Welcome to the New Season on RTÉ Television

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New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - RTE News Sharon Ni Bheolain and Bryan Dobson Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - RTE News Sharon Ni Bheolain and Bryan Dobson Description: RTE News presenters Sharon Ni Bheolain and Bryan Dobson Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012 / 2012 - The Frontline Pat Kenny Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2012 - The Frontline Pat Kenny Description: RTE The Frontline presenter Pat Kenny Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - PrimeTime Miriam O'Callaghan Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - PrimeTime Miriam O'Callaghan Description: RTE Prime Time presenter Miriam O'Callaghan Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - The Sunday Game Live Football Panel Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - The Sunday Game Live Football Panel Description: RTE The Sunday Game Live Presenter Michael Lyster with football panellists Joe Brolly, Colm O'Rourke and Pat Spillane in studio in Croke Park.
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - The Sunday Game Live Hurling Panel Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - The Sunday Game Live Hurling Panel Description: RTE's The Sunday Game Live Hurling Panel Presenter Michael Lyster with hurling analysts Cyril Farrel, Tomas Mulcahy and Ger Loughnane in studio at Croke Park Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - RTÉ Rugby panellists George Hook, Brent Pope and Conor O'Shea Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - RTÉ Rugby panellists George Hook, Brent Pope and Conor O'Shea Description: RTÉ Rugby panellists George Hook, Brent Pope and Conor O'Shea Copyright: RTE
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New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - Sport: Darragh Maloney Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - Sport: Darragh Maloney Description: RTE Sport presenter Darragh Maloney Premier Soccer Saturday / Champions League Live Copyright: RTE
New Season 2012 / 2013 - Paralympics Image Name: New Season 2012 / 2013 - Paralympics Description: Orla Barry who will be aiming for Gold in the Paralympic Discus. Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - GAA The Sunday Game Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - GAA The Sunday Game Description: The Sunday Game Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - Sport: Bill O'Herlihy Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 / 2013 - Sport: Bill O'Herlihy Description: RTE Sport presenter Bill O'Herlihy Champions League Live, World Cup Qualifiers Copyright: RTE
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Missing Bones of W.B. Yeats Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Missing Bones of W.B. Yeats Description: Yeats coffin blessed Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge. Emily van Camp
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge. ASHLEY MADEKWE, NICK WECHSLER, CONNOR PAOLO, GABRIEL MANN, EMILY VANCAMP, CHRISTA B. ALLEN, MADELEINE STOWE, JOSH BOWMAN, HENRY CZERNY Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge. ASHLEY MADEKWE, NICK WECHSLER, CONNOR PAOLO, GABRIEL MANN, EMILY VANCAMP, CHRISTA B. ALLEN, MADELEINE STOWE, JOSH BOWMAN, HENRY CZERNY Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Revenge. REVENGE - ABC's "Revenge" stars Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter, Connor Paolo as Declan Porter, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson, Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson and Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)
New Season Launch, 2012/13. New Girl Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. New Girl Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. NEW GIRL: The new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Pictured L-R: Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Zooey Deschanel and Lamorne Morris). ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Autumn DeWilde/FOX
New Season Launch, 2012/13. New Girl Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. New Girl Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. NEW GIRL: The new comedy starring Zooey Deschanel ("(500) Days of Summer") as an adorkable girl who moves in with three single guys, changing their lives in unexpected ways premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Pictured L-R: Hannah Simone, Zooey Deschanel, Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris). ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Autumn Dewilde/FOX
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Homeland Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Homeland
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Hell On Wheels (season 1) Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Hell On Wheels (season 1)
New Season Launch 2012/13. GREY'S ANATOMY - Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13. GREY'S ANATOMY - "Flight". ERIC DANE, ELLEN POMPEO, PATRICK DEMPSEY Description: New Season Launch 2012/13. GREY'S ANATOMY - "Flight" - Faced with a life threatening situation, the doctors must fight to stay alive while trying to save the lives of their peers; Bailey and Ben make a decision regarding their relationship; and Teddy is presented with a tempting offer. Meanwhile, Richard plans a special dinner for the residents, on the Season Finale of "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN) ERIC DANE, ELLEN POMPEO, PATRICK DEMPSEY
New Season Launch, 2012/13. CRIMINAL MINDS. MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER, PAGET BREWSTER, KIRSTEN VANGSNESS, THOMAS GIBSON, JOE MANTEGNA, SHEMAR MOORE, A.J. COOK Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. CRIMINAL MINDS. MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER, PAGET BREWSTER, KIRSTEN VANGSNESS, THOMAS GIBSON, JOE MANTEGNA, SHEMAR MOORE, A.J. COOK Description: CBS series CRIMINAL MINDS; Photo: Cliff Lispon/CBS; ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
New Season Launch 2012/13. Blue Bloods Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13. Blue Bloods Description: New Season Launch 2012/13. Blue Bloods
New Season Launch 2012/13 Hells Kitchen to Hollywood Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Hells Kitchen to Hollywood Description: John Kelly Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13. Big Bang Theory Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13. Big Bang Theory Description: New Season Launch 2012/13. Big Bang Theory
