Not only that, but Channel 4 is dishing out some stand-up from the UK's top comics and there's more (unintentional) laughs to be had with ITV2's new Apprentice-aping series The Exclusives - read on for all the details!
The Walking Dead: Monday at 10pm on Channel 5
Alright, so season two of this superb zombie drama already aired in the UK courtesy of FX, but we know that many of you have been desperately hanging on for the new episodes to make their terrestrial premiere. The second season picks up where the first left off, with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the crew having fled the CDC. Soon, the gang find themselves on a walker-infested highway and more than one of the survivors is placed in mortal peril. Some have criticised the pace of The Walking Dead's second run, but for our money, the writing, acting and production values - including those gruesome zombie effects - remain top-notch.
Watch a trailer for season two of The Walking Dead below:
How I Met Your Mother: Thursday at 8.30pm on E4
After repeating the first half of season seven, E4 is finally back to showing new episodes of this US sitcom - and it's about time! The season resumes with episode 13 'Tailgate', in which Marshall (Jason Segel) relates the story of how he and his pals spent New Year's Eve. Let's just say that things quickly spiral out of control when Ted (Josh Radnor) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) decide that, to avoid the New Year's Eve crush, they will transform Ted's apartment into an impromptu bar. We'd recommend sticking with this latest run of HIMYM episodes - if only because the season finale promises to finally reveal the identity of Barney's bride!
Watch the US promo for 'Tailgate' below:
The Exclusives: Thursday at 9pm on ITV2
We've got high hopes for this new reality show, even though its trailer seems to suggest that the contestants are more suited to TOWIE than a newsroom. A kind of journalism Apprentice, The Exclusives follows six aspiring reporters hoping to land a job with one of Britain's top publishers. In this first episode, the candidates are sent to work at a weekly women's fashion magazine and cover the Brit Awards. We're sure everything will go swimmingly and there'll be no hilarious screw-ups along the way...
Channel 4's Comedy Gala: Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4
If you're a big stand-up comedy fan, you could do a lot worse than devoting your Sunday night to the third annual Channel 4 Comedy Gala at London's 02 Arena. This year Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Keith Lemon and Alan Carr are among the mirth makers hoping to raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. No doubt there'll be a few more surprise guest appearances too, though probably nothing as surreal as Katie Price and Alex Reid attempting to do comedy in 2010.
Watch highlights of Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2010 below:
Family Guy : Sunday at 10pm on BBC Three
We must have seen every episode of Family Guy about 20 times now given that the repeats of previous seasons are the go-to TV choice when you just don't feel like bed. Mercifully, BBC Three has now decided to add some brand new adventures from the Griffins into the mix, starting with a double bill of the freaking sweet first episodes from season 10. In the premiere, Peter becomes a millionaire after winning the lottery, while episode two at 10.20pm sees Brian take magic mushrooms as a hurricane approaches Quahog.
Watch a preview of the brand new season of Family Guy below:
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