This Week's Best TV Including Tom Cruise's movie Rock of Ages

Ahlan!’s essential weekly guide to the best TV shows, movies and more from 22 November to 28 November from Rock of Ages starring Tom Cruise to more Kardashian sister drama in Kourtney and Kim Take New York
Tuesday , 20 November 2012
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages
Single Father
Single Father
My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn
Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy
World War Z
World War Z
CSI: New York
CSI: New York
X Factor US
X Factor US
Kourtney & Kim Take New York
Kourtney & Kim Take New York
John Carter
John Carter

Rock of Ages
Starring: Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin
Date: 23 to 29 November, Channel: OSN Box Office 1
For the first time on TV, catch Tom Cruise rocking out in skin tight trousers in this star-studded musical flick about the glory days of rock’n’roll. Rock of Ages is a unique mix of musical and comedy, and features a massive cast of some of the world’s best actors. It also has a fantastic soundtrack!

The film is an adaptation of the 2006 Broadway rock musical of the same name. Set in 1987 LA, Drew (Diego) and Sherrie (Julianne) are chasing their dream to become famous rock stars. The flick sees them overcome various obstacles as they try to achieve the dream, and battle their own feelings! Do they predictably fall in love? You’ll have to watch it to see.
Ahlan! columnist and movie expert Kris Fade from Virgin Radio described the movie as “Studio 54 meets Grease”. Just don’t be surprised when the cast bursts into song! The flick will be showing for one week only on OSN Box Office 1, so don’t miss it. Rock of Ages is a great pick for a movie night in, and a bit of karaoke too!

Coming Soon: Single Father
Starring: David Tennant
Date: 29 November
Channel: BBC Entertainment | Time: 12am
A humorous and touching four-part drama about a man, Dave, who struggles to raise his four children after his wife, Rita, dies in a shock car accident. It’s an inspiring story of love and family.

Girls’ Night In: My Week with Marilyn
Starring: Michelle Williams
Date: 23 November Channel: OSN Movies HD | Time: 9pm
A production assistant falls for Marilyn Monroe during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl. We love!

Last Chance
Baby Daddy: Season 1 Finale
Starring: Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Date: 22 November Channel: OSN Comedy HD Time: 7.30pm
Series about a man who becomes a surprise dad when a baby girl is left on his doorstep by his ex-girlfriend, and how he copes!

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New Series: WakeBrothers
Starring: Phil and Bob Soven
Date: 23 November
Channel: MTV Middle East First Time: 7.20pm, 7.40pm
Humorous MTV series following the personal and professional lives of Phil Soven, the number one pro wake boarder in the world, and his brother Bob, who is the polar opposite of Phil.


CSI: New York
Starring: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo and Hill Harper
Channel: OSN First HD | Time: 3pm, 7pm
A spin-off of Crime Scene Investigation set in New York.

Modern Family
Starring: Ed O’Neill
Channel: OSN Comedy HD | Time: 4pm
American comedy about three very different but related families and their crazy lives in suburbia.

Plain Jane
Starring: Louise Roe
Channel: MTV Middle East | Time: 6.35pm
Makeover show where stylist Louise Roe transforms ordinary girls into confident young women.

Iron Chef America
Starring: Mark Dacascos
Channel: Food Network | Time: 10.20pm
Top US cooking show which is a successor to the original Iron Chef.


Ellen DeGeneres
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres
Channel: OSN First | Time: 10am, 6pm
Top US chat show where hilarious host Ellen interviews top celebrities.

Super 8
Starring: Elle Fanning
Channel: OSN Cinema | Time: 8pm
A group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events.

My Week With Marilyn
Starring: Michelle Williams
Channel: OSN Movies HD | Time: 9pm
A production assistant falls for a movie star.

X Factor US
Starring: Britney spears, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell
Channel: OSN First | Time: 9pm, 1am
Contestants battle it out on stage on to win a record deal.


Starring: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Channel: OSN First | Time: 2am
Popular US TV show about a high school singing club.

Green Lantern
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Channel: OSN Action HD | Time: 11am
A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers.

Unique Eats
Channel: Food Network | Time: 4.55pm, 8.40pm
A food show that looks at some of the strange things people like to eat as comfort foods. Foodies don’t miss it!

Saturday Night Live
Channel: OSN Comedy HD | Time: 11pm
Late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show with celeb guests.


Starring: Chris Hemsworth
Channel: OSN Premier | Time: 1pm
American superhero film based on the comic book character of the same name.

Kourtney & Kim Take New York
Starring: Kim K
Channel: E! | Time: 3.05pm, 8.25pm
A spin-off of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Gok’s Clothes RoadShow
Starring: Gok Wan
Channel: BBC Lifestyle | Time: 9.20pm
British makeover show hosted by Gok Wan offering style advice.

Killer Whales
Channel: Animal Planet  | Time: 10.10pm, 12.55am
An Animal Planet documentary which takes a close look at one of the world’s biggest creatures.


Starring: Jerry Seinfeld
Channel: OSN Comedy HD | Time: 2pm, 8.30pm
The misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Come Dine With Me
Channel: BBC Lifestyle | Time: 2.20pm, 9.45pm
Amateur chefs in the UK compete for a cash prize by hosting and rating dinner parties.

Starring: Madeleine Stowe
Channel: OSN First |Time: 9pm
A US drama about a woman out to exact revenge on those who destroyed her family.

Starring: Kristen Wiig
Channel: OSN Cinema | Time: 10pm
Competition between the maid of honour and a bridesmaid threatens to upend the life of a pastry chef.


MasterChef Australia
Starring: Gary Mehigan
Channel: BBC Lifestyle |Time: 9am
Cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland
Channel: OSN First | Time: 11am, 5pm
Martin Bohm is a single father who is haunted by an inability to bond with his son.

Jay Leno
Starring: Jay Leno
Channel: OSN Comedy HD | Time: 9pm
Top rated late-night comedy US talk-show with big-name guests like Tom Cruise and Katy Perry.

The Vow
Starring: Channing Tatum
Channel: OSN Movies HD |  Time: 10.15pm
A car accident puts a woman in a coma and she wakes up with severe memory loss.

Grey’s Anatomy
Starring: Ellen Pompeo
Channel: OSN First | Time: 1pm
Hit US drama series about the lives of hospital interns.

10 Years Yonger
Starring: Nicky Hambleton-Jones
Channel: BBC Lifestyle | Time: 3.15pm
Makeover show in which the presenter tries to make guests look 10 years younger.

John Carter
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins
Channel: OSN Cinema |Time: 7.45pm
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by barbarians.

Bored to Death
Starring: Zach Galifianakis
Channel: OSN Comedy HD | Time: 11pm
Inspired by detective stories. A struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life.

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