WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday November 23 to Sunday November 29, 2020
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Cue the Jaws theme, because Shark Week is swimming its way towards us! Yes, it’s time once more for Discovery Channel’s annual shark extravaganza which puts those fierce and fascinating fish in the spotlight, with plenty of nail-biting specials to take you up close to these incredible creatures.
Feel like some must-see cricket? We thought so! This week also sees the Dettol ODI Series: Australia vs India begin, and you can’t ask for more than that! Catch the first two matches on Friday and Sunday, with the third the following week. Howzat!
You can also buckle up for the hotly anticipated new drama The Flight Attendant which sees The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco as a cabin-crew member who inadvertently winds up with a dead man in her bed, with no memory of what happened. It’s a must.
This is also the week we see some boxing greats step back into the ring for one incredible MAIN EVENT clash. Big numbers are expected to see Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition event like no other.
We told you this week was a knock-out!
Continuing series include: His Dark Materials (FOX SHOWCASE), 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), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Great British Menu (LifeStyle Food), Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (FOX SHOWCASE), Life Below Zero: Canada (BBC Earth), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), Homes Under the Hammer (LifeStyle Home), The Wonderland Murders (Investigation Discovery), David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC Earth), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), 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),1000-Lb Sisters (TLC), The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (Investigation Discovery), Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (Crime + Investigation), Dr 90210 (E!), Food Factory (National Geographic), Mountain Monsters (Animal Planet), Total Bellas (E!), Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery Turbo), Deadliest Catch: Bloodline (Discovery Channel), Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (LifeStyle Food), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV), 16 and Recovering (MTV), 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), 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), Young Sheldon (FOX8), Stars of the Silver Screen (Foxtel Arts), Haunted Encounters (Crime + Investigation), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA).
Monday, November 23
Ranvir Singh is helping families change their lives in Eat, Shop, Save
Eat, Shop, Save, s3 – LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm
Ranvir Singh returns, helping Brits curb their unhealthy and expensive eating habits. Each episode, she sets a new family an eight-week challenge: to overhaul their lifestyles, eat better, get fitter and save some cash in the process. It won’t be without its struggles, but if they can stick to her rules, they’ll reap the rewards.
The Undoing – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
It’s the penultimate episode of the hit limited series that has drawn a huge audience here and around the world. It’s time for the trial, and everyone is on edge: Jonathan (Hugh Grant), his wife (Nicole Kidman), son (Noah Jupe) and father-in-law (Donald Sutherland). If you haven’t caught the series yet – catch up On Demand to see what everyone is talking about.
Diesel Brothers: Monster Jam Breaking World Records – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
TV personality Chris Jacobs and the Diesel Brothers, aka ‘Heavy D’ and ‘Diesel Dave’, host this special, as Monster Jam drivers from all over the country converge for one night only to attempt extreme record-breaking stunts and Guinness World Records.
Wild Uganda: Perils in Paradise – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Uganda is a country of spectacular terrain, home to mountain gorillas, cave-dwelling elephants, chimpanzees and tree-climbing lions, and while years of poaching put many species in peril, its national parks are once again working to protect Uganda’s animal inhabitants. Come see how.
Tuesday, November 24
Lyra (Dafne Keen) is on a fresh mission in the new season of His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
It’s the second episode of the exciting new season of this spectacular saga. Lyra (Dafne Keen) continues her dangerous journey with her new friend Will Parry (Amir Wilson), a boy on a mission to uncover the truth about the disappearance of his father, Colonel John Parry (Fleabag’s Andrew Scott).
Secrets of the Zoo: Tigers – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
They may be one of the deadliest animals in the world when they’re fully grown, but few things are more adorable than playful tiger cubs! Witness both extremes as the zookeepers at Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium help three cubs acclimate to their new surroundings, as well as a grumpy tiger who is in no mood to have fun with his keepers!
Mission Declassified – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm
In this new episode, Christof Putzel investigates the story that cemented his grandfather Samuel G Blackman’s journalism career: the Lindbergh kidnapping of 1932. Using recently declassified FBI files, as well as his grandad’s notes on the infamous murder of the baby son of aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Putzel tracks down shocking new leads to Germany and the Nazis.
Little Giants – Animal Planet, 8.30pm
This series looks at tiny creatures that pack a punch, and in tonight’s episode we head to the jungles of Laos, where the team risks life and limb to locate a deadly crocodile newt that’s spotted hiding in a riverbed, airing as part of Animal Planet’s must-see Beast Month Ever line-up.
