Foxtel 2019

Foxtel 2019

  • Three new local dramas including Tim Minchin series Upright

  • Global phenomenon Game of Thrones returns for its epic final season

  • Meryl Streep joins Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in Big Little Lies sequel

  • Local version of international reality TV sensation Teen Mom

  • A masterclass in Australian crime with Ron Iddles: The Good Cop

Foxtel’s massive 2019 programming line-up includes three new local dramas, the final season of global phenomenon Game of Thrones , returning Lifestyle favourites including a landmark 12th season of Selling Houses Australia , and a gripping new crime series – Ron Iddles: The Good Cop – among the huge range of content.

The giant ad-free summer cricket schedule will kick off an incredible year of live sport available in both HD and 4K. The NRL and AFL premiership seasons return to Foxtel in March with every game of both codes live and ad break free during play. Supercars, Formula 1, Rugby Union, A-League, NBA and the Super Bowl will also feature in Foxtel’s must-see sport offering.

2019 will also see a blockbuster year of movies on Foxtel including all the box office favourites from the major studios as well as more than 1000 premium On Demand movies available to stream on Fox Flicks (iQ3 and iQ4 boxes), Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now. In January, special movie events include an Aussies in Film pop-up channel over the Australia Day weekend featuring Thor: Ragnarok and I, Tonya.


Lambs of God – FOX SHOWCASE

On a remote island, three Catholic nuns are the last remaining members of the enclosed order of St. Agnes. Forgotten by the rest of the world, they live in a dilapidated monastery, where wild vegetation grows out of stone angels and sheep wander freely through the chapel. Based on the captivating Australian novel by Marele Day, the twisted and macabre tale is brought to life on screen by an international all-star cast, led by Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd ( The Handmaids T a le , The Left o vers ), fresh off her groundbreaking slate of five films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Dowd is joined by Australian stage and screen star Essie Davies ( The Ba badook ) , and UK actress, Jessica Barden ( The End Of The F*****World, The Lobster ) who, as the three Sisters of St Agnes, must defend their lives, existence, and beliefs when the handsome priest, played by actor Sam Reid ( The Railway Main , Belle , An o nym o us) attempts to sell their dilapidated monastery. What unfolds is an epic and fantastical tale of faith, love, and redemption.


Commissioned by Foxtel in Australia and Sky in the UK, Uprigh t is a warm and touching eight- part drama about two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert, forging the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other. Internationally renowned and multi-award-winning artist Tim Minchin ( M at il da the Musical , Ro b in Hood ) stars as Lucky Flynn, a gifted pianist who hasn’t spoken to his family in years – broke, distant, and damaged. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4,000km to say goodbye, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world: a battered and scarred upright piano. Along the journey, he literally runs into Meg, played by newcomer Milly Alcock, a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who has plenty of scars and secrets of her own.


Created and written by Samantha Strauss, The En d is a 10-part series produced by See-Saw Films, the Oscar® winning and Emmy® nominated producers of the films Li o n and The K i ng s Speech and the drama series Top o f the Lake . English-born, Australian actress, Frances O’Connor plays Dr Kate Brennan , a senior registrar specialising in palliative care medicine. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate’s field of work and Kate is passionate in her opposition. On the other side of the world, Kate’s mother Edie Henley (Harriet Walter) is just as passionate about her right to die. Kate has little choice but to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in a nearby retirement village – Edie’s worst nightmare. While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children are trying to work out who they are, and who they want to be. The En d is about Kate and Edie’s stumbling, fractious journey as they find their way back to a relationship. It’s a story about parents and children, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again. Also stars Noni Hazlehurst ( A Place to Call Home ), Robyn Nevin ( T op o f the Lake ), Luke Arnold ( Bl a c k Sails ), Alex Dimitriades ( Secr et Ci t y ), Roy Billing (R ak e ), and Brooke Satchwell ( Mr In bet ween ).

Secret City: Under The Eagle – FOX SHOWCASE

Secr et Ci t y: Under the Eagle picks up with Harriet Dunkley (Anna Torv), not long out of prison and who is unwittingly ensnared in a military and political cover-up with Catriona Bailey’s (Jacki Weaver) fingerprints all over it. Harriet’s search for the truth leads her back into Canberra’s corridors of power, this time working for a maverick Independent MP (Danielle Cormack). What she unearths is a military program so secret not even the Prime Minister knows about. Who is really running the country? Also stars Don Hany, Andrew McFarlane, Rob Collins, Sacha Horler, and Marcus Graham.

Wentworth S7 – FOX SHOWCASE

Season 7 of the multi award-winning drama W en tw o rt h returns with the prison on the brink of imploding as the fiery confrontation between the two emerging titans, Rita and Marie, is imminent after series 6’s bloody finale. With the case of Joan Ferguson presumably closed, a significantly pregnant Vera and her co-conspirators in the Freak’s demise, Will and Jake, are off the hook, at least for now. Meanwhile, W en tw o rt h s eclectic mix of misfits are fracturing as the powers of love, deception and revenge threaten to break them apart for good. Protection is the overarching theme of this latest instalment, with even our noblest heroes becoming morally compromised in their mission to defend the people they love, even if it has deadly consequences. The on-set of dementia finds Liz clutching at any semblance of hope while Boomer has to deal with the residual of her broken family.

