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Thu 22

Gold Rush: Alaska
The miners’ futures are on the line at Porcupine Creek. After 80 days, they are now behind schedule and have run out of money.
6.50pm, Discovery Channel.

The X Factor US
Watch the final performances as the contestants compete for the US$5 million Sony recording contract.
9pm, OSN First HD.

An American in Paris
Gene Kelly is the American GI who stays in post-war Paris and falls for the charms of Leslie Caron.
6.30pm, TCM.

Nine Dead
A maniac locks nine strangers in a room and says he will kill one every 10 minutes until they learn what connects them.
8.15pm, OSN Cinema.

Friends with Benefits
Comedy show based on the recent movie. Sara asks Aaron to bid on her at a bachelorette auction.
6pm, OSN Comedy +2.

30 Rock
Jack appears before congress looking to win approval for the merger with Kabletown. With Tina Fey.
8pm, OSN Comedy.

Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour

From off-road to sprint dirt to drag boats, Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour covers a wide variety of racing.
6.30pm, Fox Sports HD.

Blood, Sweat And Gears
Featuring up-to-date motocross race action from across the UK, plus plenty of events.
7.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel.

Fri 23

Gourmet Farmer
Australia’s most feared restaurant critic, Matthew Evans, has given up his city life in favour of small-farm living in Tasmania.
12.45pm, Food Network.

Wicked Fit
With her no-nonsense attitude and brash personality, Katie Boyd trains pageant contenders at her growing boutique gym in Boston.
7.30pm, Style

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
A thirtysomething former child star (David Spade) hires a foster family to recreate the childhood he never had.
Noon, OSN CInema +2.

The Nightmare Before Christmas
In Tim Burton’s fantastic animated musical, Jack the Pumpkin King stumbles into Christmas Town, where he kidnaps Santa.
9pm, Star Movies HD.

Will and Grace
Grace falls for a greeting card writer, Scott Woolley tries to win Karen’s heart, and Will and Jack enjoy a night out dancing.
1.30pm, OSN Comedy

Two and a Half Men
Alan has trouble deciding if he should bring his younger girlfriend to Jake’s birthday party to meet his mum and his ex-wife. Rose tries to get her boyfriend to act more like Charlie.
3pm, OSN Comedy +2.

World Pool Masters
In its 15-year history, this competition has established itself as pool’s premier invitational tournament. The list of participants reads like a who’s who of the greats of the modern game.
2pm, OSN Sports 3.

Twenty20 Big Bash League
Watch the action as Sydney Thunder play Adelaide Strikers in this one-day cricket match.
8pm, OSN Sports 2.

Sat 24

Don’t Tell My Mother
Diego travels from the sun-kissed seaside to the snow-capped mountains of Beirut, meeting some surprising black-market dealers along the way.
5pm, Nat Geo Adventure.

Burying King Tut
A group of Egyptologists look into the burial of Tutankhamun, in the hope of discovering the story behind the pharaoh’s legend.
10.30pm, National Geographic Channel.

The Thirteenth Floor
Boffins create a perfect virtual reality version of ’30s LA, only to see the artificial and real worlds perilously linked when a murder takes place.
3pm, OSN Action HD.

The Men Who Stare at Goats
A reporter in Iraq meets a man claiming to be a former member of a US Army unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
9pm, OSN Premiere.

Raising Hope
Realising that his father had to give up his ambition of becoming a rock star to take care of his family, Jimmy gives Burt a chance to relive his dream.
7pm, OSN Comedy.

Breakout Kings
The team searches for an escaped criminal and believe he may return to the school where he worked – where his victims are still pupils.
8pm, OSN First HD.

World Team Tennis
Tune into all the on-court action as male and female professional tennis players compete in a team format for the WTT Championship.
2.30pm, Fox Sports HD.

US PGA Championship Official Film
Catch the best moments from this year’s US PGA Championship, all the way from Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
8.30pm, OSN Sports 2.

Sun 25

One-year-old puppy Annie once bit an infant. Her next challenge will be to face another child.
6.30pm, National Geographic Channel.

