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8:30pm Tuesday, December 11 on TV2

In this season’s final episode, Patrick hits rock bottom in Las Vegas after another failed attempt to defeat his nemesis Red John. While in Las Vegas Patrick begins a relationship with Lorelei, a cocktail waitress, who eventually informs Patrick that Red John has sent her as a messenger to offer him a new life as a serial killer disciple. This offer comes at price though. To prove his loyalty, Patrick must kill Agent Lisbon and bring Red John her body as a gift. Can Patrick pull off one last rouse to finally catch Red John?

7:00pm Monday, December 10 on TV2

Jasmine (Pearl McGlashan) plans to elope; Bella (Amelia Reid) faces the biggest crossroads of her life; And Roimata’s (Shavaughn Ruakere) attacker rears his ugly head as we reach the climax of Shortland Street’s 20th year.

With plane ticket in her hand, Jasmine is thrilled with the prospect of running away to Colombia to be with Angel (Jesse-James Pickery-Matteucci). Unfortunately for Jasmine, other people have different ideas about what’s best for her future.

Bella’s wedding stress is pushed over the edge when a surprise hens night and stag do is thrown into the mix. Luke (Gerald Urquhart) struggles to calm his bride-to-be, but his own concerns bring a revelation that has the potential to change everything for him and Bella.

As the assailant continues his torment of Roimata, TK (Ben Mitchell) fails to restrain his anger. And while Detective Lisa Stone (Caitlin Bossley) reprimands him for putting undue pressure on the detectives, she does manage to make a surprising discovery: the attacker will stop at nothing to keep his identity hidden.

Will Jasmine and Angel’s love overcome all obstacles? Will Bella and Luke make it to their wedding day without a hitch? And how long will Roimata’s attacker remain at large? Producer Steven Zanoski is excited about the mix of stories, intrigue and romance this year. “Every year we try to do something different in terms of tone and feel,” says Zanoski. “This year it’s a ‘something-for-everyone’ cliff-hanger. The surprises keep stacking up through the week, not just in the last minutes.”

9:10pm Sunday, December 9 on TV2

Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ gets the Bollywood treatment in this modern take on the classic. Lalita Bakshi, is much more concerned with helping her doting father run the family farming enterprise than finding a husband. However her pushy mother’s wish to marry off her four daughters to wealthy men may finally come true when the arrogant and hard to resist Darcy arrives in town.

7:00pm Sunday, December 9 on TV2

Mumble is a tone-deaf tap-dancing emperor penguin who is unable to sing his heart song, the ritual required to win a mate. Outcast by his colony for his tap- dancing ways, Mumble sets out to solve the mystery of the dwindling supply of edible fish in the ocean and finally win over his colony.

Featuring the voices of Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, and Nicole Kidman.

10:35pm Friday, December 7 on TV2

Take a journey with The Bachelor, as fan favourite Ben Flajnik – the down-to-earth and romantic guy whose heartfelt proposal was rejected by Ashley Hebert in the season-five finale of The Bachelorette – gets another shot at love amidst stunning backdrops across the globe and some of the most exciting and romantic dates imaginable.

Skeptical at first, Ben, a 29-year-old successful winemaker from Sonoma, California, now knows first-hand that love can happen – and he’s hoping to find it as this season’s bachelor. But the pressure is on. After summoning the courage to get down on one knee and offer his genuine proposal to Ashley, she rejected him, sending him off heartbroken and angry, wondering how he could have misread the signs. But Ben isn’t giving up and, having recently lost his father, he now feels the desire more than ever to find a lasting, love-filled relationship. Ben is ready to open up and risk it all again for another chance at love. Twenty-five women wait in the wings knowing that Ben is the bachelor; they are excited to meet him, and many of them believe in their hearts that he could be “the one.” Will Ben find his beloved amongst the 25 women competing for his heart?

Hosted by Chris Harrison (The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Hollywood 411), don’t miss the 16th season premiere of The Bachelor on TV2.

9:30pm Thursday, December 6 on TV2

Gordon Ramsay visits The Keating, a “luxury” boutique hotel in San Diego, CA. The Keating’s supercar-obsessed owner, Eddie Kaen, has blown millions designing the hotel to look like an Italian sports car, but neglected to spend money on things the guests really need.

The rooms are empty, the hotel’s restaurant is failing and the staff have reached their limit, leading to a truly shocking crisis that no one saw coming.

7:30pm Monday, December 3 on TV2

The bus is back!

In the season premiere of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, host Ty Pennington takes the team to rebuild the home of the Huber family in Superior, Wisconsin.

Howie Huber is a fireman who has dedicated his life to helping others. After scraping every penny the family could get, he and his wife were able to cancel out their debts but realised they were unable to fix up their home which is now categorically unsafe.

As the family heads to Hawaii, the team moves in and gets to work.

Look out for a special appearance by TV’s favourite middle-of-the-country Mum, Patricia Heaton (TV2′s The Middle), who will try her hand at ‘mucking in’.

7:00pm Monday, December 3 on TV2

Ula (Frankie Adams) incriminates her mother to Rachel (Angela Bloomfield); Wendy (Jacqueline Nairn) and Murray (Matt Chamberlain) spark over their success; and TK (Ben Mitchell) takes matters into his own hands this week on Shortland Street.

Monday December 3:

Feeling shunned by Vasa (Teuila Blakely), Ula is worried that her mother is falling head over heels for terminally ill Gus (Joe Folau). She confides in Rachel, unintentionally revealing information that could have massive consequences for Vasa.

Wednesday December 5:

Wendy and Murray breathe a sigh of relief when their children appear to be making sensible decisions once again. Thankful that everything is back on track, Wendy and Murray share an unexpected moment that catches them both off guard.

Thursday December 6:

Upon finding new evidence, TK and Roimata (Shavaughn Ruakere) start to feel unsafe in their own community. With TK convinced the detectives aren’t working quickly enough he decides to take his crusade to the next level.

Will Vasa ever be able to forgive Ula? How long will the spark between Wendy and Murray last? And how far will TK go to solve the crime?

Wall-E

7:00pm Sunday, December 2 on TV2

What if mankind had to leave Earth and somebody forgot to turn the last robot off?

After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE.

EVE comes to realize that WALL-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet’s future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home).

Meanwhile, WALL-E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most exciting and imaginative comedy adventures ever brought to the big screen.

9:00pm Wednesday, November 28 on TV2

In the season finale of Cougar Town, the Cul de Sac crew heads to Napa for Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson’s (Josh Hopkins) wine wedding… but will things go as planned?

Meanwhile Travis (Dan Byrd) flirts with Laurie (Busy Philipps) and finally confesses his feelings to her in a bizarre way.

David Arquette also guest stars as a hotel concierge who’ll go to great (and possibly illegal) lengths to help the wine wedding go off without a hitch.