I notice that Homeland season one is being repeated but when does season two start?
Imminently! This query arrived in our virtual postbag a while back, but we wanted to hold off to confirm. Now it's officially been revealed that Homeland is back on Channel 4 with new episodes from Sunday, October 7 at 9pm.
It's part of a big night of telly for the channel, with the Claire Danes / Damian Lewis thriller giving way to a new series of comedy Friday Night Dinner at 10pm. Sounds like a pretty terrific Sunday night in to us!
Any news on Fresh Meat series two?
Urgh, Fresh Meat again? We still haven't quite put our finger on why people ask about this show every. single. week. Yes, it's brilliant but... do you guys watch anything else?
Anyway, the happy news is that we finally have a series two launch date confirmed for you! Put this in your student diaries, Fresh Meat fans - JP, Vod, Kingsley and the rest will be back Tuesday, October 9 at 10pm on Channel 4.
We've had a gander at the first episode and we can assure you, it's well worth snubbing the snakebites down at the union for. Naturally, we don't want to say too much about Fresh Meat and spoil it for all you lovely people, but if you're dying for some teasers of the new series we've got a Q&A with Greg McHugh coming up soon in which he reveals what Howard will be up to this time around. (Hint, it involves giant bags of offal).
I am a big Fringe fan and want to know if we're going to get the last season way behind the Americans.
It will take Fringe a little while to make it over to this side of the Atlantic, but not too long! If you're a dedicated fan, you're probably aware that season five kicks off this Friday (September 28) on Fox in the US.
The show's UK broadcaster Sky1 have now confirmed that those last 13 episodes will start airing over here on Wednesday, October 24th - so we'll be a little under a month behind our American cousins. Just do your best to avoid pesky spoilers in the interim!
What's happened to The Lying Game? It's not on 5* anymore.
When we at Tube Talk get thinking about how The Lying Game has been treated by Channel Five, our collective heart bleeds. The quite excellent teen drama has been messed around something fierce, first randomly disappearing from our screens halfway through the season, then being shunted back in the schedules, unloved.
And now it's been yanked from a primetime slot on 5* to a weekend afternoon position on 5USA, with barely any notice given to its loyal fans who just want to see what is going to happen to Emma and Sutton (Alexandra Chando) already!
To clarify, the latest episode of The Lying Game, 'Pleased to Meet Me', will air on 5USA Saturday, September 29 at 12.10pm, while the next one, 'Black and White and Green All Over', will follow on October 6 at 12pm. Set the times in your planner (we know that most of you probably won't be awake by midday on a Saturday) and pray along with us that this will be the end of The Lying Games's troubles...
Is there going to be a trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special after this week's episode?
These things are always subject to change, but our understanding is that, yes, there will be. Don't expect anything too spoilery or revealing though - the brief trailer that airs at the conclusion of 'The Angels Take Manhattan' provides only the briefest of exciting glimpses at this year's festive fun...
The as-yet-untitled Christmas episode will of course see the debut proper of new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman, who has an "amazing energy" according to Who writer Tom MacRae. We can't wait!
Does Sky Living showing double episodes of Supernatural mean they're going to be showing season eight sooner?
Ah, I'm afraid that's just wishful thinking. We've been hammering Sky Living non-stop since this question was asked at the beginning of the month and they've now been able to confirm their immediate plans for the Winchesters.
Supernatural season seven (the one airing now) will appropriately come to a close on Wednesday, October 31, aka Halloween, and Sky Living have confirmed that they do hold the rights to season eight and intend to air it, they're just not sure when yet.
However, they have promised to tell Tube Talk the minute they've made a decision, and we believe their word is good. Hopefully the new season won't take ten months to get here from America like last time!
Will we be getting The New Normal shown here?
Yes we will, valued commenter. The New Normal, a comedy from Glee creator Ryan Murphy about a single mother who becomes a surrogate to a gay couple, has been acquired by E4 and will air around the turn of the year.
The show has already started in the US and has received mostly positive reviews from critics, who have variously described it as "heartwarming", "fast and funny" and having "a lot of humour, solid performances [and] a snappily written script", even if "the tone can wobble from sappy to flamboyantly snarky". We don't know about you, but we can't wait for The New Normal to be delivered.
I heard that The Killing series three has started in Denmark - when will it air on BBC Four?
You heard right - the Nordic noir drama's final outing (*sob*) premiered on Danish television on September 23. If you remember, the third series will see crime-solving jumper enthusiast Sarah Lund delve deeper than ever into the murky world of politics and the financial crisis.
BBC Four does have the rights, of course, and will be screening the thriller's final ten episodes from November. Oh, and Borgen is coming back to the UK in the near future too, so fans of quality drama from the Danes should be kept more than satisfied.
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