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What time, TMINE? Including Swamp Thing, The Hunting and Hotel Beau Séjour

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

Someone’s bought something this week! Hoorah! We also have a premiere date for it, too, so here’s this week’s rundown.

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What time, TMINE? Including Pennyworth, Modern Love and Daybreak

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

Another week without acquisitions, I’m afraid. Jesus, you might all have to watch British TV programmes at this rate, you poor souls. Fortunately, we do have a few new dates.

Premiere dates

Modern Love

Modern Love (Amazon)

Premiere date: Friday, October 18

Inspired by the popular New York Times column of the same name, Modern Love is a half-hour romantic comedy series exploring love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as each standalone episode brings some of the column’s most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast.

The cast includes Jane Alexander, Sofia Boutella, Olivia Cooke, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Andrew Scott, John Slattery and Shea Whigham.

Daybreak (Netflix)

Premiere date: Thursday, October 24

Based on the graphic novel by Brian Ralph, the series is a dark comedy which follows 17-year-old high school outcast, Josh, as he searches for his missing girlfriend, Sam, in post-apocalyptic Glendale, California. Joined by a ragtag group of misfits including a pyromaniac 12 year old Angelica and Josh’s former high school bully Wesley, now turned pacifist samurai, Josh tries to stay alive amongst the horde of Mad Max-style gangs (evil jocks, cheerleaders turned Amazon warriors), zombie-like creatures called Ghoulies, and everything else this brave new world throws at him.

Pennyworth
Jack Bannon in Pennyworth

Pennyworth (US: Epix; UK: StarzPlay)

Premiere date: Friday, October 25

Delightfully bonkers prequel to Batman-prequel Gotham focused on the life of future Bat-butler extraordinaire Alfred Pennyworth. Set in an alternative reality 1960s London, it sees Alfred freshly out of the SAS trying to set up his own security company. Along the way, he encounters future boss Thomas Wayne, his boss’ future wife Martha Kane and a series of blighters ranging from the left-wing No Names League to the right-wing Raven Society – and Paloma Faith.

A wonderful homage to everything 60s from The Avengers through to kitchen sink dramas, with a cracking central performance from the world’s best young Michael Caine impersonator (Jack Bannon), the show alternates genres on a knife’s edge, going from comedy to Alan Bennett-style Talking Head, but always maintaining a real English, sardonic authenticity (“There’s a Happy Eater near Luton. You love a fry-up.”).

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Watchmen
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What time, TMINE? Including My Life is Murder and Watchmen

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

Another quiet week on the acquisitions front, probably because everyone’s saving their pennies for the new crop of US shows about to hit the airwaves. But we do have a couple of new premiere dates.

Premiere dates

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

My Life is Murder (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi)

Premiere date: Tuesday September 24, 9pm

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus, Battlestar Galactica) is a former cop turned private investigator who’s just so good, all her former colleagues keep turning to her for help. All she wants to do, though, is get her German coffee machine mixed.

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Watchmen (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic)

Premiere date: Monday October 21

Sequel to Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel about vigilante superheroes set decades after the original story. That’s about all I can tell you, though, since details on it are scant and it’s an original story – plus it won’t air in the US until Sunday October 20. But at the very least Dr Manhattan is thinking about coming back from Mars.

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Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike in State of the Union
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What time, TMINE? Including e Legal and State of the Union

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

It’s been a quiet old week, this week. That’s what you get in August, right after a bank holiday, I guess.

So there have been absolutely no acquisitions announced this week and only two premiere dates.

Premiere dates

e Legal
Michaël Erpelding (Louis), Fanny Dumont (Floriane), Raphaëlle Bruneau (Fran Gerrits), Olivia Harkay (Valentine Dhénaut)

e Legal (Belgium: RTBF La Une; UK: TV5 Monde)

Premiere date: Thursday September 5, 6.40pm

Valentine, an ambitious lawyer, has built her own law firm, DE FACTO, Inc., specialized in legal issues involving new technologies of the information age. She just recruited her cyber specialist, Fran, who happens to be her half-sister, a hacker on parole to boot. Together the duo will help various alleged victims (or perpetrators) of cyber criminality. On the sidelines, their intern, Theo, a young intern aspiring to be a legal eagle and looking up to Valentine, helps or throws oil on the fire.

From the Global Screen web site

So I’m not sure if this is the first time it’s been on TV5 Monde but it’s the first I’ve heard of it and the first time I’ve seen TV5 promote it. It was made in 2017, too, so chances are, it’s relatively new.

Here’s episode one, if you want to give it a try:

Rosamund Pike as Louise, Chris O’Dowd as Tom – State of the Union _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Parisatag Hizadeh/Confession Films/SundanceTV

State of the Union (US: SundanceTV; UK: BBC Two)

Premiere date: Sunday September 8

Married couple Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike meet for regular 10-minute meetings in a pub to talk about their failing marriage before they go across the road to the marriage guidance counsellor.

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What time, TMINE? Including Those Who Kill, Detective Cain, The Hot Zone, The I-Land, City on a Hill, Bard of Blood and Living With Yourself

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

What time, TMINE? has been away for a month now, and it would madness – madness, I tell you! – for me to try to round up four weeks’ worth of acquisitions and premiere dates.

So, instead, let’s pretend nothing’s happened over the past month and everything started off fresh and new from Monday*. And, in fact, there’s been a real splurge of acquisitions this week, although not all of them have premiere dates yet.

*Actually, I have been keeping an eye on things and there haven’t been that many acquisitions in the past month. So I’m not missing much out.

Acquisitions

  • BBC Two has picked up ZDF (Germany)/ORF (Austria)’s Vienna Blood. That’ll air later this year
  • Walter Presents has acquires C More/TV4 (Sweden)’s Sthlm Rekviem (Stockholm Requiem)
  • Sky is to launch Sky Comedy and Sky Crime channels in February 2020, for which it has acquired NBC (US)’s AP Bio and Sunnyside
  • BBC Three has acquired NRK (Norway)’s Nudes
  • The Beeb (don’t know which channel) has acquired the new adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days being produced by an alliance of European pubcasters

After the jump, premiere dates for Den som dræber (Darkness: Those Who Kill), Caïn (Detective Cain), The Hot Zone, The I-Land, City on a Hill, Bard of Blood, and Living With Yourself.

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