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Big Rich Texas: Join the Club

Venue:Style Network
Date:'Wednesday, May 9th'
Time:6:30pm
The ultimate refresher course for fans of the hit series, Big Rich Texas. Take a comedic look back at all the drama, catfights and awkward run-ins in season one through various clips and voice overs.

Big Rich Texas: Reunion Special

Venue:Style Network
Date:'Wednesday, May 16th'
Time:6:30pm
All your favourite Dallas divas including Bonnie, Leslie and Pam reunite in this one-hour special, where they'll dish the dirt about season two and shed new light on old grievances.

Audrey's Kitchen: Rhubarb Crumble

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Sunday, 12th August 2012 '
Time:6:25pm
In this final episode, writer, chef, life coach and choreographer Audrey Gordon prepares a classic Rhubarb Crumble. It's a recipe handed down from her mother who used to make a wonderful crumble and, according to Audrey, "still would if we could allow her near sharp objects". Serve with double cream, a sprinkle of sugar and a 6-week gym membership.

Famous Food

Venue:E!
Date:'From Wednesday, May 2nd'
Time:9:30pm
The eclectic mix of celebrities will be assigned a series of tasks in each episode, from agreeing on a restaurant concept and name, to renovating the space, creating a marketing plan, crafting a sumptuous menu, hiring staff and planning the grand opening. Overseeing the process is Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore, the founding members of The Dolce Group. They are maestros in the restaurant business and own a string of well-known Hollywood establishments including; Ketchup, Angels & Kings, Geisha House, Ten Pin Alley, rare 120, Wonderland and Dolce. The group has five weeks and a strict budget to get the restaurant up and running. After the restaurant's grand opening, Mike and Lonnie will assess each celebrity's achievements and award one with a partnership stake in the new venture.

Compass: Dinner In Melbourne

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Sunday, 12th August 2012'
Time:6:30pm
Geraldine Doogue goes back to dinner with women across Australia to find out how their faith and values, hopes and dreams, careers and relationships have fared.

Grand Designs Revisited: West Cumbria

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Sunday, 12th August 2012'
Time:7:30pm
In 2009 Kevin McCloud met blacksmith and metalworker Alan Dawson. Alan wanted to build a prototype, prefabricated steel house he had designed. As well as creating a unique place to live, Alan set out to prove that the building system he'd spent 22 years developing actually worked. He chose steel because he needed a project that would save his recession-hit steelwork business.

Chicagolicious

Venue:Style Network
Date:'Thursday, June 21st 2012'
Time:8:30pm
Hot on the heels of smash hits 'Jerseylicious' and 'Glam Fairy', Style continues to explore the fascinating subculture of all things glam and beauty in the new docu-series 'Chicagolicious'. This 10-episode series set in the windy city follows salon owner AJ Johnson, and his team at AJ's of Chicago, whose impressive clientele includes Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett and international supermodel Iman.

Together with his exceptional, yet fiery team of hair stylists and makeup artists, AJ is on a mission to expand his business to a national level by servicing more elite clientele and solidifying his place in Chicago society. Throughout the season, AJ's of Chicago will create stunning looks for red carpet events and the runway, ensuring the name is known nationwide. Don't miss the Australian premiere of 'Chicagolicious' on Thursday, June 21st 2012 at 8:30pm AEST only on Style.

Three Men Go To Venice

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Tuesday, 14th August 2012'
Time:8:30pm
In this two-part series Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O'Briain go further than they've been before - to Venice.

Artscape: Inland Heart: The Photography Of Jeff Carter

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Tuesday, 14th August 2012'
Time:10:00pm
For 60 years, Australian photographer Jeff Carter traversed this country in search of stories. He wrote books and articles for the magazines of the time like People and Pix. And he never travelled without a camera.

Country House Revisited: Plas Teg Revisit

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Wednesday, 15th August 2012'
Time:6:00pm
In series two Ruth met Cornelia Bayley, owner of Plas Teg, a Grade One listed Jacobean mansion that had remained virtually unchanged since it was built in 1610.

INSIGHT: Punch Drunk

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 21st August'
Time:8.30pm
While Australian crime rates have fallen over the past decade, assault numbers have remained stubbornly high.

Alcohol is a huge factor in street aggression. Incidents can escalate quickly and often with extreme consequences.

