Sex Education

Das Boot renewed; Night Gallery, Nevelot remakes; + more

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  • Richard Gere to star in Apple’s remake of HOT (Israel)’s Nevelot (Bastards)
  • Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin, Kelly Jenrette et al to star in Facebook Watch’s Limetown

German TV

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Ms Fisher

Netflix’s five new German shows; Seven (Australia)’s upfronts; Israel’s District Y; + more

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  • Netflix green lights: German shows The Barbarians, Skylines, Tribes of Europa and Don’t Try This At Home and Christmas mini-series
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Billy Crudup join Apple’s morning show series
  • Colin Ford, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Sophie Simnett et al join Netflix’s Daybreak

Australian TV

Israeli TV


  • Emma Thompson, Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear et al join BBC One’s Years and Years
  • Elen Rhys and Julian Looman to star in BBC One’s The Mallorca Files


  • Teaser for season five of Comedy Central’s Broad City

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Claudia Black joins The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico
  • Lela Rochon, Trace Lysette, Liza Colon-Zayas et al join OWN’s David Makes Man
The Kominsky Method

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The First, The Detail and The Kominsky Method

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

Fewer acquisitions this week, but no shortage of premiere dates. Premiere-less newbies are The Name of the Rose (Italy: Rai), which has been picked up the BeebWhen Heroes Fly (Israel: Keshet 12), which Netflix has got its mitts on; and My Brilliant Best Friend (US: HBO), which Sky Atlantic has naturally acquired, it having an exclusivity agreement with HBO.

The rest are as follows:

Premiere dates

The First

The First (US: Hulu; UK: Channel 4)
Premiere date: Thursday, November 1, 9pm

Staggeringly dull drama in which Sean Penn plays the first person to lead a mission to Mars. At least, I assume he gets there, since the entire first season is about the training and engineering decisions involved in getting him there, once the first attempted mission blows up in the first episode.

As well as reading more like Andy Weir’s research notes for The MartianThe First is mainly an advert for producer Penn, since the show is also about his great topless physique and how he’s better than literally everyone else at literally everything else, particularly Brit CEO Natascha McElhone. Some slight sci-fi ‘futurology’ moderately lifts the show, but it’s a snooze for the most part.

Episode reviews: season 1

The Detail
Shenae Grimes-Beech as Jack Cooper and Angela Griffin as Stevie Hall in The Detail

The Detail (Canada: CTV; UK: 5USA)
Premiere date: Friday, November 2, 9pm

Limp Canadian adaptation of ITV’s Scott & Bailey that’s about as generic as any male police procedural.

Episode reviews: 1

The Kominsky Method

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, November 16

CBS’s king of misanthropic comedy, Chuck Lorre, arrives on Netflix with The Kominsky Method, which follows Sandy Kominsky, an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach. Michael Douglas plays Kominsky, while Alan Arkin plays his agent and best friend. There’s also a decent supporting cast, with Nancy Travis playing a recent divorcee who decides to take acting lessons from Douglas, Sarah Baker playing his daughter and Lisa Edelstein playing Arkin’s estranged daughter. Whether it’s funny is a different matter, though…

All About The Washingtons

All About the Washingtons cancelled; Manifest expanded; US להיות איתה adaptation; + more

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US TV shows

US TV show casting

  • Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to guest on CBS’s Murphy Brown
  • Louie Anderson to recur on TBS’s Search Party
  • Derek Mio to star in AMC’s The Terror

New US TV shows

  • HBO green lights: adaptation of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True, with Mark Ruffalo
  • New trailer for Bravo’s Dirty John
  • Fox developing: not-settling comedy Tails, with Riki Lindhome…
  • …and inspiring lesbian daughter family relationship comedy Hanging On
  • ABC developing: adaptation of Keshet (Israel)’s להיות איתה (Beauty and the Baker) as The Baker and the Beauty

New US TV show casting

The Good Cop
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Third-episode verdict: The Good Cop (Netflix)

Available on Netflix

One of the things I toyed with mentioning when reviewing The Cool Kids earlier today was the idea that maybe different generations appreciate different kinds of storytelling. Obviously, the kids with their phones and their YouTube like short-form (or do they?), whereas my generation love proper TV like they made in the 80s and the 90s before everything went to hell. Obviously. But is my normal just as much an acquired taste and were the dramas of the 60s and 70s ‘optimum TV’ and are people in their 50s and 60s the true connoisseurs, who are currently underserved?

It would explain why I didn’t think there were any jokes in The Cool Kids – there were, but I didn’t really appreciate them, whereas someone older might have done.

Nah. The Cool Kids was dreadful. I bet even old people hate it.

Anyway, that was my thought. Which handily enough ties into Netflix’s The Good Cop. Netflix, of course, is truly global in all senses, and tries to cater for all generations and all tastes around the world. And despite the fact them kids watch a lot more streaming services than the older generations do, that doesn’t mean oldsters can’t watch them, too, particularly if there’s TV actually aimed at them. We’ve had older female-oriented TV on Netflix already with Grace and Frankie, but now here’s one for the boys.

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