Foxtel Highlights – Monday September 14 to Sunday September 20, 2020

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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday September 14 to Sunday September 20, 2020

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^

It’s time to welcome back reality-TV royalty, as we once again do our best at Keeping Up with the Kardashians! Like the rest of us, they’re staying in – but even at a social distance, there’s sure to be tears and plenty of drama!

This week delivers the 2020 Super Rugby AU Final – who’ll be the victors of this season, reimagined as an all-Australian tournament for 2020? Golf fans will be thrilled to see the 2020 US Open get underway in New York with plenty of Aussies taking part. It’s also the penultimate round of the NRL, featuring a must-see clash between the Roosters and Sharks.

Other titles arriving at the perfect time include Easy Ways to Live Well which presents some much-needed hacks to make us feel better, a new season of adult animation Archer to bring out the laughs and younger viewers will love the special SpongeBob SquarePants Pop-Up!

Also, Aussie surfing champ Mick Fanning, five years after a terrifying close call, is now ready to Save This Shark,while gripping documentary series The Vow takes a look at the terrible events that happened within the infamous NXIVM cult-like group.

Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle), Raised by Wolves (FOX SHOWCASE), Lovecraft Country (FOX SHOWCASE), Stargirl (FOX8), White House Farm (BBC First), Doom Patrol (FOX8), Noughts + Crosses (BBC First), We Hunt Together (BBC First), The 100 (FOX8), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Animal Impossible (BBC Earth), Eating History (A&E), North America with Simon Reeve (BBC Earth), Eat Well for Less NZ (LifeStyle Food), Burden of Truth (FOX ONE), Britain’s Best Home Cook (LifeStyle Food), The Nile: 5000 Years of History (HISTORY), Predator Bloodlines (Nat Geo WILD), Overhaulin’ (Discovery Channel), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (UKTV), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TLC), Little People, Big World (TLC), Making It (LifeStyle), The Jonathan Ross Show: Special Guests (UKTV), Vet Gone Wild: Even Wilder (Animal Planet), Blue Bloods (FOX ONE), 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (TLC), The Murder Tapes (Investigation Discovery), Faster With Finnegan (Discovery Turbo), 10 Things You Don’t Know (E!), Don’t Tell the Bride UK (FOX ARENA), Below Deck Mediterranean (FOX ARENA), Twisted Love (Investigation Discovery), Say Yes to the Dress (TLC), Say Yes to the Dress: Lancashire (TLC), The Lake Erie Murders (Investigation Discovery), Counting On (TLC), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Antiques Roadshow (LifeStyle), The Great Hotel Escape (LifeStyle Home), Alone (A&E), Geordie Shore (MTV), 10 Steps to Murder (Crime + Investigation), Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA), BattleBots (Discovery Turbo), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Dragons’ Den (UKTV)

Monday, September 14

Easy Ways to Live Well – LifeStyle, 8.30pm

Forget New Year’s resolutions – for many of us, September is the prime time to spring-clean our lives, particularly during a challenging year that’s seen a pandemic upend our routines. Enter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Steph McGovern, who make it their mission to show people smart life hacks (think fitness, diet and wellbeing) in this three-episode series.

The Lake Erie Murders, s2 – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

In this gripping new episode of the series that looks at terrible crimes that have occured around Lake Erie, Ohio police fear they have a serial killer in their midst when the body of young girl is found in an abandoned house – the circumstances surrounding her death spookily similar to that of a 13-year-old who was murdered one year earlier. Was it the same perpetrator?

Outdaughtered, s2-4 – On Demand

Having six kids would be a handful at the best of times, but spare a thought for Adam and Danielle Busby, who are not only parents to daughter Blayke, now nine, but also the first all-female set of surviving quintuplets in the US, now five. Dive into this fly-on-the-wall series that gives audiences something of an idea as to what everyday life entails for the Busby bunch.

Married to Medicine: Los Angeles, s2 – On Demand

This eye-opening series is as much about the relationships between the women it follows – Dr Britten Cole, Dr Imani Walker, Shanique Drummond, Jazmin Johnson, Dr Kendra Segura and Lia Dias – as those with their spouses. These ladies prove you can have it all: an amazing career, a loving family and the most incredible houses, cars and wardrobes money can buy. Take your pick of episodes from this year’s sophomore season.

Tuesday, September 15

Save This Shark – National Geographic, from 7.30pm

Five years after his own near-miss with a great white shark – and still facing up to the trauma of the event – Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning journeys around the world, learning about the deadly apex predator and helping in its conservation efforts in a bid to conquer his fear in this must-see documentary.

Fastest Cars in the Dirty South – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm

Eric Malone, his partner Brant Arnold and their grudge racing team, Team 256, are on a mission. Taking another crew’s slowest car, they upgrade it, before using it to take on that group’s fastest vehicle in the ultimate grudge (closed-track) races across the South. Will they take out the win – and ultimate bragging rights in the process?

