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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing December 7, 2020

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday December 7 to Sunday December 13, 2020

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

Are you ready for some heart-stopping cricket? The KFC Big Bash League gets underway this week, and FOX CRICKET is the only place where you’ll be able to see all matches! It’s the fast-paced version of the sport that has become a huge hit – perfect for summer viewing!

This week also sees the launch of two incredible drama events. First up, don’t miss the much anticipated new series The Third Day, starring Jude Law. This atmospheric, mind-bending series takes viewers to a strange island where all may not be what it seems. Get set to be addicted.

We also get to see the Euphoria Special Part 1, the first of two new episodes of the hit drama that will fill the gap between seasons. All we know is that it follows Zendaya’s Rue as she celebrates the festive period, and you’ll have to tune in to find out more!

This week also delivers the final event in the F1 calendar, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020; a new season of endurance challenge series Ed Stafford: First Man Out; the latest for The Real Housewives of Orange County, while footy fans can see how the cards fall at the NAB AFL Draft.

Continuing series include: His Dark Materials (FOX SHOWCASE), The Flight Attendant (FOX ONE), I May Destroy You (FOX SHOWCASE), The Long Song (BBC First), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), COBRA (BBC First), Songland (E!), The Indian Dream Hotel (LifeStyle), neXt (FOX ONE), Escape to the Chateau (LifeStyle), Eat, Shop, Save (LifeStyle Food), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Great British Menu (LifeStyle Food), Don’t Be Tardy (FOX ARENA), Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery Channel), Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (FOX SHOWCASE), Life Below Zero: Canada (BBC Earth), Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa (National Geographic Wild), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), The First 48 (Crime + Investigation), Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges (A&E), 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? (TLC), Homestead Rescue (Discovery Channel), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Homes Under the Hammer (LifeStyle Home), David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC Earth), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), Ant Anstead Master Mechanic (Discovery Turbo), Demolition Down Under (Discovery Channel), Young & Hungry (FOX Funny), Criminal Minds (FOX CRIME), Warrior (FOX ONE), Mission Declassified (Discovery Channel), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), 1000-lb Sisters (TLC), Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (Crime + Investigation), Food Factory (National Geographic), Total Bellas (E!), Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery Turbo), Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (LifeStyle Food), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV), Southern Charm (FOX ARENA), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), Wicked Tuna: North vs South (National Geographic), Mountain Men (A&E), Ghost Hunters (A&E), 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), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA).

Monday, December 7

Euphoria fans have been waiting for today’s special episode that picks up where we left off

Euphoria Special Part 1 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm

The first of two special COVID episodes – which bridge the gap between seasons one and two – premieres today, and it’s just what Euphoria fans have been waiting for! Titled Trouble Don’t Last Always, it follows Rue (Zendaya) as she celebrates Christmas. However, knowing the tone of this series, expect some serious and moving moments amid any merriment.

The Third Day – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Jude Law and Naomie Harris star in this gripping six-part limited series, which is told in two halves: ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’. In the first three episodes, after saving the life of troubled young girl Epona (Jessie Ross), Law’s Sam finds himself inexplicably drawn to the mysterious British island of Osea.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, s13 – FOX ARENA, EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

Some big changes are afoot when season 13 of RHOA kicks off. With NeNe Leakes and Eva Marcille having bid farewell, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams welcome new Housewives LaToya Ali and Drew Sidora to the fold. But with COVID-19 in full force, expect more drama than ever before.

Bridezillas, s13 – FOX ARENA, 4.30pm

It’s back! Loni Love narrates another hilariously terrifying season of Bridezillas, each episode of which highlights two brides-to-be who will go to any lengths and trample over anyone who gets in their way – including their downtrodden grooms! – in order to ensure their wedding day is perfect.

Extreme Unboxing – A&E, 7.30pm

Similar to Storage Wars, this addictive new series sees people from across America purchase liquidated merchandise for peanuts, sight-unseen, with the hopes of unboxing something they can re-sell for major cash. Follow as savvy buyers dig through boxes and pallets of ‘treasure’, hoping to strike it rich.

A Place in the Sun, s13 – LifeStyle Home, 6.30pm

Join in the search as everyday Brits embark on the property hunt for their new holiday homes. The only requirement? That they be in sun-drenched locations from which to escape the grim English winter, naturally!

Tuesday, December 8

Two specials roar onto our screens tonight as part of Animal Planet’s Dino Month

The Dinosaur Feather Mystery – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

Airing as part of Animal Planet’s Dino Month line-up, this special takes a closer look at new archaeological discoveries, which suggest a link between the evolutionary history of dinosaurs and birds.

