TV highlights

Our pick of the best TV in the UAE this week

Smallville
Smallville
Australian Safari
Australian Safari
Underworld
Underworld
River Monsters
River Monsters
ICC Cricket World
ICC Cricket World
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
BMX Megatour
BMX Megatour
Asia-Pacific Ironman Championship
Asia-Pacific Ironman Championship
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Scottish FA Cup
Scottish FA Cup
Swamp Men
Swamp Men
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Zombieland
Zombieland
Food Tripper
Food Tripper
NCIS LA
NCIS LA
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Prime/Time Boxing
Prime/Time Boxing
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
I’ll Do Anything
I’ll Do Anything
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Thu 3

Shark Men
7pm, National Geo Wild
Meet the men who hunt and capture great white sharks.

Real Emergency Calls
9.30pm, Investigation Discovery
These teens are way out of their depth, as a boating trip goes wrong. Luckily they manage to contact the emergency services.

The Constant Gardener
Noon, MBC 2
The Oscar-winning story about a widower who travels to Africa to uncover the mystery of his murdered wife.

National Treasure
3.45pm, OSN Movies
Action-adventure man Nicolas Cage tries to explore the secrets of a much-fabled American treasure.

Smallville
3pm, OSN Series
The young Superman continues his journey to becoming Earth’s ultimate saviour in this popular, long-running teen drama series.

Bones
8pm, Showseries
The team is put on lockdown by the government and must solve the mystery of a murdered agent.

Australian Safari
Noon, Showsports 1
All the sports from Down Under, with a twist: it’s all in HD.


Fri 4

Scrappy Races
1.55pm, Discovery Science
Four teams use old junk to convert their cars in to racing machines that will conquer plenty of challenging terrain.

Miami Ink
3.10pm, Discovery Channel
The tattoo team take on hip-hop star Lloyd Banks, but the pressure is on to give him exactly the design he wants.

Underworld
Noon, MBC 2
Kate Beckinsale stars in this action thriller, exploring the war between vampires and lycans, aka werewolves.

The Faculty
8pm, Showmovies Action
When alien bodysnatchers start to control a school, the remaining humans must find a way to save mankind. Expect plenty of low-rent scares in this teen horror flick.

Just Shoot Me!
10.40am, MBC 4
George Segal and David Spade star in this witty comedy about fictional fashion magazine Blush and its dysfunctional staff.

ER
9pm, America Plus
This medical show has scooped more Emmy nominations than any other series. No wonder it proves so popular – we’d argue it’s the best medical drama ever written.

Prime/Time Boxing
6pm, Fox Sports
An exciting array of boxing title fights are on the cards tonight. Check the online schedule at www.osnetwork.com for the latest updates on the contenders taking to the ring.


Sat 5

How the Earth Was Made
6.50pm, History
Everest may be the tallest peak in the world, but it’s also home to millions of fascinating fossils.

Wet and Wild

7pm, Nat Geo Wild
Aquatic expert Mark Addison teaches us about the tiger shark, one of the world’s fiercest man-eating predators.

The Italian Job
4pm, Showmovies Action
Michael Caine utters his most famous line in the original classic heist movie.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
7pm, Showmovies
Based on the popular video-game series, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this action-packed film as a prince who can manipulate time.

Hellcats
5.10pm, MBC 4
American comedy drama about a group of cheerleaders trying to achieve their goals. Warning: expect cheesy lines and diva attitudes.

The Simpsons
6pm, Fox Series
Tune in to the famous yellow family tonight and see if you can spot how many eyelashes Maggie and Marge have.

ICC Cricket World
5.30pm, Showsports 2
A must for cricket fans: tune in tonight for all the latest results, fixtures and news from around the world.


Sun 6

Mighty Ships
9.30pm, Discovery HD Showcase
The world’s largest ship goes on its maiden voyage with more than 5,000 passengers. Let’s hope it doesn’t do a Titanic.

Food Tripper
10pm, Travel Channel
Enjoy a taste-bud tour of Miami, stopping at Danny DeVito’s restaurant along the way.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
10am, Showmovies Action
Angelina Jolie plays a treasure hunter searching for powerful ancient objects.

Black Knight

4pm, MBC 2
Comic Martin Lawrence plays a museum employee who, after a blow to the head, wakes up in medieval England.

Billable Hours
8pm, OSN Comedy
Robin pretends to be an alcoholic so she can go to an AA meeting and practise her networking.

Criminal Minds
10pm, America Plus
The team hits the road to try to stop a young couple who’ve just gone on an interstate murder spree.

I’ll Do Anything
7.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel
A sporting quiz show where contestants take it to the limit to win cash prizes.


Mon 7

Nextworld
4.05pm, Discovery Science
Exploring the transport of the future, including stackable cars.

River Monsters
10pm, Discovery Channel
It’s off to Thailand to encounter some of the most deadly river fish in the world, such as the giant freshwater stingray.

Gone in 60 Seconds
Noon, Showmovies Action
A retired car thief must steal 50 cars in one night in order to save his brother’s life.

Zombieland
9pm, Showmovies
Hilarious horror-comedy with Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson as an unlikely zombie-killing duo.

Nikita
6.10pm, MBC Action
A troubled young girl is saved by a secret organisation known as ‘the division’, who train her as an assassin.

CSI: Miami
8pm, Showseries
Kyle comes home from war and asks Horatio for help in solving a murder concerning an honour killing.

Scottish FA Cup
6pm, Showsports 2
Who will take the trophy from current champions Dundee United?


Tue 8

Swamp Men
1pm, Nat Geo Wild
They encounter alligators and crocodiles every day, but today one gets loose – prepare for panic.

Disappeared
5.20pm, Investigation Discovery
Tonight’s show investigates the case of 28-year-old Niqui, who vanished while doing her laundry. It later turns out her colleague has connections with another murder.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2pm, Showmovies Action
Ron Perlman and Selma Blair star as Hellboy and his team of freaks, who must save the world again.

Of Mice and Men
6pm, Cinema City
Adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel about two men working on a farm trying to achieve the American dream.

NCIS LA
10pm MBC 4
Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J star in the spin-off of the popular series, as undercover cops protecting America’s west coast.

The Drew Carey Show
5.30pm, OSN Comedy
Glimpse the life of an overweight office employee and his mentally deranged friends.

Asia-Pacific Ironman Championship
7.30pm, Showsports 2
One of the most brutal races in the world takes place in Phuket, Thailand this year.


Wed 9

Brainiac
7.50pm, Discovery Science
Is it possible to run through a wall of Sellotape? The Brainiac team finds out.

Inside Luxury Travel: Varun Sharma
11pm, Investigation Discovery
The team travels to Waikiki to stay in a 250 sq m mega-suite at Halekulani. Can it rival our bling hotels in Dubai?

School of Rock
11am, Showmovies Comedy
Jack Black plays a wannabe rock star who attempts to form a rock band of private schoolkids. Genius comedy.

Star Trek
2pm OSN Movies HD
The modern adaptation of the classic series sees a young James T Kirk begin his voyages with the Starship Enterprise.

The Colbert Report
5pm, OSN Comedy
Satirical comedy show that pokes fun at several of America’s best-known politically themed series.

Lie To Me
6pm, America Plus
Tim Roth is Dr Lightman, a criminal psychologist tasked with extracting information from even the toughest police suspects.

BMX Megatour
6.30pm, Extreme Sports Channel
Europe is the setting for this bike tour, which includes six teams and features top riders Steve Crandall and Micah Kranz.

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