What will happen now Tywin is dead? Will Daenarys finally set her dragons on King's Landing? And has Tyrion shaved his beard off yet? All these burning questions and more should be answered as Game Of Thrones finally returns to our screens. Expect to see major characters crossing paths for the first time, a rising role for religion in Westeros and – naturally – shocking deaths aplenty as season 5 gets underway.
Monday, Sky Atlantic, 9pm
Probably the funniest man alive Louie CK returns for season 5 of his sitcom in which he plays himself. In this opening episode, Louie endures a tough crowd at a benefit gig, then goes home with a model. Expect to laugh, cringe and nod along sagely at the bittersweet wisdom.
Thursday, FOX TV UK, 11pm