New Season Launch 2012/13. 2 Broke Girls images Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13. 2 Broke Girls images Description: New Season Launch 2012/13. 2 Broke Girls images
New Season Launch 2012/13 A Grand Experience Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 A Grand Experience Description: A Grand Experience charts a journey by three artists – a writer, a photographer and a musician – along the Grand Canal on board an original 68 metre Grand Canal barge. Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch, 2012/13. The Fall Series One Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. The Fall Series One Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. €œThe Fall€ Series 1. Artists Studio/BBC Directed by JAKOB VERBRUGGEN Produced by GUB NEAL, JULIAN STEVENS EX Produced by PATRICK IRWIN, JUSTIN THOMSON-GLOVER Writer/Producer ALLAN CUBITT Starring Gillian Anderson. Picture shows Gillian Anderson who plays DCI Gibson and Archie Panjabi who plays Tanya Reed-Smith
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Raw sisters Kate Emma and Fiona Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Raw sisters Kate Emma and Fiona Description: RAW New Season Launch, 2012/13. RTÉ One Kate (Kelly Gough) Emma (Tara Lee) and Fiona (Aisling O' Sullivan) January 2012
New Season Launch, 2012/13. RAW, Series 4Charlene McKenna as JojoRTÉ One Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. RAW, Series 4Charlene McKenna as JojoRTÉ One Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13.
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Raw Cast Shot Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Raw Cast Shot Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Raw Cast Shot
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3 Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3 Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3. Love Hate Robbie Sheehan as Darren Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3. Love Hate Robbie Sheehan as Darren Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Love Hate, Series 3
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Lucy and Wayne Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Lucy and Wayne Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Lucy and Wayne L - R Lucy - Lorna Quinn Wayne - Victor Burke
New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Bob and Ingrid Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Bob and Ingrid Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13. Fair City, Bob and Ingrid
New Season Launch, 2012/13. The Fall Series One Image Name: New Season Launch, 2012/13. The Fall Series One Description: New Season Launch, 2012/13.€œThe Fall,€ Series 1. Artists Studio/BBC Directed by JAKOB VERBRUGGEN Produced by GUB NEAL, JULIAN STEVENS EX Produced by PATRICK IRWIN, JUSTIN THOMSON-GLOVER Writer/Producer ALLAN CUBITT Starring Gillian Anderson. Picture shows Gillian Anderson who plays DCI Gibson and Archie Panjabi who plays Tanya Reed-Smith
New Season Launch 2012/13 Rachel Allens Cake Diaries Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Rachel Allens Cake Diaries Description: Rachel Allen Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Neven Maguire: Home Chef Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Neven Maguire: Home Chef Description: Neven Maguire: Home Chef Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Zoo Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Zoo Description: The Zoo Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Kitchen Hero Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Kitchen Hero Description: Donal Skehan Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Masterchef Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Masterchef Description: Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath Copyright: RTÉ
Kathryn Thomas Image Name: Kathryn Thomas Description: Kathryn Thomas Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Instrumental Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Instrumental Description: Instrumental Group including David Brophy, John Murray, Brent Pope and Maeve Higgins Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Fergal Quinn's Retail Theraphy Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Fergal Quinn's Retail Theraphy Description: Fergal Quinn Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Ear to the Ground Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ear to the Ground Description: Helen Carroll, Darragh McCullough and Ella McSweeney Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Room To Improve Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Room To Improve Description: Room To Improve - Dermot Bannon Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Off The Rails Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Off The Rails Description: Off the Rails, Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  Strictly Am-Dram Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Strictly Am-Dram Description: Strictly Am-Dram group Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Scannal Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Scannal Description: Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern and Department of Defence employee who reportly has had a year long affair with President Bill Clinton. Copyright: Copyright RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Scannal Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Scannal Description: Brian Lenihan on Questions and Answers (1990) Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 RnaG@40 Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 RnaG@40 Description: Eibhlin Ni Chonghaile Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Cloch Le Carn Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Cloch Le Carn Description: David Kelly in Strumpet City (1979) Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Abhainn Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Abhainn Description: Abhainn Blackwater picnic Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  OMG Jedwards Dream Factory Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 OMG Jedwards Dream Factory Description: Jedwards Dream Factory Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  Joe and Jack Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Joe and Jack Description: Joe and