What to watch: May 25 - 31

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Whatever Happened To That Guy?
In his first comedy series former Fast Forward star Peter Moon plays himself as a luckless, out of work actor who is no longer on the "A-List" and ignored by the media that once showered him with applause, invites and money. Like Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Extras, this is a self-referential Aussie series in which Moon's family constantly berates him to get a job. A bit of fun if you're looking for something new.

Airs: 8:30pm Monday on The Comedy Channel.


NCIS
First-look at the new characters who will make up the upcoming spin-off series. In the first of two episodes, our team stumble upon a crucifixion-like murder in Washington DC that requires Gibbs (Mark Harmon) to travel to Los Angeles. Here he finds Office of Special Projects -- a new team headed up by Chris O'Donnell, with LL Cool J. Don't forget NCIS started in a similar episode offshoot format from JAG so TEN will be hoping this one is just as successful. Part Two will air a week later.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on TEN.


Criminal Minds
Our own Alex O'Loughlin takes a nasty turn as a murderer with obsessive compulsive disorder. Holed up in his home, and hidden behind spectacles, O'Loughlin's character is habitual beyond belief -- he can't even open a door without an entire routine. Nice to see him playing a villain too, before he stars in a new series called Three Rivers, which has just been approved by CBS.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on Seven.


The Chaser's War on Everything
Look out, the boys are back, set to cause mayhem and media furores for another 10 weeks. In the first episode Chas tells us "So You Think You Can Chant" and we'll finally learn what happened at The Vatican when they illegally sailed a blimp over St. Peter's Square. This time round, of course, there won't be any ambushes on John Howard or Anna Coren, so hold your breath while new targets are revealed.

Airs: 9:00pm Wednesday on ABC1.


Doctor Who
The UK's Easter special "Planet of the Dead" finally hits our screens, with guest star Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman, Merlin) as a thief who hitches a ride on a double decker bus in a seat beside The Doctor. Just one problem -- it time travels to a desert-like planet with no way of getting home. Back in London, scientist Malcolm Taylor (Lee Evans) tries desperately to save the day, but there are stingray-like threats that may beat him to the punch. Not the best of the Doctor Who episodes, but we love David Tennant so who cares.

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on ABC1.


What are your picks for the week and what will you be watching?

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