Airdate: Sarah Connor, Monster House, Underbelly

By David Knox on January 30, 2008 / Filed Under News 6

Nine has issued more info about its first week of programming (and don’t be anywhere near Ray Martin when you read this.

Monster House will screen at 7:30pm Tuesday Feb 12. It will be followed by the premiere of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8:30pm and CSI: Miami at 9:30pm.

As expected, Underbelly kicks off at 8:30pm Wednesday Feb 13 with a 2hr premiere. It is classified M for Strong Violence, Frequent Coarse Language, Strong Sex Scenes, and Nudity. An encore of Sarah Connor Chronicles replaces Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.

It’s also bad news for Ray Martin, with Sunday moving back another 30 mins to 7:30am on Feb 10. There goes the beauty sleep, Ray!

No chance for Survivor fans with the movie Charlie & The Chocolate Factory at 7:30pm Saturday Feb 16.

Press Release:

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, a powerful, action-packed new television series, premieres Tuesday, February 12 at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES – which premiered in the United States with more than 18 million viewers – takes place after the events of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. At the end of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor destroyed the Terminator sent from the future to eliminate her son, John.

The new series stars Lena Headey (300, The Brothers Grimm, The Remains of the Day) as Sarah Connor, a mother and fearless warrior; Thomas Dekker (Heroes, 7th Heaven, Village of the Damned, Star Trek: Generations) as Sarah’s courageous and rebellious son John Connor, who just might be the saviour of mankind; Summer Glau (Serenity, Firefly, The Unit) as Cameron Phillips, a puzzling and mystical student who John Connor befriends at high school; and Richard T. Jones (Judging Amy) as tough FBI agent James Ellison, who is determined to apprehend Sarah.

Sarah Connor decides to stop running and fight the ever-evolving technological enemies that are set on destroying her and John, as well as mankind. Now they find themselves alone in a very dangerous and complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that there are still enemies from the future and the present that could attack at any time.

Sarah discovers that protecting her son from their enemies and stopping the rise of the killer machines is far more difficult than she had ever imagined. Meanwhile John’s only friend, Cameron, proves to be much more than his buddy. She is his fearless protector, a cyborg sent from the future, relentless in her mission to protect him. And the equally relentless FBI agent, James Ellison, might also yet become a powerful ally for them all.

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Monster House, from the director of Kath & Kim, is a riotous new Australian comedy series hosted by Bernard Curry that premieres Tuesday, February 12 at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.

Monster House revolves around the Webbs who on the surface appear like an ordinary family. But if you look a little closer you’ll realise they are fake.

This hysterical reality sitcom is full of surprises, with a cast of comedy actors posing as a wacky, fictitious family who play outrageous hidden-camera pranks on helpless members of the public.

Each episode features three or four pre-recorded scenarios and a live follow-up segment where the victims return to recount their embarrassing experiences in front of a studio audience.

The Webbs’ home and home office was built especially for the series. Hidden cameras and microphones are secreted in the walls to capture every reaction of their trustful, unwitting victims who have been set up by family members, friends or employers. Along with very convincing performances from the Webbs, it sets the scene for hilarious and unpredictable situations.

Meet the Webb family: Glenn Butcher stars as John Webb, a keen entrepreneur who is constantly starting new business ventures which are always doomed to failure. Karen (Celia Ireland) is his loving wife, a warm and caring mother but not well organised. They have two children, son Jack (Travis Cotton), a professional student who’d be happy to live at home forever, and younger daughter Natalie (Jody Kennedy). A gorgeous straight-A student at university, she is the apple of her father’s eye while her mother is far more critical.

Doris, aka Nana (Julie Herbert), the mother of Karen Webb, lives in a retirement home but hates it, so she often stays with the family. She seems slow and fragile but she’s bunging it on a bit. Rebel Wilson plays Penelope, childhood friend of Natalie, and she also works in the family business as the receptionist. She is inappropriate, flirtatious and naïve about the world but happy to express her opinions on everything.

In episode one an unsuspecting investment broker is sent to the Webb home to offer financial assistance. It all goes terribly wrong when he is given a suitcase full of dodgy cash and the police come knocking at the door. In another episode an innocent temp secretary is caught in the middle of a bizarre love triangle.

Monster House has been created and produced by Endemol Southern Star, Australia ‘s largest independent producer.

What will the victims of Monster House do when they are exposed to these extreme situations? And how do they escape? Welcome to the house of fun.

Monster House premieres Tuesday, February 12 at 7.30pm on Channel Nine


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6 Comments »

  1. Nicholas February 6, 2009 at 11:46 pm -

    hi with terminator the sarah connor chronicles season 2 is the air date 12th february cause i’ve just looked up the tv guide and its not there does channel nine have a HD Channel?

  2. David Knox January 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm -

    No the rating won’t turn people off. They’re either into the premise or they’re not really.

    Yes it’s the Johnny Depp not Gene Wilder film.

  3. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm -

    Do you think that rating will turn people off Dave?

  4. Ron January 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm -

    Can’t wait for Terminator adn Underbelly, don’t know about Monster House, but will give it a go. You never know, I might be surprised.

  5. Ron January 30, 2008 at 5:42 pm -

    Now that Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, would be the new film TV premiere wouldn’t it?? I think this because the original was called Willy Wonka…etc. and they couldn’t possibly plan to show the original again, not when it was last on a few months ago??

    Thanks

  6. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm -

    an encore od t2.5 id rather gouge both eyes out and leave them out………ive seen all eps so far this is a dud

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