Top TV this week

Kourtney and Kim take New York and more from April 18-24

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Wed 18

Meet the Amish
A rare insight into the lives of the Amish. Tonight, the Amish teenagers stay with a family in the Kent countryside. But how do they react when they discover the teens are into music and art?
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure HD

Tales of the Gun
A look at the development of the automatic pistol, which began 100 years ago.
9pm, History

Without a Paddle
Comedy starring Seth Green and Dax Shepard. When their friend dies, three men decide to fulfil their childhood promise by going on a camping expedition.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Pirate adventure starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz.
9pm, OSN Action HD

Ugly Betty
Betty goes to get her braces removed and is knocked out, causing her to dream about life without them.
6.40pm, Star World HD

Once Upon a Time
Modern fairytale-style drama featuring characters such as Snow White, Rumplestiltskin and Jiminy Cricket.
8pm, OSN First HD

Trans World Sport
Popular weekly round-up of sports action from around the globe.
7pm, OSN Sports 2

Taig Jumping the Tower
See behind the scenes as extreme inline skating champ Taig Khris attempts the world’s highest inline jump, dropping in from the Eiffel Tower.
8.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Kourtney and Kim Take New York
Kim K lands in Dubai with Kris and realises her marriage is on the rocks.
10.25pm, E!

Thu 19

Glutton for Punishment
Food adventurer Bob Blumer is off to the 13th annual Coconut Festival in Hawaii to see how much bark he can strip with his bare hands.
6pm, Travel Channel

Swamp Men
Everglades park director Brian Zepeda brings the area’s most notorious alligator to the compound to keep close tabs on the ageing reptile.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Blue Streak
Action comedy with Martin Lawrence and Luke Wilson. A jewel thief poses as a LAPD detective when he learns that the place he hid his loot has been turned into a police station.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Next Friday
To avoid the neighbourhood bully, Craig Jones (Ice Cube) decides to visit a family who have just won the lottery.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Detective comedy-drama. Shawn, Gus and Henry investigate a cold case when the body of Veronica Towne is found 20 years after she originally disappeared.
8pm, OSN First HD

The Big C
Starring Laura Linney and Oliver Platt. A surburban housewife begins to live life to the fullest following her cancer diagnosis.
11pm, OSN Comedy

Tune in as the competitors complete a 2.5-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon run in Bolton, near Manchester in the UK.
6pm, OSN Sports 2

On Sight
An edge-of-your-seat documentary inviting you to enter the adventurous world of rock climbing and ice climbing.
8.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Fri 20

Battle Against Rome
Relive the bloody Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9AD, when Germanic tribes initiated a devastating clash on the Romans, claiming the lives of 30,000 men.
2pm, History

Out of Egypt (Editor’s pick)
Why do we place value on relics? And why are they worshipped for generations?
5.15pm, Discovery Showcase HD

Kevin Bacon stars in this comedic horror, in which an isolated town must defend itself against gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that swim under the sand.
3pm, OSN Action HD

The Hurt Locker
Oscar-winning war drama starring Jeremy Renner. In the chaos of the Iraqi war, an elite army bomb-squad unit unites to protect itself.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

The Chicago Code
Chicago-based crime drama. Jarek and Caleb track a bank robber through the streets, but he’s dead by the time they catch up with him.
1pm, OSN First HD

New Girl
Quirky comedy starring Zooey Deschanel. Jess asks the guys for relationship advice.
7pm, OSN Comedy

Live International Rugby League
Two of the biggest competitors in rugby league go head to head in a gruelling match. Today, the game is on between Australia and New Zealand.
12.30pm, OSN Sports 2

Live Super Rugby
Southern hemisphere rugby-league competition. Tonight, Reds versus Stormers.
1.35pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Sat 21

Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention
An educational spin-off of the Academy Award-winning Aardman animation, exploring some of the world’s most incredible transportation inventions.
1.40pm, Discovery Science

