9. 3 5 PM, ABC
Catastrophe is a terrific show – funny and warm without being sentimental, and the laughs come from the characters, rather than obvious oneliners. Rob (Rob Delaney) gets fired by Skype and then his mum (Carrie Fisher) tells Sharon (Sharon Horgan) about the first girl he got pregnant. Unlike with Sharon, that pregnancy wasn’t an accident.
IMPRACTICAL JOKES 9. 3 0PM, T HE C OMEDY C HANNEL A prime example of a guilty TV pleasure is this dumb, no-budget hidden camera show where four friends compete to embarrass each other by performing stupid challenges in public. The guys totter about on an ice skating rink trying to attach balloons to unsuspecting ecting skaters and then get passers-by to signgn up to random petitions like “Evict a wonderful family”.
FRESH BLOOD PILOT SEASON ANYTIME, i VI E WW Pick of the bunch off these five pilot eps is probablyy awkward sex comedy Bedhead.ead. Sketch comedy featuring Utopia’s Luke McGregor (right) and nd Celia Paquola also has plenty of potential, though it’s a little rough around the edges.