Jack Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Bumblebee Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Bumblebee Description: Bumblebee Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  Óige and Emma on HubbleRTÉjr Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Óige and Emma on HubbleRTÉjr Description: Ógie and Emma on Hubble RTÉjr Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 Footballs Next Star Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Footballs Next Star Description: Nicky Byrne pictured during Trials in The AUL Complex Clonshaugh for RTE new Show 'Footballs Next Star' Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  Elev8 Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Elev8 Description: Elev8 Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  Big Wave Bootcamp Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Big Wave Bootcamp Description: Big Wave Bootcamp Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13  101 Things Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 101 Things Description: 101 Things Ghost Hunting Copyright: RTÉ
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Works Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Works Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Works
New Season Launch 2012/13 Trivia Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Trivia Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Trivia
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Saturday Night Show Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Saturday Night Show Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Saturday Night Show
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Fear Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Fear Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Fear
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Late Late Show Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Late Late Show
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New Season Launch 2012/13 Mrs Brown's Boys Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Mrs Brown's Boys Description: - PICTURE SHOWS: IN FRONT Agnes Brown (Brendan OíCarroll), BEHIND Buster Brady (Danny OíCarroll) Grandad Brown (Dermot OíNeill), Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood) Rory Brown (Rory Cowan) Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney) Mark Brown (Pat Shields), Betty Brown (Amanda Woods), Winnie McGoogan (Eilish OíCarroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Maria Brown (Fiona OíCarroll)
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Hit Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Hit
New Season Launch 2012/13 Ladies Day Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ladies Day Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ladies Day
New Season Launch 2012/13 Hector Goes... Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Hector Goes... Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Hector Goes...
New Season Launch 2012/13 Gay Daddy Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Gay Daddy
New Season Launch 2012/13 Craig Doyle Live Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Craig Doyle Live Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Craig Doyle Live
New Season Launch 2012/13 Celebrity Bainisteoir Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Celebrity Bainisteoir Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Celebrity Bainisteoir
New Season Launch 2012/13 What's Ireland Eating Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 What's Ireland Eating Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 What's Ireland Eating
New Season Launch 2012/13 JOHN LONERGAN’S SCHOOL PRINCIPLES Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 JOHN LONERGAN’S SCHOOL PRINCIPLES Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 JOHN LONERGAN’S SCHOOL PRINCIPLES
New Season Launch 2012/13 Inside the Department Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Inside the Department Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Inside the Department
New Season Launch 2012/13 Firefighters Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Firefighters Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Firefighters
New Season Launch 2012/13 Ear to the Ground Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ear to the Ground Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ear to the Ground Presented by Helen Carroll, Darragh McCullough and Ella McSweeney
New Season Launch 2012/13 Bullyproof Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Bullyproof Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Bullyproof Presented by David Coleman
New Season Launch 2012/13 Crimecall Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Crimecall Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Crimecall
New Season Launch 2012/13 What in the World? Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 What in the World? Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 What in the World?
New Season Launch 2012/13 The Secret Millionaire Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Secret Millionaire Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 The Secret Millionaire
New Season Launch 2012/13 Scoil Mhuire Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Scoil Mhuire Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 Scoil Mhuire
New Season Launch 2012/13 21st Century Railway Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 21st Century Railway Description: New Season Launch 2012/13 21st Century Railway
New Season Launch 2012/13 Ireland Search and Rescue Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Ireland Search and Rescue Description: Ireland Search and Rescue Presented by Claire Byrne
New Season Launch 2012/13 Apartment Kids Image Name: New Season Launch 2012/13 Apartment Kids Description: Apartment Kids
New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 A Grand Experience eugene wayne veronica Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 A Grand Experience eugene wayne veronica Description: New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 A Grand Experience eugene wayne veronica
New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 Cloch le Carn, Joe Lynch in Glenroe publicity shot (1993) Image Name: New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 Cloch le Carn, Joe Lynch in Glenroe publicity shot (1993) Description: New Season Launch 2012 - 2013 Cloch Le CarnJoe Lynch in Glenroe publicity shot (1993) Copyright: RTÉ

