What to Watch: May 9 - 15

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

MasterChef Australia
The Top 24 enter the MasterChef kitchen for the first time, only to find it empty. No one immediately notices that the clock is already ticking down and the challenge has already begun. Once a few contestants realise it's time to start cooking, the judges enter and reward those who took the initiative to begin with a 10 minute head-start. Tonight's task is to cook "the dish that changed your life". Tuesday will see an immunity challenge against apprentice chef Alex Keene, the first team challenge takes place on Wednesday and the first Top 24 elimination happens on Thursday before Friday's Masterclass.

Airs: 7:30pm Weekdays on Ten

Australian Story
Over two weeks, presenter Caroline Jones takes a look back at the last 15 years of the show, celebrating some of its standout episodes -- both impressive and controversial. Included in the top 15 are Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart; quadriplegic pilot and farmer Sam Bailey; wildlife campaigner Bob Irwin; John Button, wrongfully convicted of murder and investigative journalist Estelle Blackburn who uncovered the truth; the unforgettable, intimate journey of Belinda Emmett; Kerry Packer and Nick Ross, who gave a kidney to his friend and employer; indigenous leader Chris Sarra through to Beth Heinrich and the Anglican church sex scandals. Continues May 16.

Airs: 8pm Monday on ABC1

AFP: Australian Federal Police
This week, get an insight into the Solomon Islands training and deployment of the AFP's elite International Deployment Group.

Airs: 8pm Tuesday on Nine

Bondi Vet
Series return. Dr Chris Brown launches straight into season three with a three-month old rescue puppy that needs major heart surgery to survive. Meanwhile a family of Herons are doing a lot of damage to a luxury boat they've decided to call home and a little rabbit named Bunny gets severe heatstroke when Sydney has a scorching 40-degree day.

Airs: 8pm Tuesday on Ten

MTV Diary: Diary Of Facebook
Special. In this special edition, go behind the scenes of Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg to discover what it takes to create and run such a behemoth operation.

Airs: 9:30pm Tuesday on MTV

Jersey Shore
Premiere. The US reality series makes its free-to-air debut with a two-hour special. Following the lives of eight young adults sharing a summer house on the Jersey Shoreline, the show offers as much drama and scandal as any other reality program.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on 7mate

Glee
Special. The New Directions pay homage to the infamous Lady Gaga in this 90-minute episode which sees Mr Schue teach the kids about self-acceptance and embracing what makes each of them unique. Also, Lauren Zizes challenges Quinn for prom queen, Rachel faces a life-changing decision and Emma tries to deal with her obsessive issues.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on Ten

Angry Boys
Premiere. The highly-anticipated new series from Chris Lilley begins by introducing us to new characters -- rapper S.mouse, Japanese-American Jen Okazaki who forces her straight son Tim onto the pro-skateboarding circuit as a 'gay' rider, prison officer Ruth Sims aka Gran and champion surfer Blake, as well as returning favourites, twins Daniel and Nathan Sims.

Airs: 9pm Wednesday on ABC1

90 Naps A Day
Premiere. Perhaps misleading viewers to think this is a program about lazy people, it is in fact a documentary about four narcoleptics and their journey to the city that never sleeps. Living in an isolated world with a condition that is widely misunderstood is incredibly difficult to endure, and for many, the sleep disorder is compounded by cataplexy -- where strong emotions, such as laughing, nerves or even sex can have a physical reaction, causing the sufferer to collapse.

Airs: 9:30pm Thursday on Bio.

Doctor Who
Honestly, we're tempted to put Amy and The Doctor in What to Watch every week but third episode in, the series is really off to a strong start. In The Curse of the Black Spot, the TARDIS is marooned aboard a seventeenth-century pirate-ship whose crew are being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature.

Airs: 7:30pm Saturday on ABC1

Cannes Moments
Premiere. Attracting the creme de la creme of Hollywood for over 60 years, the annual Cannes Film Festival was established as a response to Mussolini's control of the Venice Film Festival. This special showcases many of the event's memorable moments.

Airs: 8pm Saturday on The World Movies Channel

Eurovision Song Contest
Final. This year, Dusseldorf hosts the world's favourite song contest -- with SBS once again sending hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang to Germany, right in the thick of the action. Viewed by more than 100 million people worldwide, this is the biggest television event since ... the Royal Wedding.

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on SBS One

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