Mr Inbetween S2 – FOX SHOWCASE

Mr Inbetween , the Australian drama series created by and starring Scott Ryan as the criminal- for-hire “Ray Shoesmith”, has been renewed for a second season. Ryan returns as the charismatic yet volatile hitman navigating his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and a fledging romance: tough roles to juggle in the modern age and even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.

True Detective S3 – FOX SHOWCASE from Monday, January 14 at 8:30pm

Creator Nic Pizzolatto is taking his anthology series to the Ozarks for Season 3. Stephen Dorff ( Somewher e, Imm o r ta ls ) is Arkansas State Investigator Roland West, joining Oscar winner Mahershala Ali ( M oo nli g h t , H o use o f Cards) in the eight-part series that follows the story of partner detectives investigating a macabre crime involving two missing children. The story spans three decades.

Mr Mercedes S2 – FOX SHOWCASE from Monday, January 21 at 9:30pm

A year after his thwarted attempt to perpetrate a second mass murder in the community of Bridgton, Ohio, Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway) remains hospitalised in a vegetative state. Retired Detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) has done his best to move on from his Brady obsession, teaming up with Holly Gibney (Justine Lupe) to open Finders Keepers, a private investigative agency. But when unexplainable occurrences begin to affect hospital staff members attending to Brady, Hodges is nagged by the feeling that Brady is somehow responsible. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill H odg es Tril og y , which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Kee p ers , and En d o f Watch .

Game of Thrones S8 – FOX SHOWCASE

The eighth and final season of HBO’s global television phenomenon makes its triumphant return in 2019. The epic six-episode finale season transports viewers back to the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summers can span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Over the past seven seasons, G a me o f Thr o nes has become a cultural icon, attracting record viewers and critical acclaim worldwide. The series garnered nine wins at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, and the show stands as the most Emmy-winning primetime scripted series ever with a record 47 awards.

Big Little Lies S2 – FOX SHOWCASE

Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, and starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoe Kravitz, the breakout hit HBO drama series returns for a second seven-episode season and continues exploring the intriguing lives of the Monterey, California families. The brand-new season, again conceived by Moriarty, also sees iconic Oscar- winning actress Meryl Streep join the stellar cast as the mother-in-law of Celeste (played by Kidman). Big Little Lies became one of the most talked about shows on television when it premiered and won eight primetime Emmy awards.

War of the Worlds – FOX SHOWCASE in January

This epic three-part drama series is the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells’ seminal tale – the first alien invasion story in literature. Set in Edwardian England, the series follows George (Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to defy society and start a life together. Rupert Graves stars as Frederick, George’s elder brother, and Robert Carlyle plays Ogilvy, an astronomer and scientist. The series tells their story as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.

The Sopranos 20th Anniversary – On Demand in January

To mark the 20th anniversary of HBO’s television classic The S op r a n o s , every season will be available to stream On Demand in January. The smash-hit crime drama series revolves around anti-hero Tony Soprano (played by the late James Galdofini), a husband, father, and mob boss juggling the problems of his fractious family with those of a family of a different sort – the mob. Exploring personal and professional power struggles, affairs, violence, and betrayal, The So p r a n o s has been hailed as one of the greatest television shows of all time.

Chernobyl – FOX SHOWCASE

Starring Emily Watson, Jared Harris, and Stellan Skarsgård, the powerful five-part mini-series is based on the real-life events of the catastrophic nuclear accident of 1986 that shocked the world. Co-produced by HBO and Sky, the drama focuses on the stories of the people who sacrificed to save Europe from disaster. Harris ( Mad Men, The Cr o wn ) stars as Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident, while Skarsgård ( Melancholia, Good Will Hunting ) plays Boris Shcherbina, the man responsible for leading the USSR government commission in the wake of the disaster. Watson ( Genius, The Theory of Every t hin g ) portrays scientist Ulana Khomyuk, who was tasked with getting to the bottom of the deadly accident.


Devs is a new eight-part series from FX that follows a young computer engineer, Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno), as she investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, who she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend. Also stars Nick Offerman and Zach Grenier.

Fosse/Verdon – FOX SHOWCASE

Fosse/Verdon is based on Fosse, the biography written by Sam Wasson. The eight-part limited series tells the story of the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He was a visionary filmmaker and one of theatre’s most influential choreographers and directors. She was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Together they changed the face of American entertainment — at a perilous cost. Featuring Fosse’s choreography, the series explores the hidden corners of show business, the price of pursuing greatness and the suffering inflicted in the name of art.

R o swe ll, N ew M ex i co FOX8 Exp r ess from the US from Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30pm After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown, Roswell native Liz Ortecho discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life, along with those of his otherworldly siblings. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance. Roswell, New Mexico is based on the Roswell High book series as imagined by T h e O ri g in a l s Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists – FOX8

This 10-episode spinoff of the international hit series Pr ett y Li tt le Liars is from executive producer/writer I. Marlene King, based on the Alloy Entertainment book series. Set in Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, the series revolves around a group of three college friends who struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi. Sasha Pieterse returns as Alison DiLaurentis and Janel Parrish as Mona Vanderwaal, joined by Sofia Carson, Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Graeme Thomas King, Hayley Erin, Chris Mason, and Kelly Rutherford.

