There are new sitcoms flying at us from all directions this week as networks continue to roll out their new season wares. Marry Me (Wednesday, 8.30pm, TV2) is based on the real life relationship of star Casey Wilson, and her husband David Caspe, who is the creator of the series. Wilson plays Annie, the somewhat highly strung, excitable girlfriend of Jake (played by Ken Marino). The pair have been happily coupled-up for six years, but when they return from a romantic two-week island holiday, Annie can't quite believe Jake hasn't proposed. And so begins a comedy of errors as Jake's best-laid plans all come undone by Annie's impatience.
Also starting this week is Benched (Wednesday, 9.30pm, TV2), starring Eliza Coupe as a corporate lawyer who has stopped at nothing in her climb to the top, but has a meltdown when she is passed over for a promotion, ditched by her fiance, and finds herself facing a job in the Public Defender's office.
Fresh Off The Boat (Wednesday, 8pm, FOUR) has garnered some good reviews in the US for its story about a Chinese family moving from Chinatown in Washington DC, to Florida in the early 1990s, when their America-loving father decides to buy a cowboy themed restaurant. It's based on the memoir of Eddie Huang, who was 11 years old and obsessed with hip-hop when they moved, and found his new white suburban existence very strange.
And finally, Mom returns this week (Wednesday, 8.30pm, TV2), with Anna Faris and Alison Janney continuing to make their three generation solo-mom family dysfunction a work of comedy.
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It's time for Breaking Bad addicts to ask themselves if they're ready to get hooked all over again. The much-anticipated spin-off Better Call Saul comes to Lightbox on Monday.
Superproducer Shonda Rhimes' latest potboiler How to Get Away with Murder heads this way (TV2, Tuesday 8.30pm).
Captain America fans will be happy to know that spin-off Marvel's Agent Carter - with Hayley Atwell's feisty spy going on missions for Iron Man's Dad, Howard Stark - begins its first season (TV2, Wednesday, 9.30pm) having earned decent reviews stateside.
Meanwhile, back in reality - or the televised version of it - Our First Home kicks off its 10-week first season this weekend (Sunday, TV One, 7.30pm) with two generations of the Gourley, Wardlaw and Schreuder clans renovating a house each, while presenter Goran Paladin wanders around saying stuff like: "This is three Kiwi families fighting to fix the roof they are living under ..."
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