Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
What time, TMINE? took a break last week. But there’s not been that many new acquisitions or airdates since then, so phew, it didn’t matter!
Full details of when and where you can see Godfather of Harlem, Twenties, Pustina (Wasteland), The Arrangement and Selena: The Series after the jump.
UK premiere dates
The Arrangement (US: E!; UK: My5)
UK premiere date: Monday, October 26, 11am
The Arrangement is a Hollywood love story about the darker side of celebrity. When actress Megan Morrison auditions for the role of a lifetime, she also lands a Cinderella-esque date with A-list movie star Kyle West. But things get complicated when Megan is offered a $10 million marriage contract and is introduced to Kyle’s secretive self-help organisation, The Institute of the Higher Mind.
Stars: Josh Henderson, Christine Evangelista, Lexa Doig and Michael Vartan
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Twenties (US: BET/Showtime; UK: BBC Three)
UK premiere date: Sunday, October 25
This semi-autobiographical series follows an aspiring young black lesbian writer, Hattie (Jonica T Gibbs), and her friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) as they pursue their dreams in Los Angeles.
After finding herself homeless and down on her luck, Hattie is fortunately introduced to a successful writer and producer who gives her the opportunity to work on a show as an assistant. New to Hollywood and stumbling from relationship to relationship, Hattie searches to find her voice as a writer and the right girl.
Happily married Marie finds herself pitted against the only other Black film executive for a promotion, and Nia, once a successful child performer, is now a spirited yoga instructor who decides to get back into acting. Whilst they live separate lives, the three friends lean on each other for guidance as they each navigate their twenties.
Stars: Jonica T Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham
Godfather of Harlem (US: Epix; UK: StarzPlay)
UK premiere date: Sunday, November 1
Godfather of Harlem tells a story inspired by infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from 11 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ilfenesh Hadera, Nigél Thatch, Giancarlo Esposito, Lucy Fry, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Rafi Gavron and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
TMINE episode reviews
Pustina (Wasteland) (Czech Republic: HBO Europe; UK: Walter Presents)
UK premiere date: Friday, November 6
Eight-part drama set in the Czech Republic that focuses on a mining village on the verge of extinction.
With the village sitting on huge reserves of coal, foreign mining interests plan to acquire it, remove its population and their homes and establish a soulless mining complex. The villagers are divided: some see it as an opportunity for a new life elsewhere, while others want to preserve their homes – and traditional life and the community start to fall apart.
Stars: Zuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dušek, Eva Holubová and Petra Špalková
Selena: The Series (Netflix)
UK premiere date: Friday, December 4
Selena: The Series is a coming-of-age drama biopic that follows Selena Quintanilla-Pérez through the “heart-wrenching and life-changing choices” that she and her family had to make as they navigated success in the music industry.
Stars: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez and Seidy Lopez