But we wouldn't want you, gorgeous reader, to miss out on some top telly, so in addition to the six great shows below, make sure you check out the return of Dynamo's Magician Impossible (Thursday, July 5 at 9pm on Watch) and the last in the series of Episodes (Friday, July 6 at 10pm on BBC Two).
Blackout: Monday (July 2) at 9pm on BBC One
Following his role in last year's The Shadow Line, Christopher Eccleston returns to the world of dark, noir-ish drama in this new BBC thriller. The acting legend plays Daniel Demoys, a corrupt politician who commits a horrific crime, yet finds himself unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight. The quality cast also includes Ewen Bremner, Dervla Kirwan, MyAnna Buring and Sherlock's Andrew Scott, while the script comes from Lark Rise to Candleford writer Bill Gallagher.
Watch the trailer for Blackout below:
Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce: Monday (July 2) at 9pm on Sky Atlantic/Brand X with Russell Brand: Monday at 11.05pm on Sky Atlantic
We've definitely cheated here, but we're just not willing to play favourites with these two great figures of British comedy. After warning us of 'flying AIDS' in Welcome to the Places of My Life last week, Alan (Steve Coogan) will stop rambling and start rambling on about his autobiography (the infamous Bouncing Back, maybe?) on this stiff discussion show. When that's over, we suggest having a nap and then tuning in to Russell Brand's late night current affairs programme Brand X, where hilarity, controversy and potential talk about Alec Baldwin's penis (see below) awaits.
Watch Digital Spy's mad four minutes with Russell Brand below:
Parents: Friday (July 6) at 8.30pm on Sky1
Sky1 has had a good run when it comes to comedy of late - the likes of Trollied, The Cafe and Stella have all been big hits for the channel, and now Parents is hoping to repeat that success. From the minds of writing newcomers Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker, the series stars Sally Phillips (Smack the Pony) as a working mum forced to move back in with her parents when she loses her job. Tom Conti also stars in this gentle but amusing sitcom.
Watch the trailer for Parents below:
Superstar: Saturday (July 7) at 7.25pm/Sunday (July 8) at 8pm on ITV1
We can longer debate the merits of The Voice UK and Britain's Got Talent. The X Factor is still months away. We need a new TV talent contest to take over our lives... we need a Superstar. Amanda Holden steps into hosting duties as Andrew Lloyd Webber begins his search for a lead actor in his upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, which will also feature the likes of Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles. The Lord isn't hanging around either - this weekend's double bill fast-forwards through the initial auditions, callbacks and a bootcamp on 'Superstar Island' for the final 40. Sporty Spice herself and Jason Donovan will be on hand to help cut down the contestants, before Dawn French takes the female judging slot for the live shows.
Watch the trailer for Superstar below:
Sinbad: Sunday (July 8) at 7pm on Sky1
A new take on a classic character - newcomer Elliot Knight plays the swashbuckling sailor in this new Sky1 series. Sinbad debuts this Sunday and while the first episode is a little cheesy and clunky in parts, we still have faith that the show could develop into something a bit special. Above all, it's heartening to see Sky ploughing so much money into a good old-fashioned family adventure drama. Lost's Naveen Andrews, Orla Brady, Sophie Okonedo and Timothy Spall also star.
Watch the trailer for Sinbad below:
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