Wow, I'm excited and surprised that it is on this early. Usually the even-numbered seasons are several weeks - if not several months - behind the USA. For example, I recall TAR14 starting in July in Australia and TAR16 was only a little earlier in the year. TAR18 was close behind the USA, but it was shown on Seven Mate, which was a little random...
Usually the odd-numbered seasons are 3-4 days behind the USA, airing every Thursday after the show airs in the USA. So now we have Wednesday, which will make this the closest Australia has ever been to the USA in terms of TAR!
(At least as far back as I can remember, which is quite far.
Although I am a little upset at Wednesday - From TAR5 until TAR19, the show has always aired on Thursdays in Australia, with the exception of the last two episodes of TAR15 airing on Tuesdays and the really weird TAR18 airing on Sundays and Wednesdays on Seven Mate. Maybe the Thursday tradition is dead?
I was hoping Criminal Minds would start soon in the Wednesday 8:30pm or 9:30pm timeslot, with TAR starting on Thursdays, like it usually was, but I guess this should be even better!
I am also really into My Kitchen Rules, so I will watch that before TAR.