Emergency and trauma physicians are worried about the cases of severe head injuries coming to Emergency. Some say that although assault numbers might be stable, the attacks are more intense and the injuries more serious.

Some experts think a change of culture is what's needed, but others believe legislative deterrents are the answer.

Insight looks at the nature of street aggression and assault in Australia, and how to tackle it.

A Gypsy Life for Me

Venue:Style Network
Date:'From Wednesday, September 12th 2012'
Time:9:30pm
Whether they are defying cultural norms, or getting married in incredibly flamboyant frocks, the gypsy culture continues to fascinate and ignite debate worldwide. Style's new eight-part series, 'A Gypsy Life For Me', goes behind the headlines and introduces viewers to key figures in the often controversial travelling community.

The Doctors Seventh Series

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Saturday September 8th'
Time:7.30pm
Join the Doctor (Matt Smith), the Ponds and numerous friends on their latest escapades through space and time where they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs, don Stetsons in a Wild Wild West adventure, and are even kidnapped by the Doctor's oldest foe.

Dateline Investigates Australia's New Wave of Boat People

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 28th of August 2012 '
Time:9.30pm
Immediately following the premiere of the second series of Go Back to Where You Came From on Tuesday night, Mark Davis presents a special episode of Dateline from Sri Lanka investigating the new wave of asylum seekers bound for Australian shores.

Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka are turning up on boats in Australian waters in ever increasing numbers. As the flow continues to climb, Mark Davis talks to some of the mostly young men boarding boats every day, driven by desperation to make the life-risking journey.

INSIGHT: Breaking Point

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 4th of September'
Time:8.30pm
It's one of the toughest decisions a parent could face: whether to hand over a child with a disability to the care of the state.

A report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission found that in Victoria alone, an average of 50 children are relinquished every year. 760,000 people under 65 have a profound disability in Australia, needing help with basic tasks. With inadequate respite, many families of children with disabilities are struggling to cope.

This episode is hosted by Anton Enus.

Opening Act

Venue:E!
Date:'Tuesday, September 25th'
Time:9:30pm
What would you do if someone gave you the chance to open for one of the world's biggest entertainers like Nicki Minaj or Rod Stewart? International Emmy winning producer Nigel Lythgoe will do just that in E!'s new series that will break the mould in talent/reality television. In Opening Act, Lythgoe and his A-List Artist Development Team comb the Internet to find the web's most talented amateurs. They will then give the chosen ones the once-in-a=lifetime chance to open for a top musical act. Opening Act premieres Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30pm AEST exclusive to E!

Ricki-Lee MTV's Local Produce Act

Venue:MTV
Date:'Friday 28th of September, 2012'
Time:7pm
MTV Australia and New Zealand are excited to announce Ricki-Lee as this month's Local Produce feature artist. From today, Ricki-Lee fans can head on-air and online at MTV for exclusive live performances, behind the scenes access and interviews with the super star singer.

E!ES: Kevin and Dani Jonas

Venue:E!
Date:'Sunday, October 21st'
Time:8:30pm
Before the series premiere of Married to Jonas, meet Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa and learn the story of how the platinum selling pop powerhouse met the former hairdresser, fell in love and got married in this one-hour special.

Style Special: Baring It All

Venue:Style Network
Date:'Monday @ 9:30pm on October 15th'
In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Style presents this heart-wrenching yet inspiring documentary that puts a human face on the heroism of breast cancer survivors in their 20s and 30s. It follows Australian (New York-based) fashion photographer, David Jay, and four brave women - all in different stages of battling the disease - who become subjects of his ground-breaking photographic series, The Scar Project. By photographing each woman in various states of their treatment and recovery, the nude portraits - that expose more than their scars and baldness - are beautiful, challenging and powerful.

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Venue:E!
Date:'Tuesday, October 2nd 2012'
Time:8:30pm
Tune in to E!'s 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' on Tuesday, October 2nd and witness the highly charged meeting of television's favourite family with the legendary Oprah Winfrey for Oprah's Next Chapter. Starting at 8:30pm on E!, fans get exclusive behind-the-scenes access on the day the family welcomes Oprah to their home, the questions that make them laugh and cry, and exclusive outtakes of Oprah with Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kris and the rest of the family.

