Si no t'hagues conegut
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Si no t’hagues conegut, Proven Innocent, No Good Nick and The Spanish Princess

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

Acquisitions

  • BBC Wales has acquired S4C’s Bang. That’ll air sometime in the summer. Could end up on BBC Four eventually.
  • My5 has picked up three HOT (Israel) shows: eight-part vampire comedy Juda, six-part gay adoption story Miguel, five-part family drama Mekimi and two seasons of crime drama Sirens. They’ll all be available in the spring.
  • Paramount UK has acquired Paramount US’s Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly. No word at all on when that will start.

Premiere dates

Si no t'hagues conegut

Si no t’hagues conegut (If I Hadn’t Met You) (Spain: TV3; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 15

A man who loses his family in a tragic accident discovers that he can travel to alternate universes, compelling him to find a way to save his family.

Proven Innocent (US: Fox; UK: Universal)
Premiere date: Monday, March 18, 9pm

Teenager falsely accused of murder ends up in prison where she trains to become a lawyer. Years later, she tries to help exonerate those equally falsely accused of crimes, while trying to get her revenge on the lawyer who got her in jail in the first place.

There’s a good cast, including Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Laurie Holden and Kelsey Grammer, but the set-up and script are both ludicrous. Given Hornsby’s already been cast in a TV reboot of Bone Collector, the signs aren’t good for this, either.

Episode reviews: Initial

No Good Nick

No Good Nick (Netflix)
Premiere date: Monday, April 15

Netflix US original. Siena Agudong infiltrates a family intending to get revenge on them for unknowingly ruining her life. But as she gets to know the family, she finds compassion for them and struggles with whether to go through with her plan. Melissa Joan Hart plays the competitive ‘career mother’, while Sean Astin stars as the archetypical loveable, dorky ‘fun dad’.

The Spanish Princess

The Spanish Princess (US: Starz; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Sunday, May 5

Adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse dealing with Catherine of Aragon, first as a teenage princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child, then as she arrives in grey, rain-lashed England to marry Prince Arthur. Unfortunately, he dies, but guess who’s waiting in the wings for her…

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Pose
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Speechless and Pose

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

Acquisitions

  • A new one this, with BBC Alba (yes, that the Scottish-language one) picking up Gaelic love triangle drama Grace Harte from Ireland’s TG4.

Premiere dates

Speechless

Speechless (US: ABC; UK: E4)
Premiere date: Monday, March 11, 7:30pm

‘Spunky mum’ Minnie Driver constantly fights to ensure that her disabled son is heard in school and in life. The show obviously has a good deal of background knowledge about the difficulties involved, but while it’s funny and smart at first, it runs out of profound things to say by about the fourth episode.

Episode reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4

Pose

Pose (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Thursday March 21, 10pm

Set in the 1980s, Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. The cast includes Even Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross. Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain and Dyllon Burnside.

The series has already been renewed for a second season and made TV history by assembling the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles ever for a scripted series, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.

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The Rookie
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The Rookie, Liberty and Schooled

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

Acquisitions

  • Amazon has picked up Telecinco (Spain)’s Caronte. That will air the day after it’s on in Spain, but the show’s still being filmed, so clue yet as to the premiere date.

Premiere dates

There are rather a lot of these, thanks to a big bunch of Netflix and Amazon originals, so let’s talk about them after the jump.

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Osmosis
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Hanna, Good Omens and Osmosis

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

Not a huge number of acquisitions of premiere dates this week, but we have a few, at least.

Acquisitions

  • Universal has acquired CityTV (Canada)’s The Murders, in which a rookie detective’s gun gets fatally mislaid. That doesn’t air in Canada until March 25, and will air in the UK “mid 2019”

Premiere dates

Hanna

Hanna (Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, March 29

Slightly pointless remake of the movie of the same name about a teenage girl trained to kill by her dad and hunted by the authorities.

Episode reviews: 1

Osmosis

Osmosis (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 29

French Netflix original. The 8-episode series is set in Paris in the near-future where apps use your personal memory and all the data they’ve gathered over your lifetime to find your perfect match. But what happens if your memories – like all data – can be manipulated?

Paris, in the near future. Technology has conquered the last frontier: decoding true love. Digging deep into its user’s brain data, the new dating app “OSMOSIS” can find a perfect match with 100% accuracy, turning the concept of absolute soulmate into a reality. But is there a price to pay when letting an algorithm decide who you will love, forever and ever? When in exchange for this undying, ageless love, technology can access the innermost recesses of your mind — and the best kept secrets of your heart…

No trailer yet, I’m afraid.

Good Omens
David Tennant and Michael Sheen in BBC Two/Amazon’s Good Omens

Good Omens (Amazon/BBC Two)
Premiere date: Friday, May 31 (Amazon – will air on BBC Two afterwards)

Adaptation of the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman book of the same name in which an angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) team up to prevent the apocalypse.

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Time Traveling Bong
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Time Traveling Bong and Rig 45

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

More acquisitions than premiere dates this week, but at least two of those acquisitions are going to hit UK screens next month.

Project Blue Book

Acquisitions

  • Syfy has picked up History (US)’s really pretty poor UFO period drama Project Blue Book. That will air some time starting in March.
  • Universal has bought Fox’s Proven Innocent. That’s not aired in the US yet, but should air here in March, too.
  • Netflix has acquired RÚV (Iceland)’s The Valhalla Murders. That’s still in production, though, so don’t expect a premiere date for some time. Given that it’s only likely to air in Iceland at Christmas, I reckon it’ll be 2020 at least before it comes our way.
  • E4 has acquired ABC (US)’s Speechless. That was originally picked up by Channel 5, but never aired for some reason. No premiere date yet, but Channel 4 says ‘soon’

Premiere dates

Time Traveling Bong

Time Traveling Bong (US: Comedy Central; UK: Comedy Central)
Premiere date: Sunday, February 17, 11pm

Time Travelling Bong follows two mediocre, suburban cousins who live together in a condo left to them by their grandmother in New Jersey. Their lives take a twisted turn when they find a bong that also serves as a time machine that transports them to Salem, Massachusetts in the height of the witch trial era, the racially segregated South in the 1960s, ancient Greece and even the dystopian future, among other times and places. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and they are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate that there’s no time like the present.

Stars Ilana Glazer and Paul W Downs.

Rig 45

Rig 45 (Scandinavia: Viaplay; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Friday, February 22

Mostly English-language but also frequently Scandinavian drama Rig 45. Benthos Oil sends an investigator to look at a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, she starts to suspect something is very wrong – and when a hurricane hits the rig, cutting off all communications, the crew find themselves battling the elements and a devious killer.

Stars Catherine Walker, Gary Lewis, Lisa Henni and Søren Malling.