Free-to-air TV: Monday, March 18
Someone is always out for revenge.
Revenge, Channel Seven, 8.45pm
Lies, deception, blackmail, betrayal, jealousy and murder - the impossibly tangled web spun by this ripe potboiler continues to grow. People eavesdrop and spy on each other incessantly, characters lurk with evil intent in doorways, and almost everyone is constantly plotting and scheming. At stake are the fates and fortunes of the wealthy Grayson family and the dogged young woman who has vowed to make them pay for the damage they caused her parents. In this episode, Emily (Emily VanCamp) races around trying to put out various fires involving her reform-school pal, Amanda (Margarita Levieva), her fragile mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and oily writer Mason Treadwell (Roger Bart). She glares and glowers a lot, but she's not alone. Meanwhile her former fiance Daniel (Joshua Bowman) makes his play for the top job at Grayson Global as a shadowy group known - hilariously - as The Initiative hovers in the wings.
The Fades: series premiere, ABC2, 9.30pm
It's British and it's bleak but, with a mix of horror story and high-school drama, this six-part BBC series recalls an esteemed American predecessor in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Again, a troubled teen is blessed and cursed with special powers and becomes aware of a previously unsuspected mission in life, to do with battling supernatural predators and becoming a saviour of the human race. In this world, the colour palette is one of dirty browns and greys, and the urban landscape is one of decay. Dead birds drop from the sky and trapped souls, called Fades, haunt the city. Amid this harsh environment, a tormented Paul (Iain De Caestecker) contends with apocalyptic visions and the dawning realisation that he sees dead people, and some of them are lethal.
Bargain Hunt, 7Two, 6.30pm
In his three-piece suit and colourful bow tie, the cheery host of this long-running English antiques show, Tim Wonnacott, comes across like a jolly uncle as he oversees the contest between the red and blue teams at the Royal Welsh Show Grounds. The two-person teams have £300 and an hour to scout three objects for auction. The bigger money-makers win. One for those who enjoy the mild suspense of a trash-and-treasure hunt.
The Biggest Loser: The Next Generation, Channel Ten, 7.30pm
The families get down to some serious training.