Magnum P.I. – FOX8

Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centring on Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero, and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks), a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans. When Magnum needs backup on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, Theodore “TC” Calvin (Stephen Hill), a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright (Zachary Knighton), a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case.

Les Misérables – BBC FIRST

Adapted by Andrew Davies from Victor Hugo’s 19th Century classic, Les Miséra b les stars Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert, and Lily Collins as Fantine. The series brings to life a vast and unforgettable cast of characters and tells the story of Valjean, a former convict unable to escape the shadow of his past life, and his relentless pursuit by the chilling police officer Javert. Their cat-and-mouse relationship plays out against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.

Call The Midwife S8 – BBC FIRST

The much-loved series returns, beginning in the spring of 1964 with the eagerly anticipated birth of the Queen’s fourth child and two new Sisters who have been sent to live and work at Nonnatus House

Luther S5 – BBC First

Golden Globe-winning Idris Elba returns to the title role of DCI John Luther with a fifth series created by Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday, played by Wunmi Mosaku, investigate a series of horrific killings in London. But as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the

ghosts of his own past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect… and who to sacrifice. Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him – and will change John Luther forever.

Tin Star S2 – BBC FIRST

Tim Roth ( Pulp Fic t i o n ) returns as Jim Worth, the alcoholic former London detective who moved to the town of Little Big Bear in the Canadian Rockies to escape his troubled past. His daughter Anna seeks refuge from her parents with a family in a religious community near the town. It’s not long before she discovers that the seemingly idyllic family have a disturbing secret of their own. Also stars Christina Hendricks ( Mad Men ), Genevieve O’Reilly ( Gli t ch ), and Abigail Lawrie ( T he Ca s ual Vacancy ).

Baptiste – BBC FIRST

Tchéky Karyo reprises his role as French detective Julien Baptiste from The Missing in a spin- off series. Baptiste and his wife are on a visit to Amsterdam when the Chief of Police – who also happens to be an old girlfriend – seeks out his help due to his renowned and methodical crime- solving skills. He is rapidly embroiled in a case that looks beyond the beautiful streets, canals, and house of Amsterdam to the seamy underworld beneath.

The InBetween S1 – Universal

Cassie was born with a gift – though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems… whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of the city’s most challenging cases.

Suits S8 – Universal

Sui t s centres on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), his intelligent but delicate partner, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), and secretary-turned-COO Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty). After surviving leadership turmoil and the loss of key partners, the trio continues to tackle top corporate cases with the support of the formidable Alex Williams (Dulé Hill) and the undeniably talented Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull). Muscling her way into the firm, powerhouse attorney Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) joins the ranks of Zane Specter Litt and challenges the status quo. Together, these top minds must rely on their knowledge, wit, and intuition to keep their clients at bay and their firm afloat.

Chicago P.D. S6 – Universal

Det. Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and his Intelligence team have always considered rules to be guidelines more than actual laws. Their goal has always been to protect their great city and they have used unique ways to help bring criminals to justice. Now, it’s a new day and age in Chicago. Police are under siege and under a microscope – everyone from the federal government to politicians and citizens in their own city is watching. The Intelligence team will feel the pressure, and their form of justice will be questioned and challenged.

Jamestown S2 – UNIVERSAL TV

Set in the 17th century, and on the edge of the breathtaking but untamed Virginian wilderness, sits the English colony of Jamestown. This second series continues to follow the lives of three women (Jocelyn, Alice, and Verity) as they wrestle with the challenges of creating a new life in a beautiful yet forbidding land. We return to a thriving Jamestown, the tobacco plantations are starting to provide the wealth they promised and trade booms, but the status quo will soon be disrupted by births, deaths, and broken marriages. The power of politics will impact the whole community as the battle for supremacy continues.

Krypton S2 – Syfy

Set two hundred years before the birth of Superman, the first season of Krypton follows the Man of Steel’s grandfather, Seg-El’s rise from a disenfranchised youth, trapped in a life with no future or hope, to an iconic hero in the mould of his grandson. Seg is prompted into action by the arrival of Adam Strange, who has travelled from present day Earth to warn Seg of an insidious plot to change the past and prevent Superman’s birth; a plot Adam believes to have been orchestrated by the super-villain, Brainiac. During the fight to save Krypton, Seg makes a game-changing discovery: Brainiac is not the time-traveling mastermind behind the plot to unravel history after all – it’s Superman’s nemesis, General Zod. However, not all is as it seems; Zod has come back to save Krypton – not just from Brainiac, but to prevent the cataclysmic event he knows will ultimately cause its destruction… and so preventing Kal-El from ever coming to Earth. Zod’s goal is to ensure Krypton’s survival and prevent the creation of Superman. With Adam wanting to ensure history unfolds as it should – with Krypton’s destruction and Superman’s birth – and Zod determined to save his planet, Seg faces an impossible choice: join Zod and protect his world – or let Krypton perish so that Superman may live.

