What to Watch: November 23 - 29

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

The Apprentice Australia
Final. Heather, Morello and Gavin sit down for a meal with Mark Bouris, so he can know them better before making a final choice. But one will be cut following the dinner. The remaining two then select team members from the eliminated contestants for one final challenge -- but who will they choose? This has been a promising first series. Whoever wins it lands a 12-month, six-salary figure. You're hired.

Airs: 9:30pm Monday on Nine

Packed to the Rafters
Final. And the nation finally gets to see Julie Rafter deliver her baby (well it's been in the promos after all), but nothing ever goes as planned in Rafter's land. Despite the hype there are also other plots going on tonight, with Jake committing to Rachel and Nathan seeing enough money land in his lap to make a move from the family house. It's bound to be the biggest show of the week.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on Seven

Celebrity MasterChef Australia
Final. We're down to Rachael Finch, Kirk Pengilly, Eamon Sullivan and Alex Lloyd, one of whom will exit after a special Tuesday episode. Then the final three will face off in a two-hour special, with three rounds of challenges. The series hasn't been anywhere near as fun as watching the "ordinary" folk of the first season, but the finale could be worth catching. Sullivan is the one to beat. Time to plate up.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on TEN

White Collar
Premiere. Matt Bomer stars as Neal Caffrey, a smart and sexy prison escapee, who is searching for his missing girlfriend. But it doesn't take long until his nemesis, FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) catches up with him. Caffrey has a plan and proposes that they work together to solve a bigger case known as "The Dutchman". On work release, Caffrey proves a slick operator in this lively US cop show. White Collar will continue over summer, hopefully it holds up as well as this pilot.

Airs: 9:30pm Wednesday on TEN

My Name is Earl
Final. After four years and 96 episodes, Earl J Hickey (Jason Lee) finally takes his leave from our screens in the finale of his blue-collar comedy. Along the way he's learned a lot about karma, himself and hanging onto a winning lottery ticket. How we will miss his strange and offbeat friendship with Randy (Ethan Suplee). We end with Earl's search for Dodge's dad and a "To Be Continued" promise that, alas, will never be fulfilled.

Airs: 10:30pm Wednesday on Seven

Premiere. In HBO's bold drama, Thomas Jane stars as Ray Drecker, a high school sports coach struggling to keep his family together. So he takes a second job, moonlighting as a male escort. Hence the title. But his ambitions are bigger than his appendage, and he has a steep learning curve before he gets this right. This one also stars Australia's Sianoa Smit-McPhee (Neighbours) as Ray's daughter and Anne Heche as his ex-wife. Recommended.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on Showcase

2009 ARIA Awards
Robbie Williams is the headline act at the first ARIAs to screen on Nine in a very long time. No longer produced by Roving Enterprises, it sees Kate Ritchie and Gyton Grantley hosting while the performers include Keith Urban, Empire of The Sun, Hilltop Hoods, Jessica Mauboy, Sarah Blasko, Lisa Mitchell, Kate Miller-Heidke and The Temper Trap. Usually a cause for bad behaviour, if we're really lucky.

Airs: 8:30pm Thursday on Nine

Final. What an involving, if extrapolated, relationship drama this has been and now all the cards are on the table between Vince (Ben Mendelsohn) and Ally (Justine Clarke). We watch with bated breath to see how they will resolve their damaged marriage. And what of Gabriel's (Matt Day) undying love for Ally? Meanwhile the kids have all been victims of a car accident. A terrific new addition to Australian drama that ends with a kicker of a closing scene.

Airs: 8:30pm Thursday on Showcase

Television's ultimate pub trivia night reaches its 100th episode. The guests include Bran Nue Dae's Dan Sultan and singer Ella Hooper, who was in the 2003 pilot episode. Julia Zemiro glides effortlessly through the hosting and the celebrations are capped off with not one but two duets, joined by Paul Williamson, Ross Irwin, The Wolfgramm Sisters and Ashley Naylor. Heaving fun for all you rock dogs.

Airs: 9:20pm Saturday on SBS ONE

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