Wednesday, November 25
See the best of the best compete in the new Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges
Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges – A&E, 7.30pm
This new Forged in Fire spin-off takes the series next level! In each episode three champions from the regular series will compete against each other, with the winner then getting a chance to take on one of the Forged in Fire judges!
It’s a battle of the bladesmiths to make some truly jaw-dropping weapons and prove their mettle. The winner will walk away with the US$10,000 in prize money, and plenty of swagger.
Crazy, Not Insane – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Why do people kill? This is the question that drove author and psychiatrist Dr Dorothy Otnow Lewis to research and interview many serial killers, including Mark David Chapman and Ted Bundy, to work out just why they did what they did. This HBO special directed by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief)explores what Lewis found, with Big Little Lies’ Laura Dern voicing her words.
The Singapore Grip – On Demand
Feel like a British drama fix? In colonial Singapore during WWII, ruthless British rubber merchant Walter Blackett (David Morrissey) looks to secure his company’s future by promising his daughter Joan’s (Georgia Blizzard) hand to Matthew Webb (Luke Treadaway), the son of his ailing business partner (Charles Dance). But when a Chinese refugee (Elizabeth Tan) catches Matthew’s eye, the ensuing love triangle threatens everything.
Food Factory – National Geographic Channel, 7.30pm
Catch new episodes of this series back to back and take a seat on the production lines of popular household items, to see how they are put together. Tonight, discover how everything from tortillas and sweet-and-sour worm lollies, to pretzels, tikka masala and more are created. Yum!
Force of Nature – Store
Tune in to this action-drama for a thrilling film perfect for your Wednesday night in. When a gang of thieves in Puerto Rico takes advantage of an approaching category-five hurricane to pull off a massive heist, the one thing they didn’t count on is a retired cop (Mel Gibson) who refuses to evacuate. Also stars Kate Bosworth, Emile Hirsch and David Zayas.
Thursday, November 26
Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant – a thrilling new series that will keep you guessing
Shark Week – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm
It’s that time of year again when Discovery Channel’s Shark Week swims to our screens with entertaining and educational shark-related content. It all takes off tonight with Great White Double Trouble, which sees scientists delve into the deadly differences between shark attacks on Australia’s east and west coasts with surprising results. The quality programming continues with Will Smith confronting his fear in Will Smith: Off the Deep End at 7.30pm on November 27, while comedian Adam Devine gate-crashes what may be the world’s largest gathering of tiger sharks in Adam Devine’s Secret Shark Lair at 7.30pm on November 30.
The Flight Attendant – FOX ONE, EXPRESS at 9pm
When flight attendant Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) wakes after a big night out on a Dubai stopover to find a dead man in her bed and no memory of how he got there, it sets a wild scene for this new drama series. Based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant will have you hooked immediately with its compelling premise and dark humour. Get your boarding pass ready, you’re about to go on one hell of a ride!
Louis Theroux: Selling Sex – BBC Earth, 9.40pm
BAFTA Award-winning documentarian Louis Theroux returns in this one-hour special where he meets with women providing sexual services. Legally selling sex from hotels or their own homes, the women say it’s safer than the illegal alternatives. As Theroux meets those participating in the sexual economy, he asks whether selling sex can ever be a healthy way to make money.
Counting On: Clip Show – TLC, 9.30pm
Fans of the Duggar family will love this Counting On collection of specials that gives the lowdown on what it takes to keep one of reality TV’s biggest clans running smoothly. Featuring ‘Best Of’ moments from the series as well as behind-the-scenes footage dating back to 2004, it’s a real trip down memory lane. Tune in weekly.
Friday, November 27
A fresh new bunch of famous faces get set to undergo the Indian Dream Hotel experience
Dettol ODI Series: Australia vs India: First ODI – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 2.40pm
The men’s international summer of cricket begins today and the squads are fired up. FOX CRICKET will be the only place to watch Virat Kohli lead his men exclusively LIVE across three ODIs and T20Is. Today’s One-Day International is the first of two matches set to scorch the field at Sydney’s Cricket Ground (the second is on Sunday November 29) before the third in the Dettol ODI Series takes place at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on December 2. India holds a slight historical edge, with a 12-11 win/loss tally over Australia from the past five years, but the boys in green and gold will be bolstered by home soil and comfortable conditions.
Indian Dream Hotel, s4 – LifeStyle, 8.30pm
Another season of popular series Indian Dream Hotel debuts tonight, with a new slate of UK-based celebrities heading over to India to test out the idea of retirement. The likes of former Bond girl Britt Ekland, cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, EastEnders actor John Altman and more will spend a month in the country, to find out if they could spend their golden years there.