Frankie Drake Mysteries S2 – 13th Street

Toronto’s first female private detectives solve cases the police can’t and other detective agencies won’t. In the brand-new second season, cases take Frankie and her team of gal pals across prohibition-era Toronto, from renowned museums and high fashion houses, to dance halls, and baseball leagues.

Vera S8 – 13th Street

Led by BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope, ITV’s top-rating crime drama returns for an eighth series. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope novels by 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient, Ann Cleeves, Vera, and her team are drawn into four more compelling cases; the body of a police officer discovered in an abattoir incinerator, a mysterious car crash, a suburban back-garden murder and the circumstances that led to the death of a teenage boy.


Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles S11 – Friday, January 4 at 9:30pm on Arena (express same day)

LA’s favourite agents return for season eleven of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles! Powerhouse agents Josh Flagg, Josh Altman, Tracy Tutor, James Harris and David Parnes continue to navigate huge deals, huge homes and huge egos in one of the hottest real estate markets in the world. From listing the estate of NFL star Antonio Pierce to selling a home to Grammy Award-winning superstar Kelly Rowland, the agents are pulling out all the stops to close the biggest deals of their careers with some of the biggest names in the business. With inventory scarce and competition fierce, this season the agents go to surprising lengths to stay on top.

America’s Got Talent: Champions – FOX8 Express from the US from Thursday, January 10 at 7:30pm

This Americ a’ s G ot Talen t spin-off features the ultimate display of talent, as the most memorable acts and extraordinary performers from previous seasons return to the stage to compete in hopes of taking home the first-ever winter title of AGT Champion. Favourite contestants from other international G ot Talen t franchises, spanning 184 countries across the globe, also join the fray, showing off their talents for a whole new audience. Hosted by Terry Crews, with judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum.

Just For Laughs Australia S6 – The Comedy Channel from Thursday, January 10 at 8:30pm

Foxtel’s hugely popular Just For Laughs Australia filmed from the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival returns for a sixth season, hosted by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Tommy Little. A must watch for fans of original Australian comedy, the series will feature comedy favourites Dave Hughes, Matt Okine, and Reggie Watts plus performances from stand- up superstars Bill Bailey, Ken Jeong, Ryan Hamilton, and Colin, Brad, and Greg from Whose L ine Is It Anyway?.

Screen S3 – Foxtel Arts from Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm

Screen sees the return of Australia’s favourite and iconic film reviewer Margaret Pomeranz who joins forces with legendary actor, writer and National television critic for The Aus t ralian Graeme Blundell. The respected duo will do what they do best; critiquing cinema releases and television every week. Screen , a Foxtel Original, will also feature unique and insightful interviews with creative talent from in front of and behind the camera. Arguably, the combined knowledge of Pomeranz and Blundell’s local and international entertainment industries is unmatched by any other program, bringing Foxtel viewers their un-rivalled expertise and insight of both the silver and television screen.

Teen Mom Australia – MTV

MTV have announced a local version of it’s international reality TV sensation, Teen Mom has been commissioned for Australia. Teen Mom Australia will explore the lives of three Teen M o ms from different backgrounds and different corners of Australia, as they try to find the right balance between child care, working, and teenage hormones.

Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – MTV

Actress, singer, and entrepreneur Lindsay Lohan expands her empire on the luxurious island of Mykonos with the launch of her new club, Lohan Beach House – but she won’t do it alone. Lohan’s handpicked team of young and hungry VIP Hosts assist and do whatever it takes to secure Lohan’s name as the first and last word in vacation luxury. But when the lines between romance, friendship, and work get blurred, the staff quickly learn that when it comes to Lindsay Lohan, the bar for excellence is high, the margin for error is slim, and job security is the ultimate fiction.

The Hills New Beginnings – MTV

Based off the docuseries that changed the landscape of TV history, this series reunites original cast members and exciting new faces as they navigate their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles.

Geordie Shore S19 – MTV

The Geordies are back for season 19 and a group of tanned, buff "radgies" must live together in a shared house. Although the group are put to work during the day, in the evening they are able to let their hair down and party all night long.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians S16 – E!

The smash-hit reality series returns for its 16th season, chronicling the ever-changing lives and never-ending drama of the world-famous Kardashian family.

Very Cavallari S2 – E!

The second season of the docu-series continues to follow reality superstar Kristin Cavallari’s life in Nashville as she balances being a boss, business woman, mum, wife, and friend.


Selling Houses Australia Series 12 – Lifestyle

The A-team are back for a record 12th series and raring to face a volatile Australian property market. For the first time in 25 years, Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing a tapering off on the average sales price front. So in a buyer’s market, host Andrew Winter may struggle convincing owners the true value of their homes. Shaynna and Charlie have never been better, delivering incredible makeovers for a unique array of Aussie families. And they’re going everywhere – the bush, the beach, the outback, and the city. Among the highlights are a beach shack in the Shoalhaven, a traditional Pymble garden home, and a Balmain waterfront. But quirkiest of all is the inclusion of a Gold Coast houseboat. By moving things maritime the team face a whole new set of challenges.

