More tv, in case your Sky+/TIVO/PVR hasn’t yet exploded.
First up, old warhorse The Apprentice returns tonight (Tuesday) on BBC1 at 9pm for its 14th series, with episode 2 following hot on its heels tomorrow, also at 9pm. I don’t think I’ll be watching or writing about it – I’ve reached the Big Brother-type stage where I find the contestants and tasks annoying rather than funny – but if you’re still keen on the show and looking for a fellow fan, you can always check out our friend Tim’s recaps over at Slouching towards tv.
From something old to something new, meantime, as Steven Soderbergh’s new project The Knick begins its UK run on Sky Atlantic at 9pm on Thursday. Starring the always excellent, always handsome and yet never quite a megastar Clive Owen and set in a New York hospital in 1900, advance word suggests that The Knick is uncompromising, serious and incredibly bloody drama – not for the squeamish, then, or even those who just haven’t had their dinner yet. Cinemax and I don’t tend to rub along well together (oh God, the Strike Back sequels) but the overwhelmingly positive critical consensus seems to be that this show is nothing like their usual fare and demands both attention and respect, so I’ll give the first episode a go and report back in due course.
If neither reality tv nor realistic tv is your thing, however, there’s always the second season of Sleepy Hollow to check out; it hits UK screens tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9pm on Universal. Both Jed and I tried it, and both Jed and I gave up on it very quickly but it has plenty of fans and the very charming Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane so if a wisecracking procedural with a dollop of the supernatural is your cup of tea, drink it in.
And that’s all for today, but check back over the next few days for previews of – amongst other things – Scorpion, How To Get Away With Murder and, of course, Ultimate Beach Bromance, sorry, I mean Hawaii Five-0.