UAE TV guide highlights

Best movies, shows and sport from May 23 to 29

Television, Time In
Wed 23

Adventure Wanted
Renowned adventurer Joby Ogwyn takes us to the most action-packed corners of the globe. In this episode he visits old cowboy territory to experience a rodeo.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure HD

World’s Weirdest
Documenting the wackiest animals on the planet. Tonight, we brush feathers with the freakiest birds in the sky.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild

Starsky & Hutch
Spoof remake of the ’70s TV series. Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of a police snitch.
6pm, MBC 2

Thick as Thieves
Crime drama starring Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas, about a veteran crook who is deep in debt.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

Mad Love
US sitcom based on four thirtysomethings looking for love in New York City. Starring Jason Biggs.
7pm, OSN Comedy

C.S.I.
The team sets out to track down a paedophile suspected of murdering an FBI agent’s wife and kidnapping his children.
8pm, OSN First HD

UFC – The Ultimate Fighter
Tune into season 15 of this reality-style MMA competition, in which one contender will be eliminated each week.
6pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

State of Origin
Australia’s number one rugby league comp in which two states, NSW and Queensland, face off in three separate matches.
8pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Wicker Park
Psychological drama starring Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger.
8pm, Fox Movies


Thu 24

Asia’s Deadliest Snakes
Venom doctor Bryan Fry travels from India to Indonesia to come face to face with some of the most dangerous snakes in Asia.
6pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Nightmare Next Door
The small-town murders that rocked America. Neighbours are stunned when Susan Schumake’s body is discovered.
11pm, Discovery ID

Whatever Works
Comedy with Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood. An eccentric New Yorker abandons his comfortable lifestyle in favour of a more bohemian existence.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

The Rebound
A New York single mother (Catherine Zeta-Jones) catches the eye of a younger man.
8pm, MBC 2

Scandal
Political thriller about a law firm representing the public’s elite. When a commercial plane crashes, taking the lives of all on board, Olivia Pope and her team defend the pilot.
8pm, OSN First HD

Family Guy (Editor’s pick)
To help calm his nerves during a storm, Brian consumes some questionable substances and has trouble functioning as normal.
11pm, OSN Comedy

UAE National Race Day Series
Catch the action from the UAE’s motor-racing championships from Dubai Autodrome, including four series: the UAE Touring Car Championship, UAE GT Championship, Gulf Sport Radical Cup and Sportbike Championship.
7pm, OSN Sports 4

Dragrace High
Students of two California high schools compete in a car-building contest.
10.40pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Fri 25

Triumph of Life
This series explains the war between predators and their prey, and the strategies they employ.
12.05pm, Nat Geo Wild

Culinary Asia
Exploring the varying cuisines of Asia. In this episode, discover how Japan defines its contemporary cuisine through ingenious recreations and reinventions.
2pm, Travel Channel

Bubble Boy
Comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Born without an immune system and having lived all his life in a plastic bubble, Jimmy builds a portable suit to venture into the outside world.
3pm, OSN Movies Comedy

A Lot Like Love
A couple discovers what happens when romance ruins a good friendship. Comedy with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

How I Met Your Mother
The gang interferes when Ted goes on a date without researching the girl on the Internet beforehand.
1pm, OSN Comedy +2

Mike and Molly
US sitcom about an overweight couple living in Chicago and trying to lose weight.
6pm, MBC 4

Live NRL Premiership
All the hard-hitting rugby league action straight from Down Under, as the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Canberra Raiders.
1.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Live International Test Cricket
Catch all the cricket straight from the pitch at the first day of the second test between England and the West Indies on England’s most famous pitches.
2pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Sat 26

Safari Vet School
A group of vet students travel to Africa to undertake vital wildlife training. The students check out 100 dogs in a village, and chief vet Will has an emergency on his hands.
3.10pm, Animal Planet

Mystery of the Wolf
By tracking two wolves, biologists try to reveal their true nature in Italy’s Pollino National Park.
7pm, Nat Geo Wild

King Kong
A movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter a giant gorilla.
5pm, MBC 2

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Francis Ford Coppola’s classic vampire tale starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves.
8.45pm, OSN Action HD

Glee
Graduation is finally here, as McKinley High’s class of 2012 looks to the past and present while contemplating the future.
Noon, OSN First HD

Pan Am
Airline drama set in the ’60s and starring Christina Ricci. A passenger suffering a heart attack en route to Caracas forces an emergency landing in hail-stricken Haiti, where the conditions are anything but desirable.
4pm, OSN First HD

Live AFL Premiership
Aussie rules football action all the way from Down Under, as the Adelaide Crows take on Melbourne’s Collingwood Cats.
1.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Live International Test Cricket
England face off with the West Indies in the second day of the second test. Who will take the most wickets?
2pm, OSN Sports 1 HD


Sun 27

Snake Wranglers An expedition to hunt for new species of snakes.
6.30pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Departures
Friends Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique experiences.
9pm, Nat Geo Adventure

The Secret of my Success
Eighties comedy starring Michael J Fox. A mailroom clerk impersonates an executive to get ahead at work, but finds himself juggling two identities.
7pm, OSN Movies Comedy

The Answer Man
Comedy drama with Jeff Daniels.
8pm, OSN Cinema

Hawaii Five-O
Cop drama set in Honolulu. Jenna Kaye seeks McGarrett’s help in delivering a ransom to rescue her fiancé.
7.05pm, MBC Action

Bones
Forensic crime series starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.
9pm, OSN First HD

Live Pro12 Celtic League
Featuring the best football club sides from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy.
7pm, OSN Sports 4

Gumball 3000: London to New York
The world-famous car rally.
8.50pm, Extreme Sports Channel


Mon 28

Dogs 101: Specials
Tonight: grooming. Learn everything you need to know about different coat textures and lengths.
6.25pm, Animal Planet

Ancient Aliens
A series exploring the stories of supposed ancient extraterrestrial lairs.
8pm, History Channel

The Siege
With Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis. Martial law is declared when terrorists attack New York City.
8pm, OSN Movies Action

Flyboys
The story of the volunteer fighter pilots who fought in World War I.
9pm, Star Movies HD

The Tudors
Period drama starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
7pm, MBC 4

Justified
A US marshal is reassigned to a job in his poor, rural home town in the coal mining area of eastern Kentucky.
9pm, OSN First HD

City Centre Races
Coverage of the gruelling half-marathon series taking place in the UK’s best known cities.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 2

UFC – Dos Santos vs Mir
Highlights of the Las Vegas MMA fight.
9pm, OSN Sports 4


Tue 29

Diplomats for the Damned (Editor’s pick)
The diplomats who protected potential victims of the Nazis.
7pm, History Channel

Planet Food
Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the famous Côte D’Azur in France.
9pm, Travel Channel

Up in the Air
A corporate downsizing expert and frequent flyer (George Clooney) realises he is developing real feelings for a fellow traveller.
6pm, MBC 2

Gridlock’d
Comedy starring Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur.
9pm, OSN Action HD

Surface
Sci-fi drama about odd occurrences in the ocean. As a massive tsunami heads for the coast, Laura must save Rich.
7pm, OSN First HD

Royal Pains
A suspended surgeon has a chance to redeem himself as a small-town physician.
9pm, OSN First HD

PGA European Tour Highlights
Golfing highlights from the latest leg of the European PGA Tour.
6.30pm, OSN Sports 2

WWE Experience
All the top global wrestling action.
8pm, OSN Sports 4

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