Atlas of Cursed Places – National Geographic, 9.30pm

See what happens when science takes on the supernatural. Venture along with author and explorer Sam Sheridan as he seeks out the most cursed places known to man. Diving deep into each region’s macabre folklore, he then uses the latest know-how to shed new light on its curse, painting a portrait of the place and people who lived there.

Dinosaur Revolution – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

This four-part docuseries uses impressive CGI to take a look at dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures from the Mesozoic era, depicting what their way of life would have been, including their daily battle for survival. It’s a fascinating, up-close-and-personal look at these commanding creatures.

Frontlines – HISTORY, 7.30pm

In this new episode of Frontlines, the series which looks at locations and turning points in wartime history, compelling first person testimony, vivid storytelling and cutting-edge analysis brings to life the Siege of Bastogne, which saw American and German forces clash in the town in Belgium in December 1944 that was part of WWII’s famous Battle of the Bulge.

Wednesday, December 9

Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt will inspire your summer DIY on Backyard Builds

Backyard Builds – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

This year has seen DIY go off the chart, and here’s more inspo for you! Designer Sarah Keenleyside and builder and house flipper Brian McCourt are ready to show you how easy it can be to totally revamp your patch of turf. Prepare to see some fabulous projects, from a home office created from a shipping container, to a backyard cake-decorating studio!

2020 NAB AFL Draft – FOX FOOTY, LIVE 7pm

After a year like no other, it’s time to set up AFL’s 2021 roster as the draft gets underway. With all clubs feeling the pressure to make sure they get it right, fans will not want to miss this. FOX FOOTY’s coverage will check in with all 18 clubs via video, as well as the draftees. Sarah Jones will host proceedings, joined by Brad Johnson, David King, Mick Ablett and AFL Talent Ambassador Kevin Sheehan. See how your team fares when it all gets underway.

Tide – BBC Earth, 8.30pm

The tide is one of the most powerful natural forces on Earth and yet most of us have little knowledge of exactly how it rises and falls every day. Filmed across 10 countries over four continents, this three-part docuseries takes a closer look at this natural phenomenon, and examines our inherent connection to the sea.

Baby God – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

This HBO documentary presents the shocking story of Las Vegas fertility doctor Quincy Fortier who inseminated many of his female patients with his own sperm, unbeknownst to them, in the 1960s. The filmmakers follow several of his offspring, and their mothers, as they grapple with the truth.

Trolls World Tour – Store

When hard-rock Troll Queen Barb (voiced by Rachel Bloom) sets about stealing some musical strings, it is up to Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and her good pal Branch (Justin Timberlake) to stop her. Pep up your mid-week with this sweet and bopping sequel fit for both the kids and adults to sing and dance along to, with the all-star cast covering new hits and catchy songs.

The Photograph – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Mae (Insecure’s Issa Rae) finds herself drawn to journalist Michael (LaKeith Stanfield) who is researching her late mother Christina (Chanté Adams), a well-known photographer. However, in flashback we also follow a parallel story following an important relationship in Christina’s life, in this sweet romantic tale.

Thursday, December 10

Michael Mosley and Dr Hannah Fry will see what The Great Intelligence Test reveals

The Great Intelligence Test – BBC Earth, 8.30pm

In one of the largest experiments of its kind, Dr Hannah Fry and Michael Mosley team up with leading scientists to test the brainpower of Britain. This special will pit young against old, males against females and tech lovers and readers against each other. Are our smartphones actually making us less intelligent? Can we boost our cleverness? The results are as intriguing as they are entertaining!

KFC Big Bash League – FOX CRICKET, LIVE For match times, check EPG

As the action of the Big Bash lights up stadiums across the nation, can current champions the Sydney Sixers go back-to-back? Anything can and does happen in this fast-paced T20 tournament that has won plenty of new fans to the sport. So make sure you tune in – FOX CRICKET is the only place where you can catch every thrilling BBL match of the season.

The Night That Didn’t End – Investigation Discovery (ID), 8.30pm

For those whose loved ones have been murdered, the memories surrounding the traumatic event can often play on an endless loop. But these painful recollections may also contain clues that help detectives find out what happened. In tonight’s true-crime series premiere the disappearance of a young woman in the mountains of North Carolina is unravelled.

The Flight Attendant – FOX ONE, 9pm
When flight attendant Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) awoke in a hotel room to find her one-night-stand dead beside her and no idea what happened, she couldn’t have guessed at the twists and turns the shocking mystery would take. As this series continues, Cassie heads to the stranger’s funeral in search of answers. Don’t miss a second of this addictive drama based on Chris Bohjalian’s bestselling novel.

