Plus, there's the usual influx of quality drama from the US too. Read on for all the details on what you should be watching....
Grandma's House: Thursday at 10pm on BBC Two
Simon Amstell's family sitcom divided critics when it first bowed in 2010, but we've always had a sneaking affection for Grandma's House. True, Amstell himself is not the greatest actor, but his dry wit and nervous energy remain appealing. In the series two premiere, things become even more meta as Simon - having lost his presenting career and London flat - is set to star in a low-key TV sitcom... sound familiar?
Watch a clip from Grandma's House below:
The Voice UK: Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 7.30pm on BBC One
Simon Cowell's bottled it this weekend and shifted Britain's Got Talent so that everyone's new favourite reality show The Voice UK can get the attention it deserves. In this two-part special, the singers collected by Jessie J, will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue during the blind auditions are pitted against each other in a series of 'Battles', after which only a total of 20 will remain for the live shows. Sounds incredible, but we are going to miss those swinging chairs.
Watch the Voice UK coaches perform together below:
The Bridge: Saturday at 9pm on BBC Four
If you've become addicted to the flood of European crime drama that has dominated BBC Four's schedule over the past few years - The Killing, Wallander et al - then prepare for what is sure to become your latest obsession. The Bridge follows a band of detectives from Denmark and Sweden who are forced to team up when a body is found on the border between their two countries. What's more, the top half of the corpse belongs to a man, the bottom half to a woman. Absurd? Completely. Addictive? Utterly.
Smash: Saturday at 10pm on Sky Atlantic
If you're of the opinion that Glee's gotten a bit too cheesy recently, then perhaps you might prefer Steven Spielberg's Smash - a far meatier take on the world of showbiz. Boasting a stellar cast of Will & Grace's Debra Messing, Oscar winner Anjelica Houston, American Idol's Katharine McPhee and Jack Davenport, the show focuses on the behind-the-scenes turmoil of a Marilyn Monroe musical, particularly the race to portray the blonde bombshell herself. And with the likes of Uma Thurman, Nick Jonas and Broadway royalty Bernadette Peters committing to guest appearances, Smash is clearly worth making a song and dance about.
Watch the trailer for Smash below:
Desperate Housewives: Sunday at 10pm on E4
Life in Wisteria Lane will never be the same again after the monumental episode 'You Take For Granted', because a major member of the cast will unfortunately pop their clogs before the end credits. Okay, we know that all was revealed in the US weeks ago and the identity of the deceased was leaked before then (thank you very much, Nicollette Sheridan), but we wouldn't want those who have done so well avoiding spoilers to let the episode slip by. Make sure you're back for that certain someone's funeral next week as well - it's a tearjerker.
Watch a clip from this week's Desperate Housewives below:
What are you looking forward to watching this week? Let us know below!