Foxtel Highlights – Monday September 21 to Sunday September 27, 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (image – Foxtel)


Monday September 21 to Sunday September 27, 2020

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

The past year has seen some incredible television – from Watchmen and Succession to Mrs America and Bad Education. And now it’s time to crown the best of the best at The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards!Those Foxtel titles, plus many others, are in the running. And with several Aussies up for gongs, you don’t want to miss a minute!

Speaking of awards, Tom Hanks received his sixth Oscar nomination earlier this year for his moving portrayal of real-life TV host Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Combining fact and fiction, this emotionally driven film also stars Perry Mason’s Matthew Rhys.

Emotions will definitely run high when this year’s Roland Garros gets underway in Paris! The world’s top players are ready to do battle on a new-look court and tennis fans are in for a treat.

More sport highlights include a must-see Rabbitohs vs Roosters clash at the final regular round of the 2020 NRL Telstra Championship, the Supercars take part in the OTR The Bend SuperSprint, and then get set for plenty of drama at the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix!

Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle), The Vow (FOX SHOWCASE), Lovecraft Country (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Raised by Wolves (FOX SHOWCASE), Stargirl (FOX8), Doom Patrol (FOX8), Noughts + Crosses (BBC First), We Hunt Together (BBC First), Easy Ways to Live Well (LifeStyle),The 100 (FOX8), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Animal Impossible (BBC Earth), Eating History (A&E), The Bradshaw Bunch (E!), Eat Well for Less NZ (LifeStyle Food), Archer (FOX8), Island of Bryan (LifeStyle Home), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Universal TV), Burden of Truth (FOX ONE), Stars of the Silver Screen (Foxtel Arts), Britain’s Best Home Cook (LifeStyle Food), The Nile: 5000 Years of History (HISTORY), Predator Bloodlines (Nat Geo WILD), Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (MTV), Overhaulin’ (Discovery Channel), Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (UKTV), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TLC), Hanging with the Hendersons (Animal Planet), Little People, Big World (TLC), The Jonathan Ross Show: Special Guests (UKTV), Fastest Cars in the Dirty South (Discovery Turbo), Vet Gone Wild: Even Wilder (Animal Planet), Blue Bloods (FOX ONE), 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (TLC), 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), Say Yes to the Dress (TLC), Say Yes to the Dress: Lancashire (TLC), Counting On (TLC), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), The Great Hotel Escape (LifeStyle Home), Alone (A&E), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA), BattleBots (Discovery Turbo), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Dragons’ Den (UKTV)

Monday, September 21

Roland Garros – LIVE on FOX SPORTS 503 and FOX SPORTS 505 (for times check EPG closer to date)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 French Open is taking place later in the year than usual, with reduced spectator numbers and, for the first time, a roof over Paris’s Stade Roland Garros! Top-ranked players confirmed at time of writing include Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova – as well as Aussies Alex de Minaur, Ajla Tomljanovic, John Millman, Maddison Inglis and Jordan Thompson. Your FOX SPORTS coverage begins today!

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards – FOX ARENA, LIVE at 10am, ENCORE at 7.30pm

Australia is once again leading the charge this awards season, with Cate Blanchett, Sarah Snook and Hugh Jackman flying the flag at today’s Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Blanchett scored her first Emmy nod for Mrs America, the show getting 10 nominations, while Snook’s Succession landed 18 nominations, and Jackman is up for his acclaimed performance in Bad Education.

E! Live from the Red Carpet – E!, LIVE at 8am, ENCORE at 6.30pm

Before the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony begins, don’t miss all the action live from the red carpet. Things may look a little bit different this year, but whether the proceedings end up being virtual or not, E! Is still the place to be for all the glitz, glamour and gossip. Want more? Set the alarm a bit earlier and tune in from 6.30am for E! Countdown to the Red Carpet.

The Loud House – Nickelodeon, 4pm

Settle in for two weeks of exciting new episodes of The Loud House. Life is never dull (or quiet!) for 11-year-old Lincoln Loud, with 10 sisters keeping him on his toes! Thankfully, his best friend, only child Clyde, is always up for some fun, willing to be part of Lincoln’s harebrained schemes. And stick around straight after, at 4.30pm, for all-new episodes of Ollie’s Pack.

Just Add Magic, s3 – Nickelodeon, 6.30pm

Kelly (Olivia Sanabia), Hannah (Aubrey K Miller) and Darbie (Abby Donnelly) are back in this fun series filmed on the Gold Coast! When we begin, the besties are cooking up magical spells from Grandma Rebecca’s (Dee Wallace) enchanted recipe book, but when the course of history is accidentally altered, the girls must travel back in time to make things right.

Tuesday, September 22

Photo Ark: Rarest Creatures – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm

Follow along as National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore embarks on a 16,000km globetrotting quest to capture some of the rarest animals in the world on film. From Nebraska to Madagascar, you’ll be in awe as Sartore tracks down such exotic animals as the Von der Decken’s sifaka and the Lower Keys marsh rabbit.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, s18 – FOX ARENA, EXPRESS 7.30pm

Daytime talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres makes her welcome return to the Foxtel fold tonight, with the 18th season of her popular series kicking off in stellar style. Join Ellen and her celeb pals for plenty more laughs, dancing and insightful interviews, as well as musical performances galore.

