Unpopcult’s Canadian division notes, with interest, that Coroner is starting tonight (to be precise, the first episode was shown in the early hours of this morning, but I would imagine anyone up then was watching the NFL divisional finals). Serinda Swan stars as Jenny Cooper, a recently-widowed, uh, coroner, who investigates unexplained and/or suspicious deaths. It’s based, perhaps slightly oddly, on a series of British-set books by British writer M.R. Hall, but with the action transposed from the English countryside to Toronto. Two further curiosities: it’s not in any way related to British daytime drama The Coroner; and M.R. Hall is Matthew Hall, the creator and writer of Welsh breakout hit Keeping Faith. Well, that sort of backstory is enough to get me watching the first episode at least (tonight, Universal TV, 9pm).
The fourth season of America Ferrara-starring comedy Superstore also starts tonight: I haven’t watched any of it, but I’m aware that CJ rates it very highly indeed.
Finally, two factual shows which are more than worth your attention. The Clinton Affair, which has just finished its run on History, has now started on More4. The first episode was on last night, but is available on catch-up; thereafter it’ll be at 9pm on Sundays, and it’s great.
And I’m going to bang the drum one more time for Victor Lewis-Smith’s recent shows about a trio of British comedy giants. The best of the three, The Undiscovered Tony Hancock, is on Sky Arts on Wednesday at 9pm, and again at 0045 on Monday 28th January. This – I say again – is exactly what the BBC should be doing.