What to Watch: July 6 - 12

Flight of the Conchords
Tonight is a very funny episode as Jemaine accidentally sleeps with an Aussie girl named "Keitha" (Sarah Wynter). Bret and Murray are suitably disgusted. How could he? Sarah Wynter has a great time as a dinky-di Sheila whose mother is a panel beater, father is in prison and whose great-great-grandpa was shipped out to Australia. "That's where he met my great-great-grandma; she was a prostitute."

Airs: 9pm Monday on SBS ONE

triple j tv presents Lily Allen
When Lily Allen was last in Oz she played this exclusive and very intimate gig for 30 radio listeners earlier. With songs from her new album It’s Not Me, It’s You, plus a cover of Britney's Womanizer this is a live and stripped back performance accompanied by just keys and guitar.

Airs: 10:30pm Monday on ABC2

Michael Jackson Memorial
Details on this event are still coming in, but Seven has so far confirmed a live telecast hosted by the Sunrise crew including "Molly" Meldrum. There will be live on the ground reports from Mike Amor, Rahni Sadler, Samantha Armytage and Nelson Aspen. Expect other networks to follow suit and check local guides.

Airs: live 3am Wednesday on Seven

Australia's Next Top Model
The first of several big offerings on pay TV this week is the live-to-air grand final of FOX8's most popular brand. Hosted by Sarah Murdoch from Luna Park, it's all down to Cassi and Tahnee. The 90-minute finale and the winner will be the talk of the press tomorrow (remember last year when Jodhi Meares bailed at the last minute?). It could be a catfight to the very end.

Airs: live 7:30pm Tuesday on FOX8

Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) is back, hot off the satellite and just hours after premiering in the UK. The third series is a mini-series event screening over five consecutive nights. In this dazzling tale, the children of the world all stop at the same time, ominously warning, "We. Are. Coming." Uh oh. With Ianto and Gwen at his side, Captain Jack gears up for his biggest challenge yet. This is great fun, and also screens in high-def on BBC HD.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday – Saturday on UKTV & BBC HD

Thank God You're Here
For the season finale it's a topped up 90 minutes, with five guest stars: Hamish Blake, Angus Sampson, Felicity Ward, Toby Truslove and Josh Lawson. The "All In" is a game show complete with quiz show host and hostess, gift shop and plenty of "fabulous" prizes. But they have also filmed an extra-special segment, which ruthlessly sends up movies like High School Musical and Center Stage. "Breakin' Free" as it is dubbed is a bit of a break-away from the format, and a very cheeky addition.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on Seven

Project Runway Australia
Kristy Hinze, Henry Roth and the judges are back with 12 new fashionistas who are all extremely talented and itching (or is that stitching?) to sew this baby up. The first challenge, a red carpet outfit, gets underway before they have even realised it. This year it is also a very diverse bunch, including several contestants in their '40s. Reality TV is all about feel-good these days, but what's a fashion show without a little tearing of egos?

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on Arena

MasterChef Australia
We are down to the wire now, as TV's most popular new reality show enters its final week. Tonight the remaining candidates have to cook up a storm based on a budget of just $10. Good luck guys, we're drooling in anticipation!

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on TEN

Comments (1)
Jul 06, 2009
Probably only Project Runway