TV3 New Schedule Announced

TV3 have announced their new autumn line up for the 2012/2013 season. TV3 have cover as many bases as possible with their new line up, including for the first time a serial drama. The new season will have 50 new shows and 90 returning series.

Drama and Comedy

TV3 don't have a strong history of drama but successfully received funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Sound and Vision Fund to produce a new drama series Deception based in Galway. The series is produced by Eo Teilifse and Tyrone Productions, series producers on TG4's Ros Na Rún.

On The Couch is a contemporary comedy six part series, which follows three couples in counselling.


The Great Irish Bake Off comes to Ireland with judges Anna Nolan and Biddy White-Lennon as TV3 search of Ireland's greatest bakers.

The Lazy Chef is a new contempory cookery series.

Reality TV

TV3 continues with reality TV programming with returning series Tallafornia, Celebrity Salon, Come Dine With Me, Battle of the Bridesmaids and Dublin Wives.


Documentries include The Park, Adoption Stories, The Estate, Paul Connolly Undercover, My Life, Michaela: The Search for Justice.

Sound and Vision funding was also received for Working in the Big House and This Island.


Successful formats for Irish audience also continue on the channel with the return of Take Me Out Ireland, Junior Mastermind and Surprise, Surprise.


US programming includes Dallas, Law and Order: SVU, Spartacus, Glee and The X-Factor USA.

English programming includes Downton Abbey, Wild at Heart, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The X-Factor and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.