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Jerry Seinfeld is back – and he's still the ultimate laser-precision joke machine

Jerry Before Seinfeld is just the start of the comic’s Netflix takeover – and it’s crammed with the immaculate gags that have long been his trademark<p>Netflix is now in the Jerry Seinfeld business, and then some. Earlier this year, the streaming service paid an astronomical $100m to buy two new …

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Sean Penn will star in House of Cards creator's Channel 4 sci-fi series The First

It will be his first major TV role.<p>Sean Penn is set to lead a science-fiction TV series.<p>The Oscar winner will star in Hulu original drama <i>The First</i>, …

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Take Me Out contestant Charlie Watkins 'hanged himself'

<b>A Take Me Out contestant who lost his job because he took four days off to film the TV show hanged himself a month later, an inquest heard.</b><p>Charlie Watkins, 22, went on the dating show after saying he was disappointed he had been unlucky in love during his three years at York University.<p>The …

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What happened to the Firefly characters after the series ended?

On the show's 15th anniversary, we reveal how the characters of the short-lived sci-fi saga’s series developed after the film Serenity, according to …

Comics

Ruth Langsford Dons S&M Gear In Video Shared By Husband Eamonn Holmes

😳 😳 😳<p>No, your eyes are not deceiving you, what you’re seeing is Ruth Langsford in full S&M attire.<p>The ‘This Morning’ presenter taps into her kinky side in this short video, recorded by husband Eamonn Holmes and shared on his Twitter and Instagram pages.<p>In the clip, Ruth struts in wearing a …

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Bad Move showed every sign of having an all-too-apt title – review

Jack Dee took the lead in <b>Bad Move</b> (ITV), a predictable sitcom about a couple who move to the country and instantly regret it.<p>Here the former city dwellers – Steve (Dee) and his gardener wife Nicky (Kerry Godliman) – were the stupid ones, primarily for committing the cardinal sin of moving out in …

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Doctor Foster viewers slam Gemma and Simon’s parenting as the pair have hate sex within earshot of their son

Doctor Foster viewers have slammed the parenting skills of the two central characters Simon and Gemma, as episode three of the drama saw them …

Parenting

Meet Firefly’s Browncoats, the sci-fi superfans who refused to let their franchise die

On the 15th anniversary of the sci-fi’s saga’s launch, we explore why the show is still so loved – and the campaign to bring it back on air<p>By Thomas …

Science Fiction

Wednesday’s best TV: Bad Move; The Detectives – Murder on the Streets

Jack Dee returns to sitcom as a graphic designer adjusting to rural life, and there’s more magnificent storytelling from the staggering behind-the-scenes police doc. Plus, fresh and funny sketches of black British culture in Famalam<p><b>Bad Move</b><br>8pm, ITV<p>Jack Dee returns to sitcom as half of an urban …

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How Gossip Girl changed the way we talk about television

Recappers Chris Rovzar and Jessica Pressler reminisce about the Best. Show. Ever.<p>If you watched <i>Gossip Girl</i> from 2007-2012, then you’ll know it was …

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'EastEnders': Kat Moon Star Jessie Wallace Addresses 'Redwater' Future

It's bad news for fans of the Irish drama.<p>‘EastEnders’ star Jessie Wallace has spoken out about the future of spin-off show ‘Redwater’, admitting she doesn’t think it will get a second series.<p>Jessie and co-star Shane Richie starred in the much-awaited soap spin-off, which focussed on their Albert …

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Murphy the puppy from Supervet is all better now after vicious dog attack that left his jaw hanging off

Murphy the Golden Retriever was just a puppy when he was brought in to see the Supervet in series seven, which aired last year. He was just …

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Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen to play Irish comedian Dave Allen

Mere weeks after his character – one of the most hated in Game of Thrones – was killed off, Aidan Gillen has announced his next role.<p>Gillen will play the title role in Dave Allen at Peace, a BBC Two one-off that will tell the story of the controversial Irish comedian, and examine how his personal …

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BBC Three - Young, Rich and House Hunting, Episode 1

Up and down the country, super rich teens and twentysomethings are spending shedloads on their dream properties. Unless you've got a trust fund or are being bank-rolled by mum and dad, the average first-time buyer is now a whopping 38 years old. As Britain's youth are in danger of becoming a …

Doc Martin: series 8 of the comedy drama is just what the doctor ordered

He’s grumpy, has a phobia of blood and his bedside manner is brusque to say the least, but it seems that quite a lot of us would still like to make …

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Raise a glass for Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale. But please don't make sequels of them

