TV3 launched their 'broadest ever schedule' today (photos below), boasting 50 new programmes and 80 returning series. So let's have a gander at what's on offer - apart from The Irish Apprentice, which got canned as suspected.

Here's a list of what is on offer this Autumn/Winter, to keep the cockles warm when it starts getting dark at jaysis 4.30pm of an afternoon. Alan Hughes feature's heavily under the 'Entertainment' banner, as does Paul Connolly under 'Factual'.

Say what you like about TV3 (basically reformatting all UK shows for an Irish audience, which is a no brainer really), but what other station would offer the 'Dallas' reboot, 'Tonight With Vincent Browne', something called 'Talleluia' (?), 'Corrie', 'Emmerdale', 'Too Posh to Wash' (under the 'Lifestyle' banner), the new version of 'Surprise Surprise' (featuring the lovely Holly Willoughby) 'The Rockstar, The P.A. & the Millions', 'The Kidnapping of Shergar', 'Bob's Burgers', 'Sex and the Gaeltacht', and seeeeeeew much more.

The X Factor
The X Factor USA
Take Me Out Ireland
Alan Hughes’ Celebrity Family Fortunes
Alan Hughes’ Family Fortunes
Junior Mastermind
Britain’s Got Talent
The Graham Norton Show
Surprise Surprise 
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away
Dancing on Ice
The Cube
On The Couch
Celebrity Come Dine with Me Ireland

Downton Abbey
Jack Taylor
Spartacus: War of the Damned
The Wedding Band
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Wild at Heart: The Finale
Coronation Street

Talleluia (???)
Dublin Wives
Celebrity Salon
Working in the Big House
I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

The Estate
In the Name of the Republic
GUBU 30: Ireland’s Year of Political Disaster
My Life
King of the Travellers
The Town the Travellers Took Over
Traveller Feuds
Following the Traveller Millions
Traveller Women
The Rockstar, The P.A. & the Millions
Costa Criminals: The Aftermath
Sex and the Gaeltacht
Michaela: The Search for Justice

Animal A&E
Temple Street Children’s Hospital
The Park
Dublin Airport: Life Stories
Paul Connolly Undercover: Armed and Dangerous
Paul Connolly Undercover: Drug Traffickers
24 Hours to Kill
The Assassination of Veronica Guerin
The Murder of Jerry McCabe
The Kidnapping of Shergar
Caught Red Handed
Murder in Mind
Assassins: Ireland’s Contract Killers
Adoption Stories
This Island
The Night Ireland Went Bust
Ireland After Dark

Ireland’s Ultimate Debutante 2012
Battle of the Bridesmaids
Too Posh to wash
The Lazy Chef
The Great Irish Bake Off

Specials and Events
Emmerdale Live/40th Anniversary
End of the World Weekend
Cheerios Childline Concert
TVNow Awards
Ireland’s Top Teens
National Television Awards UK
The British Soap Awards

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
GAA Championships

News and Current Affairs
The 5.30
Tonight with Vincent Browne

Ireland AM
The Morning Show
The Jeremy Kyle Show
Judge Judy
Come Dine With Me

Tallafornia Uncut
The Only Way is Essex
Take Me Out UK
American Idol
Britain’s Got More Talent
I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now!
Family Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
Beavis and Butthead
Bob’s Burgers
The Jeremy Kyle Show US
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Sex Education Show
Nothing to Declare
Bondi Rescue
When Paddy Met Sally
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Children’s Hospital
Modern Family
Mike & Molly
The Big Bang Theory
The Middle
Cold Case
The US Office
Hart of Dixie
30 Rock

TV3’s Director of Programming Ben Frow said: "For the first time ever we have home produced content across all genres and I think this makes it our most interesting autumn ever. You need to have new pieces in the mix that will surprise, challenge and excite the viewer - and demonstrate that TV3 is constantly growing and evolving as a channel. TV3’s 2012 schedule is entirely viewer led and designed to entertain the viewers at home."

We'll have photos from today's launch shortly.