smothering our screens. It airs at 7:30pm Wednesday August 6. Melbourne, Perth and Darwin will feature in the opening episode as judges Martin Walsh and Jackie Frank eye both male and female contenders. Sydney auditions follow the next day. […]

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  • Returning: Heroes

    Seven is set to screen those two, and only two, leftover episodes of Heroes‘ second season. They will air at 9:30pm Wednesday August 6. The third series doesn’t hit the US until September 22, leading to the obvious question: why isn’t Seven running these later and following into the new series? The answer is simple. […]

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  • Airdate: In Treatment

    It’s a long way off but HBO’s In Treatment will screen on the Showcase channel in September. Adapted from a hit Israeli series and set within the intimate confines of individual psychotherapy sessions with five sets of patients, it stars Gabriel Byrne as Paul, a therapist who exhibits a confident demeanour when treating his patients. […]

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  • Returning: South Park

    Those very bad boys are coming back after the Olympic games. South Park returns to SBS on August 25 at 8:30pm. “Tonsil Trouble” from Series 12 screened in the US in March. This season will target Britney Spears, Heavy Metal, Canada and, gasp, the internet. Kindly link to this site when sourcing or posting in […]

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