63rd Annual Tony Awards
Foxtel channels are always on the ball when it comes to showing us live awards shows as they happen in the US, and Broadway's biggest night is no exception. Hosted by How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris, the big night includes a nomination for our own Geoffrey Rush, while legendary composer Jerry Herman gets a long overdue Lifetime Achievement Award. But it's the performances from musicals and presenters including Kristin Chenoweth, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Hallie Foote, James Gandolfini, Marcia Gay Harden, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Lange, Angela Lansbury, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, John Stamos, plus Elton John and Dolly Parton that make it appointment telly.
Airs: 10am Monday on the Biography Channel
Good Game pings the 90s
If you've ever played Zelda, SuperMario, Donkey Kong or the classic games of the 1990s then this one is for you. Bajo and Junglist dress up, or possibly down, in suitable attire to time warp back to a decade that was revolutionary for gaming. First-person shooter games hit their target, LAN gaming exploded, violence was ramped up, and real-world events like Desert Storm had a big impact on the genre.
Airs: 8:30pm Monday on ABC2
Flight of the Conchords
No longer on TEN (unless you count repeats, and who does?), Bret and Jemaine now have a new home on SBS, which kinda fits like a glove really. In the first episode, the boys fire Murray for neglecting them in favour of the Crazy Dogggz and almost immediately they receive an offer to write a jingle for a commercial. Comedian Greg Proops, a regular on Whose Line is it Anyway?, will also make an appearance. Can't wait to hear what new songs they have in store. Welcome back, boys, even with those Nu Zlind icckents.
Airs: 9pm Monday on SBS ONE
Buffy fans will be more than aware that Joss Whedon's new series finally hits our shores this week. With its sci-fi themes, it features Eliza Dushku as Echo, a member of a group of people known as "Actives" or "Dolls" whose personalities have been wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new attributes including memory, skills and language. One of the Dolls is former Neighbours actress Dichen Lachman. Bound to be intriguing so stick with this for a few episodes before you make up your mind.
Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on FOX8
Here at last is the last batch of episodes for Michael, Lincoln and the gang. Now in a last ditch race for Scylla, the battle is on between mother (Kathleen Quinlan in terrific performances) and sons. If you've stuck with the show then you'll want to see how this plays out, if not then it's probably not worth a look. There's not even a prison in sight. Shame, it was fantastic when there was. Time for a death sentence, unfortunately.
Airs: 11pm Wednesday on Seven
So You Think You Can Dance (US)
And here is the episode in which Nigel Lythgoe doesn't know how to respond when two male dancers take to the dance floor as ballroom partners. He was soundly criticised afterwards and had to clarify that he prefers his male dancers more masculine. Fair enough. But he even admits that the boys danced technically well, so why the fuss and the stupid It's Raining Men accompanying music? Jason Coleman would never have let this go on in Oz.
Airs: 8pm Friday on TEN