Gogglebox Series 9 – Lifestyle

Gogglebox Australia is a three-time Logie award-winning show about people watching television. Based on the UK smash hit of the same name, G ogg leb o x ventures into the lounge rooms of 11 everyday Australian households as they critique, praise, and debate the good and the bad of each week’s popular or topical TV shows. Series 9 is sure to be another hilarious and heartfelt season with our Goggleboxers set to entertain audiences with their take on 2019’s newest television programs.

Love It or List It Australia S3 – Lifestyle

Lifestyle’s much loved property show L o ve It Or List It Australia will be back in 2019 for a third season! Gold Logie nominee and real estate expert Andrew Winter and design guru Neale Whitaker will be back to battle each other and the hearts and heads of the homeowners as they try to answer the ultimate property question – renovate or relocate? The first two seasons have been a huge success for Lifestyle, breaking viewing records and attracting rave reviews.

The Great Australian Bake Off Series 4 – Lifestyle

Judged by culinary luminary Maggie Beer and acclaimed Chef Matt Moran, and hosted by comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, the mouth-watering fourth series of The Grea t Aus t ralian Ba k e Off sees a new diverse group of 12 amateur bakers from ages 20 through to 70 put through baking challenges in the famed Bake Off Shed. This season new themes include vegan week, spice week, and hybrid week, producing on-trend tastes and flavours with the contestants baking what everyone is talking about in a battle to be crowned Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.

Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club S7 – Lifestyle FOOD

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty have been best friends since before school and share a passion for good food. That’s why they went back home to Essex and opened a pop-up café at Southend Pier called The Food Fight Club, because they’ve got a job to do – educate the rest of the world on the beauty of British food. Each week, Jimmy and Jamie travel overseas to talk up British food, and take on their international neighbours’ best dishes. Returning for a seventh season, Jamie and Jimmy again cook up a smorgasbord of scrumptious feasts and invite some special celebrity guests along for the ride.

Masterchef: The Professionals – Lifestyle FOOD

Over seven weeks, 48 professional chefs will face the rigours of the UK Masterchef Kitchen in a bid to be crowned the winner of M a s t erchef: The Pr o fessi o n a ls . Judged by Gregg Wallace and chefs Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti, the competition features the trickiest of food challenges, as each contestant turns up the heat and attempts to rise to the high standards of each of the judges. This 21-episode season sees 48 contestants whittled down to the final five, before the winner is announced in the finale episode.

Celebrity Masterchef – Lifestyle FOOD

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace once again have their taste buds challenged in this latest season of the hit UK series, as they reduce the 20 celebrity contestants in their hunt to single out one champion. From identifying mystery ingredients and cooking in top class restaurant kitchens to catering for huge numbers and creating world class pastry, Celebri t y M a s t erChef again puts the contestants through a plethora of culinary challenges. They’ll cook for critics and past winners in their quest to reach the ultimate challenge of cooking with one of the world’s top chefs, and of course serving up their ultimate three-course menu for John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

The Great Kiwi Bake Off – Lifestyle FOOD

New Zealand launches its very own version of the television juggernaut Ba k e Off franchise. Hosted by Madeleine Sami and Hayley Sproull, they are joined every week by two impressive and eagle-eyed judges: global baking impresario Dean Brettschneider and catering queen Sue Fleischl. The series features 12 bakers, from all over New Zealand, as they are challenged over 10 weeks with cakes, pastries, and loaves, putting in their best baking efforts in a bid to be crowned the first-ever winner of The Grea t Kiwi Bake Off .


Coast New Zealand S3 – HISTORY from Monday, January 7 at 7:30pm

The return of the stunningly shot series that takes you on an epic voyage of discovery of people and places through New Zealand. The enthusiastic team, led by presenter Neil Oliver, and six New Zealand experts in marine biology, history, and social history, explore the panoramic beauty of the coastline while investigating the formation and evolution of the nation: its history, its people, and its culture. The third series kicks off in Wellington, the world’s southern-most capital city. Neil Oliver visits living Moriori artefacts and Michael Stevens hears about the day the Germans infiltrated the islands’ waters during World War Two. The team explore the natural wonders of the Bay of Plenty, and reveal seaside stories from locations including the white- stone city of Oamaru and the Northland region of Kaipura. In a Co a s t New Zealand first, adventurer Dave Murray lands his plane on remote Big Bay in South Westland.

Valley of the Boom – National Geographic from Tuesday, January 15

Silicon Valley spawned some of the world’s most influential people and recognisable brands during the 1990s tech bubble. Valley o f the Boom pulls back the curtain and introduces the audience to the real stories of these founders’ friendships, rivalries, victories, and failures.

Told with unparalleled access to the most ground-breaking and prominent figures in the tech world, the six-part limited series follows the stories that made the history of the era. Two-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford (Get Out, The P o s t , The Wes t Wing ), Steve Zahn ( W a r o f the Planet of the Apes , The Crossing ), and Lamorne Morris ( G a me Ni g h t , New Girl ) star. Matthew Carnahan ( House of Lies ) is creator, showrunner, director, and executive producer and Arianna Huffington is also executive producer.

