Plus, we're wrapping up warm and venturing over to Scandinavia in order to bring you the latest developments on The Bridge, Borgen and, of course, The Killing...
I'm still undecided about The Newsroom after the premiere. Will episode two help me make up my mind?
If we're being honest, the next episode of Aaron Sorkin's broadcast journalism epic is more likely to cause further confusion by veering off in a completely different direction to the first. Whereas 'We Just Decided To' went a bit overboard, painting Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and the rest of the team as great heroes doing the best damn journalism ever seen, 'News Night 2.0' sees them completely drop the ball with shambolic coverage of an anti-illegal immigration bill. It's less preachy, but also a bit of a drastic change.
On top of that, episode two sees a couple of characters get major personality overhauls. Alison Pill's Maggie, who started off as a quivering, emotional wreck, ends up virtually banging on her table shouting 'I'm a journalist, goddamit' in episode two, while Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) goes from making grand speeches about journalistic integrity to flapping around awkwardly when the team starts gossiping about her and Will. Also, it's difficult to buy that an esteemed newswoman who's been filing reports from warzones for goodness knows how long is completely stumped by email (you'll see).
Still, Sorkin's dialogue continues to impress and Olivia Munn makes a brief, but promising debut as financial analyst Sloan Sabbith, so it's probably worth sticking with The Newsroom. After all, it's Digital Spy-approved.
Does the BBC have anymore Scandinavian dramas in work after the success of The Killing and The Bridge and Borgen?
Ooh, er...Scandinavia has a lot of telly. Get back to us with a specific show you're interested in and we'll have a go at finding out for you. As for the programmes you mentioned, Borgen's first series has just been repeated on BBC Four for those who missed it and series two will be coming to UK screens in early 2013, according to its creator Adam Price.
The Killing is currently filming its third series, which will air on Danish TV in September and hit the UK sometime after. In the meantime, it sounds like the BBC are attempting to recreate that Scandinavian magic with Murder, the new project from The Killing director Birger Larsen, and mystery series Mayday, which cast member Sam Spruell recently told Digital Spy has quite a bit in common with the world-famous show.
As for the The Bridge, well you might have missed the news that Sky Atlantic are remaking it for a UK audience. Whereas the original series focuses on the discovery of two stitched together corpses on the border of Denmark and Sweden, the upcoming project will transpose the scene of the crime to the point at which France meets Britain in the Channel Tunnel. Fingers crossed it doesn't turn out like The Killing USA.
What's happening with the final series of Skins? Any news on who will be in it?
Wow, it's been ages since we've had to think about Skins. The anticipation for series seven is huge though, what with it uniting some of the best characters from generations one, two and three for a final hurrah.
Unfortunately it's early days yet and filming is a long way off, so when we reached out for comment all we got told was that nobody behind the show is in a position to confirm some names. Bummer, right?
Here's what we know so far - Jack O'Connell is in as generation two bad boy Cook, but Nicholas Hoult won't be reprising his role as the show's original ladykiller Tony.
Meanwhile, Joe Dempsie told Digital Spy that he doesn't think Skins will pull a Dallas and resurrect his deceased character Chris, which probably rules out the late Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) and Grace (Jessica Sula) as well. Oh and, call us cynical, but we can't see Dev Patel swapping Hollywood for Bristol nowadays, especially with his commitment to the aforementioned Newsroom. We'll bring you more Skins info as it comes, promise!
Is season 4 of Being Erica ever being shown over here?
We're big fans of Erin Karpluk's time-travelling therapist series here at Tube Talk, so we're happy to hear that E4 have not completely forgotten about it.
The broadcaster first of all confirmed to us that yes, they do still hold the UK rights to Being Erica. Less exciting news is that the as-yet-unaired fourth (and final) season remains unscheduled, but it will likely air sometime this year. Hmm... the ability to time travel would sure help out here.
So glad that New Girl is back on E4. Any teasers about what's coming?
Oh Zooey Deschanel, how we've missed you! Yes after months and months and, indeed, months of waiting, New Girl finally returned to TV this week to kick off the final part of it's first season.
We're guessing that what you're most ravenous for info about that long-awaited hook-up between two of the main characters, which we're not going to spoil for those waiting to catch tonight's (July 12) repeat. But yes, we can confirm that the duo in question will continue to get it on in next Tuesday's episode, 'Bully'.
The title refers to Jess being picked on by a pupil at her school, who turns her into a laughing stock by creating a surprisingly well animated viral video. Oh and Nick (Jake Johnson) has an epiphany about his love life thanks to a cactus - it's proper New Girl ridiculousness.
What's this about The Thick of It coming back?
Yes, it's true! Armando Iannucci's much-loved political satire is returning to BBC Two in the autumn for a seven-episode run. It's well overdue in our opinion as well - series three aired way back in 2009 and this upcoming fourth series was actually commissioned in March 2010.
Details are scarce at the minute, but we've been told that this time the series will be propped up by a major overarching storyline that sets off "government embarrassment, ministerial cock-ups" and other disasters among the Coalition Government.
Of course the elephant in the room here is Veep. Iannucci's US comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as an inept vice president is very much in the same vein as The Thick of It and comes from virtually the same creative team, yet critics have been somewhat underwhelmed. Is this a sign of the disappointment to come from The Thick of It? Only time will tell, but we're remaining optimistic. As long as Malcolm's (Peter Capaldi) still plenty shouty it should work out.
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