TV highlights in the UAE

See Squid vs Whale documentary and catch up with The Simpsons

Television, Time In
Wed 27

Ultimate Journeys
The unique history, culture and cuisine of different destinations. After decades controlled by a strict communist regime, Shanghai has woken up to an exciting future.
7.40pm, Discovery HD Showcase

Squid vs Whale
The story of two marine greats: the whale and one of the largest squids in the world.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild

Gulliver’s Travels
Comedic take on the timeless tale.Jack Black stars as a shipwrecked mailroom clerk who discovers an island in the Bermuda Triangle where he’s the biggest occupant by some way.
7.45pm, OSN Movies HD +2

Dangerous Minds
Michelle Pfeiffer plays a teacher struggling to connect with her students.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Lie to Me
Detective drama Inspired by a real-life behavioural scientist who helps to uncover hidden truths.
6pm, Fox Series

Sons of Anarchy
Biker drama with Katey Sagal and Charlie Hunnam. Both the ATF and the Russians prove to be obstacles as the motorbike club looks to heal old wounds.
7pm, FX

International Rugby Union
Expect hard-hitting rugby union action as the world’s top teams go head to head. Tonight, New Zealand face off against Ireland.
8pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

UFC – Maynard vs Guida
Former lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard meets US fighter Clay Guida.
9pm, OSN Sports 4

Thu 28

Going Bush
Former Olympian Cathy Freeman and actress Deborah Mailman set out to explore their indigenous roots in the Aboriginal communities of Australia.
7pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Live Like an Animal
Assisted by a boat designer, wildlife buffs build three giant wasp nests in New York to showcase the insect’s architectural talents.
9pm, Nat Geo Wild

Baby Mama
Comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. A single businesswoman discovers she is infertile and hires a working-class surrogate to carry her baby.
8pm, MBC Max HD

Oscar-winning film by the Coen brothers, starring William H Macy and Frances McDormand, in which an inept blackmail goes wrong.
10pm, OSN Movies Festival

Superhero-style series based on the Superman comic. Lois finds Clark lifeless on the ground and removes the blue kryptonite dagger, leaving before he wakes up. Chloe continues to search for Oliver.
7pm, OSN First HD

Mad Men
As Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce tries to build its business in series five, Peggy is given new responsibility. Don and Harry indulge a client.
7.05pm, MBC 4

UAE National Race Day Series
Tune into this season review of the UAE’s motor-racing championships from Dubai Autodrome. It includes four series: UAE Touring Car Championship, UAE GT Championship, Gulf Sport Radical Cup and Sportbike Championship.
7pm, OSN Sports 4

International Rugby Union
The world’s top teams battle it out. Tonight, Argentina go head to head with France.
8.30pm, OSN Sports 3

An Oscar-nominated Spanish-language drama starring Javier Bardem.
midnight, OSN Cinema

Fri 29

America’s Lost Sub
The story of the Explorer, the world’s first cast-iron submarine. This show reveals the engineer who built it and the discovery of its wreck on a deserted island beach in Panama.
2pm, History Channel

Cheetah Kingdom

With the help of his team, cameraman Dave Houghton rescues, rehabilitates and releases cheetahs back into the African wild.
4.30pm, Animal Planet

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Rom-com with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. A journalist agrees to write an article about the things women do to drive men away.
1pm, MBC 2

The Way Back
Drama based on a true story, starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris. A group of WWII prisoners escape from a Siberian gulag.
8pm, OSN Cinema

Mean Girls-style drama with Kristen Chenoweth. Heather brings Sheryl Crow to perform at the annual church fundraiser, but it’s Gigi who steals the show.
Noon, OSN First HD

Family Guy
Animated comedy about the day-to-day lives of a dysfunctional family.
4.30pm, FX

Live NRL Premiership
Catch all the bruising rugby league action straight from Down Under as Australia’s best teams face off for the yearly title. Will the Cronulla Sharks take a bite out of the Brisbane Broncos?
1.30pm, OSN Sports 3

Live One-Day International Cricket
Who will rule the pitch in the first one-day Test between England and Australia?
1.45pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Sat 30

