Foxtel Highlights - Monday September 2 to Sunday September 8, 2019

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 WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday September 2 to Sunday September 8, 2019

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

There’s plenty of knockout viewing on Foxtel this week.

Leading the way for blockbuster fans is Aquaman – the box-office behemoth starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman. It’s a visually spectacular escapade that’s well worth diving in. While Creed II takes us back into the ring with Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.

But if you’re looking for some real-life action, there’s plenty of adrenalin fuelling the teams in the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership and 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership. For the AFL guys, it’s the first stage in the finals season with the elimination and qualifying finals getting underway. For their NRL counterparts, it’s now the final round of the regular season – the last chance for all teams to make any movement on the ladder. It’s make or break time for both codes, and that will make for some exciting clashes.

The sophomore season of Mayans M.C. roars into town on Wednesday. This follow-up to Sons of Anarchy won plenty of fans when it debuted last year, and now it’s time to find out what’s next for EZ (JD Pardo) and his friends and foes (of which there are plenty) this time around.

Want more? See all the on-court drama when the US Open Women’s Final gets underway on Sunday, with the men’s the following day. The Real Housewives of Dallas welcomes some new faces for its fourth season. The NFL starts afresh, with teams ready to start their Super Bowl campaigns. And it’s time to say happy birthday to that crime-solving canine thanks to Scooby Doo and Guess Who?

Continuing series include: Gogglebox Australia (Lifestyle), The Righteous Gemstones (FOX SHOWCASE), Succession (FOX SHOWCASE), Ballers (FOX SHOWCASE), Grand Designs Australia (Lifestyle), The Affair (FOX SHOWCASE), Out There with Jack Randall (Nat Geo WILD), Curfew (FOX8), The Titan Games (FOX8), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Million Dollar Listing New York (Arena), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Lights Out with David Spade (The Comedy Channel), Grand Designs: The Street (Lifestyle), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Alternatino with Arturo Castro (The Comedy Channel), Good Trouble (FOX8), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Kate Plus Date (TLC), The Real Housewives of Orange County (Arena), Suits (Universal TV), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Property Brothers Double Down (Lifestyle Home), The American Farm (A&E), Inside the Factory (Lifestyle Food), Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV), Home to Win (Lifestyle Home), Restoration Garage (Discovery Turbo), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (Lifestyle Home), Teen Mom UK (MTV), Snowfall (FOX SHOWCASE), The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Arena), Just for Laughs (The Comedy Channel), Dating: No Filter (E!), Impossible Railways (Discovery Turbo), 60 Days In (Crime + Investigation), Lakefront Luxury (Lifestyle Home), Are You The One? (MTV), Deadly Deception (Crime + Investigation), The Outpost (SYFY), How I Caught the Killer (Crime + Investigation), Home of the Year Scotland (Lifestyle Home), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), Portrait Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Outback Truckers (A&E), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Katie Price: My Crazy Life (TLC), Gold Rush: White Water (Discovery Channel), Pizza in Parma (Lifestyle Food), Killjoys (SYFY), Alone (A&E), Abandoned Engineering (HISTORY), Counting On (TLC), The Border (National Geographic), Island Medics (Lifestyle), When Missing Turns to Murder (Crime + Investigation) Ex on the Beach US (MTV), Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (Discovery Turbo), The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV), Moonshiners: Whiskey Business (Discovery Channel), Blowing Up History (Discovery Channel)

Monday, September 2  

The Bureau of Magical Things – Nickelodeon, 7.30pm

This series is all about Kyra (Kimie Tsukakoshi), an ordinary teenage girl who is unwittingly caught in a feud between an elf and a fairy. In the process, she’s magically transformed into a ‘Tri-ling’ – part-human, part-fairy, part-elf!

Eat, Shop, Save, s2 – Lifestyle Food, 8.30pm

Families struggling with budgets – and expanding waistbands! – are set an eight-week challenge to eat healthier while also saving money and getting fitter in the process.

Ryan’s Mystery Playdate – Nick Jr, 8.30am

Seven-year-old YouTube sensation Ryan, of Ryan ToysReview, has his own show on Nick Jr! In this live-action series, Ryan and his animated pals Gus the Gummy Gator and Combo Panda complete a variety of physical challenges in order to uncover the identity of a new mystery playdate.

 

The First 48: Homicide Squad Atlanta – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

Meet the hardworking detectives tasked with solving the case dubbed ‘Fallen Angel’. When a teenager’s naked body is found in a city park with bullet wounds, the squad race against time to unravel the mystery that has left a community reeling.

 

Fast N’ Loud, s6 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey crew embark on yet another wild ride – this time hoping to raise the stakes by dropping a Hellcrate engine into a ’79 Scout to unveil at SEMA: the biggest automotive trade show in the world.

Tuesday, September 3

 

Legends of the Lost with Megan Fox – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Actress Megan Fox (Transformers) reveals her passion for knowledge and exploration in this new series. Journeying across the globe, she meets with archaeologists and other experts in their field as she re-examines some of the most enduring legends of folklore, beginning in the UK with the intriguing rock formation Stonehenge.

