Seven summer guide

By David Knox on November 21, 2008 / Filed Under Programming 51

Updated *

Seven’s first week of summer viewing is in, and as previously reported, it includes the premiere of Eli Stone, Holby Blue, the return of Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Kath & Kim (US), Las Vegas, Dance Machine. The 24: Redemption telemovie will also air.

Both Ugly Betty and Eli Stone air twice weekly.

Seven also continues Heroes, Prison Break, The Amazing Race, The Rich List, The Unit, repeats of How I Met Your Mother, A Touch of Frost and Bones.

Both Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone have just been all but axed in the US.

Sun Nov 30
6:00 Seven News
6:30 The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie
7:00 Hot Property
7:30 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World rpt
8:30 Holby Blue
9:40 A Touch of Frost rpt

Mon Dec 1
6:00 Seven News
6:30 Today Tonight
7:00 How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30 The Rich List
8:30 Bones rpt
9:30 Bones rpt
10:30 Scrubs
11:00 Kath & Kim (US)
11:30 Last Comic Standing

Tue Dec 2
6pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00 How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30 Ugly Betty
8:30 Eli Stone
9:30 Dirty Sexy Money
10:30 Prison Break
11:30 Man’s Work

Wed Dec 3
6pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00 How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30 Air Crash Investigations
8:30 Las Vegas
9:30 The Unit
10:30 Prison Break
11:30 Disorderly Conduct Caught on Tape

Thu Dec 4
6pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00 How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30 Ugly Betty
8:30 Eli Stone
9:30 The Amazing Race
10:30 Heroes
11:30 Man’s Work

Fri Dec 5
6pm Seven News
6:30pm Today Tonight
7:00 How I Met Your Mother rpt
7:30 Better Homes and Gardens summer series
8:30 Movie 24: Redemption*
10:30pm Movie: The Vanishing*

Sat Dec 6
6:30 Brittania High
7:30 Dance Machine
8:30 Movie: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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Press Release:
Channel Seven is delighted to announce its red hot summer line-up featuring premiere overseas drama, audience favourite comedy and action-packed event TV.

Premiere series include quirky American legal drama, Eli Stone, which stars Jonny Lee Miller and features cameos from pop star George Michael; British police drama, Holby Blue, a spin-off of the successful Casualty and Holby City series; and Britannia High, a British musical drama which evokes comparisons to the hugely popular High School Musical trilogy and Fame.

For a bit of fun, Dance Machine is must-see TV, with ordinary people facing off in extraordinary dance-offs to rival anything you’ll witness at the office Christmas party.

New seasons of Las Vegas and a dirtier, sexier, Dirty Sexy Money, featuring new cast member Lucy Liu, will bring the sizzle to your Summer viewing.

In terms of event TV, it doesn’t get much bigger than 24: Redemption. Jack is back in the hotly-anticipated telemovie which provides a high-octane bridge between season six and 2009’s season seven.

The Amazing Race, Prison Break, Heroes, Scrubs and The Unit will all continue, joined by fresh episodes of returning favourites Ugly Betty, Hot Property, Outback Wildlife Rescue, Kath & Kim The American Series, The Rich List, Air Crash Investigations and Seven Wonders of the Industrial World.
Viewers can also catch up on their favourite episodes of hit comedy How I Met Your Mother when we take you back to the start of this much-loved series.

And it wouldn’t be Summer on Seven without Carols In The Domain. Kate Ritchie returns to co-host this year’s event which will celebrate it’s 26th year with the biggest line-up yet of Australia’s top voices.


  1. shannon December 14, 2008 at 2:53 pm -

    its good to here that bh is still on when it wasent on suterdays enymore i though it got axed.

  2. Bec December 2, 2008 at 8:40 pm -

    It could just be me, but has anyone else noticed that Betty is not her usuall voluptuous self any more…. She seems about half her normal self.

