If you're going no further than the sofa, here are some tips on what's worth watching on the box over the weekend. As ever, it’s a busy one . . .
Pick of the weekend
Dancing with the Stars, 6.30pm Sunday, RTÉ One
Last week’s entertaining opener was widely regarded as the Marty Party, given that RTÉ GAA man Marty Morrissey was the centre of attention – but that’s certainly not going to happen this time around.
This week sees the contestants split in two, as the lads put their feet up (or start dreading next week) and the ladies take centre stage.
Erin McGregor, Maia Dunphy, Anna Geary, Nora Casey, Deirdre O’Kane, Alannah Byrne and partners will all be aiming to look deadly on the dancefloor.
New or Returning Shows
Room 101, 8.30pm Friday, BBC One
Frank Skinner returns hosting this show, which was given a reboot and is now a panel show rather than a one-to-one about things a guest would like to see dumped in Room 101.
Now, a group of celebrities compete to have their pet peeves dispatched to oblivion, beginning with writer and satirist Charlie Brooker, former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt and Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie.
Each comes armed for an argument, and the topics debated in this season opener include Crocs, mosquitoes and having a haircut.
Witless, 11.25pm Friday, BBC One
It’s the third and final season for Kerry Howard and Zoe Boyle’s comedy series and things aren’t going well for Leanne and Rhona, as their attempts to frame Willie have backfired.
Their enemies are closing in and it’s going to take something special for the two of them to make it out alive.
The Big Fat Quiz of Everything, 9.00pm Friday, Channel 4
Quizmaster Jimmy Carr asks questions covering 100,000 years of human history, giving a unique Big Fat Quiz spin on History, Music, Film, TV and Science from every epoch.
Contestants Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Claudia Winkleman, Miranda Hart, Jonathan Ross and Nish Kumar join Jimmy, and there are cameos from Charles Dance and Jon Snow.
Bull, 10.00pm Friday, FOX
Back for a second season, this so-so and pretty daft legal drama stars Michael Weatherly as Dr Jason Bull, a psychologist and trial science expert. It’s Dr Phil in court, basically.
First up, it’s the case of a woman who shoots and kills her billionaire older husband after he refuses to revise the terms of their pre-nuptial agreement.
Little Big Shots, 6.00pm Saturday, TV3
Dawn French hosts this entertainment show that celebrates young talent from all over the world.
The opening show features the likes of a nine-year-old Kung Fu warrior, a pocket sized piano maestro and a Filipino internet sensation.
Hansa Studios: By the Wall 1976-90, 9.00pm Friday, Sky Arts
This fascinating programme tells the story of the legendary Hansa recording studios in Berlin, which was founded by brothers Peter and Thomas Meisel in the 1960s.
The complex used to overlook the Wall and has hosted many well-known acts including David Bowie, Iggy Pop, U2 and Brian Eno. It remains one of the most important studios in the world.
Ending this weekend
Rome Unpacked, 9.00pm Friday, BBC Two
Last week’s opener was a treat for anyone who’s a fan of the Eternal City, and this final episode should offer more of the same from the dynamic duo of arty Andrew Graham-Dixon and foodie Giorgio Locatelli.
Among the delights on offer, the pair visit the vast Testaccio Slaughterhouse, where Giorgo heads to his favourite Trippa stall, and also take in some of Rome’s contentious Fascist architecture.
New to Download
The Polka King, from Friday, Netflix
Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Jason Schwartzman star in this film about a Polish-born bandleader who dreams of building a musical empire in the US.
Black plays bandleader Jan Lewan in a comedy based on a true story - you couldn't make this up - in which an over-ambitious musical maestro lures his fans into a Ponzi scheme to bankroll his dreams.
Madonna Rebel Heart Tour, 10.30pm Saturday, BBC Two
She’s been around for decades, but Madonna’s popularity has only slightly waned. Not bad for a 59-year-old who still tries to run with the kids.
Shot around the world and featuring a collection of live and behind-the-scenes footage, Madonna Rebel Heart Tour is packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography.
It features recent hits and classics spanning Madonna's career, including Living for Love, Bitch I'm Madonna, Material Girl, Holiday and an acoustic version of Like a Prayer.
Chat Show Line-ups
The Late Late Show, 9.35pm Friday, RTÉ One
It's a stellar line-up this week with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Hollywood actor Liam Neeson, Today presenter Maura Derrane, Snapchat star James Kavanagh and former Irish international footballer Stephen Hunt appearing on the show.
The Graham Norton Show, 10.35pm Friday, BBC One/9.30pm Saturday, TV3
Hollywood legends Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are on the couch to talk about their latest film, Steven Spielberg-directed drama The Post.
The Ray D’Arcy Show, 9.55pm Saturday, RTÉ One
As the new series of Operation Transformation kicks off, Ray will chat to this year's leaders. Also on the show, Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole will chat about his thoughts on 'the Strictly curse' and Dancing with the Stars.
Inglourious Basterds, 9.320pm Saturday, RTÉ 2
Brad Pitt leads a vast and impressive cast in this hugely entertaining war caper film from the always-reliable Quentin Tarantino.
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish US soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Also . . .
Get Out, from Friday, Sky Cinema Premiere
Here’s an enjoyable horror and social satire starring Daniel Kaluuya as Chris, a black man who visits the family of his white girlfriend, played by Allison Williams.
The Magdalene Sisters, 9.00pm Sunday, TV3
Peter Mullan’s impressive film about three teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Laundries - homes for ‘fallen’ women, maintained with an iron fist by religious orders.
Box Set Binge
Sick Note: Season 1, Sky Box Sets and NOW TV, from Friday
Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint) is set to lose it all as his girlfriend’s about to dump him and kick him out of her flat and his boss wants to fire him. Then he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness by oncologist Dr Glennis (Nick Frost).
But instead of ruining Daniel’s life, the diagnosis changes things for the better and suddenly everyone is there for him. And then he learns he was misdiagnosed.
But why spoil things now with the truth?