It's almost the end of summer which means it's about time we were done with all the repeats and Best Of's on the telly box and got ourselves some new TV shows to sink our teeth into.
RTE launched their new season today and we headed along to see if there was anything interesting or exciting to report back on. Ryan Tubridy was on hosting duties while the big excitement of the day was of course Ray D'Arcy's new Saturday night show, which in case you are wondering, will be called The Ray D'Arcy Show (to the point anyways) and will have its first show on the 27th September.
D'Arcy and Tubridy both said how there was no rivalry between them with their chat shows and they actually get on very well. Yeah yeah, for now lads!
The most exciting additions to the lineup in our humble opinion are two new dramas. The first is called Clean Break which will air this coming autumn and is a new four-part drama from the makers of Love/Hate and written by acclaimed playwright Billy Roche about a tiger raid that goes badly wrong.
The second is called Rebellion starring Brian Gleeson which is a five-part serial drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916. It also star's Love/Hate's Charlie Murphy and Ruth Bradley, as well as Barry Ward and Sarah Greene.
There's a new lifestyle series on the way called You Should Really See a Doctor featuring Dr. Pixie McKenna and new RTÉ One face Dr. Phil Kieran meeting and treating people with a tendency to self diagnose on the internet.
There's new factual programming including Recruits, which offers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the Irish Defence Forces. As well as Ireland’s Wealth Revolution David McWilliams where he looks at the country’s wealth gap.
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A few others that stood out were Garda Down Under about Irish Gardaí working in Western Australia. Stetsons and Stilettos looks at country music in Ireland from the perspective of performers including Nathan Carter and the fans who love it.
We are really looking forward to Mario Rosenstock's new upcoming series which will be a sketch show but this time round with a a live studio audience and special guests.
Pat Shortt's Music for D’Telly will see the multi-talented Shortt raid the RTÉ music archives to unearth the most popular, rarely seen and occasionally wacky music from over 60 years of programme making.
While many of the usual shows will be making their return like Room to Improve, Claire Byrne Live and The Voice of Ireland.
Check out some of the highlights below;