TV highlights in the UAE

See the London 2012 closing ceremony and catch up with Family Guy

Television, Time In
Wed 8

Giuliana & Bill
This week, the celebrity Rancic couple have trouble deciding where to open Mama DePandi’s Italian restaurant.
5.55pm, E!

Forensic Detectives
Examines the history of the Texas Rangers, formed in the 1830s to protect US settlers.
6pm, Discovery ID

The Mentalist
A psychic assists an investigation bureau. Jane and the rest of the team focus on the murder of a convict who was released on DNA evidence.
7.15pm, MBC Action HD

Ladder 49
Firefighter drama starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix.
10am, OSN Movies Action

Live Olympic Athletics
Catch all the on-field action from London 2012, including the women’s 400m hurdles and 200m finals, and the men’s 110m hurdles final.
9pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Thu 9

Bondi Rescue
Series following Aussie lifeguards. A man stops breathing after going for a swim.
6pm, Nat Geo Adventure

The mystery of one of history’s most famous assassins, John Wilkes Booth, who escaped after murdering President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
8pm, History

Pretty Little Liars
Four girls band together while investigating the murder of their best friend.
6.45pm, MBC 4

Groundhog Day
Comedy with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.
6pm, MBC Max HD

Live Olympic Women’s Basketball
Coverage of the women’s first basketball semi-final.
7.50pm, OSN Sports 3

Fri 10

My Kitchen Rules
Contestants compete in teams of two, transforming their homes into an instant restaurant for one night. Who will buckle under the pressure?
6.15pm, Star World HD

Around the World for Free
A man travels the world with no money.
2am, Nat Geo Adventure

How I Met Your Mother
Comedy. When Robin breaks up with Kevin, Ted confesses his feelings. Meanwhile, Barney tries to find something private of Marshall and Lily’s.
1pm, OSN Comedy +2

The Edge of Love
Biopic about two women who form a friendship. Starring Keira Knightley.
9pm, OSN Premiere

Live Olympic Women’s Hockey
The final of the women’s hockey tournament. Can the Netherlands defend their 2008 Olympic title and retain the gold medal?
10.50pm, OSN Sports 3

Sat 11

Come Dine with Me
Amateur UK chefs wow each other with their culinary skills.
6.10pm, BBC Lifestyle

My Life is a Zoo
Follows the lives of American zoo owners Bud and Carrie. The zoo’s largest new arrival, Wallace the hippo, is on his way from Jakarta.
3pm, Nat Geo Wild

Family Guy
Animated US sitcom following the day-to-day life of a quirky Rhode Island family.
Midnight, FX

Thriller starring Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Bill Pullman. A married couple invite a doctor to lodge with them, but he begins to behave strangely.
9pm, Star Movies HD

Live Olympic Men’s Football
The gold-medal match kicks off this evening.
5.50pm, OSN Olympic Games 1 H

Sun 12

Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Get the latest on the world’s most well-known celebrity family: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and mum Kris.
9.25pm, E!

Bad Dog
Meet some of the most mischievous pets on the planet, from a dog that eats the rug out from under you to a pet ant eater that will steal your heart.
6.25pm, Animal Planet

The Simpsons
Bart sneaks away from a field trip to a box factory and stumbles into a walk-on role on The Krusty the Clown Show.
11am, OSN Comedy +2

The Whole Nine Yards
Crime comedy starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry.
3pm, Fox Movies

Olympics Closing Ceremony
The 2012 Games draws to a close.
10.20pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Mon 13

Border Security
Behind the scenes at Aussie customs. A passenger is red-flagged.
3.10pm, Discovery

Planet Carnivore
In Ngorongoro, lioness Malkia and her pride struggle as they endure failed attacks, rivalry and unexpected invaders.
11pm, Nat Geo Wild HD

Ross’s new girlfriend seems perfect, until he sees her messy apartment.
7.30pm, OSN Comedy +2

Road-trip movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Six people travel the country and compete in karaoke competitions for fame and some extra cash.
8pm, Fox Movies

Live NRL Premiership
The Knights take on the Sharks in this Aussie rugby league competition.
1pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

Tue 14

Big Rich Texas
Series about a group of Texan socialites. Terry’s recent arrival ends up costing Leslie, while Whitney’s behaviour puts her safety in jeopardy.
9.20pm, Style Network

Travel Madness
Journalist Grub Smith must face odd challenges in Papua New Guinea.
8pm, Nat Geo Adventure

Criminal Minds
US police procedural drama. Tonight, the team investigates a series of murders in Modesto, California, that appear to be connected to one killer.
6pm, Star World HD

Joe Dirt
Goofball comedy. David Spade plays a janitor at an LA radio station.
2am, OSN Movies HD

Olympic Men’s Tennis Singles
See the repeat of the men’s tennis final, with Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
8pm, OSN Sports 1 HD

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