Top 10 TV shows in Australia this week and where to watch them

Posted: 27 July 2023 9:30 am

Catch up with the shows everyone seems to be talking about.

With plenty of streaming services fighting for your attention and new shows released literally every week, figuring out what to watch can be a struggle. Yet some titles manage to stand out from the crowd and become instant pop culture staples.

If you're looking to join in the conversation, we've got you covered. Below are 10 series that are enjoying quite the hype at the moment. We made this list using both trends and our own expert preferences and it will be updated weekly. You can't go wrong with adding any of these titles to your watchlist.

Editor's note: You can catch a bunch of these shows using streaming free trials – check them out here.

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1. The Bear

Year: 2022

Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce

The first season of The Bear saw young chef Carmy come from the fine dining world and return to run his family's sandwich shop in Chicago. This time around, season 2 will see Carmy and the crew look to turn around the sandwich shop into a next level dining experience.

The entire staff is forced to come together in new ways, pushing the boundaries of their abilities and relationships.

All episodes are available to stream.


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2. What We Do in the Shadows

Year: 2019

Cast: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén

Our favourite group of vampires trying to live a normal life in Staten Island return for a new season of What We Do in the Shadows.

Nandor feels his familiar Guillermo slipping away as he spends more time with Laszlo. But Laszlo is merely trying to solve the mystery of the changes Guillermo is going through. Meanwhile Nadja comes under a hex and Colin runs for political office.

Tune in to see what comedic directions the vampires take this time as they try to elude notice in the city.

Episodes release weekly on BINGE and Foxtel Now.

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3. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Year: 2022

Cast: Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Sean Kaufman

The love triangle continues in season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Belly used to love visiting Cousins Beach over summer, but as Conrad and Jeremiah continue to vie for her affections, Belly isn't feeling it anymore. On top of that, Susannah's cancer has returned and an unexpected visitor threatens the future of Susannah's house.

New episodes drop every week on Prime Video.

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4. Futurama

Year: 1999

Cast: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

A decade after a new episode last aired, Futurama is back. The original cast returns in this new season of the animated comedy, where fresh viewers will be able to step right in and enjoy the show, while long-time fans will get answers to some of the show's lingering questions. Expect to see the crew of The Planet Express ship explore the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture and streaming.

Catch new episodes weekly on Disney Plus.


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5. Hijack

Year: 2023

Cast: Idris Elba, Neil Maskell, Max Beesley, Archie Panjabi

Hijack is a tense thriller that follows the journey of a hijacked plane as it makes its way to London over a 7-hour flight and authorities on the ground scramble for answers.

The show takes place in real time, so you can watch what happens minute by minute as Idris Elba tries to negotiate with the hijackers to save the plane.

Catch new episodes weekly on Apple TV Plus.

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6. The Great Australian Bake Off

Year: 2013

Cast: Natalie Tran, Cal Wilson, Rachel Khoo, Darren Purchese

The competition TV show that's the most gentle in nature is back for a new season in 2023.

The Great Australian Bake Off has undergone a revamp since we last saw it, with new hosts Natalie Tran and Cal Wilson, as well as new judges Rachel Khoo and Darren Purchese.

Plus there will also be 12 new amateur bakers taking on challenges from the judges and looking to be crowned Australia's best home baker.

Catch episodes weekly on BINGE and Foxtel Now.

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7. The Afterparty

Year: 2022

Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, John Cho

Tiffany Haddish returns as Detective Danner in season 2 of The Afterparty. Last time there was a murder mystery at a high school reunion, this time you'll have a wedding set. Each episode features a retelling of the same night told through a different character's perspective, each with its own unique visual style and film genre to match the teller's personality.

Make sure you watch each episode closely each week so you can pick up on clues to figure out the killer.

Episodes come out weekly on Apple TV Plus.

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8. Outlander

Year: 2014

Cast: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin

Time-travelling fantasy drama Outlander is back with a new season.

With Jamie and Young Ian racing to rescue Claire before she's tried and wrongfully convicted for murder, things become complicated with the beginning of the American Revolution.

Catch episodes weekly on BINGE and Foxtel Now.


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9. Special Ops: Lioness

Year: 2023

Cast: Zoe Saldana, Laysla De Oliveira, Dave Annable, Nicole Kidman

The next big show from prolific creator Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone, Tulsa King) comes with Special Ops: Lioness.

It focuses on the Lioness program, where women are trained to infiltrate terrorist and criminal networks. A young marine joins the team, while the station chief has to train and lead her operatives as she balances her personal life.

New episodes arrive each week on Paramount Plus.


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10. And Just Like That…

Year: 2021

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sara Ramírez

Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte are back, as the new season of And Just Like That… follows their lives now they're in their 50s.

Expect to follow the rekindling of Carrie and Aidan's relationship following Carrie's loss of Mr Big, Miranda and Che's blossoming relationship and Charlotte dealing with her family. There's also a promised cameo from Samantha too.

Episodes are released weekly via BINGE and Foxtel Now.

What changed on our list?

New additions

  • Futurama
  • Special Ops: Lioness

Want to find out about the top streaming services? Check out our guide to the best streaming services in Australia.

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    ArtyOctober 5, 2015

    If I get the iTunes downloads of Rick and Morty, do I end up with the censored or un-censored versions?

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      BrodieOctober 6, 2015

      Hi there!

      As far as I can tell, the Rick and Morty episodes you purchase through iTunes are censored. The only way to get an uncensored copy is to wait for the DVD/Bluray release.



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