With January revision sometimes becoming too claustrophobic, a good session of relaxation in front of the TV is ideal at this time for students. The Edge has collated the best new TV around in the next seven days. Included in this week’s round-up is the return of the Lena Dunham-created series, Girls, which sees Hannah leave New York to attend university. Also returning this week is a new series of The Voice UK, where Rita Ora has replaced Kylie Minogue for a space on the judging panel. Read the full round-up below. If in need of a quick laugh, however, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also returns later this week with our favourite Andy Samberg.
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown: A new series of a twist of Channel 4 classics, Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats, begins this evening. Hosted by Jimmy Carr, team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by the comedic guests, David Mitchell and Katherine Ryan for this week’s instalment. The Countdown regular, Susie Dent, is in the Dictionary Corner along with Rachel Riley (along with the help of Joe Wilkinson) in control of the letters and numbers. For a light escape from the depths of January revision, tune in tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
The Voice UK: The return of the music competition arrives tomorrow for the beginnings of the show’s fourth season. The programme continues with judges will.i.am, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs frontman, Ricky Wilson. Replacing Kylie Minogue, who took part in just one season after replacing Jessie J, is ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ singer, Rita Ora. The series kicks off with its blind auditions, the most popular part of the show, where the judges can’t see the the person performing but judges them purely on their voice, before deciding whether or not they want them on their team. Presented by Emma Willis and Marvin Humes, The Voice UK returns to BBC One tomorrow at 7pm.
Girls: The Lena Dunham-created series returns to our TV screens next week for its fourth season. Following four twenty-something women who live in Brooklyn, the new series will see Hannah enrolled in a new writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa, while everyone else continues their lives in New York.Shoshanna receives a reality check as she begins to struggle to find a job, whilst Marnie is in the throes of a love affair with a musician. The first episode of ten in the new season of Girls will air on Sky Atlantic on Monday at 10pm.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire: Another spin off of the original Real Housewives series following Cheshire’s most glamorous residents. In the first episode, one of the biggest nights in the social calendar approaches, and it is a whirlwind of cryotherapy treatments, last-minute dress fittings, facials, pedicures and misunderstandings over tickets as the housewives prepare to attend Dawn Ward’s creme de la creme charity ball. Tune in Monday on ITV BE at 10pm.
Bones: The long-running crime drama returns with Booth languishing in prison, having been wrongly charged with the murders of three colleagues. Surrounded by cons he helped put behind bars, the agent tries to keep his spirits up, while Brennan and the team work tirelessly to exonerate him. Meanwhile, Sweets and Daisy announce they are going to have a baby. Tune in this Wednesday at 9pm on Sky Living.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: US cop comedy, starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. Peralta takes part in an undercover FBI operation that ends in a mass arrest. But when one of the mobsters escapes he enlists Boyle’s help in tracking him down. Captain Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills in which Sgt Jeffords plays different roles, while Gina pleads with Boyle to keep a secret. Tune in this Thursday on E4 at 9pm.
Suits: The legal drama returns, with Mike starting his new high-profile job at the Sidwell Investment Group, but the former lawyer clashes with his new legal counsel and former mentor Harvey over a proposed takeover deal. Elsewhere, Jessica is surprised by an unexpected offer – which leaves her feeling conflicted in both her professional and personal lives. Tune in this Thursday at 10pm on Dave.