NEW THIS WEEK : NOVEMBER 10 to 16

Here’s what is coming up in the next seven days – it’s New This Week: Not Much Edition!

SATURDAY
Saturday is officially the deadest night of television now – the only real highlights are on SoHo, and even then they’re both repeats: THE NEWSROOM is their box-set weekend (SoHo, 12.00pm onward), while Dustin Hoffman horse-racing drama LUCK gets another go-round in the evening (SoHo, 8.30pm). My advice: head out and see a movie. But not ALEX CROSS, starring Tyler Perry and Matthew Fox. I heard that sucks.

SUNDAY
New comedy series I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER is unleashed in the early evening (TV2, 6.00pm), even though it was cancelled in the USA in March after airing only 7 of 13 episodes. Luckily, new episodes of THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY are back thanks to Fast Four (Four, 7.30pm/8.00pm), before Michelle absolutely loses her shit again on NOTHING TRIVIAL (One, 8.30pm). If you can’t sleep later, Uma Thurman is joining the cast of ever-worsening musical drama SMASH (TV3, 11.00pm), but I wouldn’t recommend sitting up just for that.

MONDAY
Now that Beyond The Darklands is finished, THE SUSPECTS has come to take its place … though, to be fair, it does just sound like an Australian version of Beyond The Darklands (One, 8.30pm). Horror shows GRIMM and AMERICAN HORROR STORY finish their respective first seasons (Four, 8.30pm/9.30pm), while everyones favourite medical professional NURSE JACKIE is back for her fourth season (TV3, 9.30pm).

TUESDAY
Aside from the finale of WILDEST INDIA One, 8.30pm), there isn’t anything new happening. Just do what I do and watch everything on Four from 7.30pm, except WHITNEY (Four, 8.30pm). I can’t say it enough: for the love of god, don’t watch Whitney.

WEDNESDAY
Apparently Richard Hammond didn’t learn his lesson the first time: his show CRASH COURSE is back for a second season (BBC Knowledge, 7.30pm). Later, RESCUE SPECIAL OPS wraps up its latest season with a feature-length finale (Prime, 8.30pm). I can honestly say I didn’t watch a minute of that. Plus, more DEXTER (SoHo, 8.30pm) THE WALKING DEAD (TV2, 10.30pm) is only ever a good thing – that’s what I’ll be checking out.

THURSDAY
I don’t know what happened to Thursdays – it used to be so nice. Now we only have repeats of PERSON OF INTEREST (One, 8.30pm), new episodes of CHUCK (TV2, 10.30pm) and the latest series of DOWNTON ABBEY (Prime, 8.30pm) to keep us company. I mean, unless you’re interested in AIR WAYS (TV2, 8.00pm) or Gordon Ramsay’s hotel fixer-upper show HOTEL HELL (TV2, 9.35pm). Though, if that’s your thing, I don’t know if we can be friends.

FRIDAY
THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW plays host to a James Bond special, with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench joining Mr Norton for the evening (TV3, 8.30pm). Over on SoHo, 2004 mini-series ANGELS IN AMERICA gets a chance to impress (SoHo, 8.30pm), while SUPERNATURAL (TV2, 10.30pm) and EPISODES (One, 11.00pm) continue their latest seasons.

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