Question of the week: is there too much good television on at the moment?

If you’ve been reading my blog since the start of the year – you happy few – you’ll have noticed that I’ve been struggling to watch all the TV that’s been airing. Even putting to one side the rubbish TV that I’ve been contractually obligated to watch because of the blog, it’s still a bit of a struggle to watch just the good stuff. Why, over the weekend alone, there was two hours of Spiral, an hour of Mr Selfridge, an hour of Shameless (US) and, yes, an hour of Top Gear. And I don’t think that’s just because it was the weekend or BBC4’s stupid transmission schedule. Netflix has just pumped out 13 episodes of House of Cards in one go and practically every night of the week has a good couple of hours somewhere.

Now, admittedly I’m an outlier, since I do scour the planet’s TV schedules, looking for stuff to watch. So to work out whether I’m just unrepresentative or not, today’s question is a simple one:

Is there too much good television on at the moment?

As always, answers below or on your own blog?

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Wednesday’s “First Doctor Who cast, Entourage: the movie, The X-Files continues and more Banshee and Shameless” news

Doctor Who

Film

Film casting

Trailers

  • Clip from The Dark Knight Returns – Part 2

Comics

Theater

French TV

  • Canal+ acquires Hunted, Arte acquires The Hour, TF6 acquires Real Humans

International TV

  • Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to write Barbarella TV series

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • John Schneider cast in OWN’s The Haves and The Have Nots, plus casting on Love Thy Neighbor
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Tuesday’s “Wonder Woman gets rolled, ITV acquires The Americans, and The Tomorrow People remake gets the green light” news

Film

Trailers

  • Ad for Oz The Great and the Powerful

Theatre

French TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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Friday’s “JJ Abrams’ Star Wars, Robson Green joins Strike Back and more Girls” news

Films

Film casting

Trailers

  • Clip from jOBS with Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad
  • Trailer for GI Joe 2
  • Trailer for Upside Down with Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess
  • Trailer for the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis

French TV

  • France 3 acquires Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries [subscription required]

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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Thursday’s news “Stephen Dillane and Clemence Poésy enter The Tunnel, David Tennant is Richard II and Bad Teachers gets a pilot” news

Doctor Who

Film casting

Trailers

  • Clip from Austenland with Keri Russell
  • Clip from Warm Bodies with Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer
  • Trailer for Side Effects with Rooney Mara et al

Theatre

French TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting