Foxtel Highlights - July 8 to Sunday July 14, 2019

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout
Source: Variety

What’s New on Foxtel This Week?

Monday July 8 to Sunday July 14, 2019


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


Did you know that SpongeBob SquarePants was originally conceived to teach children about conservation?


Well, he’s done much more than that – he’s become a much-loved animation favourite and this month celebrates 20 years since making his TV debut. All ages will enjoy SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout on Saturday which mixes live action and animation to commemorate such an occasion!


Other big events on Foxtel this week include the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup which is the culmination of a thrilling tournament, don’t miss all the action live from Lord’s; the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix in which Lewis Hamilton will race for a record sixth win; and an AFL Telstra Premiership grand final rematch between Collingwood and West Coast.


And it’s always a red-letter day when a member of the TV’s most famous family arrives – don’t miss a new season of Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian in which the third eldest Kardashian helps participants live their best lives.


For our money, life doesn’t get better than welcoming a much-loved cook into our homes, so Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking arrives this week and we can’t wait to see what the beloved British kitchen queen delivers.


And Foxtel’s 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing continues with a slew of lunar-themed programming coming your way across several channels. It’s out of this world!


Continuing series include: Big Little Lies (FOX SHOWCASE), Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Chernobyl (FOX SHOWCASE), Aussie Inventions that Changed the World (HISTORY), Euphoria (FOX SHOWCASE), The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV), The 100 (FOX8), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Southern Charm (Arena), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Universal), Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Arena), Divorce (FOX SHOWCASE), Legion (FOX SHOWCASE), Line Of Duty (13th STREET), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose (FOX SHOWCASE), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX8), Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start (Lifestyle Food), Shetland (BBC First), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), The Tesla Files (HISTORY), Confessions Of A Killer (Crime + Investigation), Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (Discovery Channel), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Back in Time for Tea (Lifestyle), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), The Bryk Retreat (Lifestyle Home), Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (UKTV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), The Jonathan Ross Show (UKTV), Baskets (The Comedy Channel), Portrait Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), Great Escapes with Colin and Justin (Lifestyle Home), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), Ransom (FOX8), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Discovery Channel), Treasures of the British Library (foxtel arts), Surgeons at the Edge of Life (Lifestyle), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives (UKTV), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Outback Truckers (A&E), America’s Lost Vikings (Discovery Channel), Taskmaster (UKTV), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Prosecution (Crime + Investigation), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Sister Wives (TLC), Posh Hotels (Lifestyle Home), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Always Sunny in Philadelphia (The Comedy Channel), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Homicide: Hours to Kill (Crime + Investigation)


Monday, July 8 

Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, s3 – E!, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 7.30pm

Khloé Kardashian and her team of fitness experts return to help transform the lives of worthy recipients who are determined to prove their detractors wrong – and lose the weight for good.


World’s Most Extreme – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm

From gravity-defying bridges to edge-of-your-seat highways built into perilously steep cliffs, this series explores the most jaw-dropping structures, places and vehicles on Earth.


Wanted Down Under, s12 – Lifestyle Home, 5.30pm

In this fascinating new series, British families looking to make the move to Australia spend a week on our shores, experiencing the lifestyle and checking out potential homes before deciding if they really want to commit.


Katie Price: My Crazy Life, s3 – TLC, 9.30pm

As a new year dawns, Katie – who is fresh out of therapy at treatment centre the Priory – is determined to sort her life out. She begins by having a face lift, but it’s not long before disaster strikes with ex-husband Kieran and she’s arguing with on-again off-again flame Kris.


Sydney to the Max – Disney Channel, 5pm

What do you get when you have three generations under one roof? Plenty of fun, of course! Join middle school student Sydney (Ruth Righi), her dad Max (Ian Reed Kesler) and grandma Judy (Caroline Rhea) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life from three very different perspectives. Kids can catch new episodes every weekday this week.


Tuesday, July 9


Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking – Lifestyle Food, 9.35pm

In this brand new series, the doyenne of British cooking offers up some of her favourite time-efficient recipes inspired by the places and people she’s met during her travels – from Marrakech to Rome, London and more.


Battle for the Moon: 1957-1969, from Sputnik to Apollo – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Emerging from efforts to develop ballistic missiles capable of suborbital space flight, the Space Race began in earnest with the October 1957 launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik. Over two episodes, relive the intricacies of the Space Race and its consequences.


World Surf League: Corona J-Bay Open – FOX SPORTS MORE, LIVE 3.30pm

Brazil’s Filipe Toledo – who last year became one of the few to win back-to-back events at J-Bay – will return to defend his title on the powerful surf breaks of Jeffreys Bay in Eastern Cape, South Africa when this annual competition gets underway.


