The first up for terrestrial TV watchers is ‘In With the Flynns’, which is back for a second series on BBC1 at 9:30pm on Friday 17th August. Starring Will Mellor, Warren Clarke and Niky Wardley again we see the tongue-in-cheek comedy raise a few eyebrows and definitely tickles the funny bone in us. It’s perfect for your Friday nights after a long hard week at the office. With six episodes in this series that’s our Friday nights sorted.
The new series is named ‘The Tandyman’ and is all about a burglar that’s trapped in the kitchen of Liam and Caroline’s home. The pair manage to keep him on the other side of the door, but in a turn up of events the burglar actually threatens the duo for ‘undue force’ and says he will press charges. As you can imagine, the jokes are plentiful and the hilarity ensues from the beginning until the end. Meanwhile, Him and Kevin head off on a fishing trip – of sorts – and Chloe’s best friend is staying. While the first series might have been missed, as most are unless they time the adverts for the build-up correctly, this second series is bound to make you set an alarm for your start to the weekend’s evening viewing.
Saturday sees a couple of new shows hitting our TV screens, mainly thanks to the Olympics ending and we need something fresh to watch, and first up is the ‘All New Total Wipeout’ which starts at 5:25pm on BBC1 on Saturday. Twenty more contestants join in with the adventure game show where they have to get over and through a bunch of challenges that are dastardly, difficult and down-right dangerous but hilarious at the same time.
The next show we have is ‘Red or Black’ whereby the Geordie due Ant and Dec are back for a second series (and will carry on for another 6 shows) on ITV1. It starts at 7:15pm on Saturday and is a game where 8 contestants have to guess the outcome of a myriad of tasks that are put in front of them. The amazing stunts and tricks that are ‘bet’ on are great viewing as is but for the plucky contestants the chance to win £500,000 is fantastic too. Just to add to the whole viewing potential Cover Drive, the chart-topping band, will be playing live during the interludes.
Straight after Red or Black on ITV1 at 8:00pm is The X Factor, which is back for its 9th season. Dermot O’Leary hosts the show as always and brings out the judges of Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger. Mel B will also be a guest judge in Manchester, but there are other famous judges that will make appearances. The new show will allow musicians and singers in that have previously had recording contracts and they can write and use their own songs, so the line-up and difficulty of this season’s show will be much harder than ones gone by.
As always we will see the very best and the very worst contestants pitting their supposed talents to the judges and see the giggles, tears and elation from them. Dashing their hopes and dreams or making them come true the judges have a tough task on their hands once again.