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Monday, 22 October 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

The Witches of Camden have been hexed. Confronting their arch nemeses, the posh Witches of Kensington, isn’t easy but a few champagne cocktails later the two covens seem the best of friends.

However, when Hannah (Hannah Tointon) tries to get a job at Stella’s (Lacey Turner) workplace it seems that bygones are far from bygones. Grace (Phoebe Fox) needs some help getting ready for her date with Joel (James Rastall) – but will he give her that magic feeling? Jude’s (Nina Toussaint-White) wishes for a new boss are answered when Gerry (Jamie Davis) turns up – but is he too hedonistic even for Jude? And when the girls try to get retribution on the Witches of Kensington there are disastrous consequences to their actions.

Sunday, 21 October 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Get a bit more Essex in your life – Sunday and Wednesdays on ITV2.

The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 this Autumn for a seventh series.

Our colourful cast once again welcome you back into their uber glamorous Essex community. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

We pick up the new series as we find out what the cast have been up to over Summer. We also catch up on our numerous lovebirds – Lydia & Tom K, Ricky & Jess, Lucy & Mario, Sam & Joey….and not forgetting Arg & Gemma!

The Only Way Is Essex will be executive produced by Suzanne Readwin and overseen by Lime Creative Director Tony Wood who has worked on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It was commissioned for ITV2 by Kate Maddigan, Commissioner for Entertainment at ITV.

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Bootcamp (1): Thursday 18 October at 9 – 10pm

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. This week the 120 contestants who survived the first audition round on THE X FACTOR will travel to Miami, Florida for “Boot Camp,”. Friends don’t count and it’s every man for himself, as contestants are critiqued not only on their singing, but on their choreography and overall performance style and ability. Viewers also will get to witness backstage rivalries between the singers, and even though contestants are staying in one of the swankiest hotels in South Beach, this is NOT a vacation – at least not for most of them.

Bootcamp (2): Friday 19 October at 9 – 10pm

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. This week the 120 contestants who survived the first audition round on THE X FACTOR will travel to Miami, Florida for “Boot Camp,”. Friends don’t count and it’s every man for himself, as contestants are critiqued not only on their singing, but on their choreography and overall performance style and ability. Viewers also will get to witness backstage rivalries between the singers, and even though contestants are staying in one of the swankiest hotels in South Beach, this is NOT a vacation – at least not for most of them.

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

Audition 5: Thursday 11 October (8 – 10pm)

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. The judges travel between Providence, Greensboro and San Francisco to find the next superstar. Airing on Thursday 11th October at 8pm on ITV2.

Audition 6: Friday 12 October (9 – 10pm)

THE X FACTOR USA returns with a brand new judges line up featuring global pop icon Britney Spears and multi-talented artist Demi Lovato on the judging panel, alongside returning judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. The judges travel between San Francisco and North Carolina to find the next superstar. Airing on Friday 12th October at 9pm on ITV2.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Series six:

Gone Maybe Gone.

Six years after the first Gossip Girl blast rocked the Upper East Side — and viewers at home — GOSSIP GIRL, a one-hour drama about the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, returns for an unforgettable final season.

Season six begins with the Upper East Siders working together to find one of their own. Serena van der Woodsen (series star BLAKE LIVELY) has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can’t imagine where they will ultimately find her. Meanwhile, Blair Waldorf (series star LEIGHTON MEESTER) has offered Chuck Bass (series star ED WESTWICK) her heart, but is her love enough to help him win back his empire? Dan Humphrey (series star PENN BADGLEY), aka Lonely Boy, is writing a new book that promises to make even more trouble than the first, and this time he has no desire to remain anonymous. Nate Archibald (series star CHACE CRAWFORD) is determined to finally reveal the true identity of Gossip Girl, thereby making a name for The Spectator — and himself. Lily van der Woodsen (series star KELLY RUTHERFORD) and Rufus Humphrey (series star MATTHEW SETTLE) turn on one another when Rufus makes a surprising new ally who threatens Lily and her family. And, always ready with a scheme, Ivy Dickens (series star KAYLEE DeFER) is prepared to stir up trouble. Anywhere else it would be too much drama to handle, but this is the Upper East Side. XOXO.

In the sixth season premiere, after a brief encounter abroad, Chuck and Blair make a promise to each other about their relationship … which leaves them once again apart. Dan, with some help from an unlikely ally, Georgina Sparks (recurring guest star MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG), is writing a scathing tell-all book that can only mean trouble. Meanwhile, as the sole head of The Spectator, Nate is making his own decisions and is ready to go up against Gossip Girl. As word spreads that Serena is missing, the gang bands together to find her and are shocked by what they find. Recurring guest stars also include BARRY WATSON (7th Heaven, Samantha Who?) as Steven, ANDREA GABRIEL (Lost) as Amira, ROBERT JOHN BURKE (Person of Interest, Rescue Me) as Bart Bass and SOFIA BLACK-D’ELIA (Skins) as Sage.

Monday, 15 October 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Series four:

Growing Pains:

Based on the best-selling book series, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers, obsessed with the same gorgeous girl, who are battling to control the fate of an entire town.

When Stefan and Damon Salvatore first returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, it was for very different reasons. Yet both brothers were drawn to Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved — in 1864.

