Your guide to what’s on free- to- air TV this week
SBS, Friday, 6pm If you can ignore the annoyingly posh utterings of the female voice busily narrating this series ( and the twee music), Raymond Blanc’s lovable French accent and happy demeanour will win you over. Featuring lots of close- up shots of rather delicious fruits, vegetables and meats being crafted into something delicious- looking, these step- by- step instructions are straight to the point, but delivered with finesse and a smile by Raymond. Tonight, he generously lets us in on his secrets to mastering the BBQ and grill. Included on the menu is a grilled eggplant salad and barbecued chicken.
WIN, Sunday, 11.10pm Brace yourself if you’re a fan of this US series, because things are going to end abruptly – US network CBS gave the series the chop after one season. But you might as well enjoy the ride as Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q tr y to protect vulnerable people from stalkers. Detective Jack Larson ( McDermott) and Lieutenant Beth Davis ( Maggie Q), herself a former victim of a stalker, tr y to get to the bottom of things after a woman is robbed of her engagement ring just moments after accepting her now- fiancé’s proposal. There are several suspects who might not be happy about her getting married, and one of them will soon end up dead.
Lip Sync Battle
WIN, Monday, 8.40pm Let’s face it, karaoke isn’t for ever yone. Most people can only muster the courage to belt out a tune after a few drinks, and the performances are almost always terrible. If you are wondering how a show consisting entirely of karaoke can hold your attention, it’s the celebrities who are brave enough to do it. Big names have lined up and, as a bonus, these guys actually have talent to spare. Tonight, gridiron player Deion Sanders is on board, but the face to really get people talking will be Mr Bad Publicity himself, Justin Bieber. In a hilariously fantastic performance, he morphs into Ozzy Ozbourne. Even Bieber’s haters might have a soft spot for him after this.
The Bachelor Australia
SC TEN, Wednesday, 7.30pm The guilty pleasure and jewel in Channel Ten’s crown is back. You couldn’t buy the publicity the reality dating show drummed up earlier this year when “bachelor” Blake chose and proposed to Sam, only to dump her just before the final episode aired. To make matters worse – or even more enter taining – he then hooked up with third runner- up Louise. Phew! How will this season’s smooth bachelor Sam ( yes, another Sam, just to confuse us) compete? Tonight, in a perfect ploy to get competitive juices flowing, it’s up to the Bachelorettes to choose who will go on the night’s first single date.
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