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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing January 18, 2021

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday January 18 to Sunday January 24, 2021

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on FOXTEL, FOXTEL NOW and FOXTEL GO^

While plenty of things may be closed for the summer, FOXTEL is far from it, and ready to deliver a steady stream of great television, films and sport over the next week!

For fans of that famous boy wizard, the Harry Potter Movie Event is sure to conjure up plenty of enjoyment with all eight films showing. It’s perfect laid-back viewing for the whole family.

More great series arrive with the return of Batwoman, where a new actress, Javicia Leslie, steps up to save the day, as well as A Discovery of Witches, with Australia’s Teresa Palmer leading the cast.

If you’re feeling like a trip to the beach, allow Neil Oliver to take you there as he heads up the team traveling this country to see some spectacular destinations in a fresh season of the hit series Coast Australia.

Meanwhile, sport fans are spoiled with more continuing KFC Big Bash League excitement, our men’s team head into the Vodafone Test Series: Fourth Test against India, while our women’s squad head into their first ODI: Australia vs India; and the A-League tournament continues to deliver the action.

Speaking of action, on FOX ONE, there’s a new must-see drama arriving every night from Sunday January 17, with the latest outings of S.W.A.T., Magnum PI, All Rise, Prodigal Son, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD all coming your way. Whoa!

Continuing series include: The Flight Attendant (FOX ONE), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC), Dodgeball Thunderdome (Discovery Channel), Room 104 (FOX SHOWCASE), The Great Pottery Throw Down (LifeStyle), Superstore (FOX8), The Real Housewives of Dallas (FOX ARENA), Backyard Builds (LifeStyle Home), Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Discovery Channel), Celebrity MasterChef (LifeStyle Food), Junior Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes (LifeStyle), Murder on Middle Beach (FOX SHOWCASE), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), neXt (FOX ONE), The Hotel Inspector (LifeStyle), Demolition Down Under (Discovery Channel), Darcey & Stacey (TLC), A Place in the Sun (LifeStyle Home), Extreme Unboxing (A&E), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery Channel), Lost Treasures of Egypt (National Geographic), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), Homestead Rescue (Discovery Channel), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), Ant Anstead Master Mechanic (Discovery Turbo), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), Mountain Men (A&E), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth).

MONDAY, JANUARY 18 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021

A new season, and a new lead actress, flies in when Batwoman returns on Tuesday, January 19

Monday, January 18

My Floating Home, s3 – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

Ever considered swapping your house on land for a permanent abode on the water? From an epic eco-pad lapped by waves in Seattle to city-dwelling canal quarters in Amsterdam, this third instalment takes viewers behind the scenes to reveal the challenges of getting these unique digs up and floating.

Magnum PI, s3 – FOX ONE, 9pm

Jay Hernandez is back as the titular private investigator as this series hits its third season. He and colleague Juliett Higgins (Perdita Weeks) will find themselves in hot water from the get-go as they track down an ex-con’s long lost brother in this season premier episode.

Tuesday, January 19

Batwoman, s2 – FOX8, EXPRESS at 8.30pm

Batwoman returns with a new lead star, as Javicia Leslie takes over from Ruby Rose, and becomes the first black actress to play the role on television. Leslie’s character, Ryan Wilder is said to be very different to Rose’s Kate Kane – fans have been desperate to see their new caped crusader and tonight’s the night!

All Rise, s2 – FOX ONE, 9pm

We return to the LA County courthouse to follow the lives and loves of those who work there. Tackling some very current issues, the season begins with the aftermath of some racial protests, and a surge in cases, due to the pandemic, creates a headache for Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick).

Devils – On Demand

Don’t miss BBC First’s psychological drama series set in the world of high finance, available from today On Demand. Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi) is a senior executive at an international investment bank on the path to the top. However, when his trajectory to success hits a hurdle, he begins to seriously question if his boss Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey) is all that he purports to be.

