What to Watch: April 11 - 17

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TV.com's pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week.

Take Home Chef
Premiere. Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone approaches shoppers in the supermarket to find out what they are planning to prepare for dinner, and offers to "tranform" their menu into an extraordinary meal. Those who accept will have Stone visit their home and assist them in the kitchen.

Airs: 6:30pm Monday on LifeStyle Food

This week's guest on the current affairs program is Australian co-founder and editor in chief of whistleblower website WikiLeaks -- Julian Assange, who is currently in Sweden awaiting trial for allegations of sexual assault.

Airs: 7:30pm Monday on ABC1

The Story of Science
Premiere. British journalist, producer and presenter Michael J Mosley explores the story of human existence, beginning with how we discovered that Earth is not at the centre of the universe.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on SBS One

MTV Style
Premiere. MTV VJ turned fashion designer Ruby Rose hosts this half-hour program dedicated to trends and fads in the fashion world as well exploring how the styles seen in music videos have influenced fashion.

Airs: 9:30pm Tuesday on MTV

20 to 1
Bert Newton counts down "Hollywood Movie Twists", showcasing films with surprising endings, from classic science fiction to modern-day thrillers.

Airs: 10pm Tuesday on Nine

My Kitchen Rules
Final. Following Bill and Alex's elimination last week, the 90-minute showdown of Seven's successful cooking show will determine which talented twosome will take home the grand prize. Western Australia's Daniela and Stefania take on Bella and Sammy from New South Wales in Monday's semi-final, with Kane and Lee from Victoria competing against South Australians Ann-Marie and Nick on Tuesday. The winners of each semi-final will go head-to-head in the final to prepare a five-course meal for the chance to win $100,000 cash.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on Seven

Detroit 1-8-7
Premiere. This US crime drama takes over the time slot vacated by local production City Homicide. Detectives Damon Washington (Jon Michael Hill) and Louis Fitch (Michael Imperioli) investigate a double homicide at a pharmacy, while Longford (James McDaniel) and Mahajan (Shaun Majumder) pursue the murderer of an unpopular attorney. When the two cases intersect, the team kicks into overdrive in order to stop the killing spree.

Airs: 9pm Wednesday on Seven

E! True Hollywood Story
An in-depth look at the now-infamous life of former Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen.

Airs: 8:30pm Thursday on E! Entertainment

So You Think You Can Dance
Premiere. Host Cat Deeley is back for season seven of the US reality dance series, along with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman. The show's third judge, Mary Murphy, is replaced by Mia Michaels this season; however, she'll appear as a special guest on several episodes. We kick off with auditions in Dallas and Nashville, with dance hopefuls competing for a ticket to Vegas.

Airs: 7:30pm Friday on Eleven

Movie. The classic 1981 film starring Dudley Moore in the title role sees an alcoholic millionaire playboy from New York City fall for a common girl from Queens -- but if he doesn't marry a wealthy heiress as already planned, he could lose his $750 million inheritance. The 2011 remake starring Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Russell Brand as Arthur hits Australian cinemas on Thursday April 21.

Airs: 6:30pm Saturday on GEM

ABC2 Live Presents Eddie Perfect
Special. As part of the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival, actor and comedian Eddie Perfect (Offspring) performs Songs From The Middle at the South Melbourne Town Hall, supported by the Brodsky Quartet and students from the Australian National Academy of Music.

Airs: 8pm Sunday on ABC2

Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
Premiere. This two-part mini-series starring Asher Keddie as Ita Buttrose and Rob Carlton as Kerry Packer follows the creation of Cleo magazine and its young female founding editor. The magazine was groundbreaking for its matter-of-fact topics on sexuality, and originally featured male centrefolds. Continues Monday, April 18.

Airs: 8:30pm Sunday on ABC1

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Apr 11, 2011

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