Tokyo Revealed
A one-hour special that goes behind the façade to explore some of Japan’s unique sightseeing attractions.
2pm, Travel Channel

Ancient Megastructures
The history behind some of the world’s oldest buildings. This episode takes a look at Istanbul’s church of Hagia Sophia to reveal its engineering secrets and the story of its construction.
7pm, Nat Geo HD

With Samuel L Jackson. A New York City police detective goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a local tycoon is brought to justice after a racially motivated murder.
2pm, MBC 2

The Devil Wears Prada
Comedy with Meryl Streep. A wannabe journalist scores a job as an assistant to a top magazine editor.
6pm, MBC 2 HD

Modern Family
Phil contemplates the worst after missing a call from the doctor. Meanwhile, Javier, Manny’s biological father, pays another visit, Mitchell wins an environmental law award and Gloria tutors Haley in Spanish.
1pm, OSN Comedy +2

The Office US
Andy goes to a fundraiser hosted by Angela’s husband and returns with 12 dogs. Dwight discovers a thing or two about auctions.
8pm, OSN Comedy

WWE Experience
All the latest wrestling action from Raw and Smackdown, including the best matches and interviews with the biggest superstars.
Noon, OSN Sports 4

Live PGA European Tour
Follow the day’s play from the PGA Tour, as the players tee off for round three of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
4.30pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

Sun 1

Border Security
Behind the scenes of Aussie customs headquarters.
6.20pm, Discovery

Ancient Aliens
In World War II, rumours spread that an aircraft had been built from extraterrestrial blueprints.
9pm, History

Creepy-crawly horror starring Jeff Daniels.
6pm, OSN Movies Action

Action drama with John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard and Denise Richards. A dealer goes into business with a stockbroker.
9pm, OSN Action HD

Two and a Half Men
Starring Ashton Kutcher. Walden’s mother visits, dropping a secret about him as well as leaving Alan smitten.
8pm, OSN Comedy

The Simpsons
Complications ensue when Flanders and Krabappel admit they’re secretly married.
9pm, OSN Comedy +2

Gumball 3000: 2010
Highlights from the world-famous car rally.
7.55pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Crusty Demons: No Borders
The daredevil motorcyclists head to New Zealand.
9.45pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Mon 2

Dogs 101
Tonight: dogs that are so ugly they’re cute, and the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.
7.20pm, Animal Planet

Going Ape
Docu-soap about the rehabilitation of apes who have been abandoned by the bush meat trade in Cameroon.
8.40pm, Animal Planet

Page Eight
MI5 cover-up thriller starring Rachel Weisz.
8pm, OSN Cinema

Drag Me to Hell
Spoof horror about a loan officer who incurs the wrath of a gypsy and is tormented.
9pm, OSN Action HD

Body of Proof
A medical examiner has a unique way of solving crimes.
7pm, OSN First HD

Legal drama starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J Adams as two lawyers who, between them, only have one degree.
8pm, OSN First HD

Trans World Sport
Popular weekly round-up of sports action around the globe.
6pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Ed’s Up
Canadian rockstar pilot Ed Robertson tries dangerous jobs.
7.25pm, Extreme Sports Channel

Tue 3

Opening Soon
A look at the logistics involved in opening up restaurants around the world. Tonight, Brian and Stacey get help from their friends to launch a restaurant in Colorado.
7pm, Travel Channel

Who on Earth did I Marry?
The double lives of spouses.
8.55pm, Discovery ID

Thriller with Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham. A naïve young man assumes a dead man’s identity and finds himself caught up in the underworld.
8pm, OSN Cinema

Mr Nobody
Supernatural drama starring Jared Leto.
8.45pm, OSN Premiere

White Collar
A white-collar criminal helps the police to track down other lawbreakers.
8pm, OSN First HD

2 Broke Girls
Two struggling waitresses try to come up with new ways to earn some cash.
9pm, OSN Comedy +2

Masters Football
The golden oldies of football take to the pitch.
6pm, OSN Sports 2 HD

Volvo Ocean Race Highlights
Leg nine of the yachting race and the Lorient Start.
9pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

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