TV.com's pick of the best TV shows on Aussie screens this week.
Home and Away
New series. It's back to the Bay as we pick up from where we left off in 2009's season cliffhanger. Martha is trapped inside the boot of Suzy's car. Charlie's life hangs in the balance as Hugo desperately tries to cover his tracks. Get ready for another year of surf, soap and later, the return of -->Marilyn--> -->Chambers--> (Emily Symons).
Airs: 7pm Weeknights on Seven
Nip / Tuck
This week Olivia (Portia de Rossi) returns with plans to move to New York with Julia (Joely Richardson), but we're still getting over Liz (Roma Maffia) having sex with Christian (Julian McMahon). Dabbling with bisexuality, she goes on a date with a guy. But the most hilarious moment this week is Jennifer Coolidge as Candy Richards who has found her 'black soul.' Yo stank! Her music video in da hood is a hoot.
Airs: 9:30pm Monday on GO!
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Final. And so, after the Mexican standoff, the legals, and all those gags at the expense of NBC, it comes to this: his last ever episode. Conan exits the network as the Tonight Show host with the shortest ever reign, just seven months. Final guests include Will Ferrell and Tom Hanks. A pragmatic Conan says, "HBO, when you make the movie about this whole NBC late night fiasco, I’d like to be played by Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton."
Airs: 10:30pm Monday on Comedy Channel
A fantastic episode this week with so many plots on the boil. Bill (Bill Paxton) is trying to get Roman's witnesses to bail from giving testimony, Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) continues to infiltrate the police investigation, Barb's mother Nancy (Ellen Burstyn) pays an unwelcome visit, Ana (Branka Katic) tells Bill about another man and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) gets distressing family news -- but barely reacts. Even the kids get some solid scenes this episode. But just wait until you see what Bill's mother Lois (Grace Zabriskie) gets up to.
Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on SBS ONE
Without A Trace
Series Return. Nine programming is in something of a holding pattern with the Winter Olympics due on February 13, but Jack Malone (Anthony LaPaglia) and his team make a comeback this week. The team searches for a missing bar owner who possesses a religious statue believed to create miracles. Will Nine ever play this out to the final episode?
Airs: 10:30pm Wednesday on Nine
Australian Open 2010
Final. Tennis or cricket? Tonight you have to choose, but the pick is always the Men's Final from Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena. This airs live in all cities except Perth, with varying amounts of preamble depending where you live.
Airs: 6:30pm Sunday on Seven
The Biggest Loser (Australia)
New Series. Hayley Lewis steps into the role vacated by Ajay Rochester for the fifth season of TEN's dieting reality show, joined once more by the backbone of the show: Shannan Ponton and Michelle Bridges. Stripped across weeknights at 7:30pm (including a Friday night Masterclass) there's a lot riding on this one.
Airs: 6:30pm Sunday on TEN
So You Think You Can Dance Australia
New Series. Continuing TEN's big night are Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jason Coleman, Bonnie Lythgoe and Matt Lee as the dance spectacular returns for a third season. The week follows with more auditions ahead of the show's top 20 later, when it settles into a Wednesday night slot. If the first two seasons were anything to go by, it will remain television's best execution of dance.
Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on TEN
New Series. You've seen the ads, Dr. Gregory -->House--> (Hugh Laurie) is now the patient. This is the first installment of a two-part season premiere in which -->House--> awakens in an asylum as a voluntary patient. But unable to leave without a signed recommendation to work, he is forced to contend with a manic, noisy roommate, a ward full of bizarre ill patients, and a hospital administrator who swears he is just as stubborn. Will he work his magic on his co-patients or will he remain too self-absorbed?
Airs: 9pm Sunday on TEN