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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about.

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DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

First Dates Ireland (RTÉ 2, 9.30pm)

Let’s be honest, there are few better ways to spend a bleak Thursday evening when you’re still days away from payday than putting all your hope in strangers as they search for a soulmate. Tonight, Tadgh from Carlow, who has never been in a relationship, shares a meal with Offaly drag queen Zach while it seems the stars might have aligned for Leitrim’s Carol Ann and Co Monaghan’s Cathal.

16 Blocks (Virgin Media One, 9pm)

A 2006 thriller starring Bruce Willis. An aging and alcohol detective, played by Willis, is assigned the task of escorting a witness to court in order to testify against a group of corrupt police officers. But it soon transpires that the officers will stop at nothing to prevent the detective and the witness from reaching the New York courthouse alive.

How To Be Good With Money (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) 

Look, let’s be honest, we could all do with a little help in this regard. If your New Year resolution was focussed on the financial front, then this series may be one for you. In this episode, Eoin McGee guides a young couple, who are expecting their second baby, and are keen to get a handle on their finances as their family grows.


Everyone is talking about… Jane the Virgin

Well it turns out the rumours were true, Jane the Virgin is getting a spin-off.

Gina Rodriquez made the announcement on Instagram earlier today, alongside a photo of herself with the little boy who plays her son Mateo.

We got good news from the CW! Jane will be birthing a SPIN OFF!!!!! Jane The Novelas!!!

There you have it now.


Or switch over for…

  • Don’t Look Back in Anger (Virgin Media One, 7.30pm) This episode focuses on the biggest political and cultural milestones of 2013.
  • The Secret Life of Us (Channel 4, 8pm) The nursery opens its doors to children from all around the world.
  • Bridget & Eamon (RTÉ 2, 10.30pm) A new dating agency takes centre-stage in this episode.
  • Flirty Dancing (Channel 4, 10pm) It’s a dance-based dating show, people.


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