September 02, 2011

New and returning HD series

Is it me or is there bugger all on TV at the moment? I'm still catching up with stuff I recorded a few months ago (and thanks to my TiVo's 1Tb capacity they're all in HD) but it's good to know that the are some old favourites and interesting new shows on their way back:
  • An Idiot Abroad 2 - September on Sky1 
  • Braquo - Sun, October 30 at 10pm on FX 
  • Celebrity Coach Trip S2 - September on Channel 4 
  • Downton Abbey S2 - September on ITV1 
  • Drop Dead Diva S3 - Fri, September 2 at 8pm on Sky Living 
  • Glee S3 - September 22 at 9pm on Sky1 
  • Happy Endings S1 - Thursday, September 8 at 9pm on E4
  • Inspector George Gently - Sunday, September 4 at 9pm on BBC1
  • Made In Chelsea S2 - September on E4 
  • Modern Family S3 - Friday, September 23 at 8pm on Sky1 
  • Strictly Come Dancing - Sat, September 10 on BBC1
  • Terra Nova S1 - October on Sky1 
  • The Middle S3 - Fri, September 23 at 7pm on Sky1 
  • The Walking Dead S2 - Fri, October 21 at 10pm on FX 
Two series you have may have been anticipating this autumn are not returning until next year: True Blood season 4 will appear on FX HD in January, and a second burst of the BBC's Sherlock has been delayed until next spring, apparently due to Martin Freeman being a hobbit for a few more months.

10 comments:

campbellg said...

Walking Dead is the only one on that list I watch, the rest I couldn't give a monkeys about.

Only Doctor Who, Torchwood and Supernatural worth watching at the moment.

Would be nice to add the Borgias to that and the forthcoming Boardwalk Empire season 2, but alas.

Resdent Bipolar said...

Was liking that list, until I spotted Glee...

Anthony said...
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Anthony said...

Braquo looks worth a watch ...

lee said...

Any particular reason why the amazing FRINGE not listed?!

Nialli said...

All I've heard is that Fringe returns in the autumn to Sky1 HD. The show returns to US screens on September 23rd, but Sky hasn't transmitted it immediately after the US in the past.
It's not going to Sky Atlantic btw...

lee said...

Well, with Broadband, we don't have to rely on Sky1 for everything! :p

Moroboshi said...

Horizon has been good lately, and BBC One HD have a new documentary about dinosaurs starting in a week or so.

I've pretty much given up on US drama as it's mostly awful now. (save for Game of Thrones, Broadwalk Empire, and of course Mad Men) The Killing Series 2 starts soon though, which I'll certainly watch. I tried the recent Torchwood thing and thought it was embarrassingly awful...

Nialli said...

@Morobishi: I'm with you mate. There's very little coming from the US these days that gets me excited except, funny this, for the stuff on Sky Atlantic. Ho hum.
I enjoy Fringe (but fear it jumped the shark in season three) and Modern Family, but that's about it. 30 Rock seems to have disappeared from Comedy Central halfway through the last season (but they find the space to show Two and a Half Men ad nauseum) and there's little else to excite. Give me The Hour or Sherlock any day...or Sky Atlantic.

campbellg said...

I reckon the superior standard of drama on sky Atlantic is more than proved by the huge number of emmy nominations HBO dramas have received.

Come on, virgin, the channel shows the highest quality of new drama - some of us like watching something a bit bloody better than Glee!