Wednesday, January 20

Prodigal Son, s2 – FOX ONE, 9pm

After a terrifying end to the first season that no-one saw coming, Prodigal Son has upped the ante for its sophomore season. This seriesstarring The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne as Malcolm a criminal psychologist whose father is a serial killer (played by Michael Sheen), definitely keeps you on your toes, and Malcolm will have a lot on his plate this time around.

Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Get to know former professional baseball star Carsten Charles ‘CC’ Sabathia in this HBO doco. Sabithia himself narrates, looking at his rise to becoming one of the game’s best pitchers, but also his struggle with alcohol addiction.

100 Days Wild – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

See what happens when a group of people, who, despite never having met before, get together to form a community off the grid in Alaska in this fascinating new factual series. They’ll endeavour to create a colony that functions entirely on its own, but the concept is far easier than the reality!

Thursday, January 21

Chicago Fire, s9 – FOX ONE, 9pm

After an abrupt shutdown due to COVID-19, Chicago Fire is back for its ninth season. Daniel Kyri, who plays Ritter, has been promoted to a series regular and there’s a new paramedic in town (Adriyan Rae), and she’s a troublemaker! Will this be the season where Brett (Kara Killmer) and Casey (Aussie Jesse Spencer) finally sort out their love life?

Very Scary People, s2 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

Donnie Wahlberg returns to host a new season of the show that introduces viewers to some real people who are best met on-screen, rather than in reality! We’re talking serial killers, from the ‘Son of Sam’ to Robert Durst. Leave the lights on for this one.

Friday, January 22

Chicago PD, s8 – FOX ONE, 9pm

There’s never much downtime for the staff of the Chicago Police Department’s District 21. As this season commences, a child is injured and Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) finds himself tackling some hostility from within the force.

Women’s ODI Series: Australia vs India: Game 1 – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 11am

India’s women’s squad heads to Canberra to take on Meg Lanning’s Aussie side in the first of three One-Day International matches. These are the top ranked teams (with the Aussies number one) so you can expect this match to be cracker!

Chewing Gum – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You (available On Demand) is a revelation. Now catch the show that first made everyone sit-up and take notice of her talent, in this risqué series that follows Tracey (Coel), a Beyoncé super-fan from a religious family who starts to question the world around her.

Saturday, January 23

Wonder Woman – Foxtel Movies Action, 8.30pm

When American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on Themyscira island and tells a princess Amazon warrior of a great war that threatens to destroy the outside world, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) embraces her destiny as Wonder Woman in this 2017 smash-hit.

Trading Paint – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Fasten your seatbelts for this Saturday-night race-car drama starring John Travolta, Michael Madsen and Shania Twain. Former racer Sam (Travolta) finds himself once more up against an old nemesis, Bob Linsky (Madsen) – who’ll come out on top?

Sunday, January 24

Official Secrets – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

In this riveting drama, learn the true story of British whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) who lifted the lid on some underhanded tactics used by the government to justify the war in Iraq. Directed by Gavin Hood (Eye in the Sky, Tsotsi) this impressive film also stars Matthew Goode, Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes.

Kiwi Survival – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Come along as bushman Josh James and three of his fellow guides who run adventure tours in New Zealand put themselves to the test as they seek out some new thrills for their clients. They’ll tackle everything from caves to swamps, with only the barest of provisions, to come up with some edgy escapades for tourists wanting an unforgettable experience.

KFC Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 4.05pm

Round out the weekend with a night of fast-paced, always entertaining Big Bash cricket! Tonight, Sydney Thunder and the Adelaide Strikers go head to head, and as the regular tournament progresses into its final games all teams will be giving their all. Expect to see those zing bails light up!

Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

If you enjoyed the docuseries The Vow which focused on the goings-on in the NXIVM cult, don’t miss this four-part series which looks at the infamous Heaven’s Gate sect which, from small beginnings in the 1970s would eventually expand and lead to a terrible event in 1997 that shocked the world.

^ 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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