Ron Iddles: The Good Cop – Ci from Thursday, January 31 at 7:30pm

Ron Iddles has often been referred to as the best homicide detective Australia has ever known, having solved 99 per cent of all the crimes he has investigated. He is an old-school cop who is tough, inventive, and incorruptible. A man who solved the unsolvable with his head and his heart. How this intuitive cop put more murderers behind bars than any other homicide detective in Australia is told in this six-part, Foxtel Original series, in which Ron Iddles shares his secrets. Each episode takes us behind the scenes of one of Ron’s most challenging murder cases, with powerful insights from the victims’ families, his homicide colleagues, journalists, and even Ron’s

informers and suspects. Many of these people have never told their story on television. The Good Cop is more than a crime show – this is a master class in detective work from Australia’s finest cop.

Outback Opal Hunters S2 – From Thursday, January 31 at 8:30pm on Discovery

The ultimate treasure hunt is back on when Ou tba c k Opal Hun t ers returns to follow crews of resilient opal miners on their mission to unearth a fortune in some of Australia’s harshest and remote landscapes – from Lightning Ridge (NSW) and Opalton (QLD), to opal mecca, Coober Pedy (SA), and now Laverton (WA). Old crews return, but the new season also brings some new faces. Opals are one of the most valuable gemstones in market – a single piece can be worth millions of dollars and 90 per cent of the world’s entire supply lies hidden beneath the searing Australian Outback. The new season is a rollercoaster of triumphs and disasters; new teams, new machines, and new opal. Out here anyone could make a fortune… if they can find it.

Aussie Inventions that Changed the World – HISTORY

Historically Australia has punched well above its weight on the world stage of timely innovations, scientific breakthroughs, and brilliant new technologies. Led by Matt Parkinson and a team of expert hosts, each episode uncovers the surprising stories behind four ingenious inventions, and shines the spotlight of history on a fresh line-up of Australian heroes; thinkers, tinkerers and titans of industry – our remarkable inventors. Some improved daily life, while others achieved the extraordinary.

End of Empire – HISTORY

En d of Em p ire follows presenter David Adams as he crosses Europe and Asia investigating the warrior kings who created vast empires, which their families later dismembered fighting over the spoils. In a real “Game of Thrones”, the dysfunctional families of Attila the Hun; Timur (Tamerlane the Great); Edgar, King of the English and Charlemagne manage to lose it all. We investigate the mystery of who murdered Edgar’s eldest son, the rightful King of England? How could a brilliant strategist like Tamerlane destroy cities, building towers of skulls of slain enemies, but not leave behind a proper succession plan? In telling the course of his travels, David takes the audience from the magnificent mosques of legendary Samarkand to the ancient walls of Constantinople.

Watergate – HISTORY

On the night of June 17, 1972, a security guard in the Watergate office complex in Washington,

D.C. called the police when he found a door repeatedly taped open. The police discovered five men dressed in business suits who were in the process of installing bugs and photographing documents in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. This began the most explosive scandal in American history – a scandal that brought down the Presidency of Richard

M. Nixon and sent over 40 people to jail. The events of Watergate read like a political thriller – dirty tricks, government surveillance, and sabotage… much of it secretly caught on tape. W at erg at e tells the full story of the conspiracy led by Nixon and his White House staff, and how they were brought to justice.

Hannibal – A March on Rome – HISTORY

The enigma of Hannibal’s route across the Alps has fascinated scholars and adventurers alike. Now, researchers believe they might be able to track his route. Their evidence – horse manure. They believe to have found proof that Hannibal opted for the Col de la Traversette, almost 3,000 metres high. Geomorphologist William Mahaney and microbiologist Chris Allen from Belfast University have evaluated soil samples form the French side of the pass. They contained intestinal bacteria, proving that considerable numbers of animals must have come about the site in Hannibal’s times. Whichever route Hannibal took, his march on Rome was a strategical as well as a logistical masterstroke.

Elizabeth Shoaf: The Girl in a Bunker – Ci

It’s been more than a decade since Elizabeth Shoaf crawled out of a dungeon in a South Carolina forest. Now, the soft-spoken 26-year-old survivor recounts how she was abducted, locked in an underground bunker, and sexually assaulted for days. And how she finally outsmarted her captor and emerged to tell the story. This docu-special recounts the terrifying true story in Elizabeth Shoaf’s own words. Featuring news footage and interviews with first- hand accounts from Shoaf, her parents and police officials, the special takes viewers through Shoaf’s journey to a new beginning.

Hostile Planet – National Geographic in April 2019

Unflinching look at the volatility of Mother Nature and the resilient animals that survive Earth’s most extreme habitats. Hosted by famed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls, and hailing from Academy Award-winner Guillermo Navarro, Emmy- and Bafta-winning natural history filmmakers and plimsoll productions, this six-part nature docuseries breathes new life into the natural history genre. Each episode characterises one of the planet’s roughest environments

— including jungles, mountains, deserts, oceans, the poles, and grasslands — and how each of its inhabitants acclimate to its turn of events. Grylls acts as guide through these extreme locations as National Geographic draws attention to the most extraordinary — almost supernatural — accounts of animals that have conformed to the cruellest evolutionary curveballs.

