Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues to provide plenty of laughs, while the Women's Rugby World Cup kicks-off in Ireland

Pick of the day

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 12.15am, RTÉ2

Easily one of the best sitcoms to come out of the US in recent years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine arrived fully formed and full of laughs from the off. Four seasons in, it's as fun as ever.

Andy Samberg leads the cast as immature detective Jake Peralta, but this show's success is built around a fine ensemble cast playing a fun assortment of characters.

In this Christmas episode – yeah, I know it's August – Peralta teams up with fellow cop Charles Boyle (played by Joe Lo Truglio) try to find a Christmas toy and end up dealing with Latvian gangsters, while the precinct battles the MTA Police in the annual Christmas singing competition.

Happy Christmas!

New tonight

Women's Rugby World Cup, 6.30pm, RTÉ2

It's not that often a global sporting event gets held in Ireland, so for that reason alone, the Women's Rugby World Cup is worth a mention.

Today's opening game is being held at the Belfield Bowl at Dublin's UCD, and hopefully a couple of thousand punters turn up to cheer on the Irish hosts as they take on Australia in the tournament opener.

Daire O'Brien is joined in the studio by Fiona Steed and Lynne Cantwell, while commentary is provided by Ryle Nugent.

Also starting today:

Long Lost Family, 9.00pm, TV3: Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help a divorced couple search for a son they were forced to give up.

My Family, Partition and Me, 9.00pm, BBC One: this new series looks at how the partition of India and Pakistan effected four families.

Download of the day

Vice Principals: Season 1, Sky Box Sets

Stars of two very different cult TV shows - Eastbound & Down and Justified - come together in a HBO school-based comedy that lasted four seasons.

Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down) and Walton Goggins (Justified) star as scheming school administrators who become embroiled in an epic power struggle for the top spot of principal when it comes up for grabs.

It's not as funny as it might have been, but the two leads work pretty well together and there are some laughs. But every time I look at Goggins I think of his superb turn as Boyd Crowther in Justified.

Now, that was a great show.

Don't Miss

Don't Tell the Bride, 9.00pm, E4

Although it's not as much fun – or genuinely heart-warming - as the Irish version, this show is always worth dipping into. Could this episode be a classic?

Aussie-born Adam is going back to his roots, as he plans an '80s Aussie soap' wedding in South Shields, in England's North East.

With only three weeks to get things done, will Adam and his best man be able to pull it off? How will no-nonsense bride-to-be Rachel react when she doesn't get the classy, sophisticated wedding she's been dreaming of?

As ever, there's only one best way to find out...

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