“ Tube Talk ”
The boys are back
Lawrence Bellhouse: "At present Antiques Roadshow is not being transmitted, when is it due to recommence please?"
Neil: It's back tomorrow (Sunday) at 6.45pm. The show takes a break between April and September every year.
Laura Bentley: "When will the next season of ER be on in the US and the UK? Also there is the season 5 DVD box set out in October when will the next one be out after that?"
Neil: Thursday, September 22 in the US; expect January over here. As for the DVD, nothing concrete, but expect the first quarter.
InigoMontoya: "Now we know that Living are going to bury Veronica Mars in the daily 6pm spot from October 3rd, is there any chance the show could still be picked up by another network, such as 5 or the BBC?"
Neil: Depends - on how it fares for Living and how the second series fares in the US. At the moment I'd say it's unlikely, however. The plus side of seeing it stripped daily is that you can watch the whole series in just over a month..
Dee Caprio: "Neil, When can we expect to view The Wire third season? Is or will grays anatomy be repeted and shown at a more resonable hour?"
Neil: New episodes continue on FX through October. As for Grey's Anatomy, 10pm (Monday / Friday) is about as reasonable as you'll get for now.
Chris Penfold-Ivany: "When is the New Look Sky News Starting?"
Neil: I'm hearing the second week of October.
John Edward: "Can you tell me if Crossing Over with John Edward will ever return to Living TV? I much prefered him to Colin Fry."
Neil: He will! Catch a double bill on Living TV 2, weekdays at 11am from October 3.
Andrew: "I know Footballers Wives is returning but is there any news on bad girls and if so when will it be returning?"
Neil: Yep, an eighth series has just been greenlit. More details over in Kris Green's Soap Scoop.
Michael: "When will the 3rd Season of The OC be starting on E4?"
Neil: January, in all probability. But in honesty, I'm not too impressed with it thusfar.
Jonathan: "Do you know when Australian drama Headland starts and on what channel?"
Neil: E4 from October. More on this on DS in the weeks ahead.
Robert: "Is it true that C4 will not be airing season three of Nip/Tuck?"
Neil: It certainly seems that way. Sky have picked up the full UK rights and they're not keen on sharing.
Emma: "In June you said Trailer Park Boys would be returning to Paramount at the end of August for season 5 and all the seasons repeated from Mid September. What happened?"
Neil: I did, didn't I? The good news is that season five is finally here, weeknights at 11.05pm from September 19.
Philip: "Will The Bigger Picture come back for another series? I know Graham has the new show to rival Saturday Night Takeaway coming up, and another season of Strictly Dance Fever but has the BBC committed to another season of the Bigger Picture?"
Neil: No, but they would be foolish not to as it did killer ratings towards the end of its run.
Tricia: "Can you tell me when Hallmark are planning to show Season 6 of the Gilmour Girls? The 5th season has just finished showing here in the UK and left quite a cliff hanger for the audience. Thanks for any information you can glean."
Neil: It hasn't even begun in the US yet so it may be a while before it airs here. But (highlight to reveal a semi-spoiler) you'll get the answer you want within the first few seconds of the premiere.
Fatima: "what are the ratings for lost here compared with the US and is channel five bringing a second series of joey soon?"
Neil: We're talking 16 million in the US, versus around 6 million here. Joey season two begins on Five January.
Monica: "How did Reunion rate in the US?"
Neil: Got off to a promising start, finishing seventh for the day but retained 91% of The OC's lead-in. And E4 next year, for all those who keep asking about a UK airing.
More next Saturday!