WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday November 16 to Sunday November 22, 2020
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Are you ready to re-enter a fantastical world this week? The epic series His Dark Materials, based on Philip Pullman’s bestselling novels, returns to take us back to the imaginative realms we encountered in the first season. With incredible visuals and an all-star cast, it’s a must-see.
It’s also time to discover which series, films and stars will be victorious at this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards. With nominees including everything from the hit dramas Euphoria and The Walking Dead to reality offerings such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and various Real Housewives, there’s plenty to barrack for!
It’s also time to take a deep dive – be it to get an up close and personal view of The Great Barrier Reef in a terrific new docuseries, or go deep Underwater as Kristen Stewart takes charge to protect some survivors against an unknown enemy in this chilling film.
And rugby fans will not be going anywhere as Round 4 of the Rugby Tri Nationsgets underway, where our Wallabies take on Argentina. And a battle of a different kind is yours for the taking on Sunday when UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez takes place, offering two incredible title fights.
There’s plenty of hefty action no matter where you turn, this week on Foxtel!
Continuing series include: The Undoing (FOX SHOWCASE), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), COBRA (BBC First), Songland (E!), Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle (BBC Earth), neXt (FOX ONE), Escape to the Chateau (LifeStyle), Betty (FOX SHOWCASE), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Great British Menu (LifeStyle Food), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC Earth), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), Stargirl (FOX8), Demolition Down Under (Discovery Channel), Criminal Minds (FOX CRIME), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Warrior (FOX ONE), Vietnam: The War That Made Australia (HISTORY), Mission Declassified (Discovery Channel), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), Countdown to Surrender: The Last 100 Days of the War (HISTORY), Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (Crime + Investigation), Food Factory (National Geographic), Mountain Monsters (Animal Planet), Total Bellas (E!), Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Discovery Channel), Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (LifeStyle Food), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV), 16 and Recovering (MTV), Dead North (Investigation Discovery), In Search of Monsters (Animal Planet), Southern Charm (FOX ARENA), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), Wicked Tuna: North vs South (National Geographic), The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle), Mountain Men (A&E), Camp Kindig (Discovery Turbo), Ghost Hunters (A&E), Outdaughtered (TLC), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Dr Pimple Popper: Before the Pop (TLC), Southern Gothic (Investigation Discovery), Celebrity Ghost Stories (Crime + Investigation), Young Sheldon (FOX8), Coroner (Universal TV), Stars of the Silver Screen (Foxtel Arts), Portals to Hell (TLC), Haunted Encounters (Crime + Investigation), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA).
Monday, November 16
Kim Kardashian West is vying for a win at the E! People’s Choice Awards 2020
E! People’s Choice Awards 2020 – E!, LIVE at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
One of the most fun awards ceremonies on the calendar returns – voted entirely by you, the public. From Keeping Up with the Kardashians to The Walking Dead and The Real Housewives, will your favourites score big? Plus, don’t miss all the (virtual) glamour and gossip with E! Live from the Red Carpet from 11am.
Grant – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Featuring expert commentary, painstakingly restored archival images and dramatic reconstructions, this three-part docuseries takes a closer look at the 18th president of the United States of America, Ulysses S Grant, who – prior to his presidency – led the Union Army as Commanding General in its victory in the American Civil War.
Homes Under the Hammer, s23C – LifeStyle Home, 4.15pm
Lucy Alexander, Martin Roberts, Dion Dublin and Martel Maxwell are back, following the ups and downs of three sets of renovators on their journeys from go to whoa, after purchasing their properties at auction.
The Wonderland Murders – Investigation Discovery (ID), 8.30pm
America’s Pacific Northwest was once known as ‘Wonderland’ due to its sheer beauty but, in recent years, has been renamed a ‘serial killer’s playground’, home to the likes of Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway, aka the ‘Green River Killer’. This haunting series follows a team of homicide investigators as they attempt to solve some of the region’s most disturbing and baffling cases.
Gathering Storm – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Thanks to a thousand cameras embedded on boats, ships and oil rigs at sea in some of the major hurricane zones in the world, get your front-row seat into the eye of the storm to witness one of the most powerful hurricanes that the Bahamas and the United States have ever seen: 2019’s Hurricane Dorian.
1000-Lb Sisters – TLC, 8.30pm
The Slaton sisters Amy and Tammy became YouTube sensations thanks to their candour sharing their bubbly personality and weight struggles with fans around the world. Now, follow along as they embark on their biggest challenge yet: trying to lose enough weight to qualify for life-changing bariatric surgery.
Tuesday, November 17
There’s a new adventure afoot for Lyra (Dafne Keen) when His Dark Materials picks up
His Dark Materials, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
His Dark Materials returns for a second enthralling season, based on Philip Pullman’s second novel in the trilogy, The Subtle Knife. When we pick up, Lyra (Dafne Keen) makes the acquaintance of new pal Will Parry (Amir Wilson) and soon discovers that their destinies are intertwined.
