Summer is here and Sky 1’s entertainment extravaganza Got To Dance is back, boasting the welcome return of a familiar face, not to mention some nifty format-shaking changes. Tap-dancing maestro and series original Adam Garcia rejoins Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo on the panel and, this time around, the judges also get the chance to play mentor as they assemble and lead their own teams of budding next big things. Who will you be rooting for?
Got To Dance
Starts Saturday 9th August
Sky 1’s entertainment extravaganza is back, boasting the welcome return of a familiar face, not to mention some nifty format-shaking changes. Tap-dancing maestro and series original Adam Garcia rejoins Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo on the panel and, this time around, the judges also get the chance to play mentor as they assemble and lead their own teams of budding next big things. Who will you be rooting for? Davina McCall oversees proceedings.
50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy
Starts Monday 25th August
This is not, we repeat not, a guide to actually committing matricide. In fact, it’s a fun, laugh-out-loud and really rather sweet six-partner capturing the ultimate mother-son bonding session between Irish presenter Baz Ashmawy and his mammy Nancy. The pensioner has spent the last decade watching Baz jump into various extreme situations around the world, but now she wants in on the action, trying her hand at everything from skydiving to snake-charming.
A League of their Own: Series 8
Starts Friday 29th August
Buoyed by their recent BAFTA win for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, James Corden and the gang swagger onto screens for an eighth run of the hit sports panel show. The funny, sporty and starry guests this series include Johnny Vegas, Lennox Lewis, Laura Whitmore and Robbie Fowler.
Elsewhere crime saga Ray Donovan continues as professional fixer Ray (Liev Schreiber) makes more of the LA elite’s explosive situations go away. Ray can solve any problem, unless it involves his family, who are each the source of many a dilemma, not least his murderous father Mickey (Jon Voight).
On Sky Atlantic, Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber returns as Ray Donovan, LA’s best professional fixer alongside Golden Globe® winner Jon Voight (Ray’s father, Mickey). Series 2 sees inter-family conflict grow, whilst the Donovan’s are threatened with secrets being uncovered and their family falling apart.
Ray Donovan: Series 2
Ray Donovan continues this month with the inter-family conflict raging with the family back in LA. The FBI are firmly on the trail of Ray and Mickey with sights set on sending one of them to prison to a long time.
Banshee: Series 2
Antony Starr resumes his role as Lucas Hood, an ex-convict who assumed the identity of Banshee town’ sheriff, where his former lover and partner-in-crime (Ivana Milicevic) lives under her own alias, Carrie Hopewell. Series 2 will see Lucas reassess his future with life in Banshee growing increasingly difficult. From Alan Ball, creator of True Blood.
Starts Monday 4th August, 9pm
Sky Atlantic heads to Italy for a gritty drama based on Robert Saviano’s book of the same name. Gomorrah is the inside story of fierce Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro (Marco D’Amore), the obedient and self-confident right-hand man of the clan’s godfather.
The third season of Armando Iannucci’s Emmy® -nominated comedy continues in the insular world of Washington politics. US Vice-President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus in her Emmy® award winning role) is chasing every opportunity to seal her promotion, with her team working tirelessly behind her to keep things on track.
Trying to get a tech start-up off the ground in Silicon Valley is far from easy and, as Mike Judge’s comedy continues, socially awkward Richard (Thomas Middleditch) begins to regret some of his decisions. His pal Big Head (Josh Brener), meanwhile, is thrilled to find there are other people like him, who have made careers out of doing nothing.
Meanwhile the sizzling #1 US network drama Scandal on Sky Living gathers pace as Pope & Associates collaborate with the White House to clean up a salacious story concerning the president’s love life. And as Olivia tries to salvage her relationship with her father, she learns that it’ll come at a cost both to her and to those closest to her.
Shonda Rhimes’ sizzling #1 US network drama continues to gather pace as Pope & Associates collaborate with the White House to clean up a salacious story concerning the president’s love life. And as Olivia tries to salvage her relationship with her father, she learns that it’ll come at a cost both to her and to those closest to her. Look out for a guest appearance from former Friends star Lisa Kudrow, who plays a senator hiding a career-damaging secret.
Plus, returning soon is the most original British magician to emerge in decades. Dynamo has stunned audiences around the world with his genre-bending mix of mind-blowing illusions, incredible sleight of hand and innovative street magic – he’s back with his new series on Watch.
Starts Thursday 4th September, 9pm
The most original British magician to emerge in decades, Dynamo has stunned audiences around the world with his genre-bending mix of mind-blowing illusions, incredible sleight of hand and innovative street magic and he is back next month with his new series.
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humour, True Blood takes place in a world where vampires and humans co-exist, after vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source.
The final series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhous, who can hear people’s thoughts, vampire Bill Compton and vampire Eric Northman.
The season kicks off with the group violently divided and increasing threats make a reunion even more challenging. Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) must face the shocking reality that his daughter Alexis has returned from captivity a full 6 years older and with mysterious abilities.