A quick round-up of some of this week’s returning and starting shows. Walking thinkpiece generator Lena Dunham is back with the fourth season of Girls, with a fifth already ordered. And although this episode was only shown in America like ten minutes ago – well played again, Sky Atlantic – it’s already controversial. One word: motorboating (tonight, Sky Atlantic, 10pm).
The fifth and final season of one-time Unpopcult favourite Damages makes it to broadcast TV this week, just as co-creators Kessler/Kessler/Zelman gear up for new project Bloodline, starring Kyle Chandler – COACH TAYLOR – and coming to Netflix in March. We’ll have more on that in due course, but for now farewell, Damages (tomorrow, Lifetime, 10pm).
And NBC sit-rom-com Marry Me starts in the UK this week: created by David Caspe, who was behind Happy Endings, and sharing a few cast-members with that show as well, it was moderately well-received in America and has had a full-season (well, 18 episodes) pick-up, even if a second season looks unlikely (Thursday, E4, 9.30pm). It slots in to E4’s Thursday night American comedy schedule after The Big Bang Theory, returning this week for the second half of its eighth season (8.30pm), and season 2 of Brooklyn Nine Nine (9pm).
Also back: season 4 of Suits (Thursday, Dave, 10pm); season 10 of Bones (Wednesday, Sky Living, 9pm); and the second half of season 4 of American Horror Story (Wednesday, Fox UK, 10pm). Murder In The First and Ascension both start later this week as well, but we’ll have more on them in a separate PSA.