Love, Life & Prison
Series examining the relationships of those separated by bars. Can life ever return to normal when the inmates are released?
6pm, Crime & Investigation

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Romantic comedy with Isla Fisher. A college graduate with a shopping addiction lands a job as a financial journalist.
12.45pm, Star Movies HD

The Alphabet Killer
Thriller inspired by the grim true-life exploits of an alphabet-obsessed New York serial killer, who targeted the city in the ’70s.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

Modern Family
During an intense basketball game, Luke and Manny’s coach quits, which leads to Jay and Phil stepping in to help out.
2pm, Fox

2 Broke Girls
Two hard-up twentysomething friends start a cupcake business in Brooklyn, New York. Tonight, Caroline volunteers to put Earl’s tax return in the mail, but gets sidetracked.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy

Live Snooker World Championship
Staged at the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield in the UK. Watch the world’s best snooker players rack up the triangle to take the world title.
1pm, OSN Sports 2

Cowboy U
Professional US cowboys Rocco Wachman and Judd Leffew attempt to introduce a fresh batch of city dwellers to the country lifestyle.
4.05pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Sun 22

Cake Boss
Buddy makes a giant cheeseburger cake in honour of National Hamburger Month.
6.20pm, Discovery

Meet the Natives
The group experiences upper-class ways of life, from eating fast food to living in a castle.
8pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Old Dogs
Comedy with John Travolta and Robin Williams. Two friends are placed in the care of seven-year-old twins.
7.30pm, Star Movies HD

Cemetery Junction
Ricky Gervais and Ralph Fiennes star in this British comedy-drama set in the ’70s.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Cougar Town
Jules (Courtney Cox) consoles Travis after his first break-up, but learns an unwelcome truth about herself in the process.
6pm, Star World HD

Two and a Half Men
Walden (Ashton Kutcher) tries to get his ex-wife Bridget back, with the help of Alan.
8pm, OSN Comedy

Man’s Work
Layabout Ashley Harris takes on dangerous jobs to turn himself into a real man.
6.35pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Documenting the landscapes and lifestyles that define climbing.
8.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Mon 23

Dogs 101
Find out which canine breed can sense avalanches, and whether dogs can smell with their ears.
6.25pm, Animal Planet

Mummy Forensics
Find out the secrets of the screaming Peruvian man, whose mummified remains lie in a British museum.
8pm, History

The River
A farming family battles severe storms and a bank threatening to reposses their farm. Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek star.
8pm, OSN Movies Festival

Laurence Fishburne leads this gritty flick set in the black community of ’30s Harlem.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Royal Pains
Hamptons-based medical comedy. A suspended NYC doctor becomes the go-to man for the rich and famous.
7pm, OSN First HD

Desperate Housewives
Gaby looks for a well-paying job to maintain her lifestyle.
9pm, OSN First

BMX Megatour
Six teams dash across Europe on a BMX tour, with pro riders.
6.10pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Superstars USA
World-class athletic competitors pair up with celebrities in this challenging show.
8.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Tue 24

Man, Woman, Wild
Watch the adventurous pursuits of Special Forces survival expert Mykel Hawke and his wife, journalist Ruth England.
6pm, Discovery Showcase HD

A district attorney is found dead on his sofa.
9pm, Crime & Investigation

Strength and Honour
An Irish man who has turned his back on violence must reclaim his skills as a boxer for the sake of his family.
6pm, OSN Movies HD +2

Fools Rush In
Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry star in this chance-meeting comedy.
9pm, OSN Movies Comedy

Dirty Sexy Money
Drama about a lawyer to NYC’s wealthiest family.
6.40pm, Star World HD

No Ordinary Family
Sci-fi drama about a family who discover they have special super powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon jungle.
8.40pm, Star World HD

Best of the Streets
An insiders’ guide to New York’s skate scene.
7pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Ticket To Ride 2009/2010
The world’s finest boarders compete to ride at snowboard events.
8.15pm, Extreme Sports Channel

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