Night Hunters: Taiwan Grass Owls – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm

Follow along with the conservation effort in southwest Taiwan, as a team of experts attempt to save the endangered grass owls which inhabit the region, of which fewer than 500 remain in the wild.

Ghosted: Love Gone Missing, s2 – MTV, 10.25pm

Rachel Lindsay and Travis Mills return, using social media sleuthing and good old-fashioned detective work to help lovelorn Americans figure out what went wrong in their relationships after their other half ‘ghosted’ them with no explanation. It’s time for some confrontations – which makes for some grab-the-popcorn viewing!

Wentworth, s8A – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

There’s not long before this current season – Wentworth’s second-last instalment – comes to a close and it’s becoming more and more intense for the women in teal. Our Top Dog, Allie (Kate Jenkinson) is stressed, The Freak (Pamela Rabe) is in the building, and things are getting out of control.

Wednesday, September 16

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, s7 – Universal TV, 4pm

Catch the seventh season premiere of this hugely popular, laugh-out-loud funny, Golden Globe-winning, comedy series headed by Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, who works with his quirky colleagues to maintain the peace in New York City’s famous borough. As this season kicks off, they’ll need to work together to track a would-be assassin.

Stars of the Silver Screen, s12 – Foxtel Arts, 7.30pm

It’s a fresh season of the series which celebrates the careers of Hollywood’s biggest stars – marking their most magical moments on the big screen, and discussing the impact they’ve had. This season the spotlight heads to many still headlining films, including greats such as Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton. And tonight it’s time for Han Solo himself: Harrison Ford.

Scoob! – Store

Break out the Scooby Snacks as everyone’s favourite crime-solving pooch and the Mystery Inc set out on a huge new adventure, with an all-star voice cast featuring Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, Ken Jeong and Simon Cowell as himself. A perfect flick for the whole family!

The Coronation – UKTV, 8.30pm

This special was filmed to mark the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Tune in to hear from the monarch herself about this momentous event, as well as others who attended. It’s also a chance to put the spotlight on the absolutely staggering Crown Jewels which played a huge role in this historic ceremony.

Paul Murray Live: Our Town – Sky News, 9pm

This year has been tough on many Australians, and now Sky News anchor Paul Murray is setting out to regional Australian communities, showcasing the resilience and community spirit of those towns hit hard by recent events – from bushfires to the pandemic. In this special episode, Murray focuses on the towns who have stuck together to rebuild their lives.

Thursday, September 17

Archer, s11 – FOX8, EXPRESS at 8.30pm

Get set for double boundary-pushing episodes when animated action series Archer returns express from the US. Sterling Archer (H Jon Benjamin) has woken from his coma, but upon returning to his covert ops agency, he finds a lot has changed – including his drastically altered physical and mental state.

Island of Bryan, s2 – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

It’s been an emotional journey, as Bryan and Sarah Baeumler struggled to bring their dream of opening a resort in the Bahamas to life. When season two debuts, it’s been a long year of construction that maxed out their budget – and patience – and the grand opening is only a few months away! With so much still to do, will they get their spectacular Caerula Mar Club?

Aussie Gold Hunters Specials – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm

Throughout five seasons, we’ve witnessed the exciting triumphs and heartbreaking struggles of life as a gold prospector. Many crews around the country have put it all on the line to stake a claim and find those elusive nuggets. In a three-part special, Discovery Channel takes us through the most memorable moments of Aussie Gold Hunters – including the largest ever find while filming for television.

SpongeBob SquarePants Pop-Up – Channel 700, from 6am

Are you ready, kids? Everybody’s favourite happy-go-lucky sponge is getting his very own pop-up channel! Enjoy all the adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants, his best pal Patrick and the zany residents of underwater town Bikini Bottom in almost three weeks of silly, laugh-out-loud fun.

Friday, September 18

Golf: 2020 US Open – FOX SPORTS, LIVE Time TBC (check EPG closer to the date)

In such an uncertain roller-coaster of a year, it’s great to see our favourite international sports are back and forging ahead with safety in mind. As such, this year’s US Open will be without spectators, but with FOX SPORTS bringing all the action LIVE from Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, we have the best seat in the house to watch the biggest names in golf play for the sizeable purse. Aussies to cheer on include Adam Scott, Marc Leishman, Jason Day and Curtis Luck, making his first appearance at the event.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, s18B – E!, EXPRESS at 10am, ENCORE at 8.30pm

When Keeping Up with the Kardashians resumes today, the show will have undergone a little nip-tuck. With COVID-19 hitting during mid-filming, California’s shelter-in-place restrictions mean many episodes feature the family interacting via mobile devices from their respective homes. Despite their often-dysfunctional dynamics, the clan are used to seeing each other every day, so prepare for tears, tantrums and truly addictive television.

