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What to watch on TV tonight: Friday

Here’s the telly that 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.

Live Women’s Six Nations Rugby Union: Scotland v Ireland (RTE 2, 6:30pm)

The opening weekend of the rugby extravaganza that is the Six Nations starts tonight with the women’s trip to Scotland for their opening fixture. The Girls In Green came third in last year’s championship and will be looking to start off with a win on the road. Here we go. #COYGIG

The Late Late Show (RTÉ One, 9.35pm)

Ryan Tubridy meets Gail O’Rorke, the first person in Ireland to be prosecuted for assisting suicide. Also, Dancing with the Stars judges Julian Benson, Loraine Barry and Brian Redmond test Ryan’s twinkle toes with a few key moves. Sounds… intriguing. #LateLate

The Graham Norton Show (BBC One, 10.35pm)

By the show’s high standards, it’s not the most stellar lineup ever – but you’re always guaranteed a bit of craic for a Friday night. The host is joined by four-time Oscar-nominee Annette Bening, rising British star Asa Butterfield and former Spiderman Andrew Garfield. #GrahamNorton

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Everyone’s talking about: South Park’s creators are going to stop making jokes about Trump because real life politicians are now funnier than anything they could write

Yes.

In an interview with ABC News in Australia, Trey Parker and Matt Stone said that they will stop “mocking everybody in government” in future episodes:

It feels like it’s going to be more difficult. They’re already going out and doing the comedy. It’s not something you can make fun of.
It’s tricky and it’s really tricky now as satire has become reality. We were really trying to make fun of what was going on [last season] but we couldn’t keep up. What was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with. So we decided to just back off and let [politicians] do their comedy and we’ll do ours.

 

This is where we are. (Guardian)

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Or flick over for…

  • Live Under-20s Six Nations Rugby Union: Scotland v Ireland (RTÉ 2, 8.15pm) Following on from the women’s team, the up and comers strut their stuff. Kick-off at 8.30pm.
  • Celebrity Big Brother: Live Final (3e, 9pm) Remaining housemates Bianca, Coleen, James C, Jedward, Kim and Nicola will see who comes out on top in the public vote.
  • The Wedding Planner (TV3, 9pm) Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.
  • Blue Jasmine (RTÉ One, 11.55pm) Woody Allen’s excellent Oscar-winning drama from 2014, starring Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins and Alec Baldwin.
  • Rugbaí Beo (TG4, 11.20pm) If you haven’t had enough rugby, there’s highlights of Edinburgh v Munster for you to tuck into as well.

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