INSIGHT: Gold

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 18th September'
Time:8.30pm
Morale in Australia's swimming team is at rock bottom, after a disappointing Olympic performance and new allegations about ill-discipline, juvenile pranks and disunity.

Guests include:
Melanie Schlanger
Libby Trickett
Daniel Kowalski
Wayne Lomas
Marayke Jonkers
Steven Solomon
Dr James Connor

The Hunt For Joseph Kony

Venue:ABC1
Date:'Monday 17th September'
Time:8.30pm
Somewhere in the vast, dense jungles of central Africa, one of the world's most wanted men, warlord Joseph Kony is hiding. For the past 25 years, Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have waged one of the continent's most brutal conflicts; using an army of abducted and brutalised children to kill and maim tens of thousands of people.


The Life Series

Venue:ABC1
Date:'From Tuesday, October 16th '
Time:8.30pm

Awakward

Venue:MTV
Date:'Wednesday 19th of September 2012'
Time:8:30pm

The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Venue:E!
Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
(Hosted by Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos)
Monday, September 24th @ 7:00am AEST

Live from the Red Carpet: The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
(Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic)
World Premiere
Monday, September 24th @ 8:00am AEST

Fashion Police: The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
(Hosted by Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos)
Wednesday, September 26th @ 9:30pm AEST

E!'s 'Pop of Culture' evolution begins September 23rd 2012.

8:30pm Sunday Best: Six Million Dollar Conman

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Sunday, 14th October 2012 '
Time:8:30pm
After four decades, America's most notorious conman has been caught. His arrest unravelled a shocking and extraordinary story of multiple identities and deception that stretches from a Bavarian village to California, where, in January 2012, he was charged with murder.

Mega Builders: Blockbuster Bridge

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Monday, 15th October '
Time:7:30pm
In South Korea, engineers are fighting against the forces of the wild West Sea to build the mammoth Incheon Grand Bridge. It is part of a visionary plan to link the biggest airport in the nation with a new international investment zone called New Songdo City. This bridge will change the fortunes of South Korea.

The Strange Calls

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Tuesday, 16th October 2012'
Time:9:30pm
Coolum Beach. An ordinary Australian town ... until the sun goes down.
Meet Gregor (Barry Crocker), the town's wild-eyed gatekeeper who has an encyclopedic knowledge of Coolum and its residents, and a love of vintage board games and 90s TV.

Don't Blame The Dog: Lost Dogs Home: Australia

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Wednesday, 17th October '
Time:8:30pm
Mishak from Wembley doesn't believe his staffie-cross dogs should be on a lead and breeds them for money while glamour model Amy doesn't believe in training her pet Jack Russell, Milo. Could the fact that she never got over the death of her previous pet dog have something to do with her lack of effort?

Kitchen Cabinet: Bronwyn Bishop

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Wednesday, 17th October '
Time:9:30pm
After cooking up a storm with some of Australia's most surprising politicians in the first series of Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel Crabb is coming back to ABC2 with a second helping.

Dangerous Drivers' School: Sharada, Kaisa, And John

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Thursday, 18th October 2012'
Time:7:30pm
Dangerous Drivers' School, follows some of Britain's worst fully licensed drivers as they seek professional help to sort out their problem driving.

Pineapple Dance Studios

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Friday, 19th October '
Time:8:45pm
The biggest West End shows, the most famous pop acts, the world's most successful dance teachers and the most incredible cast of characters TV will ever see all pass through London's Pineapple Dance Studios.

The Great Food Truck Race: Midnight Truck To Georgia

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Friday, 19th October '
Time:7:30pm
The Great Food Truck Race, where eight teams representing the USA's best food trucks hit the road to cook their way across America.

My Transsexual Summer

Venue:ABC2
Date:'Friday, 19th October '
Time:9:30pm
Now each person is back at home, applying what they've learned from each other. Sarah decides to tell her family that she intends to spend the rest of her life as a woman. She's always lacked the courage to go through with it because she fears they may disown her.

INSIGHT: The Tail End

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday, September 25th'
Time:8.30pm
Australians love pet dogs and cats. But each year tens of thousands of them are killed. Often, they're perfectly healthy.

The RSPCA alone euthanased more than 56,000 cats and dogs last year. And that figure doesn't include all the animals put down at council pounds around Australia every day.

