Movies, sport, documentaries and more television highlights
Time Out Dubai staff
Short History of Convict Australia 10pm, Travel Channel In 1787, prisoners left from Portsmouth in the UK and travelled 24,000km to Botany Bay in Australia. This show tells us more about their journey.
Royal Inquest 11.30pm, Investigation Discovery Lord Mountbatten’s boat is bombed; the forensic team get on the case.
The Rock 7pm, MBC Action Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris star in this thriller, where a rogue general threatens to get nasty with biological weapons.
School for Scoundrels 8pm, MBC Max An American nerd finds his teacher getting in the way of him chasing the girl of his dreams.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 8pm, OSN Comedy +2 Hollywood stars are grilled by the US comedian in this humorous talk show.
American Idol 9pm, America Plus Catch the new season of this TV talent show, as new hosts Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez whittle down the hopefuls in their search for a new pop star.
Spirit of a Champion: Roger Federer 1.30pm, Showsports 2 Meet the 29-year-old Swiss tennis champion: a composed and charming man who has picked up a record number of trophies during his glittering career.
Cowboys 4.05pm, Outdoor Channel On today’s show, the team plays with some amazing 19th century guns.
Flavours of Peru 7.30pm, Travel Channel It’s not a bad life for the Flavours of Peru crew. This week they spend a week on the beach in Pucusana and cook up some ceviche, the traditional (and delicious) raw fish dish.
Man in the Chair 6.30pm, Cinema City An award-winning indie film: love and rebellion entwine in a life-changing relationship between a grumpy man and a troubled teen.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 10pm, MBC Max Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley are back on the high seas. This time, Captain Jack Sparrow helps to fight dead pirates.
Project Runway 2pm, MBC 4 Tonight, speed-skating legend and Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohno is a guest on the show.
Big Love 10pm, Showseries The season four premiere of this family drama kicks off with the Hendricksons planning their Indian reservation casino.
Champions Tour 9.30pm, Fox Sports Watch the finest players in golf, with event coverage from the Champions Tour as players compete for the Charles Schwab Cup.
Monkey Thieves 10pm, Nat Geo Wild The monkeys have gone mad attacking people, so a professional monkey catcher has been called in to help.
LA Ink 12.45am, Discovery Channel The tattoo artists work on a design for rapper The Game.
No Country for Old Men 4pm, Showmovies Action A Coen brothers classic. A hunter stumbles on $2 million in cash and tries to keep it for himself, but a hitman is sent to track him down.
Fantastic Mr Fox 6pm, OSN Movies George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray give voice to Roald Dahl’s novel in an enjoyable Pixar family animation.
The Colbert Report 7pm, OSN Comedy +2 A satirical look at all the latest happenings in US politics.
South Park Midnight, OSN Comedy Expect shocking subject matter, delivered hilariously, as the South Park gang get up to more mischief.
Total Rugby 11.30pm, Showsports 3 Updates from the world of rugby union, including match highlights from across the globe.
Predator vs Prey 6.10pm, Discovery HD Showcase Learn more about grizzly bears and elks with Dave Salmoni in Yellowstone National Park.
The Lion Ranger 9pm, Nat Geo Wild Kevin tries his best to keep the lions and hyenas happy, but there are money troubles at the park.
Fearless 8pm, MBC 2 Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, played by Jet Li, tries to restore China’s pride.
Inglourious Basterds 9pm, Showmovies Tarantino gets to rewrite history in this terrific second world war action flick, starring Brad Pitt, Christophe Waltz and Diane Kruger.
Entourage 9pm, OSN Comedy Vince and crew are back on the small screen. Tonight he meets film star Sasha Grey.
Himalaya with Michael Palin 10pm, BBC Entertainment Palin takes us to one of the most politically controversial areas in the world: China’s rule in Tibet.
Live Super League 11pm, Showsports 3 Will UK team Leeds retain their Super League crown? Watch 13 rugby teams battle for the trophy.
Nostradamus Effect 8.30pm, History We’ve been scared of his theory for years: is the end of the world approaching?
Prehistoric Hunters 5pm, Nat Geo Wild One prehistoric bear in North America weighed more than a tonne. The team investigate what he ate.
Sugar 7pm, Showmovies +2 A Dominican baseball player tries to make it big in the American league to support his family.
Adventures of Power 9pm, Showmovies Comedy A young man is on his way to becoming the world’s greatest air-drummer and making something out of nothing.
The View 6.10pm, MBC Action The women chat about the highlights and headlines of the day.
My Generation 10pm, America Plus Flashbacks continue as the group of friends reminisce about their high-school years.
Live Welsh Open Snooker 11pm, Showsports 3 Newport in Wales is the location for the next bout of snooker.
Roll With It 9pm, Outdoor Channel This mohawk-sporting painter customises trucks with flames.
World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides 11pm, Travel Channel On the amazing 2,500-mile journey along Route 66, the bikers get to travel through California, Arizona and New Mexico.
Phoebe in Wonderland 6pm, Cinema City Heartwarming story in which a nine-year-old girl with Tourette’s loosens up after taking part in a school production.
You Don’t Know Jack 7.45pm, OSN Movies HD Al Pacino plays the role of Jack Kevorkian, a renowned physician who assists suicide.
Private Practice 9pm, Showseries Old Seattle Grace doc Addison Montgomery carries on with life in sunny California with her former med-school friends.
Lie to Me 10pm, America Plus As the season draws to an end, psychologist Dr Cal Lightman cracks down on more liars.
National Hockey League 11pm, Fox HD Tune in to more fast and ferocious ice-hockey action.
Wild Freaks 9pm, National Geo Wild Find out fascinating facts about jellyfish, one of the least understood species in the world.
Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish 11pm, Investigation Discovery The US angler gets closer to finding his largest fish.
Lucky Number Slevin 10pm, MBC 2 Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis and Lucy Liu team up in this film of mistaken identity, where Slevin finds himself in the middle of a mob war.
An Education 10pm, Super Movies A young girl in ’60s London finds herself in a dilemma when she gets involved with a man twice her age.
Community 8.30pm, OSN Comedy Join the misfits at Greendale Community College, where Jeff has resorted to living in his car, and Pierce joins Vaughn’s band.
The Event 10pm, America Plus Sci-fi and politics entwine as season one of the alien show unfolds.
V8 Supercar Series Highlights 11pm, Showsports 4 The best bits from the Aussie motorsport series (the first race took place in Abu Dhabi this week).