Stargirl – FOX8, 8.30pm
Expect plenty of blood to be shed and not everyone to survive in the second part of this must-see season one finale, as Courtney, aka Stargirl (Brec Bassinger), and the Justice Society of America face-off against Icicle (Neil Jackson) and the villains of the Injustice Society of America.
Street Outlaws: Memphis, s2 – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm
If you’ve got the need, the need for speed, then this series is for you! JJ Da Boss and his ‘Team Memphis’ racing crew hit the streets once more when they’re set the ultimate challenge by Quinn Shireman and his team from Kentucky. With pride on the line, who will claim victory in this grudge match?
NCIS, s15 – FOX CRIME, 7.30am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
The smash-hit naval procedural series returns and, two months after they disappeared on the search for a missing Navy SEAL, things aren’t looking good for Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and McGee (Sean Murray). Meanwhile, back in DC, Vance (Rocky Carroll) and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) must front a congressional hearing over the failed mission.
Mission Declassified – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm
In this new episode, investigative journalist Christof Putzel goes on the hunt for DB Cooper – the infamous 1971 plane hijacker who extorted the modern equivalent of more than US$1.26 million before parachuting to freedom, never to be seen again.
Wednesday, November 18
Take a deep dive into The Great Barrier Reef thanks to BBC Earth
Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Tune into this one-hour HBO special that looks at the aftermath of one of the largest wildfires in California’s history. Meet those from Ventura County who, in 2017, suffered through much destruction and devastation, and come along as they strive to rebuild and repair their community. Hear their stories and witness the relief effort assisting to restore the area.
The Great Barrier Reef – BBC Earth, 8.30pm
Discover the natural wonder in our own backyard in this three-part special, presented by marine biologist Monty Halls, who journeys from mangroves to rainforest shorelines, all documented through the latest in filming technology. Find out how the Great Barrier Reef came to be, and the vast array of inhabitants that call it home, and how climate change is threatening its survival. With world heritage status, it’s a place like no other.
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas, s2 – Investigation Discovery (ID), 8.30pm
Investigative journalist Maria Elena Salinas returns to bring a fresh, new perspective to crimes which made the headlines, often challenging what was reported and finding new evidence or important updates, starting tonight where she looks at the chilling case of what happened in 2016 when Gary Bardwell’s daughter Jessie went missing in rural Texas.
Made in Italy – Store
Tuscany serves as the luscious backdrop to this touching tale, which sees Robert (Liam Neeson) and his son Jack (Neeson’s real-life son Micheál Richardson) work through their strained relationship, and grief, as they renovate an old Italian villa that belonged to their late wife and mother.
Photo Ark, s2 – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Follow award-winning National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he continues his adventure to capture some of the rarest animals in the world before they become extinct – starting with a journey into the Amazon rainforest where he hopes to encounter the giant armadillo.
Thursday, November 19
Impress your friends with what you’ve learnt on a new episode of QI tonight
The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Don’t miss the dramatic finale of this captivating investigative series, as ranch owner Brandon Fugal and his team learn their unique mission has caught the attention of the intelligence community. The overall aim was to find tangible answers for unexplained activity at the location known as Utah’s ‘UFO Alley’, but digging deeper uncovers even stranger questions. If you’ve missed any of this fascinating docuseries, all episodes are available to watch On Demand.
Outdaughtered, s5A – TLC, 8.30pm
With Coronavirus looming ever more and more present in this season of reality series Outdaughtered, the Busbys are faced with juggling birthday party plans for both the quintuplets and their big sister Blayke, as well as homeschooling their brood of six. But as the family is forced into quarantine, this is the penultimate offering of a shortened season.
QI, s17 – UKTV, 8.30pm
Get ready to laugh and learn with a new episode of the UK’s long-running comedy game show, QI. It’s the series where an interesting answer gets more points than a correct one. Tonight’s theme is artwork and picture-inspired and features guests Noel Fielding (The Great British Bake Off), comedian Joe Lycett and Australia’s own Hannah Gadsby alongside host Sandi Toksvig and regular panellist Alan Davies.
Ocean Fight Night – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Get a ringside (sandside) seat to the biggest and baddest battles of the ocean. It’s a fish-eat-fish world, and the motivations and strategies sea creatures use for their very survival may surprise you. This National Geographic special is an expansion of the popular Animal Fight Night formula with nature’s most impressive and vicious beasts taking each other on.
Friday, November 20
Betty Gilpin gets involved in a deadly pursuit in The Hunt – your Friday-night fright flick
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year – Boomerang, 4pm
The DC Super Hero Girls have their own movie! In this premiere feature, DC Comics’ most powerful line-up of female characters are reimagined as relatable teens preparing for the annual Hero of the Year ceremony, where one of them will take out the top prize. But when a team of villains creates the ultimate superweapon, they’ll need to save the day – and their school.