The Bradshaw Bunch – E!, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 7.30pm

Former NFL-star-turned-actor Terry Bradshaw invites cameras into the home he shares with his three daughters and wife Tammy for this new reality series. The football legend is a proud #girldad and admits he is wrapped around the little fingers of the women in his life. Take a peek at the inner sanctum of the ‘Bradshaw Bunch’ – where even Terry doesn’t know what will happen next!

The Kindness of Strangers – Store

When Clara (Zoe Kazan, The Plot Against America) and her sons escape her abusive husband and finds refuge at the once grand Winter Palace restaurant, she finds more than just a place to hide among its eclectic collection of patrons and employees. Everyone is trying their best to start over in this moving drama set during a desolate New York winter.

The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose – BoxSets, from 10am

If you missed this award-winning limited series based on shocking true events, now is your chance to binge all eight episodes. The story follows Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Joey King) whose mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) convinced her she was gravely ill. Eventually the truth of Gypsy Rose’s unnecessary painful tests and treatments is exposed, and what happens next will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Saturday, September 19

NRL Telstra Premiership: Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE 7.35pm

It’s the penultimate round of the 2020 NRL season and all bets are off as FOX LEAGUE exclusively screens this Sydney-based stoush. The Roosters have a slight edge heading into tonight’s game, but the Sharks are ready to bare their teeth. Don’t miss a minute of this nailbiting night of NRL action, with more to follow on Sunday.

Super Rugby AU Final – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE Time TBC (check EPG closer to the date)

The Brumbies scored big when it was announced that tonight’s Super Rugby AU final would be held at GIO Stadium Canberra. It’ll certainly be an uphill battle for any challenger to meet this mighty team on their home soil. With a new trophy on the line in this rejigged localised competition, this clash promises to be a one-of-a-kind event.

Playing with Fire – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

An elite team of tough-talking ‘smoke-jumpers’ have their world turned upside down when temporarily caring for the three siblings they rescued from a raging blaze. Hilarity ensues as Jake (John Cena), Mark (Keegan-Michael Key) and Rodrigo (John Leguizamo) try to keep the unruly kids from destroying the place.

Spies in Disguise – Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm

Ever wondered what would happen if the world’s top spy was turned into a pigeon? Well, this fun animation is full of hilarious answers to that very question as Lance Sterling (Will Smith) is accidentally transformed by his gadget guy (Tom Holland). With a terrorist (Ben Mendelsohn) wreaking havoc, this mismatched pair must save the day and, hopefully, Lance’s good looks.

Hanging with the Hendersons, s1B – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

The Hendersons are back on our screens and this trio of Colorado-based vets are helping more creatures great and small. Tonight, the crew band together to help the clinic dog lose weight, while brothers Dr Ross and Dr Ryan Henderson head into the field to expand their skills by studying rattlesnakes. There’s never a dull moment at Fox Hollow Animal Hospital, that’s for sure.

Sunday, September 20

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: The Bend – FOX SPORTS 506 LIVE, Time TBC (check EPG closer to the date)

This year’s Supercars calendar has almost as many twists and turns as a racing circuit! At time of writing, this weekend will see the racers head to The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend, South Australia, for the first of two back-to-back weekends of Supercars action, and today is race day for the first SuperSprint round. See what unfolds today, and then come back next weekend for more!

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa – MAIN EVENT LIVE 12pm AEST order via www.mainevent.com.au

UFC fans will be keen to see who emerges victorious in the middleweight title stoush that heads this event. Adesanya goes into the ring as the reigning champ, so he’ll be putting all his might into making sure it stays with him, while knock-out king Costa is a worthy opponent. Further reason to watch is the battle for the light heavyweight title currently up for grabs, with Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes ready to put everything on the line.

The Vow – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

This nine-part documentary series follows a number of people involved in the controversial ‘self-improvement group’ NXIVM over the course of several years. With remarkable access to insiders and former members, it takes an in-depth look at the organisation faced with various charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy, against its highest members.

Blood on the Wall – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Oscar-nominated director Sebastian Junger presents this gripping documentary that delves deep into the situation currently occurring on the border between Mexico and the United States. With caravans of hopeful migrants wanting to cross, as well as a drug trade moving both ways, it’s a hectic and perilous environment, riddled with corruption.

Bad Education – On Demand

With the Primetime Emmy Awards tomorrow, there’s a slew of nominated series you can catch On Demand, including Mrs America, Insecure and Succession. However, if pushed for time, why not watch this critically praised TV movie starring Hugh Jackman in one of his most acclaimed roles to date? He’s up for his first acting Emmy for his performance as a real-life corrupt school superintendent – see if you think he should take it home.

^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet-connected Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on Foxtel Now and on devices via Foxtel Go. Foxtel Now customers please note that BoxSets is not available on Foxtel Now. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all programming is subject to late change. Foxtel may vary channel content or transmission times. Foxtel is not liable for any loss or disappointment any viewer may suffer as a result. All times listed are AEST.

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a News Contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. Aaron can be heard weekly on Gold and Power FM | Call/Text - 0400 218 566

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