Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing November 2, 2020

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday November 2 to Sunday November 8, 2020

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

Okay, hold tight, this is it, the week where America decides who its next president will be in the 2020 US presidential election. It’s been a campaign year like no other, and the outcome is far from predictable – will it be Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Foxtel has you covered with election coverage across its vast array of news channels in the lead-up and on the day itself, which falls on November 4 here. Get all the insight and opinion, and then stay tuned to see history decided.

If US politics is getting a bit too heavy and you’d prefer to be at sea, you can do that too, as we get onboard another season of the hit reality series Below Deck. Our trusty Captain Lee Rosbach is ready to welcome some new staff and a roster of well-to-do clients. But, as always, things will get bumpy!

If you feel like something to make you smile, Like a Boss hits Foxtel Movies, follows two struggling young entrepreneurs played by Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish, whose company is bought by mogul Claire (Selma Hayek). She promises to take care of their brand – but do we believe her?

In Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle the British adventurer and his team head to Africa to see what hope there is for the various wildlife that call the continent home. With various species’ numbers falling, what can be done?

Continuing series include: The Undoing (FOX SHOWCASE), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Raised by Wolves (FOX SHOWCASE), Songland (E!), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), neXt (FOX ONE), The Vow (FOX SHOWCASE), Stargirl (FOX8), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Warrior (FOX ONE), Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Discovery Channel), 16 and Recovering (MTV), Southern Charm (FOX ARENA), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle), Ghost Hunters (A&E), The Zoo (Animal Planet), Drain the Oceans (National Geographic), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), Expedition Unknown (Discovery Channel), QI (UKTV), Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes (LifeStyle), Hell’s Kitchen USA (LifeStyle Food), The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch (HISTORY), The Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Dr Pimple Popper: Before the Pop (TLC), The Lady Killers (Crime + Investigation), Southern Gothic (Investigation Discovery), Eating History (A&E), The Black Files Declassified (HISTORY), Car Kings (Discovery Turbo), Food Factory (National Geographic), Dr 90210 (E!), Back in Time for the Corner Shop (LifeStyle), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Crime + Investigation), The Bradshaw Bunch (E!), Young Sheldon (FOX8), My Feet Are Killing Me (TLC), Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation (HISTORY), Geordie Shore: Their Story (MTV), Dr T Lone Star Vet (National Geographic Wild), Island of Bryan (LifeStyle Home), Coroner (Universal TV), Stars of the Silver Screen (Foxtel Arts), Fastest Cars in the Dirty South (Discovery Turbo), Reasonable Doubt (Investigation Discovery), Portals to Hell (TLC), Haunted Encounters (Crime + Investigation), Say Yes to the Dress (TLC), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA)

Monday, November 2

NASCAR All In: Battle for Daytona follows three drivers as they prepare for the iconic circuit

The Undoing – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

It’s the second episode of this must-see new limited series starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant and which has audiences gripped already! Tonight, Grace (Kidman) becomes even more frantic in the aftermath of the horrific crime that occured in the first instalment, and the authorities begin asking questions. Also stars Donald Sutherland and Matilda De Angelis.

NASCAR All In: Battle for Daytona – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Strap yourself in for this truly unique vantage point of the Daytona 500, as NASCAR Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick and Corey LaJoie prepare to take to the iconic Daytona International Speedway for the 2020 event. In this three-part series, cameras follow the trio for a month as they train for the biggest race of the year, before the checkered flag flies.

Living in Germany at War – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Told entirely through archival letters, diary entries and eyewitness accounts, this film recounts what life was like for Germans from all walks of life who lived through six years of war – from 1939 to 1945. It tracks how those in Germany felt about this conflict throughout the period – from initial resistance to the war to an almost unbreakable commitment to it. A fascinating two-part special.

Danger Force – Nickelodeon, 5.30pm

Kids won’t want to miss this fun spin-off of live-action series Henry Danger.

There’s a new kid squad of superheroes-in-training in town: Danger Force! Under the guidance of Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) and Schwoz (Michael D Cohen) at their Swellview Academy for the Gifted, we’ll meet some new superpowered youngsters ready to save the world! The only problem is, old foe Frankini (Frankie Grande) is also scheduled to appear. Uh oh.

Tuesday, November 3 

Aussie Francesca Rubi is your new chief stew when season eight of Below Deck sets sail!

Below Deck, s8 – FOX ARENA, EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

Captain Lee Rosbach will have more than just unruly deckhands to deal with this season as the My Seanna cruises the Caribbean, with the coronavirus playing havoc mid-filming. Australian Francesca Rubi joins as chief stew alongside a mostly all-new crew. Will Captain Lee be up to the challenge of keeping his guests happy and the shipmates shipshape during this chaotic time? Expect plenty of ups and downs, even when the water’s calm!

Desert One – HISTORY, 8.30pm

This two-hour special, from Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple (American Dream), takes a closer look at Operation Eagle Claw: the 1979 mission to end the Iran hostage crisis that has gone down as one of the biggest failures in modern American military history, resulting in the deaths of eight US soldiers and contributed to Ronald Reagan usurping Jimmy Carter as president.