 

This New Season on RTÉ Television is about a strong new schedule packed with a range and depth of programming that caters for all of our audiences.  With so many new and returning series across so many genres, we are looking forward to a great Autumn/Winter on RTÉ Television with something for everyone.

Managing Director of RTÉ Television Glen Killane said, “In this Digital age there is no such thing as an Irish television market.  Almost 80% of Irish households have access to hundreds of digital channels, most of them with no Irish programming.  RTE and the other Irish broadcasters are competing against some of the largest and best-funded broadcasters in the world, yet last year 47 of the top 50 programmes shown in Ireland were broadcast on RTÉ.  The range and quality of RTÉ’s output is our past, our present and the key to our digital future.”

The New Season on RTÉ Television will offer viewers a range of programming from RTÉ Factual including  15 new documentaries and series along with seven returning series which promise to stimulate debate about important topics such as education, obesity and teen pregnancy. RTÉ Factual will also present an insight into many aspects of both contemporary and historical Irish life which will captivate and enlighten viewers. As part of Back to School Week three documentaries on the Irish educational system will air during the first week of September – Inside the Department, John Lonergan’s School Principles and Scoil Mhuire. Clinical Psychologist David Coleman explores the issue of teen bullying in Bullyproof and Claire Byrne witnesses real rescues unfold in Ireland Search and Rescue.

There’s something for everyone in entertainment programming this new season on RTÉ Television. On RTÉ One Ryan Tubridy returns as Late Late Show host and Brendan O’Connor is back in the hotseat on The Saturday Night Show. In a new series Hector Ó hEochagáin takes to the highways and by-ways of Ireland and Irish Pictorial Weekly offers a satirical slant on Irish life. The new season sees the return of the hugely popular The Voice of Ireland with Kathryn Thomas at the helm and Celebrity Bainisteoir is back with a new twist. On RTÉ Two Craig Doyle holds court on his chat show and Singin’ Bernie Walsh has her eye on re-inventing breakfast television with the help of her trusty sidekick Brian. Format Farm is an innovative series of exciting new Irish generated television entertainment programme formats including pilots like The Hit, The Takeover and Six in the City.

