Billy Connolly s Route 66, Sunday, 7.30pm, Seven/GWN7
Billy Connolly. Picture: AP Photo/Rob Griffith

  • Billy Connolly's Route 66 *

Sunday, 7.30PM, SEVEN/GWN7

This new six-part series sees the affable Billy Connolly travel the world's most famous highway, Route 66. With his leather jacket, tight jeans and straggly mane of grey hair, Connolly is a lovable goof of a host. Starting his journey in Chicago, Connolly revisits the bootlegging of the roaring 20s, rides to the top of America's tallest building and goes to where rock 'n' roll was born. Leaving the city behind, he meets Illinois' champion pie-maker and heads into Amish country. The 1960s gospel and rock soundtrack is a highlight, and combined with Connolly's endearing personality, it all adds a little bit of fun to your Sunday night.


  • The Mentalist *

Sunday, 8.30PM, NINE/WIN

This episode proves Simon Baker can make anything look good - even a breakdown. Last week was the last skerrick of fun and frivolity we'll be seeing for this season, with this episode plunging into the depths of Jane's despair as the anniversary of the murder of his wife and daughter befalls him.

A note from Red John sparks Jane's downward spiral as the tedious game of cat and mouse they've been playing begins to take its toll.

The case this week surrounds a body that is found handcuffed and locked in a metal box, and is synchronised beautifully with Jane's breakdown. One can only hope that the Patrick Jane we love isn't lost in the darkness - but then that's a question for the season finale next week.


  • New Girl *

Sunday, 7PM, TEN

What to expect when you're expecting the possibility of an Indian-Jewish baby Schmidt? Everything is child-focused on New Girl this week. Cece is worried she's pregnant, Jess is looking after Russell's daughter Sarah, Winston is babysitting his new, slightly deranged boss, and Nick is dating yet another younger woman. Somehow, through all the jokes about Schmidt's baby, and Sarah getting stuck in one of Jess' bras, they manage to make this a very touching episode. Schmidt steps up to the plate, ecstatic at his possible "caramel miracle", and we see a side to him that we never usually see - and that I hope we'll see again.

The West Australian

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