 

Expedition Unknown, s5 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Josh Gates takes audiences on his greatest adventure yet in this latest season. Kicking things off, he ventures to the jungles of Central America to investigate the crystal skull discovered by an adventurer who was the inspiration behind Indiana Jones.

 

Recipes That Made Me – Lifestyle Food, 8.30pm

Join restaurateur Nisha Katona as she travels the UK meeting with passionate home cooks with roots in the Indian subcontinent, who bestow her with the family recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

 

Iceman Murder Mystery: Lost in the Ice – National Geographic, 8.30pm

After more than a decade of extensive forensic analysis, new autopsy technology reveals details about the death and way of life of 5000-year-old mummy Ötzi the Iceman – who was found in the Ötztal Alps of Italy in September 1991.

 

Day of Days: June 6, 1944 – HISTORY, 9.30pm

American D-day veterans share their firsthand experiences of being a part of one of the most important days in the history of the world as they fought bravely for their nation in Normandy, France some 75 years ago.

Wednesday, September 4

 

Mayans M.C., s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 8.30pm

Mayans M.C. debuted last year and was a hit with viewers. A follow-on series from the award-winning Sons of Anarchy, it delivers the same high-octane drama and gripping storylines that made that series a must-watch. Back for its second season, we’ll see what’s next for EZ (JD Pardo). He reached an epiphany at the end of the last outing, and he’s got some unfinished business to pursue. 

 

Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

Should those who commit crimes as a child be punished for life? That’s the question behind this series which looks at those responsible for horrendous acts when under age, as a new ruling by the US Supreme Court means some young offenders could be released. In each episode, hear from the convicted, psychologists, media professionals, and also those that knew the victims.

 

Egypt’s Unexplained Files – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Despite all we know, Egypt is constantly revealing secrets of its past to historians and archaeologists. And there’s more to come – new technology is giving fresh access to one of the world’s greatest civilisations, with historians and archaeologists discovering some amazing pieces of evidence. See what they have unearthed – and how it changes what we may know.

 

Incredible Homes – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm

Dermot Bannon is an Irish architect hero and in this four-part series he’s ready to give us all house envy as he finds some incredible abodes around the globe, starting right here in Australia! Tonight he’ll head to Sydney to see the stunning Cabbage Tree House, at the city’s Northern Beaches.

 

Say Yes to the Dress, s17, and Say Yes to the Dress: Lancashire – TLC, from 8.30pm

As part of a special ExtravaGOWNza stunt on TLC, there are two iterations of the beloved wedding-dress reality series tonight for you to indulge in. First up, Randy Fenoli returns for a new season of Say Yes to the Dress where he’ll help brides-to-be get out of their frock fix. Straight after, UK’s style master Gok Wan will do the same on the new Say Yes to the Dress: Lancashire. How will our hosts tackle various wedding-gown woes?

Thursday, September 5

 

2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Finals Season: FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 6.30pm

Here we go! Now that the 2019 AFL season’s top eight have been locked in, it’s time for this year’s finals to begin. Tonight, the first qualifying final gets underway. Then tomorrow night at 7pm, catch the first elimination final. Saturday September 7 rounds out this stage with the second elimination final live at 3.30pm, and then the second qualifying final at 7.45pm. Who will live to fight another day and who will kiss their grand final chances goodbye?

Do not miss a minute!

 

2019 NRL Telstra Premiership: Rabbitohs vs Roosters – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7pm

While their AFL counterparts have headed into the finals, the NRL teams still have one more round, their final chance to lock in a top eight berth. It all starts tonight with this blockbuster clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters, who reunite for the first time since Round 1, where the Bunnies comfortably claimed victory, 26-16. Can the Roosters reverse that outcome? Other games to catch this weekend include an Eels and Sea Eagles confrontation on Friday live at 5.30pm (that you can also watch in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K) and Saturday’s game between the Raiders and Warriors live at 2.30pm.

 

Back in Time for School – Lifestyle, 9.30pm

When is a school not a school? When it’s a time machine! See how learning has changed over time in this series that follows a group of pupils and their teachers as they check out specific eras, from the Victorian period through to the ’80s and ’90s, to see what it was like to do your studies back then, looking at everything from technology to school dinners. Was history ever this cool?

 

The Real Housewives of Dallas, s4 – Arena, EXPRESS at 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm

Wedding plans going awry, bad behaviour, new babies and entrepreneurial shenanigans – that’s just a taste of what’s in store when Brandi Redmond, D’Andra Simmons, Kameron Westcott, LeeAnne Locken and Stephanie Hollman allow the cameras inside their luxe lives once more. Oh, and there’s a new Housewife in town, too! Things are about to get dramatic in Dallas!

 

The Real Camilla: Duchess of Cornwall – Lifestyle, 8.30pm

Get to know the Duchess of Cornwall – and future queen consort – in this special, created to commemorate her 70th birthday. Since marrying Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles has forged her own path in the Royal Family, working hard to transform her standing in the eyes of the British public as she takes on a plethora of worthy causes. 


