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RTÉ TEN TV picks for Monday May 5

1 of 1 The Cavan Men are back in a new season of The Savage Eye
The Cavan Men are back in a new season of The Savage Eye

The Savage Eye (10.00pm, RTÉ Two) returns for another run, 13 men are dropped on a Pacific island in The Island with Bear Grylls (9.00pm, Channel 4), while Brooklyn Nine-Nine (9.00pm, RTÉ Two) continues being hilarious.

The Savage Eye, 10.00pm, RTÉ Two

There’s no denying that David McSavage can pack a punch while getting you laughing – no mean feat, that. Back for another run of satire, the formula remains the same as each show explores one aspect of Irish life as seen through, well, The Savage Eye. So fans can look forward to seeing the return of familiar characters such as foul-mouthed, homophobic publican Mick ‘The Bull’ Daly, Ireland’s President for Life, her Housebound ‘It’, The Cavan Men and the Garda trainees.

The Island with Bear Grylls, 9.00pm, Channel 4

In his new series, TV’s great adventurer Bear Grylls drops 13 men on a remote Pacific island for a month to see how they'd survive. Because modern man is in crisis, or so Grylls reckons, he wants to see how these particular chaps cope without their creature comforts. It's ‘a study in modern masculinity’ and a search for the inner man. Or just another TV show that makes men look pathetic. Let’s see now...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 9.00pm, RTÉ Two

It’s no Seinfeld or Arrested Development (buh-bum), but this ensemble cop comedy is very funny and superbly paced. This week, Peralta tries to keep Charles from going "Full Boyle" on his new girlfriend, Holt faces competition for the presidency of a police organisation he founded, and Diaz and Santiago are reluctant to help a local, caped crusader. Also: over on BBC One, the fascination with Gary Barlow continues at 9.00pm with James Coden in When Corden Met Barlow.

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