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What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

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

Get Shorty (Sky Atlantic, 9pm)

Chris O’Dowd’s new show kicks off tonight which sees him star alongside Ray Romano in an adaptation of the novel by Elmore Leonard. Miles (Chris O’Dowd) is trying to leave his crime life behind but in this first episode he’s sent to LA to collect a debt from an aspiring screenwriter.

Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC One, 9pm)

It’s a new series of the heritage show where 8 more celebrities will trace their family tree. This week Corrie and Our Girl favourite Michelle Keegan will discover a special connection with the suffragette movement. She’s also discover the dark story behind her great grandmother who was evacuated from Gibraltar during World War II.

Grenfell: The First 24 Hours (UTV, 9pm)

To mark the one year anniversary of the disaster which left 71 people dead. This one of show will look at the first reports of the fire from around 12.54am until 24 hours later when the fire was finally brought under control with testimony from survivors, firefighters and those who lost loved ones in the fire.

Everyone’s talking about.. How many people applied for Love Island

Because the world is cruel, people are giving out that more people applied for Love Island than applied to go to Oxford or Cambridge University. You know, how those two things are exactly relatable?

Some people were lamenting the 85,000 people who applied to the show compared to the 36,000 who applied for places at the top colleges. Love Island has a prize of £50,000 compared with the significant amount of debt that college in the UK will leave you with so it’s not difficult to see why more people applied but nevertheless people are giving out.

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We’ll never not find something to wring our hands at will we?

Or flick over for…

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace (RTÉ 2, 10.50pm) The penultimate episode sees Andrew penned in by police as the media announces he’s murdered Versace.
  • Tocht Na Mathar (TG4, 9.30pm) New series where Bridget McAnallen tells the tragic story about the sudden death of her 24 year old son Cormac in 2004.
  • Love in the Countryside (BBC Two, 9pm) Buzz is dating 2 best friends at once which can only end well while Mark is keeping his options open with Renita and Sarah but is there a twist to come?
  • Love Island (3e, 9pm) Will they ride? Will they just shift? Who’s coupling off?

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