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5 unmissable shows returning this week

5 unmissable shows returning this week

29/02/2016TV

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Everyone needs a holiday once in a while: you’ve been working hard, the admin’s piling up, the house needs cleaning again… you know the drill. So spare a thought for our TV heroes and villains (and the ones walking a fine line in between), because they spend their days racing around cities, averting danger, saving lives and having very tense conversations.

Well, they’ve all had a break now (we like to think spa days and anger management courses were involved), and we couldn’t be happier to see them back on our screens. But it’s been a little while since they’ve been around, so here’s a recap to remind you just where we left them all. Obviously, beware, there be spoilers…

1. Grey’s Anatomy

Series 12 continues Wednesdays, 10pm, Sky Living (CH 112) and Sky Living HD (CH 111)

Series 12 continues Wednesdays, 10pm, Sky Living (CH 112) and Sky Living HD (CH 111)

The stars: Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), head of general surgery and the heart of the show, is once again joined by her friends and co-workers Alex (Justin Chambers), Callie (Sara Ramirez), Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Bailey (Chandra Wilson).

Watch it because… Tensions are running seriously high after it was revealed that Owen has a sister, and there’s a family secret that bonds him and new doctor Riggs. Meredith cracked and asked her disruptive sister-in-law Amelia to leave her home, while Jo hasn’t answered Alex’s proposal (clue: she’s still really angry at him).

2. Sleepy Hollow

Series 3 returns Thursday, 9pm, Universal Channel (CH 137)

Series 3 returns Thursday, 9pm, Universal Channel (CH 137)

The stars: Tom Mison (Parade’s End) is resurrected American Civil War soldier-turned-investigator Ichabod Crane, who works with Agent Abbie Mills (Shame‘s Nicole Beharie) and her sister Jenny (Nikita’s Lyndie Greenwood) to uncover supernatural goings-on in their city – including those linked to the mysterious Pandora (Wayward Pines’ Shannyn Sossamon).

Watch it because… After Ichabod and Abbie discovered Pandora’s latest monster scheme – and met her otherworldly “husband” – Abbie has seemingly sacrificed herself to save the day by entering Hell. Who knows if she’ll ever get out of there alive?

3. The Flash

Series 2 returns Tuesday, 8pm, Sky1 (CH 110) and Sky1 HD (CH 109)

Series 2 returns Tuesday, 8pm, Sky1 (CH 110) and Sky1 HD (CH 109)

The stars: Grant Gustin is Barry Allen (otherwise known as The Flash), a police forensics officer who gets caught in a chemical explosion that gives him superhuman speed. Candice Patton stars as his best friend Iris West and Jesse L Martin (Law & Order) is her dad, and Barry’s surrogate father, Joe.

Watch it because… Master criminals Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and The Trickster broke out of prison to reek havoc on the city and target Flash, but really there was a bigger villain at play: Zoom. And now that Iris and Joe know they have another family member in the shape of her long-lost brother Wally, how will he affect things in the West household?

4. Arrow

Series 4 returns Wednesday, 8pm, Sky1 (CH 110) and Sky1 HD (CH 109)

Series 4 returns Wednesday, 8pm, Sky1 (CH 110) and Sky1 HD (CH 109)

The stars: Hero Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) – otherwise know as Oliver Queen; his team of fellow crime-fighters Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), John Diggle (Dexter’s David Ramsey), Felicity Smoak (Brooklyn’s Emily Bett Rickards); and his sister, Thea (The OC’s Willa Holland).

Watch it because… With the devilish Damien Darhk exposed by Arrow as the leader of supervillain organization H.I.V.E, Darhk has retaliated by launching an attack on our hero and Felicity; she’s caught in the gunfire, and now her life hangs in the balance.

5. How To Get Away With Murder

Series 2 returns Wednesday, 9pm, Universal Channel (CH 137)

Series 2 returns Wednesday, 9pm, Universal Channel (CH 137)

The stars: Emmy Award-winning Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating, the scheming, secretive defence attorney and law professor in charge of five equally devious student interns: Wes (Harry Potter’s Alfred Enoch), Asher (Orange Is The New Black’s Matt McGorry), Michaela (The Rewrite’s Aja Naomi King), Laurel and Connor (newcomers Karla Souza and Jack Falahee).

Watch it because… The winter finale dropped even more bombshells than usual, with Annalise shot by one of her students and left fighting for her life. Plus, it was also revealed that she has a mysterious link to Wes’s childhood – so there are just a few little things to clear up, then.

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