Free Solo – National Geographic in March 2019

Follows the first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan’s most significant and challenging route, ascending the sheer 3,000-foot (914.1 metres) vertical rock face in Yosemite National Park. Professional rock climber Alex Honnold completed the audacious mission in three hours and 56 minutes on June 3, 2017, while documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and National Geographic photographer, critically acclaimed filmmaker and world-class climber Jimmy Chin (the award-winning directing duo behind 2015 Sundance winner “Meru”) filmed the dramatic journey alongside him. With exclusive access to the event, this is an intimate, unflinching portrait of the free soloist as he prepares for and then achieves his lifelong dream: to climb the face of the world’s most famous rock face… without a rope.

Fiennes: Return to the Nile – National Geographic

New adventure documentary features the “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, as he returns to the scene of one of his earliest feats – his 1969 expedition along the River Nile. As the 50th anniversary of that quest approaches, Sir Ranulph is ready for a new challenge: can he teach his famous cousin, actor Joseph Fiennes ( The Hand m a i d s Ta l e , Sh ak es p eare in L o ve ), how to master the role of a lifetime? For over 50 years Sir Ranulph has lived through countless escapades and life-threatening experiences. From summiting Everest to discovering a lost city in Oman, he’s accomplished more than most men can ever dream of. But can Joseph cut it in Sir Ranulph’s world, does he have what it takes to be an explorer? Together they’ll crawl through the claustrophobic confines of a newly discovered ancient Egyptian tomb in Minya, get to grips with Tachtib – a traditional fighting technique using four- foot sticks and come face to face with dangerous snakes and spiders.

Aussie Gold Hunters S4 – Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is back on the gold when Aussie Gold Hunters returns for its biggest and toughest season ever; following crews of gold-hungry prospectors as they set out to uncover a fortune on Australia’s goldfields. Back in the game are The Dir t Dogs led by Vern Strange, G o l d Gy p sies Christine and Greg Clark, The M a h o neys (Ted, Lecky, and daughter Tyler), and rookie team The Scrappers fronted by British gold hunter Alex Stead. This season also welcomes some new faces and a new location as the series heads to the famed goldfields of Victoria; a landscape rich in Australia’s gold rush history. With new crews, new leases,

unexpected equipment failures, and no shortage of run-ins with poachers, the risks are higher than ever. As gold fever hits an intense new level, will big gambles deliver bigger paydays?

The Hot Zone – National Geographic

The H ot Z o ne recounts the terrifying true story of the origins of Ebola, a deadly and highly infectious virus from the central African rainforest, and its first arrival on U.S. soil. In 1989, when this killer suddenly appeared in chimpanzees in a scientific lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., there was no known cure. A heroic U.S. Army veterinarian (played by Golden Globe- and Emmy-award-winner Julianna Margulies, The G ood Wife, ER ) working with a secret military SWAT team put herself in mortal peril when she tried to head off the outbreak before it spread to the human population.

Batting for Rhinos – National Geographic in April 2019

Passionate conservationists Matt Wright ( Ou tba c k Wr a n g ler ) and Kevin Pietersen shine a light on the increasing decline in numbers of the Black Rhino and the hi-tech strategies being undertaken to protect these highly endangered animals in South Africa.

Science Fair – National Geographic

Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky”, and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, this follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – National Geographic in mid-2019

Drawing connections between exploration, adventure and food — with a dash of friendly competition – celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay embarks on anthropology-through-cuisine expeditions to unearth the most incredible people, places, and flavours the world has to offer.

Awards Shows

  • 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – FOX8
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards – FOX8
  • 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Foxtel ARTS
  • EE BAFTA Awards – UKTV
  • 2019 Brit Awards – UKTV
  • 2019 Tony Awards – Foxtel Arts
  • MTV Movie Awards – MTV


1000 Greatest Songs Of All Time – MAX over the Easter Long Weekend

The countdown is on! MAX’s most popular and iconic countdown of the 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time. MAX is the destination for music greats and their great music but what particular song is the ‘greatest’? Viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite song of all time,

culminating in a huge countdown. All will be revealed when MAX provides the soundtrack for your Easter celebrations with the annual Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Mother’s Day On Smooth

Spend Mother’s Day with Foxtel Smooth as our host counts down their favourite songs and gives viewers an insight to what they love about their mum/ being a mum.

MTV Unplugged Melbourne – MTV

This series of special televised events showcases some of the best Australian talent on a world stage. In 2018, Gang of Youths, Amy Shark and DMA’S took the stage. The artists for 2019 will be announced soon.

Foxtel Movies

Foxtel Movies is the place to be in 2019 for the biggest, latest titles from major studios, with an unrivalled movie offering of over 1000 premium On Demand titles available to stream on Fox Flicks (iQ3 and iQ4 boxes), Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now, plus 24 hour a day content across Foxtel’s 10 linear movie channels including Premiere, Romance, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Greats, Masterpiece, Disney, Family, and More Movies. Special movie events include the Aussies i n F il m Pop Up for Australia Day celebrating our most talented Aussies, and the annual Oscars Pop Up channel for the most celebrated, award winning titles in movie history.


