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New shows and favourites on RTÉ TV this summer

1 of 1 Callan's Kicks - Coming to RTÉ One for a six-part series
Callan's Kicks - Coming to RTÉ One for a six-part series

New shows Callan's Kicks, Shakedown the Town, How to be Happy, The Shelbourne, Ireland's Ocean and Pet Island will join perennial favourites The Rose of Tralee and Saturday Night with Miriam as part of RTÉ Television's summer-line-up.

Building on its RTÉ Radio 1 success, Callan's Kicks is a six-part series on RTÉ One which will "chart the events of the moment, sending up Ireland's world of celebrity, media culture, sports stars and politicians".

Presented by Aidan Power, Shakedown the Town is a treasure hunt show where families will compete, while Pet Island meets some of Ireland's most pampered pets and their human companions.

How to Be Happy sees psychologist and presenter Dr Maureen Gaffney inviting people from across the country to join her in a series of workshops to boost their sense of well-being.

Six-part observational documentary series The Shelbourne sees the famous Dublin hotel giving RTÉ cameras access for the first time ever to the front and back of house.

Ireland's Ocean is a major four-part wildlife series, which looks at our relationship with and response to the water, while John Creedon seeks to unravel the mysteries of Irish weather in Four Seasons in One Day.

A new one-hour documentary, Room to Improv, follows Tommy Tiernan across nine European countries on a whistle-stop tour.

Along with Saturday Night with Miriam and The Rose of Tralee, other returning shows include Kitchen Hero and The Transatlantic Sessions.

New US series Devious Maids, Reign and Resurrection will be part of the line-up on RTÉ Two, with CSI and Person of Interest also returning for new seasons.

RTÉ will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I with a series of programmes and events across TV, radio, mobile and online, which will include a weeklong series of Nationwide programmes and the two-part series My Great War, where descendants of Irish soldiers find out more about their family history.

RTÉjr will bring younger viewers the new series Boj and Buddies, co-produced by Irish animation company Kavaleer; while the Beo Show Virtuoso's summer-themed shows will feature Eimear Quinn, Finghin Collins and the Gardiner Street Gospel Choir. 

For more on RTÉ Television, visit: www.rte.ie/tv.

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