Friday, September 6

 

Overlord – Premiere Movies, 10.40pm

Get the popcorn, your Friday night fright flick is sorted! This movie delivers plenty of scares, and then some! When a small group of WWII American soldiers parachute into Nazi-occupied France, they encounter something truly horrifying – and it’s more than just their mortal enemy. Not one for the fainthearted.

 

Brightburn – Store

Another film to make you hide under your blanket! Flipping the superhero origin tale is this original horror film that poses the question: what if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a saviour to mankind, proved to be something far more sinister? In this creepy film, a new arrival to our planet uses his super talents to terrorise his town. Yikes!

 

Slobby’s World – A&E, 10.30pm

Robert ‘Slobby’ Hall takes collectible pop-culture items from the ’80s and ’90s and sells them at his Tuscon store. With plenty of people obsessed with the colourful Slobby and his cool wares, it’s always entertaining to see what he’s got on offer, and who’s buying. Come and relive the trends and famous looks from the decades you love and remember!

 

NFL: Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears – ESPN, LIVE 10.15am

It’s time for a fresh NFL tournament to get underway. Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers head to Soldier Field in Illinois to take on the Chicago Bears in this 2019 season opener. Then, on Monday September 9 see defending champs, the New England Patriots in their first game of the competition, when they confront the Pittsburgh Steelers live at 10.15am.

 

Decoding the Great Pyramid – HISTORY, 7.30pm

The massive Great Pyramid of Giza raises so many questions about its creation. Who worked on it, and how did they manage such a feat? With a recently unearthed artefact shining some light, this special looks even further to see what we can learn about the mammoth effort it took to create this tomb for the pharaoh Khufu.

 

Saturday, September 7

 

Aquaman – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

Jason Momoa brings to life the famous human-born king of underwater metropolis Atlantis in this CGI extravaganza from the wonderful world of DC Comics. Also starring Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, and Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman as our hero’s mother Queen Atlanna. Making more than US$1 billion at the global box office, this is a spectacular escapade that you won’t regret diving into.

 

Scooby Doo and Guess Who? – Boomerang, 7pm

September marks the 50th birthday of the famous crime-fighting dog Scooby-Doo! And to coincide with this hallmark occasion comes this brand-new series, with our mystery-solving mutt joined again by his pals Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma, as well as some A-list special guest voices which include Sia, Ricky Gervais and Mark Hamill.

 

The Great Songwriters, s2 – foxtel arts, 7.30pm

It’s a new season of the series that profiles some of music’s biggest names – drawing on interviews with the songwriters themselves as they discuss their work, and featuring performances of some of their iconic tracks. This season, the artists leading masterclasses on themselves include Noel Gallagher, The Flaming Lips, Rickie Lee Jones and Paul Anka.

 

John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen – Lifestyle Food, 7.30pm

Foodie couple John Torode and Lisa Faulkner welcome you to their cosy kitchen to share a selection of delicious recipes and cooking hacks, which anyone can put together. They’ll also invite special guests in to divulge some of their favourite dishes. This is easy food and drink inspiration that you’ll be very keen to add to your repertoire.

 

Hanging with the Hendersons – Animal Planet, 6.30pm

Taking care of sick and injured animals is a family business for the Henderson clan. Step into Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Colorado, to meet Dr Tony Henderson, his wife Debbie, and their grown sons who all work in the practice. See the creatures great and small they care for, in this very heartwarming series.

Sunday, September 8

 

Creed II – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

In the follow-up to the acclaimed 2015 boxing drama, heavyweight champion Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan) must take on the son of the man who killed his father. As the first film did, Creed II explores this world with plenty of gravitas, and fine performances by Jordan and Sylvester Stallone – reprising his famous role of Rocky Balboa – and Westworld’s Tessa Thompson as Adonis’s fiercely supportive girlfriend Bianca.

 

US Open: Women’s Final – ESPN, LIVE 6am

The final Grand Slam event of the year to comes to its climax. Over the next two days, we’ll see who’ll be crowned champions at Flushing Meadows in New York. Set the alarm to get up early this morning and see who will dominate the women’s final, and then do the same again tomorrow (at the same time) to catch the decider for the men’s.

 

Home of the Year Scotland – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm

We’ve seen some pretty impressive houses in this series helmed by lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers, architect Michael Angus and interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones. They’ve journeyed across Scotland in search for the

country’s best abode – from a restored castle through to an ‘upside down’ eco home. Now we’ll find out which property gets the titular accolade!

 

World’s Most Evil Killers, s2 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

It’s a new episode of the series which looks at some of the most terrifying murderers – profiling their lives and the heinous crimes they committed. Tonight’s subject is Aileen Wuornos who killed six men, and was famously played by Charlize Theron in the film Monster.

 

^ 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: The following channels are not available on Foxtel Now: BoxSets, 13th STREET, Binge., SYFY, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Style, BBC World News, CNBC. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT, Adults Only, or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.

 

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