Crash the Bash – from Saturday, January 12 from 7:00am on Nickelodeon

The Logie-nominated series, Cr a sh the Bash , is back for a third season this summer! A cricket show, not about cricket … kinda… Cr a sh the Bash is about what happens between the balls, around the overs, in the stands and behind the scenes of the BBL and WBBL. Join legendary cricketer and Crash the Bash survivor, Lee Carseldine as he bowls his way around the heaving cricket stadiums of Australia with friends, gate-crashing the Big Bash party. This season is going to be EPIC! With silly sketches, fake ads, pranks, and international cricket stars behaving like you’ve never seen before.

Ready Set Dance – from Monday January 14 daily at 10:00am on Nick Jr

Ready? Set? Dance! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to move with the brand-new series locally produced by Nickelodeon. This up-tempo, participatory program is created for pre- schoolers, encouraging them to move along to the music while building confidence, co-ordination and creativity as they watch and jive along with two animated hosts, Twirl and Freeze. READY SET DANCE has a curriculum of kinesthetics, gross motor skills and problem solving – getting the whole world moving one preschooler at a time.

All-star Sky News line-up is back in 2019

From Monday, January 28 your favourite Sky News programs are back for a big year ahead delivering exclusive news, insights, and commentary as the nation prepares for its next Federal election.

Join the agenda-setting duo, Kieran Gilbert and Laura Jayes, on First Edition from 5am AEDT for unrivalled national affairs coverage first, followed by AM Agenda at 8:30am.

The marquee political news program, SPEERS , hosted by Political Editor David Speers, is on at 4pm LIVE from the new Canberra bureau.

Australia’s most sought-out political commentator Peta Credlin is back hosting C r edl i n weeknights LIVE at 6pm.

Andrew Bolt anchors The Bolt Report weeknights at 7pm, providing viewers with his perspective on national affairs.

On Tuesdays, two of Australia’s most prominent and influential commentators, Alan Jones and Peta Credlin, bring viewers powerful analysis, lively discussion, and guests from across the political spectrum at 8pm on Jones & Co .

Then, the most passionate man on Australian television, Paul Murray is back at 9pm on Paul Murray LIVE , from Sunday to Thursday, on Foxtel Channel 103 and 600.

Election 2019 on Sky News

Sky News will deliver the most comprehensive multi-channel and multi-platform LIVE coverage and analysis of the 2019 Federal Election.

The award-winning Sky News political team, led by political editor David Speers, will deliver must-see political news coverage, commentary, and analysis from the best line-up of political insiders and expert commentators.


2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

FOX FOOTY and FOX SPORTS will broadcast every match of every round LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks during play of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, which kicks off on Thursday, March 21, 2019 when Carlton host Richmond at the MCG. And to get you in tune for the season proper, catch all of the pre-season action on FOX FOOTY with all 18 matches of the 2019 JLT Community Series LIVE from February 28 with no ad-breaks during play.

2019 NRL Telstra Premiership

The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership kicks off on Thursday, March 14, 2019 when the Melbourne Storm meet the Brisbane Broncos and you can catch all the LIVE action on FOX LEAGUE. FOX LEAGUE will broadcast every game of every round of 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership LIVE in HD and with no ad-breaks during play. In additional to live coverage, FOX LEAGUE features a range of programming across the week, making it the must-see destination for league fans.

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship – FOX SPORTS 506

FOX SPORTS will broadcast every practice, qualifying session, and race of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship LIVE and ad-break free, commencing with the Adelaide 500 from February 28 to March 3. The 2019 championship will include 15 events with the schedule featuring a number of changes, including Perth hosting the SuperNight format while the Supercheap Bathurst 1000 on October 10 to 13 becomes the first of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup events. The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 remains the season finale on November 22-24.

2019 FIA Formula One World Championship – FOX SPORTS 506

Every race of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship will be LIVE in HD with no ad- breaks during racing on FOX SPORTS. The 2019 season revs into action with the Rolex Australian Grand Prix from Melbourne’s Albert Park from March 14 to 17 with intense interest in the race as teams unveil new cars and driver line-ups. All eyes will also be on Aussie Daniel Ricciardo who will turn out for the Renault works team in 2019 as he tries to put behind him a frustrating 2018 season with Red Bull Racing. FOX SPORTS coverage also includes live coverage of practice rounds and qualifying for each race.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – FOX CRICKET 501

FOX CRICKET will be the place to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup when the best one-day international cricket teams in the world descend on England and Wales for this prestigious tournament. The ICC World Cup will be played across 46 days from May 31 to July 15 with number one ranked England and South Africa to open proceedings at The Oval, London, on May 31. Australia are defending champions after winning the tournament in 2015, but patchy form of late has seen the Aussies’ world ranking slip to sixth. The Australian team will play matches against Afghanistan, the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, and South Africa. Each team will play each other once in a single-league format with the top four sides progressing to the semi-finals.

Note: All times are in AEDT