Foxtel January highlights

Foxtel January highlights

Foxtel has a interesting batch  of new content for January.

Must See things include The Golden Globes American Idol and Legends of Tomorrow

Cosby: The Women Speak
One Hour Special
CI Network
Friday January 1 at 7.30pm
Australian Premiere
In this provocative one-hour special CI offers never-before-seen intimate interviews with more than a dozen of Bill Cosby’s accusers. First-hand accounts from the women themselves help examine the allegations, decade by decade to reveal new information regarding the downfall of one of the most respected entertainers in American history, as well as providing new insight into the case.

Making Tracks
Three Part Series
History
Mondays from January 4 at 7.30pm
Australian Premiere
There are few continents more arid, less populated, or so vast. Australia’s great train journeys will transport the audience through the continent’s extreme landscape and meet the equally extreme characters whose lives revolve around these epic rail lines. Three epic train journeys reveal the vast wilderness and pioneering characters of outback Australia. ‘Making Tracks’ travels the great trains that span the continent from north to south, east to west and up the coast of Queensland to the tropical north. Nearly ten thousand kilometres of track cuts through the untamed interior and leads us on a unique adventure where extreme heat, cold and isolation have made building and maintaining the rails an almost impossible task. Australia’s picturesque coastline is also well known for its scenic train journeys, taking passengers out of the hustle and bustle of the cities to some of the world’s most captivating landscapes. Each one hour documentary will feature stunning blue chip cinematography; using Cineflex aerials and train-mounted camera, in order to showcase the route of one world class train: The Indian Pacific, The Ghan, or The Sunlander. We will meet the authentic characters working on and around these massive trains: chefs running 100km/h restaurants, barmaids who dare not spill a drop, and the train drivers themselves, who deal with mesmerising distances, flash flooding, and herds of one tonne water buffalo on the track! Each train takes several days to complete its incredible journey and carries all types of people, from backpackers on a shoe string budget, to platinum-class passengers, who stay in cabins with double beds, full ensuites, and room service.

Tiny House Australia
Season 1
LifeStyle HOME
Mondays from January 4 at 9.30pm
Australian Premiere
Local Production
It’s a movement that’s sweeping the world – ‘going tiny’ as people trade in space for simplicity, and now Australians are embracing small too as Andrew Winter discovers in this intriguing local series, Tiny House Australia. In a country like Australia where homes are among the largest in the world, with an average house coming in at 243 square metres, tiny houses – with some measuring just 10 square metres – are proving that size doesn’t matter, it’s creativity that counts. Starting with de-cluttering your life and ending with the simplicity of living in a smart, creative space, the tiny house trend started more as an environmental one before people started realising its other benefits like huge economic and time freedom. Tiny House Australia is an eight-part series that follows real prospective homebuyers on a quest to find their mini dream home. But even though these homes are small in stature, the challenges of finding the perfect mini-home are as big as any real estate hunt. With three homes to choose from in each 30 minute episode, our buyers will have a tough choice deciding which small space to go for because picking the right one is the their next big decision.

 

The Golden Globes
Three Hour Special
FOX8
Monday January 11 at 12pm Live Australian Premiere
Express from the US
The 73rd Annual Golden Globes return Live, honouring the best and brightest talent in film and television.

Dance Moms
Season 6
LifeStyle YOU
Mondays from 11 January at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
Dance Moms is back for an incredible sixth series and we are bringing it to LifeStyle YOU quicker than ever before. This will feature Abby’s LA studio and we can expect even more drama this season!

Shameless
Season 6
SoHo
Wednesdays from January 13 at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
For five seasons now, we’ve somehow grown to love the crazy family that is the Gallaghers. Between arrests, broken relationships, a drunken father, plenty of illegal activities. Season six of Shameless picks up a few months after last year’s finale, leaving the Gallaghers to prepare for yet another long Chicago winter, this season will see more than just the arctic Lake Michigan winds whipping through the Southside. Change is hard and the Gallaghers are as surprised as anyone at how life is turning out for them. But the question remains, as they come into their own and find out who they are, is it really possible that the Gallaghers could grow apart for good? Cast: William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Emmy Rossum as Fiona, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl, Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich, Shanola Hampton as Veronica, Steve Howey as Kevin, Emma Kenney as Debbie, Cameron Monaghan as Ian, Zach McGowan as Jody and Jeremy Allen White as Lip.

American Idol
Season 15
FOX8
Thursdays & Fridays from January 14 at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
Express from the US
As American Idol enters a landmark season in January 2016 and its final season ever, the search continues to find amazing talent from across the nation. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and featuring judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban, the series empowers contestants and viewers to share their voices in deciding who will be America’s next singing superstar.

Grand Designs UK
Season 13
The LifeStyle Channel
Thursdays from January 14 at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
The UK’s most popular property show returns with its 13th series, following intrepid home-builders as they pursue their architectural dreams. Designer and writer Kevin McCloud guides us through the trials and tribulations – physical, financial and emotional – of those obsessively trying to create a unique place to live, often over many months, even years.

Pretty Little Liars
Season 6B
FOX8
Fridays from January 15 at 7.30pm
Australian Premiere
Express from the US
Filled with mystery, scandal and intrigue, Pretty Little Liars is based on the best-selling book series and returns for another suspenseful season. Starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, and Shay Mitchell.

The Great British Bake Off
Season 6
LifeStyle FOOD
Tuesday January 19 at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
Once again, 12 new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent in the heart of the British countryside. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have created 30 new challenges that will test their baking prowess, creativity and skill in a bid to find the country’s best amateur baker. From Victorian classics to high-end patisserie, from chocolate sculptures to everyday staples, the bakers will need cool heads and even colder hands to make it to the final. With them every step of the way are Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, ready to lend a hand or a shoulder to cry on.

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow
Season 1
FOX8 
Wednesdays from January 20 at 8.30pm
Australian Premiere
Express from the US
When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends! Having seen the future, time travelling rogue Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), comes back to the present day to recruit a disparate group of both heroes and villains to try and help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time. Starring Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller.

Big Dreams Small Spaces
The LifeStyle Channel
Thursdays from January 21 at 9.30pm
Australian Premiere
Monty Don, one of Britain’s favourite gardeners, has spent the last year working with enthusiasts up and down the country to help them create the garden of their dreams. He has listened to their plans, he has given them advice, and he has rolled up his sleeves to help make their dreams come true. But it’s not an easy task and there have been times when it all seemed nothing more than a pipe dream.

Baskets
The Comedy Channel
January 2016
Australian Premiere
Chip Baskets (Zach Galifianakis) wants to follow his dream of being a French clown – however, reality keeps interfering. Saddled with financial difficulties and facing an impenetrable language barrier, he moves back home to Bakersfield with high hopes. There he is forced to confront his past while working as a rodeo clown and competing with his siblings for his mother’s approval and affection. The new 10-episode series from the FX network stars Zach Galifianakis, and is co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel.