Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic in CBS's Instinct
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Vienna Blood acquired; The Heights renewed; Instinct, Krypton cancelled; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

TMINE’s Daily News is back! Want to know what you’ve missed? Then check the TMINE Facebook page for the past month’s news highlights, including the latest TV acquisitions.

Internet TV

Australian TV

UK TV

  • BBC Two acquires: ZDF (Germany)/ORF (Austria)’s Vienna Blood
  • ITV green lights: chalk and cheese crime drama Invisible, with Robert Lindsay, Tala Gouvela, Jason Watkins et al…
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire? crime drama Quiz, with Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford et al

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Joe Holt to recur on AMC’s Walking Dead spin-off
  • Niecy Nash to recur on FX’s Mrs America
  • Piper Perabo joins Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
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My Life Is Murder
International TV

A few mini-reviews before I go: My Life is Murder; Pandora; The Unsettling; and Pearson

As I pointed out during this week’s WHYBW, I’ve put in a pretty poor effort in the reviews stakes over the past week. I atoned for my lack of movie reviews, but although I took in Departure during WHYBW, that’s still not good enough is it?

So here’s not one, not two, not three, but four mini-reviews to leave you with before I go away on holiday:

  • My Life is Murder (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi)
    Lucy Lawless is a former top cop whose ex-colleagues refuse to let her talents go to waste so keep roping her into investigations
  • Pandora (US: The CW)
    A young woman is orphaned by evil aliens, so she signs up to join the fight against them. Except maybe all is not what it seems
  • The Unsettling (US: Awesomeness TV)
    A teenage girl arrives at her new remote foster home. Soon, strange things start to happen around her.
  • Pearson (US: USA)
    Suits spin-off that follows Gina Torres to Chicago where she becomes a political operative.

What do they all have in common? Well, they all involve “speaking the plot out loud”.

All that after the jump…

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I Am The Night
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What time, TMINE? Including FBI, Fosse/Verdon, Euphoria, I Am The Night and Unbelievable

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

It’s the last What time, TMINE? before TMINE’s summer break, but a two week-absence means that there’s plenty of acquisitions and dates to talk about.

Acquisitions

  • ITV has picked up Company Pictures’ remake of classic 70s ITV show Van Der Valk
  • Alibi has acquired Ten (Australia)’s My Life is Murder, which will hit UK airwaves some time in September
  • Channel Five has got its hands on another Australian show, SBS’s The Hunting, which will air some time this year
  • StarzPlay will be showing Epix (US)’s Batman prequel Pennyworth some time in the autumn
  • Walter Presents has picked up France 2’s Caïn (Detective Cain) for a September start
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She's Gotta Have It
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AP Bio uncancelled; Dead Pixels renewed; She’s Gotta Have It cancelled; The Hunting, My Life is Murder acquired; + more

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What have you been watching? Including Departure

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

Tumbleweed

This week’s reviews

I think it’s summer fever. That’s the only explanation for why I’ve done nothing over the past week. To be fair, neither have most TV networks.

Anyway, that’s meant no reviews of anything. But that doesn’t mean I’ve not watched anything. Oh no.

My Life Is Murder
Lucy Lawless in Ten (Australia)’s My Life is Murder

What’s coming this week

Friday marks the end of TMINE summer time – that fabled time of the year when I go off on holiday and don’t talk about TV until mid-August and don’t really get back into the reviewing-and-news groove until September.

That means that this is the last WHYBW? for a good long while. However, before I hang up my typing fingers on Friday, I plan to review at least Pandora (US: The CW) and maybe even The Unsettling (US: HBO). My Life is Murder (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi) started today, so I’m going to give that a whirl, too.

On top of that, although I never quite got round to doing Orange Thursday last week, I did at least put the movie-watching in, with Κυνόδοντας (Dogtooth) (2009), Atomic Blonde (2017) and the bonus of 47 Ronin (2013) being the order of the day. So that’ll be tomorrow’s Orange Thursday – the final one before TMINE’s holidays.

But after the jump, one last delight – new show Departure (Canada: Global; UK: Universal), which is all about a missing plane. They just keep disappearing these TV planes, don’t they?

Pater Familias
Darren Gilshenan in ABC (Australia)’s Harrow

The regulars

I did a little bit of pruning of the TMINE viewing queue last week, but this week will see the full application of the scalpel-like “Can I be arsed to catch up with this when I get back from my holidays?” to the dwindling viewing queue.

Harrow has just aired its season finale, mind, so will be spared the knife. But what among City on a Hill, Legion, Perpetual Grace LTD and Swamp Thing can I be arsed to catch up with when I get back in August?

Find out after the jump.

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