Featuring some of the best in Irish talent both onscreen and behind-the-camera, there will be over 62 hours of home-produced drama to keep viewers engrossed this coming season. IFTA award-winning Love/Hate is back for its third season under King Nidge’s reign and Jojo and the kitchen crew return for a fifth season of RAW. Ireland’s favourite home-grown soap Fair City enters its 24th season and new crime series The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and made in Belfast in association with RTÉ, makes its debut.

RTÉ Lifestyle programming features a range of new and returning series covering everything from travel, fashion and culinary endeavours to weddings, amateur dramatics, home improvement and more. Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath are back to cook up a storm in the second series of Masterchef and three well known personalities take up the challenge of learning a musical instrument in Instrumental.

RTÉ continues its commitment to the arts this season with new documentaries spanning the worlds of film, literature and art to inspire and illuminate viewers’ imaginations. A Grand Experience charts a journey by three artists along the Grand Canal on board a barge while The Missing Bones of W.B. Yeats traces the mystery of Yeats’s final resting point.

In a country of great story tellers Cláracha Gaeilge bring viewers some of the best stories.  From the political to the tragic or even nostalgic whatever the mood there’s a scéal for you – as gaeilge. RnaG@40 documents 40 years of Raidió na Gaeltachta and Cloch le Carn remembers David Kelly and Joe Lynch.

RTÉ continues to feature a broad range of religious expression from all the major Christian denominations and Ireland’s minority faith communities through its religious programming. The Choice is a new interview based format presented by Bláthnaid Ni Chofaigh which will explore the consequences of religious and ethical decisions. The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne returns and Gay speaks to former President Mary McAleese and musician Noel Gallagher.

RTÉ’s award-winning Young People’s department provides the biggest range of programming for young people in the country through channel blocks RTÉjr and TRTÉ along with TwoTube. This season we’re offering our viewers a wide range of exciting new programming including two new Irish animations – Joe and Jack and I’m a Creepy Crawly – plus surf show Big Wave Bootcamp and a brand new reality series Football’s Next Star which offers one lucky Irish soccer player a coveted place at Glasgow Celtic’s prestigious Youth Academy.

RTÉ Television continues to bring Irish viewers the very best in international drama with the return of big hitting series. New series Hell on Wheels starring Colm Meaney rolls onto RTÉ Two while returning series Homeland, Revenge, Big Bang Theory, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, CSI, CSI New York and The Mentalist will all be shown first on RTÉ.

RTÉ Two will deliver a schedule full of the best Irish comedy, sport, Irish factual programming, like the pioneering Format Labs, and the first broadcast of the best US and UK acquired programming.

RTÉ News and Current Affairs provides comprehensive, reliable and impartial reporting of national and international news in Irish and English across both television channels. In addition RTÉ News and Current Affairs provides a range of programming which covers the important issues of the day, raises debate on topics of national interest and explores aspects of life in Ireland through its in-depth investigations.

In an unbeatable year of Irish and International sport, RTÉ continues to offer the most comprehensive free-to–air sports coverage available with unrivalled analysis on any channel in this country. This season RTÉ Sport will bring you the biggest and best national and international sports events including the Paralympics, GAA, soccer, rugby, racing, athletics and more.

The New Season on RTÉ Television continues to deliver the quality, range and diversity of programmes that Irish viewers have come to expect and, indeed, deserve from their Public Service broadcaster.  We hope you enjoy it.

Full information on all programmes is available at www.rte.ie/tv/newseason

ENDS

Date:  Wednesday 8th August 2012

For more information please contact:

Karen Fitzpatrick, Acting Communications Manager, RTÉ Television: 01 208 2667; 086 814 9290; karen.fitzpatrick@rte.ie

Rayna Connery, Acting Senior Press Officer, RTÉ Television:  01 208 3169; 087 986 2902; rayna.connery@rte.ie