Rise of a warrior

ACTION The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior.Against his father’s advice, Mathayus joins the Black Scorpions, the best warriors of the Emperor of Akkad. He meets Layla during training but is apprehended by Sargon, the army commander.

After the death of his father, Mathayus graduates but must now take a stand when
commanded by new Emperor Sargon to kill his brother.

Starring Michael Copon, Karen David, Randy Couture, The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior, airs on HBO on December 20 at 9 pm.  

Adventure in Big Apple 

On the way to a crucial college interview, a disciplined and tidy Drew aged 17, is thwarted by her free-spirited, impulsive, untidy sister Parker aged 17, prompting an unfortunate series of mishaps that almost ruin everything.

These events reveal how much can happen in New York Minute.

Watch Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen take on the Big Apple in this action-adventure comedy titled New York Minute on December 20 at 9 pm on WB. 

The battle begins

The battle between the good and the evil continues where Gingka struggles to find the strength to defend his world and the honour of Beyblade.

A new cast of characters take on the continued battle between good and evil. Gingka, our hero, and his group of loyal friends take on a dangerous group called the Dark Nebula whose sole mission is to take over the world and unleash their evil upon it; but before they can do so, they must destroy Gingka as he is the only person that’s strong enough to stand in their way. The plot thickens as friends become enemies and enemies become allies. 

Everything starts and ends with Gingka as he struggles to find the strength to defend his world and the honour of Beyblade.

Watch Beyblade Metal Fusion on December 20 on Cartoon Network at 8.30 pm. 

Expert killers

From underrated predators to those on top of the food chain, Animal Planet’s
illustrated series Predation airs on December 20 at 8 pm.

 It turns the spotlight on deadly predators that are out there prowling on a daily basis.

All of the featured creatures are extremely effective, though their skills as hunters are not wholly understood much to the disadvantage of their prey.

One thing is for sure though: be it evolutionary adaptation or simply their
 ability to get what they need in order to survive, all of these predators are expert killers.

The great escape 

Based on the best-selling series with the same name, Worst Case Scenario on
Discovery Channel on December 20 at 10 pm features survival expert Bear Grylls as he portrays potentially life-threatening situations to demonstrate how to survive in a worst-case scenario.

In this episode, Bear is confronted by a driver with road rage and must find help before the situation turns deadly.

The Bear and a friend who is about to be trampled escape a panicking crowd during a night club fire.

An extraordinary discovery 

FIGHTING From The Forbidden Kingdom.An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King.

 With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. Watch The Forbidden Kingdom on Sony Pix on December 20 at 9 pm.