What was new this week? GoT Returned, a Lake Bell/Dax Shepard sitcom, and more!

Always Be Watching is curated by Dan Barrett - today from the home office in Tokyo.

The TV event of the year happened this week - Game of Thrones. Even if you don’t watch the show, your TV has been impacted by it. For its 6-week run, Game of Thrones will not only rate remarkably well, but also it takes up so much of the cultural conversation that it makes it difficult to get any attention for other shows. New shows and even shows that traditionally schedule a return for April have delayed 2019 starts.

Which isn’t to say that TV has been completely quiet this week. There were a few new and returning shows this week - it’s not exactly a cream of the crop TV week though. So… brace yourself.

Also, please note that there is no Always Be Watching podcast this week. But, it will be back by this time next week.

NEW & RETURNING

These are the notable new and returning shows that aired this week - meaning you can go right ahead and stream them now…

RETURNING
Game of Thrones - season 8
Not Going Out - Season 10
The Amazing Race - Season 3
Bosch - Season 5
Life In Pieces - Season 4

NEW

Bless This Mess - ABC (US)

Creators: Elizabeth MeriwetherLake Bell
Stars: Dax ShepardLake BellPam Grier 

A newlywed couple's plan to leave the big city for a quieter life in Nebraska doesn't go as expected.

[ Watch now ]

Ghosts - BBC1

Stars: Lolly AdefopeMathew BayntonSimon Farnaby 

A group of spirits restlessly squabble in an abandoned country home.

[ Watch now ]

Back To Life - BBC3

Stars: Daisy HaggardGeraldine JamesJamie Michie

When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years in prison, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won't be easy.

[ Watch now ]

No Good Nick - Netflix

Stars: Siena AgudongLauren Lindsey DonzisKalama Epstein,
Sean Astin
, Melissa Joan Hart

When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years in prison, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won't be easy.

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Chimerica - Channel 4 (UK)

Stars: Alessandro NivolaCherry JonesTerry Chen

As the 2016 US Presidential election approaches, photojournalist Lee Berger faces accusations of creating fake news. Returning to Beijing, Lee hopes to find the truth behind his most famous photo.

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Lunatics - Netflix (AUS)

Stars: Chris LilleyEllyse GoughAmy Emanuele 

This mockumentary series follows the peculiar lives of six eccentric - and sometimes obscene - misfits who march to their own beat.

[ Watch now ]