Mako Nation – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
As Shark Week continues, the sharks of New Zealand’s seas take centrestage. In Mako Nation, expert Riley Elliott heads out to meet one of the world’s most elusive game fish and in the process uncovers a fact that will change the way mako sharks are viewed forever. And don’t miss Shark Lockdown at 7.30pm Sunday November 29, which looks at how great white hunting patterns in NZ waters have changed due to the effects of lockdown and fewer humans on and in the sea.
DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High – Boomerang, 4pm
What do you get when you take iconic female superheroes and put them together in high school scenarios? A super cute and wholesome animated series for kids. In this Boomerang premiere, Supergirl arrives at Super Hero High and struggles to learn to control her new powers.
Great British Menu, s15 – LifeStyle Food, 9.35pm
Things are heating up in this deliciously entertaining show that pits the UK’s top chefs against each other. Tonight’s serving has the two highest scoring chefs from north-west England go head-to-head to produce a six-course menu that will wow judges Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Andi Oliver, as well as the guest judge: bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson.
Saturday, November 28
The riveting The Kill Team is based on an acclaimed documentary of the same name
The Kill Team – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
This drama from director Dan Krauss is a fictionalised adaptation of his acclaimed 2013 documentary of the same name. After witnessing his platoon murdering Afghan civilians at the behest of the sadistic Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), US soldier Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff) faces a dilemma. He must alert the military top brass and put a stop to the atrocities, but any attempt to blow the whistle could cost him his life.
Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
When you think of Mike Tyson’s most fearsome opponents, you might think of Eddie Richardson or Evander Holyfield, but they will be blown out of the water when Shark Week continues with ‘Iron Mike’ taking on the denizens of the deep in Tyson vs Jaws: Rumble on the Reef. For his biggest bout yet, Tyson faces his fears and learns how to TKO a shark – all in the name of research, of course.
Human Capital – Store
Settle in for this Saturday night movie where the worlds of two families from very different walks of life implode when their children’s relationship leads to tragedy. Hollywood loves a remake, and this take on a 2013 Italian film starsMarisa Tomei, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard delivers a topnotch cast in a complex thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Her Deadly Groom – LMN – Lifetime Movie Network, 8.30pm
Divorcee Alison (Kate Watson) is nervous about jumping back into the dating pool, so lets her best friend sign her up to a dating site. Before long Alison is matched with Vincent (Michael DeVorzon), a man as alluring as he is mysterious – but is he too good to be true? LMN delivers another quality TV drama in Her Deadly Groom.
World’s Greatest Ships, s2 – HISTORY, 7.30pm
British presenter and adventurer Rob Bell walks us through the history of an iconic ship in a brand-new episode of World’s Greatest Ships. The well-known Discovery is this week’s focus, which was the first purpose-built scientific vessel tasked with propelling pioneers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott to Antarctica.
Sunday, November 29
In a new season of 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? we see what’s in store for some newlyweds
Boxing: Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr – MAIN EVENT, LIVE at 1pm (AEDT) order via www.mainevent.com.au
Ever since it was announced, this exhibition fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr has had boxing fans on the edge of their seats, and now it’s time to see who’ll dominate! Tyson returns to the ring for the first time since 2005, what will he deliver? As for his opponent, Jones Jr is no slouch, the former four-division champion tallying 66 wins to just nine losses in his career. This event is being held to raise money for charity, and Tyson has promised there’ll be more to come. This is where it’s at – do not miss a minute!
90 Day Fiancé: What Now?, s4 – TLC, 8.30pm
This spin-off to 90 Day Fiancé looks at what happens after couples, in which one party is not a US citizen, have married within the time restraints of US visa requirements. Whether it’s the pitter-patter of little feet, or meeting up with relatives from far away, or just navigating life as a married couple – there’s plenty for our newlyweds to go through.
Wild Rose – Foxtel Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Jessie Buckley (Judy, Chernobyl) was BAFTA-nominated for her performance in this acclaimed drama about a talented, yet troubled, young woman from Glasgow who heads to Nashville to become a country music star. Buckley is amazing as the ambitious Rose-Lynn and you’ll be tapping your toes to her tunes in this well-made musical drama. Also stars Dame Julie Walters.
Murder in the Heartland, s2 – Investigation Discovery (ID), 8.30pm
It’s a new season of the show that takes a new approach to true-crime stories, by canvassing those who know best what went down – the locals. With a focus on terrible deeds in small towns, it brings together accounts from witnesses, relatives, police and more to dive deep into each case. Tonight it looks at the death of a man murdered six weeks out from his wedding day.
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