Other great programmes that didn't quite make into the rundown include James Nesbitt's Monroe (Monday, October 1 at 9pm on ITV1), Channel 4's Hotel GB (Monday, October 1 at 9pm on Channel 4), Threesome (Monday, October 1 at 9.30pm on Comedy Central), The Glee Project (Wednesday, October 3 at 8pm on Sky1) and Hunted (Thursday, October 4 at 9pm on BBC One).
Oh, and there's our guilty pleasure for the week too, Take Me Out, which is back for a new series on Saturday, October 6 at 7pm on ITV1. Please don't judge us...
Red Dwarf X: Thursday (October 4) at 9pm on Dave
It's only once in a blue moon that we highlight something from Dave in our weekly telly rundown, since they usually specialise in Have-Seen TV instead of Must-See stuff. But the channel's come good this week, as they resurrect beloved sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf for its tenth series, the first full one since 1999!
Though they may have been abandoned by the BBC and perhaps a little mishandled by an over-reaching Dave in the 2009 'Back To Earth' specials (seriously, what was with the whole landing on Coronation Street thing?), there's still a lot of love out there for Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and The Cat (Danny John-Jules). We're hoping that 'Trojan' - which we've previewed here - will be enough to satisfy Red Dwarf's smegging serious fanbase.
Watch a teaser clip of Red Dwarf X below:
Modern Family: Friday (October 5) at 8pm on Sky1
Riding high on its Emmys success in the US last weekend, Modern Family returns to our shores this week for a fourth season full of suburban stress and mockumentary madness.
The premiere, titled 'Bringing up the Baby', sees Gloria (Sofia Vergara) preparing to reveal all about her shock pregnancy as her unwitting husband Jay (Ed O'Neill) warns that he doesn't want any big surprises for his 65th birthday. And of course there's plenty of those cracking Modern Family lines of dialogue to be enjoyed, mostly dispersed by the dad and best bud we all wish we had, Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell).
Watch a promo for the new season of Modern Family below:
Strictly Come Dancing: Friday (October 5) at 9pm/Saturday (October 6) at 6.30pm on BBC One
Shine up those glitterballs, gang - it's time for some celebrities to embarrass themselves with their two left feet. Yes, just three weeks after they nervously skirted across the dancefloor to meet their professional partners for the first time, the likes of Louis Smith, Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen will be returning to bust out their best waltzes for the judges.
Half of the 14-strong cast will be laughing along with Sir Bruce Forsyth and attempting to get through a breathless interview with Tess Daly on Friday, before the rest of the gang hear what Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell think of their debut competitive performances on Saturday.
And if Strictly's back, you know what else that means - it's time for The X Factor to go live. While the latest series may have had a weak start and got a few people riled up with the usual controversial picks (we're looking at you, Rylan), we know we'll still be there watching as the final 12 acts are thrown to the public for the very first time on Saturday at 8pm on ITV1. The first elimination show airs same time, same place on Sunday (October 7).
Watch the Strictly Come Dancing cast's group performance below:
Merlin: Saturday (October 6) at 7.45pm on BBC One
With Doctor Who gone until Christmas, we're delighted to welcome back our other favourite geeky TV obsession - Merlin. Series five kicks off with two-part adventure 'Arthur's Bane' (concluding next week), in which the titular character of the episode leaves his newly-acquired throne at Camelot to discover what's making men disappear without a trace in a shadowy part of the kingdom.
Undoubtedly Merlin (Colin Morgan) will be needed to help save the day with his powers as per usual, but what role do returning characters Gaius (Richard Wilson), Gwen (Angel Coulby) and the evil Morgana (Katie McGrath) play in the quest?
Watch the trailer for Merlin below:
Homeland: Sunday (October 7) at 9pm on Channel 4
Earlier this year, hearing the words "previously on Homeland" delivered impeccably from behind the beard of Mandy Patinkin was the highlight of many of our weeks. It goes without saying then that there's a lot of pressure for season two of the terrorism thriller to deliver, but the debut outing barely put a foot wrong and the duo of Claire Danes and Damian Lewis make electrifying TV.
Set after Brody (Lewis) ditched his plan to bomb the US Vice President and Carrie (Danes) underwent electroshock treatment for her bipolar disorder, premiere episode 'The Smile' sees the pair adapting to their new positions in the US congress and on the outskirts of the CIA respectively, as a new threat to America emerges. We've got tingles already.
Watch the trailer for Homeland season two below:
What are you looking forward to watching this week? Let us know below!