There are some great TV shows and movies available this week which you should put on your watchlist.

Here are the picks of the bunch, gathered from across multiple streaming and TV platforms, including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Sky, Now TV and Amazon Prime Video. Some are part of paid subscriptions, some are available to purchase or rent, and some are free.

There's essentially something for everyone.

So, here are the top shows and films available over the next seven days to give yourself some prime entertainment thrills.

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Election 2019 Live: The Results

  • Where: ITV (ITV Hub)
  • When: Broadcast on 12 December through 13 December

You can't escape it - the UK is having a general election this coming week and it's bound to dominate proceedings. There will be plenty of ways to watch the results unfold, with coverage across the main channels but our pick is ITV's Election 2019 Live almost purely because it'll be the only one with Peston.

The Expanse

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available from 13 December

Season four of the epic sci-fi drama hits Amazon Prime Video this week, which marks a real milestone as it was originally cancelled before being acquired by the streaming and retail giant. The series is based on the novels by James S. A. Corey and is set one hundred years into the future, when mankind has colonised the Solar System and deals with potential hostilities between Earth and Mars.

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Celebrity Juice Christmas Special

  • Where: ITV2 (ITV Hub)
  • When: Broadcast on 12 December

If you couldn't give two hoots about the general election and would rather have a giggle instead, Keith Lemon and his guests, Paddy McGuinness, Gino D'Acampo, Kelly Osbourne and Stacey Solomon, plus team captains Holly Willoughby and Mel C provide plenty of festive shenanigans on same night.

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Vic & Bob's Big Night Out

  • Where: BBC Four (BBC iPlayer)
  • When: Broadcast on 11 December

Those old enough to remember the superb 90s comedy series will no doubt love its return - now in its second series. Yes, it's not quite as good second time around, but there are still some standout moments from two of the best, often surreal comedians around.

Vikings

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

The sixth and final season of one of the best historical dramas around has finally started on Amazon Prime Video (shown on The History Channel in the States). If you haven't caught the series based on real-life norsemen we thoroughly recommend you binge the whole lot in time to settle down for the finale.

And one for the kids...

The Grinch

  • Where: Sky Cinema and Now TV
  • When: Available now

Whether The Grinch needed yet another remake is moot, this is an excellent animated feature from the makers of Despicable Me and great fun for all the family. Are you feeling festive yet? You soon will be.

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