The Hunt – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
Twelve strangers wake in a clearing with no recollection of how they got there or where they are, and so begins a deadly fight for survival as the group are hunted for sport by ruthless elitists. The genre of this flick, starring Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank, is deliberately hard to pigeonhole; it’s part thriller, part horror and part black comedy – the perfect Friday-night film.
The Real Right Stuff – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Be transported back to the beginnings of NASA’s Project Mercury program in the late-1950s, and meet the ‘Mercury Seven’. These pioneer pilots had the weight of the world on their shoulders as America scrambled to be first in the space race. Pulling from hours of never-before-seen home movies and rare, remastered footage, this documentary paints a picture of the men determined to prove they had “the right stuff”.
Ghost Hunters, s2 – A&E, 8.30pm
In a new episode of one of the most popular supernatural series of all time, Grant Wilson and his expert team investigate a hotel in the Klondike region of Alaska that experiences unexplained phenomena. In the late-1800s a stream of fortune seekers descended on the area in search of gold, but many perished there. Could their spirits remain at the outpost?
Saturday, November 21
Kristen Stewart finds herself deep Underwater and facing a scary threat in this sci-fi chiller
Rugby Tri Nations: Round 4 – Australia vs Argentina – FOX SPORTS 505 LIVE from 7pm
Do not go anywhere tonight as the new Rugby Tri Nations tournament continues with this clash between our Wallabies and Argentina’s Pumas. Our guys will be in fighting form, looking to make this year’s Bledisloe Cup a thing of the past. But with the Pumas cannily signing Australian coach Michael Cheika as part of their arsenal, fans will be keen to see how this impacts the visitors’ strategy. Put simply, this is must-see rugby, coming to you live.
Underwater – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
Kristen Stewart continues to surprise with her choice of roles lately. Here, she portrays underwater researcher Norah Price who becomes trapped beneath the ocean’s surface when her team’s facility in the Mariana Trench is impacted by a powerful earthquake. As those left try to make their way to the safety of the surface, they find they aren’t alone down there.
Life Below Zero: Canada – BBC Earth, 8.30pm
Based on the Emmy-winning format, this spin-off documentary series presents a diverse group of people living an off-the-grid existence in remote regions of northern Canada. Take a peek into their often challenging daily lives as those we follow are forced to deal with deadly weather while needing to think outside the box to cope in this extreme environment.
Fungies! – Cartoon Network, 9am
Kids will love this adorable animated series, launching today. It features Seth, a mushroom who lives in prehistoric Fungietown, who loves all things science. In his quest for the ultimate adventure, though, Seth often causes some mayhem, but there’s always a solution! This one is lots of fun with key learnings for little ones.
Behind Closed Doors – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Domestic violence is one of the most pressing issues facing women all over the world. This one-hour documentary, shot during 12 months starting from the moment an emergency call is received, follows three brave women who each waive their right to anonymity to show how truly insidious domestic abuse is. Important viewing in support of White Ribbon Day.
Sunday, November 22
Get a new perspective on the life of our monarch in Being the Queen
Being the Queen – National Geographic, 7.30pm
Get to know Queen Elizabeth II just that little bit more thanks to this new documentary which will share footage, interviews and photographs that have never been aired before, to paint a fresh portrait of the world’s longest-reigning monarch – having ascended to the throne in 1953 at 27 years of age.
Corporate Animals – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
In this comedy Demi Moore plays a horrible boss who decides that the best thing for her staff is to go on a team-bonding exercise caving in New Mexico. Unfortunately, an earthquake suddenly ups the ante on this group-therapy excursion, and these hapless colleagues find themselves trapped!
Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Between 1979 to 1981 a shocking number of African-American children and young adults went missing in Atlanta. And while one conviction purported to find the perpetrator, the families of many who went missing have never received answers. As Atlanta’s mayor re-opens the case, hear from original investigators and those affected family members, and learn about the racial tensions that erupted at the time in this gripping five-part HBO docuseries.
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs Perez – MAIN EVENT, LIVE at 12pm (AEDT) order via www.mainevent.com.au
Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo defends his flyweight title against American Alex Perez today. After a rematch confirmed he won the title over Joseph Benavidez earlier this year, the reigning champ will not give up easily, but powerhouse Perez is in great form and could wrench it away. And in the women’s division, Valentina Shevchenko will be looking to keep her belt far away from Jennifer Maia. That’s two incredible title fights for the taking!
The Silencing – Store
Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as Rayburn, a man still at a loss after his daughter’s disappearance in the Minnesota woods five years prior. When a new sheriff (Annabelle Wallis) begins looking into a local murder case, he joins her – could the perpetrator be responsible for what happened to his daughter? Settle back for some Sunday-night thrills with this tense tale.
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