After surviving the return of the vengeful Katherine and the wrench she threw into their love triangle, Stefan and Damon would face their greatest challenge yet — the arrival of Klaus, one of the powerful “Original” vampires.

Last season revealed the history of Klaus and the Original family, as well as the surprising friendship Klaus and his sister Rebekah shared with Stefan decades earlier. Klaus’ return led to Stefan’s descent back to his violent “Ripper” ways and as Elena and Damon worked to bring Stefan back from the edge, they struggled with the guilt of their growing bond.

Meanwhile, Klaus found himself irresistibly drawn to Caroline Forbes, forcing Caroline’s boyfriend, Tyler Lockwood, to break his sire bond to Klaus and claim Caroline as his own.

Finally, the life of Alaric Saltzman, Elena and Jeremy’s trusted teacher and guardian, took a terrifying turn when witchcraft — and Bonnie’s unwilling help — turned Alaric into the ultimate vampire hunter.

Season four begins with the knowledge that everything is changing, as Elena and her friends enter the final stretch of high school before graduation sends them off on different paths. But the friends’ bond to their home town of Mystic Falls takes on a deeper meaning when a new villain seems intent on destroying it.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Three single girls are all on the search for their soulmate, 23-year-old air hostess Amy, 29-year-old single mum Sarah and 25-year-old career girl Laura are brought together to whittle down 100 guys to their favourite man – will they find love and a potential future partner along the way or will their return to their lives as singletons?

This week, the girls are back at the house as they get a chance to spend a day with each of their 4 remaining guys, they are to spend 12 hours getting to know each other more. Will love blossom in their home or will the guys be shown the door?

Girlfri3nds, is a new series in which three single women of different ages, life experiences and backgrounds meet for the first time with a common goal— to find true love. As they search for a partner, they will share their lives and emotionally support one another during the dating and decision-making process.

The eight part series hosted by Emma Willis will offer an exciting twist as our singletons face a host of make or break decisions. At the end of each episode, the three girls and their ‘dates’ will decide if they wish to continue seeing each other, but the feeling has to be mutual. Will this be a match made in heaven or just another dating disaster?

The new series will kick-start with an audition in which a hundred men from all over the country ‘pitch’ themselves to the three women. Each of the women will have to select six men who they would like to ‘date’ but the pressure is on as they will have only a few minutes to decide if they would like to get to know them further but will the men feel the same way?

Each week, viewers will follow our singletons as together they embark on a series of dating scenarios with their potential suitors. The series will follow their preparations, nerves and trepidation as they get to know more about the men they have chosen.

With their fate placed firmly in their hands, each episode will culminate with an elimination as their ‘dates’ are whittled down until they have just one decision to make…. will our three single ladies finally meet their Mr Right or will they be left out in the cold?

Monday, 15 October 2012, 10:00PM – 11:00PM

Switch is an upbeat, comedy drama series about a coven of witches living in the heart of Camden. Stella (Lacey Turner), Grace (Phoebe Fox), Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) and Hannah (Hannah Tointon) are best friends trying to make their way in the big smoke – forging friendships, negotiating love lives and beating out career paths. They’re trying to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old rituals, but modern life has its problems. Luckily, with a spell book nestled on the shelf, these girls have got a better chance than most of adding a little bit of magic to their lives.
Episode one:
Stella (Lacey Turner) is in deep trouble. Summoning the girls home with a “Switch” text, she’s desperate to cast a spell to save her skin. Hannah (Hannah Tointon) flies home from India, Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) abandons customers in work while Grace’s (Phoebe Fox) romantic encounter is interrupted. With chaos under control and buoyed by initial success, Stella’s confident enough to stand up to her boss, Janet (Amanda Drew). She gets sacked. The Witches of Camden cast another spell, but rusty after months of being apart, it results in a magical race against time to undo their own mistakes. When Grace’s mum, Gloria (Caroline Quentin), turns up out of the blue Grace is forced to cut the apron strings or be a mummy’s girl forever. Meanwhile commitment-phobe Hannah must choose between life on the road or life with her coven.

Sunday, 14 October 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Get a bit more Essex in your life – Sunday and Wednesdays on ITV2.

The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 this Autumn for a seventh series.

Our colourful cast once again welcome you back into their uber glamorous Essex community. As always, the series will be filmed close to transmission ensuring everything that happens remains as dramatic and explosive as the previous episode.

We pick up the new series as we find out what the cast have been up to over Summer. We also catch up on our numerous lovebirds – Lydia & Tom K, Ricky & Jess, Lucy & Mario, Sam & Joey….and not forgetting Arg & Gemma!

The Only Way Is Essex will be executive produced by Suzanne Readwin and overseen by Lime Creative Director Tony Wood who has worked on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Emmerdale. It was commissioned for ITV2 by Kate Maddigan, Commissioner for Entertainment at ITV.

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 10:00PM – 10:45PM

Comedy panel show which sees TV presenter Holly Willoughby going up against friend and Radio One DJ, Fearne Cotton to see who knows the most about this week’s celebrity news.

Joining the panel On the panel this week is teen pop sensation Conor Maynard, and top comic Chris Ramsey.

Presiding over the whole thing is the irrepressible host, Keith Lemon.

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