What To Watch: ‘Happy Valley’ & ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Finales – This Week’s Hot Picks

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TVWise presents our hot picks of must see television for the week ahead.

Even Summer is busy on the television front. To help our readers zero in on those important TV events, TVWise presents the first of our weekly What To Watch features, where our team will point you towards the best of the best.

Things are fairly busy this week, with the return of hit US dramas Unforgettable and CIS: Crime Scene Investigation; as well as new unscripted entry I Wanna Marry ‘Harry and Jack’s on-going hunt for terrorist mastermind Margot Al-Harazi in 12 episode limited event series 24: Live Another Day.

Read on for TVWise’s pick of the seven shows to keep on your radar for the week ahead…

Unforgettable (Sky Living – Monday June 2nd, 10pm)

The second season of the Poppy Montgomery fronted drama hits Sky Living tonight at 10pm. The series does see some re-tooling for season two, with Kevin Rankin, Michael Gaston and Daya Vaidya departing the show; while Dallas Roberts, Tawny Cypress and James Hiroyuki Liao join as new regulars. Season two kicks off with Al (Dylan Walsh) and Carrie (Montgomery) having been promoted to the Major Crimes Division where their first case is to solve a kidnapping case involving an 11 year old girl.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Channel 5 – Tuesday June 3rd, 9pm)

After a long wait, the fourteenth season of CSI: Original Flavour hits UK screens courtesy of Channel 5. The show’s latest run picks up from last season’s cliff-hanger with the CSIs, led by DB Russell (Ted Danson), and Sheriff Ecklie (Marc Vann) pursuing every possible lead to track down the serial killer in time to save Captain Brass’ daughter, Ellie, and Ecklie’s daughter, Morgan.

Happy Valley (BBC One – Tuesday June 3rd, 9pm)

BBC One’s Happy Valley has been the sleeper hit of 2014 – the first drama to truly grip the nation since last year’s Broadchurch or The Fall. The drama comes to a close this week with Tommy plotting to see his son. Meanwhile, the discovery of a double murder scene raises a lot of questions; and things aren’t looking good for the kidnappers with Kevin in custody and Ashley in witness protection.

24: Live Another Day (Sky1 – Wednesday June 4th, 9pm)

The triumphant return of 24 continues this week on Sky1. In this week’s outing, President James Heller has no choice but to accede to Jack’s demands and put him back in the field as he is their best chance of stopping Margot Al-Harazi’s (Michelle Fairley) plans in the wake of her recent demonstration. Meanwhile, with the drones headed towards London, PM Davies (Stephen Fry) has to decided if and how much he can trust President Heller (William Devane).

I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ (ITV2 – Wednesday June 4th, 9pm)

The latest stab from US network Fox at establishing a new reality hit, I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ hits ITV2 this Wednesday with a double-bill. The series, from UK indie Zig Zag, sees 12 American girls competing to win the affection of the man they believe to be Prince Harry. Think The Bachelor: Fake Royal Edition. The series has failed to click with audiences in the states, will it do better for ITV2?

Orange Is The New Black (Netflix – Friday June 6th)

The second season of the Netflix original dramedy hits on Friday June 6th in all territories where Netflix has a presences. As is the streaming giant’s MO, all 13 episodes from the show’s second season will be available from Friday. Also true to form, Netflix are keeping quiet on what to expect from season two. The ensemble cast includes Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew.

Da Vinci’s Demons (FOX UK – Friday June 6th, 10pm)

One of the hidden gems of the multi-channel world, Da Vinci’s Demons wraps it’s second season of FOX this Friday. The stakes have never been higher on the series as Da Vinci seeks revenge for the brutal murder of his Maestro, while Lorenzo must forge an unlikely truce in Naples to defend against the impending Ottoman invasion. The drama has been renewed for season three, with John Shiban on board as the new showrunner