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What to watch on TV tonight: Monday

Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later.

Would you be a zombie with this man around?
Would you be a zombie with this man around?
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EVERY LUNCHTIME, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

The Walking Dead (Fox, 9pm)

The Walking Dead is, without a doubt, the biggest show on global TV right now. Its ratings dwarf that of its critically-acclaimed stablemate Breaking Bad. And the premiere of season five is on tonight. It aired in the US last night, and by this morning enough Irish people had already pirated it to make it the #1 trending topic on Twitter. #walkingdead

Made in Chelsea (E4, 9pm)

New series of the show where posh idiots make fools of themselves for our entertainment; aka a big day. The crew are back from New York and the usual potboilers are afoot. #mic

The Fear (RTE Two, 10.30pm)

Jennifer Maguire’s hidden-camera show may be not exactly subtle, but it’s produced enough hits to make it a convincing rival to Republic of Telly. The season continues tonight with a ‘new dance craze’. #thefear

Everyone’s talking about: The Knick

Source: Cinemax/YouTube

The first season of Cinemax’s period medical drama is drawing to a close in the US, but it’s about to arrive in Ireland – starting on Sky Atlantic from Thursday. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen, it centres around the Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900s New York. Critics have been (on the whole) loving it.

Or flick over for… 

  • The Spaceman of Afghanistan (BBC4, 10.30pm) Abdul Ahad Momand, the only Afghan man to visit space, remembers his journey.
  • Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) Prohibition-era gangsters with Steve Buscemi. What’s not to like?
  • University Challenge (BBC Two, 8pm) Struggle from your sofa.
  • Vikings (RTE Two, 9.05pm) The drama, filmed in Ireland, continues.
  • Gadget Man (Channel 4, 8.30pm) Last in the series as Richard Ayoade tests out gizmos and gewgaws.

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