The West Memphis Three: An ID Murder Mystery – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9pm

When three eight-year-old boys – Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers – were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993, police immediately suspected teenagers Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr and Jason Baldwin due to their ties to satanism. But were they the perpetrators? It’s part of Investigation Discovery’s Nine at 9 stunt profiling headline-making cases each night up to September 29.

Wentworth, s8A – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

In tonight’s penultimate episode, Reb (Zoe Terakes) is shaken to the core when a blast from his past enters Wentworth Correctional Centre. Meanwhile, as Joan’s (Pamela Rabe) committal hearing looms, Allie (Kate Jenkinson) and Vera (Kate Atkinson) are desperate to prove she’s lying about her amnesia.

Se7en – Foxtel Movies Thriller, 10.35pm

On the 25th anniversary of its release, why not relive this classic crime drama starring Hollywood legends Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, and directed by David Fincher (The Social Network) that sees a couple of homicide detectives hell-bent on solving the case of a murderer who is using the seven deadly sins to justify his brutal killings. Still extremely chilling even now.

Wednesday, September 23

Top 10 Treasures of Egypt – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Come on a journey with Professor Bettany Hughes as she takes us through the beautiful country of Egypt and explores its distinctive ancient history. Hughes presents a countdown of her most loved discoveries in the region. From temples to the lost treasures of the pharaohs, this two-part docuseries shines light on some astounding artefacts.

You Should Have Left – Store

The haunted house at the heart of this horror film is unlike the clichés. Instead of a creepy mansion, the abode that retired banker Theo (Kevin Bacon), his actress wife Susanna (Amanda Seyfried) and six-year-old daughter Ella (Avery Tiiu Essex) rent in Wales for a relaxing getaway is an austere Bauhaus block. However, they soon discover the building is far from plain and simple in this tense, bewildering and ultimately very satisfying film.

BTK: A Killer Among Us – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

Learn about one of America’s notorious serial killers, Dennis Rader, better known as ‘BTK’ which stands for ‘bind, torture, kill’. His horrific crimes spanned more than three decades before he was caught and incarcerated. Among those interviewed are victims’ families, those who investigated, and even Rader’s daughter who opens up about life with him growing up.

Geordie Shore: Their Story – MTV, 9.30pm

Get to know your favourite Geordie Shore cast members in this spin-off series that puts the spotlight on a different person each episode, as they look back and reflect on their most memorable moments from their Geordie journey – and you know how they love to talk, so expect plenty of no-holds-barred chat about life before, during and after the show! It starts tonight with Marnie Simpson, who’s now a mum to baby Rox.

Thursday, September 24

Aileen Wuornos: Mind of a Monster – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9pm

Delve inside the mind of America’s most notorious female serial killer (depicted by Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning performance in 2003’s Monster). Convicted and sentenced to death by lethal injection for the murder of six men, Aileen Wuornos claimed she acted in self-defence. But letters sent to childhood-friend Dawn Botkins and interviews with those closest to the case will unpack the shocking truth about Wuornos’ life and crimes.

Dino Hunters – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

In the badlands of Middle America, cowboys have been uncovering valuable dinosaur bones on their properties. Relying on their knowledge of the land, Montana rancher Clayton Phipps and Wyoming fossil hunter Mike Harris put it all on the line to travel the world in search of prehistoric remains. Join them as they search for that big discovery and payday that could save their livelihoods.

Noughts + Crosses – BBC First, 8.30pm

As this BBC sci-fi drama continues, the town of Albion is celebrating midsummer. But Sephy’s (Masali Baduza) boyfriend suspects something is going on behind his back and is out for retribution against Callum (Jack Rowan). In a reimagined world where the balance of power is flipped, can the lovestruck Callum and Sephy overcome rampant racism to be together?

Burden of Truth, s3 – FOX ONE, 9pm

We’re more than halfway through season three with episode five screening tonight. Attorneys Joanna Hanly (Kristin Kreuk) and Billy Crawford (Peter Mooney) investigate the role Millwood Family Services play in what could be wrongful child apprehension and discover that a likely error in the custody hearings could help them with their case.

Hot Rod Garage, s5 – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm

Automotive aficionados Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa are back to share their expert knowledge and tips and tricks concerning all things hot rods while they supercharge a whole range of classic cars, starting tonight when they transform a 1966 Ford F100 truck into something you won’t believe!

Friday, September 25

2020 NRL Telstra Premiership: Rabbitohs vs Roosters – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE 7.55pm

This is it! The concluding round of the regular (or irregular, in this year’s case) NRL season is here. Get set for a mammoth weekend of key rivalry match-ups, including tonight’s Sydney blockbuster between the Rabbitohs and the Roosters. The Bunnies may be playing on ANZ Stadium home turf, but the Roosters have proven skilled at winning their away games this year. You won’t want to miss a second of this last hurrah, as FOX LEAGUE brings the games live to screens before the finals get underway.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Don’t go past this delightful Friday night movie starring Tom Hanks as iconic children’s entertainer Fred Rogers. Even if you’re not familiar with the American host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the Oscar-nominated performance from Hanks is reason enough to adore this story based on an article by Esquire journalist (and friend of Mr Rogers) Tom Junod. Co-starring Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason).

Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9pm

In another captivating Nine at 9 instalment on Investigation Discovery, learn more about the shocking story of football star Aaron Hernandez, who was suspected of murdering his friend Odin Lloyd. At the trial of the former New England Patriot, a sensational family drama unfolds and links to another brutal slaying are later uncovered. Betrayal, secrets and lies are exposed in this true-crime special.

No One Would Tell – LMN – Lifetime Movie Network, 8.30pm

Sweet high school romance turns deadly in this Lifetime Movie based on a true story, and starring Shannen Doherty as the mother of a murdered teen. Young Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener) falls for the popular and overly devoted jock Rob (Callan Potter) however, as he becomes more and more possessive of her, things get ugly.

Black Water: Abyss – Store

As if being trapped in a cave amid rising flood waters wasn’t panic-inducing enough, this locally-made horror adds hungry crocs to the mix. When an Australian adventure goes horribly wrong, five friends are left fighting for their lives. Stars Luke Mitchell (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) and Jessica McNamee (Battle of the Sexes).

Saturday, September 26

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: OTR The Bend SuperSprint – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 10am

The Supercars Championship is set to take off during this second weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia. With drivers still getting used to this recently established permanent track, they can now treat last week’s event as a sort of trial run. The championship is turning into a battle for supremacy between Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup, and with only the final event in Bathurst to go after this, every second is vital!

VC Andrews’ Fallen Hearts – LMN – Lifetime Movie Network, 8.30pm

The LMN – Lifetime Movie Network’s spotlight on VC Andrews continues tonight with the third film in the Casteel collection. Based on bestselling author Andrews’ books, Fallen Hearts is directed by Jason Priestley (who also stars) and follows Heaven’s (Annalise Basso) struggle to settle into a wealthy new life while the ghosts of her past threaten to destroy any happiness. The fourth movie, Gates of Paradise, follows straight after, with Web of Dreams closing out the five-part series tomorrow.

Bad Boys for Life – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are still bringing down the bad guys, but with time marching on and retirement on the horizon, the partners are ready to bust one last case – and this time, it’s really personal. Teaming up with a group of younger tech-whizzes, Mike and Marcus jump into action when a threat from the past resurfaces.

Bakugan: Armored Alliance – Cartoon Network, 1.30pm

It’s new episodes of this popular animated series about the adventures of Dan Kouzo and his friends – the first human kids to bond with mysterious aliens known as Bakugan. After saving not one, but two worlds, the best brawl team around is back – with their Bakugan partners Drago, Trox, Pegatrix, Hydorous and Howlkor – for more escapades full of action, comedy and adventure.

Ghost Adventures, s13 – TLC, 10.28pm

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin, along with audio-visual techs Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, travel to haunted destinations around the US. Tonight, this season wraps in the spookiest location as the team hit a Nevada mining town to investigate reports of an aggressive ghost terrorising a hotel.

Sunday, September 27

Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 7.30pm

With the somewhat surprising results at Italy’s event in Monza that saw Pierre Gasly win his first grand prix, joined in the top three by two other drivers relatively new to the podium – Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll – this year’s Formula 1 has proved to be just as unpredictable as ever! So don’t miss all the thrills from Sochi Autodrom to see what further F1 shocks are in store.

Fred & Rose West: House of Horrors – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

Over 25 years ago the world was shocked at the discovery of human remains under the home of Fred and Rosemary West – revealing the couple to be two of the worst serial killers in UK history. This special aims to shed new light on what we know about the pair, how they worked together to commit such heinous acts, and the terrible aftermath of their crimes.

Naked and Afraid, s6 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

It’s a special episode of the latest season of Naked and Afraid which drops participants into a wilderness with just their wits about them, and nothing else! Tonight, school’s in, as we learn some of the series’ survivalists best tips! They’ll share the various hacks – from nifty traps to cool shelters – that helped them make it through.

The Vow – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

It’s the gripping second episode of this new HBO documentary series which delves into the insidious world of cult-like group NXIVM that marketed itself as a self-help body, but in reality there were some very disturbing things happening below the surface. In tonight’s episode, one of those who left the organisation tries to convince another member to look deeper.

90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, s4 – TLC, 8.30pm

It’s a fresh episode of this popular 90 Day Fiancé spin-off that looks at what happens prior to a couple entering the standard 90-day US visa process, as participants meet their lovers with whom they’ve only spent time online. Tonight, David continues the pursuit of the mysterious Lana, while Avery prepares herself to see just how life coach Ash conducts himself with clients.

Game of Thrones, s8 marathon – BoxSets, from 10am

BoxSets have been replaying seasons of this epic series all week, and today is your chance to catch all episodes of the incredible final season. All the treachery, battles, allegiances and betrayals come down to these six episodes – every single one a huge production in itself. Relive the thrilling climax to one of the greatest series of all time.

^ 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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