Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Nothing quite like the holidays to really make those new premiere dates show up, is there? What Time, TMINE was delayed from Friday by it being Good Friday n’all, so naturally, there’s a whole bundle of shows for me to talk about.
No new acquisitions, though, so let’s get right down to premiere dates and all the details about Devs, Stumptown, Maman a tort (The Other Mother), Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector, Space Force, Betty and #blackAF after the jump
UK premiere dates
Devs (US: Hulu; UK: BBC Two)
UK premiere date: Wednesday, April 15, 9pm
Devs is based around a young computer engineer called Lily who is investigating a secretive development division of her employer. She works for Amaya, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
Stars: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Alison Pill and Cailee Spaeny
TMINE episode reviews
UK premiere date: Friday, April 17
US Netflix original. Kenya Barris and his family navigate relationships, race and culture while grappling with their newfound success in this comedy series.
Stars: Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones, Iman Benson
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector (US: NBC; UK: Sky Witness)
UK premiere date: Monday April 20, 9pm
Based on Jeffery Deaver’s novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector picks up three years after the enigmatic and notorious serial killer known only as “The Bone Collector”, who once terrified New York City, seemingly disappeared. When an elaborate murder points to his return, it brings former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme out of retirement and back into the fold.
Rhyme has a personal connection to the case – a trap set by the killer left him paralysed – but this time he’s teaming up with Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for proﬁling. This unlikely detective duo will play a deadly new game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath who brought them together. But how do you catch a killer who always seems to be one step ahead?
Stars: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli.
TMINE episode reviews
Stumptown (US: ABC; UK: Alibi)
UK premiere date: Wednesday, April 29, 9pm
Stumptown follows the life of Dex Parios, a marine corps veteran turned private investigator, solving problems the police can’t get involved in. Dex’s intelligence and natural instinct to do what’s right makes her perfect for the job, but her brash style and disregard for the rules often gets her in trouble. Struggling with PTSD after an explosion killed her childhood sweetheart in Afghanistan, burdened by heavy gambling debts and dealing with the responsibility of taking care of her younger brother, there is more to Dex than meets the eye.
Stars: Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy
TMINE episode reviews
- Missed Connections
- Rip City Dicks
- Family Ties
- Bad Alibis
- Dex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
- November Surprise
- The Other Woman
- Dex Education
- Reality Checks Don’t Bounce
- The Past and the Furious
- Dirty Dexy Money
- The Dex Factor
- Til Dex Us Do Part
- At All Costs: The Conrad Costas Chronicles
- All Quiet on the Dextern Front
- The Dex Files
- All Hands on Dex
Maman a tort (The Other Mother) (France: France 2; UK: All 4)
UK premiere date: Sunday, May 3, 11pm
Twisted French psychological thriller in which a young boy claims that his mother isn’t his real mother. Despite being urged by a child psychologist to take up the case, the police face a tough choice; risk allowing the boy to stay with the wrong parents, or trust the word of a child and ruin a family’s life forever?
When three-year-old Malone insists that his mummy is not his mummy, child psychologist Vasile believes him. Police captain Marianne, however, is much more sceptical and is already occupied solving a serious robbery in which millions of euros have been stolen and two fugitives are still at large. But they are running out of time; Malone’s memories are fading fast and if his story is not just child’s play, it would be criminal to ignore it. Can you trust a young child with an overly active imagination? Or could this be a sophisticated case of kidnapping? Forced together by the case, Vasile and Marianne embark on a passionate affair, further complicating the investigation…
Stars: Pascal Elbé, Anne Charrier
Space Force (Netflix)
UK premiere date: Friday, May 29
Space Force’ is a new kind of workplace comedy, where the stakes are sky-high and the ambitions even higher. A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R Naird is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Sceptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colourful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.
Stars: Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow, John Malkovich, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O Yang, Noah Emmerich, Alex Sparrow and Don Lake
Betty (US: HBO; UK: Sky Comedy)
UK premiere date: Tuesday, June 9
Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
Opinionated and loyal, Janay is strong-willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armour she wears to hide her emotional struggles. Kirt is a lover – to the ladies, a fighter – to the rest of the world, and a little kid in the body of a woman. She’s the funniest person alive, but even if she knew it, she wouldn’t care.
Meanwhile, Indigo is a street-savvy hustler trapped in the body of a well-to-do art school drop-out. On the edge of the group is Camille, guarded, perceptive, intelligent and awkward. She wants to be down with the dudes in the skate park and has fought hard for the small space she’s carved out with them, but she needs to realise that cool points don’t actually add up to the sum of anything, especially in the eyes of the other girls.
Stars: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, Rachelle Vinberg, Reza Nader, Edmund Donovan, Caleb Eberhardt, Katerina Tannenbaum, Jules Lorenzo and Brenn Lorenzo