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This Week's Must-See TV: 5 Shows You Shouldn't Miss

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Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes in Nashville

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Want to make sure you don't miss anything great on the telly in the next seven days? Never fear, because Tube Talk has done all the hard work for you and smushed all of this week's must-see TV into one snappy rundown. Check out what you should be checking out below...

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Tuesday (February 4) at 10pm / NCIS: Wednesday (February 5) at 9pm on Channel 5
Head on over to Channel 5 in the midweek and you'll get a fresh helping of US procedural goodness, as the insanely popular Law & Order: SVU and NCIS wheel out their bajillionth seasons (okay, 12th and 10th, respectively) to fans without dishes.

SVU opens with Christopher Meloni, Ice-T and the rest of the team investigating the case of a girl who disappeared from her family home as her mother (played by guest star Joan Cusack) relaxed in the bath, while NCIS's opening case is a little more personal, focusing on the aftermath of Harper Dearing's bomb attack on HQ.

Watch a promo for NCIS below:


The Big Reunion: Thursday (February 6) at 9pm on ITV2
We're still not entirely sure who Girl Thing are (even after flippin' interviewing them), but if the last series of The Big Reunion is anything to go by, we'll soon be heavily invested in their comeback after reveling in the juicy behind-the-scenes scandals that plagued them back in the day.

The same goes for all of the more familiar pop acts from time gone by, which include a Louise Redknapp-less Eternal and supergroup 5th Story, featuring Gareth Gates, Dane Bowers, Kenzie, Kavana and Adam Rickitt. Expect confessions, tension and maybe a bit of singing too, as the '90s and noughties favourites prepare for a second shot at fame.

Watch a preview of The Big Reunion below:


Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Thursday (February 6) at 10pm on BBC Three
Summer Heights High star Chris Lilley shoves arguably his most popular comedy character, horrendous hair-flicking teen Ja'mie King, front and centre with a solo spinoff, resulting in a hilarious - and terrifyingly believable - account of the life of a high school queen bee.

Since we last saw her, Ja'mie has escaped state education and is now lording it around the prestigious Hillford Girls Grammar School. But don't worry, she's still as shockingly offensive as ever, not to mention spoiled; in the opening episode, she's determined to bag a hot rugby player from a nearby boys school and erect a statue in her likeness to celebrate her 'inevitable' crowning as Best Girl. Mark our words, Ja'mie: Private School Girl will have you gasping and guffawing in equal measure, and quite possibly introduce the slang term 'quiche' to your vocabulary. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Watch a preview of Ja'mie: Private School Girl below:


Nashville: Thursday (February 6) at 10pm on More4
We never expected to become such big fans of country music, but, shucks, turns out peppering epic lady rivalries and gasp-inducing soapiness with boot-stomping bangers will do the trick.

Yes, Nashville is back with a bang this week - or rather, back with the aftermath of a bang, as Rayna (Connie Britton) lays in a coma following her car crash and Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) tries to prevent the situation from affecting her album sales. Forget southern hospitality, Nashville, as ever, is very much about southern hostility.

Watch the teaser for Nashville below:


Babylon: Sunday (February 9) at 9pm on Channel 4
With the amazing Danny Boyle directing a script from Peep Show/Fresh Meat brains Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, anticipation for Channel 4 comedy drama project Babylon is sky high, but we reckon it can live up to the hype.

The show features James Nesbitt as Metropolitan Police chief Richard Miller, who drafts in an American PR expert, played by Brit Marling, to help boost the force's image just as a campaign of violence grips the capital. Recent gems A Touch of Cloth and Twenty Twelve have demonstrated that the subjects of cops and PR are ripe with comedic potential, so an amalgamation of the two that's in such capable hands and boasts a pretty impressive cast (Paterson 'Johnson' Joseph, Kidulthood's Adam Deacon and ex-Eastender Jill Halfpenny also star) should definitely be worth a glance.

Watch the trailer for Babylon below:

What are you looking forward to watching this week? Leave your comments below!

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