  3. katie December 2, 2008 at 4:20 pm -

    WTF no this is wrong, why not just play the new bones this is so dumb and where is greys anatomy. channel seven f*cked up bad with this one.

  4. David Knox November 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm -

    Not in a Friday timeslot he won’t!

  5. Warhorse November 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm -

    Hooray for Jack Bauer back on telly. Redemption will go off tha richter scale to make way for season 7!!! “24” surely is the benchmark for the rest of television’s “tv shows” worldwide! God bless Jack Bauer….

  6. Stewart November 24, 2008 at 7:37 pm -

    Could it be true??, Mans Work is returning, after like a whole year off air, i wonder if channel 7 could start air the episodes in the correct order, or maybe that might be too much to ask??, well at least it is back on the air, for now..

  7. kjc November 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm -

    missing Criminal Minds already (only 1 left this year). Bring on Feb 2009

  8. Jack! November 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm -

    Summer viewing is looking a hell of a lot better then the current crap options … these are all the shows that people actually love but supposedly don’t rate … prooves the rating wrong again …

  9. Nick November 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm -

    Seven’s obviously got some fantastic shows, but here’s to hoping they’ll actually learn what to do with them. Changing time slots on an almost weekly basis (Heroes), pulling the show off the air and changing the day it’s aired on without advertising the changes (Prison Break), and insisting on airing horrific reality shows nobody actually watches (Amazing Race) at good time slots doesn’t give me much hope though.

    And I can only scratch my head at the decision to air 24: Redemption on a friday night at a time slot when a large part of that show’s demographic won’t be anywhere near a television.

    Lastly, please… please make Kath and Kim stop.

  10. brett November 22, 2008 at 10:34 pm -

    just saw 9,s promo for 09 and nothing mentioned bout the young doctors they should have let 10 have it as first proposed just over a year ago at least it may have had a chance of seeing the light of day but s,posse with the strip being axed it may still have a chance so c’mon nine get it in production and on air.

  11. Zambora November 22, 2008 at 1:50 pm -

    Las Vegas, The Unit, Ugly Betty worth a look.
    Hard part will be finding originals from the staggering amount of repeats – Bones why ??

  12. RichoTB November 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm -

    I agree with the many comments on here that this lineup is the best. Seven have planned variety for everyone. Its nice to see a network not riddled with so many repeats, all the content here is fresh apart from a handful of shows, unlike bloody Nine and Ten who are overdosing on their CBS/NBC cop show repeats. Also great to have HIMYM in a weekly slot, far better than that 2.5 men rubbish.

  13. Lewis November 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm -

    Why has Amazing Race been pushed back to 9.30? That makes no sense since it’s been doing very well at 8.30.

    Prison Break twice a week, gee they don’t like it do they?

  14. greysfan November 22, 2008 at 10:17 am -

    This schedule is by far the best of the commercials. Ugly Betty twice a week is awesome.

    Ali how can you say there are too many repeats. The only shows to repeat during the summer on Seven are A Touch Of Frost, Bones and How I Met Your Mother.

    Prison Break twice a week is also great. I think i will be watching more TV this summer than i have ever watched. I mean with Gossip Girl S2 on Fox8, Fringe on 9 and Betty, Heroes, Prison Break, The Amazing Race, Dirty Sexy Money and 24: Redemption how can you not want to watch.

    Only concern here is where is Reaper? This is the only show Seven have advertised heavily in February and still hasnt made an appearance.

  15. sunny November 22, 2008 at 9:31 am -

    thanks for the info bro.
    Any newson hte other channels?

  16. Russell November 22, 2008 at 1:48 am -

    Seven Ten and Nine’s summer sked’s are all just okay to me.

    So much American stuff. I find it kind of disturbing just how many US shows there are and how few Australians productions.

  17. bindi November 22, 2008 at 1:35 am -

    @matthew -didn’t ten change their minds about macgyver, that is what david said, are you getting this from the advanced guides which have been outdated by changes or from somewhere else? did 10 change their minds again and decide to put it back on?

