The 5 best shows on TV this weekend

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Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow. (ITV)
'Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow' is on this weekend. (ITV)

With a new superhero series, a high-end drama filling the void left by Line Of Duty and the televised Vax Live concert, it’s shaping up to be a decent weekend on the small screen.

Here are some of this weekend’s viewing highlights:

Saturday, 8 May

Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow – 7.30pm ITV

Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow: SR2: Ep5: Strike It Lucky on ITV

Pictured: Alan Carr.

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Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow sees the comedian presiding over rebooted versions of much-loved old quiz shows.

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This week it is 80s favourite Bullseye getting the revamp, with a celebrity edition featuring the likes of David Seaman, Angela Griffin and Chris Kamara. 

The trio will be answering the questions while their professional partners throw the darts, and the winning team will have a crack at a £30,000 jackpot for the charity of their choice.

Sunday, 9 May

Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World - 6.30pm Sky One

Jennifer Lopez on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards 2018, Radio City, New York. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Jennifer Lopez is performing at the concert. (Doug Peters/EMPICS)

The Vax Live concert is being held to raise awareness of the COVID vaccine and ensure equitable vaccine distribution around the world.

The event is taking place in the US on Saturday but can be seen on Sky One the following day.

It is being hosted by Selena Gomez and will feature performances from music acts like Jennifer Lopez and the Foo Fighters and appearances by stars including Chrissy Teigen, Ben Affleck and David Letterman.

The Pursuit Of Love – 9pm BBC One

Linda (Lily James), Fanny (Emily Beecham) in The Pursuit of Love (Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited/Robert Viglasky)
Lily James and Emily Beecham star in 'The Pursuit Of Love'. (Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited/Robert Viglasky)

Romantic comedy-drama The Pursuit Of Love has big shoes to fill as it is taking over Line Of Duty’s slot now that the police drama has wrapped.

The series, adapted from the 1945 novel by Nancy Mitford, comes with plenty of buzz – not least because it was what Lily James and Dominic West had been filming in the months before paparazzi photos of them looking very close emerged.

The three-part programme is set in Europe between the two World Wars and follows James’ character Linda Radlett and her romantic adventures.

Cruising with Jane McDonald – 9pm Channel 5

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Fans were thrilled when it was confirmed earlier this month that McDonald would be cruising the open waters once again.

The new series of the popular show sees the presenter embarking on plenty more voyages, starting with a trip to the Caribbean on board a luxury liner.

Jupiter’s Legacy – Netflix

Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel and Ben Daniels in Jupiter's Legacy (Netflix)
Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel and Ben Daniels star in 'Jupiter's Legacy'. (Netflix)

This weekend also sees the arrival of Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix.

The eagerly awaited show is based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitley and follows a new generation of superheroes.

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Their parents have put in the hours keeping the world safe, and it’s now time for them to pass the torch to the younger watch.

The series, which stars Josh Duhamel, is available to stream on Netflix today (Friday).

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