New Season: Entertainment

There's something for everyone in entertainment programming this new season on RTÉ Television. On RTÉ One Ryan Tubridy returns as Late Late Show host and Brendan O' Connor is back in the hotseat on The Saturday Night Show. In new series Hector takes to the highways and by-ways of Ireland and Irish Pictorial Weekly offers a satirical slant on Irish life. The new season sees the return of the hugely popular The Voice of Ireland and Celebrity Bainisteoir is back with a new twist.

RTÉ Two Format Farm is an innovative series of exciting new Irish generated TV entertainment programme formats. Partnering up with the biggest television distributors in the world, RTÉ have commissioned this run of pilot programmes to entertain audiences at home, and also to be exported around the world, bringing jobs and revenue back to Ireland.

From parenthood to dating, songwriting to hidden camera shows there's something to suit all tastes on RTÉ Two this season. Craig Doyle holds court on his chat show and singing Bernie Walsh has her eye on re-inventing breakfast television with the help of her trusty sidekick Brian.

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Celebrity Bainisteoir - The Rivals

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RTÉ One, Sunday 9th Septmber, 6.30pm, 8 x 60"
Genre:
Entertainment

Celebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals sees each celebrity paired against a rival celebrity from their own world.
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Come West Along the Road

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13 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

Come West along the Road, the longest-running television series ever on Irish traditional music, begins its 15th and final series this autumn.
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The Craig Doyle Show

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RTÉ Two, Thursday 4th October, 10.35pm
Genre:
Entertainment

Summary: Craig is back! Join him every Thursday night on RTÉ Two for his irreverent take on the stories that are making the headlines. We'll bring you the best in chat and comedy, with some well-known faces from home and abroad and we will find out what makes our nation tick.

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Format Farm: Baptism of Hire

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RTÉ Two, Thursday 20th September, 9.30pm
Genre:
Entertainment

One fake company, a cast of actors, one real employee and a bunch of hidden cameras. This new hidden camera programme follows a temp's first day through a series of ridiculous and madcap set-up office pranks.


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Format Farm: The Hit

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RTÉ Two, Thursday 6th September, 9.30pm, 1 x 52"
Genre:
Entertainment

The Hit is a real music competition that gives fledgling songwriters a chance to have chart success with an established star.
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Format Farm: The Love Clinic

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1 x 52"
Genre:
Entertainment

A feel good dating show, which takes hopeless singletons and with the advice of a team of credible experts in the areas of psychology, health and fashion, offers a body and mind makeover with a view to helping them find love.




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Format Farm: The Takeover

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RTÉ Two, Thursday 30th August, 9.30pm, 1 x 52"
Genre:
Entertainment

The Takeover sees real people take the fight for their jobs into their own hands in the most radical business makeover format ever. A struggling company is turned upside down when the boss stands aside for two weeks and the workers takeover the workplace. Fronted by Norah Casey of Dragons' Den.
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Format Farm: Six In The City

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Genre:
Entertainment

Six in the City is a new show format which will feature three couples living in three different Irish cities, each one vying to host the biggest, most rollicking, best night out on the tiles…strictly on their own terms! The couple who host the best night out will win a bespoke European city break specially tailored to their interests.


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Hector Goes...

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RTÉ One, 4 x 30"
Genre:
Entertainment

Hector returns to RTÉ One screens in his brand new series Hector Goes... Travelling the high roads and by roads of the country in his 1979 Volkswagen Combi, Hector's journey around Ireland will be full of music, people and the land. Hector discovers and explores some of the quirkier side roads of Irish life from an Irishman's experience in the British army to a country and western singer's view of Ireland.

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Irish Pictorial Weekly

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4 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

Irish Pictorial Weekly is a new satirical sketch show.
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It's An Irish Thing

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RTÉ One, Friday 7th September, 8.30pm, 8 x 30"
Genre:
Entertainment

Over eight half hours, this series takes a satirical look at key areas of our culture. Social commentators, comedians and politicians tell anecdotes and personal testimony as they re –evaluate the pillar points that make up Irish culture.
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Katherine Lynch's Big Fat Breakfast Show

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8 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

Katherine Lynch's Late Late Breakfast is an all new genre-busting telly concept. Yes, it's breakfast TV...in the dark!
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Mrs Brown's Boys

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6 x 26"
Genre:
Entertainment

Comedian Brendan O'Carroll stars as Agnes Brown, a hilarious, foul-mouthed Dublin matriarch who interferes in the lives of her children and friends.





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People of the Year Awards

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1 x 75"
Genre:
Entertainment

Gráinne Seoige hosts this award ceremony which honours Irish people who have made an outstanding contribution to Irish life, triumphed over adversity and proven to be an inspiration to others by their courage and selflessness.



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Reality Bites - Gay Daddy

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RTÉ Two, Tuesday 18th September, 9.30pm
Genre:
Entertainment

How easy is it for a gay man to become a Dad in Ireland?
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Reality Bites - Ladies Day

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RTÉ Two, Tuesday 25th September, 9.30pm
Genre:
Entertainment

Ladies Day follows several maniacal Best Dressed habitués from all over Ireland as they prepare for and compete for their own personally coveted Ladies Day prize.
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Republic of Telly

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10 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

The Republic of Telly returns for a new series in which presenter Dermot Whelan skewers everything in pop culture and takes a wry look at what's happening throughout Ireland and the world.



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Superbloopers

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6 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

Ireland's favourite aliens Zig and Zag return to our screens joined by earthling Aidan Power to bring you their collection of bloopers, home videos and pranks in a fun show for all the family.



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The Fear

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RTÉ Two, Monday 1st October, 9.30pm, 6 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

The Fear is a new risqué hidden camera show, in which unsuspecting members of the Irish public are accosted by bizarre characters all over the country.


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The Late Late Show

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RTÉ One, Friday 7th September 2012, 9.35pm
Genre:
Entertainment

Having celebrated the Late Late Show's 50th anniversary last season Ryan Tubridy returns to present another series of the longest running chat-show in the world with a mixture of entertainment, music, in-depth interviews and discussions on the stories that have the nation talking.


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The Saturday Night Show

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RTÉ One, Saturday 29th September, 9.50pm
Genre:
Entertainment

Journalist and broadcaster Brendan O'Connor returns this autumn for a fourth series of The Saturday Night Show. Brendan will be joined each week by a panel of guests to provide an entertaining mix of lively chat, comedy and music.


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The Voice of Ireland

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Genre:
Entertainment

It was a monster hit in its first series now The Voice of Ireland is back. This talent show puts the emphasis firmly on the quality of the participant's vocal performance rather than their appearance. Coaches take part in 'blind auditions' and must decide whether or not to take on a participant without having seen them and solely on the quality of their voice.



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Trivia

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RTÉ One, Thursday 6th September, 10.15pm, 6 x 25"
Genre:
Entertainment

Trivia returns for a second series with the unique Lawrence (David Pearse) all set to move in with his girlfriend Molly (Janet Moran).
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Up for the Match

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2 x 52"
Genre:
Entertainment

Up For The Match returns for another season as the GAA Championships come to a climax. Des Cahill and Grainne Seoige are joined by a host of well-known faces and personalities from the competing counties to look ahead to the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals.



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Winning Streak

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RTÉ One, Saturday 1st September
Genre:
Entertainment

Presented by Marty Whelan and Geri Maye Winning Streak is back for another season with cash, holidays and cars up for grabs.
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