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7 Days

9:30pm – Friday, November 23 on TV 3

They’ve kept us laughing for a better part of the year, but the time has come to say goodbye to 7 Days when the hit series wraps up their 2012 season on Friday, November 23 rd at 9:30pm on 3.

So what’s in store for the series’ final 2012 instalment? This week will see Jeremy Corbett referee as team captains Paul Ego and Dai Henwood, along with their team members – Ben Hurley, Madeline Sami, Jesse Griffin and Cal Wilson – dissect the news, not of the last seven days, but of the year!

Make sure not to miss this when 7 Days wraps up its 2012 season on Friday, November 23 rd at 9:30pm on 3.

7:30pm – Thursday, November 22 on TV 3

This week sees the search for the star or group worthy of a $5 million recording contract continue when The X Factor USA screens on Thursday, November 22 nd and Friday, November 23 rd at 7:30pm on 3. Following last week’s Results Show, only the best are now left! Drawing from their experience, the judges will coach these acts in their individual categories on what to sing, what to wear and how to “own” the stage.

The judges will also critique the acts, but ultimately it’ll be the U.S. audience who will decide who has the X factor and wins the largest prize in TV history.

So who will the U.S. audience vote out this week? Find out when The X Factor USA continues on Thursday, November 22 nd and Friday, November 23 rd at 7:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Monday, November 19 on TV 3

Last week’s Nurse Jackie season five premiere saw the introduction to both Mike Cruz and Charlie, but did you know the two are actually played by father and son – Bobby and Jake Cannavale? Nurse Jackie continues its latest season on Monday, November 19 th at 9:30pm on 3.

“You never actually expect to ever work with your kid, and I love being around him, so it was just another facet of our relationship,” Bobby Cannavale explains about working with Jake. “We got to experience another great bonding moment. It was really kismet. Edie [Falco] loved him, and he had most of his scenes with Edie,” Cannavale continues.

“For my money, Edie is one of the best actresses we have, period, and she fell in love with him, and he was lucky to have her like him as much as she did.”

Nurse Jackie sees Falco portraying a prescription drug-addicted nurse, the actress recently revealed how her own experience with drug addiction helped her understand Jackie.

“If you aren’t an addict, chances are you don’t really understand the part of an addict that continues behaving that way,” she says.

“You can see how awful it is and the awful things it does to their lives and the people they love. And you think, why would they continue? If you’re an addict you understand completely – because you have to.”

So what’s next for Jackie then? Find out when Nurse Jackie screens Monday, November 19 th at 9:30pm on 3.

5:30pm – Monday, November 19 on TV 3

Following his brief romantic encounter with Leah (Leah Patterson-Bake), this week sees Summer Bay newcomer, Jamie Sharpe (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) showing his true colours when he trashes the Diner in Home and Away, screening Monday, November 19 th at Friday, November 23 rd at 5:30pm on 3. Viewers have recently seen Leah take a romantic interest in newcomer Jamie, but his overeager attitude towards the potential relationship left her concerned. Leah agreed to give Jamie another chance when he apologised for taking her son VJ out on a jet-ski without her permission, but he continued to cross the line by behaving in a fatherly manner towards the youngster.

Now, after Leah has rejects Jamie once again, he will completely loose control and trash the Diner.

“When Leah says ‘no’ for the final time, he kind of goes a bit crazy,” Hugo Johnstone-Burt says about his character’s outburst.

A concerned Liam (Axle Whitehead) later does some digging into Jamie’s erratic behaviour, which leads him to a disturbing discovery.

“He had taken a photo of Leah and VJ off the fridge and photoshopped himself into the middle. I don’t think you can get creepier than that,” Johnstone-Burt explains.

“She is in danger from this guy who is forever hanging around her house and letting himself in,” the actor adds. Make sure not to miss this all this when Home and Away screens on Monday, November 19 th at Friday, November 23 rd at 5:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Friday, November 30 on TV 3

Jono and Ben at Ten becomes Jono and Ben for its 2012 one-hour finale, screening on Friday, November 30 th at 9:30pm on 3. Changing the series’ name, extending the episodes duration, and screening at the all new time of 9:30pm, are just some of the things fans can expect from this week’s finale. So what else is to come we hear you ask?

