Catch the Best Shows From Top TV Providers in Australia this August!
Between free-to-air and streaming television channels, there’s a myriad of choices of shows to watch on-the-go or to binge-watch straight from your couch. There’s a wide range of shows that you can easily tune in to — and the best part is that there’s always something new coming out every month from all these top TV providers in Australia.
If you haven’t been exactly keeping up with the latest news and releases, there’s no reason to worry ‘cause we’ve rounded them all up for you. Never miss another awesome show from Foxtel, Stan, Netflix, Free-to-Air, and Amazon Prime Video (which has just officially launched in the country) with these top five shows to watch this August.
#1 – A Place to Call Home: The Final Chapter
The sixth and final season of Foxtel’s popular drama series, A Place to Call Home, premieres on August 19. In this ten-episode season we’ll see our beloved favourite characters going into year 1958, four years since we left Sarah and the Bligh family in season five. Don’t miss the final chapter, with new episodes every Sunday on Foxtel’s Showcase.
#2 – Sharp Objects
Based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, a reporter who reconnects with her estranged family, while also investigating two murders in a small, quiet town in Missouri. As the story unfolds, Preaker tries to piece together a psychological puzzle from her past and finds herself identifying with the murdered victims a little too closely. Catch this eight-part HBO original series exclusively on Foxtel’s Showcase.
#3 – Wentworth
The highly acclaimed Foxtel original series Wentworth, recently returned with its sixth season, showcasing an even more gripping storyline that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. Tune in to new episodes from season six every Tuesdays on Foxtel’s Showcase.
#4 – American Horror Story: Cult
The first season of the FX series to not feature mainstay actress Lily Rabe, the seventh season of American Horror Story, named Cult, follows local restaurant owner Ally (Sarah Paulson) as her phobias are triggered by the surprising results of the 2016 US presidential election. Meanwhile, the consequential political conundrum fuels fellow resident Kai’s (Evan Peters) pursuit of his very own political power, made more lethal by the fact that he’s a psychopath. Watch the thrilling new episodes of American Horror Story: Cult on Foxtel’s Showcase
#5 – Suits
What happens next, after Mike Ross and Rachel Zane leave the show? Suits returned with its eighth season, sans two of its showrunners, but with new and interesting characters in tow. Among them include Katherine Heigl, joining the cast as Samantha Wheeler, a lawyer bound to shake things up at Specter-Litt law firm. Catch new episodes from season eight on Foxtel’s Universal channel.
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The bad guys get badder this time around as Better Call Saul returns for its fourth season. This season, we see how Chuck’s death pushes Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman. Neck-deep in his grief and mourning, he decides to step into the criminal world, which consequently puts his future as a lawyer — as well as his relationship with Kim — in jeopardy. Don’t miss the first episode of season four on August 7, with new episodes every Tuesdays, only on Stan.
#2 – Power
Vengeance is the main agenda as Power returns for its fifth season. After the tragic events from season four, Ghost, Tommy, and Kanan set aside their differences and join forces to fight against a common enemy — and justice will be theirs. Catch new episodes from season five every Sunday, only on Stan.
#3 – Younger
The highly-acclaimed drama-comedy Younger finally returned with its long awaited fifth season, exclusively on Stan. After season four’s cliffhanger, we will finally be able to see what happens when Liza’s personal and professional lives become more intertwined than ever before. Don’t miss the season five season finale airing August 29, only on Stan.
#4 – UnReal
UnReal is an American drama series that sheds a light on the so-called reality behind the popular dating reality TV show, Everlasting. Shiri Appleby stars as Rachel Goldberg, a young producer pushed by her unscrupulous boss, Quinn King (played by Constance Zimmer), to pull out all the stops to make the show as dramatic and salacious as it can get. Catch all the drama with the fourth and final season of UnReal, now available on Stan.
#5 – Get Shorty
Get Shorty follows the story of Miles Daly, a former muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada who changes his profession to become a movie producer for the sake of his daughter. But instead of leaving his criminal past behind, he accidentally brings it all the way to Hollywood and partners up with Rick, a washed-up producer of low quality films. Starring Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, don’t miss season two when it premieres on August 13 on Stan.
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Based on Tom Clancy’s popular novels, this new Amazon Prime original series stars John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who’s suddenly thrown into the field — all across Europe and the Middle East — as he uncovers a growing terrorist threat against the United States. Don’t miss the premiere on August 31.