Love, Life & Prison
Sophie’s middle-class life of luxury is shattered when husband Ben is jailed following a fight.
8pm, Crime & Investigation.

A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey provides the voice for Dickens’ festive tale about a miser who takes a journey of self-redemption.
5pm, OSN Movies HD +2.

Up in the Air
George Clooney plays a corporate downsizer in this top comedy-drama.
8pm, OSN Movies Festival.

CSI Miami
The murderer of Horatio’s wife returns to take control of Miami, causing crime and chaos across the city.
6pm, OSN First +2.

How I Met Your Mother
Robin and Lily try to create the perfect drink in an attempt to diffuse an argument.
8pm, OSN Comedy.

Travel the world of action sports, from surfing the huge waves in Micronesia to freeskiing down gigantic mountains.
5am, OSN Sports 4.

Dragrace High
Students in the auto shop classes of two California high schools compete in a car-building contest.
8pm, Extreme Sports Channel.

Mon 26

Dirty Soap
Kelly visits her family in the Poconos and has an explosive run-in with her ex.
7.25pm, E! Channel.

Jessica McCord spent seven years fighting her ex-husband for custody of their kids, until she convinced her new husband to kill him.
8pm, Crime & Investigation.

John Q
An unfortunate father, whose insurance won’t cover his son’s heart transplant, takes the hospital’s emergency room hostage.
6pm, MBC 2.

Horror comedy with Woody Harrelson. Two men find a way to survive in a world run by zombies.
8.15pm, OSN Movies Action.

When Monica catches Ross and Rachel kissing, she thinks Rachel is trying to steal the spotlight.
7pm, OSN Comedy.

Traffic Light
Mike suggests the guys take a hunting trip, and Lisa wants to preserve Tommy’s childhood.
8.30pm, OSN Comedy.

Tread BMX

The best BMX action, including interviews with top BMX professionals, backyard jams and the biggest crashes ever.
6.45pm, Extreme Sports Channel.

PGA Tour
Event action from the world golf tour as players compete in the playoffs for the long-coveted FedEx Cup.
8pm, Fox Sports HD.

Tue 27

Tiger Man
Four tigers are ready to mate at Tiger Canyons in South Africa. Join JV as he gets a chance to see the tigress in labour.
7pm, Nat Geo Wild.

Adventures Abroad
This week, Jim and Ray have a ‘friendly’ competition in Africa.
8.40pm, Outdoor Channel.

Coach Carter
The story of the controversial high-school basketball coach who benched his team because of their poor academic record.
6.45pm, OSN Action HD.

The Town
Boston bank robber Doug MacRay falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage.
9pm, OSN Premiere.

Law & Order: Los Angeles
A bank robbery raises red flags for the detectives when a second robbery uses the same threat.
7pm, OSN First HD.

Grey’s Anatomy
Meredith tries to get Derek interested in a patient’s rare brain tumour.
8pm, OSN First.

FIM World Motocross
The championships kick off in style with some of the world’s hottest motocross stars.
7.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel.

See the world’s top parkour experts tackling buildings, walls and more.
9.15pm, Extreme Sports Channel.

Wed 28

E! News
Up-to-the-minute reports of the day’s top showbiz stories, with hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic.
6.55pm, E! Channel.

Dino Death Trap
Join Dr Jim Clark as he unearths the answers to dinosaur evolution.
7.30pm, National Geographic Channel.

A psychiatrist and former negotiator make multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her husband.
6pm, Star Movies HD.

A group of killers are dropped into the jungle of a distant world, where they must learn to survive.
8pm, OSN Movies HD.

Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice.
7.15pm, BBC Entertainment.

Once Upon a Time
Regina attempts to force Emma to leave Storybrooke and stay out of Henry’s life, while the chilling circumstances of how the Evil Queen released her curse is revealed.
8pm, OSN First HD.

NFL Replay
Replay from one of the top games of the week, cut down to 90 minutes of non-stop American football action.
7.30pm, Fox Sports HD.

Trans World Sport
Popular weekly round-up of sports action from around the globe.
9pm, OSN Sports 3.

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