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Reviewed: Resurrection, Outlander, The Flash, Intruders, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Good Wife

The new shows just keep on coming and John Byrne catches up with some more while saying goodbye to an old favourite . . .

My head is spinning from all the new and returned shows that have appeared in recent weeks, and there's no sign of it abating either. Sure the dark nights are with us now, so bring it on!

The highly-anticipated Resurrection (Tuesdays, RTÉ Two) arrived in the spot vacated by the departed Devious Maids, and offered quite a contrast to Marc Cherry ...

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US drama Resurrection comes to RTÉ Two

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday October 25 – Friday 31)

Plenty of new and returning shows, including a drama starring John Simm, the latest US comic adaptation, some cracking documentaries and a spooky tale about people coming back from the dead.

Pick of the week

Resurrection (Tuesday, RTÉ2)

This new US drama sounds like a TV version of French scare-fest Les Revenants/The Returned, but it's actually based on the book, The Returned, by Jason Mott. An 8-year-old American boy wakes up in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with ...

On the Box - TV Review

Daisy, Lee and Lucy are Not Going Out

The new and returning shows keep on coming – John Byrne looks at some of the latest arrivals, including the much-hyped medical drama, The Knick . . .

The BBC has had a pretty dismal time of it with sitcoms in recent years. Sure, there's been the runaway success of the critically-mauled Mrs Brown's Boys (a co-production between BBC Scotland, RTÉ and Brendan O'Carroll's BOC-PIX), but the amount of either poor, dull, or downright awful comedies that have hit the small screen in recent years is in stark contrast to the UK broadcaster's comic golden age of the 1960s ...

Outlander promises to be just the right side of bonkers

On the Box - TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 18 - Friday Oct 24)

Scandal star Kerry Washington

On the Box - TV Review

Reviewed: The Blacklist (Fridays, Sky Living); Scandal (Thursdays, Sky Living); The Last Ship (Fridays, Sky 1); Boardwalk Empire (Saturdays, Sky Atlantic)

Clive Owen stars in new HBO drama The Knick

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Oct 11 - Fri Oct 17)

Host Dermot O'Leary and the X Factor judges

Two acts eliminated from last night's X Factor

A double elimination followed the first X Factor live shows this weekend with two of Louis Walsh's groups being voted off - boyband Overload Generation and duo Blonde Electra.

Bat's the way to do it: Nidge on his way to another home run

On the Box - TV Review

Another telly-watching binge by a goggle-eyed John Byrne that this time involved a lot of mayhem, murder and some angry young men in Manchester. It's been an 'M' of a week.

Georgia May Foote

Corrie's Georgia May Foote signed to model agency

Coronation Street's Georgia May Foote has announced that she has been signed to Select Model Management.

Love/Hate returns for a fifth season

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John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday October 4 to Friday October 10)