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What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday

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

Image: Channel 4

Every lunchtime, rounds up the TV shows that you’ll be tweeting about tonight and talking about tomorrow.

Married At First Sight (Channel 4, 9pm)

The conceit of this new Channel 4 reality series is simple: three couples get married at first sight after they are deemed to be compatible by a panel of psychologists and experts. And, yes, it’s a legally binding marriage. Tonight, we see the panel decide who will get married. Sure to fill the First Dates-shaped hole in your life. #MarriedAtFirstSight

Adoption Stories (TV3, 8.30pm)

In tonight’s episode, a brother and sister are reunited 40 years after both were given up for adoption. In tonight’s episode, the pair meet a social worker and try to arrange a meeting with their birth mother. #adoptionstories

Tales of the Grim Sleeper (Sky Atlantic, 11pm)

This excellent documentary tells the story of a string of murders in Central Los Angeles over a span of 20 years. In 2010, police arrested Lonnie Franklin and charged with ten counts of murder, although it’s estimated he could have killed over 100 women. This film explores how he went undetected for so long and speaks to women who came into contact with him. One to record.


Everyone’s talking about… Sky One

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Sky One unveiled its brand new line-up of TV shows and our own Ardal O’Hanlon looks to have scored himself a brand new show.

O’Hanlon will star in After Hours, a sitcom set in a community radio station.

Rob Lowe will also make his way to our screens in the drama You, Me and The Apocalypse, a drama about the final days of Earth. Rovers, a sitcom about supporting a lower-league football club, will also debut.

Returning shows include Trollied, The Moaning of Life and 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy.


Or flick over for…

  • Exiles (RTÉ Two, 8.30pm) It’s the final episode of Fade Street: Vancouver. 
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC One, 9.30pm) If you’ve ever wanted to watch Keith Chegwin cook, now is your chance.
  • Grand Designs (Channel 4, 8pm) Any excuse to revisit this.
  • Mock The Week (BBC Two, 10pm) Ed Byrne and Josh Widdicombe will be on hand to bring the LOLs.

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