#2 – Agatha Christie: Ordeal By Innocence
Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence is the first among a new wave of series adaptation from an author who’s considered to be one of the most famous mystery novelists in history. The story follows the murder of wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll. It was her adopted son, Jack Argyll, who was convicted and sentenced for the crime, and later dies in prison. But just a few years later, someone emerges wanting to clear his name, exposing the dark secrets the Argyll family has kept hidden for years. Don’t miss the premiere on August 10.
#3 – The Stink & Dirty Show
Based on the books by Jim and Kate McMullan, this animated Amazon Prime original tells the story of the friendship between a stinky garbage truck and a dirty backhoe loader — and how they end up as unlikely heroes in their adventures. Don’t miss this dynamic and hilarious duo when they return for season two B on August 14.
#4 – All or Nothing: Manchester City
This Amazon Prime original documentary series follows the legendary coach of the titular soccer team. Watch coach Pep Guardiola and see how he leads his premiership football team through the 2017/18 season. Season one premieres on August 17.
#5 – #MeToo: Now What?
Host Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, leads several open and authentic discussions about sexual harassment in lieu of the #MeToo movement. Each episode features a different aspect of sexual harassment, with women and men from all walks of life engaging in difficult issues, in the hopes of creating an open dialogue about creating positive and lasting changes once and for all. Catch season one on August 1.
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Netflix’s dark original drama series returns for its second season. Expect a good level of escalation as far as danger, business challenges, and personal relationships are concerned for the Byrdes. Catch it all when the new season drops on August 31.
#2 – Orange Is The New Black
Orange is the New Black is finally back with its long awaited sixth season. This season we’ll get to see what happens to our favorite characters after the three-day riot that capped off season five. It’s only a matter of time before catastrophe hits the fan again, so don’t miss the new season, now available on Netflix.
#3 – Shooter
Based on the best-selling novel, Point of Impact, and the movie featuring Mark Wahlberg, Shooter stars Ryan Philippe as Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president. Don’t miss all the action when Shooter returns with its third season on August 3.
#4 – Disenchantment
From the creators of The Simpsons come Disenchantment, a Netflix original animated series that follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess named Bean in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, alongside her feisty elf companion Elfo and a personal demon named Luci. Misadventures certainly await when Disenchantment premieres on August 17.
#5 – Insatiable
This upcoming Netflix original comedy drama series follows the story of Bob, a disgruntled civil-lawyer-turned-beauty-pageant-coach, as he takes on Patty, a rather vengeful and bullied teenager, as his new client and pageant trainee. Everything unravels as Bob realises what he’s about to unleash upon the world. This coming of “rage” story premieres on August 10.
Rake features Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene, a brilliant but self-destructive Sydney barrister. Despite his smarts and good intentions, he often finds himself defending a usually guilty client. At the end of season four of this comedy-drama series, we see Cleaver successfully obtaining a seat as an independent senator. Find out what happens next in the fifth and final season airing on ABC free-to-air on August 19. Also available on ABC iview.
#2 – The Block (Nine)
The Block is an Australian reality TV show that follows four or five couples as they compete with each other to renovate and style houses/apartments, and then sell them at an auction for the highest price. Presented by Scott Cam and Shelley Craft, The Block returns to free to air channel Nine with season 14 on August 5. Also available on 9now.
#3 – Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventure
A comedy and mockumentary show in one, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures stars comedian Glenn Robbins as he takes viewers on a tour through Australia, causing accidents and spreading misinformation along the way. Don’t miss all the hilarity and misadventures when the series returns for its third season come August 5 on Ten free-to-air. Also available on tenplay.
#4 – Little Big Shot (Seven)
Based on the American format of the same name, Little Big Shots Australia features amazing and awe-inspiring performances from children between ages 3 and 13 years old. From power tumblers to knife throwers, Rubik’s Cube geniuses to sheep-shearing experts, you’ll certainly be wowed and left in awe with these amazing children. Don’t miss the return of Little Big Shots for its second season, only on Seven. Also available on 7plus.
#5 – Dead Lucky (SBS)
Directed by David Caesar, Dead Lucky is a four-part miniseries starring Rachel Griffiths as Grace Gibbs, a detective who’s been obsessed with catching an armed robber who murdered one of her junior officers. It also stars Yoson An as Charlie Fung, Grace Gibbs’ new trainee, who sees her as the cause of death of his best friend. Catch this Australian crime thriller drama series on SBS this month. Also available on SBS On Demand.
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