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SHANNEN! Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty, ITV2, 8.30pm

Breaking Up With Shannen DohertyFirst of all, a big thank you to richdidnt on the messageboards for drawing our attention to the fact that this show is finally airing on UK television, because otherwise it would've passed us by entirely. It was on two weeks ago, which may have been the series premiere, but then it wasn't on last week because of the Soap Awards, so this is the first time we've actually been able to talk about it. Curse erratic schedulers everywhere!

Anything that brings Shannen Doherty back to our screens is good in our book, especially since we're still smarting over the fact that Brad Kern was too much of a chickenshit fucking hack to invite her back for the series finale of Charmed. While this doesn't give her a chance to flex her acting muscles, it does allow her to be uniquely diplomatic in that so-very-Shannen way of hers, by finding couples who need a little help in splitting up and giving them a few pushes in the right places.

While we can't imagine what sort of headspace you would need to be in to decide "I can't break up with my boyfriend - I'll get Shannen Doherty to do it for me! What a brilliant and utterly foolproof plan!", we're more than happy to sit and watch the inevitably bitchy fallout. In fact, we're still kind of hoping that one of her clients will turn out to be Alyssa Milano's current boyfriend, but maybe that's too much to hope for. Also, the opening titles are ace, just in case that matters to anyone.

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