What to Watch: May 2 - 8

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

No Ordinary Family
Premiere. Julie Benz and Michael Chiklis star in this comedy about the Powell family who go from average to extraordinary after they are doused in strange glowing water following a plane crash in the Amazon River.

Airs: 7:30pm Monday on Seven

MasterChef Australia
Following the hit premiere, this week kicks off with the 45 remaining contestants facing a 'basic skills' boot camp with new judge Matt Moran. Elimination-avoiding tasks include making mayonnaise, chopping potatoes and plucking a chicken.

Airs: 7:30pm Weekdays on Ten

The Biggest Loser: Families
Final. The weight loss journey of four families comes to an end as we see how they have transformed their diet and lifestyles for the chance at $300,000. Followed by the winners announcement special at 10pm.

Airs: 8:30pm Monday on Ten

This week on the current affairs forum, host Jenny Brockie examines the issues and realities of being gay at school. The program will discuss the pressure on young people to come out before they are ready to, how schools do or don't support students in same sex relationships, bullying, and much more.

Airs: 7:30pm Tuesday on SBS One

Extinction Sucks
Premiere. In this local production, two young girls from Western Australia take a unique approach to fundraising for endangered animals including Asian Elephants, Sea Turtle, Indian Rhino, Asiatic Black Bear, and Tasmanian Devil.

Airs: 7:30pm Tuesday on Nat Geo Wild

Doctor Who's Greatest Moments
Relive some of the show's memorable moments and re-immerse yourself for the sixth season with this 'journey through time and space' featuring exclusive interviews with the past and present cast.

Airs: 8:16pm Tuesday on ABC2

Premiere. Beginning with Island of Marvels, David Attenborough narrates this three-part documentary which showcases the magnificent wildlife and scenery of one of the world's most fascinating islands; some footage of which has been filmed for the very first time.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on Nine

BIG - Extreme Makeover
Premiere. This 'extreme makeover' series follows the struggles and triumphs in the battle with obesity.

Airs: 9:30pm Wednesday on Nine

Season premiere. Tiger Airways' factual series on the day-to-day running of the budget airline returns for its third season, proving that any publicity is good publicity!

Airs: 7:30pm Thursday on Seven

Doc Martin
Premiere. Martin Clunes stars as Dr Martin Ellingham, a former top surgeon with awkward social skills who re-establishes himself as a General Practitioner in a sleepy Cornish village.

Airs: 7:30pm Thursday on Nine

Grey's Anatomy
Australian Rachael Taylor makes her debut as OB/GYN Dr. Lucy Fields in Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go) which also marks the directorial debut of Kevin McKidd (who plays Dr. Owen Hunt).

Airs: 8:30pm Thursday on Seven

Skins (US)
Premiere. Produced by MTV and adapted by original co-creator Bryan Elsley, the US version of the smash British show follows the lives of a group of teenagers in their final years of high school in Baltimore.

Airs: 7:30pm Saturday on Fox8

Dancing with the Stars (Australia)
Season premiere. The reality dance competition kicks off its eleventh season with new judge Joshua Horner and contestants including My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel, Australian Idol winner Damien Leith, Home and Away River boy Dan Ewing, model Lara Bingle, socialite Brynne Edelsten and more.

Airs: 6:30pm Sunday on Seven

In Their Footsteps
Premiere. This documentary series chronicles the wartime experiences of Australian soldiers, from the perspective of their descendants.

Airs: 6:30pm Sunday on Nine

Season return. Season three of the popular fantasy-adventure series begins with Morgana's return to Camelot a year after her disappearance. With her return comes evil magic which threatens to take hold of the king's mind and endanger the fabled kingdom.

Airs: 6:30pm Sunday on Ten

Moby Dick
Premiere. This two-part adaptation of Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick boasts an all-star cast with William Hurt in the lead role of Captain Ahab, as well as Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson, Donald Sutherland and Charlie Cox. Continues 8:30pm Sunday May 15.

Airs: 8:30pm Sunday on ABC1

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May 04, 2011
I agree ToddFiser, they were playing ads for it like at the beginning of the year.
May 03, 2011
I can't believe it has taken this long for Channel 7 to start showing No Ordinary Family, The entire season finished 2 weeks ago in America.