What’s On TV This Week — Highlights for October 14-20

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What’s on TV this week in Australia?

Spring has come and with it comes a whole lot of new shows and sporting events to make staying at home even more worth your while. Between your favourite streaming providers to channels on free to air, there’s a bunch of shows with new episodes airing weekly that you can watch, both live and on demand, including the following:

  • Jack Stein: Inside the Box
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Living With Yourself
  • Rugby World Cup
  • MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix
  • Hyundai A-League

So what are you waiting for? Check out our top picks for shows and sport airing this week on free-to-air and on your favourite streaming providers below!

Top Picks on Streaming TV in Australia

Foxtel: Jack Stein: Inside the Box

Season 1 Premiere on October 14

Ten countries, ten classic British dishes, and only one Jack Stein… Cornish chef Jack Stein, son of Rick Stein and Executive Chef of all Stein restaurants, takes ten of Britain’s most historically famous meals to countries where they are far less well known, and far less well loved! Courageously he sets himself the challenge of turning the locals in each country into fans of the food. How? By recreating each dish with their country’s native twist. Don’t miss the first season premiere on October 14, only on FOX Showcase

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Telstra Plus members get discounted movie tickets from $12.50 every day of the week, plus a free large popcorn and drink combo upgrade. Also get access to discounted music, arts and sporting events. Join now!

Netflix: Living With Yourself

New Series Premieres October 18

This Netflix original series is an inventive existential comedy that asks: do we really want to be better? Paul Rudd stars as Miles, who is a man struggling in life. When he undergoes a novel spa treatment that promises to make him a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved version of himself. Start streaming all episodes on October 18, only on Netflix.

Stan: Looking for Alaska

All Episodes of Season 1 Available on October 19

Based on John Green’s acclaimed novel of the same name and created by the team behind Gossip GirlLooking For Alaska follows Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter (Charlie Plummer), a bored teen who starts attending Culver Creek Boarding School where he meets the incandescent free spirit Alaska, played by Kristine Froseth (The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair), who changes his outlook on life forever. Stream all episodes of season 1 on October 19

Top Picks on Free to Air

ABC: Total Control

New episode on Sunday (Oct 20) at 8:30pm

An unlikely national hero is catapulted into government in a cynical power play. Used, abandoned and underestimated, now she’s on a quest to settle the score, that will send the political establishment into meltdown. Catch up on previous episodes of Total Control on ABC iView.

Nine: Love Island Australia

New Episodes on Weeknights at 8:40pm


The hottest show is back! Hosted by Sophie Monk, 10 beautiful Aussie singles will play the ultimate game of love. After they find their match, they must stay together while surviving temptations as new singles enter the villa. Catch new episodes every Tuesday and catch up on 9Now.

Ten: Gogglebox Australia

Season 10, New Episode on Thurs (Oct 17) at 8:30pm

No show is safe this season, which takes the audience into the lounge rooms of some of Australia’s most opinionated, outspoken, funny and avid TV viewers. You can also catch up on previous episodes on TenPlay.

SBS: Bosch

Season 5, New episode on Thursday (Oct 17) at 11:10pm

Bosch closes in on his murder suspects. As Billets and Edgar clash over a rogue mission, Maddie fears for her father’s safety. Pierce and Vega rush to track down Jose Jr. Bosch gets further implicated in the Borders case. Also catch up on previous episodes on SBS On Demand.

Seven: Secret Bridesmaids’ Business

New Episode on Tuesday (Oct 15) at 9:00pm

Melanie turns stalker in a bid to save another woman from Jakob’s harassment, while Olivia discovers Alex’s darkest secret, and Saskia starts to spiral in the aftermath of a vicious attack. Also catch up on previous episodes with 7Plus.

Best Sporting Events Live This Week

Kayo Sports: Rugby World Cup; A-League; Cricket; MotoGP; NFL; NHL; NBA; WSL

The games continue for the NFL, NHL, and the NBA. On top of that, you can also catch the following matches and games below:

Foxtel: Rugby World Cup; A-League; Cricket; MotoGP; NFL; NHL; NBA; WSL

Make sure to tune in to continuing matches from NRL and AFL, which you can watch in Live 4K Ultra HD. Also catch these other major sporting events happening this week:

  • Rugby World Cup: Continuing matches throughout the week
  • MotoGP: Japanese Grand Prix
  • Cricket: Caribbean Premier League Final
  • WSL: MEO Rip Curl Portugal Pro

Seven: WBBL; Racing


Catch these games and races happening this week:

  • Oct 18: WBBL Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
  • Oct 19: Racing Caulfield Cup
  • Oct 19: Racing The Everest
  • Oct 19: WBBL Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat
  • Oct 20: WBBL Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat

Nine: Netball


Make sure to tune into the lineup of matches for Netball Constellation Cup this week:

  • Oct 16: New Zealand v Australia Game 2
  • Oct 20: New Zealand v Australia Game 3

Ten: Rugby World Cup

2019 Rugby World Cup

Make sure to tune into the lineup of matches for the 2019 Rugby World Cup:

  • Oct 19: Quarter-Final 1 Eng vs Aus
  • Oct 20: Quarter-Final 3 Wales vs France

SBS: FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Catch these matches below:

  • Oct 15: Chinese Taipei vs Australia

Other Special Deals on Offer for Streaming TV

Still looking for more shows to stream? Check out these special offers from other streaming providers, which you can avail of right now to get access to their extensive library of the hottest shows, sport, and movies available on demand.

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