Find out when Jono and Ben at Ten concludes its 2012 season on Friday, November 30 th at 9:30pm on 3.

5:30pm – Monday, November 26 on TV 3

It’s the week of Casey’s (Lincoln Younes) murder trial when Home and Away screens Monday, November 26 th at Friday, November 30 th at 5:30pm on 3. Casey recently shot his father, Danny, as an armed robbery attempt went horribly wrong, with Danny later passing away in hospital as a result of the incident.

Now Casey heads to court with the knowledge that he could be facing a long prison sentence.

“He’s very scared and he knows that if the trial doesn’t go well, he’ll end up in jail,” Lincoln Younes explains. “He’s already experienced juvie and had a pretty horrible time in there, so he’s worried that it will be worse in a real prison.”

“He’s expecting the worst, with a small hope that something good will happen to him.” Unfortunately for Casey, he finds it difficult to provide a clear account of the impossible situation he found himself in on the day of the shooting.

“The lawyer is questioning why he made a fatal shot at Danny rather than just a shot to the foot. Why did he shoot him in a place where he would die?”

“All these questions are being raised – and Casey doesn’t have the answers,” Younes adds. So will anyone be able to save Casey, older brother Brax (Steve Peacocke) perhaps? Find out when Home and Away screens Monday, November 26 th at Friday, November 30 th at 5:30pm on 3.

8:30pm – Saturday, November 24 on TV 3

Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) is about to meet the new thorn in his side when Emmy-winning actor, John Larroquette (Boston Legal) begins his CSI: New York guest arc on Saturday, November 24 th at 8:30pm on 3. Larroquette joins the series as hard-nosed and savvy, Deputy Chief Ted Carver. “Carve rose through the ranks and carefully navigated the political waters of the NYPD to obtain the rank of Deputy Chief,” Larroquette explains.

Make sure not to miss your first introduction to him when CSI: New York continues its latest season on Saturday, November 24 th at 8:30pm on 3.

NATIONWIDE AUDITION DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE X FACTOR NZ

The X Factor NZ will travel to 27 locations through the county in early 2013 to find contestants for the first local version of the global television phenomenon.

Starting in Queenstown on January 5, and finishing in Kaitaia on Waitangi Day, the pre-audition tour is the first stage of The X Factor NZ process. Continue reading »

8:30pm – Friday, November 16 on TV 3

This week sees the award-winning Graham Norton continue the latest season of his unique chat show with a very special James Bond instalment! The Graham Norton Show screens on Friday, November 16 th at 8:30pm on 3. This week’s unmissable instalment sees 007 himself, Daniel Craig; M’s alter ego, Dame Judi Dench; and James Bond Skyfall villain, Oscar-winner Javier Bardem all joining Graham on the sofa.

Make sure not to miss this when the series screens on Friday, November 16 th at 8:30pm on 3.

9:30pm – Monday, November 12 on TV 3

After giving her husband the boot, Jackie (Edie Falco) finally confronts her pill-popping addictions in the season four premiere of Nurse Jackie, returning to our screens on Monday, November 12 th at 9:30pm on 3. The series’ latest season sees Jackie confronting her problems, and entering rehab in order to treat her drug habit.

“She has a very hard time relating to other people in rehab – she just doesn’t,” show-runner, Liz Brixius explains.

While Jackie may not bond with most of the treatment’s patients, she will however strike up a friendship with Charlie (Jake Cannavale), a green-haired teenager who calls em’ how he sees em’.

“He calls her out on her behaviour [during group therapy] and for the first time ever, we find out when Jackie started abusing drugs,” Brixius continues.

This is part of the season’s larger story, which will see Jackie confronting her demons, and finally facing the consequences of her actions.

Make sure not to miss all this when Nurse Jackie returns for its unmissable fourth season on Monday, November 12 th at 9:30pm on 3.