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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

By and Daniel Sperling
Ricky Gervais, Derek,
Gameshows, comedy, big boats - we've got it all in this week's TV picks. Whether it's big-budget period dramas or cult gems from the US, there's something for everyone to sit down and enjoy.

After last week's controversial selection, we're going all out to please this time around. Hopefully letting you know that Community is back will make up for championing Made In Chelsea...

Community: Tuesday at 10.30pm on Sony Entertainment Television
Can we just say first of all, it's absolutely criminal that Community gets buried away on a channel at the back end of the TV guide. Oh, Community - so unloved by the suits on both sides of the Atlantic, but we here at Tube Talk will do our damnedest to get you the audience you deserve. Season two kicks off with the gang enrolling in Anthropology 101, Britta (Gillian Jacobs) looking for ways to get back at Jeff (Joel McHale) after being rejected last semester and Pierce (Chevy Chase) unwittingly becoming a Twitter phenomenon. And, as if we couldn't love Community anymore, Digital Spy idol Betty White makes a guest appearance as a blowgun-shooting, urine-drinking professor. Be still, our beating heart.

Watch a clip of the Community season premiere below:



Glee: Thursday at 9pm on Sky1
It's been a while since we mentioned Glee in our must-see TV, but after the last shocking episode we kind of had to - what will happen to Quinn? Incidentally, over in the States they've been on a long break between the last instalment and this one, so it should be a good, action-packed episode (and we're back to being just two days behind them). But what's going on? White Collar fans might recognise Blaine's brother - it's Matt Bomer! His character Cooper, a Hollywood actor, comes to visit, but Blaine doesn't seem too pleased about it. What's more, Rachel's feeling guilty about Quinn's accident...

Watch a preview of Darren Criss and Matt Bomer singing together on Glee below:



Derek: Thursday at 10pm on Channel 4
Comedy Marmite man Ricky Gervais returns to his old stomping ground at Channel 4 for a new comedy pilot, bringing "round-headed buffoon" Karl Pilkington with him. The show focuses on a kind-hearted nursing home volunteer called Derek (surprisingly) as he tries to get by in this cruel world of ours. Yes, we know that on the surface it looks a little too familiar and lazy, but Gervais brings such a warmth to the main character that he alone is enough to keep the show afloat. If you haven't already seen our full preview or the mass of teaser videos that popped up recently, we urge you to go check them out and prepare to fall in love with Derek.

Watch a trailer for Derek below:



Would I Lie To You?: Friday at 8.30pm on BBC One and Have I Got News For You: Friday at 9pm on BBC One
It's Friday the 13th this week, and we can't think of a better excuse to stay in and indulge in a bit of panel show-based fun. First up is Would I Lie To You? - the flights of fancy and celebs' attempts to convince the other team that they really did do something unbelievably stupid when they were a teenager are always entertaining. Pop in the Lee Mack-David Mitchell chemistry and you've got something a bit special! The lying laughs are followed by the brand new series (the 43rd!) of Have I Got News For You, which is sorely missed when the news gets a little, well, ridiculous. It'll be good to have Ian Hislop and Paul Merton's scathing barbs back on the screen! This week, they're joined by guests Miles Jupp (who will always be Balamory's Archie to us) and Grace Dent, while Stephen Mangan will take over hosting duties.

Watch a clip from a previous episode of Would I Lie To You? below:








Titanic: Sunday at 9pm on ITV1
The complaints about Julian Fellowes's Titanic have been flowing as freely as seawater on the titular boat's deck - there's too many underdeveloped characters... it's ridiculously soapy... absolutely nothing's happened in it. So there's a lot riding on this final instalment, in which the Titanic finally plummets to the bottom of the ocean and the fate of everyone on board is sealed. Will we care about who lives and who dies? Will the big disaster sequences impress? Only time will tell - but as long as Jenna-Louise Coleman makes it back to shore for Doctor Who, we'll be satisfied.

Watch the trailer for Titanic below:



What are you looking forward to watching this week? Let us know below!

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