Dead North – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

This four-part special uses extensive bodycam and interrogation-room footage to chronicle Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Police Chief Laura Frizzo during what began as the investigation into the disappearance of Chris Regan in 2014 – but which evolved into a years-long pursuit of “pure evil” serial killer Kelly Cochran that saw some truly bizarre things come to light.

Frontlines – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Venture to the frontlines of some of WWII’s most critical battles from the safety of your sofa – from Normandy to Italy, Berlin and the Pacific Ocean. Featuring firsthand accounts from both sides of the conflict, cutting-edge analysis and location demonstrations, myths are dispelled and new insights and given into the events that shaped the outcome of the war. It starts tonight with a focus on the famous Battle of Midway.

Wednesday, November 4

Sky News’ Kieran Gilbert will be part of Foxtel’s comprehensive coverage of the US election

2020 US election coverage on Foxtel

This is it – the day we’ll find out how America has voted in one of the most controversial and fraught presidential elections in that country’s history. Will Donald Trump succeed in obtaining a second term, or will Joe Biden claim victory? Or could the decision take days or more to be resolved? Foxtel is the home of the most comprehensive news coverage of the US election here in Australia and will keep you updated via its array of channels: Sky News, Sky News UK, BBC World News, FOX News, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Al Jazeera English, TRT World, CGTN, NHK World, Russia Today, Antenna Pacific and RAI Italia.

537 Votes – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

When five-year-old Cuban boy Elián González was discovered clinging to an inner tube off Florida’s coast in 1999 it sparked an immigration and international custody battle. Commentators suggest that Al Gore’s stance to return the youngster to his country of origin may have lost him – by 537 votes – the 2000 presidential election against George W Bush. With the American election today, this HBO documentary is timely viewing.  

Accused: Guilty or Innocent? – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm

This docuseries turns the tables by looking at crimes from the perspective of the accused and the trauma they endure when they are formally charged. There are two sides to every story and here we see the process through the eyes of the defendant, their families and legal teams as they work to present their case to the court.

Escape to the Chateau, s5 – LifeStyle, 9.40pm

Engineer and problem solver Dick Strawbridge, and his artist wife Angel Adoree embark on the next stage of their ambitious restoration project, breathing new life into their dilapidated 45-room, 19th-century Renaissance revival French chateau. With the weather warming up, the pair decide to provide a luxury glamping experience for guests.

Mountain Monsters – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

Catch-up with the brave souls from Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) as they continue to look into puzzling reports of unidentified creatures. Tonight they travel to North Carolina to investigate a ferocious feline dubbed the ‘Cherokee death cat’ and attempt to capture it using a complex wooden trap.

Thursday, November 5

Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle investigates some African wildlife facing extinction

Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle – BBC Earth, 7.20pm

Follow British broadcaster Ben Fogle as he explores some of the key issues facing conservation in Africa. This five-part docuseries looks at the impact of humans and infrastructure on nature, as well as the threat to endangered species, while also considering the evolutionary needs of humans. Fogle will start a conversation about conservation as he travels through South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya and Liberia talking to experts in the field.

Demolition Down Under, s2 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

There’s something fascinating about seeing a towering structure crumble into dust and debris. And so, a second season of this Discovery series lifts (or rather, pulls down) the roof on the Australian demolition industry. Destruction is all in a day’s work for seasoned crews as they reduce some dangerously unstable buildings to rubble.

Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen – LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm

The Swedish are known for their balanced approach to food and enjoying the outdoors, which is why a lot of signature dishes from the Scandinavian country feature fresh and natural ingredients. Join British cook Rachel Khoo as she celebrates the county’s best-loved dishes and ingredients.

Outdaughtered, s5A – TLC, 8.30pm

With five almost five-year-olds and one pre-teen, life has always been hectic for the Busby family – even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit their life in Houston, Texas. A new season of this reality series begins with the father-daughter dance and Adam is determined to bring all six of his girls. But is entertaining half a dozen individuals more than he can handle on his own? And that’s before 2020 throws even bigger curveballs the Busbys’ way.

Raised by Wolves season finale – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

It’s the season finale of this incredible sci-fi drama’s debut outing. This story has twisted and turned as we’ve followed androids and humans who have fled Earth after an all-out war, and from all accounts the finale will be unforgettable – and have us desperate for the confirmed second season. If you haven’t seen, catch-up on this season On Demand.

Friday, November 6 

Featuring a cast of new faces, comedy series Betty follows female skateboarders in NYC

Betty – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Inspired by the acclaimed film Skate Kitchen, this New York City-set series follows a group of ‘Betties’ – aka young women who skateboard. Determined to prove their worth against the guys, best friends Kirt (Nina Moran) and Janay (Dede Lovelace) organise an “all-girls skate sesh” where they soon bond with other talented girls. With a second season already in the works, you’ll want to jump onboard this groundbreaking series immediately.