    7’s line up is vastly better than 9 or 10, each of them only have 1 or 2 shows i’ll watch, but i’ll be on 7 all night every night pretty much.

  18. TBone07 November 21, 2008 at 11:55 pm -

    What no new Family Guy?

  19. may November 21, 2008 at 11:54 pm -

    Brittania High, the british tv show about music.. that is meant to get really bad ratings there.. even the UKs best girl band Girls Aloud.. an appearance from them did nothing … though I can’t wait to see it.. see if its really that bad lol.

  20. matthew November 21, 2008 at 11:36 pm -

    MacGyver’s coming back!!!!!!!!

    Saturday 6th December 6:30pm Channel 10
    MacGyver (CC) Repeat
    “Lost Love”
    (Part 1): A long lost love of MacGyver reappears in desperate need of his help. However before he can help her out, she is kidnapped by the KGB who demand a priceless Chinese treasure in return for her release.
    Starring: Richard Dean Anderson

  21. Shane November 21, 2008 at 11:19 pm -

    happy about 24: redemption, but terrible timeslot choice indeed. i hope its given a better slot, when the new season kicks in.

    its wise for them to put repeats of HIMYM, since its sevens only strong comedy show, however i do think a show such as 30 rock (which won 3 emmys) deserve a shot of primetime.

  22. matthew November 21, 2008 at 11:10 pm -

    I think scrubs deserves to be in the 7pm timeslot


  23. Nick November 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm -

    what r you talkin about, this is the best summer schedule by far, what good does nine and ten have to offer? They have had to dig to the bottom of the barrel to try and get decent shows, with a pretty poor result. Seven offers a complete variety of shows all in good proportion and quality

  24. Rose November 21, 2008 at 9:44 pm -

    Ugly Betty twice a week, awesome :) and HIMYM weeknightly, perfect :) Thank you Channel Seven

  25. ali November 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm -

    Too many repeats…. I wont be watching 7 over summer. DVDs and fresh air for me :)

  26. Guy November 21, 2008 at 8:40 pm -

    I think this seven schedule is the best of the bunch. They have betty, eli stone, Holby blue, and surprised to see dirty sexy money return now i was expecting it in a 10:30pm in february. Glad betty is back twice a week i am tipping this to be the number 1 show of the summer it got 1m viewers against state of origin and then it was put in the worst timeslot of the week thursday 9:30pm. It is definately the best show on over summer. The only disappointment is 9:30pm friday night for 24: Redemption, if it were 8:30pm i wouldnt mind. The other is the amazing race is at 9:30pm. I also wont be watching Eli Stone i have seen a few eps and hate it. Overall it is the best schedule of the three.

  27. Johnson November 21, 2008 at 8:23 pm -

    I am happy to that Ugly Betty will be shown twice a week so series two will wrap up before the tennis starts in January. And there will be enough time to air the rest of season four of Las Vegas (is it really out on DVD now?).

  28. stevie g November 21, 2008 at 8:13 pm -

    Tuesday night looks good. With UB & DSM, If I like Eli Stone then they have me for the whole night. But Oh, PB on Tuesadys will clash with Survivor & Out of the Blue, damn.

  29. Matt November 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm -

    You have got to be kidding me thinking 9 and 10 lineup is better. This blows both out of the water. My TV is pretty much going to be on 7 this summer with this lneup plus the tennis

  30. Charlotte. November 21, 2008 at 7:34 pm -

    Great idea putting HIMYM on at 7, even if it is just repeats.

  31. Alex November 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm -

    yay! ugly betty!

  32. Brodie November 21, 2008 at 7:06 pm -

    Quite like that schedule, loving Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Las Vegas, Prison Break along with most of the continuing shows. Shits all over Ten and Nine’s wall to wall repeat schedule.