Eagles of Mercy: D-Day – HISTORY, 9.30pm

Follows the real-life story of Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore, two American 101st Airborne Division medics – known as the ‘Screaming Eagles’ – who were caught in a church in Normandy during the beginnings of D-Day, where they treated friend and foe alike.


Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Teal Tuesday is here again! This week, Rita (Leah Purcell) and Vera (Kate Atkinson) share a rare bonding moment. Meanwhile, Boomer’s (Katrina Milosevic) new cellmate upends her otherwise peaceful prison existence.


Wednesday, July 10 

Pet Sematary – Store

This new film version of Stephen King’s classic horror novel – starring John Lithgow, Jason Clarke and Amy Seimetz – is the story of a couple with two children who discover a mysterious burial ground in the forest near their new home in rural Maine. Uh oh. Word of warning: this movie will have you jumping out of your skin!


Chernobyl – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

It’s the final episode of the acclaimed mini-series that dramatizes the horrific 1986 nuclear disaster and shows the cruel reality of what happened – including the lies, cowardice and the state’s culture of propaganda. This gripping drama has become one of the most talked about television series of the year. If you’ve missed out, you can stream all episodes On Demand.


Africa’s Hunters, s1 – Nat Geo WILD, 9.30pm

Africa is home to some of the world’s top predators, such as lions, tigers and hyenas, and here they are followed in close detail to reveal their true nature and incredible character. Focusing on Zambia’s wild Luangwa Valley, this gripping series exposes the challenges they face in order to survive. 


NCIS, s14 – TVH!TS, 1.30pm, ENCORE at 7.30pm

This top-rated drama returns for a new season, with its devoted agents set for more twists and turns in their investigations. Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) adds to two new faces to his team – Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) – but not before a car explosion occurs and things start to get interesting.


Monsters Inside Me: Extra Deadly, s8 – Animal Planet, 9.30pm

This scary series delivers another season of stories about some big threats caused by super tiny beings – parasites! Each episode looks at various real-life tales and follows as experts try to figure out what’s caused such intense reactions and how to stop them.

Thursday, July 11


ICC Cricket World Cup: Semifinal 2 – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 7pm

The second semi-final gets underway tonight, and there’s no time for mediocre performances and silly mistakes at Edgbaston with the victor advancing to Sunday’s mammoth decider. There have been some thrilling matches during the tournament so far – expect this to be another.


The ESPYS – ESPN, LIVE 10am  

It’s that time of year – the ESPYS are here to celebrate the year’s greatest sportspersons and honor outstanding achievements. Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Tiger Woods are among notable nominees, as well as Aussies Steph Gilmore, snowboarder Scotty James and football star Sam Kerr, who is up for two awards including Best International Women’s Soccer Player, which she won last year. Can she do it again? Want to see what everyone is wearing? Tune in from 9am for all the red carpet arrivals.


Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid, s1 – Style, 8.30pm

Real Housewives of Beverley Hills star and former model Yolanda Hadid brings her expertise to the forefront as she coaches six young wannabes as they learn what it takes to succeed in the ruthless world of modelling. And as the mother to Gigi and Bella, she also trains the mums of the contestants how to be the best parent of catwalk superstars as well!


Apollo’s Daring Mission – HISTORY, 7.30pm

To mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 mission – the first to orbit the moon and beat the Soviets in the famous Space Race – this one-hour special explains the incredible science and engineering behind the epic task, as well as fascinating in-depth tales from the three astronauts involved. For more lunar-themed entertainment, at 9.30pm don’t miss Moon Landing: World’s Greatest Hoax which tests some of the conspiracy theories that claim Neil Armstrong’s famous mission to the moon never happened.


Friday, July 12 


Ramy Youssef Stand-Up Special – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm

Recorded before a live audience in Chicago, Ramy Youssef’s stand-up special will have you in stitches. Youssef will share his candid tales about being a first-generation Egyptian-American, including subjects such as his feelings for LeBron James and the link between his family and Donald Trump! It’s all very amusing to say the least!


Formula 1: Rolex British Grand Prix 2019 – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 6.45pm

A huge Grand Prix roars to life this weekend at Silverstone and local hero – British superstar Lewis Hamilton – is a hot favourite to win his home race for a record sixth time. He’s having an amazing season, but he faltered here in 2018 so anything could happen. You can catch all the races over the weekend – including the final race day on Sunday LIVE from 9.30pm – and also in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.


Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7.30pm

July’s must-see clash kicks off tonight and it’s the second grand-final rematch of the season as West Coast and Collingwood again go head to head. When the two sides last met in April, West Coast’s Dom Sheed repeated his 2018 grand final heroics with a key fourth-quarter goal, so expect the Pies to put the pressure on him. On Sunday two games are available live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K to take you right into the action: see Richmond take on the Giants at 12:45pm, and Port Adelaide face the Lions at 4pm.


Princess Power Playlist – FoxFlicks

Around the country, kids are enjoying their school holidays – so this playlist on FoxFlicks will come in very handy. Choose from a range of magical classics celebrating some wonderful heroines including The Little Mermaid, Brave, Pocahontas, Tangled, Sleeping Beauty and the 1950 classic Cinderella.


Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants – Animal Planet, 8.30pm 

Imagine a realm made up of two cities – one hugely populated but at peace, the other much smaller but full of conflict and constant war. It’s a world as dramatic as Game of Thrones, but on a miniature scale – the residents are ants! Sir David Attenborough takes us deep into two fascinating colonies in the Swiss mountains and what you’ll discover is truly epic.


Saturday, July 13


Rugby Union: Women’s International Test Series: Australia vs Japan First Test – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE 2.45pm

This is the first of a two-Test series for the Wallaroos against Japan – the second will be played next Friday July 19. Following on from the success of the new Super W league and the growth of women’s rugby, the Japan series will be a vital test for the Wallaroos. When the two teams met at the 2017 World Cup, Japan went down 29-15. Can our women defend their victory?  


NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 2.30pm

This afternoon’s footy kicks off with a mighty confrontation between favourites Rabbitohs and the Sea Eagles. Could both be top-four contenders? Then next up the Broncos will face the Warriors at 5pm, before the Sharks head to AAMI Park to take on the Storm at 7.30pm. With the Sharks snagging victory by just two points when they last met in May, they’ll be keen for a repeat. And you can also catch the latter two games live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.            


SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout – Nickelodeon, 4pm

This month marks 20 years since SpongeBob SquarePants first graced our screens, and Nickelodeon is celebrating with this special that mixes both animation and live action! As the Bikini Bottom residents plan a surprise birthday party for SpongeBob, he and Patrick journey to the surface world where they meet some familiar characters at The Trusty Slab. In a cute twist, it’s time for the voice actors to step in front of the camera!


I Love You, Now Die – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

The first instalment of a two-part documentary that chronicles the Commonwealth vs Michelle Carter case in the US that captured the nation’s interest. The film charts the complex relationship 17-year-old Carter had with 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy, and how responsible she was for his death due to the text messages she had sent him urging him to end it all.


UFOs: The Lost Evidence – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

It’s the eternal question: have we been visited by alien craft? This series examines evidence that points to UFOs arriving on our planet throughout history – everywhere from ancient sites to secret military bases, and even under the seas. Experts will endeavour to explore the ideas that these extraterrestrial visitors really did exist. Are there more on the way?


Sunday, July 14 


ICC Cricket World Cup Final – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 7pm

Have a sleep in this morning, because you’ll be up into the wee hours watching the ICC Cricket World Cup Final! Capping off a whopping 48 matches, it’s now time to see the best two teams in the tournament head out onto the hallowed pitch at Lord’s in London to put everything on the line and take home that impressive silver and gold trophy. Who’ll reign?


Dumbo – Store

Directed by Tim Burton, this live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animation will tug at the heartstrings. Colin Farrell stars as Holt Farrier, a WWII veteran recruited by cash-strapped circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) to care for a pregnant elephant who gives birth to Dumbo, a calf with oversized ears.


Red Bull Air Race: Hungary – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE 9pm and 11pm

Don’t miss the Hungarian stop of this spectacular event in the skies that this year moves from Budapest to Zamárdi, on the shores of Lake Balaton. Reigning champ Martin Sonka needs a win to oust current number one Yoshihide Muroya. But also flying high in the standings is Aussie Matt Hall.


Fosse/Verdon – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

The curtains are closing on Fosse/Verdon, the hit miniseries that has taken an intimate look at the decades-long romantic and professional partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Tonight, Gwen (Michelle Williams) is looking to an uncertain future, whilst Bob (Sam Rockwell) is preparing for his autobiographical film All That Jazz. If you’ve missed this brilliant series – episodes are available to stream On Demand.


Dear Dictator – Comedy Movies, 8.30pm

When teenager Tatiana (Odeya Rush) receives a school assignment to write a letter to a person she admires, she light-heartedly pens a letter to notorious foreign dictator Anton Vincent (Michael Caine) and an unlikely friendship blossoms. However, it’s not long before her new friend unexpectedly shows up on her front door seeking refuge from a rebellion in his home country.


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