The productions were perfect and that’s where we should leave them. A plea from a fan: make something else<p>What a triumph for two of the finest television shows of the past year. Australians have always been ambivalent about Our Nicole, but there she was, clasping an Emmy award for her tight, …

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Meet the cast of Star Trek: Discovery

Jason Isaacs and The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green lead the new fleet<p>By Ben Allen<p>Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 12:11 pm<p>After 12 years off …

Star Trek

When Does 'The Apprentice' Start? New Series' Launch Date Confirmed

Tell your friends they're 'fired' - for the next few weeks, at least.<p>Fans of ‘The Apprentice’ don’t have long at all to wait until new episodes arrive on BBC One.<p>The upcoming 13th series of the hit reality competition will kick off on Wednesday 4 October at 9pm, according to a post on the show’s …

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Sidse Babett Knudsen on Electric Dreams, Westworld and Borgen

How's this for a lip-smacking cast: <i>Boardwalk Empire's</i> Steve Buscemi alongside Hunderby author/actress Julia Davis and Sidse Babett Knudsen, the …

Westworld

Lost creator teases Watchmen series for HBO

Damon Lindelof, whose previous HBO show The Leftovers wrapped up its final season this year, is already teasing his next project.<p>On Tuesday, the …

UK News

Sky 1 to take "edgy" new comedy route with scripted shows from Karl Pilkington and Romesh Ranganathan

Sky 1 to take “edgy” new comedy route with scripted shows from Karl Pilkington and Romesh Ranganathan<p>Channel aims for “edgier and more mischievous …

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Aidan Gillen to play comic Dave Allen on BBC Two

<b>"Goodnight, good luck and may your god go with you." That was the sign-off of Dave Allen, the Irish comedian whose wit was as dry as his drink was wet.</b><p>Now, 12 years on from his death, the BBC is to bring him back to life in a one-off drama starring Aidan Gillen.<p>Dave Allen At Peace will explore the …

Psychogeography

The thick of nyet: why Armando Iannucci has upset Russian hardliners

The Death of Stalin has been met with critical acclaim. But it’s no surprise that some in Russia are failing to see the funny side of the Soviet spoof<p><b>Name:</b> Armando Iannucci.<p><b>Age:</b> 53.<p><b>Status:</b> Big in Russia.<p><b>Is there a market for barbed political satire in the former Soviet Union?</b> Oh God, no. You’ve …

Russia

This new stadium in Atlanta is pretty breathtaking - BBC Three

Ciaran Varley20 September 2017<p>NFL team Atlanta Falcons have a new home and, as stadiums go, it's pretty amazing.<p>The brand-new 75,000 capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown ATL looks like a cross between a birds' nest and a camera lens, and has been billed as the future of sports stadia.<p>The …

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The Walking Dead bosses confirm Breaking Bad is set in the same universe

AMC has seemed to confirm that <i>The Walking Dead</i> is a sequel-of-sorts to <i>Breaking Bad</i>.<p>A tiny Easter Egg featured in the latest episode of spin-off …

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EastEnders fans are convinced the BBC skipped an episode by accident

<i>EastEnders</i> viewers believe the BBC have accidentally missed an episode following a glaring 'plot hole' in Monday night's edition.<p>Fans were left …

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Doctor Foster recap: series two, episode three – a carnival of hate-sex

This show is shocker piled upon shocker, with new battle lines drawn and a face-shoving, finger-biting ‘love’ scene that will long be talked about. Pure theatre<p>It’s all about Poor Tom this week as his snitty, self-regarding parents finally turn their attention to the broken mess they are making of …

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French and Saunders to reunite for BBC Christmas special

A decade after their last on-screen collaboration, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are reuniting for a Christmas special of their classic sketch series French & Saunders.<p>The new episode, speculated to be BBC 1's major Christmas Day TV event this year, will help celebrate 30 years since the iconic …

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BBC Two - Horizon, 2017, Being Transgender

How does a person know their gender? Do they see themselves as male or female, or somewhere in between? More and more people around the world do not identify with the gender they were assigned to at birth. Increasingly, people are expressing their gender identity outside of the 'norms', and the …

LGBTQ

People Just Do Nothing: every episode is more hilarious, and more harrowing

The hit BBC mockumentary has stopped playing up Kurupt FM’s ineptitude and swapped it for something far sadder. It’s a brave move – and as Grindah, Chabuddy and co sink to new lows, this show soars ever higher<p>Grindah’s not looking too great. Kurupt FM’s head honcho is crashing with pal Steves after …

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