In Search of Monsters – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

This riveting five-part docuseries takes us on a hunt for the truth behind infamous monsters. In the first episode, experts reveal new evidence and theories related to perhaps the world’s most iconic beast: Bigfoot. And it turns out this creature could be far more predatory than first believed. Utilising new information, the latest discoveries and eyewitness accounts, prepare to learn much more about some scary beings! Could they exist?

PAW Patrol Dino Rescue – Nick Jr., 5pm

Preschoolers are in for a treat today as the brave PAW Patrol pups go on a mammoth rescue mission in new back-to-back dino-themed special episodes. With a new member of the team called Rex – a Bernese mountain dog that speeds around in his wheelchair – kids will learn about acceptance, as well as having a blast with their energetic PAW Patrol pals.

The Rhythm Section – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Blake Lively is almost unrecognisable playing Stephanie Patrick, a despairing woman who turns to drugs and prostitution after losing her family in a horrific accident. But when she learns that there was more to the tragedy than first thought, she seeks vengeance against those responsible with the help of disgraced former MI6 agent Iain Boyd (Jude Law).

Celebrity Ghost Stories – Crime + Investigation, 11.30pm

In tonight’s new episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories, renowned psychic medium Kim Russo takes The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes back to the location of a paranormal event she experienced at a wedding. But as they investigate further, it appears this spooky story has a far deeper connection to Leakes than she imagined.

Saturday, November 7

Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne mean business in comedy Like a Boss

Like a Boss – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Mia (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel (Rose Byrne) are best friends and business partners who have sunk their life savings into their beauty brand Mia&Mel. Faced with foreclosure, the pair jump at an offer of investment from industry giant Claire Luna (Salma Hayek). But the deal comes with hidden strings that could tear Mia and Mel’s seemingly unshakeable bond to shreds in this fun Saturday night flick. 

World’s Greatest Ships, s2 – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Rob Bell reveals the sagas behind the ships that changed the world. From looking at why a Whitby collier was the vessel selected for Captain Cook’s epic journey to Australia, or why the Royal Navy cast off its beloved Ark Royal, even though it was the pride of the WWII fleet. Bell also checks out a replica of the Mayflower as it’s prepared for a very special event in America. (And, yes, the Titanic gets a look in, also.)

My Cat From Hell: Cat Sh#t Crazy! – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

Renowned cat behaviour expert Jackson Galaxy returns during the pandemic to help some fierce felines who have had their own adjustments to make this year – namely, getting used to having their guardians at home – and they’re not happy! He’ll shed some light and give socially-distanced advice caring for cats during our current global situation.

The Terminator Collection – Foxtel Movies Action, from 2.25pm

He said he’d be back, and Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t disappoint with this mega marathon featuring five of the best Terminator films. Enjoy back-to-back blockbusters from the very first outing of the terrifying T-800 in 1984 to last year’s Dark Fate, which saw an alternate version of the killing machine that just may surprise you.

Arctic Justice – Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm

A fun Saturday movie for the whole family. Swifty (voiced by Jeremy Renner) is a little fox with big ambitions to be an Arctic mail Top Dog. But after being overlooked, he decides to take matters into his own paws and uncovers a secret plot to melt the Polar ice caps. Can he unite his other animal friends and save the day, proving his worth in the process?

Sunday, November 8

In Ron Howard’s documentary Rebuilding Paradise a devastated town unites after tragedy

Rebuilding Paradise – National Geographic, 8.30pm

When a wildfire swept into the California town of Paradise on November 8, 2018, it would go on to destroy 95 per cent of property (nearly 19,000 buildings) and leave 86 people dead. It was a devastation from which residents are still reeling, but as Oscar-winning director Ron Howard found, it also united them when they decided to rebuild. This is a portrait of one town’s determination not to be defeated.

Mountain Men, s9 – A&E, 7.30pm

It’s the return of the series which gives us insight into what it’s like living off the grid in some very challenging conditions. The wilds of North America can be a brutal and unforgiving existence, and for the men and women we follow, things can get dicey very quickly. This season they’ll encounter mountain lions and bears, head into dangerous terrain to hunt for food, and more.

Rebel Women’s Big Bash League – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 10.15am

You know when the cricket season is underway that summer is pretty much here! The new WBBL fixture is well underway now, and today sees two matches at North Sydney Oval that will have you cheering. First up, the Melbourne Renegades will take on the Adelaide Strikers, and then at 1.30pm, reigning champs Brisbane Heat will be continuing their campaign for repeated glory when they confront the Melbourne Stars.

Southern Gothic – Investigation Discovery (ID), 8.30pm

It’s a fresh episode of the true-crime series that heads into the American South and unearths some terrible tales. Tonight, after a woman is found dead in her Louisiana home, a murder investigation begins. However, when another body turns up, the authorities are shaken. Are they actually dealing with a serial killer?

^ 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 AEDT.

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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