  33. Benno November 21, 2008 at 7:01 pm -

    Anything on nine’s schedule looks better than endless repeats of 20 to 1 and 2 1/2 men. Similarly, anything looks better on seven’s schedule than endless factual shows. When they axe heaps of shows during the year, the summer schedule is bound to be better. I guess a simple way of putting it is the quality of summer scheduling is inversely related to the quality of their ratings period programming.

  34. knoxoverstreet November 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm -

    Yeah I’m with you Billy it’s a pretty dire schedule..10 is slightly better,9 the best by a fair margin.

    Instead of rpts of Bones (as much as i enjoy it) and the dreadful “sitcom” HIMYM how about putting 30 Rock in prime time? How about Knight Rider! & Michael Palin!!!!

  35. jerome November 21, 2008 at 6:14 pm -

    hmm, i was expecting to see PTTR encore, 30 rock rpts, reaper, my own worst enemy, outbackWR and knight rider. they might come. surprised to see vegas in 8:30

    assuming gladiators to take 6:30 sunday, outdoor room is only 2 weeks behind.

    yay for: bones, betty, eli, HIMYM, air crash, and scrubs
    good to see very few repeats. will betty go onto season 3 if it finishes early?

    probably the best of the bunch so far

  36. Rich November 21, 2008 at 5:57 pm -

    Billy, Has the entire Nine schedule been even released? IIRC it was pumped with movies……

  37. Benno November 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm -

    Not that I watched Las Vegas, but you would think they would order as little as one more episode to air at a later date to wrap up everything, and other series canceled with a cliffhanger ending.

  38. Craig November 21, 2008 at 5:53 pm -

    David what happened to Knight Rider?

    IMO ch7 blew it by showing the movie then nothing about the series, anyone who liked it would have checked and seen there is a new series.

  39. David Knox November 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm -

    For those who don’t see some shows, remember, as indicated in the post, this is week one.

  40. Nathan November 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm -

    Ugly Betty I shall watch, but then I will watch 9 or 10 for the rest of the nights….

  41. Corey November 21, 2008 at 5:39 pm -

    I’m really disappointed new episodes of American Dad! won’t be on this Summer. :(

  42. Craig November 21, 2008 at 5:32 pm -

    So what happened to October Road, I know there are only 19 eps but ch7 did promises it at the start of the year.

    BTW I hated the way NBC ended Las Vegas :(

  43. julie November 21, 2008 at 5:11 pm -

    wow.. that looks like such a great line up. im excited! for once summer tv looks good!!

  44. Billy November 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm -

    Worst schedule of the lot. Not one reason to watch seven. 9 have got the best out of the lot. What a shame no american gladiator …. not.

  45. R November 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm -

    Jezza, they only ever skipped episodes of Las Vegas when it was on at 7.30pm and they came across an M rated episode.

  46. knoxoverstreet November 21, 2008 at 4:53 pm -

    Still no Michael Palin !!! You better show it Seven or there’s gonna be trouble!!

    The only thing that holds any interest for me is the Bones rpts as I have just started watching and Frost who is always worth watching.

  47. Tepee November 21, 2008 at 4:51 pm -

    I too will probably check out Eli Stone, plus continue watching TAR. I’ve never heard of “Holby Blue” before now.

  48. jezza November 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm -

    Theres no point in watcing Las Vegas, its out on dvd and seven skip episodes, clearly they dont care about the fans of the show

  49. Xavier November 21, 2008 at 4:32 pm -

    Ugly Betty fans (like me) will sure be happy that the show is back, and twice a week! TAR pushed back an hour but at least Heroes will stay in the 10:30 slot, where it is going quite well for a 10:30 show.

  50. R November 21, 2008 at 4:29 pm -

    also, what happened to american gladiators?

  51. R November 21, 2008 at 4:26 pm -

    Hmm, not much here either. I’ll watch the HIMYM repeats and maybe check out Eli Sone.

    Woo for 24 Redemption, Boo for Friday 9.30!

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