In this episode pet owners, breeders, pet shop owners, animal shelter workers and pets themselves join Jenny Brockie to look at why Australia is euthanasing so many dogs and cats. Insight will also ask whether pet owners are at fault for treating animals as a commodity, or whether there are just too many animals being bred in the first place.

Rush TV: Ellie-Jean Coffey

Venue:ABC3
Date:'Sunday, 7th of October 2012'
Time:12:30pm
Hosted by Mitchell Tomlinson and Hannah Wang, Rush TV is a 24 minute action sport series exploring the incredible world of action sports and the amazing personalities that are found within. From profiling professional athletes to the most creative people engaged in the world of action sport, the series is also jam-packed with awesome action-packed sequences from Australian and international athletes.

Bushwhacked!: Tiger Snake

Venue:ABC3
Date:'Sunday, 14th of October 2012'
Time:5:00pm
Join mates Brandon Walters (Australia) and ABC3's Kayne Tremills on a wild journey as they trek throughout Australia on some seriously weird and sometimes deadly wildlife missions during Bushwhacked!, an action-packed, adrenalin-pumping adventure series.

Bushwhacked!: Tassie Devil

Venue:ABC3
Date:'Sunday, 7th of October 2012'
Time:5:00pm
Join mates Brandon Walters (Australia) and ABC3's Kayne Tremills on a wild journey as they trek throughout Australia on some seriously weird and sometimes deadly wildlife missions during Bushwhacked!, an action-packed, adrenalin-pumping adventure series.

Rush TV: Tim Pierce

Venue:ABC3
Date:'Sunday, 14th of October 2012'
Time:12:30pm
Hosted by Mitchell Tomlinson and Hannah Wang, Rush TV is a 24 minute action sport series exploring the incredible world of action sports and the incredible personalities that are found within. From profiling professional athletes to the most creative people engaged in the world of action sport, the series is also jam-packed with awesome action-packed sequences from Australian and international athletes.

INSIGHT: The First Cut

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 2nd of October'
Time:8.30pm
Male circumcision is far less popular in Australia than it used to be.

However, there's a small but vocal movement of doctors and medical researchers calling for it to be routinely offered for health reasons, including hygiene and to prevent sexually transmitted infections.

INSIGHT: Designing Babies

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Tuesday 9th of October'
Time:8.30pm
Next week Insight considers what might happen when the lottery of life is no longer random. It asks whether humans should embrace the new genetic technologies to 'breed out' disease and illness, whether it is wrong to play god and interfere with nature, and where to draw the line.

Every day, mothers are being screened to see if their future children could be at risk of diseases including Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida.

SBS goes Gangnam Style with the Asia Broadcasting Union TV Song Festival

Venue:SBS ONE
Date:'Sunday October 28th '
Time:9.30pm
Move over Eurovision, SBS is set to broadcast the Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) TV Song Festival this month, a television event that will showcase the very best K-pop, J-pop, C-pop and music from member nations of the Asia Pacific Broadcast Union.

The Janoskians: MTV Sessions

Venue:Mtv.com.au/janoskians
Date:'Friday October 12th, 2012'
Time:8am

Fright Fest: Halloween marathon

Venue:Nickelodeon
Date:'Saturday 31 October'
Nickelodeon increases the scare factor this October and spooks up the screen with haunting Halloween specials all day long!
Roxy Hunter and the Horrific Halloween - Premiere Movie at 12.30pm
The Mighty B! 'Catatonic' - 4.45pm
True Jackson VP, 'The Dance' - at 5.40pm

Fright Fest

Venue:Nickelodeon
Date:'Sunday October 31'
Trick or Treat? This Halloween Nickelodeon treats kids to the ultimate spooky Halloween marathon guaranteed to close your eyes and bite your fingernails! Featuring spine tingling brand new episodes of all your favourite shows including Back to the Barnyard, FanBoy & Chum Chum, The Penguins of Madagascar, SpongeBob SquarePants, iCarly, The Troop, True Jackson VP and even new hit show Big Time Rush. This scary marathon will make Halloween the best fun yet!

Lunchtime Learning

Venue:Nick Jr.
Date:'Weekdays from October 4'
Lunchtime Learning has a new line up of shows designed to get any preschooler interested in learning!Preschoolers will get to watch their favourite shows while they build their knowledge on a variety of subjects such as English, maths and science.