November brings the premieres of five new Australian series and seasons to the US, including a comedy and four dramas.

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Faraway Downs: Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman — Photo TM & © 2008 Twentieth Century Fox

For updates about shows from Australia and New Zealand added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the Down Under TV Viewing Guide.

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Colin from Accounts (AU)

The eight-episode first season of this critically-acclaimed, viewer-favorite, award-winning comedy follows medical student Ashley (Harriet Dyer, American Auto, The Other Guy, No Activity) and brewery owner Gordon (Patrick Brammall, Evil, No Activity, Glitch), two complex individuals who are brought together by a nipple flash, a car accident, and an injured dog — in that order.

The series costars Emma Harvie (RFDS), Helen Thomson (Bad Mothers), Genevieve Hegney (The Heart Guy), Michael Logo (Love Me), and Tai Hara (Home and Away).

Colin from Accounts premieres in the US with two episodes on Thursday, November 9, exclusively on Paramount+. New episodes will drop in pairs on Thursdays through November 30.

NCIS: Sydney (US-AU)

Set against the spectacular backdrop of one of the world’s most breathtaking harbor cities, this crime drama, the fifth in the “NCIS” franchise and the first international edition, follows a brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). With rising international tensions in the Indo-Pacific, they are grafted into a multinational task force to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet. In the series opener, the death of an American seaman on a U.S. nuclear submarine during an AUKUS ceremony on Sydney Harbour is investigated in a joint effort between NCIS agents and the AFP.

The eight-episode first season stars Olivia Swann (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The River Wild) and Todd Lasance (Without Remorse, Spartacus: War of the Damned), along with Sean Sagar (The Covenant, Mea Culpa), Tuuli Narkle (Mystery Road: Origin, Bad Behaviour), Mavournee Hazel (Shantaram, Halifax: Retribution), and William McInnes (The Newsreader, Total Control).

NCIS: Sydney premieres Tuesday, November 14, at 8pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, with new episodes dropping on subsequent Tuesdays. Streaming is available on Paramount+. Subscribers to Paramount+ with Showtime will be able to stream each episode live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the streaming service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will have access to on-demand streaming of the series the day after each episode airs.

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RFDS Royal Flying Doctors Service: Season 2 (AU)

Based on real-life stories, the new season of this drama opens a year since Eliza (Emma Hamilton, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) left Broken Hill. Much has changed in that time, with lives at RFDS South East progressing at a rapid rate. The RFDS doctors, nurses, pilots, and support staff face some of their most high-stakes challenges to date in the air and on land — as well as with each other and within themselves. (Trailer is from Season 1)

The cast also includes Justine Clarke (Tangle), Rob Collins (Total Control), Stephen Peacocke (Five Bedrooms), Ash Ricardo (Offspring), Rodney Afif (The Commons), and Jack Scott (Wellmania).

Royal Flying Doctors Service: Season 2 premieres in the US as an eight-episode binge on Thursday, November 23, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

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Faraway Downs (AU-US)

A serialized version of two-time Oscar® nominee Baz Luhrmann’s 2008 film Australia, this adventure drama centers on English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman, The Undoing, Big Little Lies), who travels halfway across the world to confront her wayward husband and to sell a million-acre cattle ranch in the Australian Outback called Faraway Downs. Following her husband’s death, ruthless Australian cattle baron King Carney (Bryan Brown, Darby and Joan) plots to take her land, so Lady Sarah reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle drover (Hugh Jackman, X-Men, Les Misérables) to protect her ranch.

Faraway Downs, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Sunday, November 26, exclusively on Hulu, and globally on Disney+.

The Artful Dodger (AU)

This irreverent follow-up to Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist explores the adult double life of the titular prince of thieves. Set in 1850s Australia, in the lively colony of Port Victory, Jack Dawkins (Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Love Actually, Pistol, “Maze Runner” films), aka the Artful Dodger, has transferred his fast fingers as a pickpocket to the nimble-skilled fingers of a surgeon. But Dodger’s past returns to haunt him with the arrival of Fagin (David Thewlis, “Harry Potter” films, An Inspector Calls), luring him back into a world of crime. A greater threat — to Dodger’s heart — is Lady Belle Fox (Maia Mitchell, Good Trouble, The Fosters), the Governor’s daughter, who’s determined to become the colony’s first female surgeon.

Also featuring in the eight-episode series are Damon Herriman (Mr Inbetween), Damien Garvey (Rake), Lucy-Rose Leonard (Nitram), Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps), Tim Minchin (Upright), Susie Porter (Wentworth), Andrea Demetriades (Janet King), Kym Gyngell (Love Me), Miranda Tapsell (The Heart Guy), Huw Higginson (Total Control), and Luke Carroll (The Gods of Wheat Street).

The Artful Dodger, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 29, exclusively on Hulu, and globally on Disney+.

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Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Down Under TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.


For details about the November premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.



Australian TV Premieres in the US in November 2023