Friday, December 11

Your favourite Food Unwrapped presenters explore some delicious Christmas treats

Food Unwrapped Christmas Special – LifeStyle Food, 7.30pm

It’s time for our best-loved UK foodie hosts to bring us delicious facts about traditional favourites. Jimmy Doherty travels to Sri Lanka to get the lowdown on Yuletide spices, Helen Lawal seriously considers sprouts, while Matt Tebbutt visits the HQ of Christmas treats: Mr Kipling’s mega mince pie factory! And Kate Quilton looks past the roast turkey to explore the indulgence of a multi-bird roast. Feeling hungry yet?

A Guide to Second Date Sex – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

If you thought a first date was awkward, Laura (Alexandra Roach) and Ryan (George MacKay) are about to prove second dates are an even bigger minefield. After being burned by past relationships they have no idea what they are supposed to do next! Settle in for a movie premiere that will have you both cringing and laughing.

Hometown Homicide – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

This thrilling true-crime series delves into murder investigations that turned small towns upside down, starting with tonight’s first episode that looks into the death of 17-year-old Jessica Carpenter, whose body was found in her family home. With the use of news reports, family photos and police archives, reporters Tara Robertson and Domonique Benn examine the case, which saw the local community terrified that a serial killer was in their midst.

I May Destroy You – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

It’s a double-episode of this must-see series, created by Michaela Coel. Tonight we flash back to see what went down when Terry (Weruche Opia) came to visit Arabella (Coel) while she was in Italy, and then in the next instalment, Arabella is assigned a writer to help her work on her new book, while her friend Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) sets up an intimate encounter.

The Indian Dream Hotel, s4 – LifeStyle, 8.30pm

Eight UK celebrities have once again made the move to India to live out their own version of the 2011 film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now settled into their new seaside life in Puducherry, the group gets ready to celebrate Susie Blake’s birthday – but pulling off a big bash proves trickier than expected.

Saturday, December 12

Mark Ruffalo is impressive in the acclaimed drama Dark Waters directed by Todd Haynes

Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

Margaret Fleming was a vulnerable adult understood to be in the care of Edward Cairney and Avril Jones, living in a remote coastal property in Scotland, who disappeared, with Cairney and Jones ultimately accused of killing their charge and claiming benefits in her name for 16 years. This two-part documentary exposes the work of police to find the truth.

Dark Waters – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

This compelling feature, based on true events stars Mark Ruffalo as Rob Bilott, a defence attorney taking up an impossible fight against a chemical manufacturing corporation that knowingly contaminated an entire town. The consequences are heartbreaking and history-making. Co-starring Academy Award-winner Anne Hathaway as Bilott’s wife Sarah.

Ignition – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm

Ignition puts you in the driver’s seat of the automotive world’s latest car, truck and SUV offerings, with Carlos Lago leading a team of experts to push the limits of these vehicles. First off the start line tonight are tests of the 850-horsepower Shelby GT500 Super Snake and the 2016 BMW M4 GTS.

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Store

Enjoy your Saturday night with this long awaited sequel! Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) still want to save us all through music – even if it means stealing from their future selves. When their daughters, Thea (Samara Weaving) and Billie (Bridgette Lundy-Paine), try to help, Bill and Ted’s new time-travelling adventure becomes quite complicated – but no less excellent.

Sunday, December 13

Some new challengers are set to prove their mettle when Ed Stafford: First Man Out returns

Ed Stafford: First Man Out, s2 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Ed Stafford returns to put participants to the test in a new season. Each episode he and a top survival expert will see who can make it to their destination first – having to tackle some extreme terrain (think swamps, deserts, and more!) to get there. Stafford’s challengers this time include Aussie Ky Furneaux, a former Hollywood stuntwoman.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 10.30pm

Stay up for the final Formula 1 event of what’s been a truly unforgettable year. Lewis Hamilton may have already sealed in this year’s championship, but all drivers will be seizing this chance to make their mark at this concluding race, which takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

The Brokenwood Mysteries, s6 – FOX Sleuth, 10am, ENCORE at 7pm

If you look closely at the quaint New Zealand village of Brokenwood you’ll find it has a murky side – a murderous one, more specifically! Join our crime solvers Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) and Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) as they get to the bottom of some deadly deeds in the show’s sixth season, starting today when they find themselves diving into the town’s steampunk subculture!

Little Women – On Demand

After the success of her debut directorial effort, Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig delivered once more with her adaptation of classic novel Little Women. With a wonderful cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Australian actress Eliza Scanlen, this beautiful, Oscar-winning film is a must-see and perfect for a Sunday night in.

^ 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 Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-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. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566

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